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Show Me the Money: Being Attractive to Investors

The United States is arguably the center of capital in the cannabis industry, so what can companies do to get investment from there – and from other countries? Should they be turning mainly to public or private money? You’ll get insights on: What to prepare for before interacting with potential investors. What investors are looking […]

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Europe’s Emerging Markets

Because Germany’s medical cannabis market is larger than the rest of Europe combined, so the European industry is dependent on what happens there. This could change once other large European countries legalize or further develop their already existing but too restrictive medical frameworks. You’ll get insights on: Why the United Kingdom, France and Spain will […]

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CBD Deep Dive: A World of Regulations and Where To Start

Based on rampant consumer demand, CBD is currently the fastest-growing sector in the global cannabis industry and offers a multitude of opportunities for businesses worldwide. This session will take a deep dive into the regulatory landscape as well as considerations for international opportunities. You’ll get insights on: Best practices and keys to navigating CBD regulations […]

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Europe’s Producing Markets

Until recently, most companies and investors believed the opportunity in Europe consisted of supplying the continent from Canada. But that viewpoint began to change in the past couple of years when some European jurisdictions started allowing in-country cultivation. You’ll get insights on: Why different European countries started to allow domestic cultivation. The status of the […]

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U.S. Hemp Legalization & How It Impacts the International Market

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill was landmark legislation that changed the game not only for the U.S. hemp industry but also for the international market—specifically the cannabinoid supply chain. This session will look at issues that impact the global supply chain, including the novel foods concept in Europe, acres planted to hemp and production capability […]

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Next Round: Raising Capital in the Global Market

There may be a trend of sell Canada, buy U.S., but capital is global. What can expanding companies do to make the best capital decisions and how can they prepare best to get access to such capital? Learn from experienced investors in the field who will offer vital perspectives that could help your cannabis business […]

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European Powerhouse: Germany’s Cannabis Market

Germany is the largest medical cannabis market outside North America, partially explained by the fact that statutory health insurers are generally obligated to cover medical marijuana. Currently, the country is dependent on imports, which has created a big opportunity that many countries and companies are trying to capitalize on through exports. However, entry barriers are […]

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Exploring Opportunities in the Global Hemp Market

The 2018 Farm Bill opened opportunities in the hemp industry not only in the U.S. but on a global scale with businesses in new and traditional hemp-producing countries and regions looking for international hemp business prospects. This session will examine where the strongest business and investment opportunities lie in the North American, European, Asian and […]

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International Pub Crawl on the Show Floor

Join cannabis professionals from around the world for this free, two-hour networking event on the show floor. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet and connect with professionals from across the industry, while enjoying internationally themed appetizers and cocktails from around the world. *This session was produced in partnership with     […]

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Good Reputation: Who Has It and How to Get It

What are the most reputable cannabis companies in Canada? One of the country’s top pollsters surveyed the Canadian population over the summer to answer that very question. In this session, Dave Scholz, vice president at Montreal-based Leger and a reputation expert, is going to unveil his exclusive findings. He’s also going to talk about how […]

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Target Acquired: Finding the Perfect Acquisition for Your Company

Mergers and acquisitions continue to ramp up in the cannabis industry. Moreover, cross-border deals are surfacing as Canadian companies eye the U.S. market – and North American companies look overseas. You’ll get insights on: Understanding the benchmarks that investors and fund managers apply to operations when examining potential M&A deals. How M&A transactions are structured […]

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Development & Delivery: Science and New Technologies to Enhance Product Performance

The process of developing high-quality, effective and consistent cannabis products for medicinal and recreational applications is a complicated one from the beginning concept to the end product. This session will examine how active ingredients are extracted from the plant biomass to create the ideal product. It will address how the concepts of biorelevance, bioactivity and […]

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Canada’s Regulations: Opportunities & Consequences

Understanding the rules governing your cannabis business is essential. Entrepreneurs are carving out opportunities within those boundaries, but the road ahead is fraught with consequences for those who break the rules. Join two leading experts in the field as they discuss the opportunities and consequences established by laws and regulations within this burgeoning industry. You’ll […]

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Going Global? Join the GMP Parade

Medical cannabis companies aiming to export product abroad are seeking one of the top quality-control certifications in the world: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Being GMP-certified opens the door to international markets and adds to a company’s international credibility. In this session, attendees will get the lowdown on GMP certification and what it means for the […]

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Emerging Trends in Cannabis Science: Plant Molecular Breeding

Modern genome tools and emerging plant-science methods are revolutionizing cannabis domestication, transforming the industry from backyard grows to predictive breeding and precision agriculture. This session will explore how molecular breeding and plant genomics can create high-performance hybrid cannabis seed varieties to produce plants that are optimized for specific medical, health and wellness applications. You’ll get insights […]

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Retail Business Opportunities: Opening a Retail Store in Canada

Canada went from zero to more than 200 cannabis storefronts since legalization last October, and that’s just the start. Here’s your opportunity to hear from legal, provincial and industry insiders on starting a retail store. Learn which Canadian provinces still have better opportunities and which might already be too competitive. These experts will cover topics […]

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Fighting Commoditization: Building an International Brand

Building an international brand is challenging for any company – especially cannabis businesses – considering the many legal and trademark pitfalls. Brand rights are jurisdictional: What’s allowed in one country or region may be prohibited in another. In this session, attendees will hear from a panel of experts about a range of brand protection issues. […]

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Growing Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabis

There is a clear delineation between medical and recreational cannabis, but few people know what is required to produce pharmaceutically viable cannabis for clinical trials and research programs. This session will explore the key inputs pharmaceutical institutions are seeing when they engage in prospective clinical trials, including the importance of having the correct infrastructure, genetic […]

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Preparing for Q4: Opportunity in Canada’s New Extracts Market

Get a look at the rules that are shaping the Canadian market for edibles, extracts and topicals. Listen to our insiders discuss the steps businesses are already taking to get ready for the launch of the market, likely next month. These experts will also go over key markets, trends and expectations. You’ll get insights on: What’s […]

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In Depth: Examining the Market for Exporting Medical Cannabis Products

More and more countries are scrambling to enter the medical cannabis export space. That presents cannabis business owners with the opportunity to capitalize on the growing export market stretching from North America across the Atlantic Ocean and beyond. In this session, attendees will hear about the challenges and opportunities of exporting cannabis as well as […]

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