Overall number of participants: 105 from 21 countries

16th EIHA Hemp Conference

5–6 June 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany

Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp applications for fibres, shives, seeds and oil as well as cannabinoids. Applications are biocomposites in automotive and construction, textiles, food, food supplements and pharmaceuticals. We are expecting 400 international participants from 50 countries – we are looking forward to the biggest event on industrial hemp ever!

Topics 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

Call for abstracts and posters

Abstract submission is open now. You are weclcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments. Submit your abstract here as soon as possible.
Want to present a poster? Submit your poster here.

Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2019”

For the 2nd time, the Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2019” will be granted to the young, innovative industrial hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp based products. Call for innovation here!

Exhibition and sponsoring 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. After booking your booth please submit Mr. Dominik Vogt a printable logo and a company profile.

All sponsoring opportunities are available here.


Spectrum of Participants

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

Organiser: nova-Institute

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 30 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 29 regular and more than 140 associate members from 35 countries.


Media Partners

In cooperation with

Innovation Award Sponsor

Conference Leaflet

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Beer on Tap Sponsor


nova-Institut GmbH

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

Important deadlines

Abstract submission
30 April 2019

Award application
30 April 2019

Poster submission
27 May 2019

5 – 6 June 2019