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Phil Warner

Ecofibre
Managing Director
Australia
Born in 1952 and grew up on a farm in Australia. He spent the first 25 years in the Feature Film industry working around the world. Since 1997 Phil’s mission has been to find and develop an agricultural product that could achieve regional value adding and sustainable consumer products.  For 20 years Phil has been developing Hemp varieties viable for latitudes, 40 to the tropics.  Phil’s team has amassed the world’s most diverse cannabis genetic seed bank – models for co-operative farming systems – new processing systems – markets for hemp food, fibre products and cannabinoid now used in the USA, and South America and Australia. In 2014, Phil received the first DEA pre-approved permit to import hemp seed into the US in over 80 years. 
Having been involved in the hemp business in Australia and China, Europe, and the Americas, Phil’s understanding hemps politics, legislation and technical capabilities is unique in the world. Phil has written for and co-authored many professional journals and publications on Hemp. His depth of knowledge of this industry makes him one of few hemp industry architects globally.   

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 5
 

15:55 NZST