Speakers from South Africa, Mongolia and Poland are on the program for the Hemp Food, Health & Beauty Summit at HempToday Center May 25-26.
Entrepreneur Arne Verhoef, founder of S.A.-based HempHub, Anar Artur, CEO at HempMongolia, and Jan Żytko, JZ Consulting, Warsaw, an expert in brands, marketing and distribution chains, will join an international speaker panel that will address delegates from 12 countries from around the globe who are signed up for the event, hosted at HempToday Center in Poland. Only three places remain open for the two-day summit.
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Verhoef will give an overview of the hemp scene in South Africa and talk about his experiences as a startup. A biologist by training, he is also a horticulturist and developer of health products based on CBD hemp and other healing plants. He also manages The Stokvel Collective, a Community Supported Agriculture project that seeks to spread regenerative agriculture through grassroots action in Africa.
Anan Artur, CEO, HempMongolia, started the first and only company in Mongolia licensed and authorized to conduct hemp cultivation, production and export. He will talk about the potential for the food, health & beauty sectors in Mongolia as well as his firm’s vision of Mongolia as an Asian hemp corridor. He was previously marketing supervisor at leading Mongolian private companies including MCS Coca Cola LLC. and Petrovis LLC.
Żytko, who will give an overview of the distribution scene in Poland, has 20 years experience across the EMEA building sales and marketing organizations, having served in executive positions at Pernod Ricard/Wyborowa S.A., Bols Royal Distilleries, Diageo and Gontyniec Group Brewery. He also led a strategic team in preparing content for the launch of The Well Being Network, a Polish television channel dedicated to healthy lifestyles.