European Practices of Hemp and Cannabis Agriculture

Date: 9 August, 2020 (Kyiv Ukraine)
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History of hemp and cannabis cultivation in Ukraine has deep roots. It was traditionally used for clothes, food, medical and recreational purposes. There are many songs and proverbs about hemp. In fact, Ukraine has some hemp agriculture, however, only technical one used for fabrics and oil. Also, legally, farmers can earn on the production and export of cannabis seeds. Are the opportunities for hemp businesses promising or complex? What is in the future? Our conference is dedicated to the topic of cannabis culture. Researchers, breeders and growers will discuss innovations, life hacks and useful tips for cannabis cultivation.

By Valeriia Konieva,
Event Manager



Shuleshko Viktor

Leading microelectronics engineer

Company "Progressive Growing Technology".
Speaker specialization: led lighting for agricultural complex.
Research directions: spectral analysis, study of luminescence spectra, RE control system, led horticulture.

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Helg "Lestor" Shants


He is a recognized professional cannabis breeder and grower. He has 9+ years of experience with 40+ strains. He is happy to share know-hows with beginners and experienced growers.


Denis Tarasov


A cannabis activist, co-founder of products including GrowPro, CyberPonic, TotalController, SunSpirit LED. He believes and creates collective grassroots movements.


Andrii Yaremych

Researcher, automation systems engineer

Cofounder and developer of CyberPonic an Total Controller systems. Researcher in areas of mechatronics and technologies of data collection from living systems, UKMA postgraduate.


Igor Shevchenko


>Work experience supporting greenhouse complexes with respect to growing and plant protection technologies.

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Nikolay Gorshkoff


Systems Engineering - Moscow Polytechnic University (2001) Business Audit - Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation (2003) Master of Science, Timiryazev Agricultural Academy (2017). Thesis: “Photomorphogenesis”. Courses: Medical Cannabis Potency Assessment - Portland (USA) 2017 Plant Factories – Tokyo (Japan) 2018 Vertical Farm Lighting – Wageningen (Netherlands) 2019.

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Hurtovyi Oleksandr

A Founder and CEO of “Hydroponic Systems of Ukraine, LLC”

Fields of Expertise: development and design of closed hydroponic systems, agro-industrial innovations, research and optimization of cultivation in artificial environment.


Kateryna Volianska

Technological engineer

I am a representative of KG Medical Group specializing in: - construction of greenhouses and facilities for the cultivation of medical cannabis; - assistance in application for a license; - assistance in cultivation according with GMP requirements; - training of staff at a training center in Macedonia.

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Roman Grinishin

Director and co-founder of "Travelite MICE & Travel"

Since 2007 - manages organization of international agricultural consulting. Experienced in working with USAID programs and in organizing work of agricultural experts in Ukraine, training of Ukrainian farmers abroad. Geographical area of company: specialization include North and South Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

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Todd McCormick

Аctivist/author, traveler, photographer, friend to many

One of the most dedicated, passionate medical marijuana campaigners in America. He has been actively working on initiatives for cannabis and health since 1994 and was instrumental in promoting the implementation of new medical marijuana legislation following Proposition 215 in California. Не is the Editor in Chief of Hempire magazine and author of How To Grow Medical Marijuana, an acclaimed step-by-step guidebook.

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9:30 - 9:50 am

Arrival and Registration

9:50 - 10:00 am

Opening Address from Conference Organizers

10:00 - 10:50 am

Shuleshko Viktor: "LED-technologies in growing of cannabis: science, practice, results."

10:50 - 11:40 am

Helg "Lestor" Shants: "The truth about cannabis genetics F1 F2. Autoflowering gene transfer to the cannabis plant."

11:40 - 12:30 am

Denis Tarasov and Andrii Yaremych "NeuroGrower — Service from the Future. How AI and CI Help to Grow Better Cannabis."

12:30 - 1:00 am


1:00 - 1:50 pm

Igor Shevchenko "Indoor plant protection against pests and diseases"

1:50 - 2:40 pm

Nikolay Gorshkoff "The Role Of Lamp Spectra In Growing Cannabis" (videoconference)

2:40 - 3:30 pm

Hurtovyi Oleksandr "Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydroponic Systems. Best Systems for Growing Cannabis. Greenhouse Hydroponic Systems in Europe”

3:30 - 4:00 pm


4:00 - 4:50 pm

Kateryna Volianska "Industrial growing of medical cannabis in the world. How to prepare for legalization."

4:50 - 5:40 pm

Roman Grinishin "Overview of cannabis industry in USA and Canada"

5:40 - 6:30 pm

Todd McCormick "From garden to body. Why is cannabis cultivation is important” (videoconference)

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Prize Raffle from Sponsors



  • Seats in 9+th row
  • Gifts
  • Coffee Break
  • Conference Certificate
  • Presentations sent to @mail
  • Conference Videos sent to @mail
  • Networking Event with Speakers
  • Raffle Ticket and a Chance to Win


  • Seats in 2nd to 8th rows
  • Gifts
  • Coffee Break
  • Conference Certificate
  • Presentations sent to @mail
  • Raffle Ticket and a Chance to Win
  • Networking Event with Speakers
  • Raffle Ticket and a Chance to Win


  • Viewing the conference at home
  • Opportunity to watch speakers selectively
  • Chat with like-minded people during the Conference
  • Video of the Conference by mail
  • Video of the Conference by mail
  • Video of the Conference by mail

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