Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition

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Agenda (Tentative - Subject to Change)

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Note:  Presentation titles and names highlighted in GREEN are linked to pages that contain speaker/moderator profiles.


1:00 pm - 6:30 pm                          Registration Opens


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm                          Exhibitor Set-up


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm                          Pre-Conference Workshop - Part I


Moderator: Daniel R. Russell, Of Counsel, Dean Mead, Attorneys at Law


Industrial Hemp 101

Jeffrey Friedland, Global Corporate Strategies LLC


Understanding the Emerging Hemp Economy

Zev Paiss, COO, The Hemp Market Place


3:30 pm - 3:45 pm                          Refreshment Break - Foyer


3:45 pm - 5:15 pm                          Pre-Conference Workshop - Part II


Finding Harmony within Nature

Iohahiio Delisle, Iroquis Confederation


Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day, Growing Hemp to Enhance America's Farmland and Economy

Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association and Co-Founder and President, Canopy Hemp Developments,  LLC


The Development of Hemp Braile Bioplastic and Paper

Monique Zimmerman, President, Braille Boss


5:15 pm - 6:45 pm                         Welcome Reception: Exhibit Hall

Monday, November 4, 2019

8:00 am - 6:30 pm                          Registration Open


8:00 am - 8:30 am                         Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall


8:00 am - 10:00 am                      Opening Session: Federal and State Policy Overview for Industrial Hemp


Welcome: Gene Jones, Co-Founder, Florida Industrial Hemp Conference & Exhibition and the Florida Medical Cannabis Conference & Exhibition


Moderator:  Dr. Jeffrey Sharkey, The Florida Hemp Association


Keynote Welcome Address:

Commissioner Nikki Fried, Florida Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services (Invited)


Overview of Florida's Hemp Program

Holly Bell, Director of Cannabis, Florida Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services


Panel Discussion:

Representative Ralph Massullo, MD (Invited)

Dr. Trevor Smith, Director, Division of Plant Industry, Florida Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services (Invited)

Mike Kelley, President, Sunshine Hemp (Invited)

Paula Savchenko, Esq., Associate Attorney, Mofffa, Sutton & Donnini, P.A.

Tara Tedrow, Chair, Cannabis and Controlled Substances Group, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.

Patrick Hayden, President, Brightfield Group (Invited)


10:00 am - 10:30 am                   Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall

10:30 am - 12:30 pm                   What Your Business Needs to Grow. Market Forecast, Marketing, Banking,

                                                             Merchant Services, Finance, and Insurance in the Industrial Hemp Space.


Moderator: Jeff Greene, Vice President of Marketing, The Florida Hemp Council


A Primer on Banking CBD

Anastasia D. Stull, Attorney at Law, Clark Partington


Presentation To Be Submitted

Martha Bibby, CRCM, Risk and Compliance Professional, First State Bank (Invited)


Global Cannabis Investments

Catherine Zito, CEO, Cannabis Business Solutions


Taxing Issues Affecting the Cannabis/Hemp Industries

Stacey Udell, Director of Valuation, Litigation and Forensics, HBK


Opportunities of Supply Chain Financing in the Hemp Market

James-Scott Wong, Managing Partner, AlmaStone


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm                         Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm                           Industrial Hemp Research Projects


Moderator:  Jerry Fankhauser, Industrial Hemp Program Logistics Coordinator, Assistant Director, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, UF/IFAS


Field Trials in the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

Dr. Zachary Brym, Industrial Hemp Program Research Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Agronomy, Tropical Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS


Propagation and Controlled Environment Research in the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

Dr. Roger Kjelgren, Professor, Center Director, Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, UF/IFAS


Invasion Risk Investigation in the UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

Dr. S. Luke Flory, Associate Professor, Agronomy, UF/IFAS


Industrial Hemp Research Projects Panel Q&A


Presenters to be Determined.


3:00 pm - 3:30 pm                           Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall


3:30 pm - 5:30 pm                           Growing, Cultivating and Harvesting Industrial Hemp: 

                                                                What the Farmer Needs to Know!


Moderator:  Harvey Bowden “Bo” Snively, IV, Fourth Generation Floridian Farmer


Developing a Cutting-Edge Grow Facility for Maximum Production

Sandy Winkler-Ehmer, Wieland Corporation


Hemp Harvesting Innovations

Andrew Bish, COO, Bish Enterprises - Hemp Harvest Works


What Now? " The Extraction Process"

Danny Persaud, CEO, Danika Farms


Leveraging Agricultural Cooperatives to Compete

Erik Range, RGW Enterprises/Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm                      Networking Reception:  Exhibit Hall


7:15 pm - 10:15 pm                     VIP Reception

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

8:00 am - 12:00 pm                      Registration Open


8:00 am - 8:30 am                         Continental Breakfast: Exhibit Hall


8:30 am - 10:00 am                       Nutritional and Medical Applications of Cannabis/Hemp


Moderator: Dr. Rob Streisfeld, NMD


Presentation TBD


Clinical Applications of CBD

Dr. Derrick DeSilva, Jr., MD, Founder and Managing Partner, CS-Supplements


Role of Cannabinoids in Infectious Diseases

Dr. Jenny Wilkins, NMD, CRA, PharmD Candidate, AgeVital Pharmacy


10:00 am - 10:30 am                      Refreshment Break: Exhibit Hall                         

10:30 am - 12:30 pm                     Industrial Hemp Applications and End-use Market Development


Moderator: Steve Edmonds, President, Native Hemp Solutions


Market Development for Industrial Hemp

Robert Clayton, Owner, Florida Hemp Processing, LLC (Invited)


How Manufacturing with Hemp Will Help Save the Planet

Bruce Michael Dietzen, Creator of the Hemp Car


Supply Chain Infrastructure: What Needs to Happen for Florida's Hemp Industry to Flourish

Dustin Robinson, Esq., CPA, Founding Partner, Mr. Cannabis Law


Thinking Outside of the Flower

Brianna Kilcullen, We the People Collab, LLC


Hemp4Water – A Phytoremediation Solution for Our Lakes and Rivers

Steve Edmonds, President, Native Hemp Solutions


12:30 pm                                           Adjourn