SPEAKERS & PANELISTS


Charles Holmes

Charles grew up in a hard working, blue-collar family in Winnipeg, where he was an honour student, president of his class and an accomplished athlete. Working alongside his father, Charles discovered his love for entrepreneurship. Together they developed property, construction contracting and ran hydroponic greenhouse operations.

Motivated by failing health and the desire to regain it, Charles became involved in marketing health products and set out to discover the ultimate vegan protein source for humans – and he found it in the mighty hemp seed. 15 years pioneering the hemp seed food industry finally resulted vertically integrated Hempco and several innovative processing and product firsts such as: hemp protein powder, hemp protein concentrate, hempmilk and other non-dairy products. 

The burgeoning hemp industry attracted quick growth opportunity and Charles took Hempco public to raise the funds to expand the their production operation capacity to meet global demands and realize their dream of being the premier hemp products company. They launched PLANETHEMP retail line of gourmet hemp food products and innovated hemp “meatless” products. 

Charles teaches and speaks on health and wellness, and he and his wife and family are working to take Hempco and the PLANETHEMP® brand - global.