Thursday January 17, 2019 0 comments
DENVER -- After five years of exponential growth as the world’s largest hemp exposition and business conference, the NoCo Hemp Expo announced it is moving its sixth annual event from Loveland to Denver’s Crowne Plaza DIA Convention Center.
As growers, producers and consumers consider a future that looks extremely optimistic after hemp was legalized under the game-changing 2018 Farm Bill, #NoCo6 promises to be the most dynamic expo and conference yet, event organizers said.
GenCanna, a Kentucky-based company that focuses on scaling premium agricultural hemp production for food products to promote easy availability locally, nationally and globally, is the presenting sponsor of NoCo6. With a 150-acre agricultural campus near Winchester, GenCanna conducts groundbreaking research and commercialization of hemp processing methods and product development.
And with a $40 million processing plant in rural Kentucky under way, GenCanna has been growing rapidly to meet market demands.
"We are excited to have GenCanna join us this year as our Presenting Sponsor,” said Morris Beegle, co-founder of Colorado Hemp Company, which produces the NoCo Hemp Expo.
“GenCanna has been a leading company out of Kentucky since the 2014 Farm Bill passed, and has established itself as a market leader and an organization positioned to play a significant role in the expansion of the hemp industry for years to come.”
“Our commitment to the hemp industry has been strong since 2014, and with the Farm Bill, we’ll see rapid evolution of hemp’s place in the American economy,” said Garrett Bain, GenCanna chief sales officer.
“We’re excited to be stewards in that marketplace and to come together with some of the greatest minds at NoCo6.”
NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest gathering of hemp industry professionals ever under one roof, will feature 70,000 square feet of exhibitions with more than 225 exhibitors, a business conference and farm symposium, a global hemp village, science and technical workshops, and several networking events and after-parties. The Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference, Let’s Talk Hemp Farm Symposium and the Hemp Farming and Processing Equipment Zone will all be expanded this year.
The event is expected to draw 8,000 to 10,000 attendees.
"We have built the biggest stage and best platform in the hemp space over the past five years to bring together industry experts, thought leaders and organizations as we curate a future for an industry that can truly and meaningfully impact the world in a positive way," Beegle said.