About EIHA

EIHA was originally formed almost 19 years ago but officially founded in 2005. EIHA is based in Brussels and Cologne.

EIHA Board Members

EIHA is run by a Board of 7 people, equally distributed between farmers, producers and processors. Following consultation with our members, the Board acts on their behalf.

Boris Banas, Rachele Invernizzi, Mark Reinders (President), Lorenza Romanese (MD), Daniel Kruse, Catherine Wilson, Bernd Frank (Treasurer)

EIHA Office

Our Managing Director is based in Brussels and we have a secretariat in Cologne.


Lorenza Romanese

Managing Director


Dominik Vogt

Office Manager

EIHA Advisory Board

EIHA is fully supported by an Advisory Committee composed of experts and specialists. Their role is to provide insights, guidance and documentation on technical and regulatory developments relating to the hemp plant and products derived from it.

EIHA Conference

The annual EIHA conference is internationally recognised as Europe’s key hemp event. It is an exceptional opportunity for members and visitors to be informed of the latest developments on markets, legislation and technology. In addition, it provides a unique platform to meet and discuss ideas, opportunities and potential collaborations. The event is held in the first week of June in Cologne, Germany.

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Our EIHA Statutes