Bringing the Global Hemp Market to the US – Third Annual NoCo Hemp Expo a Huge Success
Largest hemp expo and trade show in North America displays the maturation of the growing hemp market and carries a tune of freedom, innovation, and progress for U.S. economy.
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Loveland, CO — (ReleaseWire) — 04/07/2016 — Presented by: CBDRx
2016 marks an unforgettable year for NoCo Hemp Expo. As crowds gathered on April 1-2 outside of the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, CO, one thing was clear: the word is out about hemp.
Over 3,100 people attended the expo this weekend, almost tripling last year’s attendance rate of 1,250 with visitors traveling from across the globe to witness the many advances taking place in the hemp industry today.
Produced by Colorado Hemp Company, NOCO3 was an awe-inspiring event including hundreds of local and international hemp-based businesses, investors and entreprenuers, all coming together for the common goal of furthering a market for hemp in the U.S.
The significance of this year’s event was marked by the increasing number of hemp-based business and the diversity of business models present, calling attention its role in commercial and economical development.
“The 3rd Annual NOCO hemp expo was sensational! Colorado Hemp Company is a monumental force in the hemp industry bringing farmers, processors , retailers and more into one venue for a spectacular event! Amazing weekend for networking, education and information…unlike any other hemp event!” -Tim Gordon, Operations Chief at CBDRx
Attendees awaited entrance into the fully-packed 36,000 sq. ft. arena where companies like Manitoba Harvest, Elixinol, SeedCX, and Hemp Flax met to converge and represent a global industry currently making its way to the U.S.
The Word Is Out About Hemp
For those on the ground floor, NoCo3 was a time to shine.
NoCo Hemp Expo featured a bold representation of leaders uniting under one roof for the future of hemp, demonstrating the magnitude of its many applications and uses from activities and educational workshops to art and automotive installations.
Exhibitors presented unique advances in technology such as hemp 3-D printing and the hemp-made, hemp battery-powered bicycle from Reakiro Labs, accenting its ability to support other existing industries through the retrieval of sustainable living.
Over 130 exhibitors participated at NoCo3 this year, providing a myriad of services and offering top of the line products like all-natural hemp clothing from Vital Hemp, Fibre Poet, and more.
Another key element to the expo was “Step-n-Out in Hemp”, an earth-conscious fashion feature presented by EnviroTextiles‘s Summer Star-Haeske. The show featured stylish, sophisticated looks from designers worldwide like Hemptique, I.O.N Clothing, Conscious Elements, Lexus Hemp Fashion, and other must see brands.
Hemp body care products were a hit at the 2016 expo, with products from Ambary Gardens, and Nature’s Root Spa who offered in-house massages and facial treatments for attendees.
Speakers like Dr. Bob Melamede with Phoenix Tears and Author Doug Fine shed light on hot-button topics like plant prohibition, cannabinoids and neuroscience, bio-refining, and domestic energy independence on the Let’s Talk Hemp Stage.
Guests could literally feel the wheels of age-old knowledge turning as legendary activist and founder of Hemp Herer Industries, Dan Herer discussed the roots of our inextricable history with this amazing plant.
The Hemp Investment Summit
The Hemp Business Journal‘s first ever Hemp Investment Summit was a major milestone of the 2016 expo which showcased emerging businesses looking to take the stage in the hemp industry in 2017.
Sean Murphy, Founder at HBJ spoke on the state of the hemp industry in “What’s the Data Telling Us?” followed by an investor panel featuring Hunter Lovins, CEO at Natural Capitalism and Chris Boucher at Ananda Scientific.
In the processing panel, “What an Investor Needs to Know,” Hemp Inc.’s David Schmitt was joined by Ed Lehrburger, Founder and CEO at Pure Hemp Technology and Trey Riddle, CEO at Sunstrands.
Along with Alan Dronkers, CEO at Hemp Flax the investment summit featured insights from the world’s leading movers and shakers in hemp.
These are the key players who are molding the hemp industry into a coming of age, rapidly growing professional arena for entrepreneurs, farmers, retailers, and consumers today.
Moving Things Forward
Simply put, there isn’t an expo in the world that better encompasses the potential of the hemp plant. NoCo Hemp Expo is host to a growing network of individuals coming together in support of a tremendous opportunity for local industry, agriculture, and small business economy.
“Eurofins STA Laboratories is a newcomer to the testing of hemp seed for germination, seed health and cultivar purity and the 2016 NOCO Hemp Expo was a tremendous help in getting the word out to growers and companies about our services. Having a booth at the Expo provided us the means by which we could reach many potential clients in a short span of time. It was well worth it.” -John R. Mizicko, Business Development Manager at Eurofins STA Laboratories
For more information on the companies presented at NoCo3 or for live footage from the event featuring cutting-edge discussions, and ground-breaking topics from experts in their field visit http://www.nocohempexpo.com.
Stay tuned to Colorado Hemp Company and NoCo Hemp Expo to learn more about the hemp movement and how you can get involved in 2016! Visit National Hemp Association for year round gatherings and events regarding hemp legislation and donate to federal their campaign to help end prohibition today.
About NoCo Hemp Expo, Colorado Hemp Company and TreeFreeHemp
WAFBA LLC (We Are For Better Alternatives) is home to the NoCo Hemp Expo, TreeFreeHemp and Colorado Hemp Company located in Loveland, Colorado and operating since 2012. Areas of focus include product and brand development, marketing, printing, production, events and advocacy.
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