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Tuesday 27 Feb - Friday 2 Mar 2018


Rydges Geelong
Myers St & Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC

The objective of the AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRIAL HEMP CONFERENCE is to serve as a platform for growers, researchers, processors and end-market buyers to present and discuss concepts, key issues, hot topics and the latest findings in growing, producing, and the marketing of all types of industrial hemp products. This Conference is conceived and designed to add value to, and assist in the future expansion of the industrial hemp industry and its community.

The Conference is planned as the first biannual conference of many to come that will become the ‘Go To Hemp Event’ for anyone around the world interested in industrial hemp. The Conference is designed and structured to encourage networking, collaborations and a better understanding of the industry and its potential in Australia.


Stuart Gordon
Team Leader I Natural Fibres
Advanced Fibres and Chemical Industries Program I CSIRO Manufacturing


  • Registration fees apply from $75 to $700


Dates and Times

Event date: Feb 2018

Tuesday 27 Feb - Friday 2 Mar 2018

Rydges Geelong

Myers St & Gheringhap St, Geelong VIC
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The conference is being held to encourage networking, collaboration and a better understanding of current local and international research initiatives in industrial hemp production, processes and products. The three day conference will include plenary lectures from respected speakers, researchers and industry representatives as well as technical workshops on production and processing.

We would love to hear your views, please feel free to contact either or indicating your interest and further suggestions.

This is a unique, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity, to build the foundations of an exciting larger and united industry, moving in the same direction to make things happen.