25. October 2013 Daniel Kruse

Dear Member of the EIHA,
We would like to invite you to the 14th General Meeting of the “European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)”!
FEIERABENDHAUS KNAPSACK, Industriestrasse, 50351 Hürth, Germany (nearby the nova-Institut)
28 November 2013, 11 am – 5 pm (including dinner).
1. Status report on EIHA and Hemp
2. EIHA activities in 2013
– Status lobbying in Brussels concerning CAP, LMI and more (Michael Carus, John Hobson)
– Trend reports form the countries
– EIHA representation / liaison at CEN TC 411 (Michael Carus)
– Update EIHA-Leaflet Fibres
– Natural Fibres in the Automotive Industry (Michael Carus)
– Life cycle assessment of hemp fibre production and hemp products in Europe – including comparison to other natural fibres (Roland Essel)
3. Studies, position papers
– Update of fibre price data
– Updated list of automotive customers & Hemp insulation (Michael Carus)
4. Trade fairs and conferences, marketing support
– Int. Business Directory for Innovative Bio-Based Plastics and Composites (iBIB2014/15)
5. Financial report of the EIHA & exclusion of non paying members
6. Exoneration and election of the Board of Directors
7. Outlook, guidelines and focus of EIHA activities in 2013/14
– Update www.eiha.org with WordPress system
– New business cards & EIHA note paper
– Next step Sustainability Certification (ISCC) – in the framework of the EU FP7 MultiHemp project
– Industrial Hemp DVD (??)
– Technical Workshop together with CELC for EIHA members & composites industry
– Meta LCA on Hemp fibre insulation
– Lobbying activities in Brussels: next steps
– Others
Please let us know – via notice board (www.eiha.org) or email – who is going to attend the meeting!
Other proposals for the agenda are welcome. Please submit your proposals till 8 November at the latest.
Best regards,
John Hobson
(President of EIHA)
Michael Carus
(Managing Director of EIHA)
Dominik Vogt
PDF Download: 13-11-13_Agenda_14th_GM_EIHA_Huerth.pdf