Those wanting to attend the 2023 Global Hemp Manufacturing and Commercialisation Summit being held in Melbourne, Australia late this month only have a couple of days left to register.
Hosted by the University of Melbourne, this year’s event will be held Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th of September at Graduate House in Carlton. The event will feature presentations and insights into building applications, producing and using industrial hemp, and trending consumer products.
“This groundbreaking event aims to inspire global innovators in the building, construction, and consumer products industries, fueled by the potential of industrial hemp.”
Among the key topics to be covered at the Summit:
- Industrial hemp supply chain
- Carbon sequestration
- Regenerative agriculture – creating a chemical-free industrial hemp crop
- Sustainable construction
- Industry opportunities and innovation
- Addressing challenges
The Global Hemp Summit is occurring in partnership with the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (ARC CAMP.H), and the Australian Hemp Manufacturing Company.
“This exciting summit will provide a unique forum to share knowledge, ideas and develop relationships that will support collaborative research and commercialization into all aspects of the cultivation, farming, harvesting and business applications of industrial hemp,” state the organisers.
The first Global Hemp Summit was held in 2019 in Israel and the second was an online event in 2020. The event wasn’t held in 2021 or 2022. Registration for this year’s summit closes 8th September 2023 – further information can be found here.
While still in its infancy, the Australian industrial hemp industry is rapidly growing. Industrial hemp can only be grown in Australia for fibre, seed or grain under a licence issued by state or territory governments. It wasn’t until 2017 that it became legal to consume hemp foods in Australia, and that has since become the major end use of locally grown crops. Australia was one of the last countries in the world to lift its ban on hemp foods.
In Australia, maximum permitted THC levels of hemp plants varies a little – 0.35% in Victoria, and 1% in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.