Reach key global players at the Latin American and Caribbean Hemp Summit November 8-9, 2019 hosted by HempToday™, the leading source for global business information about industrial hemp. Join us as we survey the region’s vast and fast-moving industrial hemp sectors.
Conference Languages: English & Spanish (simultaneous translation)
- Puerto Rico
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Virgin Islands
- Cultivation & Harvesting
- Food & Drink
- Health & Beauty, Cosmetics
- Textiles, Fashions, Accessories
- Building Materials & Construction
- Hemp Machines & Technology
- Research & Development
Sergio Vazquez Barrios
Sergio Vazquez Barrios heads Uruguay’s industrial hemp program in the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP). He is head of the Technical Advisory Department for non-psychoactive cannabis production projects, and Management Advisor at the General Directorate of Agricultural Services (DGSA) in the MGAP. An expert in cereals and oilseeds. Vazquez Barrios holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of the Republic of Uruguay, an MBA from University ORT, Uruguay, and a degree in design and evaluation of public policies from the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).
Hempro Int. GmbH & HempConsult GmbH, Germany
Daniel, who has been in the hemp industry since 1995, is a senior advisor to entrepreneurs, startups, investors and other industry stakeholders through HempConsult GmbH, an independent consulting firm. Hempro Int. GmbH is a vertically integrated Dusseldorf-based producer and wholesaler of hemp foods, bulk raw materials for food, textiles, accessories and cosmetics.
Diego is founder at Hemptech, an adviser on ecological crop management, project design, extraction and production. He is an agronomic engineer who graduated from the National University of Cordoba. Diegostudies and promotes both medical cannabis and industrial hemp in Argentina.
Gmiracle SAS, Colombia
As a founding member of Gmiracle SAS, Leandro participated in the debates of the Colombian congress, as well as the working tables at the Colombian Ministry of Health during the regulation process for the use of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes. As CEO of the company, he was responsible for filing and obtaining the licenses from the various government Ministries (Seed Licenses, Non-Psychoactive Cannabis Licenses, Psychoactive Cannabis License, Transformation Licenses). Gmiracle is now in the process of obtaining permission from the government to export cannabis derivatives for medical and scientific uses.
Pronatura Ltd, Chile
Barbara is co-founder and CEO of Pronatura Ltd., and co-creator of Nutranabis, the first Chilean brand exclusively dedicated to re-introduce and commercialize organic hemp products in the country. Her work has been crucial in opening the hemp market in Chile, especially in regularizing the process to import and sell nutritional hemp products. Her company and brand are now seeking to expand its business in Chile and Latin America.
Hemp Engineering, Australia
Ramon, founder at Hemp Engineering, Perth, Australia, is developing a network of companies to establish a vertically integrated value chain in industrial hemp and medical cannabis. He holds a Civil Engineering Degree from Florida Institute of Technology, USA in 1985 and formal hands on training in project management with more than 30 years experience in large industrial Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC), and commissioning projects valued at more than $6 billion. Ramon is General Manager of HempToday’s Spanish edition.
Juan Mato Paredes
Orinoco Hemp, Colombia
Juan is a pioneer in the Colombian hemp industry and Sustainability Director at Orinoco Hemp, which is leading Colombia’s hemp revolution and placing Los Llanos at the vanguard of agricultural innovation globally. Juan has been leading a large scale sustainable forestry operation in Los Llanos since 2015 and is a sustainability consultant.
Dean is CEO and Co-Founder of TabBrands, a U.S.-based health and wellness company working in medical cannabis and hemp-derived CBD. Dean has executed five successful exits as CMO of HotJobs, Vonage and Kayak (all IPO) plus BlueCava and Forensiq (both acquired). He is a past Marketer of the Year (BrandWeek/USA) and an EFFIE award winner for advertising effectiveness. Dean ran a full-service advertising agency in New York that serviced clients such as Coca-Cola, Citibank, Sotheby’s, and Johnson & Johnson. He holds an MBA in Marketing and International Business plus a Masters of International Affairs in South Asian Studies from Columbia University; and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Carleton College. Dean was also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Fairfield University and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, USA.
Jose G. Ojeda
Octagon Consulting Group & Cruz Verde, Inc., Puerto Rico
A lawyer by training, Jose is co-founder and CEO at Cruz Verde Incorporated. He has analyzed and written extensively on the U.S. 2018 Farm Bill and that legislation’s impact on Spanish-speaking markets around the world, and was the first to bring legal hemp seeds and related products to Puerto Rico. Jose is also an instructor for certifications and occupational licenses in the Caribbean territory of Puerto Rico as well as for Cannaworks Institute, a company dedicated to education about cannabis and hemp on the island.
Advanced Hemp Technologies
Carl has been researching industrial cannabis since 2010. Formally trained as a geo-archaeologist with degrees in Interdisciplinary Science, he has worked with a number of hemp companies across Canada, the United States and Australia. Co-inventor of a grain disinfection system deployed in Canada and Australia, he continues to explore and develop grain quality post-harvest management technology. Carl’s focus recently has been on value added products from agricultural waste such as carbon foam for insulation, water filtration/desalination and energy storage systems.
Highland Hemp House, USA
Pamela is an educator, artist and hemp activist. She is the founder of Highland Hemp House, a pioneering project in the State of Washington that is using hemp-lime and other natural materials for retrofit to create an ideal, healthy living space. She formerly taught at Bellingham Technical College and Northwest Indian College, also of Bellingham. A member of the Washington State Farm Bureau, Pamela works at both the state and federal levels to clear the path for growing, processing and making products from hemp.
Henry’s HempHarvester, Germany
Henry is looking to help ease the harvesting and processing stages for small and medium-sized farms and has been doing intense research and development for the past three years. He is an electrical engineer and owner of Henry’s HempHarvester (HHH), a startup which is developing the machine. He’ll eventually target sales at 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.
Hempoint, Czech Republic
Hana 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.
Kehrt is founder of HempToday, and co-founder of the Poland-based Nakło Foundation, which supports environmental protection, entrepreneurship and green industry thought leadership globally; and historical preservation, economic development and tourism at the local level. Kehrt is founder and past President, CEO and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of VFP Communications, a Warsaw-based B2B media company. A former European Bureau Chief for Smart Grid Today, he previously worked in the USA at The Providence Journal, The Detroit News and USA Today.
HempToday™ is a family of networking, information and communications services that has helped hemp stakeholders all over the world connect with each other and work together toward the common goal of a vibrant, well-functioning hemp industry. Our network stretches from Europe to North America, Asia and Africa. We offer a wide range of PR, marketing, design and other communications services specifically for the hemp industry.
Hemp Engineering is a single-source, full-service infrastructure provider that is a unique integrated engineering and construction management company that specialize in build-to-suit cannabis growing facilities and strategy for ROI. We can assist in navigating the legal complexities of license acquisition to strategic marketing, distributing the final product and everything in between.
Hempoint Ltd. is one of Europe’s pioneering and most innovative hemp food companies, from seeds to final products. Our certified hemp seeds are grown in organic fields in cooperation with our farmers. We also have a reliable network of breeders who are the stewards of a wide variety of hemp seeds, and offer consulting from the farm to the factory, from product development to branding, and from wholesale down to the retail marketplace. Through nearly 20 years in the industry, we’ve gained valuable experience and built out a network of leading hemp companies from around the world who inform our strategies in support of our consulting clients.
Exhibit your products
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Your products in our pop-up showroom!
Display your premium hemp products during the Latin American & Caribbean Hemp Summit in our HempBoutique popup showroom. The HempBoutique is a unique opportunity to engage Summit Delegates to introduce and explain your products.
Option 1: Stand with table (2m x 3m): $750
Option 2: Tabletop (2m x 2m): $500
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