ASACON 2019

October 11-13, 2019 in Asahikawa, JAPAN

Until remaining

2019/10/11

Greetings & About HIHA of organizer

Representative Director: Dr. Harumi Kikuchi

“Let’s make Hemp be the staple crop of Hokkaido!
The goal is 20,000ha in the whole of Hokkaido”

Hokkaido Industrial Hemp Association (HIHA) has carried out various activities such as public awareness and enlightenment, request to the country and Hokkaido, assisting with obtaining a cultivation license and with introducing overseas varieties and so on in order to make Hokkaido be a stronghold of Hemp (Marijuana and Hemp) industry in Japan. At the same time, as the only associate member of EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association) in Japan, HIHA also has worked on international exchange with the advanced nations in Hemp like Western countries and China.
This time, we will hold the international business conference on industrial Hemp on a full scale in Asahikawa, Hokkaido that is the food base of Japan by getting cooperation from people from inside and outside Japan who we have exchanged until now. Now that the Hemp industry is developing rapidly in the world, we hope that ASACON 2019 will be an opportunity of the development of Hemp industry in our country and that many of you will be able to join us.

The Hemp History of Japan and Hokkaido

Hemp in Japan has been cultivated throughout the country from more than 10,000 years ago as a crop that helps people’s lives. In Hokkaido, the government encouraged hemp and flax cultivation during the Meiji period, and there were more than 80 hemp-spinning factories all over the country. However, in 1948 after the World War II, the Cannabis Control Act was enacted, and hemp cultivation was restricted. Moreover, because of the spread of chemical fibers, the demand for hemp decreased sharply, and now the cultivation area is only 10-odd hectares for a Shinto ritual or traditional hemp fabric. We are aiming at the revival of Hemp that used to be cultivated on a large scale in Hokkaido and the material of the modern hemp spinning industry.

ASACON 2019 is the First International Business Conference aiming at
“The Campaign to Re-Open Japan for Hemp”

Last year, Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and it gave a big impact to the world. Like this, since the deregulation for hemp has been moved forward overseas, the number of countries and regions that legalize medical or recreational use have been increasing, and the hemp industry has also been developing rapidly. On the other hand, Japan has left behind by the world-wide trend due to the Cannabis Control Act that substantially prohibits cultivation for medical use and even safe harmless industrial use. Like the Edo period when international exchanges except with the Netherland and China were strictly prohibited, Japan is even now sealed off to the outside world on hemp.

We have decided to begin “The Campaign to Re-Open Japan for Hemp” in order to overthrow the present situation of closed Japan. Japan where the population is aging is the  promising market for hemp products that is necessary for health and comfortable life. Telling the good points of hemp products to Japanese people, we need the strong campaign to increase the domestic distribution of hemp products by importing them.

ASACON 2019 is the first step of this campaign and the Japan’s first international conference on hemp business on a full scale. With inviting the worldwide hemp companies and prominent hemp researchers and having them introduce hemp products to Japan, it is one of the main purposes of this conference to have overseas understand the fascination of Japanese market.

We endorse “The Campaign to Re-Open Japan for Hemp” and welcome Japanese companies that hope to cooperate with foreign companies expanding the hemp industry/business globally. Please join ASACON 2019, and let’s aim at expanding the Japanese hemp market together!

Speaker

World-class speakers in Hemp Business & Research will come to Japan!!

  • Harumi Kikuchi

    HIHA

  • Sebastian Begelie

    Alpha CAT CEO

  • Daungruthai Pumipichet

    Olive HempThai CEO

  • Roman Strechaj

    Hemp industries Slovakia /Hemp M&S Austria Managing Director

  • HayleSelasse Tafari

    French by Birth; American by Choice; Ethiopian by Destiny

  • Alicia Fall

    Her Many Voices Foundation Founder/Vision Holder

  • Anar Artur

    Hemp Mongolia

  • Heinrich Wieker

    Henrys Hempharvester CEO

  • Thomas Michael Kloepfer

    Farm Operations Manager

  • Eric Macky

    Wonder workshop CEO

* These speakers may be subject to change.
* “Day 2 and Day 3 speakers/programs will be announced after the decision is made.

Program & Agenda

It is a program of ASACON 2019.

Japanese hemp charm

Japanese hemp charm

Dr. Patrick Collins

Purpose of the ASACON2019

Purpose of the ASACON2019

Harumi Kikuchi

Situation of China and Heilongjiang

Situation of China and Heilongjiang

Sun Yufeng

Hemp new breed development

Hemp new breed development

Christophe Fevrier

Regional Revitalization by Vertically Integrated Companies

Regional Revitalization by Vertically Integrated Companies

Hana Gabrielova

About the Knowmad institut

About the Knowmad institut

Daniela Kreher

Welocome Party

World affairs seen from HempTODAY

World affairs seen from HempTODAY

Kehrt Reyher

Hemp fiber and hemp fashion

Hemp fiber and hemp fashion

Guy Carpenter

About the Hemp plastic

About the Hemp plastic

Eric Macky

Break Time

Break Time

Recruiting

Recruiting

Hemp trends in the world

Mark Reinders

Hemp’s sustainability society

Hemp's sustainability society

Thomas Michael Kloepfer

Lunch Time

Lunch Time

Development of small agricultural machines for hemp harvesting

Development of small agricultural machines for hemp harvesting

Heinrich Wieker

About Hemp Architecture in Japan

About Hemp Architecture in Japan

About Hemp Montgomery

About Hemp Montgomery

Anar Artur

Hemp Recovery in Haiti

Hemp Recovery in Haiti

Alicia Fall

Business matching

Business matching

International Hemp Architecture Association Initiatives

International Hemp Architecture Association Initiatives

Steve Allin

Japan’s CBD Business Situation

Japan's CBD Business Situation

Utility of terpenes

Utility of terpenes

HayleSelasse Tafari

Tea Break

Tea Break

Netherlands and the international situation

Ben Dronkers

Health of Endocannabinoid

Health of Endocannabinoid

Dr. Philip Blair

CBD clinical research in Japan

CBD clinical research in Japan

Lunch Time

Quality and certification of medical cannabis ICCI’s efforts

Quality and certification of medical cannabis ICCI's efforts

Hana Gabrielova

About CBD Products

About CBD Products

Roman Strechaj

Regional revitalization by hemp in rural Thailand

Regional revitalization by hemp in rural Thailand

Daungruthai Pumipichet

Demonstration of the cannabinoid component test

Sebastian Begelie

ALL DAY Conference language: English. There is simultaneous interpretation for Japanese.

Entry fee

Early BirdAfter Early BirdRemarks
General participants $700
$800

 

  • Admission to all plenary lectures, Admission to the Welcome Reception (11.Oct. 2019), lunches and afternoon teas for each day of the Conference; and Admission to the Conference Dinner (12.Oct.2019).
  • Entry fee does not include accommodation and breakfast expenses. Please make your own arrangements for hotel accommodations.
  • The round-trip transportation fee for the Asahikawa airport ? International Conference Hall(Taisetsu Crystal Hall) is not included.
  • Early Bird registrations will be available until 6:00pm (JST) Wednesday 31 July 2019.

Looking for sponsors

Sponsor

$1,000

Number to be accepted:10

Silver sponsor

$3,000

Number to be accepted:3

Gold sponsor

$10,000

Number to be accepted:2

Premium sponsor

$25,000

Number to be accepted:1

You are only permitted to exhibit Hemp products that can be imported to Japan.

Hemp Products Exhibition and Sale & Business matching

We are planning to exhibit and sell hemp products of the companies giving a lecture at the special venue of Taisetsu Crystal Hall during 3-day conference. If you would like to display your products at exhibition and sale, please contact ASACON secretariat.

Business exchange meetings are a forum for matching domestic and overseas hemp operators with companies and individuals who wish to enter the hemp business.

 

Access to the Venue

Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan

From Haneda Airport (HND):

  1. Haneda Airport(HND) → Asahikawa Airport(AKJ) (about 1 hour 35 minutes ※ Flight time by plane)
  2. Asahikawa Airport(AKJ) → JR Asahikawa Station (about 35 minutes ※ Travel time by airport bus)
  3. JR Asahikawa Station → Venue (about 2-3 minutes ※ Travel time by taxi)

From Narita Airport (NRT):

  1. Narita Airport(NRT) → Haneda Airport(HND) (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes ※ Travel time by train)
  2. Haneda Airport(HND) → Asahikawa Airport(AKJ) (about 1 hour 35 minutes ※ Flight transfer)
  3. Asahikawa Airport(AKJ) → JR Asahikawa Station (about 35 minutes ※ Travel time by airport bus)
  4. JR Asahikawa Station → Venue (about 2-3 minutes ※ Travel time by taxi)

Asahikawa Taisetsu Crystal Hall, International Conference Hall

Asahikawa City
Taisetsu Crystal Hall

Attention!!

In Japan, brining in cannabis and possession is prohibited by law.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Registration

For inquiries, please contact Hemp Today Japan.

You can apply to participate from the ASACON official website.
Please contact ASACON secretariat.

(info@hemptoday-japan.net Phone: +81-25-793-7792)

for recruitment of sponsors and participation in exhibitions and sales.

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