HHI FAQ

FAQ

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WHAT IS THIS EXPO ABOUT & WHY DOES THIS EXPO EXIST?

With almost a century of misinformation about Cannabis and hemp behind us, we established the HHI Expo to bring all the research, science, innovation, products, industries and uses of hemp together under one roof. Anyone interested in the many uses and benefits of this incredible and versatile plant - be it as a food source, textile, medicine or carbon negative building material – can experience and learn about it first-hand at the expo.


WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANNABIS AND HEMP?

Misinformation has clouded the distinction between Cannabis and  Hemp, but it’s important to be clear that Cannabis and Hemp are not the same thing.

Cannabis is a family of plants that contains a variety of different compounds called Cannabinoids. The most dominant of these are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the active compound in certain strains of the plant which induces psychoactive effects, while CBD doesn’t contain any psychoactive properties.

Hemp, while rich in CBD, contains a very low concentration of THC (0.3% or less) and is used for industrial purposes – being capable of producing hundreds of crucial resources such as oils, food products, biofuel, paper, textiles, building materials and more.

With the fast-growing popularity of CBD across the globe, hemp is also used to produce a wide variety of THC-free CBD products.


WHAT IS HEMP USED FOR?

Hemp is a natural and sustainable alternative that is used in hundreds of different products! From food and beverages, to skin care, building products and clothing, hemp is swiftly becoming the natural way to live worldwide. The benefits are massive - come along to the Expo to learn more!


WHEN IS THE HHI EXPO CANBERRA?

Saturday 18 April - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Sunday 19 April - 10:00am - 4.00pm


HOW DO I GET TO THE CANBERRA HHI EXPO?

Address: EPIC (Exhibition Park in Canberra) Corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell ACT 2911

PRECINCT MAP

Trying to find the building you need? Download the Exhibition Park in Canberra Precinct Map

BY CAR

FROM SYDNEY
If you are travelling south along Northbourne Avenue (Federal Hwy), turn right at the set of traffic lights onto Flemington Road.
The main entrance (Gate 2) is located approximately 200 metres on your right (note there may be no right turn into the venue at various times of the day and during the staging of major events).

Alternatively, you can turn right at the first set of traffic lights located near the Service Station/McDonalds and enter through Gate 4.

FROM THE CITY
If you are travelling north on Northbourne Ave (Federal Highway), turn left at the traffic lights onto Flemington Road. The main entrance (Gate 2) is located approximately 200 metres on your right (note there may be no right turn into the venue at various times of the day and during the staging of major events).

Alternatively, you can continue to the second set of traffic lights located near the Service Station/McDonalds. Turn left onto Stirling Avenue and enter through Gate 4.

Free Parking*

Exhibition Park in Canberra has ample car parking available onsite for events, including designated car parks, building forecourts and grassed areas. Additional car parking facilities may also be available at Canberra Thoroughbred Racecourse (subject to availability).

*note some events may charge patrons for parking

For a map of the park please download the precinct map: site plan PDF

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BY TRAIN

For entry to EPIC from the EPIC & Racecourse Light rail stop on Flemington Road walk towards Northbourne Avenue and cross with the traffic lights at Gate 2. Light rail will be will be operational during each day of the event.

Visit the Transport Canberra website for further information.

BY BUS

There are a number of public bus routes that service EPIC.

For the latest timetable information, check the Transport Canberra website http://www.transport.act.gov.au/


IS THERE PARKING AT THE VENUE?

Free Parking*

Exhibition Park in Canberra has ample car parking available onsite for events, including designated car parks, building forecourts and grassed areas. Additional car parking facilities may also be available at Canberra Thoroughbred Racecourse (subject to availability).

*note some events may charge patrons for parking

For a map of the park please download the precinct map: site plan PDF


CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR THE EVENT?

Unfortunately we have a full team of helpers already, so do not require volunteers.


CAN I BRING MY KIDS ALONG TO THE EVENT?

Definitely! HHI Expo has something for every member of the family. Kids under 12 years old are free to attend.


WHAT SORT OF DISABILITY ACCESS IS AVAILABLE?

Exhibition Park in Canberra has multiple accessible car parking spaces across the precinct and in close proximity to all major buildings. Additional parking areas may also be reserved for accessibility parking depending on the nature and location of the event. All patrons parking in an accessible parking space must have a valid permit clearly displayed at all times.

The venue is accessibility-friendly with accessible facilities, including toilets and showers, located across the site.

For patrons requiring assistance, please call the EPIC Administration office on 02 6205 5230 or click here to email them and they will work with us to assist with your request.


CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?

Yes. You can purchase tickets at the door using both cash and eftpos. Tickets are slightly more expensive at the door (because you get top-quality customer service), so buy online before midnight on the 17th April to receive a 15% discount!


IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

So much food! Our Food Hempire has a range of food to tantalise your taste buds. With hemp ice-cream, coffee, smoothies, pastries, bakery goods, yiros, street food and more, this specialised food hub has something for everyone. Vegans, Vegetarians Carnivores and Omnivores will be in heaven with a range of food options to satisfy their cravings.


ARE PETS ALLOWED IN THE EVENT?

Unfortunately not. As much as we love animals, the venue has a strict policy in place of no pets allowed. Patrons will be asked to leave if animals are brought.

Guide, hearing and assistance animals are allowed. 


ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

Tickets are non-refundable. If you have purchased a ticket and can no longer attend, the ticket may be transferred to someone else.


I DID NOT RECEIVE MY TICKET - WHAT DO I DO?

You can contact us on info@hhiexpo.com.au and we will sort your problem out!


I BOUGHT A TICKET FOR SATURDAY BUT WANT TO USE IT ON SUNDAY? CAN I USE MY TICKET ON EITHER DAY?

Yes! If you have purchased for the wrong day, that’s okay - just bring that same ticket on the alternate day and it will grant you entry, as long as it has not been scanned prior.


HOW DO I BECOME AN EXHIBITOR?

If you want to exhibit for the Brisbane event, or future events, simply email us on info@hhiexpo.com.au.


DO YOU ACCEPT COMPANION CARDS?

We do! All those with companion cards receive free access into the Expo. Simply bring your companion card along on the day and show it upon entry and we will let you in (no ticket required).


IS THERE FREE ENTRY FOR ALL CURRENT AND EX DEFENCE (VETERANS)?

Free entry is given to all retired/ex servicemen/women, including defence, fire, ambulance, police etc. 

If you are unsure, or have any questions, feel free to contact us on info@hhiexpo.com.au 


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