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April 8, 2010
EIHA 7th Conference 2010

Dear Reader,

The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) is pleased to announce to its members, and others who are interested in the world-wide hemp industry, the 7th Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA), which will be held on May 26th-27th, 2010 at Wesseling near Cologne, Germany. More information may be had at:

The HIA is an event partner of the 7th Conference of the EIHA and HIA board members Lawrence Serbin (Hemp Traders) and Anndrea Hermann (Hemp Oil Canada Inc.) will be speaking along with HIA members Michael Bronner (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps) and Hans Fastre (Living Harvest Food). The HIA recommends that you attend this prestigious event.
Background to the Conference

The EIHA Conference is now established as the largest meeting of experts on industrial hemp in Europe and indeed world-wide. Specialists from all over the world will meet in order to exchange information regarding the latest developments in hemp and in other natural fibers and moreover on the applications for fibers, hurds (shivs), seeds and oil. Participants will range from cultivation consultants, primary and further processors, traders, scientists and engineers, and investors to numerous small and medium-sized enterprises and to international automotive companies and suppliers. They all share a common interest in the utilization of hemp fibers, hurds and seeds. The conference language will be English. Over 150 international participants are expected.

If you would like 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:

Preliminary Programme

Country reports

Michael Carus (nova-Institut GmbH, Germany): Topical state of the hemp industry
John Hobson (Hemp Technology Ltd, Great Britain): Hemp Technology Ltd 2010
Prof. Arkom Kanjanaprachot (Maejo University and Royal Project Foundation, Thailand): Hemp production in Thailand
Bodil Pallesen (AgroTech A/S, Denmark): Industrial hemp as organic growth medium in Denmark
Lawrence Serbin (Hemp Traders, USA): Hemp Cultivation and Processing in China

Hemp seeds and oil

Anndrea Hermann (Hemp Oil Canada Inc., Canada): Hemp for Food - an update from Canada
Dr. Michael Bronner (Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, USA): Marketing for hemp soap and cosmetics
Hans Fastre (Living Harvest Food, USA): Hemp foods and Hemp milk from Living Harvest

New products and applications and fibres and shivs

Pierre Amadieu (Sarl Start hemp, France): Hemp fibre reinforced plastics from France
Dr. Mike Lawrence (University of Bath, Great Britain): Characteristics and advantages of hemp-lime construction
Nicolas Meyer (ONYX composites, Germany): Innovative bicycle frame made of hemp and bambus!
Dr. Volker von Drach (ECCO Gleittechnik GmbH, Germany): High performance hemp fibres and industrial applications: brake linings, gaskets, and others
Martin Snijder (GreenGran B.V., The Netherlands): Innovative Natural Fibre Reinforced Bio-Composite Granules for Cradle-to-Cradle Solutions - China in our hands?

Call for Papers

If you would like to present your latest products, technologies or developments, please send the title and an abstract of your presentation to the organizer as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that all participants are experts and specialists within this field. The primary interest is in new and sophisticated topics concerning hemp, natural fibers, technologies and their applications. The time for presentations will be about 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Please send your proposal to Dominik Vogt (

Further information

For non-members the fee for participation is 400 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 2011. Conference registration, program and hotel information may found at:

Organizer of the 7th Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association

nova-Institut GmbH

nova-Institut GmbH
Dominik Vogt
Chemiepark Knapsack
50354 Huerth / Germany
Phone: +49(0)2233-48-1449
About the Hemp Industries Association
The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) represents the interests of the hemp industry and encourages the research and development of new products made from industrial hemp, oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis.
About Vote Hemp
Vote Hemp is a national, single-issue, nonprofit organization dedicated to the acceptance of and free market for industrial hemp, low-THC oilseed and fiber varieties of Cannabis, and to changes in current law to allow U.S. farmers to grow the crop.

Tom Murphy
phone: 207-542-4998
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