Preliminary Program of the International Cannabis Policy Conference
Detailed Program to be published soon.
SATURDAY 8th DECEMBER 2018
|From eradication to propagation.
Cannabis and the environment: emerging industry standards and best practices.
How can hemp help combat climate change and provide solutions for bettering the environment?
How can legal Cannabis policies tend to zero environmental impact?First confirmed speakers: Robert C. Clarke (TBC), Anthony Silvaggio, Lezli Engelking.
|PAUSE: 11H00 – 11H15|
|Cannabis revolution from a socio-economic perspective.
Lessons learned and future challenges of the global Cannabis markets.
Crossed voices on regulated Cannabis markets, and the ethics of legalization (fair trade, minorities, developing countries…).First confirmed speakers: Robert Hoban, Patricia Amiguet, Michalis Theodoropoulos, Pedro Arenas.
|PAUSE: 13h30 – 15h00|
|Women & Cannabis.
From seed to sale, achieving gender equality. Learning from women’s leadership in the Cannabis industry, and outlining the disproportionate impact of prohibition on women and girls.First confirmed speakers: Lisa Sánchez, Hanka Gabrielová, Daniela Kreher, Patricia Amiguet.
|Sustainable uses & delivery methods.
Harm reduction consumption patterns, use delivery devices, product safety, cannabinoids, analysis, ratios & concentrates.First confirmed speakers: Dr. Sergio Sánchez-Bustos, Dr. Olivier Bertrand.
|Between traditional and personalized medicine:
Sustainable health systems, policies & settings to ensure access to Cannabis medicines.
How can health systems integrate efficiently medical Cannabis, in particular herbal preparations or extracts? To what extent are Cannabis and cannabinoid medicines suitable for our health systems?First confirmed speakers: Dr. Ilya Reznik, Pavel Pachta, Catherine Ritter.
|PAUSE: 19H00 – 19H30|
Reforming Cannabis & hemp policies to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.First confirmed speaker: Ethan Nadelmann.
SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER 2018
|December 5-6-7th 2018, the UN Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND), the only United Nations body dealing with Cannabis policy, will receive the final scheduling recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) on cannabidiol (40th ECDD) and cannabis in all forms (41st ECDD). These recommendations will be presented to the 187 Member States at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) headquarters in Vienna, Austria.
This CND gathering will be the final global meeting before the High-Level UN Session on drug policy (March 2019) where new Cannabis Treaty scheduling and the 2019-2029 plan of action will be voted by the Countries. These decisions will offer opportunities for countries to develop innovative policies and new market perspectives.
The International Cannabis Policy Conference, December 7-9th 2018 is the last opportunity for external inputs from key stakeholders: researchers, NGOs, students, public officials, policymakers, private sector businesses, investors, and all other interested parties – on this very crucial issue.
Besides scheduling controls, this event presents the contribution of cannabis & industrial hemp markets and products innovations relevant to the achievements of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), a global framework for sustainable societies.
The International Cannabis Policy Conference includes sessions with top research, industry and policy leaders and an exposition hall showcasing related food, products and services. Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the future of international cannabis policy right where changes happen.
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th, December, 2018
[SPECIAL] PANEL EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS CND MEETING (Attendance to this event requires additional UN ground pass registration and the participation in the welcome reception)
WELCOME RECEPTION – DIPLOMATS AND NETWORKING COCKTAIL
EXPOSITION HALL & HEMP FOOD CAFE
INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS CONFERENCES AND ROUNDTABLE PANELS
INTERNATIONAL CANNABUSINESS BREAKFAST – Award Nominee Presentations
INTERNATIONAL CANNABUSINESS AWARDS DINNER
| Conference Venue
Austria Center Vienna (ACV)
Tel.: +43 (1) 260 69-0
Fax: +43 (1) 260 69-303
The official language of the conference is English – simultaneous interpreting is available in different languages: English | German | Czech | Spanish | and more!
The Vienna International Airport is located 30 minutes from the conference venue. Taxi service (about $50/€30) and a modern airport train (about 10$/€7) provide safe, fast and economic transportation.
Austria time zone is Standard time zone: UTC / GMT + 1 hour
In December temperatures in Vienna range between -1 and 5°C. Rain and snow are possible. December, although one of the coldest months, is a gorgeous time of year to visit Vienna. All throughout this holiday month, the city is home to the famous, cozy & heartwarming Christmas market.
|Liability and Insurance
The conference organizers cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage of property belonging to conference participants (or their accompanying persons), either during, or as a result of the conference.
The country code for Austria is +43
Electricity in Austria is supplied at 220V, 50Hz and has a two pin connecting plug. (Type C)
The unit of currency in Austria is the Euro (€) commonly known as Euro. Approximate currency rate as of August 2017 is as follows:
US $ 1 = Euro € 0,83
Most international credit cards are accepted.
| Value Added Tax Reimbursement (VAT)
The standard VAT rate is 20 %, the reduced rate is 10 %. For more details please visit the official website of the Ministry of Finance.
|Certificate of Attendance
A certificate of attendance may be obtained from the Registration Desk.