The Industrial Hemp Summit is a multi-stakeholder collaboration focused on building the industrial hemp industry in the United States. A specific focus of the summit will be building the supply chain and market making for industrial hemp food, fiber and flower. The summit will highlight innovation that is currently happening in the industry, as well as explore what resources and infrastructure are needed to move the industry forward.
DAY 1 AGENDAMonday , 25 February, 2019 - INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT PANELS12:30 PMREGISTRATION AND NETWORKING12:30 PM - 1:30 PM1:30 PMOFFICIAL WELCOME AND THANKS TO SPONSORS1:30 PM -1:45 PM1:45 PMSTATE OF THE ART HEMP BIOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYPANEL #1 GENETICS, HYBRIDIZATION AND TISSUE CULTURE1:45 PM - 2:30 PMAccording to a research analyst report published on September 12, 2018 by the Brightfield Group, the hemp flower/CBD market could hit $22 billion by 2022. Is this number realistic? This panel will explore this question and leading edge research/innovation in genetics, hybridization, and tissue culture cloning.Industry Panelists:Karen Neill - ModeratorJustin Hamilton - CEO, East Coast GeneticsJes Kristof - Vice President of Research and Development, Phylos BioscienceProfessor Michael Timko - Lewis & Clark Chair of Biology, University of VirginiaJonathan Vaught Ph.D. - CEO & Founder, Front Range Biosciences2:45 PMSTATE OF THE ART HEMP BIOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYPANEL #2 CULTIVATION, EXTRACTION/PROCESSING AND TESTING2:45 PM - 3:30 PMAccording to a research analyst report published on September 12, 2018 by the Brightfield Group, the hemp flower/CBD market could hit $22 billion by 2022. Is this number realistic? This panel will explore this question and cultivation, extraction/processing and testing.Industry Panelists:Dr Angela R Post - Assistant Professor and Small Grains Extension Specialist Crop & Soil Sciences Department North Carolina State University.Bryan Berger - Associate Professor, University of VirginiaVolker Bornemann, Ph.D - CEO, AvazymeFaith Hays, Ph.D - Life Science Account Manager, Shimadzu Scientific InstrumentsJosh Hendrix - Director of Business Development — Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc.Mike Sanders - Co-Founder, X-Tracts LLCBrad Todd - AgGristDr. Lindsey D. Thiessen - Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist of Tobacco&Field Crops, North Carolina State University.John Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - NutivaMatt Spitzer - Founding Partner, Triangle Hemp3:30 PMBREAK3:30pm - 3:45 pm3:45 PMBREAK OUT SESSIONS3:45pm - 5:00 pmThe breakout sessions are designated based upon area of specialty. Whereas the panel discussions are designed to be a larger multi-stakeholder collaboration, the smaller sized breakout sessions allow for more depth into a particular topic or specialty. The breakout sessions will be interactive and guided by the breakout session leaders that are all experts in their field.
DAY 2 AGENDATuesday, 26 February, 2019 - INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT PANELS8:00 AMFULL BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING8:00 AM – 9 AM9:00 AMSTATE OF THE INDUSTRY PANEL (BIG PICTURE)9:00 AM – 10:00 AMIndustry Panelists:Moderator: Jack Whitley - Founder, Applied Media, LLCErin Williams - VA Hemp Pilot Program ManagerEric Steenstra - President, Vote HempAnni Self - Plant Certification Administrator, Tennessee Department of AgriculturePlaceholder - North CarolinaPlaceholder - Kentucky10:00 AMMARKET MAKING TECHNICAL FIBERS10:00 AM – 11:00 AMSome of the most exciting innovation in the industrial hemp industry is happening around research and development into various uses for plant cellulose. This panel showcases companies at the leading edge of this innovation in the areas of hemp bio-composites, processing technology and market making for industrial hemp technical fibers and hurd/shiv. We will be looking at exciting new applications for building materials and other high growth market segments. These panelists are team players that are willing to share their knowledge, experience, successes and challenges in moving their businesses and the industrial hemp industry forward.Industry Panelists:Marty Clemons – Partner, Industrial Hemp Summit as ModeratorDr. Trey Riddle - CEO - SunstrandTai Olson - Director of Operations, US Heritage Group11:00 AMBREAK/NETWORKING11:00 AM – 11:15 AM11:15 AMMARKET MAKING CONSUMER GOODS: HEALTH, NUTRITION, BEAUTY, AND PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS11:15 AM – 12:15 PMFiguring out how to feed nutrient dense food to 7 billion plus people while reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge of our time. Industrial hemp seed, referred to as grain in the industry, can be beneficial for both. Hemp grain is an easily digestible powerhouse protein with the right balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that contains all 9 essential amino acids. Crushing the grain results in a hemp oil product that can be consumed liked olive oil or used in beauty and personal care products. Industrial hemp sequesters carbon and regenerates soil. This panel showcases leading edge companies and institutions innovating with hemp grain, building the domestic supply chain, and creating markets for hemp grain in the consumer goods market.Industry Panelists:Kristin Adams - Founder and CEO, Afterglow CosmeticsChad Rosen - President, Victory Hemp FoodsJoell A. Eifert - Director, Food Innovations Program, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia TechGlenn Rodes - Grower, Riverhill FarmsCarla Boyd - Owner, Hemp Way FoodsJohn Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva12:15 PMLUNCH AND NETWORKING12:15 PM -1:30 PMLunch provided by TheConference Center at the Institute.1:30 PMMARKET MAKING TEXTILES1:30pm – 2:30pmThe market for sustainable textiles is on the rise as consumers become increasingly more educated and concerned about environmental and social justice issues associated with the production of apparel. Where does hemp fit in? This panel will cover where we are in incorporating hemp into the U.S. textile industry.Industry Panelists:Guy Carpenter - President - Bear Fiber Inc, ModeratorDhruv Agarwal - Director, Materials Innovation, VF Global Innovation CenterEric Henry - President, TS DesignsJohn Lupien - President & Founder, BastCore LLCMichael Long - Founder & CEO Renaissance Fiber, LLC2:30 PMBUILDING, CAPITALIZING AND SCALING A HEMP ENTERPRISE2:30 PM -3:30 PMWe will hear from people who have built hemp businesses and from people who advise these companies. What lessons have they learned? What would they do differently?Industry Panelists:Bob Crumley - Founder and CEO, Founders HempPreston Gardner - Analyst, CVC Partners, LLCJosh Hendrix - Director of Business Development — Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc.Will Daugherty - President, Owner Evolve Inc.Rick Larson - SVP and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Natural Capital Investment FundJohn Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - Nutiva3:30 PMBREAK / NETWORKING3:30 PM -3:45 PM3:45 PMWHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF THE HEMP INDUSTRY LOOK LIKE POST FARM BILL?3:45 PM - 4:30 PMWe will ask our panelists to pull out their crystal balls and give us their perspectives on what an industrial hemp industry will look like once industrial hemp gains commodity crop status.Industry Panelists:Eric Steenstra - President, Vote Hemp as ModeratorBob Morgan - Director Technical Committee Operations, ASTMTara Caton, M.S. Botany - Senior Technician, Rodale Institute Industrial Hemp Research ProgramBert James - Crop Consultant & Grower, Homegrown AgricultureJim Taylor MD - Board Certified Anesthesiologist, Integrated Pain SolutionsNolan M Jackson - Attorney At Law, Frost Brown Todd LLCFrances Tacy - Inspiring Farmer, Franny’s Farm, Franny’s FarmacyClifton Parker - Crop Insurance Expert4:30 PMNETWORKING RECEPTION4:30 PM - 6:00 PM1. GENETICS, TISSUE CULTURE CLONING AND HYBRIDIZATIONJustin Hamilton - CEO, East Coast GeneticsJes Kristof - Vice President of Research and Development, Phylos BioscienceProfessor Michael Timko - Lewis & Clark Chair of Biology, University of VirginiaJonathan Vaught Ph.D. - CEO & Founder, Front Range Biosciences2. CULTIVATIONKaren Neill - ModeratorJosh Hendrix - Director of Business Development — Domestic Production for CV Sciences, Inc.Brad Todd - AgGristDr Lindsey D. Thiessen - Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist of Tobacco&Field Crops, North Carolina State University.John Roulac - CEO & Founder – RE Botanicals, Founder & Chief Visionary Officer - NutivaMatt Spitzer - Founding Partner, Triangle HempDr Angela R Post - Assistant Professor and Small Grains Extension, Specialist Crop & Soil Sciences Department, North Carolina State University.3. EXTRACTION/PROCESSINGBryan Berger - Associate Professor, University of Virginia.Mike Sanders - Co-Founder X-Tracts LLC.4. TESTINGVolker Bornemann, Ph.D- CEO, AvazymeFaith Hays, Ph.D - Life Science Account Manager, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments5:00 PMNETWORKING RECEPTION AND LAB TOURS5:00pm-7:00pmTours of Plant Biology, Extraction, Testing & Polymer Labs
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