As the U.S. and the world respond to the global coronavirus outbreak, a number of natural products, hemp and cannabis-related industry events have been cancelled, rescheduled or postponed, including Natural Products Expo West in early March, Austin’s South By Southwest in mid-March, the American Herbal Products Association’s Hemp-CDB Congress in April, the International Cannabis Conference in Berlin, CannaTech in Israel, and others.
In a proactive move, organizers for the 7th Annual NoCo Hemp Expo – the world’s largest gathering of hemp industry professionals – announced they are rescheduling this year’s three-day Investor Forum, Business Conference, Farm Symposium, and robust Exposition Hall out of concern for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Originally scheduled for March 26-28, 2020, the trade show will now take place the weekend of August 6-8, 2020, in the same locations, which include the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel and the National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado.
“The decision to shift the timing of this year’s Expo has not been an easy one. The health and safety of all participants remains a top priority. We want to provide attendees, exhibitors, vendors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in the Expo enough time to rework their schedules and plan accordingly for the newly announced August dates,” said Morris Beegle, Producer, NoCo Hemp Expo. “We’re also exploring options for a potential online digital conference in the coming weeks to continue the conversation about hemp. We look forward to creating a robust, powerhouse event in August and appreciate everyone’s support.”
NoCo Hemp Expo Producers Morris Beegle (left) and Elizabeth Knight (second from left) are collaborating with all Expo partners, the National Western Complex, the City of Denver and public health agencies to ensure the safety of all participants for the rescheduled NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver, August 6-8, 2020. In related news, producers of the NoCo Hemp Expo are putting the Southern Hemp Expo on hold, originally scheduled for August 14-15, 2020, in Nashville, TN.