Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo

Sep 27, 2019, 8:00 AM
Sep 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
Imperial Valley Expo

About Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo

The inaugural Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo will take place this fall of 2019 in Imperial, California. Thousands of acres of prime farmland in the low desert of Southern California developed the region known as the Imperial Valley. Today, the Imperial Valley is one of the most productive agricultural centers in California and the United States, supplying the majority of vegetables to the nation during winter months. The region's abundant and affordable land and water, coupled with an optimal climate that allows for multiple growing cycles a year, have positioned Imperial County as an opportune region for industrial hemp.

ICHemp will serve as an all-encompassing marketplace for education, networking and marketing for growers, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the hemp industry. The event will include a full day of expert panels and speeches led by top industry professionals, regional tours of local growing operations and research facilities, and a two-day business expo. ICHemp will cover topics including:

• Local Opportunities and Resources
• Banking, Financing and Insurance
• Legislation and Compliance
• Best Field Practices
• Extraction and Processing
• Manufacturing and Products


Ryan Kelley
Chair, Imperial County Board of Supervisors
Erik Ortega
President, Imperial Irrigation District
Carlos Ortiz
Agricultural Commissioner, County of Imperial
Chris Boucher
CEO at Farmtiva California Hemp CBD Farms
Stephen Benson
CEO, Benson Farms
Jeff Burch
Managing Director, Bank of the West
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Martha Garcia
President, Imperial Valley College
Patrick Goggin
Senior Attorney, Hoban Law Group
Lawrence Serbin
CEO, Hemp Traders
CEO, Victory Hemp Foods


Day 1 September 27, 2019
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:00 AM Panel 1
Opportunities and Resources: Why Hemp in Imperial County?
10:10 AM Panel 2
Local, State and Federal Legislation and Compliance
11:30 AM Panel 3
A Hemp Farmer's Best Field Practices
12:30 PM Lunch
1:50 PM Panel 4
Extraction and Processing
4:00 PM Panel 5
Banking, Financing and Insurance
5:00 PM Reception

Day 2 September 28, 2019
8:00 AM Regional Tour
1:00 PM Public Expo