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Upcoming events

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 19 Jun 2018
    Registration is closed

    The HIA is organizing a European Industry-Trip! 

    This is an exciting opportunity for members to get a first hand look at the European Hemp Industry and attend the European Industrial Hemp Association's Annual Conference.

    Projected Schedule

    • Day 1, Saturday, June 9: Depart the U.S. for your overnight flight to Amsterdam.
    • Day 2, Sunday, June 10: Early morning arrival with a city tour of Amsterdam. Visit Zandvoort Beach for lunch and meet with USDA FAS officer based in Amsterdam. Finish the day by visiting the Hash Marijuana and Hemp Museum. (Dinner)
    • Day 3, Monday, June 11: Drive to Germany for a visit with "Haus Riswick," an experimental and educational station of the Chamber of Agriculture of Germany.  Here, you will meet with a hemp research specialist. Next, visit Hempro, a producer and wholesaler of the entire range of hemp (raw material) products as well as textiles, accessories and cosmetics. You will also be visiting a farm. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
    • Day 4, Tuesday, June 12: Visit the EIHA conference in Cologne. This 15th international conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association is a great opportunity to meet with hemp specialists interested in networking about new topics along with applications of techniques in relation to hemp and other natural fibers. In attendance are over 300 participants from 30 different countries. (Breakfast)
    • Day 5, Wednesday, June 13: Enjoy another day of the EIHA conference in Cologne. (Breakfast)
    • Day 6, Thursday, June 14: Today will be a visit of Valbiom in Gembloux.  ValBiom is the Belgium non-food crop center.  ValBiom is active in biofuels and bioenergy, renewable raw material based products (bioplastic, biolubricant, ink). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Day 7, Friday, June 15: Start the day with a city tour through Brussels. Next, take a tour of the Parlamentarium. The European Parliament is based in Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Brussels. Following lunch, meet with USDA officials and the European Farmers Association to discuss EU policies on hemp and agriculture in the EU. Finish the evening with dinner and Belgian beer tasting. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  
    • Day 8, Saturday, June 16: Following breakfast, enjoy a tour and tasting of one of Belgiums other special treats, chocolate! Travel back to the Netherlands and visit Kinderdijk windmills. Next, visit a cheese farm and enjoy a gouda tasting of the most well-know of all Dutch cheeses. Transfer to Amsterdam to enjoy the remainder of the day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)  
    • Day 9, Sunday, June 17: Free day at leisure in Amsterdam!  Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Heineken Brewery, etc.  Mid-late afternoon meet and travel to Groningen. (Breakfast, Dinner) 
    • Day 10, Monday, June 18: Technical visits in the province of Northn Groningen, where the cultivation of hemp takes place. Visit HempFlax in Oude Pekela. Next, visit a farm providing hemp for HempFlax. Lastly, visit Dun Agro located in Oude Pekela. There will also be a visit to Vandinter Semo, a company that focuses on hemp seed production, seed trade and seed cultivation. Travel back to Amsterdam for your farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
    • Day 11, Tuesday, June 19: Transfer to Amsterdam airport for your return flight back to the U.S. 
    Members: $3,000.00 
    Non-Members: $3,150.00
     - based on 20 travelers in double occupancy rooms (single occupancy is available for an additional cost of $575.00) 
    *Price subject to change based on number of travelers

    • Accommodations (10 nights)
    • Transportation

    • Full time - Bi-lingual Guide

    • Tours/Technical Visits

    • Gratuities for driver and guide

    • Meals as noted on itinerary - water included 

    Not Included
    • International Airfare - group rates may be available 

    • Conference fees http://www.eiha-conference.org/registration - stay tuned for information regarding group rates 

    • Meals not shown on itinerary and soft drinks

    • Alcoholic drinks

    • Cost of valid U.S. passport

    • Travel insurance (optional)

    • Airline seat upgrades

    • Excess baggage fees

    • Anything not specified above or giving as optional or at leisure

    • Souvenirs

    • Leisure activities on free days/time

    • Hotel charges for incidentals, including telephone calls, pay per view movies, mini bars, and snack trays, personal laundry, room service, and hotel penalties for smoking in hotel rooms. 

    Questions? Please contact Erin Pully at memberservices@thehia.org or 707-874-3648 ext 2. 

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 26 Sep 2018
    • Hilton Denver City Center, Denver, Colorado

    The Women in Agribusiness Summit is the essential conference for professional women in the agribusiness sector. This event brings together top executives, outstanding ag students, and all types of women in between. Educate yourself on cutting-edge industry topics from our expert speaking faculty, network with professionals from all portions of the supply chain, and gain a fresh perspective on the state of ag.


    • 02 Nov 2018
    • (MDT)
    • 05 Nov 2018
    • (MST)
    • Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel - California


    We are pleased to announce that the 25th annual Hemp Industries Association conference will be hosted in Los Angeles, California at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport featuring top-level discussions, educational tracks and an exhibit featuring industry products and services. 

    Educational Tracks: To Be Announced (Previous Tracks: Science, Industry & Policy)
    Sponsors & Exhibitors: To Be Announced (Contact Catharene Garula for info about sponosrship opportunties and exhibit booths or call 
    (707) 874-3648 ext. 102)
    Hotel Info: 
    Hilton Los Angeles Airport 5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. Group Discount Available NOW, mention Hemp Industries Association Conference when you call 310-410-4000 or click HERE to book your room. 

    Details from last year's HIACON:

    CANCELLATION POLICY NOTICE: Registration Cancellation by Participant. Registrants may qualify for a full refund if request is made thirty (30) business days before the event or September 21, 2018. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund less a $50 service fee. Registrants who are unable to attend and ineligible for a refund may ask to have funds put towards another HIA event. Registrant should maintain any and all related documents, including registration and receipts.  

Past events

04 Jun 2018 Eastern US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo
18 May 2018 CBD For Your Health Webinar Series
10 May 2018 Consumer Lecture Pioneering the Future of Hemp
04 May 2018 2nd Annual Hemp Field Day
02 Mar 2018 TSU College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension - Industrial Hemp Workshop
26 Feb 2018 Central U.S. Hemp Growers Conference & Expo
24 Feb 2018 Organic Hemp Innovations
17 Jan 2018 Canna East Compliance Summit 2018
14 Dec 2017 AHPA Webinar: Responding to an FDA 483 and Extended Q&A
14 Dec 2017 Webinar: Food Fraud in the Organic Industry
06 Dec 2017 Webinar - CBD in Retail: A Year in Review
30 Nov 2017 AHPA Webinar: FDA Inspections and Emerging cGMP Compliance Issues
30 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Workshop - Missouri
27 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Workshop - Missouri
16 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Building Workshop - Maine
13 Nov 2017 2 Day Hempcrete Building Workshop - Maine
06 Nov 2017 Regenerative Earth Summit
03 Nov 2017 27th Annual National Black Farmers Conference
17 Oct 2017 7th International Hemp Building Symposium
10 Oct 2017 AHPA-AHP Workshop: Botanical, Macroscopic and Organoleptic Assessment of Herbal Ingredients for cGMP Compliance
03 Oct 2017 INHIA Quarterly VIP Dinner
02 Oct 2017 2018 Farm Bill Listening Tour
10 Sep 2017 2017 HIACON EXHIBIT HALL ONLY - For Public
08 Sep 2017 2017 HIA 24th Annual Conference
22 Jul 2017 Hemp on the Slope 2
10 Jun 2017 PDX Hempfest Expo
09 Jun 2017 Grateful Hearts Unite for Hemp
09 Jun 2017 Building With Hemp Workshop
05 Jun 2017 Hemp History Week
31 May 2017 Webinar: Bringing Hemp Back - Pioneering the CBD Evolution
26 May 2017 Hemp in the Holler
21 Apr 2017 Friends of Hemp Crowdfunding Campaign Launch Party
20 Apr 2017 Information Meeting on Organic Hemp Certification
19 Apr 2017 NOSB Spring 2017 Meeting
31 Mar 2017 NOCO Hemp Expo
16 Mar 2017 NOFA-NY Organic Dairy & Field Crop Conference
13 Mar 2017 New York Certified Organic Winter Meetings
13 Dec 2016 KY HIA Hemp Holiday Party
09 Dec 2016 OR HIA's A Very Hempy Holiday Party
07 Dec 2016 December TN HIA Meeting & Holiday Party
22 Oct 2016 NY HIA Hemp Information and Networking Meeting
17 Sep 2016 2016 HIA Hemp Conference
25 Jun 2016 White Plume Hemp Victory Celebration
06 Jun 2016 7th Annual Hemp History Week
22 Mar 2016 KY HIA Spring Hemp Seminar
07 Mar 2016 IN HIA Hemp Happy Hour
02 Mar 2016 TN HIA Meeting
04 Feb 2016 TX HIA Hemp Happy Hour
15 Dec 2015 Hempy Holiday Party with KYHIA
27 Sep 2015 22nd Annual HIA Conference
28 Aug 2015 WV HIA chapter meeting
26 Jun 2015 HIA Hemp Building Course

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