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Upcoming Conferences

Cannabusiness 2000

The 5th Annual CannaBusiness trade fair, will return to it's first home, Castrop-Rauxel. The event will take place September 1, 2 and 3, 2000. The organizers anticipate a smaller and higher quality fair with an even more pleasant atmosphere for the networking which takes place at the event every year. The beer garden will be expanded to take advantage of early September's warmer weather. This event will provide a valuable opportunity to network with other individuals, companies and organizations currently working with industrial hemp. In Amsterdam, the Cannabis College will host some events in the time between CannaBusiness and Bioresource Hemp (see below), including a series of topical Cannabis evenings and daytime tours of that city's Cannabis highlights.

For information and registration, please contact the respective organizers of Cannabusiness 2000: tritec.gmbh@cityweb.de and the Cannabis College events in Amsterdam: info@cannabiscollege.org

Bioresource Hemp 2000
3rd International Symposium

The world's largest scientific-technical symposium on hemp, Bioresource Hemp, will open its doors for the third time in 2000. Participants from more than 20 countries (250 people in 1995, and 350 in 1997) visited the previous Bioresource Hemp events. For the symposium in 2000, about 400 participants are expected.

Bioresource Hemp 2000 will be held at the conference center in Wolfsburg, Germany from September 13-16, as part of the EXPO-2000 project 'Kreislaufwirtschaft' (Closed-Loop Economy). The symposium will focus on the following topics:

For the first time, the symposium program also encompasses other fiber plants such as flax, jute, and kenaf. A total of 60 to 80 technical presentations will be given. Conference languages are English and German (simultaneous translation provided).

In addition to the main conference hall, the Wolfsburg conference center offers several smaller seminar rooms which can be rented for round-table meetings. The foyer to the main presentation hall will host tables with publications and products. Of particular interest are several supporting events of Bioresource Hemp 2000:

Please plan your visit with sufficient time to visit these conferences and trade shows. It will be well worth your time!

As in previous years, Bioresource Hemp is organized by the nova-Institute in collaboration with the event and promotion agency TriTec GmbH (Bochum). Bioresource Hemp 2000 is sponsored by the City of Wolfsburg. Further sponsors are welcome.

A global call for papers was issued in January 2000. The respective forms, and up-to-date information including the detailed conference program can be found at: "www.bioresource-hemp.de."

Cooperating partners of the Bioresource Hemp are:

- The International Hemp Association (IHA), Amsterdam.

- Association for Cannabis as Medicine (ACM), Cologne


Registration Fees:
4 days: 600 DM (incl. VAT)
Students: 300 DM (incl. VAT)
1 day: 250 DM (incl. VAT)
Students: 125 DM (incl. VAT)
Please enclose a copy of your student identity card!


To register, please contact:
TriTec GmbH
Tel.: +49-(0)234-935 79 73
Fax.: +49-(0)234-935 79 75
e-mail: <register@bioresource-hemp.de>


For additional informtion, please contact:
nova-Institut GmbH
Goldenbergstr. 2
D-50354 H?th, Germany
Website: http://www.nova-institut.de

HIA 7th Annual Convention - Canadian Outdoor Farm Show 2000

The seventh annual general meeting of hemp industry executives will take place September 8-11th and 12-14th, 2000 at the Ecology Retreat Center near Toronto. Following will be an opportunity to display, vend products, and promote industrial hemp at CanadaOutdoor Farm Show in Woodstock, Ontario. The Hemp Village at the AgExpo 2000 will feature Fashions, Foods, Beverages, Speakers, and a Crop Demonstration presented by the Ontario Hemp Association.

Premier hemp leaders will discuss key business, operational and strategic issues. The event features a unique blend of high-level networking and presentations to provide practical insight and information that will help you build your business.

Topics include:

Registration for HIA Convention 2000: Ecology Retreat Center, Hockley Valley September 8 -11th: 4 Days/3 Nights $350 us/ $450 cdn per person - Bed and Meals Included Private Rooms & Shared Rooms (booked on first come basis) Camping: $250 us/ $300 cdn per person Daily Attendance Fee: $100 us/ $125 cdn Rates go up after August 15th!

AgExpo Booth Space in the Hemp Village at COFS: http://www.outdoorfarmshow.com September 12-14th (Set Up 9/11) $325 US/$400 Canadian - 8ft. x 8ft. space See Details on Registration Form.

Super 8 Motel in Woodstock for Ag Expo: $75 cdn- 2Queen beds & $70 cdn -1 Queen (fold out bed opt.) Must be booked by August 15th. HIA has 20 rooms reserved. Call the motel for reservations and ask for Hemp Industries Assoc. - HIA. Tel: 800 800 8000 or 519 421 4588 Fax: 519 421 4550

Special Meeting Rates have been arranged: FLIGHTS: Air Canada event # CV984554 - 1 800 268 0024 CAR RENTALS: Hertz event #020T0001 - 1 800 654 2200 USA & 1 800 263 0600 Canada


HIA Convention 2000 Coordinators:

Larry Duprey (The Hemp Club/Chanvre en Ville)

e-mail: larryduprey@yahoo.com

Ruth Shamai (The Natural Order and R&D Hemp)

e-mail: ruth@thenaturalorder.com

James Enkin (Spirit Stream Trading Co.)

e-mail: info@spiritstream.com

Candi Penn, Registrar (HIA Exec. Sec.)

e-mail: info@thehia.org or +1 707 874 3648

North American Industrial Hemp Council

This fifth annual meeting and conference of the North American Industrial Hemp Council (NAIHC) is your opportunity to learn more about annual industrial fiber crops and to interact with notable North American and European agricultural and industrial experts. We will join together to exchange ideas, discuss opportunities and explore the economic potential of industrial hemp for farmers and industry. The conference will allow farmers, researchers, industry and public policy makers to form educational networks for the advancement of industrial hemp as a renewable agricultural fiber.

The conference will take place on November 2-3, 2000 at the Radisson Hotel O'Hare, 6810 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. Delegates must make their own arrangements for lodging. The registration fee is $100 for NAIHC members and $150 for non-members and exhibitor booths are available for $250. Fees must be paid by October 20, 2000.

For additional information visit the NAIHC web-site at www.naihc.org or contact NAIHC - Theresa, P. O. Box 259329, Madison, WI 53725-9329; Tel. +1 608 224-5137, Fax. +1 608 224-5111 or e-mail theresa@naihc.org.

4th Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo

The 2001 Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo is slated for the second weekend in May, Mother's Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 at the Civic Auditorium in Santa Cruz, California.

The two day Expo Complex includes about two thirds of Church Street alongside the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium at 307 Church Street. Over 75 booths will be featured, plus educational and historical displays, a hemp fashion show, speakers and panels.

Booth fees and indoor/outdoor floor plan continue as set for the 2000 show. Last year's booth locations for returning vendors can by arrangement be reserved for the 2001 Expo.

A Vendor Advisory is being formalized for input on show development issues, including a dedicated effort to attract additional wholesale buyers to the Expo. Buyer registration information will be made available to all vendors after the event closes.

The Santa Cruz Industrial Hemp Expo provides a positive basis for public support of hemp reintroduction, with an open to the public trade show based setting that is well organized and effectively promoted. Now established as the dominant trade show for the developing hemp industry, vendors and hemp reintroduction advocates are drawn from around the world to Santa Cruz.

For more information call the Expo's publicity voicemail at (831) 425-3003 or visit on the web at http://www.cruzexpo.com. Sponsor and vendor inquiries may call (831) 466-0500.

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