The NZHIA iHEMP Discovery & Investment Tour 2022

Date Wednesday 6 July 2022
Time 12pm - 2pm
Where Waikato Management School. Rooms MSB 1.36 & MSB 1.37
Presenter The New Zealand Hemp Industries Association and the University of Waikato
Contact Richard Beok
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

The New Zealand Hemp Industries Association would like to extend an invitation for you to register to attend the NZHIA iHemp Discovery & Investment Tour meeting at the University of Waikato.

Date - Wednesday 6 July

Time - 12pm - 2pm

Location - Rooms MSB 1.36 and MSB 1.37, Waikato Management School

Parking - Gate 10.

Access is from Silverdale Road. There will be a cost of $2.00 to park. You can use the free PayMyPark app to pay parking fees, or pay online at the PayMyPark website. Please do not park in a numbered / named park as these are reserved for permit holders and clamping fees may apply


This presentation is a celebration of the work being done at the University of Waikato, acknowledging the capabilities and resources available to industry.

Guest speakers include:

Richard Barge (NZHIA) - The NZHIA chair presents the background of the emerging Aotearoa New Zealand iHemp industry.

Kim Pickering (Univ. of Waikato) - The amazing properties of hemp fibre and its use in composites and industrial applications.

Nigel Slaughter (Ligar) - Exploring the high value applications of hemp and what we can pursue (legally) right now.

Melanie Ooi (Univ. of Waikato)  - How technology to support the cannabis cultivation.

Hin Lim (Univ. of Waikato) - Robotics in horticulture and how this can be adopted to hemp industry.