Mike Dacks

Mike provides raw materials and cannabis-derived ingredients to global manufacturing partners for Plena Global Holdings, a medical cannabis production company based in Canada. Prior to joining Plena, Mike was vice president of legal and international business affairs at Canadian producer MedReleaf, where he helped guide the company through industry-pioneering milestones. […]

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Skirmantas Nikštele

Skirmantas founded Agropro, a hemp seed contracting and processing company, in Lithuania in 2013 using his own capital and skills to negotiate a joint venture with the largest hemp farming operator in the Baltic states. Skirmantas also co-founded Borela, a hemp grain processor and distributor. Both companies were acquired in 2018 by Aurora Cannabis, one […]

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Boris Blatnik

Boris currently serves as the chief strategy officer of KannaSwiss, a position he has held since January 2017. In this role, he has been instrumental in the rebranding and development of the company. Before joining KannaSwiss, Boris worked in the construction, telecommunications and natural resource consulting fields with such companies as MAN Ferrostaal and Petrobras. […]

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Mario Galea

Mario is CEO of Malta Enterprise, the government agency responsible for attracting and supporting foreign investment into Malta and assisting the growth of local business. He also holds the post of director on Projects Malta, which is the agency responsible for public/private partnerships. Under Mario’s leadership, Malta Enterprise devised and implemented the legislation to attract […]

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Sofie Sagmeister

Sofie founded Magu CBD in Vienna, Austria, where she is responsible for the company’s management, PR and marketing. Established in 2017, Magu is focused on providing innovative and high-quality CBD products and flower to the Austrian, German and Spanish markets. Prior to founding Magu, Sofie taught courses at the University of Vienna and the University […]

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Olivier Dufourmantelle

Olivier currently serves as chief operating officer for Canopy Rivers, the venture capital investment arm of Canopy Growth. He held executive positions within Canopy Growth before transitioning to Canopy Rivers. Olivier also worked in leadership roles at Michelin Tires and McKinsey & Co., a worldwide management consulting firm. […]

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Dr. Terry Lake

As vice president of corporate and social responsibility for Hexo, a Canadian licensed producer, Terry provides guidance and advice to ensure corporate policies and strategies uphold good corporate citizen standards. Prior to joining Hexo, Terry served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. He held the positions of minister of the environment […]

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Joel Sherlock

Joel founded Vitalis Extraction Technologies, a leader in manufacturing supercritical CO2 extraction equipment, in Kelowna, BC. He also co-founded Doventi Capital, a private equity fund created to support professionals in the growing legal cannabis market. Joel has been at the helm of nine successful startups and corporate exits, including one of the top private real […]

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John Charles Ellul

John serves as the adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister  for the Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and Simplification of Administrative Processes. John has been entrusted to chair the national discussion on cannabis reform in Malta under the Office of the Prime Minister. Prior to his involvement in the cannabis industry, John Charles […]

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Oliver Zugel

Oliver is the founder and CEO of Foliumed, a Colombian exporter of medical-grade cannabis and hemp extracts. He also serves as the executive chair of Taproot, the Las Vegas-based producer of a best-selling vape pen brand in 12 U.S. states. Prior to his involvement in the cannabis industry, Oliver was CEO of several international gaming […]

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Lars Thomassen

Lars is the former CEO of Danish Cannabis and co-founded Spectrum Cannabis in Denmark in 2017. He currently serves as business development director-Nordic for Spectrum Cannabis. Prior to his involvement in the cannabis industry, Lars held executive roles for BBDO Worldwide, an advertising agency with offices in 80 countries. […]

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Thomas Skovlund Schnegelsberg

When Thomas co-founded Stenocare in 2017, he was seeking to provide high-quality medical cannabis products in Denmark and Europe. The company is licensed to cultivate and produce medical cannabis in Denmark but also imports and sells finished products from Canadian producers. Under Thomas’ leadership, Stenocare in 2018 became the first licensed producer to go public […]

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