The agenda for the 5th Annual Marijuana Business Conference & Expo event will be released soon.

See below for the the agenda from our Spring event, which was held May 9-11 in Orlando, FL.

8:00-6:00pm Registration Open
10:00-5:00pm Marijuana Business Crash Course (additional fee)
5:00-7:00pm Welcome Reception in the Expo Halls
DAY 1: TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
8:00-9:30am Women’s Marijuana Business Breakfast
(additional fee)
Networking Breakfast
in the Expo Halls
Chris Walsh - 2016 Spring Show Keynote
Keynote: Market Projections, Benchmark Data & Industry Outlook
Chris Walsh – Editorial Director, Marijuana Business Daily
Chuck Underwood - 2016 Spring Show Keynote
11:00-12:00pm The Great Debates: Opposing Views on Hot-Button Issues
Ean Seeb, Steve White, Patrick Devlin, Wanda James, Steph Sherer, Dale Sky Jones
12:00-2:00pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Halls
 - Industry Keynote
The Tipping Point: The Time is Now for MMJ Legalization
John Morgan – Medical Marijuana Legalization Advocate
3:00-3:50pm Future of Medical Marijuana in a Rec World
Dr. Jack D’Angelo, Lilach Power, John Lord
4:00-5:00pm Election Overview: Battleground States, Market Impact & Keys to Victory
Rob Kampia, Chris Walsh, Zeta Ceti, Ethan Nadelmann
7:00-9:00pm The #MJBizCon Mixer
(additional fee)
DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
8:00-9:30am Marijuana Business Investors Breakfast
(additional fee)
Networking Breakfast
in the Expo Halls
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Roundtables
9:30-10:20am Growing Dispensaries: Acquisitions, Add-Ons & Additional Locations

Meg Collins, Steve White, Lauren Rudick
Cultivation Facilities of the Future & Scaling a Grow

Matt Gulden, Autumn Rose Karcey, Jacob Salazar, Nate Mendel
Developing a Dominant Infused Products Brand

Nancy Whiteman, Patrick Devlin
Generational Campaign Strategy Workshop

Chuck Underwood
10:30-11:20am Retail Trends: Technology, Design & Product Mix

Megan Stone, Scott Levy
Upcoming Challenges for Growers: Conservation, Pricing Pressure & Commoditization

Kathleen Hokanson, Sara Batterby
Going National: Possibilities & Pitfalls in Infused Products Expansion

Dahlia Mertens, Tripp Keber
Generational Marketing Workshop

Chuck Underwood
11:30-12:15pm The Testing Conundrum: Finding a Credible, Reliable Lab

Ken Snoke, Cynthia Ludwig
Wholesale Grows: Gaining More Retail Clients & Market Share

Alex Cooley,
Maryam Mirnateghi
Coming Soon: Regulatory Trends for Infused Products Makers

Diane Romza-Kutz, Manny Munson-Regala
Retail Roundtables

Roundtable registration will open soon.
12:00-2:00pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Halls
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Roundtables
2:00-2:50pm In the Penalty Box: Top Regulatory Infractions & Issues for Cannabis Retailers

Steve Owens, A. Michelle Blakeley
Staying Small: Competing With Big Grows & the Case for Craft Cannabis

David Galluzzi, Rich Abromeit
2016 Fundraising & Investing Outlook

Emily Paxhia (moderator), Troy Dayton, Jeanne Sullivan, Tom Quigley
Infused Products Roundtables

Roundtable registration will open soon.
3:00-3:50pm Surviving Challenges: Sluggish Markets, Price Wars, Competition

Bruce Nassau, Manny Munson-Regala, Tim Smale
All the Rage: Converting to a Greenhouse

Shivawn Brady, Shelly Peterson, Karl Keich
Bootstrapping a Company & Determining When to Seek Financing

Amy Poinsett, Bob Carp
Cultivation Roundtables

Roundtable registration will open soon.
4:00-4:45pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Challenges, Opportunities in Transitioning to Rec

Karl Keich, Meg Sanders, Shane McKee
The Status of CBD: Demand, Preferences & Possibilities

Robert Hoban, Gregory Smith


*all sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice.