April 6, 2018

The NoCo Hemp Expo is proud to host the 3rd Annual Hemp Summit, an important gathering of hemp-focused executives, founders and investors. Receive an intimate, insider’s view of the hemp industry during this VIP-level networking and special programming featuring business-focused information, market intelligence and analysis from leaders and influencers in the hemp industry.

We will be announcing our keynote speaker very soon! For those interested in speaking at the Hemp Summit, please submit a speaker application here.

This year’s program includes access to:

  • Hemp business leaders, special guests and executive level speakers
  • The State of Hemp Foods: Conscious Agriculture and Hemp’s Leadership
  • Legal and Regulatory Insights [FDA, DEA, USDA, DOJ]
  • The latest State of the Hemp and CBD Report Market Findings
  • Catered Luncheon and exclusive VIP networking
  • NEW THIS YEAR – The Hemp MBA in a Day – Special Programing by CPS
  • Two-day Access to Attend NoCo Hemp Expo
  • 422 VIP After Party 
  • And Much More


  • 10:00-10:15 – Welcome, State of Hemp
  • 10:20-10:50 – Keynote Speaker
  • 11:00-11:40 – Market Data, Pricing & Supply Chain
  • 11:45-12:25 – CBD: Meet the Retail Buyers
  • 12:30-12:40 – Building the Supply Chain: Market Opportunities
  • 12:45-1:30 – Networking & Catered Luncheon
  • 1:35-2:05 – Hemp Innovator Showcase
  • 2:25-2:35 – The Rise of Industrial Processing
  • 2:45-3:30 – Hemp Finance: Banking & Insurance 
  • 3:35-3:55 – Hemp and New Ruralism
  • 4:00-4:40 – Building the Billion Dollar Hemp Industry
  • 4:45-5:00 – Legal & Regulation – DEA & FDA – Where We Go From Here
  • 5:00-6:00 – Expo Hall Open
  • 6:00-9:00  422 VIP After Party and Networking

The Hemp MBA in a Day

(This special programming will be held in tandem with speakers on the main stage listed above. Attend one or both. We’ll be posting more information about MBA in Day sessions soon.

  • 11:00-1:30 – Morning Hemp MBA Session
  • 12:45-1:30 – Networking & Catered Luncheon
  • 1:35-4:40 – Afternoon Hemp MBA Session
  • 5:00-6:00 – Expo Hall Open
  • 6:00-9:00 – 422 VIP After Party and Networking

The Hemp Summit was started by hemp professionals, for hemp professionals. The event is produced by the Hemp Business Journal and we’ll be presenting new market data and insight from 2017 end of year analysis on the hemp industry and CBD market. We are not a marijuana industry event, though we do include insights and analysis from the marijuana industry, so attendees can understand the market dynamics and opportunities happening across the broader cannabis industry. Our focus is on hemp market data, executive level networking and actionable insight to help you avoid the pitfalls and capture the opportunities of the emerging multi-billion dollar hemp industry.

The Hemp Summit has sold out the last two years well in advance of the event. For 2018, we are moving to a larger venue in the McKee building next to the NoCo Hemp Expo First National Bank exhibit hall. The Hemp Summit will give you intimate access to a line-up of business professionals, speakers and education that aren’t to be missed.

The Hemp Summit VIP ticket includes all-day access to both days at NoCo5 and access to this exclusive business summit. Get your tickets early as they will not be offered at the door.

Tickets on sale now!

Buy tickets Here


(Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Hemp Summit. Please contact Sean Murphy for more information at Sean[at]CommonHomeMedia[dot]com.)