Welcome to the home page for the NZHIA iHemp Discovery & Investment Tour 2022
This pioneering industry is on the edge of incredible growth. We’re looking for farmers, growers, entrepreneurs and businesses who want to discover how to invest, upskill and become part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s next billion-dollar industry.
Our aim is to help build a collaborative network to enable scaled growth of this emerging industry, across a number of sectors, by providing information and direction that will encourage ‘light bulb’ moments, to show attendees how to incorporate iHemp into their business plans. To achieve this network, of connected community-based individuals and businesses, we are doing a nationwide roadshow “The NZHIA iHemp Discovery & Investment Tour 2022”.
Commencing in June 2022, the Tour will travel from Whangārei to Gore hosting in town halls, universities and smaller hui and workshops, with the specific outcome of developing a community of interested people across the farming, food, fibre and health sectors.
Tour Programme – What can hemp do for you?
Register here: the-nzhia-discovery-and-investment-tour
Industry Potential – Why is this important?
The environment, the economy, the government and consumers are moving to sustainable industries to help achieve their goals, ranging from climate change to export and growth targets. National conversations about affordable health, housing and food can be positively influenced by industrial hemp.
We need to build resilient supply chains and thriving regional economies which will develop economic opportunities for the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand. Using sustainable crops of industrial hemp to produce high quality food and fibre makes both environmental and economic sense.
Sponsor, Support or Exhibit – We need you!
To make the most of the Tour, we will be working with key stakeholders in the industry to connect with their networks, to help promote the tour and get the influencers, entrepreneurs and investors in the room.
This will involve local iHemp industry businesses, Iwi groups, Regional Economic Development Agencies, CRI’s and Universities. We aim to ensure the presentations are tailored to the specific areas and audiences, that we answer their questions, and provide information to encourage involvement.
We ask that if you are in the industry you can provide your support in the following ways:
• Participation as a presenter/exhibitor/attendee.
• Sponsorship and assistance with venues, and support services such as AV/technical support.
• Help with promotion of the events; sharing with your networks, attract relevant people.
If you would like to be involved please contact us via the form below: