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Growing the Future

Welcome to the iHEMP Summit 2020 - Save the date......

Following the success of our 2018 inaugural iHemp Summit, we would like to announce the dates for the next Summit and Exhibition. Please clear your calendars from 3rd – 6th (public expo day) June 2020, Rotorua, Aotearoa/New Zealand and watch this space for more information!

Our conference theme is ‘Growing the Future’ with a focus again on Food, Fibre and Health.


From milk to hemp hearts which are rich in fibre, full of proteins and contain well-balanced fats. The summit will highlight the opportunities for NZ food producers and exporters, as well as the challenges that need to be overcome.


Can be used for construction, clothing, 3D printing, composites & much more. The summit will highlight the lastest high-tech uses of hemp fibre, the opportunities open right now and the market barriers that we can collectively seek to break down.


A proven medicine for fibromyalgia, arthritis, pain and a range of mental health ailments. The use of cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes “CTF’ in medicines is just the start - as the wider wellness industry is beginning to unlock the secrets of hemp.  There is no doubt CBD and full plant spectrum products are a significantly growing market, one where NZ must do things differently to compete. The summit will explore the opportunities.

A welcome from the chair....


On behalf of the NZ Hemp Industries Association Inc (NZHIA) I look forward to welcoming you to the second iHemp summit and the first iHemp Expo, in the fantastic venue of Rotorua.
Thank you for your interest in the emerging industry, we are gaining momentum, with access to the human food market for hemp seed in November 2018 and the medicinal cannabis scheme coming in December 2019.
There is going to be lots to report on since 2018, the vision for the industry is being worked on by many hemp companies across Aotearoa/New Zealand and NZ Inc is set to benefit massively from the work these industry pioneers are putting in.
From growing to food, fiber and health the iHemp industry is setting itself up to be the next big agricultural industry, with the benefits being felt in rural Aotearoa/NZ first.
I encourage you to come along to the summit and expo to learn how the iHemp industry is going to have a positive effect on our economic, environmental and social outcomes
Come along and network with local and international industry leaders and hear about the opportunities and how to realise them. Introduce yourself to the various ecosystems who are there to support and help your hemp business to grow.
This will be the first year we have included a hemp expo, showcasing the latest hemp products, come along and meet the people building and supporting this new industry and learn how you can be involved.
I thank the organisers for putting together another world class event. Showcasing the best of the local industry and promoting our sector and sponsors to the public.
See you in Rotorua in June 2020.

Richard Barge
Chairman of the iHemp Summit & the NZ Hemp Industries Association

iHemp Summit 2020

3rd Jun 2020 - 6th Jun 2020
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Energy Events Centre, Queens Drive Rotorua New Zealand 3010

Event Location

Contact the event organiser

Use the details below or the contact form to the right to get in touch.

Nicky Vallender +64 021 033 5605