Gavin Sathianathan

Gavin currently serves as the CEO of Alta Flora, an end-to-end cannabis technology company created to manufacture and distribute branded prescription medical cannabis products. He also serves as a board director for Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies and a trustee of the United Patients Alliance. Prior to his involvement in the cannabis industry, Gavin was an executive […]

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Tomas Sadilek

Prior to joining the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) as director of government affairs, Tomas worked for the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic in the field of legal and illegal drugs. During his time there, Tomas represented the Czech Republic in all drug-related meetings of the United Nations institutions as well […]

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Uroš Ocepek

Having worked in pharmaceutical development at several companies, Uroš now serves as research and development manager for Freyherr, a medical cannabis company with production in Slovenia, Germany and North Macedonia. Freyherr produces CBD extracts derived from organically grown cannabis using supercritical CO2 extraction. Prior to joining Freyherr, Uroš led operation of the pilot plant of […]

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Sal Noble

As CEO of London CBD Group and Noble Group Shoreditch, Sal has a wealth of experience setting up businesses in the CBD industry. He has successfully started two retail stores and helped number of entrepreneurs set up their own shops. Sal’s primary responsibilities are ensuring the group runs smoothly on a daily basis and supporting […]

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Luana Mifsud Buhagiar

Luana developed the Research, Scientific Affairs and Innovation Unit at the Malta Medicines Authority, where she currently serves as director of advanced scientific initiatives. In that role, her responsibilities include the regulation of cannabis for medicinal and research purposes. Luana also represents Malta within the European medicines regulatory network in the areas of innovation and […]

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Rikke Jakobsen

Rikke is CEO of Cannabis Danmark, a nonprofit group that provides medical cannabis information to nation’s politicians, physicians, patients and cultivators. She founded and served as chairman of Cannabis Association Denmark. Rikke is a two-time entrepreneur who lobbied to implement the four-year medical cannabis pilot program in Denmark. She has 25 years of experience in […]

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Hana Gabrielová

Based in the Czech Republic, Hana is a 20-year veteran in the hemp and cannabis industry, where she has led advocacy and policy initiatives in both the European Union and international arenas. She is also the CEO of Hempoint, a seed-to-shelf company that grows and processes organic hemp and distributes a variety of hemp food […]

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Luka Freyer

Luka’s experiences and knowledge range from flower production and GMP standardization to extraction technologies and final products. With Patron, he oversees the manufacture of threaded cannabis oil dispensers; with CBD producer Freyherr, he is involved in the acquisition of cannabis production licenses and expanding production facilities. […]

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Tjalling Erkelens

Tjalling is the co-founder and CEO of Bedrocan, the sole supplier of medical cannabis to the Dutch Office for Medicinal Cannabis. Bedrocan is the oldest legal company providing chemically different cannabis varieties available with a doctor’s prescription. The horticultural company he started with Freerk Bruining grew its first cannabis crop for seed production in 1992. […]

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Dr. Pierre Debs

Pierre is a scientist with more than 25 years of academic research experience with genetic engineering, stem cell biology, somatic cell reprogramming and the endocannabinoid system. In 2015, he co-founded MedCann with the goal of producing cannabis medicines and supporting clinical research in Germany. By the end of July 2016, MedCann had successfully imported medical […]

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Jason Moscovici

Jason Moscovici is a Lawyer and Biochemist with ROBIC, LLP in Montreal, Canada. He has a general intellectual property practice, specializing in regulated industries. Jason is a trusted legal adviser to the emerging cannabis industry and is often solicited to provide guidance on the many hurdles and opportunities that the stakeholders of this industry face; […]

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Bethany Gomez

Bethany Gomez is the Managing Director for Brightfield Group. Her core responsibility is to manage Brightfield’s growing team and drive new product development. Bethany is also a key driver of business development for Brightfield, managing some of their top clients to ensure long-term success. She has an extensive background in quantitative research, global policy, and […]

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Lezli Engelking

Lezli Engelking has 18 years of professional experience across the pharmaceutical, mental health, nonprofit, cannabis and communication industries. Lezli’s success in the highly regulated pharmaceutical industry and her firsthand experience working in the unregulated cannabis industry place her in an ideal position to lead the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS), which offers a comprehensive […]

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