NZ iHemp Summit

Food - Fibre - Medicine

The 2018 summit was an awesome event and in keeping with our aim to help develop a R&D road map for the iHemp industry, all the videos are now available on a Vimeo Channel !  

It's getting closer!








4th, 5th & 6th July 2018, Wellington

The inaugural New Zealand industrial hemp summit will take place at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington, starting on the evening of the 4th with a welcome reception sponsored by Midlands Seed.  This is the perfect place to register and network ahead of the conference, building the networks we need to grow the NZ hemp economy.  This will followed by two full days on 5th and 6th July 2018.  NZ can be the best in the world at growing and using hemp. This summit will provide NZ companies, farmers, scientists, funders and regulators with the information they need to collaboratively develop the NZ industrial hemp economy.  The summit will share local and international knowledge on hemp, identify the local and export opportunities available to companies entering the industry, highlight the barriers to success within the market and develop strategies and relationships that will help the industry to overcome them.


The West Plaza Hotel in Wellington is offering its best rate to summit attendees – details on how to book are here.


You can see and download the programme here.  Or visit the interactive schedule on web and mobile via our Sched site.


Our speakers are busily warming up their voices.  You can see their profiles here.


We have some great sponsors who are taking the lead in the development of the NZ hemp economy. Check them out. Thank them!


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 and a range of mental health ailments.  There is no doubt that this is a massively growing market, but one where NZ must do things differently to compete.  The summit will explore the opportunities.

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