2nd Annual Southern Hemp Expo Returns to Tennessee, Bringing Together the Biggest Names, Brands, Farmers, Investors and Experts in the Rapidly Growing Hemp Market
Second Annual Southern Hemp Expo to Offer Business and Investment Conference, Hemp Farm Symposium, Exhibit Halls, Workshops and Demonstrations, Networking and Entertainment at the Williamson County AG Expo Park in Franklin, TN, Sept. 6-7, 2019
FRANKLIN, TN (June 5, 2019) – Following a wildly successful inaugural event that drew more than 4,000 people last year in Nashville, the 2nd Annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE)—a robust and program-rich trade show structured specifically for the rapidly growing industrial, nutritional, and therapeutic hemp industries—will be held at Williamson County AG Expo Park in Franklin, TN, on September 6-7, 2019.
More than 5,000 farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, manufacturers, retailers, consumers and others will gather at this year’s Southern Hemp Expo, produced by the Colorado Hemp Company—which has been producing the NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s largest hemp industry gathering in Colorado, since 2014. This year’s SHE is sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Blühen Botanicals, a leading producer of premium hemp extracts based in Knoxville, TN.
Participants at the 2019 Southern Hemp Expo will learn about the exploding hemp market—expected to surge to more than$7.5 billion in sales by 2023, up from $1 billion in sales this year—from over 140 sponsors and exhibitors, and more than 60 experts and leaders in the hemp industry speaking on the “Let’s Talk Hemp” stage.
Participants at the 2019 Southern Hemp Expo will learn about the exploding hemp market—expected to surge to more than $7.5 billion in sales by 2023, up from $1 billion in sales this year—from over 140 sponsors and exhibitors, and more than 60 experts and leaders in the hemp industry speaking on the “Let’s Talk Hemp” stage.
“The runaway success of the first-ever Southern Hemp Expo blew us away last year, and that was even before the 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and hemp-derived products across the country,” said Colorado Hemp Company co-founder Morris Beegle, producer of NoCo Hemp Expo and SHE. “Today, demand for hemp is creating tremendous business opportunities for farmers, producers, retailers and others in the South and throughout the U.S. The Southern Hemp Expo serves as a key national gathering of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and others who are creating the market for all things made from hemp – from building materials and bioplastics to fiber, fashion, CBD supplements, cosmetics and much, much more.”
Experts believe Tennessee, which allowed farmers to grow hemp in 2015, could become a top hemp producer. In 2018, 226 farmers grew hemp on a total of 4,700 acres in Tennessee. This year, more than 2,600 farmers and businesses are licensed to grow hemp or CBD in the state, an increase of 1,100% in just one year. Nationwide, nearly 80,000 acres of hemp were planted in 2018, with Montana, Colorado, Oregon, Kentucky and Tennessee listed as the five top producing states.
This year’s Southern Hemp Expo will include a business and investment conference; hemp farm symposium; industry day with a business-to-business expo hall; general public day with an expo hall; workshops and demonstrations; and networking and entertainment. Attendees will receive up-to-date information about federal and state legislation and regulations, current trends in CBD and hemp supplements; the latest developments in processing, technology and innovation; certification, compliance and lab testing; and breeding, genetics, seeds and clones, and more.
SHE sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Blühen Botanicals, a leading producer of premium hemp extracts based in Knoxville, TN. Other Sponsors include GenCanna,LabCanna, Eurofins, ProVerde Laboratories, Myco Sativa, Key to Life and more.
Let’s Talk Hemp Business Conference
Reasons to Attend the 2nd Annual Southern Hemp Expo
- Let’s Talk Hemp Farm Symposium
- Investment Strategies for Entrepreneurs
- Industry Day with B2B Expo Hall
- General Public Day with Expo Hall
- Workshops and Demonstrations & the Pono Art Zone
- Farm Equipment, Tools & Machinery
- Networking, Parties & Entertainment
- Up-to-Date Information on Federal & State Legislation & Regulations
- Current Trends in CBD & Hemp Supplements
- The Future of Smokable Hemp Flower
- Latest Developments in Processing Technology & Innovation
- Certification, Compliance & Lab Testing
- Breeding, Genetics, Seeds & Clones
- Biomass, Bulk Flower, Isolate, Distillate, Full & Broad Spectrum
- Retail and Wholesale Sales Strategies & More
Exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities for the Southern Hemp Expo are now available online at www.southernhempexpo.com.Exhibit Space and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available
About the Southern Hemp Expo
The Southern Hemp Expo is produced by the Colorado Hemp Company, a division of WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives), based in Loveland, CO, and producer of NoCo Hemp Expo, the world’s largest and most comprehensive trade show and conference for industrial hemp. WAFBA is founder of TreeFreeHemp paper and printing services and the Colorado Hemp Company. Areas of focus include product and brand development, event production, consulting and advocacy. Learn more at SouthernHempExpo.com, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042, steve@
Morris Beegle, Colorado Hemp Company, 970.541.0448, info@