The wave has finally reached Spain. After several years hearing the concerns of this growing sector, 2019 will be the year to welcome the first major Cannabis Industry and CBD Congress to Spain. The first event will take place on April 26, 2019 and it will be called HEMP BUSINESS DAY.
This new event will take place within the framework of the Expogrow Fair, which for the eighth consecutive year will bring together the entire sector dedicated to the industry of cannabis and industrial hemp during the 26th, 27th and 28th of April at the Arena of Ficoba in the Guipuzcoan town of Irún.
HEMP BUSINESS DAY (HBD) aims to become the leading International Reference Congress of Industrial Hemp and the CBD in Southern Europe. HBD's commitment to this emerging and growing industry is 100% and its main objective is to offer honest first-hand information in all areas from legal to commercial and technical.
Hand in hand with international specialists in the sector, and leading companies operating at a global level, the different talks programmed in the HEMP BUSINESS DAY (HBD) will look deeply into all matters related to hemp and CBD, giving an insight in matters related to the regulation of this industry and the various opportunities that it currently offers at a national and international level. Applications in industries such as food, cosmetics, medicine, construction and bioenergy, plus trends and opportunities will be some of the issues addressed during the day, which will take place in morning and afternoon sessions between 9am and 5pm. The congress will have simultaneous translation and access for people with reduced mobility. (Limited capacity)
Among the confirmed guests are GIANPAOLO GRASSI, chief investigator of CREA-CI, the only Italian research center with official permission of the Ministry of Health to produce cannabis on a large scale for research purposes. Grassi obtained the first three varieties of industrial hemp in Italy. SHAWN HAUSER, industrial hemp specialist of the North American law firm Vicente Sederberg, experts in helping companies negotiate the line between state and federal laws, licenses, commercial representation, etc. Shawn is an international leader in this market. BORIS BANAS, activist and businessman, who helped press the Slovak government to adopt the EU rules related to the cultivation of hemp. Co-founder of Hemp Seed Oil Europe Ltd, leading supplier of bulk hemp seeds for various industrial sectors. TOMAS SADILEK, Director of Government Affairs, International Cannabis and Cannabinoid Institute, who has extensive experience in the field of legal and illegal drugs.
They will be joined by CARL MARTEL, scientist and researcher, who studied and developed a system of post-harvest management and value added agricultural waste products, and SIMON ANDERFUHREN, Swiss group of research in addictions. Professor and postdoctoral researcher in international relations. He is one of the best qualified professionals to explain the CBD situation in Switzerland, one of the countries leading progress towards regulation of this cannabinoid in Europe, outside of the EU.
Tickets to the congress will allow holders to attend the three days of the EXPOGROW Fair, which will take place on the 26th, 27th and 28th of April at the same Ficoba arena
The organization is grateful for the interest and confidence shown by the CANNA Foundation, whose knowledge that this type of informative event is important for advancement of these industries, leads them to support the Congress as its main sponsor.
Professionals, companies and people interested in attending the HEMP BUSINESS DAY (HBD) must register through the official website: www.hempbusinessday.com
Friday, April 26 in the auditorium of Ficoba
Open enrollment period
Table 1 - 09.30h-10: 30h
"The cannabis industry for non-psychoactive purposes: trends and market estimates 2020-2030"
Table 2 - 10.30h-11.45h
"Developments in the CBD and hemp markets of Europe and the world: Food, cosmetics, e-liquids and medicines"
Table 3 - 11.45h-12.45h
"Derivatives of hemp, new technologies and sustainability; Technical challenges and market opportunities: Fibers, construction, bioenergy infrastructures and composite materials "
Table 4 - 13.30h - 15.00h
"Legality of industrial hemp nationally and internationally"
Table 5 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
"Approval of the Epidiolex and implantation of the Farm Bull: new perspectives in the USA"
Table 6 - 4.15pm - 5.30pm
"Quality control in products derived from hemp and CBD: laboratories, regulations and quality management systems"