AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress

AHPA Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress

First event to focus on challenges and opportunities for marketing hemp and CBD in dietary supplement products

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Event date: 8/15/2019 - 8/16/2019 Export event

Crowne Plaza Downtown, Denver, CO -- Aug. 15-16, 2019


Event Details

Dates: Aug. 15-16, 2019

Location: Denver, Crowne Plaza


Aug. 16 Congress

  • AHPA Members: $449
  • Non-Members: $575

Aug. 15 cGMP & NDI Workshops

  • AHPA Members: $275
  • Non-Members: $325 

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) is presenting a unique, two-day Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress to provide critical information for companies navigating the rapidly evolving legal, regulatory and financial landscapes to manufacture and market dietary supplement products with hemp or hemp-derived ingredients including cannabidiol (CBD).


Colorado Governor Jared Polis is scheduled to present at the Congress. Polis is a former U.S. Congressman and longtime supporter of the hemp industry. In his first State of the State speech in January 2019, he announced plans to “make good on the promise of industrial hemp.”

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) senior marketing specialist William Richmond is scheduled to present an update on USDA efforts related to the recent decriminalization of hemp.

FDA has also committed to present an update on the agency's ongoing efforts to design and implement a regulatory framework to ensure informed access to safe, legal products.

This session is sponsored by Greenspoon Marder LLP and will be moderated by Jessica Wasserman, a partner in the International, Government Relations and Cannabis Law practice.

cGMP and NDI-GRAS Workshops

AHPA’s Hemp-CBD Congress features a full-day of presentations and discussions on Friday, August 16 and two, half-day workshops on Thursday, August 15 that will cover:

  • How to comply with FDA’s current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements for dietary supplements – training by EAS Consulting Group.
  • New dietary ingredient (NDI) notifications and generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for hemp as a food additive and dietary ingredient – presented by AIBMR Life Sciences.


  • Getting to Market: Hemp Supply Chain Management
  • Overcoming Regulatory Obstacles: Challenges with FDA, USDA and Individual States
  • A Primer on FDA Regulation of Hemp-CBD Supplements
  • The Hemp-CBD Supplement Market: A Financial Snapshot
  • Hemp-CBD Supplements from the Retailers' Perspective
  • Compliance with FDA’s cGMP Requirements for Dietary Supplements -- presented by EAS Consulting Group
  • NDI Notification and GRAS for Hemp-CBD Ingredient Workshop -- presented by AIBMR

Become a Sponsor Partner

Your tax-deductible sponsorship of AHPA's Hemp-CBD Supplement Congress supports the important work of the American Herbal Products Association. Sponsors will be recognized in all marketing materials, PR and onsite throughout the event. For information on individual and corporate sponsorships, contact Amber Bennett at abennett@ahpa.org.


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