Cultiva Hanfmesse 2024: All About the Future and Past Editions

Cultiva Hanfmesse in Vienna (usually just called ‘Cultiva’) features over 180 exhibitors, showcasing the latest innovations in the cannabis industry. There are also workshops, expert speakers, and product presentations for visitors to enjoy. The congress often focuses on the laws regarding cannabis use, and its role in medicine, politics and culture.

Where? Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria

When? 4th – 6th October 2024

First started 2009

Type of event – Expo and conference

Sensi Seeds’ location – TBC

Official website –

What to expect from Cultiva 2024?

While specific details for Cultiva 2024 are yet to be revealed, one thing is certain – this renowned cannabis event will once again raise the bar.

Cultiva consistently sets the standard for enthusiasts, professionals, and advocates, offering a dynamic program featuring talks, workshops, and exhibitions showcasing the latest in the cannabis industry. From cultivation to medicinal advancements and cutting-edge products, Cultiva 2024 promises to deliver it all. Stay tuned for updates as we eagerly await more details about next year’s event.

Practical information / things to keep in mind when visiting Cultiva

  • Location – Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Public transport – Marx Halle can be accessed by various modes of public transportation:

Underground: Take Line U3 to the “Schlachthausgasse” station, a 10-minute walk from the venue.

Tram: Line 71 takes you to the “St. Marx” station, a 15-minute walk, while Line 18 stops at “Viehmarktgasse” station, a 10-minute walk to the venue.

Bus: Take Line 74A to “Viehmarktgasse” station, a 10-minute walk, or Line 80A to “Maria-Jacobi-Gasse” station, a 3-minute walk away from the venue.

  • Cost TBC
  • Opening hoursTBC
  • Staying there The Rioca Vienna Posto 2 is the closest hotel in the same venue, making it the most convenient accommodation. Other nearby hotels include Austria Trend Hotel, Ibis Budget Wien Sankt Marx, and Best Western Plus Amedia Wien.

Rules / Legalities

  • No unaccompanied minors – Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • ID required – ID is required at the door, for proof of age.
  • No illegal substances / smoking – Illegal substances and weapons are forbidden. Smoking is only permitted in designated zones.
  • Austrian cannabis laws – Recreational cannabis use is illegal in Austria.  

Check out this comprehensive article about the Austria’s cannabis laws to find out more. 

Past editions

Cultiva is one of Austria’s leading cannabis events, attracting visitors from across the continent. Here’s some insight into what happened in previous years.

What happened at Cultiva 2023?

At the 15th edition of Cultiva Hanfexpo 2023, our dear colleague Cosimo was thrilled to participate in the Drehmoment Joint Rolling Contest, and our entire team enjoyed welcoming cannabis enthusiasts from all over the world. We organised various contests on our social media platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram, allowing our followers who visited our stand to win exciting rewards. The turnout was incredible!

Over three days, the Cultiva Hanfexpo Congress featured renowned international speakers such as Francesco Mirizzi from EIHA, Klaus Hübner from ARGE CANNA, Dr. Karin Brunner, neuropsychiatrist Ilya Reznik, and Tanja Bagar. They provided insights into the latest legal developments concerning cannabis in the European Union through their exclusive presentations. THCBD Austria also showcased “Torchland Glass Circus” to allow viewers to see the glass-blowing world.

What happened at Cultiva 2022?

At the Cultiva Hanfexpo 2022, Sensi Seeds was delighted to participate and honoured to contribute to the thriving cannabis community in Austria, introducing several cutting-edge genetic strains. Over 220 exhibitors from around the globe showcased their products and innovations, including various hemp products, gardening supplies, smoking accessories and genetics.

Throughout the three-day exhibition, the Cultiva Hanfexpo Congress presented international speakers such as Tanja Bagar, CEO of ICANNA, Paul Burger, and Christoph Rossner, who delivered presentations on various topics related to the hemp plant such as health, research, law, and culture.

What happened at Cultiva 2021?

Following the unfortunate cancellation of the event in 2020, over 160 exhibitors enthusiastically showcased the latest innovations and trends in cannabis-related products at the Cultiva Hanfexpo 2021.

The Marx Halle in Vienna became the new venue for the event, where Sensi Seeds launched their latest catalogue of Research strains. We were also excited to unveil our new brand, Sensi Weeds, which offers a range of high-quality CBD and CBG flowers.

The Cultiva Hanfexpo combined two cannabis exhibitions – the Hanfexpo and Cultiva. For three days, experts from medicine, science, business, and politics, both international and national, provided valuable insights through exciting keynotes, presentations, discussion rounds, and expert talks. Attractions included a cooking with hemp workshop by our hemp chef, Friedrich Pinteritsch, and an exclusive glass-blowing workshop!

What happened at Cultiva 2020?

The organisers of the Culitva 2020 had intended to bring together a diverse range of exhibitors and internationally acclaimed speakers. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event had to be cancelled.

What happened at Cultiva 2019?

At the event held in 2019, more than 150 exhibitors presented the latest trends and innovative products related to cannabis. The event offered exclusive offers and an extensive range of innovations centred around cannabis’s beneficial and medical aspects. Sensi Seeds sponsored the event and was proud to be a part of the 12th edition.

Like previous editions, the event occurred in a spacious 8,000 m² magnificent glass event hall based within the botanical gardens in Vienna, packed with hands-on cannabis-based workshops, including a glass-blowing workshop by ROOR glass, live performances, and public speeches to keep the attendees engaged and informed.

What happened at Cultiva 2018?

  • Key speakers for Cultiva 2018 included: Dr Thomas Gefaell, who talked about cannabis and traditional Chinese medicine, Dr Felicita Heidler, a neurologist who gave her perspective on cannabis and multiple sclerosis, and Professor Tamara Lah Turnsek, who spoke about using the drug to extend the life expectancy of cancer patients.
  • There were also plenty of exhibitors showcasing their cannabis-related products, including edibles and books.

What happened at Cultiva 2017?

  • Among the speakers talking at this year’s Cultiva were: Professor Rainer Schmid, who was examining the lessons to be learnt from the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in the US, and Dr med. Eva Milz, who discussed the role of cannabis in psychiatry.
  • Attendees listened to music performances, examined different strains of cannabis plants, or just relaxed in hammocks and enjoyed the atmosphere.
  • As one of the main sponsors of the event, Sensi Seeds attended at stand P43.
  • Here’s an official video, giving an overview of Cultiva 2017:

What happened at Cultiva 2016?

  • Sensi Seeds exhibited at Cultiva 2016, offering visitors the chance to view our range of products. We were also giving away free packs of seeds to lucky attendees.
  • Boris Banas, a prominent cannabis activist (and founder of CBDepot) gave a lecture on the legalities regarding cannabis extracts and cannabinoids.
  • Another interesting speaker for this year was Percy Grower, who discussed how work-related burnout led him to start working in the cannabis industry.
  • Barney’s Farm released a video, detailing the highlights of the event. You can watch it here:

What happened at Cultiva 2015?

  • Holger Ronitz was speaking at 2015’s Cultiva. As a co-founder of THC-Pharm, his talk was titled ‘Between finished medicament and self-cultivation’. Dr Lumir Hanus was another notable speaker, who examined the links between ancient medicine and modern medical cannabis.
  • In keeping with the spirit of the event, Sensi Seeds handed out free t-shirts at Cultiva 2015. We were also giving away free packs of Sensi Skunk Feminized to all those who purchased any of our other seeds.

Here’s a video of Dr Lumir Hanus’s 2015 talk:


2 thoughts on “Cultiva Hanfmesse 2024: All About the Future and Past Editions”

  1. adam chapman

    sensi seeds 17 years ive come and bought seeds from yous in dam always spot on thanks for for all your help one love wish i was comming to this one

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