Florida Industrial Hemp Conference and Exhibition

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Agenda

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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 - 5:15 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


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


An Orchard of Molecules: Why the Future of Marijuana is Hemp in 2020

Adam Elend, CEO, Florigrown, LLC


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


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


Optimizing Extraction & Residual Processing

Chad York, Milling Solutions Consultant, Colorado Mill Equipment


Hemp: The Risk Reward Paradox

Allen Witters, Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of Gravitas Infinitum and Gravitas Kannavis


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:

Overview of Florida's Hemp Program

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


Panel Discussion (Click here to view participant bios):

Dr. Eric Rohrig, Chief – Bureau of Methods Development and Biological Control, Division of Plant Industry Florida Department of Agricultural & Consumer Services

Representative Ralph Massullo, MD (Invited)

Allen Witters, Founder, CEO, and Managing Director of Gravitas Infinitum and Gravitas Kannavis

Roger Brown, CEO/President, ACS Laboratory

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


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 of Industrial Hemp in Florida 

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


Navigating the Construction Process for a Grow Facility

Ed Lorenz, Vice President/Regional Development, WIELAND


Buyer Beware: The High Price Farmers Pay for Seeds

Adam Elend, CEO, Florigrown,  LLC


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 - Invitation Only

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


Hemp CBD Oil and the Endocannabinoid System

Dr. Gregory Gerdeman, Chief Scientific Officer, United Cannabis Corporation 


Clinical Applications of CBD

Dr. Derrick DeSilva, Jr., MD, Senior Attending Staff, Dept. of Medicine, Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) and  Teaching Faculty JFK Medical Center


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


Bootstrapping an Industry.  How do we do it?

Robert Clayton, Owner, Florida Hemp Processing, LLC


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, Founder, Anact


The Development of Hemp Braile Bioplastic and Paper

Monique Zimmerman, President, Braille Boss


Hemp4Water – A Phytoremediation Solution for Our Lakes and Rivers

Steve Edmonds, President, Native Hemp Solutions


12:30 pm                                           Adjourn