"WOW! Has the industry ever come a long way! The seminars were enlightening, and it was so good to see all the old friends, and meet so many new people. Thanks again for making it all possible..." Ruth Shamai - Ruth’s Hemp
"It was a GREAT conference and I look forward to sponsoring next year’s event as well!"
Rick Trojan - Colorado Cultivars
"Great conference. I hate conferences, but I loved the HIA this and last year. Excellent work." Michael Perry - PNX Botanicals
CW Hemp • Green Spring Technologies • Sunstrand
Bluebird Botanicals • National Hemp Association
US Hemp Wholesale • DavidLaw • Cannabis Basics • Hemp Traders
Realm of Caring • Hoban & Feola • Eden Labs • Colorado Cultivars USA
Hemp Business Journal • New West Genetics
Crop Science Society of America
NETWORKING EVENT SPONSORS
CV Sciences • Palmetto Harmony
Sunday night featured a Networking Reception with hemp infused hors d'oeurves including hemp sliders from HempWay Foods. The Adam Bodine Trio performed with some great tunes and there was a photo booth which was the hit of the event. Photos can be viewed here. Thanks to our event sponsors CV Sciences and Palmetto Harmony!
On Monday and Tuesday we had speakers covering a broad array of hemp topics including policy, hemp farming, hemp construction, and CBD.
Speakers highlights included (Access Presentations Below):
Andrew Freedman - Director of Marijuana Coordination for Colorado - Keynote
Dr. Ethan Russo - Phytecs
Alex White Plume - Oglala Sioux tribe
Garry Meier - Hemp Genetics International
Gregg Baumbaugh - FlexForm Technologies
Tom Keene, University of Kentucky
Tim Callahan - Alembic Studios
Jake Plummer - former NFL player for Denver Bronco's
Awards were given to the following people:
Barbara Filippone & Summer Star, Envirotextiles - HIA Lifetime Achievement Award
Greenspring Technologies, Mark Linday - Innovation Award
Shiela Hemphill - HIA Leadership Award
Assemblywoman Lupardo - Vote Hemp Legislator of the Year Award
McMillan Arrington - Vote Hemp Activist of the Year
If you missed it, we hope to see you next year at a location TBD!
Monday September 19