Only 8 accreditations remain for the summit, which will feature a wide range of technology applicable to both large and small hemp operations. Farming and decortication equipment, extraction systems, harvesting machines and other technology to serve the hemp industry will be explored at the two-day event. Stakeholders from Canada, Germany, Latvia, Italy, USA, South Africa, Finland, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal and Poland are already scheduled to be present.
Leading Euro producer
Located at Borken near the German-Dutch border, Hemp Factory is the biggest hemp food manufacturer in Central Europe. Development of the facility was guided by HempConsult GmbH, the Dusseldorf-based hemp industry advisory. HempConsult founder and CEO Daniel Kruse is also interim CEO at Hemp Factory.
Hemp Factory produces hemp foodstuffs for the processing industry, with 95% of output certified organic, and the remainder of conventional production. In addition to shelling hemp seeds, Hemp Factory’s services include the extraction of hemp oil by cold pressing, and the production of hemp flour, hemp protein and hemp dietary fiber.
Impressive customer base
Another production line turns out fodder, concentrated feed stuffs and fodder oil for the animal feed industry, and supplies livestock businesses with high-quality feed concentrates from by-products, such as oil, oil cake and coarse meal.
Hemp Factory’s customers include well-known food and baked goods producers as well as leading wholesalers. The factory turns out a variety of bulk hemp food products for Hempro International GmbH & Co. KG, which has been selling hemp foods for 16 years.
Speakers for the summit are: Rafael Dulon, CEO Hanf Farm GmbH, Germany; Valerio Zucchini, Valerio Zucchini Consulting & Trading, Italy; Robert Ziner, Founder & CEO, Canadian Industrial Hemp Corporation, Toronto, Canada; Kelly Knutson, CEO, Isolate Extraction Systems Inc., Colorado, USA; Heinrich Wieker, Henry’s Hemp Harvester, Germany; Marijn Roersch van der Hoogte, Hanffaser Uckermark, Germany; Kristaps Eglitis, Developer, The Micro Hemp Decorticator, Latvia; Ap Verhoef, Botanical Extraction Enterprises South Africa.