Save-the-Date: Industrial Hemp Summit on February 24-25 2020

INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT

The Conference Center at IALR, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, Virginia 24540

"The quality of the event, the information shared, and the people in attendance were incredible."
- National Law Review ( regarding the 2019 Industrial Hemp Summit )


Registration is now open!

The 2019 event sold out with over 350 attendees but 220 on the waiting list
were unable to attend. Register now to ensure attendance at the 2020 event.


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ABOUT THE 2020 INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT

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.

Suggested attendees include professional:

  • Industrial Hemp Growers

  • Supply Chain Managers

  • Farm Equipment Manufacturers

  • Departments of Agriculture

  • Farm Bureaus

  • Entrepreneurs

  • University Researchers

  • Law Enforcement

  • Industrial Hemp Processors

  • Economic Development Officers

  • Chief Sustainability Officers

  • Corporate Researchers

  • Investment Funds

  • Departments of Commerce

  • Foundations

  • Government Officials


OUR TEAM

Blake Butler

Team Member,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Blake Butler

Marty Clemons

Team Member,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Marty Clemons

Mark Gignac

Team Member,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Mark Gignac

BUILDING AMERICA'S HEMP INDUSTRY

INDUSTRIALHEMP SUMMIT AGENDA

The Industrial Hemp Summit is the only B2B hemp event that is held in a science institute that is actually doing research on the plant. Building the U.S. Industrial Hemp Industry is like putting together a 5,000-piece puzzle blindfolded and with the pieces constantly shifting. It is imperative that we collaborate in a professional and transparent manner to create a sustainable industry. The Industrial Hemp Summit is designed to bring people together that likely would not otherwise meet to create quantum conversations, connections and business opportunities. In this third annual Industrial Hemp Summit, our focus will be cutting edge Technology, Business and Science that is taking the U.S. Industrial Hemp Industry to the next level.

Sunday , February 23rd

5:30 PM

Welcome Party

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for informal networking, music and food.
All registered attendees welcome but registration is required. Registration link will be posted via email and those already registered will receive a registration link. Location is Ballad Brewing, 600 Craighead Street, Danville VA 24541.

Monday , February 24th

8:00 AM

Registration and Networking

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

8:45 AM

Welcome and Thank Sponsors

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Industry Speaker:

Mark Gignac, Executive Director IALR

9:00 AM

State of the Industry, Usda Perspective

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Industry Speaker:

Bill Richmond, Chief, USDA Domestic Hemp Production Program

10:00 AM

State of the Industry, Big Picture

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Industry Speaker:

Eric Steenstra, Vote Hemp

10:30 AM

State of the Bio-region, Regulators Perspective

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Industry Panelists:

Debbie Custer, Coeus Research- Moderator

Doris Hamilton, KY Department of Agriculture

Anni Self, TN Department of Agriculture

Paul R Adams III, North Carolina Agriculture

Erin Williams, VA Department of Agriculture

11:30 AM

Marketing our Bio-region

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Industry Speaker:

Will Daughtery, Evolve

11:50 AM

Commodity Lifecycle and the International Perspective

11:50 AM - 12:10 AM

Industry Speaker:

Hugh Napier, AlmaStone, UK

12:10 AM

LUNCH BUFFET AND NETWORKING

12:10 AM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

Regulatory Lab

What is the impact of the U.S.D.A. interim rules on the industry? What is the state of the ban on “smokeable hemp”? What types of contracts are necessary in the industry?

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Industry Panelists:

Rod Kight, Cannabis Attorney

Tyler Russell, Ward & Smith

2:15 PM

Building the Domestic Supply Chain for Fiber & Hurd, Processing and Market Making

2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

Industry Speaker:

Guy Carpenter, Bear Fiber

2:45 PM

Hemp Fiber Processing Lab

How do we bring hemp fiber processing online domestically? At what scale? What are the different methodologies for processing fiber?

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Industry Panelists:

Taimour Azhar, The Hempville

Dr Michael Long, Renaissance Fiber

Patrick Flaherty - PF Design Lab

3:45 PM

BREAK

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Building the Domestic Supply Chain for Hemp Grain, Processing and Market Making

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Industry Speaker:

Chad Rosen, Victory Hemp

4:30 PM

Demand for Domestic Hemp Fiber, Hurd and Hemp Oil

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Industry Panelists:

Kristin Adams, Cosmetics Consultant

Dhruv Agarwal, Kontoor Brands

Eric Henry, TS Designs

Tai Olson, US Heritage

Dr. Daniel Yohannes, Renaissance Fiber

5:30 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION IN THE ATRIUM AND LAB TOURS

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Click here for pictures from the 2019 reception

Tuesday , February 25th

7:30 AM

Full Breakfast and Networking

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Growers Lab

Clones or Feminized Seed for CBD production? Indoor or Outdoors? Where do I get quality inputs? Risks? Pests and diseases in our bio-region? Myth versus fact? How do I test in the field?

8:30 AM - 9:40 AM

Industry Panelists:

Chris Gutherie, Delta 9

Matt Spitzer, Triangle Hemp

Brad Todd, Growers Hemp

Lindsey Thiessen, North Carolina State University

Chase Werner, Triangle Hemp

Ray French, Front Range Biosciences

9:40 AM

Beneficial Endophytes (bacteria) for Plant Growth

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Industry Panelists:

Scott Lowman, IALR

10:00 AM

Hemp Sector Deep Dive

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Industry Panelists:

Charles Wellso, Sanitas Peak

10:20 AM

How to Create a Sustainable Path Forward for Growers of Hemp

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

Industry Panelists:

Bert James, Home Grown Agriculture

10:40 AM

BREAK

10:40 AM - 10:50 AM

10:50 AM

The Importance of Testing and Safety

10:50 AM - 11:35 AM

Industry Panelists:

Chris Hudalla, ProVerde Laboratories

11:35 AM

Testing Lab

Why do I get different results from different labs?Why it is important for farmers to test their crop throughout the grow cycle?How will the U.S.D.A. interim rules impact testing? What are testing best practices?

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM

Industry Panelists:

Volker Bornemann, Avazyme

Rebecca Caffrey, Delta9 Scientific

Yimeng "Jack" He, IALR Hemp Testing Lab

Chris Hudalla, ProVerde Laboratories

12:35 PM

LUNCH BUFFET AND NETWORKING

12:35 PM - 1:35 PM

1:35 PM

Processing Lab

How to chose a processor? What are the different extraction methodologies?
How do processors work? What is white label versus private label? What other cannabinoids are coming online in 2020 besides CBD?

1:35 PM - 2:45 PM

Industry Panelists:

Jamie Crumley, Founders Hemp

Jacqueline McGrane, International Consultant

Chip Miller, Abundance Labs

Mike Sanders, Advanced X-tracts

Nathan Taylor, Luxe Botanicals

Dave Neundorfer, Open Book Extracts

2:45 PM

How to Establish Banking Relationships

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Industry Panelists:

Melissa Marsal, West Town Bank

3:15 PM

Capital Lab

How do you raise capital for your hemp enterprise? Debt, equity, traditional financing? Valuations? Public market options?

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Industry Panelists:

Marc Adesso, Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis

Matt Bailey, Venture South

Preston Gardner, CVC Partners

Joe Hickey, Halcyon Holdings

4:15 PM

Retail Franchise Lab

How do you pick a hemp retail franchise that is right for you? How do you pick the right location? What items are most popular sellers?

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Industry Panelists:

Jamie Crumley, Everything Hemp Store

Justin Hamilton, Hemp Farmacy

Franny Tacy, Franny’s Farmacy

4:45 PM

Thank You to Attendees and Sponsors

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

PANELISTS

Bill Richmond

Chief
USDA Domestic Hemp Production Program

Bill Richmond

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 Jamie Crumley

No one will work harder for your career than you.

Jamie Crumley

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Dave Neundorfer

CEO
Open Book Extracts

Dave Neundorfer

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Kristin Adams

Founder & CEO
Afterglow Cosmetics

Kristin Adams

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Melissa D. Marsal

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
West Town Bank & Trust and West Town Bancorp

Melissa D. Marsal

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Hugh Napier

AlmaStone

Hugh Napier

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Erin Williams

Policy Analyst
VDACS

Erin Williams

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Tyler Russell

Attorney at Law
Ward and Smith, PA

Tyler Russell

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Matt Spitzer

Founding Partner
Triangle Hemp

Matt Spitzer

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Debbie Custer

CEO
Coeus Research

Debbie Custer

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Chad Rosen

President - Victory Hemp Foods

Chad Rosen

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Dr. Lindsey D. Thiessen

Assistant Professor and Extension Plant Pathology Specialist of Tobacco&Field Crops
North Carolina State University

Dr. Lindsey D. Thiessen

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Dr. Christopher Hudalla

Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
ProVerde Laboratories, Milford, Massachusetts

Dr. Christopher Hudalla

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Nathan Taylor

Founder
Lux Botanics

Nathan Taylor

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Taimour Azhar

Founder & President
Hempville

Taimour Azhar

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Chase Werner

Founding Partner
Triangle Hemp

Chase Werner

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Paul R Adams III

Industrial Hemp Program Manager
North Carolina Agriculture

Paul R Adams III

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Doris Hamilton

Industrial Hemp Program Manager
Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Doris Hamilton

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Joseph W Hickey Sr

Halcyon Holdings

Joseph W Hickey Sr

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Jacqueline McGrane

Chief Science Officer
McGrane Lab Systems

Jacqueline McGrane

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Dr. Daniel Yohannes

Renaissance Fiber

Dr. Daniel Yohannes

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Patrick Flaherty

Mechanical Engineer
PF Design Lab

Patrick Flaherty

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Dr David Suchoff

Alternative Crops Assistant Professor in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
North Carolina State University

Dr David Suchoff

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Rebecca Caffrey

PhD, MBA, CLP
Founder and CSO, Delta9 Scientific LLC

Rebecca Caffrey

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Charles Wellso

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Sanitas Peak

Charles Wellso

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Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

CEO, Avazyme

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

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Matt Bailey

Co-Lead
Venture South

Matt Bailey

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Rod Kight

Principal
Kight Law Firm

Rod Kight

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Ray French

VP of Business Development
Front Range Biosciences

Ray French

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Marc Adesso

Attorney at Law

Marc Adesso

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Will Daugherty

President, Owner
Evolve Inc

Will Daugherty

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Chris Guthrie

General Manager

Chris Guthrie

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Mike Sanders

Co-Founder, X-tracts LLC

Mike Sanders

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Eric Steenstra

President – Vote Hemp

Eric Steenstra

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Guy Carpenter

President - Bear Fiber Inc

Guy Carpenter

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Preston Gardner

Analyst
CVC Partners, LLC

Preston Gardner

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Yimeng Jack He

Analytical Chemist, Lab Manager
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research

Yimeng Jack He

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Brad Todd

AgGrist

Brad Todd

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Bert James

Crop Consultant - Homegrown Agriculture

Bert James

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Scott Lowman

Director of Research
Institute for Advanced Learning & Research

Scott Lowman

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Anni Self

Plant Certification Administrator
Tennessee Department of Agriculture

Anni Self

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Eric Henry

President - TS Designs

Eric Henry

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Tai Olson

Director of Operations,
US Heritage Group

Tai Olson

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Justin Hamilton

Hemp Entrepreneur
Hempleton Investment Group, East Coast Genetics,
The Hemp Farmacy, The NC Hemp Farm
Research & Innovation Campus, Hope Hemp Extracts,
& Legacy Farms Cannabis

Justin Hamilton

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Frances Tacy

Inspiring Farmer
Franny's Farm
Franny's Farmacy

Frances Tacy

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Dhruv Agarwal

Kontoor Brands

Dhruv Agarwal

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Dr Michael S Long

Renaissance Fiber, LLC
Founder, CEO, Mill Operations

Dr Michael S Long

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frequently askedQUESTIONS

Where do I fly into for the summit?

The closest airports to Danville, Virginia are Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina (RDU) and Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO).

What hotels do you recommend?

Courtyard by Marriott

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Holiday Inn Express

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Are tours of IALR available?

Tours of IALR's hemp testing lab, polymer lab and biology lab will be available Monday & Tuesday. Details will be made available.

Are there Sponsorship Opportunities?

Click here for information about sponsorship opportunities.

Dietary restrictions?

Please note dietary restrictions at time of registration or email info@industrialhempsummit.info.

  • The Conference Center at IALR

    150 Slayton Avenue
    Danville, Virginia 24540

  • info@industrialhempsummit.info

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  • Pam Patterson: 434.766.6605
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