2019 NoCo Hemp Expo starts today in Denver

Friday March 29, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, NoCo Hemp Expo 2019, Gov. Jared Polis

DENVER -- Hemp growers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, investors and others are gathering this week in Denver to convene at the Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center for the 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo.noco-hemp-expo-logo

And while tickets are still available for certain events, NoCo6 is nearly sold out.

What began in 2014 as a modest meeting of intrepid Fort Collins-based hemp entrepreneurs has grown into the world’s largest gathering of hemp industry professionals under one roof. Approximately 10,000 visitors are expected from throughout the U.S., as well as more than 20 countries.

“We are very excited to welcome visitors from all over the world to this year’s NoCo Hemp Expo,” said Elizabeth (Elizzy) Knight, co-founder of Colorado Hemp Company/We Are for Better Alternatives (WAFBA), producer of NoCo Hemp Expo.

“What our small team has created, along with the help of all our supporting exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and other partners, has never been done before. Together, from the ground up, we have created a world-class convention and conference that celebrates all things hemp -- from botanicals and CBD to bioplastics and building materials -- and that showcases Colorado as a center of the hemp marketplace.”

Hemp producers are feeling bullish in 2019 since the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill, which legalized the commercial cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, defined as containing less than 0.3% THC.

According to Hemp Business Journal’s new reportThe Global State of Hemp: 2019 Industry Outlook, U.S. sales of hemp products -- from full-spectrum hemp extract and CBD products to hemp foods, textiles, building materials and more -- estimated at $1 billion in 2018, are projected to grow 27% annually to reach $2.6 billion by 2022.

Global hemp retail sales totaled $3.7 billion in 2018 and are projected to grow to $5.7 billion by 2020.

NoCo Hemp Expo Program Highlights

Featured speakers for this year’s NoCo Hemp Expo include Colorado Governor and hemp advocate Jared Polis; Native American tribal leader turned hemp farmer Winona LaDuke; David Bronner, 5th generation CEO of legendary soap maker Dr. Bronner’s; renowned market researcher Dr. Michelle Barry; regenerative agriculture and soil expert Ray Archuleta; hemp expert and author Doug Fine; hemp entrepreneurs Dani Billings of Nature’s Root and Janel Ralph of Palmetto Harmony; and other leaders breaking new ground in the industrial hemp market.

Also, NoCo6 has produced a digital and print magazine/show program, Let’s Talk Hemp, for the first time in partnership with Honeysuckle Magazine, which can be viewed here.

With more than 225 exhibitors, NoCo6’s Expo Hall is open to B2B visitors on March 29 and March 30. The Expo Hall is open to consumers and the public on March 30.

Features include the Bish Equipment Zone, HempToday International Alley, Science & Tech Spotlight, Adept Payments Workshop and Education Stage, EnviroTextiles Fashion Parade, Blu Nahulu Art Zone and more. Visit here for info.

 

To purchase tickets for all remaining available events, visit www.NoCoHempExpo.com.

GenCanna is the Presenting Sponsor of NoCo6.

Business Conference sponsors include: Elixinol, New Hope Network, Benmar Extractions, Hoban Law Group, Lilu’s Garden, McAllister Garfield P.C., Frank Robison Law Group, and Steep Fuze Coffee.

Farm Symposium sponsors include; Bluhen Botanicals, Bish Enterprises, Colorado Breeders Depot, Front Range Biosciences, Hempsac, New West Genetics, ProVerde Labs and Rad Extracts. Meet all of our sponsor partners here: https://nocohempexpo.com/sponsors/.

The 6th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo is produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, a division of WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland. WAFBA also is the producer of the 2nd Annual Southern Hemp Expo and founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services. Areas of focus include product and brand development, event production, consulting and advocacy.