PRE-CONFERENCE: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2015
8:00-6:00pm Registration Open
10:00-5:00pm Marijuana Business Crash Course (additional fee)
4:00-5:00pm Big Changes for a $1B Market: Analyzing California’s New MMJ Rules
Hezekiah Allen – Emerald Growers Association
Rob Bonta – State of California
Kimberly Cargile – A Therapeutic Alternative
Sean Donahoe – Operative Campaigns
Sean Luse – Berkeley Patients Group
5:00-7:00pm Welcome Reception in the Expo Halls
DAY 1: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2015
8:00-9:30am Networking Breakfast
in the Expo Halls
Expo
Halls
Open
9:00-9:45am Opening Session – State of the Industry & Cannabusiness Forecast
George Jage – Marijuana Business Media
Chris Walsh – Marijuana Business Daily
9:45-10:30am

Keynote

Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate &
            Former Green Party Candidate for President
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2
11:00-12:00pm Investor Pitch Slam

Leslie Bocskor – Electrum Partners
Al Foreman – Tuatara Capital
Patrick Rea – Canopy Boulder
Lindy Snider – LindiSkin
Roundtables: Cultivation

*Limited seating available for Main Conference Attendees only. Participants must be actively working as a hands-on, full-time professional in the topic area.

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12:00-2:00pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Halls
2:00-2:50pm 2016: What’s at Stake & Next States to Legalize

Betty Aldworth – Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Rob Kampia – Marijuana Policy Project
Amanda Reiman – Drug Policy Alliance
Steph Sherer – Americans for Safe Access
Aaron Smith – National Cannabis Industry Association
Roundtables: Retail

*Limited seating available for Main Conference Attendees only. Participants must be actively working as a hands-on, full-time professional in the topic area.

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3:00-3:50pm Competitive Intelligence & Insights from Comparable Industries

John Conlin – The Sausage Queen
Nancy Monda – Superb Lyrebird Marketing Insights, LLC
Tami Wahl – American Herbal Products Association
Roundtables: Infused Products

*Limited seating available for Main Conference Attendees only. Participants must be actively working as a hands-on, full-time professional in the topic area.

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4:00-5:00pm From the Brink to the Breakthrough: Industry Pioneers Share Lessons from the Trenches

Greta Carter – G Car Companies
Steve DeAngelo – Harborside Health Center
Tripp Keber – Dixie Brands
5:00-6:30pm Cocktails in the Expo Halls
7:00-9:00pm The Industry Celebration & Benefit Event!
(additional fee)
DAY 2: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2015
8:00-10:00am Investor’s
Networking Breakfast

(additional fee)
Networking Breakfast
in the Expo Halls
Expo
Halls
Open
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
9:30-10:20am Fall Banking Update: Developments, Trends & Strategies

Travis Clem – South Porte Bank
Amanda Connor – Connor & Connor PLLC
Tom Fleming – Link To Banking
Mark Goldfogel – The Fourth Corner Credit Union
Hot Topic – Organic Cannabis & Pesticide Use

Joey Ereneta – Oaksterdam
John Paul Maxfield – Organic Cannabis Association
Sean McAllister – McAllister Law Office, P.C.
Infused Products: Keys to Consistency & Quality Control

Lauren Finesilver – Sweet Grass Kitchen
Peggy Noonan – Cornucopia Health & Wellness
Josh Wurzer – SC Labs
10:30-11:20am Once the Dust Settles: Retail Growth Strategies in a Maturing Market

Jim Elftmann – River Rock
Eric Layland – Canna Ventures
Patricia Rosi – Wellness Connection of Maine
Small-Scale Cultivation: Maximizing Space, Increasing Yields & Achieving Consistency

Jennifer Martin – Cultivation Consultant
Shane McKee – Shango
Edibles Safety: Risks, Legal Liabilities & Strategies


Maureen McNamara – Cannabis Trainers
Bradley Sullivan – L+G LLP
Henry Wykowski – Henry G. Wykowski and Associates
11:30-12:15pm What Patients & Consumers Want: Strain Trends, Product Mix & CBD vs. THC

Becky Olson – Marijuana Business Daily
Sally Vander Veer – Medicine Man
Matt Walstatter – Pure Green
Growing Award-Winning Strains: Tips from Cannabis Cup Champions

Rhory Gould – ArborSide Compassion
Scott Reach – Rare Dankness
Cannabis Extraction: Latest Methods, Best Practices & Challenges


Steve Berg – O.Pen Vape
Chris Hudalla – Pro Verde Labs
John Mackay – Waters
12:00-1:30pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Halls
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
1:30-2:20pm Minimizing the 280E Bite, Dealing with the IRS & Preparing for an Audit

Dennis Brager – Brager Tax Law Group
Dean Guske – Guske & Co.
Jacque Riordon – Riordon Consulting
Advanced Energy Conservation & Sustainability Strategies for Cultivators

Alex Cooley – Solstice
Lori Glauser – Signal Bay
Jesce Horton – Panacea Valley Gardens
The Fight for Shelf Space: Finding & Retaining Retail Clients


Nicole Gonzalez – GFarma Labs
Travis Howard – Shift Cannabis Co.
2:30-3:20pm Expansion Strategies: How to Win Retail Licenses in Multiple States

Avis Bulbulyan – Bulbulyan Consulting Group
Kyle Kingsley – Vireo Health
Industrywide Business Standards: Latest Developments & What’s Next

Lezli Engelking – Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards
Todd Mitchem – High There!
Steph Sherer – Americans for Safe Access
Investing in Cannabis: Legal Updates & Hottest Opportunities


Robert Carp – Cottens & Carp LLC
Al Foreman – Tuatara Capital
Patrick Rea – CanopyBoulder
3:30-4:15pm Marijuana Research & Science: Latest Developments, Data & Industry Impact

Mowgli Holmes – Phylos Bioscience
Raj Mukherji – New Jersey Assemblyman
Sue Sisley – Heliospectra
Tribal Marijuana: Emerging Opportunities & the Impacts on Established Businesses

Tyler Anthony – Canna Law Group
Jeff Doctor – National Indian Cannabis Association
Rob Porter – Denton’s US LLP
Sealing the Deal: Negotiating with Investors


Amy Margolis – Emerge Law Group
Lindy Snider – LindiSkin
Aeron Sullivan – TraDiv

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