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Info: Visions and Global Hemp Industry & Country Reports: 16th EIHA Hemp Conference

16th EIHA Hemp Conference, 5–6 June 2019, Maternushaus, Cologne, Germany
++ Almost 140 registered participants from 26 countries - 400 participants expected ++ 30 exhibitors expected ++

Industrial hemp is becoming a big business worldwide, whether CBD, hemp food or building materials. At the oldest and largest industrial hemp conference in the world, countries such as Australia, Canada, Thailand, India, Greece, Romania, The Netherlands and Great Britain will present their growth scenarios and visions. Don't miss the pioneers of a new billion-dollar industry!

Visions and Global Hemp Industry

Michael Carus (DE)
nova-Institut and member of the EIHA advisory board
Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

Lorenza Romanese (BE)
Managing Director of EIHA: Lobbying Actions in Brussels on Hemp Food, CBD and CAP Reform – an Opportunity for the Hemp Sector

Catherine Wilson (UK)
CannaWellness and EIHA board member:  The Future of Hemp

Steve Bevan (US)
GenCanna: Global Hemp Economics

Paul Benhaim (AU)
Elixinol Global: Hemp and Cannabis in a Modern and Changing World

Kehrt Reyher (PL / US)
HempToday: Powering the Industry with Modern Media Tools

Country Reports

Mark Reinders (NL)
HempFlax and president of EIHA: Update on EIHA and the European Hemp Industry

Ted Haney (CA)
Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance: The Canadian Hemp Industry – A Billion Dollar Blueprint

Thiprada Poonsawat (TH)
Kasetsart University: Hemp in Thailand – Current Status and the Coming of Medical Hemp

Rohit Sharma (IN)
Indian Industrial Hemp Association: Indian Hemp Techno Commercial & Market Update

Michalis Theodoropoulos (GR)
KANNABIO Hemp Cooperative: Cooperativism in the Hemp Industry – Prospects and Challenges

Final programme you will find here.

Innovation award "Hemp Product of the Year"

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. Many thanks to HempFlax for supporting the Innovation Award! All six nominated products will be published soon.

Sponsoring and exhibition opportunities

All sponsoring opportunities are available for download here. 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.

Call for posters

Want to present a poster? Submit your application here.

Abou the conference

Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and oil as well as cannabinoids. Applications are biocomposites in automotive and construction as well as textiles, food, food supplements and pharmaceuticals. We are expecting again 400 international participants from more than 40 countries.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the biggest event on industrial hemp ever!

Your nova conference team