Foundation Sponsor

Helius Therapeutics is a New Zealand-based biotechnology company, unleashing the extraordinary potential of cannabis to improve quality of life. The company has a bold vision: to create the most efficacious and safe cannabis medicines in the world.

Researchers at Helius are exploring the vast potential of cannabinoids in treating pain, sleep, anxiety and other chronic conditions. Future targets will extend beyond symptom relief into disease modification, particularly in the treatment of inflammatory and neurodegenerative conditions.

As the country’s largest, vertically-integrated medical cannabis business, Helius is developing state-of-the-art, GMP-certified facilities in Auckland encompassing a large-scale cultivation centre, an integrated extraction site, advanced cannabinoid research laboratories and pharmaceutical manufacturing operations.

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Gold Sponsors

SETEK is a leading New Zealand medicinal cannabis company which aims to cultivate, extract, process and sell pharmaceutical grade, 100 percent NZ-certified organic medicinal cannabis extracts and medicines throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

It holds a license to cultivate a prohibited plant for research purposes, including the cultivation of high THC cultivars.

The company recently purchased a 26-hectare greenfield site overlooking Lake Taupo to house its new facility, which will commence production in 2020 with an initial annual scaled production capacity of circa 17,000kg of dried flower for processing.

SETEK recently acquired a cannabis genetics company and a horticultural LED lighting company. Most recently, they signed a multi-year MoU with listed company, AFT Pharmaceuticals to work together in the research, development, commercialisation and distribution of cannabinoid-based medicines.

SETEK’s Advisory Board is headed by former Associate Health Minister, Hon Peter Dunne.

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Silver Sponsors

Spectrum Therapeutics

Shimadzu’s Cannabis and Hemp Testing Solutions cover a broad range of applications, from accurate potency testing and terpene profiling to contaminant testing for pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, and mycotoxins/aflatoxins. We supply the instruments, methods and experience necessary to get you up and running quickly. Shimadzu scientific instruments have been applied to natural products, food sciences, pharmaceuticals and environmental testing for decades. Whether you are a chromatography expert or a novice, our platforms and training ensure that your laboratory will generate quality results from a wide variety of cannabis samples. Our easy to use platforms save you time and money, maximizing the profits of your laboratory. Shimadzu can help you with your QA/QC testing, peak harvesting analysis and cannabis research.

Spectrum Therapeutics provides medicinal cannabis to patients in Australia and around the world. In addition to a consistent supply of lab-tested medicine, you can rely on us to keep up to date with clear and accurate information. We are driven by a strong focus on quality, evidence, safety and education. As we invest in research, our goal is to deliver innovative medicine that raise the bar on therapy and outcomes for patients everywhere.

If you are a patient wanting information about medicinal cannabis, you should consult with your Healthcare Professional.
Spectrum Therapeutics™ medicinal cannabis products are not registered in New Zealand. More information is available at medsafe.govt.nz

Networking Sponsors


Cannasouth is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to medicinal cannabis research and product development for prescribers and patients in New Zealand.

Based in the Waikato, we have established state of the art laboratories, research and cultivation facilities. Our goal is the development of next-generation cannabinoid therapeutics to support patients health outcomes and improve their quality of life.


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