The Southern Hemp Expo

Sep 6, 2019, 10:30 AM
Sep 7, 2019, 5:30 PM

About The Southern Hemp Expo

THE SOUTHERN HEMP EXPO is a robust and program-rich trade show structured specifically for the industrial, nutritional and therapeutic hemp industries as well as supporting ancillary businesses.






Alex Escher
Director Of Hemp Development at Escher Design
Alex Buscher
Cannabis Attorney at Buscher Law LLC
Asgar Shir
Director of Operations of Eurofins BioDiagnostics
Ben Droz
Hemp Lobbyist
Bill Billings
President and CEO and Co-Founder of the Colorado Hemp Project
Bob Escher
Architect at Escher Design Inc
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Bob Hoban
The Hoban Law Group - The Nation's Premier CannaBusiness Law Firm
Cait Curley
CEO, filmmaker, cannabis activist & educator
Cecily Friday
Hemp Business Developer
Cindy Sovine
CEO of Sovine Consulting
Claire Crunk
President and Founder of Southeast Hemp Fiber
Clint Palmer
Co-founded the Tennessee Hemp Industries Association
Coach Freddie Cecchini
Coach Freddie
Cody Seals
Blühen Botanicals
Colleen Keahey Lanier
xecutive Directo
Dani Billings
Owner at Natures Root
Co-Founder and Competitive Strategist at The Hemp Business Advisors
Don Fowlkes
Chief Agronomist Bluhenbotanicals
Doug Fine
Author of book Hemp Bound
Elizzy Knight
VP of the Colorado Hemp Company
Eric McKee
Hemp Industrialist
Ethan Vorhes
Owner Vorhes farm
Owner/Grower at Franny's Farm
Garrett Bain
Chief Sales Officer- GenCanna Gencanna
Garrett Graff
Managing Attorney at Hoban Law Group
Gina Malak
Managing Partn TrympHemp, Inc.
Janel Ralph
Owner/CEO at Palmetto Synergistic Research - Palmetto Harmony
Joe Fox
Co-Founder/CEO at Bluhenbotanicals
Joy Beckerman
Principal Consultant, Hemp Ace Int'l
Julie Lerner
CEO of PanXchange
Karen Sinclair Drake
Co-founder, Strategic Development R & D at Cosmetic Research Lab
Kathleen Butler
Organic Farmer at Butler Farms
KC Stark
Founder of Cannabis Startup Incubator and Black Box Hemp
Lauren Berlekamp
Organizes and consults internationally for environmental and social justice advocacy and drug policy reform
Marielle Kahn Weintraub
Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs at Eureka 93 Inc
Marty Hale
Founder at CannaGlobe
Matt Hagan
Funny Car Driver / Hemp Farmer
Matt Wilhelm
Co-Founder Clean Remedies
Melanie Rose Rodgers
Owner + Lead Influencer Influential X
Michael Bowman
Co-Founder, First Crop
Michael Gordon
CEO at
Mike Lewis
Director Farm Third Wave Farms
Morris Beegle
President WAFBA - We Are For Better Alternatives
Nadia Bodkin
Chief Executive Officer Blaze Therapeutics
Patrick C. McCarthy
Nancy Roberts
Preston Whitfield
Director of Hemp Operations FlexMOD Solutions
Priscilla Dressen
Owner, North Star Holistic Animal Care
Rich Becks
CEO and Founder, Chimney Rock Farms
Rick Trojan
Board Vice President at the Hemp Industries Association,
Ryan Loflin
Senior Consultant at Senior Consultant at Rocky Mountain Hemp
Scheril Murray Powell
In-House Counsel at Green Roads World
Scott Propheter
Vice President, Agronomy and Outreach at Criticality LLC
Sean Murphy
Founder and Publisher of Hemp Business Journal
Assisstant Professor of Organic Agriculture at Kentucky State University
Teresa Sheppard
President Gathered Publishing
Thomas Dermody
Vice President of Operations at Bija Hemp
Tim Gordon
President of the Colorado Hemp Industries Association
Vincent Crowley
Senior Executive Sales Director Blaze Therapeutics
Will Carr
Founder at Genesee
Zane Kunau
Freida Farms



September 6

Education Stage

Event MC’s – Cait Curley, Cannabis Hemp Advocate and Entrepreneur; Melanie Rodgers, Owner, Influential X

10:30am     How to Succeed in the Emerging Hemp Market

11:00am     Beyond CBD: Surviving Commodification and Consolidation

11:30am     Next Level Investors: Uncovering the Capital that Transforms Your Company

12:00pm    10 Steps to Cannabis Business Success

12:30pm    Terpenes 101 and How to Increase Profits and Satisfaction When You Add Terpenes to your CBD Retail Space

1:00pm       How I Built My CBD Business

1:30pm       Formulating CBD in Clean Beauty Products; Skin Microbiome and Certifications Overview

2:00pm       Seed-to-Sale Blockchain Ecosystem

2:30pm       Hemp in Animal Feed

3:00pm       ValidCare & Real World Experience from the CBD Consumer

3:30pm       Digging Deeper: Hemp Fiber and Sustainability in US Textiles

4:00pm       Hemp Fiber for Construction Applications

5:00pm       End of Program


Business Conference

10:15am     Introduction

10:30am     Opening Keynote Address

10:50am     Numbers, Revenues, Forecasts – Sean Murphy

11:00am     As Global Markets Converge – Panel

11:45pm    Technology & Innovation – Panel

12:30pm    Lunch Break

1:30pm       Back to the Roots – Doug Fine

2:00pm       Navigating Chaos – The Hemp Supply Chain – Panel

2:50pm       FDA and the State’s Rights Ground Game – Cindy Sovine

3:15pm       The Regulatory Framework is Coming – Panel

4:00pm       Regardless of Uncertainty, Opportunities Abound – George Hou

4:15pm       The Future of Hemp Flower – Panel

5:00pm       End of Program

5:00pm-6:30pm – Hoban Happy Hour

September 7

Education Stage

10:30am     Playing Life’s Game in the iHemp Arena: How to Build an Inspiring Business in the iHemp Arena and Create an Inspiring Lifestyle Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

11:00am     What It Means to be a Hemp Farmer

11:30am     Hemp for the Healthy, Active Lifestyle

12:00pm    Cannabis – Crash Course for the Concerned Consumer

12:30pm    Using Hemp CBD Against the Addiction Cycle

1:00pm       Veterans & Cannabis

1:30pm       A Holistic Veterinary Perspective on CBD

2:00pm       Beyond Hemp CBD – Industrial Possibilities and Economic Opportunities

2:30pm       Hemp Advocacy in Tennessee

3:00pm       Hemp/CBD in Professional Sports

4:00pm       Life Changing!

4:30pm       Cannabis Liberation: Healing of the Nation, Planet-Wide Salvation

5:00pm       End of Program