36 top-class Speakers! 15th Int. Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

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

++ Almost 90 participants from 23 countries registered - more than 350 participants from 40 countries expected again ++ Already 18 exhibitors - only a few booth left ++ 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 the 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!

The first day of the conference has a focus on country reports, agricultural, hemp processing, textile and the new Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2018″. The second day is on building & construction, food/food supplements and pharmaceuticals.

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


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

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 (CN)
The Study Situation and Sustainable Development of the Industrial Hemp - Abstract here

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

Indian Hemp Developing Food and Fibre Market and Data

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



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

Hemp Processing

14:10   Pekka Vilppunen 
Arctic Fiber Company Ltd (FI)
Biotechnical Retting of Natural Fibers to High Added Value Products
14:30 Dr. Veronique Troch
HoGent (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
15:10 Coffee Break  


15:40   Sun Yufeng, Tian Yujie
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?

Jan van Dam

Hemp for Sustainable Textile Market Developments

Innovation Award “Hemp Product of the Year 2018″!

Introduction by Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH

16:50   Innovation Award Six nominated companies will present their innovative products.
18:00 Cold Beer on Tap in the Exhibition Space  
20:00 Dinner Buffet  
22:00 Live Musik  
23:00 German Bowling & Bar  

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

Building & Construction

9:00 Eelkje Oldenburger 
HempFlax (NL)
New Innovative Hemp Building Applications
9:20 Oana Suciu 
Pioneering Hemp 3rd Time - Update on Building with Hemp in Romania - Abstract here
Dr. Robert Schwemmer
Naporo (AT)
Hemp - the Sound Insulation Facade



Kim Shukla

10:20   Stefan Nölker-Wunderwald
Hanf-Zeit (DE)
20 Years’ Experience in Growing & Production of Industrial Hemp in Germany
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

Paul Benhaim 
Hemp Foods Australia (AU)
Bringing the Hemp Industry Into a Global Arena
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
12:50 Lunch Break  


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 Peter Welters
Phytowelt GreenTechnologies GmbH (DE)
Gene Editing Methods to Create Hemp Varieties Producing only CBD or THC
16:30   Darwin Millard
ASTM International (US)
Update from ASTM D37: Established Cannabis Products and Relevant Standardization Needs - Abstract here
16:50   Philip Millar
Medical Marijuana Consulting (CA)
17:10 Ernesto Diringuer
CB1 B.V (NL)
Cannabinoids and their Human Metabolites Research Project, a System Biology Approach - Abstract here


Innovation Award

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. We will publish all nominated companies and products soon. Further information here.

Exhibition Booth Information - only a few Booths available!

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 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 leaflet and 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. The conference language will be English.


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