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1st Annual Ascent Expo in Los Angeles to Unite Impressive Group of Cultural Creatives


LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) is sponsoring the 1st Annual Ascent Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center, February 27 – March 1, 2015. The Ascent Expo, produced by eWorld Media (OTC: EWRC), is an assemblage of cultural creativity, conscientious capitalism, and philanthropy to explore the future of commerce, sustainability, environmentalism, health, and self-actualization. To date, the red carpet event is expected to bring in over 200 exhibitors and over 25,000 attendees and will include a center stage for A-list musical talent.

The Ascent Expo's mission is "to assemble the might of the entertainment industry, innovative corporations, moguls, influential communicators and the media to enjoy, learn, co-create successful ventures, cooperate in facilitating commerce, and empower each other toward a higher consciousness in solving our planet's most important social, environmental and human rights issues."

Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) said, "What you will see at the Ascent Expo is a very diverse group of cultural creative innovators who are green conscious. They are also philanthropists who are empowered in business to help other people." According to eWorld Media (OTC: EWRC) CEO, Henning Morales, the event has drawn a long list of impressive speakers and participants including, but not limited to:

Dr. Michael Beckwith:  Founder of Agape Church and one of the featured teachers in the 2006 movie, The Secret, and the bestselling book, The Secret.

Dannion Brinkley:  Founder of The Twilight Brigade, one of the largest end-of-life care communities that operates as an independent agency within the VA hospitals and hospice care facilities across America, and best selling author of Saved by Light. Mr. Brinkley was also featured on Oprah.

Keepers of the Wild:  The non-profit organization is home to over 140 exotic and indigenous wild animals that were rescued, surrendered by an owner, or placed with the organization by other animal welfare agencies.

Hunter Doherty "Patch" Adams:  American physician, social activist, clown, and author who was made famous by the 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film (Patch Adams) that starred actor Robin Williams. "Patch" is also the founder of the Gesundheit! Institute, a non-profit healthcare organization whose mission is to reframe and reclaim the concept of 'hospital'.  Patch is currently "fundraising for a 44-bed community hospital building" in West Virginia.

Justina Mutale:  Founder and CEO of Positive Runway and acclaimed as one of the most influential and inspirational women of African origin, Justina Mutale is the African Woman of the Year (2012), an honor bestowed upon Justina on the same platform as Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa as well as the former President of Malawi, The Rt. Hon. Joyce Banda and the former female Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, The Hon. Thokozani Khupe.  Justina is also Honorary Ambassador for Gender Equality and Spokesperson for the International Women's Think Tank, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA.

Donnie Knips:  CEOSpace and Southern California Director.

Daniel Gutierrez:  Congressional recognized speaker, author and trainer.

Andrew "Drew" Lane:  Pop/Hip Hop/R&B Songwriter and Record Producer.

George Cassar:  President of Dale Carnegie Foundation and philanthropist.

Sharon Lechter:  Founder of Pay Your Family First, a financial education organization, and the co-author of the international bestseller (over 27 million copies sold to date) Rich Dad, Poor Dad and 14 books in the Rich Dad series. She is now focused on expanding the knowledge of Napoleon Hill's principles and teachings in conjunction with the Napoleon Hill Foundation. The bestseller Three Feet From Gold was released in October 2009.

Frank Shankwitz:  Co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Greg S. Reid:  Bestselling Author, Acclaimed Speaker and Filmmaker, Mr. Reid is a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts.

Mark Anthony Jackson:  Retired American professional football player who was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. One of the "Three Amigos".

Keith Mitchell:  All Pro football player turned yoga master.

Eric Zuley:  TV personality, producer, actor, entrepreneur, and award-winning social media expert, Eric Zuley has been quoted as being the "hardest working man in Hollywood." Eric is the powerhouse behind EZ Way Broadcasting - a globally branded entertainment company renowned for its digital promotion skills, and stands as a marketing phenomenon.

Todd Murphy:  Co-founder of One World One Voice™, "The largest global musician artist search EVER!™" He's been an entrepreneur for over twenty years, founding six companies primarily in the financial services and real estate industries.

Michelle Patterson:  CEO of California Women's Conference.

Brian Claypool:  Attorney fighting the Abuse of Power.

David Fagan:  Bestselling author from Icon Media.        

David Meltzer:  Poet associated with both the Beat Generation and the San Francisco Renaissance. A pioneer of jazz poetry readings, Meltzer also formed a psychedelic folk-rock group. 

Daron Destiny:  Co-owner of Bedloo, a Los Angeles-based tech and entertainment start-up, announced today the launch of Bedloo, a fun and free new way for people to create an online or mobile A-to-B voting comparison of not only images but also videos and audio files – marking a first-of-its-kind for voting platforms.

Xandra:  Celebrated European fashion designer, who has only 10% vision, will produce a gala fashion show Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 6 pm to 10 pm, at The Ascent Expo.

"The Los Angeles Convention Center is home to some of the largest shows and expos in California and we are thrilled that we are setting records this year," said Henning Morales, CEO of eWorld Media. "These impressive participants show how vital the Ascent Expo is to the cultural creative and business community. We've had tremendous support from our sponsors, especially Hemp, Inc. This expo will be the best platform thus far to not only introduce new products but meet customers and prospects from all over the country."

Hemp, Inc. will showcase its cosmeceutical line at the Ascent Expo that includes body candles, shampoo, conditioner, massage oil, miracle oil and lip balms. According to executives, the hemp-based products represent a long line of first-to-market innovations for the Company in its mission to bring high quality, hemp-based products to the more green-conscious marketplace. "For centuries, hemp has been the ideal base component for healing solutions," says Perlowin. "We believe our 70,000 square-foot decortication plant and our line of high quality hemp-based cosmeceuticals and other products and services will become a household name."

He continued, "And, we're thrilled to be one of the major sponsors of the Ascent Expo, as it is uniting an impressive group of industry leaders who are helping to lead the growth of a more viable economic engine."

Hemp, Inc. looks forward to seeing you at the Expo.

To purchase tickets, click here. There are still booths available for vendors. If interested click here or call 800-568-EXPO.


Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) seeks to benefit many constituencies from a "Cultural Creative" perspective thereby not exploiting or endangering any group. Thus, the publicly-traded company believes in "upstreaming" of a portion of profit from the marketing of their finished hemp goods back to its originator as an interwoven piece of nature. By Hemp, Inc. focusing on comprehensive investment results—that is, with respect to performance along the interrelated dimensions of people, planet, and profits—our triple bottom line approach can be an important tool to support sustainability goals.


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