Keynote Speaker

Ellen Trane Nørby

Minister of Health, Denmark

Ellen has been a member of Parliament for the Danish Liberal Party since 2007. She has served as the Minister…

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Featured Speakers

Olivier Dufourmantelle

COO, Canopy Rivers

Olivier currently serves as chief operating officer for Canopy Rivers, the venture capital investment arm of Canopy Growth. He held…

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John Charles Ellul

Adviser, Office of the Prime Minister, Malta

John serves as the adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister  for the Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms, Citizenship and…

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Alfredo Pascual

International Analyst, Marijuana Business Daily

Based in Germany, Alfredo works as International Analyst for Marijuana Business Daily, focusing on international cannabis markets and regulations. He…

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Mads Ulrik Pedersen

President, Aurora Nordic Cannabis

Mads is overseeing the Danish firm’s conversion of existing greenhouses for cannabis cultivation and medicinal production, while preparing for expansion…

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Tomas Sadilek

Director of Government Affairs, ICCI

Prior to joining the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) as director of government affairs, Tomas worked for the Office…

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Lars Thomassen

Business Development Director, Nordic, Spectrum Cannabis

Lars is the former CEO of Danish Cannabis and co-founded Spectrum Cannabis in Denmark in 2017. He currently serves as…

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Deepak Anand

Co-founder & CEO, Materia Ventures

Deepak is recognized as a thought leader in the global cannabis space. He currently serves as the co-founder & CEO…

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Boris Blatnik

Chief Strategy Officer, Kannaswiss

Boris currently serves as the chief strategy officer of KannaSwiss, a position he has held since January 2017. In this…

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Luana Mifsud Buhagiar

Director, Advanced Scientific Initiatives, Malta Medicines Authority

Luana developed the Research, Scientific Affairs and Innovation Unit at the Malta Medicines Authority, where she currently serves as director…

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Mike Dacks

SVP, Global Affairs, Plena Global Holdings

Mike provides raw materials and cannabis-derived ingredients to global manufacturing partners for Plena Global Holdings, a medical cannabis production company…

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Dr. Pierre Debs, Ph.D.

Managing Director, Europe, Canopy Growth Corp.

Pierre is a scientist with more than 25 years of academic research experience with genetic engineering, stem cell biology, somatic…

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Lezli Engelking

Founder & CEO, FOCUS: Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards

Lezli Engelking has 18 years of professional experience across the pharmaceutical, mental health, nonprofit, cannabis and communication industries. Lezli’s success…

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Tjalling Erkelens

Founder & CEO, Bedrocan

Tjalling is the co-founder and CEO of Bedrocan, the sole supplier of medical cannabis to the Dutch Office for Medicinal…

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Luka Freyer

Founder, Freyherr

Luka’s experiences and knowledge range from flower production and GMP standardization to extraction technologies and final products. With Patron, he…

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Hana Gabrielová

CEO, Hempoint

Based in the Czech Republic, Hana is a 20-year veteran in the hemp and cannabis industry, where she has led…

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Mario Galea

CEO, Malta Enterprise

Mario is CEO of Malta Enterprise, the government agency responsible for attracting and supporting foreign investment into Malta and assisting…

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João Taborda da Gama

Lawyer & Policy Advisor, Gama Glória

João is a founding partner at Gama Glória. As a lawyer and policy advisor, he has been focused on disruptive…

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Blair Gibbs

Policy Lead, Centre for Medicinal Cannabis

Blair serves as policy for the UK-based Centre for Medicinal Cannabis. In this role, Blair helps to connect more mature…

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Farzad Jahanshahi

CEO, Medican

Farzad serves as the CEO of Medican A/S, a licensed pharmaceutical cannabis company headquartered in Denmark. Farzad has years of…

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Rikke Jakobsen

CEO, Cannabis Danmark

Rikke is CEO of Cannabis Danmark, a nonprofit group that provides medical cannabis information to nation’s politicians, physicians, patients and…

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Eveline Van Keymeulen

Counsel & Head of Life Sciences Regulatory Practice, Allen & Overy

Eveline focuses on European Union regulatory law in the life sciences sector and, as founder of the Allen & Overy…

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Everett Knight

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Investments, Valens Groworks

In his role with the British Columbia-based extraction company, Everett oversees corporate strategy such as mergers and acquisitions, marketing and…

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Hendrik Knopp

Managing Director, Aphria Germany

Hendrik currently is working with CC Pharma GmbH, recently acquired by Aprhia, to “create a new division of CC Pharma…

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Vasilios Kokkalis

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Rural Development & Food - Greece

Vasilios is a key player in a government that has fast-tracked legalized medical marijuana in Greece and made the country’s…

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Juriën Koster

Business Developer, Phytonext

Juriën founded Cannabis Industry Europe to provide insight to the EU market and act as an intermediary for different players…

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Dr. Terry Lake

VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hexo Corp.

As vice president of corporate and social responsibility for Hexo, a Canadian licensed producer, Terry provides guidance and advice to…

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Steven Looi

Director of Strategy & Origination, White Sheep Corp.

Steven serves as the Director of Strategy and Origination for White Sheep Corp., a Canadian commercial operator and investor in…

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Nathaniel Loxley

Founding Director, Vitality Hemp

Nathaniel founded Vitality Hemp in 2014, a UK-based company that grows and processes industrial hemp from soil to end product.…

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Steve Moore

Strategic Counsel, Centre for Medicinal Cannabis

Steve serves as Strategic Counsel for the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis in the UK. He is also the founder and…

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Jason Moscovici

Lawyer & Biochemist, Robic

Jason Moscovici is a Lawyer and Biochemist with ROBIC, LLP in Montreal, Canada. He has a general intellectual property practice,…

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Skirmantas Nikštele

Executive Director, Agropro

Skirmantas founded Agropro, a hemp seed contracting and processing company, in Lithuania in 2013 using his own capital and skills…

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Sal Noble

CEO, London CBD Group

As CEO of London CBD Group and Noble Group Shoreditch, Sal has a wealth of experience setting up businesses in…

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Uroš Ocepek

Research & Development Manager, Freyherr

Having worked in pharmaceutical development at several companies, Uroš now serves as research and development manager for Freyherr, a medical…

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Arnaud Dumas de Rauly

Co-founder & CEO, The Blinc Group

Arnaud is currently the Co-founder and CEO of The Blinc Group, a company founded to innovate, manufacture and distribute safe,…

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Sofie Sagmeister

Co-founder & CEO, Magu CBD

Sofie founded Magu CBD in Vienna, Austria, where she is responsible for the company’s management, PR and marketing. Established in…

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Gavin Sathianathan

CEO, Alta Flora

Gavin currently serves as the CEO of Alta Flora, an end-to-end cannabis technology company created to manufacture and distribute branded…

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Thomas Skovlund Schnegelsberg

Co-founder & CEO, Stenocare

When Thomas co-founded Stenocare in 2017, he was seeking to provide high-quality medical cannabis products in Denmark and Europe. The…

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Joel Sherlock

Co-founder & Chair, Vitalis Extraction Technology

Joel founded Vitalis Extraction Technologies, a leader in manufacturing supercritical CO2 extraction equipment, in Kelowna, BC. He also co-founded Doventi…

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Jakob Sons

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Cansativa

Jakob serves as the co-founder and co-managing director of Cansativa, a medical cannabis and distribution company located in Frankfurt, Germany.…

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Andrés Vázquez Vargas

Executive Director, ACM Peru

Andrés is the Executive Director of ACM Peru, where he leverages years of international experience in various sectors including foreign…

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Julián Wilches

Co-founder & Chief Regulatory Officer, Clever Leaves

Julian is highly experienced in drug policy design and implementation in Colombia, which is home to the vertically integrated medical…

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