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First Latin American & Caribbean Hemp Summit seeks speakers

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Organizers of the first ever Latin American & Caribbean Hemp Summit have issued a call for speakers to inform the event, set for Montevideo, Uruguay Nov. 8-9, 2019.

The Summit is a collaboration among HempToday; Hemp Engineering, Perth, Australia; Hempoint, Czech Republic; and the Cannabis & Hemp Studies Center, Uruguay.

Expansive program

Set for the Hyatt Centric in Montevideo, the program will survey legal and regulatory developments across the region, review hemp R&D, and point to investment opportunities.

“It’s important to cover all sectors and to look at possibilities for processing of the whole plant,” said Ramon Granados, CEO at Hemp Engineering and General Director at HempToday en Espanol. “This starts with everything from consideration of the laws in different countries through processing and marketing,” Granados said. “The potential is truly staggering for the region when you think of all the sectors hemp can fit into.”

The organizers are particularly seeking representatives of countries in the Latin America and Caribbean region: Uruguay, Colombia, México, Brazil, Jamaica, Guyana, Aruba, Barbados, Chile, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago, Virgin Islands, Bahamas.

International speakers on board

“But we’re also bringing in leading European, Asian and North American speakers to inform local stakeholders what’s happening in hemp around the world and, most importantly, for the networking opportunity,” Granados said.

Speakers scheduled to address the Summit so far come from as far away as Nepal, Australia, Germany, Poland and Washington State in the USA.

The Summit also will feature HempToday’s HempBoutique pop-up showroom, an exhibition of premium hemp-based products from around the world. Space for about 20 exhibitors is still available.

Tickets & sponsorships

Tickets for the Latin American & Caribbean Hemp are now on sale at the Early Bird rate of $599 per person until August 15. Accreditation is $799 per person starting Aug. 16. A limited number of sponsorships also are available for the Summit.


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