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8:00 am - 9:00 am Rise and Shine Coffee
9:00 am - 9:35 am General Sessions
A Look Ahead: The Hemp and Marijuana Markets
Eli McVey
Research Editor , Marijuana Business Daily
Kristen Nichols
Hemp Editor , Marijuana Business Daily
9:35 am - 10:15 am General Sessions
First Movers and Empire Builders Part I: A Look Into the New Cultural, Regulatory and Economic Factors Influencing Hemp and Marijuana Markets
Andrew Livingston
Director of Economics & Research , Vicente Sederberg
10:15 am - 11:00 am General Sessions
First Movers and Empire Builders Part II: Bringing the Marijuana and Hemp Industries Together
Courtney N. Moran
Chief Legislative Strategist; Founding Principal , Agricultural Hemp Solutions; Earth Law
Hilary Black
Chief Advocacy Officer , Canopy Growth
Steve Fox
President , VS Strategies
11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session -  Keynote
Keynote – Dia Simms, CEO BRN Group, Former President of Combs Enterprises
Dia Simms
CEO and Former President , BRN Group, Combs Enterprises
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Events
Lunch on Exhibit Floor On the show floor
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Hemp Live Stage
USDA/FDA Update On the show floor
Jonathan Havens
Partner & Co-Chair Cannabis Law , Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Hemp and CBD Retail
The CBD Spotlight: Does Your Brand Shine
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Hemp Live Stage
Sustainable Practices for Hemp and Marijuana Cultivation and Processing On the show floor
Pamela Berstler
Principal , Flower to the People
Derek Smith
Executive Director and Board Member , Resource Innovation Institute
Amy Andrle
Co-owner , L'Eagle Services
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Hemp and CBD Retail
Retail Strategies: Shelf Real Estate to E-Commerce
Blake Patterson
CEO , MarketHub
Franny Tacy
Chief Creative Officer and Farmer , Franny's Farmacy and Franny's Farm
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Hemp Live Stage
Let’s Talk Louisiana Hemp
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MJBizConNEXT/Hemp Industry Daily Conference Mixer On the show floor
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Hemp Round Table Conversations
Topic will be announced soon On the show floor Room: Hemp Hangout on the Exhibit Floor
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Hemp Live Stage
Invest in Inclusion On the show floor
Jason Ortiz
President , Minority Cannabis Business Association
Roz McCarthy
Founder & CEO , Minorities for Medical Marijuana
Gia Morón
President , Women Grow
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Hemp Round Table Conversations
Hemp Hurdles From Licensing to Testing On the show floor Room: Hemp Hangout on the Exhibit Floor
Jackson Garth, MBA, DBA
President & CEO , Verde Leaf
Time Sessions Speakers
8:00 am - 9:00 am Rise and Shine Coffee
9:00 am - 9:50 am Hemp and CBD Retail
Skin Deep: CBD in the Health and Beauty Markets
Chelsie Spencer
Attorney , Ritter Spencer
Dr. Jenelle Kim
Co-founder & Formulator , JBK Wellness Labs
10:00 am - 10:50 am Hemp and CBD Retail
Hemp on the Shelf: Winning the Nutrition Game
Debbie Custer
Founder & CEO , Coeus Research
11:15 am - 11:45 am Hemp Live Stage
Harvesting Strategies and Technology On the show floor
Corbett Hefner
VP, R&D and Business Development , Formation AG
Preston Whitfield
Director of Hemp Operations , FlexMOD
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Hemp Live Stage
The Evolution of Seed Genetics: What You Need To Know On the show floor
Josh Schneider
CEO & Co-Founder , Cultivaris Hemp
Marysia Morawska
Horticulture Educator , University of Nevada
Tom Dermody
Vice President of Strategic Development , International Hemp Solutions
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Events
Lunch on Exhibit Floor On the show floor
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Hemp Round Table Conversations
Invest in Inclusion Part 2: Round Table Discussion On the show floor Room: Hemp Hangout on the Exhibit Floor
Gia Morón
President , Women Grow
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Hemp Live Stage
Bug Off: Soil and Pest Mangement On the show floor
Judy Daniels
Founder & Principal Geospatial Soil Scientist , Soil Sage
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Hemp Round Table Conversations
Hemp Operations 101 On the show floor Room: Hemp Hangout on the Exhibit Floor
Steven Turetsky
Managing Director , Shi Farms
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Hemp Live Stage
Testing and Product Safety for Hemp and CBD Products On the show floor
Marielle Kahn Weintraub
President , US Hemp Authority
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hemp Round Table Conversations
Topic will be announced soon On the show floor Room: Hemp Hangout on the Exhibit Floor
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm Hemp Live Stage
Increasing Yields: Advancements in Extraction Practices On the show floor
John MacKay
Founder & CEO , Synergistic Technologies Associates
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Hemp Round Table Conversations
Topic will be announced soon On the show floor Room: Hemp Hangout on the Exhibit Floor
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MJBizConNEXT/Hemp Industry Daily Conference Mixer On the show floor Room: Show Floor