About


The International Hemp Building Association (IHBA) is a non-profit company Limited by Guarantee and not having a Share Capital, formed on the 20th November 2009 in Ireland. Company number 477769. The IHBA currently has over 200 members from 25 different countries from all over the globe.

Steve Allin director 2016

IHBA director Steve Allin has enthusiastically pioneered the use of hemp internationally since 1997 and is the author of the pre-eminent book, Building with Hemp (2006).

As a hemp building consultant he has advised on projects in Belgium, Canada, Haiti, Ireland, Nepal, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and the United States. Since 2001 he has run many successful Hemp building courses in Australia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the United States.

In his role as director of the IHBA, Steve has given presentations in the Czech Republic, Ireland, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden and the United States.


List of activities and Symposiums organised by the International Hemp Building Association since its forming in 2009.

Year
Location
Event
Capacity
Title of Presentation given
October 2016Verona, Italy6th International Hemp Building SymposiumOrganiserSymposium
June 2016Wesserling,GermanyEuropean Industrial Hemp Association 13th ConferenceDelegateSteve Allin
March 2016Tangier, MoroccoINTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM on CANNABIS and DrugsSpeakerUse of Hempcrete Internationally
March 2016Kathmandu, NepalDr Baburam Bhattarai ex Prime Minister of NepalMeetingHemp Building
December 2015Paris, FranceCOP 21, World Hemp QuarterInfo Stand/SpeakerHemp Building
October 2015Uckermark, Germany5th International Hemp Building SymposiumOrganiserSymposium
May 2015Wesserling,GermanyEuropean Industrial Hemp Association 12th ConferenceDelegateTerry Barman
September 2014Washington DC, USAHemp Industries Association ConferenceSpeakerBuilding a Hemp Building Industry
April 2014CatWise Centre, Wales4th International Hemp Building SymposiumOrganiserSymposium
October 2012Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland3rd International Hemp Building SymposiumOrganiserSymposium
March 2012Malmo, SwedenHemp ConferenceUniversity of Agricultural Science in AlnarpSpeakerHemp Building
November 2011San Francisco, USAHemp ConferenceUniversity of Agricultural Science in AlnarpSpeakerPast, Present and Future of Hemp in Building
June 2011Cork, IrelandNEES Kick-off meetingSpeakerHemp Building
May 2011Wesserling,GermanyEuropean Industrial Hemp Association 8th ConferenceSpeakerHemp Composite Production in Ireland
May 2011Kaunus,LithuaniaBaltic Bast Fibres Growers and Processors Association ConferenceSpeakerHemp Building
April 2011Malaga, SpainExpoCannabisInfo Stand/SpeakerHemp Building
April 2011Granada, Spain2nd International Hemp Building SymposiumOrganiserSymposium
November 2010Prague,Czech RepublicCannafestInfo Stand/SpeakerHemp Building
May 2010Wesserling, GermanyEuropean Industrial Hemp Association 7th ConferenceSpeakerAims of the IHBA