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Vijay Sappani

Vijay Sappani is a successful diversified cannabis entrepreneur and angel investor in several cannabis startups. His boutique investment and advisory services firm, which is focused on cannabis, medical devices and the health-care sector, currently has several investments in and works in an advisory capacity with cannabis companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Vijay […]

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Brian Sheng

Brian’s focus at Asia Horizons Cannabis is on international investments, particularly the emerging marijuana sector in Asia. He also is a general partner in Arcview Ventures, the venture arm of The Arcview Group. Before entering the cannabis space, Brian founded Fresh VC – an early stage investment firm where he focused on frontier technologies – […]

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Using Data Analytics To Optimize Your Cannabis Operations

It’s crucial for any company owner to analyze a firm’s business data to ensure the right decisions are made. Such numbers crunching can make or break a company’s future when it comes to keeping a lid on costs and bolstering the bottom line. In this session, you’ll get the lowdown on how to design a […]

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Taking on Goliath: Where Craft Cannabis Fits In

Craft cannabis companies selling high-end products are seeking to carve out a niche in an industry increasingly dominated by big players. Advocates of small marijuana businesses say craft will be the future of cannabis, provided the right conditions prevail. In this session, attendees will hear about how craft business can thrive in the age of […]

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Jonathan Zaid

Jonathan is recognized as an expert on cannabis policy, education and advocacy. He currently oversees the development and implementation of Aurora Cannabis’ global Corporate Social Responsibility and advocacy initiatives. Before joining Aurora, Jonathan founded Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, a nonprofit advocacy organization for cannabis patients. He served as the organization’s executive director […]

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Ted Whitney

A seasoned sales professional, Ted brings vast experience in the craft beer industry to Nug, a vertically integrated cannabis company in Oakland, California. Before joining Nug, he worked as national sales director for San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery, which he helped turn into one of the fastest-growing breweries in the United States. He also developed […]

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Fleta Solomon

After putting her degree in health science and exercise to use in the traditional health-care environment in Australia, Fleta decided to try her hand in the medical cannabis sector as managing director at Little Green Pharma. The Perth-based firm’s medical cannabis facility has received European Union-Good Manufacturing Practice certification, and with distribution agreements across the […]

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Marie Sanchez

Based in Paris, Marie’s focus for Dentons is on European Union and French regulatory and transactional matters that impact the marijuana and hemp industries. She has more than 10 years of experience advising international companies and startups in the life sciences and health-care sectors. Marie previously practiced with De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in Paris […]

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Karina Lahnakoski

Karina’s background in navigating challenging regulatory pathways in new markets serves her well as she oversees Cannabis Compliance Inc.’s global operations. Before entering the cannabis space, she held director-level positions in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. […]

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Omar Khan

Omar, an early member of Ontario’s cannabis legalization steering committee, advises Hill+Knowlton’s marijuana-industry clients on such matters as policy, advocacy and communications. Omar previously served as chief of staff to the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care – where he was responsible for providing insights and counsel on emerging issues, strategic decisions and policy […]

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Jeff Jacobson

Jeff manages domestic and international sales for Ontario-based Cronos Group and also is responsible for strategic planning and driving sales growth across the organization. Before joining Cronos, he founded a Toronto-based marketing agency and successfully launched and licensed several software products in the mobile industry. […]

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Preston Gardner

Preston developed a Cannabis Economics series that has been well received by educational institutions, agricultural cooperatives and accredited investors. Before entering the cannabis space, Preston spent 10 years as a consultant in the financial services space with The Vanguard Group, Wachovia Securities/Wells Fargo Advisors, MetLife Securities and LPL Financial. […]

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The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

Kim was the first Canadian prime minister to hold office in all three levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal. Her extensive experience on the world stage includes participation in major international meetings such as the G-7, NATO and Commonwealth summits and the United Nations General Assembly. Kim has led a number of global organizations, […]

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Andrew Kessner

Andrew covers the cannabis industry and global industrials sector as an equity research analyst at William O’Neil + Co. He previously covered the cannabis and tobacco industries as a part of Cowen and Company’s equity research group. Prior to that, Andrew spent five years at Pulse Capital Partners, an asset management firm focused on emerging […]

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