17th EIHA Hemp Conference

16 - 17 June 2020, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany


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 and 34 exhibitors.

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.

The hemp and cannabis sector continues to show very great potential, but there are still many barriers to overcome. The conference will not only focus on the latest technologies, market figures and business transactions, but also on joint strategies for achieving fair rules for CBD- and THC-containing products in different sectors.

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

Call for Posters

Want to present a poster? Submit your poster here. Deadline for submission: 30 May 2020

Call for Innovations

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”.

Click here to learn more about the call for innovation! Deadline for submission: 30 April 2020

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.

Exhibition Opportunities

The fee of a booth (6 m2) is 650 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). We provide you with a table, tablecloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. Just book your booth here.

Media Partners



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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.

Innovation Award Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Important deadlines

Innovation Award submission
30 April 2020

Poster submission
30 May 2020

16-17 June 2020


nova-Institut GmbH

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