About ICHemp 2019

The inaugural Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo will take place this fall of 2019 in Imperial, California. Thousands of acres of prime farmland in the low desert of Southern California developed the region known as the Imperial Valley. Today, the Imperial Valley is one of the most productive agricultural centers in California and the United States, supplying the majority of vegetables to the nation during winter months. The region's abundant and affordable land and water, coupled with an optimal climate that allows for multiple growing cycles a year, have positioned Imperial County as an opportune region for industrial hemp.

ICHemp will serve as an all-encompassing marketplace for education, networking and marketing for growers, processors, manufacturers and retailers in the hemp industry. The event will include a full day of expert panels and speeches led by top industry professionals, regional tours of local growing operations and research facilities, and a two-day business expo. ICHemp will cover topics including:

  • Local Opportunities and Resources
  • Banking, Financing and Insurance
  • Legislation and Compliance
  • Best Field Practices
  • Extraction and Processing
  • Manufacturing and Products

Partner With Us:

Become An Exhibitor. Become A Sponsor. For more information, including partnership and custom opportunities, please contact Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation at 760.353.8332.


Imperial Valley Fairgrounds
200 E 2nd St
Imperial, CA 92251


Friday and Saturday
September 27–28, 2019

Event Schedule

Take a look inside the 2019 Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo. The program below will be updated regularly.

Day 1

September 27, 2019
Time Description Location
8:00 AM


8:30 AM

Welcoming Remarks

9:00 AM

Panel 1

Opportunities and Resources: Why Hemp in Imperial County?

10:10 AM

Panel 2

Local, State and Federal Legislation and Compliance

11:30 AM

Panel 3

A Hemp Farmer's Best Field Practices

12:30 PM


1:50 PM

Panel 4

Extraction and Processing

4:00 PM

Panel 5

Banking, Financing and Insurance

5:00 PM


Day 2

September 28, 2019
Time Description Location
8:00 AM

Regional Tour

1:00 PM

Public Expo


Thank you to all sponsors and partners of the 2019 Imperial County Hemp Summit & Expo. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here.