Birmingham will host the UK’s very first Hemp and CBD Expo at the NEC this weekend (2nd & 3rd March) with organisers promising an informative and entertaining event.
As well as a long list of exhibitors, the Hemp & CBD Expo event has an impressive line-up of speakers. The event will cover subject matters ranging across the entire spectrum of supply chain interest for the industry and its consumers.
‘ The professional environment coupled with the opportunity for both education and enjoyment means our event is sure to be a hit, no matter what your reason for attending. Both B2B and B2C guests are encouraged to join us at what will be the first dedicated Hemp and CBD event the UK has ever seen, ‘ promises the blurb.
The Hemp & CBD Expo event at the NEC kicks off on Saturday with a keynote speech by Mike Harlington of the Cannabis Trades Association, entitled ‘The incredible growth of CBD and hemp products’ and is book-ended by the same speaker with closing lecture, ‘The challenges and opportunities for the industry, a positive future and of course a regulated one.’
In between are speeches on food, marketing, advocacy, retail, health, sport, regulation, mathematical accuracy and agriculture.
Influential industry speakers will include Garrett Bain, whose GenCanna Platform is dedicated to CBD genetics. CBD advocate Callie Blackwell will be centre stage for a Saturday Q&A session.
Meanwhile Sunday features Damien Bove from ADACT MEDICAL whose subject matter involves CBD and novel foods.
Attendees interested in the potential of CBD for fitness can check out NRG Fuel Athlete’s Matt Sandle’s talk on adding CBD to your workout regime, also on Sunday.
The Hemp and CBD Awards Ceremony and After-show Party takes place on Saturday evening with awards showing the breadth of innovation and creativity within the sector.
These include categories in best innovation, packaging, CBD oil, cosmetics, seedbank, inhalable CBD, as well as best paraphernalia, branding and extract.
Exhibitors in Birmingham will be showcasing various CBD Oils, vaporizers, growth products, superfoods, cosmetics, building materials, clothing, paraphernalia, medicine and more to what is expected to be a large audience over the course of two days.
The Hemp and CBD Expo is the first national tradeshow in the UK for the cannabis hemp industry, and the demand for attendance and participation indicates the growing acceptance and popularity of the sector’s products.
Advances in national and international regulation have helped build momentum for the industry, with oral drops, spray, capsules, creams, vapes, drinks and balms coming on stream throughout the UK, a substantial number of which will be showcased at the NEC.