Theme: Global State of the Halal Certification

April 13, 2018 at Navy Pier, Chicago

CHICAGO, Illinois (March 6, 2018) — IFANCA announces the 20th International Halal Food Conference will be held on April 13, 2018, at Navy Pier in Chicago. Several prominent speakers and influencers from around the globe have been invited to present their views on important aspects of halal certification, trade, and marketing. Representatives of the food industry and IFANCA halal-certified companies will participate in panel discussions. Click to register.

IFANCA has been organizing halal food technical conferences in North America since 1999. This 20th Conference will review the Global State of Halal Certification as speakers from industry, regulators, and academia discuss the global halal landscape and offer experiences and insight into the evolution of the market and regulations.

The shortened format this year will allow attendees to experience the halal lifestyle as the Conference will be held in conjunction with the IFANCA produced Halal Lifestyle Festival, IHeartHalal™. The Festival runs from April 12-15 at Navy Pier, so plan to spend the weekend mingling with halal consumers, participating in the activities, and soaking up the atmosphere.

The official hotel is the W Chicago – Lakeshore. You can book your discounted rooms through the I Heart Halal™ website Getting There link. For questions or for more information, please contact Tooba Ahmed ( We look forward to seeing you.



A nonprofit headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) is a global leader in halal certification and education. Featured in various media including the Wall Street Journal, Prepared Foods magazine, CNBC, and CNN, IFANCA has been promoting halal since 1982. IFANCA was awarded the “Best Halal Related Service Provider Award” by the Halal Journal at the World Halal Forum in 2007 and the “Islamic Economy Award for Compliance and Standardization” at the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES®) in 2013. IFANCA is endorsed by MUI (Indonesia), JAKIM (Malaysia), MUIS (Singapore), and MWL (Saudi Arabia) and is accredited by GAC (Saudi Arabia) and EIAC (UAE). IFANCA halal-certified products are sold in nearly every country of the world. IFANCA’s halal certification expertise covers all food industry categories. For more information about IFANCA, visit


I Heart Halal™

The I Heart Halal festival is the premier event in North America for consumers to experience and connect with all the Halal lifestyle brands they love. Consumers who are embracing both their modernity and their faith in their purchasing decisions will meet and interact with producers and vendors of the products and services they seek and buy. Taking place at the iconic Navy Pier on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL on April 12-15, 2018, consumers and vendors will be dazzled by the sights, sounds, and events, which include: a halal food hall, featuring a variety of halal products; a Grand Bazaar with halal food, fashion, beauty, health & wellness, sports & fitness, banking & finance, and travel products and services; an exclusive opening night party; world-renowned speakers and celebrities; concerts; comedy shows; an elite fashion show; beauty classes; and cooking demos. For more information visit

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