Press release of Tri Tec Ltd. 30th of Juli 2004

9. International CannaBusiness®
24. - 26. September 2004

The Palladium in Cologne is the new market place of the hemp branch. International experts from the hemp branch will meet here from September 24-26th 2004. By popular demand, the exhibition hall will be open on all three days to all kinds of visitors, i.e. to trade visitors and the public alike.
The first CannaBusiness® in Cologne takes place entirely under the motto "". In conjunction with the grow! magazine and, the preparations are made for a both exciting and relaxing hemp weekend.
Meanwhile it has probably got about that the International CannaBusiness® takes place for the first time in Cologne this year. Why? What has caused the makers of the very first hemp fair to relocate? Asked the other way round: Which reasons spoke for Castrop-Rauxel in the beginning?
Let us rember the 90ies. At that time, hardly any venue wanted to house a hemp fair - only the Europahalle in Castrop-Rauxel was willing to do so, and as a consequence, a market place for exhibitors and guests from more than 30 nations emerged here. After eight successful hemp fairs, the situation has radically changed. Now it is on the venues to apply for the International CannaBusiness®. This is the actual success - for the fair, for the exhibitors, for the visitors and, last but not least, also for the hemp plant itself.
This success will be further expanded now in the Palladium of the international fair and media city Cologne. The Palladium, a 100 years-old former industry hall, features an ambience that already now promises an atmospheric hemp fair. Here the exhibitors will find the right place for professionally and attractively presenting themselves together with their products at the fair. The evening events will take place in the Kölner E-Werk and the Dynamo-Lounge directly opposite to the Palladium. Another plus is the city itself. Cologne is Germany`s fourth largest city. More than 10 million people are living here within a radius of 100 km.

Hemp Hemp Hooray
Besides the nova-Institute and the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM), Cologne is also home to the Hemp Demo Cologne ( and the grow! magazine. Reason enough for close cooperations. For the first time, the "" Weekend will take place this year, conjointly informing about hemp. In addition to the HempDemo and the CannaBusiness®, a live concert will be performed in the E-Werk on Saturday evening.
Another highlight is the special exhibition "Szene Comix" with Gilbert Shelton (Freak Brothers, USA), Gerhard Seyfried (DE), Bringmann & Kopetzki (DE) and Steve Stoned (DE) who will sign their works at the CannaBusiness®. Furthermore Joseph Pietri, former international "old school" hashish smuggler, has announced himself to present the initial German edition of his book "The King of Nepal" for the first time.

Programm for the "" Weekend

Friday, 24th of September
11:00 a.m. till 07:00 p.m. Intern. CannaBusiness®, Palladium
from 07:00 p.m. Exhibitor/Trade Visitor Party

Saturday, 25th of September
11:00 a.m. till 07:00 p.m. Intern. CannaBusiness®
11:00 a.m. till 07:00 p.m. "Szene Comix"
11:00 a.m. till 07:00 p.m. Book premiere: "The King of Nepal"
12:45 p.m. Departure of shuttle busses to the Hemp Demo

Hemp Demo (Start: Roncalliplatz/Dom; End Roncalliplatz/Dom)
02:00 p.m. Opening speech Werner Sack / magistrate in a juvenile court, Frankfurt
02:15 p.m. Start of the second Hemp Demo Cologne
03:00 p.m. Final manifestations with Marcel Hafke (chairman of the Young Liberals), Tilmann Holzer (Association f. Drug Politics) and Hans-Christian Ströbele (assisting chairman of the faction Bündnis90/die Grünen)
3:15 p.m. Departure of shuttle busses to the CannaBusiness®

06:00 p.m. E-Werk opens for evening show
07:00 p.m. Intro with Götz Widmann
08:30 p.m. Live: Macka B / Sammy Delux /Das geile Institut / enquired
11:00 p.m. Disco with surprise guests

Resident DJ-Disco at the E-Werk and electronic "High-Fly"
11:00 p.m. DJ Joyrider, DJ Puls and DJ Tao,
at the Café am Park (Mütze), Berliner Straße 77

Sunday, 26th of September
11:00 a.m. till 06:00 p.m. Intern. CannaBusiness®, Palladium
Please inform yourself about potential programme changes on our homepage /

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