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HIA 7th Annual Convention & Canadian Outdoor Farm Show 2000

Posted on June 1, 2000

September 8-11th & 12-14th

By Hemp Industries Association (HIA)

The seventh annual general meeting of hemp industry executives will take place at the Ecology Retreat Center near Toronto. Following will be an opportunity to display, vend products, and promote industrial hemp at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show in Woodstock. The Hemp Village will feature Fashions, Foods, Beverages, Speakers, and a Crop Demonstration presented by the Ontario Hemp Association. Attendance: 40,000.

Come join us!

  • Wholesalers: manufacturers & distributors;
  • Retailers: stores, mail order, internet, mobile;
  • Researchers/authors/publishers; Consultants;
  • Farmers; Primary Processors; & Other Services

Premier hemp leaders will discuss key business, operational and strategic issues.The event features a unique blend of high-level networking and presentations to provide practical insight and information that will help you build your business.

Topics include:

  • The Emergence and Impact of E-commerce
  • Co-opetition in the Marketplace – Brand Building
  • Industry Forecast
  • Political Challenges
  • Business Development and Operational Issues
  • Leading Market Research
  • Broadening Channels of Distribution
  • HIA Board and Executive Election results for 2001
  • Hemp Cuisine with fresh Canadian seed and oil

Registration for HIA Convention 2000: Ecology Retreat Center
September 8 -11th: 4 Days/3 Nights
$350 us/ $450 cdn per person – Bed and Meals Included
Private Rooms & Shared Rooms (booked on first come basis)
Camping: $250 us/ $300 cdn per person
Daily Attendance Fee: $100 us/ $125 cdn
Rates go up after August 15th!

AgExpo Booth Space in the Hemp Village:
September 12-14th (Set Up 9/11)
$325 US/$400 Canadian – 8ft. x 8ft. space
Register at the HIA Office.

Super 8 Motel in Woodstock for Ag Expo:
$75 cdn- 2Queen beds & $70 cdn -1 Queen (fold out bed opt.)
Must be booked by August 15th. HIA has 20 rooms reserved.
Call the motel for reservations and ask for Hemp Ind. Assoc. – HIA.
Tel: 800 800 8000 or 519 421 4588 Fax: 519 421 4550

Special Meeting Rates have been arranged:
Air Canada event # CV984554 – 1 800 268 0024
Hertz event #020T0001 – 1 800 654 2200 USA & 1 800 263 0600 Canada

HIA Convention Invitation & Registration Form, and Ag Expo Booth
Registration Form will be included in the HIA Newsletter being mailed this

HIA Convention 2000 Coordinators:

  • Larry Duprey, The Hemp Club/Chanvre en Ville
  • Ruth Shamai, The Natural Order and R&D Hemp
  • James Enkin, Spirit Stream Trading Co.
  • Candi Penn Registrar, HIA Executive Sec.

Copyright © 2000, Hemp Industries Association. All rights reserved.

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