May 22-23, 2020 | HempToday Center | Poland
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Want to speak at HempToday’s Machines & Technology Summit? Fill in the form below. If you are accepted as a presenter, you pay the discounted accreditation fee of €1,099 (standard fee €1,299) inclusive of: 2 nights lodging; all meals; airport pickup (Krakow or Katowice only); local transportation; adult beverages, premium swag pack . . . and more!. Speaker selections are at the discretion of organizers.
Innovation in hemp production
From industrial-sized harvesters to micro-processing technology for oils and sophisticated extraction systems for large CBD producers, the need for harvesting and processing equipment, technology for controlled grows and other elements in the production chain is strong.
This is a special invitation for you to join us next year for Hemp Machines & Technology, part of the Hemp | 2020 Business Summit Series hosted by HempToday, the leading source for global business information about industrial hemp.
A special experience
The aims of the Summit are to share knowledge and experiences, to foster business matchmaking among participants, to generate a body of content for broader distribution around the world, and to jointly explore the potential for hemp technology, machines and solutions for stakeholders big and small.
Join a group of independent entrepreneurs with strong bonds, and sharing key assets through which we strengthen our individual grass-roots businesses. We look for strategic and financial partners to join us as we work to synthesize our enterprises to further develop hemp industry value chains — from farming to processing facilities and product lines, B2B and B2C communications and marketing, sales and distribution channels.
To be held at HempToday’s center in the Palace at Nakło, Lelów, Poland, the Summit is an opportunity for current and future industry stakeholders to get up close and personal as we survey the vast opportunities in hemp-specific technology & machines, and explore investment and business opportunities together.
Growing industrial hemp and the development of regionalized hemp processing and manufacturing facilities hold great potential to create thriving local economies, and to build industries that are more in harmony with nature by reducing our carbon footprint.
Ernie DeMartino, ASA Process Solutions, USA (Texas)
“Methods of CBD Extraction & Emerging Technologies”
Ernie has been involved in all types of process system design, engineering, fabrication, construction and equipment supply for all types of industries, such as environmental, chemical, marine, alternative energy (biodiesel) and industrial hemp. He has more than 45 years experience in mechanical separation (centrifuges).
Marcin Marczak, Green Cube Solutions, Poland
“Technology driven hemp industry optimization”
Marcin is one of the founders of Green Cube, a startup using state-of-the-art deep-learning models and probabilistic robotics methodology to turn multi-source imagery into agricultural data that provides farmers more insight into crop development. The company is currently focused on technology that can monitor crops to locate male plants and analyze individual plants for nutrition. Green Cube was one of five startups honored at the Asian Hemp Summit in Kathmandu (January 2020).
Hana Gabrielova, Hempoint, Czech Republic
“Infrastructure Critical to SME Farming Operations”
Hana, founder and CEO at Hempoint, is one of Europe’s pioneering and most innovative hemp entrepreneurs and activists. She is a widely recognized expert and consultant on everything from hemp farming to patient focused certification (PFC) for medical cannabis, through her affiliation with the Prague-based International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute. Hana’s company advises farmers on hemp cultivation, and is an organic hemp food producer.
Boaz Wachtel, CresoPharma, Australia/Israel
“RootSat root zone heating and cooling technology”
Chairman & Co-Founder, CresoPharma, Boaz is a long-time cannabis activist and entrepreneur. He was co-founder and is former managing director of MMJ Phytotech, Australia’s first publicly traded medical cannabis company. His current company, Creso Pharma, a nutraceuticals maker, is traded on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Boaz is also co-founder and inventor at rootssat.com, the developer of root zone heating and cooling technology, and co-founder of the International Medical Cannabis Patient Coalition (IMCPC).
Kristaps Eglitis, Industrial Hemp Latvia
“The HurdMaster Micro Hemp Decorticator”
Kristaps Eglitis, who built the first prototype of the HurdMaster Micro Decorticator in his own shop, is by training an arts & crafts metal worker. The HurdMaster was inspired in part by his research of a decorticator project started years ago by Voldemars Cirulis, a Latvian developer, in the early 2000s. Kristaps is also interested in hempcrete construction and is insulating and reconstructing a family house from the material.
Heinrich Wieker, Henry’s Hemp Harvester, Germany
“A Hemp Harvester for Small and Medium Farming Operations”
Henry, founder and sole owner of Henry’s HempHarvester, is an electrical engineer by profession. He has 25 years experience designing and implementing processing solutions for the automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical and nutrition industries. Henry was initially inspired to build the HHHarvester after observing the laborious and expensive process of harvesting hemp fields by hand. His hemp harvester, which went on the market in late 2019, is designed for small hemp agricultural enterprises up to 200 ha that grow hemp for CBD extraction, food and other niche products – and who struggle with laborious hand-harvesting methods, limiting efficiency.
Patryk Czech, Afori, sp. z o.o., Poland
“Harvesting and drying technology for industrial hemp”
Patryk is founder of Afori sp. z o.o., a hemp agricultural firm based in the Silesian city of Katowice. Afori last year put in hemp on 300 ha, of which 100 are organic-certified lands. His firm has its own fields and has put together a consortium of farmers from whom it contracts additional fields where it deploys customized hemp harvesting technology. Patryk supports farmers in Poland and Romania. He formerly worked in cyber security.