National Hemp Conference Builds on Striking Year
- September 28th, 2005 - The Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance/ Alliance Commerciale Canadienne du Chanvre (CHTA/ACCC) is holding its 2005 Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 30th, 2005 at The Greenwood Inn.
The Conference -- open to the trade and public -- will be held on the full day of Sept. 30th at the Evergreen Ballroom at the Greenwood Inn. This year's event is attracting delegates from across Canada, the USA and overseas. Doors will open at 8 AM; session start at 9 AM.
"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."
As with CHTA's past events, this year's show will be great value for those working in the sector and those who are seeking to evaluate opportunities in hemp.Speakers include
:Master of Ceremonies Geof Kime
, Hempline (ON)Darryl Domitric
, Director, Agri-Food Innovation and Adaptation Branch (MB), Introduction RemarksMichael Zhang
, St. Boniface Hospital (MB), Inhibitory effects of Industrial Hemp against AGE formationMohini Sain
, University of Toronto (ON) - Modern Fibre Uses and MarketsGero Leson
, Leson and Associates (USA) - Hemp Food ResearchJim House
, University of Manitoba (MB) - 2005 Protein StudyTheresa Almonte
, SGS Canada, Inc. (BC) - Testing and Analytical ToolsEric Steenstra
, Vote Hemp, Inc. (USA) - American Trends and Regulatory AdvancesJohn Baker
(ON) - Feral Fibre and its Possible ImplicationsKevin 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.
Food and refreshments to be served at the Conference will include Hemp Coffee, Teas, Juice and fresh hemp baking in the morning, a Hemp Lunch with entrees including a choice of a homemade Vegan Lasagne or Chicken a la King. Our afternoon break will see us fortified with Hemp Coffee, Teas and delicious snackbars courtesy of Living Harvest
, Mahem Fuel Bar
and Ruth's Hemp Foods
.Sponsors for this year's event include
: Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps www.drbronners.com
; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada www.agr.gc.caGold Sponsors
: Hemp Oil Canada www.hempoilcanada.com
; Manitoba Harvest www.manitobaharvest.com
; Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/index.shtml
; SGS Canada www.ca.sgs.comSilver Sponsors
: Farmer Direct Cooperative www.farmerdirect.ca
and Nutiva www.nutiva.com
Conference fee is $75 for CHTA/ACCC members and $100 for non-members.
The Greenwood Inn http://www.greenwoodinn.ca/winnipeg/home.html
is located at 1715 Wellington Avenue, near Winnipeg International Airport (code YWG)
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
For membership inquiries, see our online form at:http://www.hemptrade.ca/en/members/sign-up.ihtml
NOTE PREREGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. ADMISSION IS AT DOOR ONLY.
Arthur Hanks Executive Director, CHTA
Tel: (306) 757-HEMP (757-4367)
Fax: (306) 757-4365
Web site: http://www.hemptrade.ca