Keynote


Brendan Kennedy

CEO, Tilray

As CEO of Tilray – a global leader in medical cannabis research, production and distribution – Brendan is responsible for…

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Featured Speakers


Trina Fraser

Trina Fraser

Partner, Brazeau Seller Law

Trina brings an expertise in cannabis law to her role of co-managing partner at Brazeau Seller Law in Ontario. She…

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Lilac Mandeles

VP, Business Development and Innovation, Better of Cann Pharmaceuticals

Lilac has years of experience as a business development and marketing executive in the pharmaceutical sector at Johnson & Johnson…

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David Meiri, PhD

Head, Laboratory of Cancer Research, Technion Israel Institute of Technology

David leads the 45-person Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research in Haifa, Israel. The highly trained team of plant…

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Vic Neufeld

President & CEO, Aphria

Vic is the president and chief executive officer of Aphria, a pharmaceutical-grade cannabis producer in Leamington, Ontario. Previously, he served…

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Dr. Monica Vialpando

Founder, Vialpando

Monica founded Vialpando LLC, a San Francisco-based provider of innovation consulting for the cannabis industry, in 2017. As a pharmaceutical…

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Chris Walsh

Founding Editor & Vice President, Marijuana Business Daily

Chris served as the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the…

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Speakers


Deepak Anand

Vice President of Business Development, Cannabis Compliance

In his role at Cannabis Compliance, a Canadian marijuana consulting firm, Deepak evaluates investment and acquisition opportunities, develops new market…

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Dr. Ron Aung-Din

Medical Consultant, Isodiol

Ron practices neurology and neuro-psychiatry in Sarasota, Florida. He has completed more than 60 clinical trials and specializes in treating…

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Vivien Azer

Managing Director, Cowen

As managing director and senior research analyst at Cowen, a New York-based investment, Vivien specializes in the beverage, tobacco and…

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Dr. Silviu Brill

Director, Pain Medicine Center, Tel Aviv Medical Center

Silviu is an award-winning physician specializing in pain management and Director of the Chronic and Acute Pain Center at Tel-Aviv…

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Richard Carleton

CEO, Canadian Securities Exchange

Richard is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the Canadian Securities Exchange. Prior to this appointment, he served…

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Dr. Ivan Casselman, Ph.D. FLS

Director of Research & Development, Nextleaf Solutions

Ivan is an ethnobotanist, analytical phytochemist and plant geneticist. Ivan joined the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company in December 2017, bringing…

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Mario Castillo, P.Eng.

Regional General Manager, Canopy Growth Corp.

Mario oversees six Canadian locations, including corporate headquarters, for Canopy, which is one of the nation’s largest medical cannabis companies.…

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Joshua G. Church

Chief Regulatory & Compliance Officer, Joyetech Group

Joshua oversees international compliance and new business development for all companies under the Joyetech group. The company is one of…

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Rhys Cohen

Senior Project Officer, The University of Sydney

Rhys is a political economist, cannabis industry expert and educator. He is responsible for policy development, regulatory compliance, industry engagement,…

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Lily Colley

National Director of Marketing, Incredibles

Based in Colorado for nearly four years, Lily serves as national marketing director for Medically Correct’s Incredibles and as vice…

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Jon Cooper

Founder & CEO, Ebbu

As founder of Ebbu, a Colorado-based cannabinoid research firm, Jon oversees operations and strategy, including negotiations and partnerships. He has…

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Matt Cronin

Founder & CEO, Canada High Tours

Having worked in the travel industry for nearly 20 years, Matt figured the time was right to marry his tourism…

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Ian Dawkins

President, Althing Consulting

Ian founded Althing Consulting, a Vancouver-based cannabis consultancy, and brings more than a decade of experience in government relations and…

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Troy Dayton

CEO, The Arcview Group

Troy co-founded cannabis investment and research firm The Arcview Group in 2010. Arcview created the Arcview Investor Network, where more than…

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Kyle Detwiler

CEO, Northern Swan Holdings

Kyle co-founded Northern Swan Holdings, a marijuana-focused holding company in New York that has investments in Canada, the United States…

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Dr. Michael Dor

Senior Medical Advisor, Medical Cannabis Unit, Israeli Ministry of Health

Not long after Michael retired from the Health Ministry’s management staff, the agency asked him to return. In his new…

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Aharon “Ari” Eyal, Ph.D

Co-founder & CSO, Bazelet

Ari heads scientific, technology development and innovation efforts at The Bazelet Group, an Israeli medical cannabis company, and its development…

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Michael Feinsod

Chairman, General Cannabis Corp.

Michael, who also is managing partner of New York-based investment firm Infinity Capital, has two decades of experience in mainstream…

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Shaman Ferraro

Founder & CEO, Gocanna

Shaman oversees the strategic direction for Gocanna. The Prince Edward Island company established an industry quality standard for the cannabis…

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Lincoln Fish

CEO, Outco

With more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Lincoln possesses a formidable background in strategy, finance, marketing and…

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Hadley Ford

CEO & Director, iAnthus Capital Management

Hadley is a health care and technology industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience as both an operating…

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Michael Gorenstein

CEO, Cronos Group

As CEO of Cronos Group, a globally diversified and vertically integrated cannabis company, Michael has led the company’s global expansion…

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Scott L. Greiper

President, Viridian Capital Advisors

Scott founded Viridian, a New York-based financial and strategic advisory firm, in 2014 with the goal of providing services to…

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Sara Gullickson

Founder & CEO, Dispensary Permits

Sara founded cannabis consulting firm Dispensary Permits, where she works with clients to develop license applications and seed-to-sale processes. She…

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Bob Hoban

Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group

Bob is the managing partner at Hoban Law Group, a Denver-based cannabusiness law firm with attorneys in over a dozen…

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Michael Horsfall

Founder & CEO, Solaris Nutraceuticals

In addition to founding Solaris, a produce of medical-grade cannabis based in Canberra, Australia, Michael formed Natures Hemp Australia in…

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David Hyde

President & CEO, David Hyde & Associates

David is one of Canada’s top independent security consultants and a strategic advisor to many of the top licensed cannabis…

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Matt Karnes

Founder, GreenWave Advisors

Matt founded GreenWave Advisors, a New York-based research and financial analysis company in the cannabis sector, in 2014. He and…

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Eric Klein

Head of Marketing & Domestic Medical Sales, Cronos Group

Eric is responsible for the medical and recreational brand portfolios and overseeing medical clinic partnerships for Cronos Group, a globally…

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Stephen Konigsberg

Managing Director & General Counsel, Tikun Olam

Stephen’s varied career has concentrated on emerging and frontier markets with a particular focus on family office management, primarily in…

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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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Kris Krane

President, 4Front Ventures

Kris co-founded 4Front Ventures in Massachusetts in 2011 to identify potential strategic partners and investment targets in the cannabis industry.…

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Matt Lamers

Reporter, Marijuana Business Daily

Matt is based in the Greater Toronto Area and covers international marijuana markets for Marijuana Business Daily. Previously, he worked…

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Jennifer Larry

President, CBD Strategy Group

Jenn leads Montreal-based marketing and communications firm CBD Strategy Group, which helps cannabis brands thrive amid heavy regulations. Having worked…

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Bruce Linton

Founder & CEO, Canopy Growth

Under Bruce’s guidance, Canopy Growth has become one of Canada’s largest medical marijuana companies as well as the first plant-touching…

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Judith May

CEO, Alixer Gold CBD Oil

Judith develops relationships with foreign hemp seed companies and advises the Irish government on hemp policies. She developed a system…

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Dr. Dallas McMillan

President, Rhizo Sciences

Dallas is based in Australia and was instrumental in completing the first export of medical cannabis from Africa to Canada.…

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John McMullen

CEO, LGC Capital

John has more than 20 years of experience in international capital markets, with specific emphasis on supporting and advising micro-…

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Dustin Moore

Principal, Main Street Strategies

Dustin founded Main Street Strategies, a strategic consulting and government-affairs firm, in early 2017. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations…

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Jason Moscovici

Lawyer & Biochemist, Robic

Jason is a Montreal-based lawyer who advises clients on intellectual property-related matters such as trademarks, patents, copyrights, licensing and trade…

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Kai-Friedrich Niermann

Founder & Lawyer, KFN+

Kai-Friedrich founded the KFN+, a law firm in Paderborn, Germany, in 2014. He consults for companies seeking to enter the…

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Mitchell Osak

Managing Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Grant Thornton

Mitchell applies more than 25 years of senior consulting and operating experience at Grant Thornton, an international accounting and consulting…

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Pavel Pachta

Consultant, International Cannabis & Cannabinoids Institute

Pavel is a consultant on international drug regulation for the International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. Having…

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Avnish Pandya

Co-Founder & Director of Research & Development, Bombay Hemp Company

Avnish is a self-taught science analyst who heads the medicine business at Bombay Hemp Co. (BOHECO), India’s first industrial and…

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Alfredo Pascual

CEO, Transnational Cannabis Consultancy

Alfredo is a Germany-based public policy consultant who specializes in international cannabis markets and regulations. He is the founder and…

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Emily Paxhia

Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management

Emily and her brother founded Poseidon Asset Management in 2013 to invest exclusively in the cannabis industry. Since its launch,…

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Derek Peterson

CEO, Terra Tech

Derek founded Terra Tech in 2012. The publicly traded, vertically integrated, cannabis-focused agriculture company has created brands in both cannabis…

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Inbar Maymon Pomeranchik, Ph.D.

Founder, BioDiligence

Inbar is a scientific due diligence expert specializing in the global medical cannabis industry. After 15 years of molecular and…

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Lilach Mazor Power

Founder & Managing Director, Giving Tree Wellness Center

Lilac is responsible for The Giving Tree’s business operations and oversees all employees and services. She works closely with the…

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Samuel Proctor

CEO, GTV Capital

Sam founded GTV Capital, a biotechnology and healthcare-focused investment platform. He co-founded Genesis Block, a blockchain technology-focused diversified services platform.…

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Dave Pryce

VP, International Market Expansion & Global Government Relations, Canopy Growth Corp.

Dave brings more than 20 years of international business experience. At Canopy Growth Corp., he is responsible for taking the…

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Patrick Rea

CEO & Co-founder, CanopyBoulder

Patrick is a 17-year veteran of startups, growth companies and big corporate entities. He now runs CanopyBoulder, a seed-stage, mentorship-driven…

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Tahira Rehmatullah

Managing Director, Hypur Ventures

Tahira has been named one of the most powerful women in the cannabis business by Fortune Magazine and Complex. She serves as Chief…

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Cheryl Reicin

Partner & Chair, Life Science Group, Torys

Cheryl leads an international law practice representing life science and cannabis companies from around the world. She advises clients ranging…

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Brad Rogers

President, Canntrust

Since Brad joined CannTrust in 2015, the Canadian licensed producer of medical cannabis has grown from 20 employees to 250…

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Dr. Tony Salas

President, ACM

Tony is considered a leader in modern agricultural trends in Latin America. Perhaps that’s because he’s a former undersecretary of…

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Andrew Samann

Principal Consultant & CEO, Orion GMP Solutions

Andrew leads a consulting team of scientists and engineers with experience leading premier Canadian cannabis manufacturers into compliance with European…

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Jennifer M. Sanders

Founder & CEO, CNS Equity Partners

Jennifer founded CNS Equity Partners, a boutique private equity launched in 2015 to acquire and manage assets in the holistic…

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Justin Sinclair

Research Fellow, NICM Research Institute

Justin has years of cannabis industry experience in areas such as quality assurance, product development and regulatory affairs. He is…

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Av Singh, Ph.D., PAg

Cannabis Cultivation Advisor, Flemming & Singh Cannabis

Av cofounded consulting firm Flemming & Singh Cannabis Inc., which serves clients across Canada. He is also the Chief Science…

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Dr. Sue Sisley, MD

President & Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute

Sue is an Arizona-based physician practicing internal medicine and psychiatry. In her role at Scottsdale Research Institute, she conducts controlled…

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Hamish Sutherland

President & CEO, White Sheep Corp.

Hamish legally imported the first live cannabis plants into Canada and is personally responsible for 5% of Canada’s sales licenses…

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Micah Tapman

Managing Director, Canopy Ventures

Micah is a veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps and the Fortune 500 world. He co-founded CanopyVentures, an investment…

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Alvaro Torres

CEO, Khiron Life Sciences Corp.

Alvaro has more than 15 years of experience in the Latin American market, including infrastructure projects and finance, management strategy,…

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Jeannette VanderMarel

President & Co-Founder, Good & Green

An early entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, Jeannette co-founded Good & Green, a cannabis company committed to setting a new…

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José Alberto Campos Vargas

Partner, Sanchez Devanny

Jose Alberto leads the Mexican law firm’s Life Sciences practice and co-heads the International Trade and Customs division. In his…

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Balram Vaswani

Chairman, Kaya

Balram has a well-rounded portfolio that’s highlighted by his founding of Kaya, the Jamaican parent company of Kaya Farms, Kaya…

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Andrés López Velasco

Andrés is an expert in drug regulation and policy. He specializes in international cannabis legislation and review scenarios for drug…

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Jason Zandberg

Cannabis Equity Analyst, PI Financial

Jason is a seasoned equity analyst who has covered a wide range of high-growth sectors during the past 25 years.…

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Sara Zborovski

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

Sara is a Toronto-based attorney who provides regulatory and commercial counsel to companies regulated by Health Canada. Her practice is…

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