HANFEXPO 2019

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Austria's biggest hemp fair takes place in the heart of Vienna. From 26 to 29 April the MARX HALLE opens its doors to the premiere of the HANFEXPO.
On 13.000m² exhibition space more than 100 exhibitors present their products for cultivation, care, fertilization and plant protection, as well as novelties for cosmetics, textiles, building materials and food. Austria's largest hemp fair brings together experts from medicine, science, business and politics, numerous entrepreneurs with a wide variety of products and interested parties under one roof. Hemp is topical! New medical studies as well as new regulations and laws are spreading all over the world. In spring 2019, the WHO published a recommendation on the reclassification of cannabis in which it advises less restrictive use of the plant and its active ingredients. In Austria, hemp was voted medicinal plant of the year 2018 by the Herbal Medicinal Products Platform Austria (HMPPA) - a network of doctors and professors - and the former member of the National Council Dr. Peter Kolba initiated a petition for the availability of medical cannabis together with the Alliance Chronic Pain. Special attention is paid to the comprehensive education and information transfer to all relevant topic areas around the all-round plant hemp.

GRAND GREEN CHALLENGE - Start-up Pitching at the HANFEXPO 2019
As the largest hemp trade fair in Austria, HANFEXPO is an ideal platform for networking industry colleagues, experts and entrepreneurs from various sectors such as research and development, production, distribution and marketing. With representatives from Canada, Israel, California, China and many parts of Europe, HANFEXPO will underline the international orientation of Austria as a business location and expand its potential for further development. What is new is that young entrepreneurs also have the opportunity to get to know valuable cooperation partners in a pleasant atmosphere and to communicate their offers in the right place. In cooperation with CONDA, the #1 crowdfunding platform in Austria, start-ups have the opportunity to present their ideas and innovations to the public at the GRAND-GREEN Symposium as part of HANFEXPO! In addition to helpful feedback from mentors, investors and colleagues, great prizes await the three best companies in terms of innovation, sustainability, business model and USP.
Further information can be found at: www.grandgreen.org

Charity Project of HANFEXPO 2019 with REGIO Coffee
Together with REGIO, HANFEXPO supports the Angelman Association Austria. Since 1991, Spar's own coffee brand in Marchtrenk has been the most modern coffee roasting plant in Austria. The company is one of the few roasting companies in Austria that attaches great importance to roasting coffee and is known for its high coffee quality. At the HANFEXPO 2019 REGIO is represented with two mobile espresso stations, known as APEs. Top barista will supply visitors with strong espresso and creamy cappuccino. All net proceeds will be donated to the Angelman Association Austria. The association provides both short-term and long-term support for children affected by the syndrome of the same name. As one of many projects, the house project provides lifelong care for those affected, tailored to their individual needs. At the same time, the Angelman House serves as a central information point for questions related to the disease. Information to the association is to be found under www.angelman.at. With this cooperation the HANFEXPO and REGIO would like to make a small contribution to the support of the Angelman Association.

Chill-out area
The spacious outdoor area becomes a place of relaxation and enjoyment. Food trucks supply visitors with culinary delicacies, drinks, ice cream, waffles and coffee. Deckchairs and beanbags invite you to relax and Live-DJs provide musical entertainment.

Location
The Viennese MARX HALLE as a trade fair and event location offers ample space for national and international trade fairs. The oldest wrought iron construction in Europe allows the fair to be pleasantly divided into two areas and creates an ambience of a special kind.
In 1877, the listed building was planned by the Viennese architect Rudolf Frey and completed in 1881 on behalf of the municipal council of Vienna's royal imperial capital and residence. Once built as Vienna's central livestock market, the historic building developed into a pulsating centre of the new Neu Marx district.
The combination of industrial design and historical building creates a very special charm. The high halls, the given infrastructure and the central location, as well as the good accessibility by public transport are the best conditions for the HANFEXPO in AUSTRIA.
Over the years, MARX HALLE has firmly established itself at the top of Vienna's event and cultural scene with its high-quality positioning and is one of the top trade fair locations in Austria.
Further information can be found at: www.marxhalle.at

Vienna as a trade fair city
Vienna is one of the most popular trade fair cities in the world and offers a very high quality of life. One cannot escape the charm of this city, which offers a great variety of cultural and leisure activities. As a metropolis, Vienna is a cosmopolitan city and an important location for companies from Austria and abroad. Around 1.8 million people live here, the greater Vienna area has a population of 2.7 million.
A visit to a trade fair in Vienna is a practical opportunity to pay attention to the beautiful city on the Danube even after the trade fair. Countless cosy restaurants, bars and cafés are waiting to be discovered. Furthermore, Vienna is booming at any time of year with events, cultural events and attractions, so that good, sociable and sophisticated entertainment is provided.

MARX HALLE is located in the immediate vicinity of Vienna International Airport Schwechat. The transfer to the fair location takes approx. 15 - 30 minutes, depending on the chosen means of transport. The best way to get to the sights, shopping streets, hotels and restaurants in the city centre is by public transport in just a few minutes. There are hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars and hotels in the city centre.

ECO-Event
HANFEXPO is organised in accordance with the criteria of the eco-event and is currently in the process of awarding the title. The entire organisation and implementation of the trade fair is characterised by sustainability. The implementation of resource-conserving and environment-friendly measures is a decisive factor in the organisation of Austria's largest hemp trade fair. For certification as an eco-event, the Umweltberatung Wien´ demands strict requirements with regard to travel options, waste logistics, water, electricity and energy consumption as well as social aspects such as accessibility and intercultural interpretation of the event. Numerous bicycle parking spaces are provided by the trade fair organiser and invite visitors to reach HANFEXPO 2019 in an environmentally friendly way.
Further information: https://www.oekoevent.at/