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8:30 am - 5:00 pm Add-On Courses & Networking Events
Investing in the Global Cannabis Market Room: 714 *Registration required. Includes admission to: Intro to International Cannabis Investing Breakfast & Investing Reception.
Omar Khan
VP, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
John Zamparo
Institutional Equity Research Analyst, CIBC Capital Markets
John D. Wagner
Managing Director, 1st West Mergers & Acquisitions
Melissa Diaz
Co-founder & CEO, Rebel Rock Accounting
Matt Maurer
Vice Chair, Cannabis Law Group, Torkin Manes
Paul Pedersen
Co-founder & CEO, Nextleaf Solutions
Michael Garbuz
Co-founder & President, Materia Ventures
Andrew Kessner
Equity Research Analyst, William O'Neil & Co.
Paul Rosen
CEO, Pantry Food Co.
Brian Sheng
CEO, Asia Horizon Cannabis Group
Narbé Alexandrian
President & CEO, Canopy Rivers
Kyle Detwiler
CEO, Northern Swan Holdings
Max Mausner
Senior Analyst, Vantage Asset Management
Eric Uleman
Founder & CEO, CannNext BV
Codie Sanchez
Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Add-On Courses & Networking Events
EMEA Welcome Reception *Separately ticketed, registration required
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Add-On Courses & Networking Events
LATAM and the Caribbean Welcome Reception *Separately ticketed, registration required
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:20 am General Session
Global Overview
Alfredo Pascual
International Analyst, Marijuana Business Daily
9:20 am - 10:00 am General Session
The Great Debate: The Size of International Markets
Alexandra Curley
Head of Insights, Prohibition Partners
Alfredo Pascual
International Analyst, Marijuana Business Daily
Kay Tamillow
Director of Research, Brightfield Group
Eli McVey
Research Editor, Marijuana Business Daily
10:30 am - 11:00 am General Session
The Future of Hemp and Cannabis in the Age of Consolidation
11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Session
Keynote
The Right Honourable Kim Campbell
Former Prime Minister, Canada
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Business Insights: International Considerations
In Depth: Examining the Market for Exporting Medical Cannabis Products Room: 716
Jeff Jacobson
Head of Sales & Business Development, Cronos Group
Deepak Anand
Co-founder & CEO, Materia Ventures
Julián Wilches
Co-founder & Chief Regulatory Officer, Clever Leaves
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Canadian Market
Preparing for Q4: Opportunity in Canada’s New Extracts Market Room: 714
Paul Pedersen
Co-founder & CEO, Nextleaf Solutions
Tyler Robson
CEO, Valens Groworks
Trina Fraser
Partner, Brazeau Seller Law
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Science & Research
Growing Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabis Room: 715
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Business Insights: International Considerations
Fighting Commodization: Building an International Brand Room: 716
Juan Luis Serrano
Partner, Sanchez Devanny Eseverri
Mary Shapiro
Managing Director, Evoke Law
Michael Sharp
Senior Legal Counsel & Head of Intellectual Property, Aurora Cannabis
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Canadian Market
Retail Business Opportunities: Opening a Retail Store in Canada Room: 714
Darren Bondar
President & CEO, Spiritleaf
Lara Wood
General Manager, Cannabis NB
Matt Maurer
Vice Chair, Cannabis Law Group, Torkin Manes
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Science & Research
Emerging Trends in Cannabis Science: Plant Molecular Breeding Room: 715
Eric J. Mathur
Chief Science Officer, Tilt Holdings, Inc.
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Business Insights: International Considerations
Going Global? Join the GMP Parade Room: 716
Karina Lahnakoski
VP, Quality & Regulatory, Cannabis Compliance
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Canadian Market
Canada’s Regulations: Opportunities & Consequences Room: 714
Trina Fraser
Partner, Brazeau Seller Law
David Hyde
President, 3 Sixty Secure Corp.
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Science & Research
Development & Delivery: Science and New Technologies to Enhance Product Performance Room: 715
Dr. William Levine
CSO, CannRx Technologies
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Business Insights: International Considerations
Target Acquired: Finding the Perfect Acquisition for Your Company Room: 716
Preston Gardner
Research Analyst, CVC Partners
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Canadian Market
Good Reputation: Who Has It and How to Get It Room: 714
Dave Scholz
Partner, Leger
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Add-On Courses & Networking Events
International Pub Crawl on the Show Floor On the show floor
Time Sessions Speakers
8:00 am - 8:30 am Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
European Powerhouse: Germany’s Cannabis Market Room: 714
Christelle Gedeon
Chief Legal Officer, Aphria Inc.
Peter Homberg
Lawyer, Dentons Europe
Dr. Constantin von der Groeben
Managing Director, Legal & Regulatory Affairs, Demecan
8:00 am - 8:30 am Opportunities in Hemp and CBD
U.S. Hemp Legalization & How It Impacts the International Market Room: 716
Bob Hoban
President & Founder, Hoban Law Group
8:40 am - 9:20 am Opportunities in Hemp and CBD
Exploring Opportunities in the Global Hemp Market Room: 716
Brian Sheng
CEO, Asia Horizon Cannabis Group
Joy Beckerman
Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison, Elixinol
David Rendimonti
CEO, Eureka93
Maria Belen Algorta
Agricultural Engineer, Hemp Lat
8:40 am - 9:20 am Raising Capital
Next Round: Raising Capital in the Global Market Room: 715
Jennifer M. Sanders
Founder & CEO, CNS Equity Partners
Narbé Alexandrian
President & CEO, Canopy Rivers
Kyle Detwiler
CEO, Northern Swan Holdings
8:40 am - 9:20 am Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
Europe’s Producing Markets Room: 714
Michael Prytz
Senior Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Eric Uleman
Founder & CEO, CannNext BV
Kostas Ioannou
European Team, Vitalis Extraction Technology
9:30 am - 10:00 am Opportunities in Hemp and CBD
CBD Deep Dive: A World of Regulations and Where To Start Room: 716
Kay Tamillow
Director of Research, Brightfield Group
9:30 am - 10:00 am Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
Europe’s Emerging Markets Room: 714
Marie Sanchez
Lawyer, Dentons
Rick Brar
Chair & CEO, Brains Bioceutical
9:30 am - 10:00 am Raising Capital
Show Me the Money: Being Attractive to Investors Room: 715
Colin Lake
CEO, Cannapreneur Partners
Paul Rosen
CEO, Pantry Food Co.
Codie Sanchez
Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners
10:30 am - 11:00 am Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
Update on Latin America and the Caribbean Room: 714
Julián Wilches
Co-founder & Chief Regulatory Officer, Clever Leaves
Diane Scott
Chair & Group CEO, JMCC Group
Daniel Podestá
Lawyer, Estudio Podestá
10:30 am - 11:00 am Business Strategies
Integrating With Integrity: Best Practices for After the Merger Room: 715
11:10 am - 11:40 am American Market Outlook
The Right Approach: Entering the American Cannabis Market Room: 716
Sara Gullickson
CEO, Item 9 Labs Corp.
Dan Rowland
Principal, 420 Advisory Management
11:10 am - 11:40 am Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
Opportunities in Africa Room: 714
Nathan Emery
Chief Operations Officer, Precision Cannabis Therapeutics
Kiran Sidhu
Director & CEO, Halo Labs
11:10 am - 11:40 am Business Strategies
Taking on Goliath: Where Craft Cannabis Fits In Room: 715
Ted Whitney
Sales Director, Nug
Kristin Nevedal
Executive Director, International Cannabis Farmers Association
Travis Lane
Founder & Cannabis Cultivation Specialist, Levity Solutions
11:50 am - 12:20 pm American Market Outlook
Investing in U.S. Cannabis and Hemp Industries: Current Landscape and Changes Ahead Room: 716
Adam S. Fayne
Attorney, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
11:50 am - 12:20 pm Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
Asia and Oceania’s Markets Room: 714
Brian Sheng
CEO, Asia Horizon Cannabis Group
Vijay Sappani
Founder & CEO, Ela Capital
Fleta Solomon
Managing Director, Little Green Pharma
11:50 am - 12:20 pm Business Strategies
Balancing Social Responsibility and the Bottom Line Room: 715
Jonathan Zaid
Director, Advocacy & Corporate Social Responsibility, Aurora Cannabis
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm American Market Outlook
Land of Opportunity for Hemp and Cannabis Ancillary Businesses Room: 716
Patrick Rea
Co-founder & CEO, CanopyBoulder
Zachary Venegas
Chairman & CEO, Helix TCS
Courtney Barnes
Associate Attorney, Vicente Sederberg
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Business Strategies
Using Data Analytics To Optimize Your Cannabis Operations Room: 715
Glenn Sammis
Scientific Adviser, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures
Jessica Billingsley
Co-founder & CEO, MJ Freeway
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Regional Breakdowns: Hemp and Cannabis Overview & Opportunities
Update on Israel’s Cannabis Market Room: 714
Lilac Mandeles
CEO, TechForCann
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable Discussions
Future of Cannabis & Hemp in Europe On the show floor
Deepak Anand
Co-founder & CEO, Materia Ventures
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable Discussions
Future of Cannabis & Hemp in Latin America On the show floor
Codie Sanchez
Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Roundtable Discussions
Future of Cannabis & Hemp in Asia On the show floor
Brian Sheng
CEO, Asia Horizon Cannabis Group