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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

2005 CHTA Hemp Conference: Crossing Borders 

Speakers confirmed as industry moves into new territories


REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN - September 13th, 2005 - The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance/ Alliance Commerciale Canadienne du Chanvre (CHTA/ACCC) will be holding its 2005 Conference and Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 29th-30th, 2005 at The Greenwood Inn.

This year's event is split into two parts: CHTA's AGM and Business Meeting will be held on the evening of September 29th, and Annual Conference will be held on the full day of Sept. 30th.

"2005 has been a striking year for industrial Hemp in Canada," says Arthur Hanks, Executive Director, CHTA. "In response to strong prices and robust demand we have seen licensed hemp acreage jump almost to 20,000 acres, both conventional and certified organic. Opportunities are being seized with hemp and this year's conference will have information about all the borders we are crossing: in trade, in food nutrition, fibre development, and the regulatory environment."

Once again, the CHTA annual conference remains an excellent conference opportunities for entrepreneurs, farmers, businesses and scientists involved in the Canadian and North American hemp industry.

Speaker's Roster Includes:

Mohini Sain, University of Toronto (ON) - Modern Fibre Uses and Markets
Gero Leson, Leson and Associates (USA) - Hemp Food Research
Jim House, University of Manitoba (MB) - 2005 Protein Study
Theresa Almonte, SGS Canada, Inc. (BC) - Testing and Analytical Tools
Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp, Inc. (USA) - American Trends and Regulatory Advances
John Baker (ON) - Feral Fibre and its Possible Implications
Katie Greenwood, Health Canada (ON) - Statistical and Regulatory Review
Kevin Friesen/Andrea Hermann, Hemp Oil Canada (MB) - Successful Hemp Crop Production

As well, Representatives from Avanti Polymers (MB), Parkland Industrial Hemp Growers (MB) and Hemptown Clothing Company (BC) will be making presentations on value-added fibre development; The Conference will also feature a panel on hempseed exports and trade issues featuring top hemp traders.

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The CHTA AGM Members Meeting, including elections for Board of Directors, will be held in the evening of Thursday September 29th starting at 7 PM. The Annual Conference will be held on Friday September 30th, beginning at 9 AM. Doors and registration begins at 8 am. The Conference will include a hemp lunch and snacks.

Conference fee is $75 for CHTA/ACCC members and 100 $ for non-members. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Ticket Sales and Preregistration opens August 30th.

The Greenwood Inn http://www.greenwoodinn.ca/winnipeg/home.html is located at 1715 Wellington Avenue, near Winnipeg International Airport (code YWG)

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The nonprofit CHTA's mandate includes market development and advocacy, information creation and distribution, and research. Established in 2003, the CHTA is a national group of hemp processors, marketers, farmers and researchers. Membership is open to all companies active in the Canadian industrial hemp sector. Hemp is our business.

For more information about the CHTA/ACCC and hemp in Canada please see our web sites at http://www.hemptrade.ca and http://www.infochanvre.ca.

For membership inquiries, see our online form at:


For other conference information and all other inquiries please contact:

Arthur Hanks Executive Director, CHTA
Tel: (306) 757-HEMP (757-4367)
Fax: (306) 757-4365
Email: arthur@hemptrade.ca
Web site: http://www.hemptrade.ca

posted by Tom  # 8:04 PM
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