Montevideo, Uruguay | Express SIGNUP!
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.
Lowis & Gellen LLP; Cannabis Law LLC, USA
Sanford has broad and far reaching experience in every aspect of cannabis law and policy, environmental law, renewable energy, land use law, urban economic development, government relations and procurement. He is a leading authority in the regulated cannabis industry with emphasis in government regulations, legislation and business opportunities. Highly skilled in providing business solutions to government problems, permits and regulations. Legislative experience at every level of government. Successfully appeared as lead counsel before at the United States Supreme Court. Also skilled in transportation, international trade, international government relations and business development.
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.
HempMeds Latin America, Mexico
Raúl is an activist who encourages a clear distinction between hemp and marijuana products in Mexican legislation. The company he heads, Hempmeds, was the first importer of hemp-derived cannabidiol products to Mexico. Raúl is the founder of Por Grace, a civic association that was the first organization to promote the therapeutic use of cannabinoids in Mexico. A lawyer from the University of Monterrey, he participated in the 39th meeting of the WHO expert committee on drug addiction.
iHempX & HGH, USA
Mike is the founder and president of International Hemp Exchange (iHEMPx) and the Chief Operating Officer of High Grade Hemp Seed. iHEMPx was the first licensed and bonded hemp broker in the United States and has been connecting buyers and sellers across the hemp supply chain since 2016. iHEMPx is a proud sales and production partner to High Grade Hemp Seed and also service the market as producers of biomass and smokable flower. High Grade Hemp Seed focuses on developing scientifically proven hemp seeds and starts with an excellent track record of compliance, high feminization and germination rates, and high cannabinoid levels.
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.
Clone Connect, USA
Luke is the CEO of Clone Connect, a top 3 search destination for CBD hemp cultivation and manufacturing at wholesale. Clone Connect has interviewed more than 70 elite cultivators and sold to many publicly traded companies. The company has acquired 200 million seeds with licensing to sell into 26 countries for 2020. Luke is also CEO and creative director for DRIHP Hemp Clothing and Hemp to Save the World, and owner of Hydrocanna CBD infused hydration.
Lorenzo Rolim da Silva
Agronomist Engineer, Brazil
Lorenzo consults international companies in the development of medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp projects, and is affiliated with Rhizo Sciences, Australia. He started his career in cannabis in California in 2015, later returning to Brazil to work in the first medicinal cannabis company based in the country in partnership with Bedrocan, and later founded Bedrocan Brasil. Leandro has worked on projects in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Canada, United States of America, Portugal, Malta, Uruguay, Colombia and Chile.
Based in Uruguay, Kevin is a pioneer in the sustainable medical cannabis industry and a co-founder of YVY, a medical cannabis company based on sustainable and scalable agricultural practices, and with a mission to ensure patients around the world have access to natural and science backed medicine. Kevin has created and managed a number of successful projects and has a vast and diverse professional network across the globe, having worked with tech startups, governments and NGOs. He has lived in South Africa, Australia, Israel and California.
Lignum Resources, Vichada, Colombia
Manuel is a Public Affairs consultant with 15+ years’ operational experience in over 25 emerging countries, mainly across Latin America and Africa. Most recently, he has helped Lignum Resources, a Madrid-based renewable energy project development firm, consolidate its South American practice by establishing a regional hub in Bogotá, Colombia. Manuel is looking to transition a large scale sustainable forestry operation in Colombia´s eastern plainlands into hemp.
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.
Policy & strategy expert, Czech Republic
Jindrich is a leading Czech authority on drug use, with more than 20 years experience leading and developing health programs and social services. He also held the post of Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator and director of the anti-drug policy department and the secretariat of the Government Council for the Coordination of Anti-Drug Policy (RVKPP). Jindrich has worked on the establishment, development, and evaluation of community services, especially drug abuse prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation programs since the 1990s. In 2000–2009, he actively participated in preparing community anti-drug strategies and projects financed by the European Commission.
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.
Wolf Jordan & Co, Belgium
Wolf is one of Europe’s leading experts in eco-construction and the production of high quality natural paints, plasters and renders for the building industry. He is the founder and sole owner of Wolf Jordan & Co., which operates out of Greenbizz, a Brussels-based incubator that backs growth of startups and small firms focused on sustainability. Wolf’s company produces binder formulas for hempcrete construction, and natural oils and waxes for wood and stone. An old-world craftsman with more than 36 years’ experience in natural materials, Wolf is also a lecturer, educator and innovator who has worked on building projects all over the world.
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.
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.
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Hyatt Centric Hotel, Montevideo
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