12th Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)     

Invatation

We would like to invite you to the 12th Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), on 20-21 May 2015 at Wesseling near Cologne, Germany: www.eiha-conference.org

++ more than 200 international experts expected again ++ largest event on industrial hemp worldwide ++

The EIHA Conference (http://www.eiha-conference.org) is now established as the largest meeting of experts on industrial hemp in Europe and indeed worldwide. Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp and in other natural fibres and moreover on the applications for fibres, shivs, seeds and oil as well as pharmaceutical applications. 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.

We expect again 200 international participants from more than 30 countries. You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies or developments, book a stand and a bulletin board now for only 200 EUR (plus 19% VAT). Please contact: Mr. Dominik Vogt, phone: +49 (0) 2233-4814-49, email: dominik.vogt@nova-institut.de

Preliminary programme online

1st Day: 20 May 2015: 10 am start, 6:00 pm end

Introduction
John Hobson (Plant Fibre Technology, UK): Welcome and introduction
Michael Carus (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): World-wide Market Data on Hemp and other Bast Fibres - Status and Outlook

Country overview
Rachele Invernizzi (Assocanapa Srl, Italy): The history of the Italian Hemp
David Rosse (Österreichischer Hanf Verband, Austria): The Austrian Hemp Market overview of the Market - Development - Expectations/Perspectives
Hana Gabrielová (HEMPOINT, s.r.o., Czech Republic): Latest Developments on Czech industrial Hemp Market - (Including hemp flowers)
Tony Budden (Hemporium, South Africa): Hemp in South Africa - Feedback and Futures

Harvesting technologies
Jos Popken (GroeNoord Ag&Turf b.v., The Netherlands): Double cut Combine Harvester

Fibres, Bio-Composites & Automotive
(Chairman: Michael Carus, nova-Institut GmbH, Germany)
?Martha Barth (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of different Natural Fibres?

Professor Dr. Jörg Müssig & Nina Graupner
(University of Bremen, Germany): Hemp Fibre Composite - Potentials and Applications?
Dr. Christian Fischer (Bcomp Ltd., Switzerland): The powerRibs – a cost-effective high-tech Solution?
Dr. Hans-Jörg Gusovius (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim, Germany): FENAFA?
Uwe Schnabel (HIB – TRIM PART SOLUTIONS, Germany): New developments on natural fibre injection moulding – without any compounding


2nd Day: 21 May 2015: 9 am start, 6 pm end
Building & Construction
Jorgen Hempel (Hemp Eco Systems, Switzerland): The Building of Healthy Houses and Buildings
John Verhoeven (WUR, The Netherlands): GROW2Build
Paul Rayar (ARCILLA RESEARCH, The Netherlands): Hemp Wood and Fibre, RUBACON Hemp Shelter/House Proposal

Hemp Food
Daniel Kruse (Hempro International GmbH & Co. KG, Germany), Michael Carus, Luis Sarmento (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): New developments on hemp food market and THC Limits for Food and Feed

Cannabidiol (CBD)
Michael Carus (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): Introduction to CBD
Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): The therapeutic potential of cannabidiol - an overview of the state of scientific knowledge from basic research and clinical trials
Dr. Gianpaolo Grassi (CRA-CIN, Industrial Crop Research Center, Italy): Evaluation of CBD content of different varieties and environment conditions to have high concentration of cannabinoids in the plants
Paul Benhaim (Elixinol LLC, Australia): The Wellness Revolution – Hemp Cannabinoids
Peter O. v. Lobenthal (MH Medical Hemp GmbH, Germany): CBD – new developments in production, market and legislation

Further information

For non-members and members the fee for participation is 450 EUR plus 19% VAT (including lunches, snacks and dinner buffet).
EIHA members are also required to pay this fee but they will get a credit voucher of 100 EUR, which will be deducted from the EIHA Membership fee for 2015.
Don't miss the world's largest event on Industrial Hemp in 2015!
We look forward to seeing you in Wesseling!
With Best Regards,
Michael Carus and Dominik Vogt, nova-Institut GmbH

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Organiser

nova-Institut GmbH • Chemiepark Knapsack • Industriestraße 300 • 50354 Hürth • Germany • Phone +49(0)2233-48-14 40 • Fax +49(0)2233-48-14 50 • Internet: www.nova-institut.eu • Managing Directors authorized to represent: Michael Carus and Dirk Schubert • Court of Registration: Local Court of Cologne • Registration No.: HRB Nr. 44144 • VAT-ID: DE 811827699