Already 219 registered participants from 35 countries.

Save the date: 15 -16 June 2021: 18th EIHA Hemp Conference

The EIHA Hemp Conference is the biggest event on industrial hemp worldwide. A new all-time record was set in 2019 with 415 participants from 49 countries.



Three winners have been elected!


The conference is the largest business meeting for all sectors of the hemp and cannabis industry, bringing together professionals from around the world to discuss the latest developments in hemp applications for fibres, shives, seeds and oil and cannabinoids. Applications include automotive and construction, biocomposites, textiles, feed & food, food supplements and pharmaceuticals. Please find the final programme at

17th EIHA Hemp Conference will take place as interactive online webcast.

Participants who booked earlier in the year will be refunded the difference to the online rate. Exhibitors will of course also get their stand fees back.

We have just had very good experiences with the online version of our “Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers”: On three days 50 speakers gave their presentations online and the participants asked almost 200 questions, of which all could be discussed. The reactions of the participants and speakers were extremely positive and everyone was delighted that we offered this form of exchange.
This experience encourages us to make “17th EIHA Hemp Conference” an equally successful online event, if we can't host the conference in Cologne.

Be there and don't miss this unique and high-profile exchange in June!

Focus of the Conference:

  • CBD as Food Supplement and Pharmaceutical
  • Hemp Seeds, Oil and Protein for Food and Feed
  • Fibres & Shives for Construction, Biocomposites, Insulation and Textiles
  • Latest Technologies, Market Figures and Business Transaction
  • Joint strategies

Spectrum of Participants

  • Agriculture
  • Engineers
  • Food and Feed Industry
  • Natural Fibre Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Research and Development
  • Traders and Investors

Hemp Product of the Year

For the 3rd time, the Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year” will be granted to the young, innovative industrial hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products. Hemp products could be hemp food & feed, pharmaceuticals, textiles, biocomposites, construction and insulation material and many more. The focus of the award is on new developments within these business areas. Producers and inventors of innovative industrial hemp products are invited to submit their application for the Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year”. All six nominated companies will be published very soon!

Click here to learn more about the innovation award!

Sponsoring Opportunities

Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcome as a sponsor of the conference! All sponsoring opportunities are available here.

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nova-Institute is a private and independent research institute, founded in 1994; nova offers research and consultancy with a focus on bio-based and CO2-based economy in the fields of food and feedstock, techno-economic evaluation, markets, sustainability, dissemination, B2B communication and policy. Every year, nova organises several large conferences on these topics; nova-Institute has 35 employees and an annual turnover of more than 3 million €. Get the latest news from nova-Institute, subscribe here.

In cooperation with: European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

EIHA is the industry association of the European hemp industry. Members are companies, which perform the processing or trading of hemp straw to fibres and shives or hemp raw material like fibres, shives, seeds or flowers. EIHA was founded as an association of the members of the European Hemp Industry. Founded in 2005, EIHA today has 70 regular and 100 associate members from 35 countries.

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Important deadline

Online Conference
16-17 June 2020


nova-Institut GmbH

Mr. Dominik Vogt
Chemiepark Knapsack
Industriestraße 300
50354 Huerth / Germany
Phone: +49(0)2233-48-1449
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