Preliminary Programme: 15th Int. Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

15th Int. Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

12 - 13 June 2018 at the Maternushaus Cologne, Germany:

++ almost 40 participants registered - more than 350 participants from 40 countries expected again ++ largest event on industrial hemp worldwide ++

Dear Experts on Industrial Hemp,

We would like to invite you to the 15th Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), on 12 -13 June 2018 at 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, shivs, seeds and oil as well as cannabinoids. Applications are biocomposites in automotive and construction, textiles, food, food supplements and pharmaceuticals. We are expecting 350 international participants from more than 40 countries – we are looking forward to the biggest event on industrial hemp ever!

Preliminary Programme

1st Day, 12 June 2018 (10-18h) / 2nd Day, 13 June 2018 (9-17h)

Michael Carus
nova-Institut GmbH (DE)
Conference Opening

Country Reports

Mark Reinders 
Cultivation & Processing of Industrial Hemp in Europe

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

Indian Hemp Developing Food and Fibre Market and Data

Tony Budden
Hemporium (ZA)
Status of Industrial Hemp in Malawi and South Africa


Claire Thouminot, Christophe Fevrier
Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Chanvre / HEMP-it (FR)
HEMP-IT, How Support Hemp Development in Europe

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

Hemp Processing

  Pekka Vilppunen 
Arctic Fiber Company Ltd (FI)
Biotechnical Retting of Natural Fibers to High Added Value Products

Textile & Furniture

Pierre Amadieu
DIY Hemp Decorticator to Provide Textile Needs: a Collaborative and a Win-win Approach
Bodil Engberg Pallesen
Danish Technological Institute (DK)
Will a Nordic Production of Sustainable Hemp Textiles be a Reality?

Building & Construction

Eelkje Oldenburger 
HempFlax (NL)
New Innovative Hemp Building Applications
  Dr. Robert Schwemmer
Naporo (AT)
Hemp - the Sound Insulation Facade
Oana Suciu 
Pioneering Hemp 3rd Time - Update on Building with Hemp in Romania


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

Paul Benhaim 
Hemp Foods Australia (AU)
Bringing the Hemp Industry Into a Global Arena
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


  Prof. Giuseppe Cannazza
Scientific committee of Federcanapa (IT)
Cannabidiol (CBD) in Hemp Seed Oil: "Impurity" as a Marker of „Purity"
Boris Banas
The Hemp Cooperative (SK)
Cannabidiol and Cannabis Related Substances: a Brief Update on WHO/UN Review Process


Call for Innovation

For the first time, the Innovation Award "Hemp Product of the Year 2018" 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, 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 hand in their application by end of March 2018. All information and the application form are available at here.

Exhibition Booth Information

You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments, book an exhibition booth including a pin board and a table for only 500 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). Further information at here. Please contact: Mr. Dominik Vogt, phone: +49 (0) 2233-4814-49, email:

Advertisement Information

Your advertisement is included in the digital edition as well as in the hard copy of the conference journal. Maximize your visibility – the digital edition of the leaflet is being sent out to more than 40,000 recipients per e-­mail blast! The price for one page (DIN A 4) is 500 EUR (excl. 19% VAT), half a page costs 300 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). Please contact: Mr. Dominik Vogt, phone: +49 (0) 2233-4814-49, email:

Further Information

The participation fee is 550 EUR (excl. 19% VAT, including lunches, snacks and dinner buffet). Participants will range from cultivation consultants, primary and further processors, traders, mechanical engineers and investors to numerous small and medium-sized enterprises and to international automotive companies and suppliers. Participant list of last years conference is online here. The conference language will be English.

Register now at here.


nova-Institute would like to acknowledge HempConsult (DE) for sponsoring the Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2018”, CANAH (RO), HempFlax (NL), Hempro Int. (DE) and MH medical hemp (DE) as Gold Sponsors, REAKIROLABS (CZ) as Silver Sponsor and CBDepot (CZ) as Bronze Sponsor of the conference.

Don't miss the world's largest event on Industrial Hemp in 2018!

We are looking forward to meeting you in Cologne.

With best regards,

Michael Carus and Dominik Vogt, nova-Institut GmbH