Why should I attend?

WELCOMING…The Carolinas, Florida, Alabama, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and ALL who are excited about the re-emergence of industrial hemp in US agriculture . Announcing the 2nd Annual Carolina Industrial Hemp Expo & Festival hosted in beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina. We are very pleased and EXCITED to be working on this project again and we hope you will join us as we collaborate, educate, and celebrate the amazing opportunity this plant offers. This unique annual experience will be held August 8th to August 10th, 2019 in the heart of downtown at the luxurious and recently renovated Sheraton Raleigh Hotel! Hosted by Industrial Hemp Farmers, professionals, innovators, enthusiasts, and advocates who would like to connect and highlight this blooming farming industry in the Southeast Region market. It is imperative to provide an educational and networking experience that is focused on attracting the general public, farmers, law enforcement, community leaders, county farm services, and facilities of higher education in a celebratory environment designed to normalize and de-stigmatize industrial hemp. Our focus is to develop a strong foundation for consumer awareness with positive industry growth. Our efforts will create leverage, security for farmers, and highlight ideas on how we can lead the way in industry innovation and standards in our region. We want to showcase the many benefits this industry presents to our communities both economically and environmentally. Through continuous growth, industrial hemp will offer a sustainable economic future for our farmers in the Southeast Region and serve as the catapult for re-developing this industry across the country! 

In addition to the 50+ exhibitors throughout the venue, our guests will have the opportunity to tour a hemp farm and processing facility!

Have a topic or project that you are passionate about? Are you just passionate about normalizing Industrial Hemp? We would love for you to join our efforts in creating an educational and inspirational event to remember! 

With the expectation of thousands in attendance, this event will provide the platform to spotlight the Southeast Region market potential to the entire WORLD! In addition, we are looking forward to the “Celebration of Harvest” banquet recognizing & acknowledging the farmers and pioneers. Our signature “GOLDEN HEMP LEAF” award will be presented to those who paved the way and/or had a significant impact in the industry. As a sponsor or exhibitor, you will be part of this 1st of its kind annual learning experience that will highlight and promote agro-tourism in the Southeastern US. With the Industrial Hemp US market around $600+ million dollars per year and projected to reach over $2 billion by 2020 (according to the Hemp Biz Journal), this is an opportunity that YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS, AS IT WILL SELL OUT FAST!! We look forward to hearing from you and to working together to create an event designed to promote positive growth and collaboration, while connecting with the communities in which this industry is emerging.