Industrial Hemp Summit on February 26-27 2018

INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT



The 2018 Industrial Hemp Summit sold out.
Please click on the link below to enjoy the gallery from Tuesday's panels,
networking, and breakout sessions. It was an incredible
day for all and we want to thank everyone once again for their
support of the Industrial Hemp Summit.

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Send an email to info@industrialhempsummit.info to receive notification of the dates for
the 2019 Industrial Hemp Summit.



THE EVENT IS ENDED

ABOUT THE 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 fiber and food. 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

  • Industrial Hemp Processors

  • Economic Development Officers

  • Chief Sustainability Officers

  • Corporate Researchers

  • Investment Funds

  • Departments of Commerce

  • Foundations


Registration: $200

SOLD OUT – NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

WHY ATTEND?

The opportunity exists for industrial hemp to be a robust high growth industry in the United States. Increasing transparency and collaboration at this stage is necessary for the industry to reach its full potential. Your piece of the puzzle is very important to contribute.

NOTE TO VIEWERS

Additional information about this event including an updated agenda, speaker bios and sponsorship opportunities will be added in the coming days. Please check back often.

WHO IS HOSTING THE SUMMIT?

The summit is being hosted by Halifax County, Virginia Agricultural Development (HCAD) and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), Danville VA.

www.genuinehalifax.com
www.ialr.org

OUR TEAM

Kimley A. Blanks, MBA

Co-Founder,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Kimley A. Blanks, MBA

Mark Gignac

Co-Founder,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Mark Gignac

Marty Clemons

Collaborator,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Marty Clemons

Jason Amatucci

Collaborator,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Jason Amatucci

Eric Steenstra

Collaborator,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Eric Steenstra

Blake Butler

Collaborator,
Industrial Hemp Summit

Blake Butler

BUILDING AMERICA'S HEMP INDUSTRY

INDUSTRIALHEMP SUMMIT AGENDA

monday, 26 February, 2018 - PRE-SUMMIT RECEPTION

5:00PM

Welcoming Reception

 5:00PM -7:00PM

Networking Event. Drinks and hor d'oeuvres.

tuesday, 27 February, 2018 - INDUSTRIAL HEMP SUMMIT PANELS

7:30AM

Registration, Networking & Full Breakfast

 7:30AM -8:30AM

Full breakfast provided by the Conference Center at the Institute.

8:30AM

Summit Opening - Welcome and Introductions

 8:30AM -9:00AM

Welcome message and introductions to kick off the summit.

9:00AM

State of the Industry Panel

America used to be known as a country that grew crops and manufactured goods. Many factors have contributed to the decline in both the agricultural and manufacturing sectors of the United States. The areas of our country hardest hit from this trend are primarily rural areas. While many urban areas have reinvented their economies based upon service industries and technology, this has largely not been the case in rural areas.

This panel will explore the potential of industrial hemp as a catalyst for rural economic development. Given the 26,000 industrial uses for industrial hemp, can we develop an industrial hemp industry in the United States that will form the foundation of a new bio-based economy? What role can advances in AgTech play in the industrial hemp industry? How can we work together to dispel myths, break down silos among stakeholders and move this new industry forward? It all starts by bringing together the best thinkers and doers in the industry to collaborate that share this common mission.

 9:00AM -10:00AM

Industry Panelists:

Jack Whitley - Founder, Applied Media, LLC - Moderator

Eric Steenstra - Vote Hemp, Lobbyist

Doris Hamilton - Industrial Hemp Program Manager, Kentucky

Kenny Flowers - Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development, NC Department of Commerce

10:00AM

Break / Networking

 10:00AM -10:15AM

Scheduled meeting break

10:15AM

Industry Perspective - Fiber and Hurd

Some of the most exciting innovation in the industrial hemp industry is happening around research and development into various uses for plant cellulose. This panel showcases companies at the leading edge of this innovation in the areas of textiles, bio-composites, processing technology and market making for industrial hemp fiber and hurd. These panelists are team players that are willing to share their knowledge, experience, successes and challenges in moving their businesses and the industrial hemp industry forward. Audience participation in the collaboration will be encouraged.

 10:15AM -11:45AM

Industry Panelists:

Eric Henry - President, TS Designs - Moderator

Trey Riddle - CEO, Sunstrand

Chad Ulven - Professor at North Dakota State University, CEO - c2renew

John Lupien - President & Founder, BastCore LLC

Dhruv Agarwal - Director, Materials Innovation, VF Global Innovation Center

11:45AM

Lunch and Networking

 11:45AM -1:00PM

Lunch provided by the Conference Center at the Institute.

1:00PM

Industry Perspective - Food Panel

Figuring out how to feed nutrient dense food to 7 billion plus people while reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a major challenge of our time. Industrial hemp seed, referred to as grain in the industry, can be beneficial for both. Hemp grain is an easily digestible powerhouse protein with the right balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids that contains all 9 essential amino acids. Crushing the grain results in a hemp oil product. Industrial hemp sequesters carbon and regenerates soil. This panel showcases leading edge companies and institutions innovating hemp foods, building the domestic supply chain and researching uses for hemp in human food and animal feed.

 1:00PM -02:00PM

Industry Panelists:

Blake Butler - Partner, adapt public relations - Moderator

Chad Rosen - President, Victory Hemp Foods

Emily Febles - Animal Feed Research

Carla Boyd - Owner, Hemp Way Foods

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D. – CEO, Avazyme

2:00PM

Breakout Session A - 4 Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions are designated based upon area of specialty. Whereas the panel discussions are designed to be a larger multi-stakeholder collaboration, the smaller sized breakout sessions allow for more depth into a particular topic or specialty. The breakout sessions will be interactive and guided by the breakout session leaders that are all experts in their field.

 2:00PM -02:40PM

1. Growers (professional farmers)

Bert James - Crop Consultant & Grower, Homegrown Agriculture

Glenn Rodes - Grower, Riverhill Farms

2. Research - Material Science

Chad Ulven - Professor at North Dakota State University, CEO - c2renew

Justin Barone - Professor, Virginia Tech

3. Regulatory / Lobbying

Eric Steenstra - Vote Hemp

Jason Amatucci - President, Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition (VIHC)

Graig Meyer - North Carolina General Assembly

Erin Williams - Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (VDACS)

4. Incentives & Financing

Mike French - AgTech Scientific

Kenny Flowers - Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development, NC Department of Commerce

2:40PM

Break / Networking

 2:40PM -03:00PM

Scheduled break

3:00PM

Breakout Session B - 4 Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions are designated based upon area of specialty. Whereas the panel discussions are designed to be a larger multi-stakeholder collaboration, the smaller sized breakout sessions allow for more depth into a particular topic or specialty. The breakout sessions will be interactive and guided by the breakout session leaders that are all experts in their field.

 3:00PM -03:40PM

1. Investment Capital

Rick Larson - SVP & Director of Strategic Initiatives, Natural Capital Investment Fund

Michael McLamb - Managing Director, Pinnacle Enterprise Fund

2. Processing - Food

Chad Rosen - President, Victory Hemp Foods

Carla Boyd - Owner, Hemp Way Foods

3. Processing - Fiber

Trey Riddle - CEO, Sunstrand

Dhruv Agarwal, Director - Materials Innovation, VF Global Innovation Center

4. Market Making - Biofuels

Iulian Bobe - CTO, Tyton Biosciences

Link Shumaker - Process Engineer

3:40PM

Breakout Session C - 4 Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions are designated based upon area of specialty. Whereas the panel discussions are designed to be a larger multi-stakeholder collaboration, the smaller sized breakout sessions allow for more depth into a particular topic or specialty. The breakout sessions will be interactive and guided by the breakout session leaders that are all experts in their field.

 3:40PM -04:25PM

1. Research - Agronomy

Jeanine Davis - NC State University - Horticultural Science

John Fike - Associate Professor - Virginia Tech

Brian King Ph.D. - CSO, AgTec Kentucky Operations

2. Market Making - Textiles

Eric Henry - President, TS Designs

Dhruv Agarwal, Director - Materials Innovation, VF Global Innovation Center

3. Market Making - Composites, Fiber, and Hurd

Iulian Bobe - CTO, Tyton Biosciences

Trey Riddle - CEO, Sunstrand

Chad Ulven - Professor at North Dakota State University, CEO - c2renew

Marty Phipps - President, Old Dominion Hemp

Tai Olson - Director of Operations, American Lime Technology

4. Market Making - Foods

Chad Rosen - President, Victory Hemp Foods

Carla Boyd - Owner, Hemp Way Foods

4:30PM

Networking Reception

 4:30PM -06:00PM

PANELISTS

Tai Olson

Director of Operations,
American Lime Technology

Tai Olson

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Blake Butler

Partner, adapt public relations

Blake Butler

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Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

CEO, Avazyme

Volker Bornemann, Ph.D.

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Link Shumaker

Process Engineer

Link Shumaker

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Kenny Flowers

Assistant Secretary for
Rural Economic Development
NC Department of Commerce

Kenny Flowers

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Michael McLamb

Managing Director,
Pinnacle Enterprise Fund

Michael McLamb

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Iulian Bobe

Chief Technology Officer,
Tyton BioSciences

Iulian Bobe

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John Lupien

President & Founder,
BastCore LLC

John Lupien

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Dhruv Agarwal

Director - Materials Innovation,
VF Global Innovation Center

Dhruv Agarwal

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Carla Boyd

Owner, Hemp Way Foods

Carla Boyd

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Glenn Rodes

Grower, Riverhill Farms

Glenn Rodes

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Erin Williams

Policy Analyst
VDACS

Erin Williams

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Jason Amatucci

President - Virginia Industrial Hemp Coalition (VIHC)

Jason Amatucci

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Justin Barone

Professor, Virginia Tech

Justin Barone

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John Fike

Associate Professor, Virginia Tech

John Fike

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Marty Phipps

Owner, Old Dominion Hemp

Marty Phipps

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Doris Hamilton

Industrial Hemp Program Manager, Kentucky

Doris Hamilton

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Bert James

Crop Consultant - Homegrown Agriculture

Bert James

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Emily Febles

Manager - N.C. Industrial Hemp Program

Emily Febles

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Chad Rosen

President - Victory Hemp Foods

Chad Rosen

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Representative Graig Meyer

North Carolina House of Representatives

Representative Graig Meyer

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Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.

Associate Professor / Associate Chair - Mechanical Engineering Department
North Dakota State University
CTO - C2renew inc.
chad.ulven@ndsu.edu

Chad A. Ulven, Ph.D.

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Eric Henry

President - TS Designs

Eric Henry

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Eric Steenstra

President – Vote Hemp

Eric Steenstra

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Jack Whitley

Founder, Applied Media, LLC

Jack Whitley

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Dr. Jeanine Davis

Associate Professor
NC State University

Dr. Jeanine Davis

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Rick Larson

SVP and Director of Strategic Initiatives
Natural Capital Investment Fund

Rick Larson

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Dr. Trey Riddle

CEO - Sunstrand

Dr. Trey Riddle

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Mike French

AgTech Scientific

Mike French

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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?

The Industrial Hemp Summit has reserved a block of rooms at the hotels listed below.

Is this a one-time summit?

No. This will be an annual summit for those committed to building the industrial hemp industry in the United States. The event may evolve into multiple days if there is demand by attendees.

Are tours of IALR available?

Tours of IALR’s chemistry, polymer, precision ag, and biology research labs are available on both Monday and Tuesday. Details will be made available.

Is there space available for industry to display products or information?

Yes. IALR has limited 8' x 8' exhibit booths in the Atrium. Cost for display area is $150. Booth rental does not include refreshments, meals or programming.
Booth space may be reserved here.

Can the summit accommodate special dietary restrictions?

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

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