Following our significant return to the international stage at the Asia Hemp Expo in Thailand, it's crucial to understand why the Asia Hemp Expo is so pivotal. Thailand, the first country in Asia to legalize hemp, has become a hub for hemp industry investment. Its favorable cultivation conditions and strong governmental support, spearheaded by the Thai Industrial Hemp Trade Association (TiHTA), have made it a leader in hemp planting and processing.
Organized in partnership with the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, the Asia International Hemp Expo 2023 is not just the first, but also the most influential trade exhibition for the hemp industry in Asia. This year's second edition of the Asia Hemp Expo, held from November 22-25, showcased the latest in hemp technology, materials, and equipment, with a focus on establishing production bases in Thailand. The event provided a comprehensive platform for business negotiations, covering the entire supply chain from raw material suppliers to processed hemp product manufacturers at the Asia Hemp Expo.
The Asia Hemp Expo emphasized various primary industries, including medical supplies, food and beverages, cosmetics, fashion apparel, composite products, and innovative building materials like HEMP Crete. This wide-ranging focus not only highlighted the versatility of hemp but also offered us at Altaqua numerous opportunities to explore export channels and new market trends at the Asia Hemp Expo.
As we reflect on our participation, it's clear that our presence at this groundbreaking event, the Asia Hemp Expo, was more than a showcase of our products; it was an opportunity to be part of a movement shaping the future of the global hemp industry.