iHemp Summit & Expo

iHemp Summit & Expo

iHemp Summit & Expo 2021

Connect with the knowledge and skills of the nation’s premier gathering of industry experts by purchasing the full summit via the NZHIA Vimeo channel and watching and learning from these notable speakers and accessing their presentations.


Attendees receive VIP access to all speakers, presentations and Q & A sessions, however if you missed the event or would like to gain access, for just $35.00, or $2.15 (USD) per episode, you can access almost 9 hours of content divided across 35 episodes.

The Virtual Hemp
Webinar Series 2020

The virtual hemp webinar series is an industrial hemp digital resource that includes knowledge and guidance from industry leaders, government officials, researchers, growers and manufacturers. The series is a collection of 11 episodes, with each webinar hosted by NZHIA Chairman Richard Barge. 


  • Episode 01: Hemp 101 – Introduction, terminology and potential for iHemp in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
  • Episode 02: Government regulations and testing iHemp.
  • Episode 03: Growing iHemp, in rotation, breeding, agri-inputs and food, fibre, health and phytoremediation crops.
  • Episode 04: Export strategy and the need for NZ to differentiate our brands, incorporating provenance & story into a product, leveraging being indigenous/Māori.
  • Episode 05: Fibre – Circular Economy and end uses, high and low tech markets, now and in the future.
  • Episode 06: Fibre – Growing and construction uses. Decorticating stems into bast fibre and hurd
  • Episode 07: Food – How to use it, high value nutrition, R&D eco system and direction of travel regarding plant based foods and protein. New Product Development, healthy food trends.
  • Episode 08: Food – How it is made. Growing seed crops, packaging and marketing – compliance and considerations, scaling to meet the export potential.
  • Episode 09: Health – Medical Cannabis Scheme  – THC and CBD.
  • Episode 10: Health – Natural health products/cosmetics and the wellness industry for cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids. 
  • Episode 11: Scenarios and vision to develop the iHemp industry and call to action.

iHemp Summit & Expo 2018

The inaugural iHemp Summit was held in Wellington, in 2018. Over three days, the government, farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and hempsters gathered to discuss INDUSTRIAL HEMP in the FOOD, FIBRE, and HEALTH sectors.



You will be able to access the Summit for $20.00 or $2.00 (USD) per episode, which will provide you with hours of valuable information and resources.

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