By virtue of its sustainable approach to economy and agriculture and its multiple applications as food and manufactured products, the hemp sector attracts young generations of farmers, offering a promise of regeneration of rural areas. Moreover, by repatriating manufacturing processes and fostering innovative value chains, the sector could deliver long-term sustainable growth and create highly-skilled jobs across Europe. Experts from all over the world will discuss how to #unlockthepotential of hemp to develop a sustainable economic model that reconciles agriculture, industry and environment.

More concretely, the event will encourage fruitful discussions on hemp farming, fibre processing and biocomposites, with a special focus on how to build a strong value chain, and the future of hemp foods and food supplements. Other topics will include regulation and industry insights – cannabinoids, technology, cosmetics and medicine.   

 

#HempforEurope: emerging opportunities for the Green Recovery will feature diverse speakers, including members of the European Parliament and Commission, farmers, market operators, policy experts and researchers.

AGenda

09:30 - 10:00

Welcome Session and opening speech

Lorenza Romanese Lorenza Romanese Managing Director, EIHA
Daniel Kruse Daniel Kruse President, EIHA

Keynote speech: The potential of hemp in Europe

Adam Jarubas Adam Jarubas Member of the European Parliament

Hemp and the Green Recovery

Catherine Wilson Catherine Wilson EIHA Vice President
11:00 - 12:30

Hemp fibre and the textile sector: Sustainable fashion and the repatriation of the value chain

Moderated by Francesco Mirizzi, EIHA Senior Policy Advisor

Commission’s view on sustainable textiles in the Green Deal policies

Marco Manfroni Marco Manfroni Policy Officer at the European Commission

Towards a Biobased Textile Industry – The Opportunity for Hemp

Lutz Walter Lutz Walter Secretary European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing

Secrets behind premium Hemp brand and Fabrics

Alberto Ziveri Alberto Ziveri CEO and founder of Operacampi, Italy

Smart Material Choices – Gaps and Opportunities

Jonas Eder-Hansen Jonas Eder-Hansen Public Affairs Director, Global Fashion Agenda
12:30 - 14:30

Networking lunch

14:30 - 15:45

Hemp Fibre Processing: Seizing the opportunities of tomorrow

Moderated by Francesco Mirizzi, EIHA Senior Policy Advisor

16:00 - 17:15

Building the value chain: Good practices in the structuring of the sector

Moderated by Francesco Mirizzi, EIHA Senior Policy Advisor

The Value of a vertical integrated hemp company, from seed to roof

Mark Reinders Mark Reinders CEO, Crop Ability North Netherlands

Testing new market applications for hemp in composites

Vincent Placet Vincent Placet Research Engineer - Université Franche-Comté

A 100% hemp yarn made in Occitanie, France: how we are almost there

Mathieu Ebbesen-Goudin Mathieu Ebbesen-Goudin CEO of VirgoCoop, France

Harrison Spinks - How and why we use hemp.

John Horsfield John Horsfield Hemp plant supervisor, Harrison Spinks

Cannabis HUB – Innovation and Knowledge for the cannabis industry

Joan Cruanyes Joan Cruanyes PhD of University of Catalunya, Spain

Cooperation and collaboration to develop the hemp industry as a mainstay of the bioeconomy in Ireland

Kate Carmody Kate Carmody Chairperson of the Irish Hemp Cooperative, Ireland

Whole crop valorization and process innovation for a circular and sustainable hemp-based bioeconomy

Maria Cristiana Moliterni Maria Cristiana Moliterni CREA - Research Centre C for Genomics and Bioinformatics
17:15 - 17:30

Closing remarks

Catherine Wilson Catherine Wilson EIHA Vice President
09:00 - 10:00

Welcome Session

Lorenza Romanese Lorenza Romanese Managing Director, EIHA
09:40 - 10:00

Keynote discussion on the future of agriculture and bioeconomy – The role of hemp

Michael Scannell Michael Scannell Deputy Director-General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission
Francesco Mirizzi Francesco Mirizzi EIHA Senior Policy Advisor
10:00 - 10:50

Hemp farming: Whole plant approach

Moderated by Francesco Mirizzi, EIHA Senior Policy Advisor

10:00 - 10:50

Hemp seed growing in Europe: the role of research and cooperation in the development of the supply chain

Giovanni Gioia Giovanni Gioia CEJA

South Africa: A Dream Denied – Developments in the Regulatory Framework

M Ayanda Bam M Ayanda Bam CEO, BCubed Africa Cannabis Consulting Co-Founder, Friends of Hemp South Africa

From by-product to resource: Industrial hemp flowers as source of essential oil and flavorings

Roberta Ascrizzi Roberta Ascrizzi Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Italy

Building the value chain: develop and certify highly performant hemp genetics

Jacopo Paolini Jacopo Paolini CSO, Enecta

Surviving the storm across the hemp field

Rafael Dulon Rafael Dulon CEO HANF FARM GmbH

Sustaining the development of industrial hemp farming through the valorization of carbon storage: overview and case study

Rémi Cornerier Rémi Cornerier Entrepreneur, Chanvre Eco System
11:00 - 12:30

The future of the hemp food and food supplements sector: Seizing the opportunities of the sustainable food business

Moderated by Lorenza Romanese, EIHA Managing Director

12:30 - 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 - 15:00

Regulatory session: Hemp extracts moving forward

Moderated by Lorenza Romanese, EIHA Managing Director

Overview of CBD products testing

Antonio Conto Antonio Conto Managing Director, ChemSafe

Hemp regulation in the US - Access and barriers

Dannie Elsner Dannie Elsner CEO Charlotte’s Web

Regulatory Challenges for botanicals food supplements in the EU

Livia Menichetti Livia Menichetti Director General of EHPM, the European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers

Regulatory approach to cannabinoids: hemp, botanical extracts and alternatives

Luca Gelardi Luca Gelardi Sales Director nutraceutical ingredients EMEA region
15:00 - 16:45

Global update: Market and regulatory state of play

Moderated by Lorenza Romanese, EIHA Managing Director

Creating the International Hemp Association

Daniel Kruse Daniel Kruse President, EIHA

Hemp food: an emerging market

Daniel Kruse Daniel Kruse President, EIHA

Global Update: Market & Regulatory State of Play (USA)

Joy Beckerman Joy Beckerman Board of Directors, U.S. Hemp Roundtable

USA Hemp Market & Regulatory overview

Rick Trojan Rick Trojan President - Hemp Industries Association

Canadian Industrial Hemp Industry: Market and Regulatory State of Play

Ted Haney Ted Haney President and CEO, Canadian Hemp Trade Asssociation

Latin America Update: Market and regulatory state of play

Lorenzo Rolim da Silva Lorenzo Rolim da Silva President, Latin America Industrial Hemp Association

The applications and demands of hemp textiles

Jason Fung Jason Fung Deputy General Secretary of Chinahemp Alliance, Supply chain manager of Hemp Fortex Industries Ltd
16:45 - 17:00

Closing remarks

Daniel Kruse Daniel Kruse President, EIHA
09:30 - 09:40

Welcome Session

Daniel Kruse Daniel Kruse President, EIHA
09:40 - 10:50

Industry insights & updates: Hemp - farming, food, fibres, shives and technology

Genetic mapping of important agronomic and phytochemical traits in cannabis

Jason Argyris Jason Argyris Researcher at Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) CSIC-IRTA-UABtural Genomics (CRAG)

Hemp Analytics: using data to drive forward positive change in the hemp industry

T:15

Jamie Milton Jamie Milton Software Analytics Consultant & Co-owner, Nature's Data
Jessica Rawnsley Jessica Rawnsley Head of Strategy & Content, Nature's Data

Hemp textiles – challenges and opportunities

Malgorzata Zimniewska Malgorzata Zimniewska Professor at the Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants National Research Institute, Leader of hemp textile research team

The Future Potential of Hemp: Unlocking in the vast diversity of the DNA of the Cannabis species

T:15

Michael Ruckle Michael Ruckle Director of Plant Science, Puregene AG
11:00 - 12:10

Industry insights & updates: Cannabinoids – in food, supplements, cosmetics and medicine

Status Quo of hemp supplements and medicinal Cannabis in Germany

Joscha Kraus Joscha Kraus CEO, Medical Hemp GmbH

The dichotomy between extracted and synthetic cannabidiol

T:15

Cinzia Citti Cinzia Citti Post doctoral fellow at the Institute of Nanotechnology of the National Council of Research (CNR NANOTEC)

The health and well-being effects of neutral and acid forms of cannabinoids

T:15

Tanja Bagar Tanja Bagar CEO and Chairman of the Expert Council of the International Institute for cannabinoids, Slovenia

Phytocannabinomics: an integrated metabolomics approach for cannabis chemovar differentiation based on high-resolution mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, and chemometrics

Andrea Cerrato Andrea Cerrato Ph.D. student at University of Rome La Sapienza
12:10 - 12:30

Closing remarks

Daniel Kruse Daniel Kruse President, EIHA

Speakers

Jason Argyris

Researcher at Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG) CSIC-IRTA-UABtural Genomics (CRAG)

Roberta Ascrizzi

Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Italy

Tanja Bagar

CEO and Chairman of the Expert Council of the International Institute for cannabinoids, Slovenia

M Ayanda Bam

CEO, BCubed Africa Cannabis Consulting Co-Founder, Friends of Hemp South Africa

Joy Beckerman

Board of Directors, U.S. Hemp Roundtable

Kate Carmody

Chairperson of the Irish Hemp Cooperative, Ireland

Andrea Cerrato

Ph.D. student at University of Rome La Sapienza

Cinzia Citti

Post doctoral fellow at the Institute of Nanotechnology of the National Council of Research (CNR NANOTEC)

Antonio Conto

Managing Director, ChemSafe

Rémi Cornerier

Entrepreneur, Chanvre Eco System

Joan Cruanyes

PhD of University of Catalunya, Spain

Rafael Dulon

CEO HANF FARM GmbH

Mathieu Ebbesen-Goudin

CEO of VirgoCoop, France

Jonas Eder-Hansen

Public Affairs Director, Global Fashion Agenda

Dannie Elsner

CEO Charlotte’s Web

Jason Fung

Deputy General Secretary of Chinahemp Alliance, Supply chain manager of Hemp Fortex Industries Ltd

Luca Gelardi

Sales Director nutraceutical ingredients EMEA region

Ted Haney

President and CEO, Canadian Hemp Trade Asssociation

John Horsfield

Hemp plant supervisor, Harrison Spinks

Adam Jarubas

Member of the European Parliament

Joscha Kraus

CEO, Medical Hemp GmbH

Daniel Kruse

President, EIHA

Marco Manfroni

Policy Officer at the European Commission

Livia Menichetti

Director General of EHPM, the European Federation of Associations of Health Product Manufacturers

Jamie Milton

Software Analytics Consultant & Co-owner, Nature's Data

Francesco Mirizzi

EIHA Senior Policy Advisor

Maria Cristiana Moliterni

CREA - Research Centre C for Genomics and Bioinformatics

Jacopo Paolini

CSO, Enecta

Vincent Placet

Research Engineer - Université Franche-Comté

Jessica Rawnsley

Head of Strategy & Content, Nature's Data

Mark Reinders

CEO, Crop Ability North Netherlands

Lorenza Romanese

Managing Director, EIHA

Michael Ruckle

Director of Plant Science, Puregene AG

Michael Scannell

Deputy Director-General, DG Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission

Lorenzo Rolim da Silva

President, Latin America Industrial Hemp Association

Veronique Troch

Lecturer and Researcher, HoGent

Rick Trojan

President - Hemp Industries Association

Simona Vasile

PhD, researcher, HOGENT University of Applied Science and Arts (FTILab+)

Lutz Walter

Secretary European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing

Catherine Wilson

EIHA Vice President

Malgorzata Zimniewska

Professor at the Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants National Research Institute, Leader of hemp textile research team

Alberto Ziveri

CEO and founder of Operacampi, Italy