Final Programme


1st Day, 12 June 2018 (10-18h)


10:00 Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Conference Opening & Chairman

Country Reports


Mark Reinders 
Cultivation & Processing of Industrial Hemp in Europe



Joy Beckerman
Hemp Industries Association (HIA) (US)

Colleen Keahey Lanier
Hemp Industries Association (HIA) (US)

Rick Trojan
Hemp Industries Association (HIA) (US)

U.S. Hemp Progress and Opportunities
11:00 Wang Yu Fu
Institute of Bast Fiber Crops, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) (CN)
The Study Situation and Sustainable Development of the Industrial Hemp - Abstract here

Rohit Sharma
Indian Industrial Hemp Association (IIHA) (IN)

Hemp Pilot Project (Uttrakhand)
& Import Regulations


11:40 Tony Budden
Hemporium (ZA)
Status of Industrial Hemp in Malawi and South Africa
12:00 Lunch Break  


  Chairman: Mark Reinders, HempFlax B.V. (NL)

Christophe Fevrier, 
Claire Thouminot,
Fabienne Mathis

Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Chanvre / HEMP-it (FR)
HEMP-IT, How Support Hemp Development in Europe - Abstract here

Dr. Christina Staginnus 
Police / Polizei Rheinland-Pfalz / LKA (DE)

The Genetic Assessment of Chemotypes - a Fast Method for the Discrimination of Agricultural Cannabis Cultivars – and CANNDAT – an Austrian-German Database Surveying the Distribution of Chemotypes in European Agricultural Hemp - Abstract here

Hemp Processing

  Chairman: Mark Reinders, HempFlax B.V. (NL)
14:10 Pekka Vilppunen 
Arctic Fiber Company Ltd (FI)
Biotechnical Retting of Natural Fibers to High Added Value Products - Abstract here

Dr. Veronique Troch & 
Myréne Vanderhoeven

University College Ghent (BE)

“Own Grown Hemp”: Optimisation of Hemp Fibres Quality for Textile Applications through an Integrated Chain Approach - Abstract here
14:50 Pierre Amadieu
DIY Hemp Decorticator to Provide Textile Needs: a Collaborative and a Win-win Approach - Abstract here
15:10 Coffee Break  


  Chairman: Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
15:40 Yujie Tian
Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences (CN)
The Application and Market Development of Hemp Textile Industry in China - Abstract here
16:10 Bodil Engberg Pallesen
Danish Technological Institute (DK)
Will a Nordic Production of Sustainable Hemp Textiles be a Reality? -  Abstract here

Dr. Jan van Dam

Hemp for Sustainable Textile Market Developments

Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2018″!

Introduction by Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

  Chairpersons: Michael Carus & Dr. Asta Partanen, nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Hemp Textiles and Biocomposites

16:50 Dr. Milena Aleksandrova
Konoplex Ltd. (RU)
Non-woven insulation for textiles “Konoplex”
17:00 Henrik Rendbøll
Møllerup Brands A/S (DK)
Tiny Garden Root Gift Set
17:10 Vaniek Colenbrander
Van.Eko (NL)
Be.e (Electric Scooter)

Hemp Cosmetics

17:20 Tereza Medina
Annabis, s.r.o. (CZ)
Balcann organic hemp ointment
17:30 Daniela Sfrija
Canah International SRL (RO)
17:40 Henrik Rendbøll
Møllerup Brands A/S (DK)
Stress Relief Facial Oil

Hemp Food

17:50 Dainis Šenbergs
SIA Baltic NFS (LVA)
Latvian Hemp Halva
18:00 Stefan Nölker-Wunderwald
Hanf-Zeit (DE)
18:10 Henrik Rendbøll
Møllerup Brands A/S (DK)
Organic Hemp Mustard
18:30 Cold Beer on Tap in the Exhibition Space  
20:30 Dinner Buffet  
21:30 Innovation Award Ceremony  
22:00 Live Music & German Bowling & Bar  

2nd Day, 13 June 2018 (9-17h)

Building & Construction

  Chairwoman: Dr. Asta Partanen, nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Eelkje Oldenburger 
HempFlax BV (NL)

Gertjan Bruins
HempFlax BV (NL)

New Innovative Hemp Building Applications
9:20 Oana Suciu 
Pioneering Hemp 3rd Time - Update on Building with Hemp in Romania - Abstract here
Robert Schwemmer
Naporo (AT)
Hemp - the Sound Insulation Facade - Abstract here


  Chairman: Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH (DE)

Russ Crawford
Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance (CHTA), Canada (CA)

Canada Legalizes Cannabis – What Now? - Abstract here
10:20 Stefan Nölker-Wunderwald
Hanf-Zeit (DE)
20 Years’ Experience in Growing & Production of Industrial Hemp in Germany - Abstract here.
10:40 Coffee Break  

Rafael F. Dulon 

Superfoods and Food Supplements Based on Hemp Seed and Leaves. New Developments and Latest Trends.


Daniela Sfrija 
Canah International SRL (RO)

Daniel Kruse
Hempro Int. GmbH & Co. KG (DE)

Quality Management of Hemp Grains - Abstract here

Paul Benhaim 
Hemp Foods Australia (AU)
Bringing the Hemp Industry Into a Global Arena - Abstract here
12:10 Gerhard Rieglsperger
oil press GmbH & Co. KG (DE)
From the Technology to the End Product - Processing Hemp Seeds - Abstract here
12:30 Daniel Kruse
HempConsult (DE)
Market data on Hemp Food and CBD – Key Markets and Indicators for a Growing Industry: Special on Hemp Seed Pricing Worldwide - Abstract here
12:50 Lunch Break  


  Chairman: Boris Banas, The Hemp Cooperative (SK)
14:20 Michael Carus
EIHA / nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Reasonable Guidance Values for THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) in Food Products and Feed
14:40 Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
FAAAT think & do tank (ES)
Cannabidiol and Cannabis Related Substances: a Brief Update on WHO/UN Review Process
15:00 Tomas Sadilek
International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) (CZ)
CBD and its Regulation at National and International Level - Current State and its Future
15:20 Prof. Giuseppe Cannazza
Scientific committee of Federcanapa (IT)
Cannabidiol (CBD) in Hemp Seed Oil: "Impurity" as a Marker of „Purity" - Abstract here
15:40 Coffee Break  
16:10 Dr. Peter Welters
Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH (DE)
Gene Editing Methods to Create Hemp Varieties Producing only CBD or THC - Abstract here
16:30 Darwin Millard
ASTM International (US)
Update from ASTM D37: Established Cannabis Products and Relevant Standardization Needs - Abstract here
16:50 Phillip Millar
Medical Marijuana Consulting (CA)
Lessons Learned from Canada's Adoption of Medical Marijuana - Abstract here
17:10 Ernesto Diringuer
CB1 B.V (NL)
Cannabinoids and their Human Metabolites Research Project, a System Biology Approach - Abstract here
17:30   Panel Discussion on Cannabinoids, Chairman: Michael Carus