Business meets innovation

On behalf of CEMT, LLC USA and Ultimate Farmers Alliance of Ghana we welcome you to join us for the Inaugural Ghana HempTech Conference. This two day event will feature panels, workshops and speakers from around the world to provide valuable tools and resources that Ghanaians can use in their emerging Hemp industry. We thank you for visiting our website and please purchase your tickets today to join us on discovering Agribusiness in reference to the Hemp Industry in Ghana.

Exhibition

The opportunity for Hemp products and education is vast and we would like to give a select group the opportunity to sell their products and services to our special guest at the conference mixer

WORKSHOPS

Daily conference workshops are an opportunity to get detailed information on the technical process of cultivating, processing and setting up a Hemp business from our expert presenters.

NETWORKING

Here our guests will meet potential investors and exhibitors in the Hemp Industry, and network with our experts from the 2 day event.

Our Speakers

Hemptech brings an exciting range of experience to the stage.

Davisha L Johnson
CEO - CEMT, LLC

Ms. Johnson is President and Founder of the Cooperative Executive Management Team which is a farm management services company focusing on Black farmers globally in Industrialized Hemp and agricultural commodities trading. She is currently the Chief of Staff to Honorable Sandra G. Scott; Georgia State House Representative for D76 who is the former Vice Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus which is the largest in the United States and Ms. Johnson is also the Global Project Specialist for the Global Africa Business Association and creator of the Ghana Investment Tour focusing on SME’s in Ghana, West Africa. Her goal is to focus on training, government affairs/campaigns, government contracting opportunities and developing political and legislative strategy globally. Her clientele also consists of providing non-profits, start-ups, entrepreneurs, established businesses municipalities and private individuals with business support services and economic development opportunities in Industrialized Hemp throughout the United States and the international landscape.

Davisha L Johnson
CEO - CEMT, LLC
Dre Taylor
Founder - KC Urban Farm Coop

Dre is also the founder of The KC Urban Farm Coop. The Coop has planted one of the country's largest public fruit orchards in Swope Park in Kansas City Missouri. The Co-op has planted over 200 fruit trees and 300ft rows of raspberries, blackberries and fig trees and 100 bee hives. The Coop’s goal is to provide 1 million pounds of local fresh, pesticide free, fruit over the next 20 years. Dre Taylor is one of the country’s leaders our food systems . He is the founder of Nile Valley(NVA) Aquaponics 100,000 Pound Food Project in Kansas City, Missouri, it is the largest commercial facility in the state of Missouri. Dre holds a patented system that showcases an integrated feeding system utilizing insects he breeds to naturally feed it’s fish in his aquaponic system. Dre has been urban and aquaponic farming for over 10 years. “What Dre Taylor is doing in Kansas City is about jobs, producing food and giving young people something to do,” said Allen, who helped Michelle Obama started her “Let’s Move!” initiative to reduce childhood obesity and who in 2010 was honored to be named one of Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People in the World,Will Allen has also become Dre’s mentor since meeting in 2011.

Dre Taylor
Founder - KC Urban Farm Coop
Dr.-Ing. Yaw Poku-Gyamfi
Founder - Geospace Engineering Consult

Dr.-Ing. Yaw Poku-Gyamfi, got his PhD from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Federal Armed Forces University, Munich and MPhil in Geomatic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently teaching at the CSIR College of Science and Technology and is in charge of the establishment of the Licensed Surveyors of Ghana's CORS Network, LISAGNET. He founded Geospace Engineering Consult, a survey and mapping organization in Ghana that among other things uses drones for several applications. Yaw works with Adjei-Barwuah Science Academy for Girls, an institution that wants to facilitate the training on drone technology at all levels and is the President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LISAG).

Dr.-Ing. Yaw Poku-Gyamfi
Founder - Geospace Engineering Consult
Maya Gilliam
CEO - HEMPRESS FARMS

Gilliam began her research a few years ago, connected with other growers and applied for her license to grow. In March, her first indoor hemp plants began to pop up. In June, her outdoor plants started doing the same. Now, she has 300 plants outside and 40 indoors. And she didn’t waste any time making her own CBD products, which is what she says sets her apart in the crowded hemp market. Gilliam prides herself on doing every step of the hemp market process from growing, harvesting, and processing to selling hemp products. Her favorite items that she sells through a dispensary at the spa include CBD-infused body butter and her hemp teas. But wellness isn’t the only reason why Gilliam got into hemp. As a Black woman, she says that reclaiming the plant and helping others see it as an entrepreneurial possibility is another goal.

Maya Gilliam
CEO - HEMPRESS FARMS
Maurice Cheatham
CEO - AFRICAN ROOTS TRAVEL

Traveling to Ghana for the first time 5 years to bury father altered my life direction. Two years later I packed up leaving Detroit, Michigan to moving to Accra to assist my family raise my two younger sisters whom my father left behind. It was not the best professional move but one that I celebrate in honor of my father and the sacrifices he made for me. Moving to Ghana brought new challenges, I was motivated to share my experiences and celebrate Ghana as a vacation destination. Thus was the beginning of Africa Roots Travel. a lifestyle travel brand that serves as a destination management company for everything that is Ghana.

Maurice Cheatham
CEO - AFRICAN ROOTS TRAVEL
Nataki Kambon
Entrepreneur

Nataki Kambon is an outspoken entrepreneur, media personality, and community activist passionate about creating social change through economics. She started her first successful company out of her college dorm room and has been a successful entrepreneur ever since. As a senior management consultant, with Nu Business Solutions has helped hundreds of people start and grow companies from the micro-business level to the sustainable enterprise level. She is active and vocal on a range of issues facing the Black community including community organizing, small business best practice, and economic empowerment. As a lifelong health-conscious vegan/vegetarian who has never tasted meat; she is outspoken about diet and health, engages as an organizer and speaker and amateur vegan chef at local and national health events. She is also passionate about environmental justice and sustainability. Since 2001 she has been an active representative of several cultural and empowerment organizations . Nataki was appointed as the spokesperson for the Let's Buy Black 365 Black Economic Empowerment Movement taglined, where change makes sense in 2014. She became the host of Connect TV by Let's Buy Black 365, the live-streamed Black culture and lifestyle show that popularizes Black revolutionary thought. Connect TV broadcasts on LetsBuyBlack.com/connecttv and simulcasts on three Black-owned media networks in 2018. In 2019 she was nominated as a Paragon leader. She also became a member of Repatriate to Ghana through which she became one of the 126 Black people from the Diaspora who was granted dual citizenship in Ghana by President Nana Akufo-Addo in a historic swearing historic ceremony held at the Jubilee House Presidential Palace. Since then Nataki continues to inspire entrepreneurs around the world through her ``beyond advising`` model. She leads an executive team that simultaneously implements all the marketing, accounting, human resources, management, and operations needed to get companies to profitably and operational efficiency in just three to six months

Nataki Kambon
Entrepreneur

Event Schedule

A glance at the event schedule is listed below. Check the program for this year's conference and learn about sessions in store for enthusiasts.

Mr. Ntsu Benjamin

This session is an introduction to Industrialized Hemp and the difference between Hemp and Cannabis. This is the most important start to educating the Ghanaian people on the opportunities for Hemp cultivation in Ghana.

Davisha L Johnson

Hemp legislation has been passed in many places around the globe and our policy expert will discuss the legislation that has had long term success and the mistakes that were made by some legislatures and how to move Ghana forward with the best possible outcome for the Ghanaian economy.

Farmers are the beginning of the process for the Hemp Industry in Ghana but they need to know the risks and rewards with growing and processing Hemp. From off takers to proper testing and working within the law this panel focuses only on educating local farmers on best practices.

Prudence Attipoe

The government of Ghana has the responsibility to empower its emerging Hemp farmers and to also understand the implications that the new laws will have on job creation and developing a supply chain for the Industrialized Hemp Industry.

12:00 PM

Paid Luncheon with Keynote Speaker and Special Guests

Hiwot Schulte

One of the biggest long term gains in the Hemp Industry is with manufacturing. There are thousands of products that can be manufactured utilizing Industrialized Hemp and our experts will share the most successful methods for building manufacturing facilities for Hemp in Ghana.

Dr.-Ing. Yaw Poku-Gyamfi

The agriculture industry has developed innovative tools to use to increase the yields, quality and sustainability of crops. This presentation will be on drone technology and how it can be used in the Hemp Industry.

Maurice Cheatham

The highly scientific procedures used to cultivate Hemp (less than 0.03% THC) begins with an understanding of the science. Have proper genetics and cloning of plants will allow farmers and processors to insure their plants are not confiscated or destroyed and increase the safety of the return on invest.

Nana Obokese Ampah I

Seeing as Industrialized Hemp is not a regular row crop this paid workshop will help farmers and investors understand the proper use of land, soil conditions, fertilizers, pesticides, etc. to produce the best quality plant for the medical and manufacturing industries.

Ahmahtsiyahu Ben Yisrael

The Industrialized Hemp industry has a multitude of opportunities for the development of agricultural practices. Sustainability from an African centered approach will be the topic of this session.

Dre Taylor

The various types of plants and their growing practices that would be ideal for the different regions of Ghana farmers will be shown by one of America’s best educations on the difference between the two and why it is important for growing the best Hemp for offtakers.

Nataki Kambon

There are more specialized businesses becoming available in the Hemp Industry this panel will have specialists in business development, starting a business, marketing, etc. so that businesses in Ghana are aware of all of the possibilities to the Hemp Industry and prepare yourselves to do business.

Affram Abigail

Water is one of the most important aspects in setting up the infrastructure plan for cultivating hemp. This presentation will cover the various irrigation systems used in the industry to grow specified plants for certain end users.

12:00 PM

Paid Luncheon with Keynote Speaker and Special Guests

Sonjiah( sōn jaī) Davis

Hear from our expert physicians, scientists, extractors and patients about the medical usage of the Hemp plant and the affects of CBD and the importance to healing.

Maurice Cheatham

This paid workshop is one of our highlighted events as the abundance of land in Ghana is advantageous for an outdoor grow the truth about the cultivation of Hemp and its purposes will educate farmers on which grow is better for them.

The Narcotics Control Commission has just been formed and will regulate the Hemp industry in Ghana. We have invited the newly formed commission to offer information moving forward for the farmers, investors and business owners that this industry will bring to Ghana.

This workshop will feature hemp product developers from Jamaica that have been working with the hemp variety of product development for many years. The Hemp industry will produce thousands of products and this workshop will go over the various ways Ghanaian farmers will have access to different markets for Hemp products .

Pass Pricing Plans

Check out our event pricing below to find the right pass for you. Scroll down for more detailed information on what each pass offers.

Single Day
$350
Includes
Luncheon
Paid Workshops
Full Access
(Best Value)
$750
Includes
Luncheon
Paid Workshops
Exclusive Networking Mixer
Conference Gift Bag
Networking Mixer
$250
Includes
Exclusive Networking Mixer
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Register to Event

Registration for Hemptech Conference 2020 is now open. The registration fee includes participation in the meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the FAQs to find the answers to common questions. Can't find your question answered here? Contact us.

Why Hemptech?

Hemp is the newest agricultural commodity to become legalized around the world and the technology industry is everchanging so our conference hosts decided that merging the two in an emerging market was the best way to insure success and sustainability of Ghana in the global marketplace of the Hemp Industry.

Can I exhibit my products?

The opportunity for Hemp products and education is vast and we would like to give a select group the opportunity to sell their products and services to our special guest at the conference mixer on Saturday, 19th of December at 5:00 PM immediately following the conference. Here our guests will meet potential investors in the Hemp Industry, exhibitors to will have Hemp product samples and network with our experts from the 2 day event. Tickets for this reception are limited in order to adhere to COVID 19 guidelines on social distancing.

Categories for Exhibitors
Hemp Equipment: Hemp equipment exhibitors will be allowed to showcase their product in a 10 minute demonstration of the process, manufacturing or end product during our networking session.

Agricultural Tech: Agricultural technology exhibitors will have equipment or services in the technology sector that is highly innovative and will attract investors to the Hemp industry in Ghana that will help drive the local economy by providing training and opportunities for inclusion in this growing industry.

Hemp Products: Non smokeable Hemp products will be allowed for sample purposes only and no selling will be allowed on site. Non consumables are preferred and these exhibitors will be allowed to place their product samples in our special guests gift bags.

**ALL EXHIBITORS RECEIVE TWO TICKETS TO OUR NETWORKING EVENT AND RECOGNITION AT THE EVENT**

  • Foreign Exhibitors $500 USD
  • Local Ghanaian Exhibitors $100 USD
Register as an Exhibitor

How does the conference workshop work?

Daily conference workshops are an opportunity to get detailed information on the technical process of cultivating, processing and setting up a Hemp business from our expert presenters.

How can I reserve a hotel room?

Kindly contact the Travel and Lodging Information directorate.

Maurice Cheatham – +233 54 555 1512

Got more questions?

Still have doubts that needs clearing? here are some contact to get more information

Media Inquiries
Cicely McClennon – +233 27 615 7072

Speaking Information
Aboyinga Tahiru – +233 54 773 7721

Travel and Lodging Information 
Maurice Cheatham – +233 54 555

Sponsorship Information
Davisha L Johnson – +1 404-957-7864

Event location

Here, you will find directions to the conference venue. More space to meet and network!

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Mikaddo Conference Centre
Plot 8 Light Industrial Area
Nyaniba Estate Labone
Accra, Ghana

EMAIL US

info@coopexecutives.com

CALL US

+233 54 773 7721