Important WHC 2015 deadlines

  • Abstract submission: May 25th
  • Early registration: July 30th
  • Registration: August 15th
  • Press conference #1: end of July
  • Press conference #2: mid August
  • Official opening ceremony of WHC 2015: August 22nd

Please visit also www.world-hemp-congress.com.

Location - where is hemp?

WORLD HEMP CONGRESS Slovenia, 22.8. -27.8.2015
Education, research, competition, fair, professional workshops, seminars, socializing, live broadcast to more than 80 countries...

The event will take place in Gornja Radgona, Slovenia at AGRA fair, see map for detailed information.

Ljubljana international Airport (Jože Pučnik) and Maribor airport are both connected to many European cities. Beside the national carier Adria Airways there are many different European companies flying in. Nearby airports are Vienna (A), v Graz (A), Klagenfurt (A), Salzburg (A), Venice (I), Trieste (I) and Zagreb (CRO). Check other options on your arrival to Slovenia in USEFUL INFORMATION.

 

WHC2015 program (speakers only)

WORLD HEMP CONGRESS 2015 - GLOBAL HEMP GREEN ECONOMY

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICAL EXCHANGE OF EXPERTISE - TIMETABLE:

9.00 CEST WHC15 SPEAKERS PRESENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL LECTURES
11.00 CEST – Coffee break
11.30 CEST WHC15 SPEAKERS PRESENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL LECTURES
13.00 CEST – Lunch break

24.8.2015

HEMP TECHNOLOGY, IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS OPTIMIZATION AND INNOVATION FOR THE MODERN PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING OF INDUSTRIAL HEMP

  • Mr. Dejan Židan M.Sc. Minister Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food  Republic of Slovenia
    Major shifts in the Slovenian hemp legislation and plans for the future
  • Mr. Daniel Kruse / EIHA / GERMANY
    European Industrial Hemp Association work and its contribution to the GLOBAL HEMP GREEN ECONOMY
  • Mr. Andrea Petrović M.Sc. / CROATIA
    Importance of hemp innovation in global green economy
  • Ms. Inst. Ms. Anndrea Hermann M.Sc., P.Ag, B.GS / USA / CANADA
    US Variety Trials & Hemp Food Production & Pedigree seed production, Hemp Agronomics
  • Mr. Valerio Zucchini / ITALY
    Equipment for production and processing of hemp in reference to the green economy
  • Mr. Richard Rose / Colorado USA
    Vision of a Hemp Foods Future  to GLOBAL HEMP FOOD INNOVATION
  • Mr. Daniel Kruse / EIHA / GERMANY
    New Data on Hemp Food - EU, North-America and China 
  • Ms. Majda Robič / SLOVENIA
    International hemp projects - challenge for the related development of the global green economy


25.8.2015

NEW APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF NEW HEMP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS, IMPLEMENTING PROCESSES AND INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Technology Republic of Slovenia
    Opportunities of funding hemp economic development projects
  • Mr. Sasa Vidović B.Sc & Mr. Dr. Vladimir Sikora / SERBIA
    Serbian industrial hemp production and development
  • Mr. Makoto Matsumaru / JAPAN
    A History of Hemp in Japan and future
  • Mr. Richard Rose / Colorado USA
    New Investments in Hemp bussines as new hemp products, hemp technologie
  • Mr. Marijn Roersch van der Hoogte / GERMANY
    The Hempseed-Harvesting-Machine-Project (Crowdfunding)
  • Mr. Sumit Shah / INDIA
    Green Hemp Economy and Hemp Technology in India
  • Mr. Derek Kesek / COSTA RICA / CANADA
    World’s First Plane Made Out of Hemp Flies
  • Mr. Charles B. Kovess / AUSTRALIA
    How to decorticate hemp without retting: the breakthrough technology of Textile & Composite Industries, Australia
  • Mr. Francesco Perozzo M.Sc. Architecture / ITALY
    Innovative and triple boottom line supply chain based on integrated management: Design implications and key factors for dual crop hemp to target the food and building industry
  • Mr. Doug Fine / New Mexico, USA
    Global hemp green economy a good challenge for policy makers, economists and development elite
  • Mr. Matjaž Grkman, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Republic of Slovenia
    The current status of industrial hemp in Slovenian agriculture predictions for the future and procedures for the legal production of hemp

26.8.2015

HEMP IN NEW BUSINESS CHALLENGES AS A RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE AND ITS IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Ministry of Economic Development and Technology Republic of Slovenia
    Opportunities of fonding hemp economic development projects
  • Mr. Andrej Poljanec / SLOVENIA
    Don't go green without EU funding!        
  • Institut Jožef Štefan / SLOVENIA
    Enterprise Europe Network
  • Mr. Paul J. von Hartmann / California Cannabis Ministry / USA
    CANNABIS vs. CLIMATE CHANGE ~ Globalizing "essential civilian demand"
  • KonopKo, Slovenian Hemp Cooperative Team / SLOVENIA
    Konopko Co-op, or how you'll learn to love hemp - Hemp cooperative, our vision, passion and developments in hemp growing and processing in Slovenia

 

CANNABIS IN MEDICINE

  • Ministry of Health Republic of Slovenia
    The Future of Medical Cannabis in Slovenia
  • Mr. Tjalling Erkelens / NETHERLANDS
    Cannabinoids as tools for doctors and standardization of cannabis as medicine
  • Mr. Paul Benhaim / AUSTRALIA
    Cannabinoids and health
  • Mr. Dušan Nolimal, MD.,MSPH, Specialist in Public Health / SLOVENIA
    Science, ethics and politics in classifying the danger of Cannabis sativa
  • Mr. Richard Rose / Colorado USA
    Endangered Medicinal Cultivars & Cannaceuticals and Cannabiotics & CBD Hemp
  • Mr. Boris Banas / UNITED KINGDOM / SLOVAKIA
    Legal status of cannabinoids in end-user products on EU market

 

Read more details on speakers here.

What else to expect at WHC2015:

  • New technology, innovations and research in global hemp industry
  • Hemp in international economy
  • New and innovative hemp products
  • Good praxis of hemp cultivation/processing
  • Global Hemp Food/Technology Innovation Competition
  • Proffessional workshops
  • WHC film festival
  • WHC marketplace
  • Lots of cultural programme (harvesting ceremony, hemp fashion show, ancient hemp technology ethnological exhihibition…)

 

Please find more information on programme, including events related to WHC2015, here.

 

Invitation to Innovators

Present your innovation via video conference/live stream to a global interested public!

The project’s aim is to put into force innovation activities as a motivating force of international sustainable development of economy, promoting entrepreneurship and agriculture. For this purpose we announce Tender for gathering of applications for granting awards and diplomas for the GLOBAL HEMP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION in order to develop, set in the high-tech industry, the implementation system of products from industrial hemp. The winner will be awarded the title GLOBAL HEMP INNOVATOR.

In order to develop, set in the high healthy hemp food and organic culinary intended for general public consumption we organize GLOBAL HEMP FOOD INNOVATION intended for professional chefs whose intention is to publicly present their cooking and food products. In the framework of this competition we are presenting you with the opportunity to present and offer your hemp food products for sale. Please refer to Invitation to manufacturers and (re)sellers of hemp food products published under Call for Global Hemp food innovation.

You are kindly invited to join us in the field of new products, suggestions, inventions, improvements in the world of hemp and investments and likewise present your work to business angels, investors and to the wider business world in search of novelty with the purpose of implementing it and upgrading it and are in in this respect also prepared to support it financially.

COMPETITION IS ORGANIZED FOR THE FOLLOWING FIELDS:

  1. GLOBAL HEMP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION, HEMP MATERIALS, HEMP PRODUCTS, HEMP TECHNOLOGY, CANNABIS MEDICINE PRODUCTS, where new development achievements and innovations in a specific field are to be presented
  2. HEMP FOOD INNOVATION - CHEF'S COMPETITION

 

Technology innovations can this year be presented live on the spot or via live-streaming which is a novelty of this years’ World Hemp Congress Slovenia.

To apply please complete the respective Application forms below.

APPLICATION FOR GLOBAL HEMP INNOVATION, HEMP MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, TECHNOLOGY, CANNABIS MEDICINE PRODUCTS
INFORMATION ON THE INNOVATION AND AUTHOR/AUTHORS
APPLICATION FOR HEMP FOOD INNOVATION - CHEF'S COMPETITION
INFORMATION ON THE PROPOSED HEMP FOOD A LA CARTE MENU TO BE PREPARED AND PRESENTED AT THE WORLD HEMP CONGRESS – SLOVENIA 2015

Speakers

Call for WORLD HEMP CONGRESS Speakers

WHC Team invites you in WHC2015 event as professional lecturers for spreading your experience in to the public through live transmissions on social media, where was WHC14 placed in front of 50 million audience to be transferred to the voice of the hemp globally.

Together with you we will be even better. Welcome.

Please find application form and return the completed form no later than Monday May 25th 2015 at 6.00pm CET via e-mail info@world-hemp-congress.com; for the purposes of publishing quality literature for the WORLD HEMP CONGRESS – Slovenia 22.08. – 27.08. 2015 on time!

WORLD HEMP CONGRESS team expresses their thanks for your cooperation.
We are honored to be working with you!

Welcome to Slovenia.

BASIC PROPOSAL INFORMATION ON THE SPEAKER
PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR LITERATURE AND PUBLICATION

WHC 2015 organizers

Društvo zeliščarjev Pomurje

Konopko Cooperative, Cooperative for the sustainable development of producing and processing hemp

Registration fees

Package price for three-days

400 EUR - LEGAL ENTITIES
200 EUR – INDIVIDUALS

Single day price

80 EUR

First minute registration (until July 30th): extra 7% discount.
Fill in the registration form now.

LOCAL VISITORS, MEMBERS (CO-FINANCED BY KONOPKO COOPERATIVE)

Konopko Cooperative, Slovenian Cooperative for the sustainable development of producing and processing hemp, is co-financing registration fee for Konopko members and local visitors for early registration by June 30th. Just fill in the registration form as soon as possible and take this great opportunity! All prices are VAT incl.

Package price for three-days

150 EUR - LEGAL ENTITIES
79 EUR - INDIVIDUALS

Price per day

35 EUR - REGULAR TICKET
20 EUR - STUDENTS, SENIORS

Fill in the registration form now.

Registration

Accommodation - where to stay?

We will be more than happy to suggest you accomodation during your stay in Slovenia. At the moment we are still looking to suggest you nice and pleasent domestic accomodation (i.e. familiy hotels and apartments) but of course some nice hotels in close area could be a good choice.

Feel free to check it out!

RADENCI HEALTH RESORT (6 km)

http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/radenci/about-the-radenci-health-resort-

HOTEL TERMAL Moravske Toplice - Sava Hotels & Resorts  // Terme 3000 Moravske Toplice (22 km)

Phone: +386 2 512 22 00 / +386 2 512 22 80 / Fax: 00 386 2 548 16 07 / E-mail: info@terme3000.si
http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/destinations/moravske-toplice/

HOTEL LIVADA PRESTIGE *****  - Sava Hotels & Resorts // Terme 3000 Moravske Toplice (22 km)

Phone: + 386 2 512 22 00 / Fax: 00 386 2 548 16 07 / E-mail: info@terme3000.si
http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/sl/nastanitve/terme-3000-moravske-toplice/hotel-livada-prestige/

HOTEL LIPA Lendava - Sava Hotels & Resorts // Terme Lendava d.o.o. (48 km)

Phone: +386 2 577 41 00 / Fax: 00 386 2 577 44 12 / E-mail:  info@terme-lendava.si  /
http://www.sava-hotels-resorts.com/en/destinations/lendava

We ask you kindly to book your accommodation as soon as possible due to limited capacities. When booking please mention you are attending World Hemp Congress 2015.

 

Useful information - travel to Slovenia

By air

Ljubljana international Airport (Jože Pučnik) and Maribor airport are bothconnected to many European cities. Beside the national carier Adria Airways there are many different European companies flying in. Nearby airports are Vienna (A), v Graz (A), Klagenfurt (A), Salzburg (A), Venice (I), Trieste (I) and Zagreb (CRO).

More information

By car

Good roads and short distances present the best way to explore the beauties of Slovenia. You need a vignette for motorways. The lights are obligatory also during the day.

More information

By train

Slovenia is well connected also by rail with neighbouring countries and is also a part of Eurail Global Pass.

More information

 

Contact us

WORLD HEMP CONGESS OFFICE
e-mail: info@world-hemp-congress.com
Telephone: ++386 41 244 036
Fax: +386 59 04 81 40 

Konopko Cooperative, Cooperative for the sustainable development of producing and processing hemp, z.o.o., social enterprise
Lindek 22, 3213 Frankolovo, Slovenia
Telephone: +386 590 11 238, Fax: +386 590 11 235
E-mail: david.gersak@konopko.si | www.konopko.si

Please visit also www.world-hemp-congress.com

World Hemp Congress 2013/2014 - overview

World Hemp Congress 2014

World Hemp Congress 2013

 

The main objective set by the organizers of the WORLD HEMP CONGRESS Slovenia 2012 | 2013 | 2014 Lendava, Slovenia is to connect highly qualified experts in the field of hemp and to educate as well as raise awareness among the worldwide public. Another objective is to encourage development and gather GLOBAL HEMP INNOVATIONS in the fields of HEMP MATERIALS/HEMP PRODUCTS/HEMP TEHNOLOGY/MEDICAL CANNABIS PRODUCTS/HEMP FOOD PRODUCTS etc., in order to promote  use of hemp throughout the world and remove the stigma being placed on this wonderful plant, which provides humankind with a wide range of healthy products and the possibility for a rapid soothing of the climate change.

With the WORLD HEMP CONGRESS Slovenia 2012 /13 we have for the first time in the history connected the world's population and experts on the respective field with the objective of raising awareness and encourage research, development, cultivation, processing and use of hemp and its’ products. The money raised is intended to support further development of innovations, development of the hemp branch, international professional education and above all the establishment of the Project European Technology Development Centre of the Industrial Hemp, its’ introduction to operation in the framework of social entrepreneurship.

The WORLD HEMP CONGRESS – Slovenia premiered in 2012 and had the audience of more than 12.400 viewers via electronic connections worldwide from 36 countries all over the world. We proudly hosted numerous heads of state, Nobel laureates, many from the world of celebrities, experts in the field of production and processing of hemp and the general public.

The WORLD HEMP CONGRESS 2013 was broadcasted via LIVESTREAM to more than 17 million viewers from at least 72 different countries around the world. The viewers and participants were able to learn more about the opportunities and drawbacks of cannabis. The subject was presented in six thematic sections. At the WORLD HEMP CONGRESS in 2013, the HEMP GLOBAL INNOVATION competition was introduced for the first time. We have also joined the global project – Breaking The Taboo and 24 Earth Hour, this way attempting to climb insurmountable mountains on our journey to achieving our goals in the field of cannabis worldwide.

Thank you once again to all WHC visitors, speakers, sponsors and partners. A special thanks goes to the WHC team.

We enable inclusion of the world's most prominent hemp experts into an event broadcasted via LIVESTREAM thus providing a platform for active participation and cooperation in the event around the world.

In the framework of a diverse program we are going to select the winner of the GLOBAL HEMP INNOVATIONS of the WORLD HEMP CONGRESS 2014 in the fields of technology and food. Participants are going to be given the opportunity to participate in many instructive lessons, form business contacts, to discuss various opportunities and challenges in the respective field and much more.

Please visit also www.world-hemp-congress.com.