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Southern Hemp Expo Announces Keynote Speakers


Southern Hemp Expo Announces Keynote Speakers

Top Headliners at SHE4 in Nashville, TN, Will Include Australian Hemp Food and Industry Pioneer Paul Benhaim Alongside Experts in Hemp Textiles, Hemp Research, Regenerative Ag and the New Carbon Economy.

What: Southern Hemp Expo Announces Keynote Speakers
Dates and Time: August 18-20, 2022, 10:30am-5:00pm
Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Exhibitor inquiries:
More information:
Tickets go on sale May 17.

NASHVILLE, TN (May 10, 2022) — Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4) – the leading hemp industry supply-chain trade show and conference in the southeast United States – announced an early lineup of top industry speakers, including Australian hemp trailblazer Paul Benhaim as a keynote speaker. 

An author and pioneer in hemp protein and wellness since the mid 1990’s, Benhaim’s Hemp Foods Australia has sold millions of high-protein hemp superfood snack bars with the perfect blend of naturally occurring omega 6 and 3 oils. Benhaim is also the founder of Sydney-based international CBD wellness company Elixinol Wellness, Ltd.

Now turning his attention to the problem of world plastics, Benhaim founded The Hemp Plastic Company.

“After two years of challenges with international travel, we are honored to have Paul return to inspire and energize the hemp industry in this special appearance at the newly constructed Fairgrounds in Nashville at SHE4,” said Morris Beegle, trade show organizer and president of We Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA). 

“Not only will Paul deliver a message of hope at SHE4, this event is a rally-cry for hemp leaders and supporters to step up with a united message. A message about the benefits of the entire hemp/cannabis plant, all of its potential uses, and that we the people demand fair, commonsense regulation for this plant. Regulation that encourages innovation, equity, opportunity and growth, rather than prohibits and obstructs the development of this industry,” Beegle continued.

“We are also introducing a new WAFBA acronym in 2022, and that is We Are For Better Agriculture. Why now? Because now is the time, a time in which we must commit emphatically to adopting regenerative agriculture practices, not only in the United States, but all across the planet. Regenerative agriculture is at the core of fighting climate change and delivering healthy nutritious food and environmental benefits to the world.”

SHE4 returns to its roots in Nashville August 18-20, 2022, at The Fairgrounds to present the must-attend comprehensive hemp event in the southeastern United States. 

Now, more than anytime ever, is the SHE mission so important and relevant.

“Bringing Balance Back to Mother Earth”
More Purpose – More Intent – More Impact

Gathering at SHE4 will continue momentum to help the hemp plant and the hemp industry become a force for environmental impact, corporate responsibility, human rights, social equity, and planetary health.

The expo presents exhibitors and educational programming in the fields of farming and agronomy, equipment, processing, manufacturing, distribution, fiber, food, cannabinoids, smokable hemp flower, nutrition, cosmetics, health and wellness, textiles, paper, building materials, bioplastics, industrial applications, climate mitigation, academia, technology, sustainability, ESG, SDGs, investments, policy, regulation and more.

The SHE4 trade show features two exhibition halls full of vendors and activation zones plus over 60 speakers on two stages to bring together industry leaders in business, innovation and agriculture.

Other featured speakers this year will include:

Ashley Walsh, President and Founder of Long Pond, PA-based Pocono Organics – The world’s first and only regenerative organic certified hemp.
Dr. Bridget Williams, MD. – An advocate for medical cannabis and family clinician from the Cleveland Clinic.
Franny Tacy – Founder of NC-based Franny’s Farmacy CBD franchise. 
Eric Henry – Sustainable hemp textile pioneer of Burlington, NC-based TS Designs. 
Tyler Mark – Agricultural Economist, University of Kentucky

SHE4 breakout areas this year include:

Let’s Talk Hemp Business and Innovation Conference, August 19
Experience Hemp Expo Hall, August 19-20
USHBA Fiber, Materials and Industrial Applications Area, August 19-20
Terra Mater Smokable Hemp Flower Garden, August 19-20
The Diversify Hemp Not for Profit and Social Impact Zone, August 19-20
Let’s Talk Hemp Education and Demo Stage, August 19-20
Let’s Talk Hemp Farm and Soil Science Symposium, August 20
The Nashville Hemp Food and Beverage FAIR + Music Festival, August 20

Exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are available now to showcase businesses among hemp industry leaders and entrepreneurs in medicinal/wellness, cannabinoids, smokable flower, textiles, nonwovens, building materials, automotive, food and fuel, paper, bioplastics, biochar and soil amendments, carbon solutions, blockchain/crypto/NFTs, banking/payment processing, printing and packaging, equipment, and more. 

More Business Opportunities – More Education Opportunities – More Networking Opportunities

Find Out about Exhibiting or Sponsoring: HERE
This year, to make SHE4 more accessible to the public, discounted pricing for Saturday will be available.

Press Passes
Want to cover the SHE4 Expo for your media outlet? Apply for Press Passes HERE

About WAFBA and Colorado Hemp CompanyWe Are For Better Alternatives (WAFBA) is committed to researching and developing better alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive, prosper, and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe. The Colorado Hemp Company, the producer of the 4th Annual Southern Hemp Expo (SHE4), is a leading organization for the advancement and advocacy of hemp farming, processing, production, innovation, education, and legalization in the USA. The entire team is committed to researching and developing alternatives so that hemp can once again thrive and help individuals and communities throughout America and around the globe.

Steven Hoffman, Compass Natural, 303.807.1042,
Morris Beegle, WAFBA, 970.541.0448,

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