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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.


IS HEMP ILLEGAL IN AUSTRALIA?

Not anymore! As of November 12 2017, changes to the Food Standards Code came into effect in Australia, legalising the growth and sale of low-THC hemp seed as a food.


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 SYDNEY?

Saturday 31st Oct 2020 | 9.30am - 6.30pm

Sunday 1st Nov 2020 | 10am - 4pm


HOW DO I GET TO THE SYDNEY HHI EXPO?

Address: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Venue Map Here.

Conveniently serviced by bus, train and ferry services, the site was purpose built for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and has been designed to cope effortlessly with high volumes of visitors.

By train
Olympic Park train station is on Sydney Showground's doorstep. The Sprint service, operated by CityRail, travels between Lidcombe and Olympic Park Stations daily, every 10 minutes.
A limited number of direct services also operate between Central Station and Olympic Park Station in the afternoon on weekdays and for some major events.
To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.

By bus
Sydney Buses operate direct bus services to Sydney Olympic Park from a number of locations including Lidcombe, Strathfield and Parramatta.
To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.

By ferry
Sydney Ferries run a daily service between Circular Quay and Parramatta stopping at Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf. To travel to Sydney Showground, visitors must also catch a connecting bus.
To plan your trip and get the latest travel information visit www.transportnsw.info.


IS THERE PARKING AT THE VENUE?

Sydney Olympic Park is easily approached by road, with the M4, Victoria Road and Parramatta Road in close proximity. Use the map below to plan your route.

Free parking

For short visits there are 2-hour free-parking spaces located on Grand Parade, Olympic Boulevard and Dawn Fraser Avenue.

Casual parking

Sydney Olympic Park has over 10,000 parking spaces site-wide. Carparks P1, P5 and P6 are in close proximity to Sydney Showground. Costs: $6 per hour, up to a maximum fee of $30 per day.

We recommend you pre-book parking if you plan to visit Sydney Showground on the day of a major event. Cost is $30 per car for the day. This cost is for one entry and exit into your selected car park.

For the latest information on parking at Sydney Olympic Park visit www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au. You can also book parking through Ticketek. Be sure to allow 7 - 10 working days for delivery of your ticket. Visit www.ticketek.com.au for more information.


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.


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 30th October to receive a 15% discount!


IS THERE FOOD AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

So much food! Our Hemp Food Eatery 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.

Alternatively, the venue’s on-site cafe offers additional food and drink options.


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.


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.


WHAT IS THE SPEAKER TIMETABLE?

The speaker timetable has not been released yet.


HOW DO I BECOME AN EXHIBITOR?

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


DO YOU ACCEPT COMPANYON CARDS?

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


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