|09.20h 09:30h||Conference opening|
|Speech 1 #HBDoutlook | Hemp renaissance and the CBD revolution|
|09.30h 10:30h||Trend | Market estimations | Employment | Socio-economic impact | Climate change|
|COORDINATOR: Martín Díaz Velásquez PANELISTS: Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli, Javier Rodriguez (ACTIVE SPAIN), Vangelis Mitsis, Simon Anderfuhren-Biget|
|Speech 2 #HBDcbd | Cannabis psychoactive derivatives. Developments and challenges of the CBD and phytocannabinoids market|
|10.30h 11:45h||Food | Cosmetics | E-liquids | Parapharmacy | Medicines|
|COORDINATOR: Simon Anderfuhren-Biget PANELISTS: Rosa de la Torre, Arnaud Cohen, Goffredo Frittella (ENECTA), Gianpaolo Grassi.|
|Speech 3 #HBDhemp | Cannabis non psychoactive derivatives. Innovation and sustainability; technical challenges and market opportunities.|
|11.45h 12:45h||Fibres | building | Infrastructure | Bioenergy | Composite materials|
|COORDINATOR: Simon Anderfuhren-Biget PANELISTS: Carl Martel, Monika Brümmer, Hana Gabrielová|
|12.45h 13:30h||Business Lunch|
|Speech 4 "Regulation" content unit #HBDregulation|
|13:30h 14:45h||Part A | Regulations and cannabinoids status: legal perspective International frame |OMS | European frame | Novel Food Catalogue | Spanish frame | Autonomous community opportunities|
|COORDINATOR: Bernardo Soriano PANELISTS: Miguel Torres, Tomas Sadilek, Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli.|
|14:45h 16:00h||Part B | Regulations and status of the plant and hemp products: producers perspective Epidiolex | Farm Bill | USA, Mexico and Canada lessons I Perspectives and priorities for Europe|
|COORDINATOR: Alfredo Pascual PANELISTS: Ken Groggel (EMERALD), Shawn Haser, Amy Case King, Roberto Felipe (GenCanna)|
|#HBDanalysis | CBD and hemp derivatives quality control: consumers demand and regulatory frames.|
|16:00h 17:30h||Products analysis | Legality I Laboratories | Quality management systems | Analytical methods.|
|COORDINATOR: Iñaki Garcia PANELISTS: Ken Groggel (EMERALD), Andrea Properzi, Susanne Van Brunschot, Carola Pérez, Gerald Wagner.|
Ken Groggel was selected as the first Manager of the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program when the legislature approved funding for the Department of Health to administer the Program in 2012. During his tenure with the Medical Cannabis Program, the Department revised its regulations to enhance Program accountability, patient access, quality assurance and product safety. Working with the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, legislative committees, cannabis businesses and qualified patients, Ken was responsible for licensure and regulatory compliance in a challenging legal and political environment.
After four years, Ken left the MCP and is now Director of Proficiency Testing Programs for Emerald Scientific, the first and only company dedicated to distributing scientific equipment and supplies exclusively to the cannabis industry. His responsibilities include the Emerald Test™, an Inter-Laboratory Comparison/proficiency test (ILC/PT) to help establish an industry benchmark for cannabis testing and laboratory competence with the participation of cannabis testing laboratories around the world. Accreditation bodies, including ANAB, A2LA and PJLA recognize well organized ILC/PT programs that follow ISO/IEC 17043 to address the requirement to participate in external proficiency testing for labs seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
Ken continues to promote good science, industry accountability, good manufacturing practices, consultation and cooperation with regulatory agencies and accreditation organizations.
Partner of Vicente Sederberg
Shawn Hauser helps marijuana and hemp businesses navigate the intersections between state and federal law, licensing, general business representation, investment, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. As chair of the VS Hemp and Cannabinoids Practice Group, Shawn advises clients on the unique legal landscape governing cannabinoids and industrial hemp, helping them form compliant business structures and develop innovative solutions that best position them for success at the state and national levels. She has been named one of “Denver’s Top Lawyers” by 5280 magazine in each of the past four years (2016-2019).
With more than a decade of experience, Shawn is a go-to source for businesses, industry groups, governments, and reporters seeking opinions, analysis, and guidance on cannabis and hemp law and policy matters. She is a member of the Hemp Industries Association Legislative Review Committee and the steering committee for the American Hemp Campaign.
Since directing Sensible Colorado’s local government implementation team following the passage of Amendment 64, Shawn remains active with local governments in Colorado and beyond to develop and implement marijuana regulations that advance the cannabis industry in a dynamic and responsible manner. After law school Shawn was an associate attorney at McAllister, Darnell & Gottlieb PC, one of the first marijuana-focused law firms in Colorado.
Advanced Hemp Technologies
Carl Martel is an independent scientist researching in the field of industrial hemp since 2010. Formally trained as a geoarchaeologist with degrees in Interdisciplinary Science. He has worked with a number of hemp companies across Canada and Australia.
Co-inventor of a grain disinfection system deployed in Canada and Australia, Carl continues to explore and develop grain quality postharvest management systems. His focus recently is on value added products from agricultural waste such as carbon foam for insulation, water filtration/desalination and energy storage. The most recent development was the demonstration of a Building Integrated Energy Storage (BIES) concept at the Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance conference held in Ottawa, Canada, in November 2017.
Head Researcher, CREA-CI
Since 1980, he attended the research Institute for Industrial Crops now named Agricultural Research Council /CREA), Centre for research of Cereal and Industrial crops (CI).
He gained the permanent position in the 1987 in the branch section of Rovigo of CREA-CI. After five years he returned to Bologna and in 1994, for the first time he addresses the study in Cannabis and in particular engages in the study of cannabinoids and their detection by chemical analysis, serological and colorimetric tests.
In 2000, he breed Cannabis and obtained the three first italian varieties of monoecius industrial hemp. His institute is the only italian research centre that has the permit of the Ministry of Health to produce in médium andl large scale of cannabis for research purposes and that select the cannabis genotypes with high concentration of compounds with biological and therapeutic properties like THC and CBD.
Martin Ignacio Diaz
Theologian and communicator specialising in human rights and drug policies.
Co-Founder & CEO of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science | Knowmad Institut
Joint author of the report “Cannabis & Sustainable Development | Exploring new consensus for a post-prohibition transition that leaves no one behind”.
He has worked with universities, digital media, supra-ecclesial and interreligious organisations, NGOs and intergovernmental organisations at the international level.
He is a pioneer in Harm Reduction and Risk Management Ministry. He has coordinated and managed multiple studies and research projects working towards a new approach to drug regulation at the international level in places such as Argentina, Paraguay, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Austria, Ireland, Uruguay and Germany. He has also coordinated public and political advocacy programmes and training for youth leaders with a view to reforming current drug control policy based on prohibition and repression.
Martín also has direct experience in crisis coverage and has worked with faith-based organisations, digital media and intergovernmental agencies in Europe and Latin America. He additionally organises specialist events, training, conferences and cultural events in the key areas of human rights, sustainable development, drug policies, institutional communication, knowledge management and emerging technologies.
Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli
Head of the 'Drug Policies & Human Rights Program' at Knowmad Institut (www.knowmadinstitut.org), co-founder of NORML France, co-founder of the think-tank FAAAT.
Kenzi is head of the ‘Drug Policies & Human Rights’ program of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies on Human Rights and Science (Knowmad Institut).
Raised around the Mediterranean and based in Barcelona, Kenzi is a French-Algerian multidisciplinary independent researcher, and an advocate for sustainable drug policy reforms.
Focused on Action research (where scholars and citizens match) as a catalyzer for legal and social changes, Kenzi has been particularly involved in studying alternative pathways for Cannabis policy reform, linking international law with local grassroot initiatives.
Kenzi anchors his work on the ethics, human rights aspects, fair trade components, and on the criteria of sustainability for the legally-regulated use, production, and marketing of psychoactive or controlled plants, fungi, products, and substances.
Javier Rodriguez Saiz
Javier Rodríguez Saiz Javier has an international professional trajectory and proven success in various world-class organizations from different industries. Among other, he has worked for Nestlé and Imperial Tobacco, where he cross functionally developed. He is now part of Harmony, one of the most successful European CBD related startups, where he is leading the South of Europe and Latin America business. As part of the journey, in 2018, Javier founded ACTIVE Spain, the Trade Association for the Cannabinoids and the Terpenes Industry in Spain.
Vangelis Mitsis, born in Athens, Greece in 1978, is a doctor in surgery from the University of Medicine and Surgery of Padova. In his beginnings he developed his work as a teacher at the University of Patra, in his native country, in the department of speech pathology, while running his own clinic in Athens. In 2015 he started to work in Barcelona, where two years later started working as laboratory manager and executive director of Ekati Alchemy Lab S. L., a laboratory that specializes in the analysis of cannabinoids and minor terpenes.
Employed in 2007 as a research assistant Simon Anderfuhren-Biget is currently lecturer and post-doc researcher in public administration and international relations at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, and at the Global Studies Institute, both hosted by the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
He has successfully completed a Degree in Sociology (2005), a Master in Public Administration (2007), and a PhD in Political Science (2011). His doctoral thesis “Pursuing the Common Good in Daily Work: Essays on Public Service Motivation in Switzerland” dealt with the application of the Public Service Motivation perspective in Switzerland.
This interdisciplinary profile is reflected in its various research and teaching interests: public sector reforms, organizational sociology, organizational behavior, management practices, human resources, values and motivation to work, management of international organizations.
From October 2013 to March 2015, he is Visiting Scholar at the School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA-Columbia University) and at the Wagner School of Public Service (NY University), to complete a research project: “Human Resources in International Organizations: Values, Motivations, and Performance”. This research is financed by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation. He has worked for different institutions in projects related to cannabis policies and policies: a pilot regulatory project for the Canton of Geneva, the development of an expert center in GREA, the “Cannabis Report 2019” commissioned by the Federal Commission for Matters of Addiction (EKSF) to advise the Swiss federal government.
Anderfuhren is one of the most qualified professionals to explain the Swiss case with the CBD, one of the countries that is making progress towards a regulation of this cannabinoid within Europe, even without being part of the EU.
Rosa De la Torre
Rosa De la Torre has a Degree in Chemical Sciences in the Faculty of Sciences, Chemical Sciences Section of the University of Extremadura. She worked for the multinational Nestlé in its research center as a Food Safety Science Project Manager and Food Technology Project Management. Currently, she Works for the Agroalimentary Technological Center of Extremadura, CTAEX.
From 2001 is in charge of the Food Science and Safety department (analytical services and R + D + i projects). With Industrial Hemp Rosa has participated in the MULTIHEMP project of the 7th Framework Program of the EU, together with 11 countries. Currently she participates in the GOCI Supraautonomic Operative Project, on the standardization in Spain of Industrial Hemp and all its applications with the collaboration of multiple spanish companies.
Arnaud Cohen Arnaud holds more than 7 years of experience in business development across 5 companies in 4 different countries, including 3 years developing an international Cannabis distribution network in Europe. Arnaud is part of Harmony, the leading CBD e-liquid brand in Europe. He is leading the French and the Eastern Europe business. As part of the journey, Arnaud founded in 2018 ACTIVE France, the Trade Association for the Cannabinoids, Terpenes, and Innovative Venture in France.
Since her end-of- architectural-career project on “hemp building” (UdK Berlin 1996) Monika Brümmer undertakes as an independent architect (COAGr) in projects of ecological and bioclimatic architecture, the restoration of vernacular buildings and troglodyte heritage.
She founded Cannabric (1999) in province Granada (Spain) where she produces cero carbon building materials of high thermal performance with plant aggregates from hemp, designed for Mediterranean and semiarid regions. As a researcher and PhD student at university of Granada she has worked on international projects of building material design for sustainable development like the PNEEB-Typha in Senegal and scientific papers on hemp concretes.
Since 2014 she is engaged with a project of valorization of agricultural waste in the region of the High Rif in (Morocco) where she co-founded the cooperative Adrar Nouh, that participates with a hemp building project at the international competition Solar Decathlon Africa 2019.
Hana Gabrielová is a 20 year veteran in the hemp and cannabis industry. Her career spans the gamut of policy, NGO and for-profit organizations. She has led advocacy and policy initiatives both in the EU and international arenas.
When she’s not on a plane or a stage you can find her at Biofarm Sasov in the beautiful rolling hills of the Czech countryside, where her seed-to-shelf company Hempoint is headquartered. Hempoint grows and processes organic hemp and distributes a variety of hemp food products. They also offer consulting and distribute hemp seeds for farmers around the world.
Hana uses Hempoint as a vehicle for her policy work with various non profit organisations including EIHA advisory board for communication and media, FAAAT and IMCPC. Additionally Hana is working on the development of cannabis industry standards with ICCI on a project called Patient Focused Certification in cooperation with ASTM cannabis committee D37.
A lawyer and director of S&F Abogados, he is the spokesperson for the Responsible Regulation platform in charge of implementing the platform’s advocacy strategy, holding meetings with political parties in the Spanish Parliament and presenting initiatives supporting recreational regulation of cannabis in Spain. Bernardo also coordinates the Legal Commission for Responsible Regulation which runs the strategy of appeals to the Constitutional Court against convictions of Cannabis Social Clubs.
BAKER TILL ABOGADOS
Miguel Torres is a lawyer and professor of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Barcelona. He has been President of the Foreign Investment Commission of the International Union of Lawyers. He has advised the company that obtained the first authorization granted by the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) for the cultivation of cannabis for research purposes.
Director of Government Affairs, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute
Mr. Sadilek joined the ICCI (International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute) the position of Director of Government Affairs.
He brings with him extensive experience from the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic in the field of Legal and Illegal Drugs.
Represented the Czech Republic in all drug related meetings in United Nations institutions (Vienna, New York)
Represented the Czech Republic in meetings in EU area, Eastern Partnership countries area, occasionally the US; these are related to UN meetings, Council of the EU meetings, Council of Europe meetings.
Susan Van Brunschot
In 2011 Susan van Brunschot had the idea to create a non profit foundation aimed to study the Cannabis plant and its derivatives as well as educating the general public about Cannabis.
Susan already worked for 7 years as the CEO of CANNA Espana Fertilizantes SL. The CANNA company was delighted about the idea and as a result Fundación CANNA was born. Susan studied International Business at the University of Amsterdam (Hogeschool Holland, 2000).
Within Fundación CANNA she is mainly responsible for strategic growth and further expansion of education to a broader public.
Technical and scientific department manager from Fundación Canna laboratory.
Iñaki García. Technical Agricultural Engineer and Graduate in Biotechnology. Working since 1999 in the cannabis industry. He has worked as an adviser on the use and development of fertilisers and additives for cannabis and currently holds the post of technical and scientific director at the laboratory run by the Fundación Canna.
During his time with the Foundation, he has developed analytical methods for quantifying cannabinoids and terpenes in different cannabis-based products and has designed and performed various studies related to the quality of these products.
His passion for the plant led him to study genetic plant improvement and his master’s dissertation was on analytical methods applied to the improvement of cannabis.
Andrea Properzi is a chemist and works as a quality manager at the CANNA Foundation Laboratory in Valencia. In addition to getting ready for the forthcoming ISO accreditation, Andrea monitors the preparation of the determination of terpenes by GC-FID analysis from initial extraction to final transcription.
Born in the Italian Alps, he moved to Padua (UNIPD) to continue his studies (Inorganic Chemistry). In 2013 Andrea moved to Barcelona and quickly became involved in the cannabis business as an adviser to associations on laboratory hygiene and good practices issues. He contributed to the development of systems which lessened health risks for both operator and consumer.
Incredibly curious, Andrea is always looking at a chromatogram or scanning a baseline, eager to learn more.
Graduated of audiovisual communication, area in which she has decided to work most of her professional career. Currently she presides over the Spanish Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis and she’s the founder of the association of therapeutics users Dosemociones where she helps all kind of patients that use cannabis for medical purposes and promote the regulation of therapeutic cannabis.
Diplômée de communication audiovisuelle, domaine dans lequel elle a décidé de travailler la majeure partie de sa vie professionnelle. Actuellement elle préside l’Observatoire Espagnol du Cannabis Médical et elle est la fondatrice d’une association d’usagers thérapeutique où elle aide tous les patients qui utilisent le cannabis à des fins médicales et promeut la régulation du cannabis thérapeutique.
International Analyst for Marijuana Business Daily
Based in Germany, Alfredo works as International Analyst for Marijuana Business Daily, focusing on international cannabis markets and regulations. He has an academic background in business and public policy. Before joining MJBizDaily, he founded Transnational Cannabis, a regulatory consultancy firm that had clients in Europe and Latin America. Previously, he did business development for ICC Labs with a primary focus on developing expansion opportunities internationally.
Roberto A. Felipe
GenCanna is an American company, based in Kentucky, founded by pioneers in this industry who work with elite genetics focused on increasing agricultural production of high quality hemp for food products to promote easy availability locally, nationally and globally. GenCanna has assembled a team of developers, scientists, farmers, operators and internal botanists to try to offer an industry leading quality. GenCanna participates in scientific research with different local universities with the aim of creating cutting-edge programs in genetics, agronomic practices and new product formulations. The GenCanna hemp research campus has 150 agricultural acres that were previously used by a tobacco multinational as a research center near Winchester, Kentucky, in the Bluegrass region.
Goffredo Frittella is an Italian entrepreneur, with a degree in Statistics and Economics from the University of Bologna. Acquires a long experience in logistics management and statistical reports in the oil industry, where he develops his work activity as head of data acquisition activities for 10 years. Since 2016, she has worked as a COO for Enecta, a European company expert in extracts of phytocannabinoids, where she plays a key role in the development of national and international strategies. In 2017 he collaborates in cannabis projects in California and co-founded the Italian agricultural company “GreenValley”, a company dedicated to the industrial cultivation of hemp and the development of agricultural machinery.
ARGE CANNA Austria
Gerald Wagner, qualified health nurse, is part of the board of the NGO ARGE Canna which cares for patients in Austria who are looking for help concerning cannabis medicine and hemp-CBD products. Meanwhile, the association also looks after producers and shop operators and is also in contact with the government.
For more than 2 years the ARGE has also been engaged in the analysis and testing of commercially available CBD products and publishes the results of these tests at regular intervals. It is also possible to obtain certification through the non-profit association.
Gerald Wagner himself works since 2 years from the Canary Islands and looks after local cannabis social clubs, doctors, CBD shops with his expertise in patient care, training, analytics and potency tests and of course cultivation. His passion for plants has made him an all-rounder.
- It includes:
- Access to the Conference
- Welcome coffee +Lunch cocktail
- 3 days free entrance to Expogrow held at Ficoba (April 26, 27 and 28th)
- Access to the professionals Expogrow's meeting room (with smoking area).
2 ACCREDITATIONS + BRAND SPOT
- It includes:
- A 2 x 2 space with table, 2 chairs and electrical outlet
- Private meeting room inside HBD, only under previous formal request and availability.
- FOR 2 PERSONS:
- Access to the Conference +Welcome coffee
- Lunch cocktail
- 3 days free entrance to Expogrow held at Ficoba (April 26, 27 and 28th)
- Access to the professionals Expogrow's meeting room (with smoking area).