OUR SPEAKERS ROBERT JAPPIE
Robert is the Head of Mackrell Turner Garrett’s Crime and Regulatory Team in London. With more than eight years’ experience in the fields of complex crime, business crime, serious fraud and regulatory matters, Robert assists a wide range of clients, whether individual or corporate. Robert has represented clients in a variety of regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the
Born in Trieste, Italy, she graduated from the University of Gorizia with a Master of Arts in European Affairs. She speaks fluently four languages. 10 years of solid experience as policy advisor and communication manager at European level, from the oil and gas sector to the European Commission. Most recently, Lorenza led the European association of Independent Winegrowers, in the agricultural sector. Lorenza Romanese will pursue EIHA’s scope: defend and represent the interests of European industrial
Catherine Wilson is MD of CannaWell, one of the UK's longest established hemp CBD companies, pioneers in offering quality hemp CBD extracts to support our health. Catherine is also a board member of EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association). She has a professional background in secondary raw material recovery from waste. Her environmental background fuels her passion to bring back hemp as a major agricultural crop which
Steve Bevan has more than 20 years experience in compliant investment sales/finance. Steve’s impact at GenCanna™ has been felt on multiple levels from it’s foundational startup in Kentucky. Steve’s basic approach to leading GenCanna’s hemp industry stewardship has provided great positioning in hemp legislation, regulation, and compliance by facilitating a working relationship with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA), the Kentucky State Police (KSP), and Kentucky’s federal leadership including Senate Majority Leader Mitch
Mackrell Turner Garrett National Crime Agency (NCA). He also has particular expertise in organised crime investigations, drug trafficking/importation, money laundering offences and complex POCA proceedings. Robert is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and has previously been a part of the legal team at Release, which is the national
EIHA hemp sector within European Union’s institutions. This year the hot topics are: Tetrahydrocannabinol level in feed and food products, hemp extracts with CBD used in food and cosmetic products, CBD as Novel Food and the CAP Reform. As to the latter, CAP Reform is an opportunity for European producers to bring back the 0.3% Tetrahydrocannabinol level in industrial hemp so as to reduce the significant competitive disadvantage European farmers have compared to American, Canadian, Asian and Swiss producers.
EIHA can offer a significant contribution by providing solutions to reduce environmental impact and contributes towards the development of a decarbonised economy.
GenCanna McConnell. Under Steve, GCG has helped lead the nascent hemp industry by serving as founding Secretary of the US Hemp Roundtable, and has advised on legislative and regulatory issues across the world. Steve works tirelessly with grassroots activists, regulators, lawmakers, and law enforcement alike to develop key industry standards and practices that have helped legalize the manufacture, research, and sale of cannabis-based products. PURE AGRICULTURE, PURE PRODUCTSTM