The 15th International Conference of the European Association of Industrial Cannabis

The 15th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)

June 12-13, 2018, the 15th International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA) took place. The meeting took place in Cologne, Germany. 340 participants from 41 economically developed countries of the world are registered. The company “ORGANIC FACTORY” also took part in this conference.

Presentations by speakers were systematized on the following topics: hemp industry in the world, agricultural technologies, processing technologies, textiles and knitwear, construction, food, cannabinoids.
The following representatives of the hemp business made their presentations:

Hemp industry in the world

Mark Reinders, Netherlands “Cultivation and processing of low-cannabis hemp in Europe”

Rohit Sharma, India “Analysis of the development of hemp markets for food and textiles in India”

Tony Budden, South Africa “The status of cannabis in South Africa and in Malawi”

Agricultural technologies

Claire Thouminot, France “How Europe supports the development of cannabis cultivation”

Christina Staginnus (Germany) “Genetic evaluation of cannabis genotypes. CANNDAT – Austro-German study of genotypes of technical hemp in Europe ”

Processing technologies

Pekka Vilppunen, Finland “Biotechnical regeneration of natural fibers for products with high added value”

Textiles and knitwear

Pierre Amadieu, France “Decortication of hemp fibers for the textile industry”

Bodil Engberg Pallesen, Denmark “Will the Scandinavian manufacture of hemp text become a reality”


Eelkje Oldenburger, Netherlands “Innovative developments in the preparation of hemp raw materials”

Robert Schwemmer, Austria “The use of cannabis for the thermal insulation of building facades”

Oana Sukiu, Romania “Repairs and construction with cannabis in Romania”


Rafael Dulon, Germany “Superfoods and nutritional supplements based on the seeds and leaves of cannabis. New developments and modern trends ”

Daniela Sfrija, Romania “Quality management of cannabis seeds”

Daniel Kruse (Germany) “Market data on hemp food and CBD – the main markets and indicators of a growing industry”

Paul Benhaim, Australia “Bringing the hemp industry to the global level”

Michael Carus, Germany “A reasonable amount of THC in food and animal feed”


Giuseppe Cannazza, Italy “Cannabidiol in cannabinoid oil.”

Abstract: Hemp oil is an extremely rich natural source of nutrients essential to the human body. In addition to polyunsaturated fatty acids and proteins that are present in it, terpenes and cannabinoids can be added to it, which contribute to the therapeutic effect on the human body. The report describes the work to determine the qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the main cannabinoids contained in cannabinoid oil, namely cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinol (CBN), cannabiguerol (CBG ) and cannabidivarine (CBDV).

Boris Banas, Czech Republic “A Brief Overview of the Processes Related to the WHO Decision on Cannabidiol”

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