Keynote


The Right Honourable Kim Campbell

Former Prime Minister, Canada

Kim was the first Canadian prime minister to hold office in all three levels of government: municipal, provincial and federal.…

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Featured Speakers


Aras Azadian

CEO, Avicanna Inc.

With an extensive background in the financial and biotechnology sectors, Aras co-founded Avicanna in Toronto with the goal of establishing…

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Jessica Billingsley

Co-founder & CEO, MJ Freeway

Jessica  is a technology pioneer, solutions creator and industry leader whose company provides proven software solutions to the emerging cannabis…

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Omar Figueroa

Principal Attorney, Law Offices of Omar Figueroa

Omar Figueroa is a pioneering cannabis lawyer who has been providing legal counsel and representation to members of California’s cannabis…

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Christelle Gedeon

Chief Legal Officer, Aphria Inc.

Christelle has spent her entire career in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry, which has positioned her as a leader…

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Speakers


Neha Ahuja

Associate, Locke Lord

Neha advises businesses, government organizations and nonprofits on trademark, brand protection and commercial intellectual property issues as an associate in…

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Narbé Alexandrian

President & CEO, Canopy Rivers

Narbé’s background as a venture capitalist explains his quick rise at this investment and strategic support platform for the global…

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Maria Belen Algorta

Agricultural Engineer, Hemp Lat

Maria is an agricultural engineer and she also runs HempLat, a private consultant company focused on the development of cannabis…

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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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Pablo Aracil

International Operations Director, Cija Preservation

Pablo is an enthusiastic and successful entrepreneur with professional experience in different European markets. He is the International Operations Director…

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Courtney Barnes

Associate Attorney, Vicente Sederberg

Based in Vicente Sederberg’s Denver office, Courtney’s focus is on hemp law, policy and regulatory compliance, and she helps clients…

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Joy Beckerman

Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison, Elixinol

Joy has been involved with hemp for more than 25 years as an educator, public speaker and grassroots activist who…

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Darren Bondar

President & CEO, Spiritleaf

Under Darren’s leadership, Spiritleaf and its parent company, Inner Spirit Holdings, is moving into the adult-use cannabis industry in Canada.…

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Rick Brar

Chair & CEO, Brains Bioceutical

Rick is a successful entrepreneur that has launched multiple ventures across the globe in several different industries. He currently serves…

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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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Alexandra Curley

Head of Insights, Prohibition Partners

Alexandra leads the insights and analytics team from Prohibition Partners’ Dublin office and provides market data and intelligence to key…

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Kyle Detwiler

CEO, Clever Leaves

Kyle is the CEO of Clever Leaves. He served as CEO of Northern Swan Holdings prior to the company’s integration…

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Melissa Diaz

Co-founder & CEO, Rebel Rock Accounting

Melissa is a co-founder and the CFO of Arizona-based Rebel Rock, which provides cannabis businesses in North American with specialty…

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Adam S. Fayne

Attorney, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Adam is co-chair of the Chicago-based law firm’s Cannabis Law Practice. He has advised marijuana startups on investment and finance…

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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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Michael Garbuz

Co-founder & President, Materia Ventures

Michael’s roles in building Materia Ventures into a global cannabis firm and in founding High 12 Brands, a consumer packaged…

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Preston Gardner

Research Analyst, CVC Partners

Preston developed a Cannabis Economics series that has been well received by educational institutions, agricultural cooperatives and accredited investors. Before…

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Eric Gomez

CEO, MaxiaNet

Eric is a corporate-trained entrepreneur with a management and strategy focus. He has experience in datacom, real estate, international trade,…

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Jeffrey R. Gossain

Chief Operating Officer, Atlas Growers

A founding director of Edmonton, Alberta-based Atlas Growers, Jeffrey is responsible for managing the company’s rapid growth and ensures overall…

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Bob Hoban

President & Founder, Hoban Law Group

Bob is the president and founder of Hoban Law Group, a Denver-based cannabusiness law firm with attorneys in over a…

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Peter Homberg

Lawyer, Dentons Europe

A partner in Dentons’ Berlin office, Peter heads up the law firm’s European Cannabis Group as well as the Life…

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David Hyde

President, 3 Sixty Secure Corp.

Over a 33-year career, David has advised governments and corporations, secured some of Canada’s most iconic landmarks and, in a…

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Kostas Ioannou

European Team, Vitalis Extraction Technology

Based in Athens, Greece, Kostas helps Vitalis’ clients navigate the various European Union frameworks, select the extraction equipment suitable for…

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Jeff Jacobson

Head of Sales & Business Development, Cronos Group

Jeff manages domestic and international sales for Ontario-based Cronos Group and also is responsible for strategic planning and driving sales…

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Andrew Kessner

Equity Research Analyst, William O'Neil & Co.

Andrew covers the cannabis industry and global industrials sector as an equity research analyst at William O’Neil + Co. He…

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Omar Khan

VP, Public Affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Omar, an early member of Ontario’s cannabis legalization steering committee, advises Hill+Knowlton’s marijuana-industry clients on such matters as policy, advocacy…

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Maxime Kot

Consultant, CannaBoss Advisors

Maxime is a business consultant with more than five years of marijuana industry experience. She works with consulting firm CannaBoss…

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Karina Lahnakoski

VP, Quality & Regulatory, Cannabis Compliance

Karina’s background in navigating challenging regulatory pathways in new markets serves her well as she oversees Cannabis Compliance Inc.’s global…

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Travis Lane

Founder & Cannabis Cultivation Specialist, Levity Solutions

Travis has been cultivating cannabis for 20-plus years in British Columbia and has been a strong advocate for pesticide-free, sun-grown,…

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Dr. William Levine

CSO, CannRx Technologies

William is the founder of Izun Pharmaceuticals Corp, an Israeli biopharmaceutical company that specializes in botanical medicine. This area of…

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Lilac Mandeles

CEO, TechForCann

After spending years as a business development and marketing executive in the pharmaceutical sector for firms such as Johnson &…

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Eric J. Mathur

Chief Science Officer, Tilt Holdings, Inc.

Eric currently serves as the Chief Science Officer for TILT Holdings, a vertically-integrated infrastructure and technology cannabis company. In this…

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Dr. Cornelius Maurer

Co-founder & Managing Director, Demecan

Under Cornelius’ guidance, Berlin-based Demecan and Canadian partner Wayland, a licensed producer, won a tender for a cannabis cultivation license…

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Max Mausner

Senior Analyst, Vantage Asset Management

As a senior analyst, Max supports multiple aspects of the Toronto-based institutional investment firm’s research process and is responsible for…

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Eli McVey

Research Editor, Marijuana Business Daily

Eli has been a data-driven researcher throughout his career. He previously worked as an analyst for Nielsen, where he provided…

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Kevin Murphy

Chair & CEO, Acreage Holdings

Kevin is the Chair and CEO of Acreage Holdings and under his guidance, the company has become one of the…

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Kristin Nevedal

Executive Director, International Cannabis Farmers Association

In addition to her role with the International Cannabis Farmers Association, Kristin is principal at The Nevedal Group, a small…

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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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Paul Pedersen

Co-founder & CEO, Nextleaf Solutions

Paul is the co-founder and CEO of Nextleaf Solutions, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based extraction technology company with a focus on…

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Daniel Podestá

Lawyer, Estudio Podestá

Daniel has more than 15 years of law experience and has spent the past six years specializing in regulatory framework…

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Michael Prytz

Senior Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

Michael serves as senior advisor at the Danish Consulate in Toronto where he has been instrumental in helping Canadian and…

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Patrick Rea

Co-founder & CEO, 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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David Rendimonti

CEO, Eureka93

David has a 30-year track record of leading top brands in the life sciences sector. He is currently the CEO…

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Tyler Robson

CEO, Valens Groworks

Tyler’s involvement in the cannabis industry includes a focus on R&D, proprietary extraction processing and life sciences. He serves as…

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Paul Rosen

Co-founder & CEO, Pantry Food Co.

Paul is a career entrepreneur who, over the past seven years, has become one of the most active investors in…

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Dan Rowland

Principal, 420 Advisory Management

Dan consults for North American and European organizations seeking expertise in the cannabis space. He specializes in due diligence and…

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Glenn Sammis

Scientific Adviser, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures

Glenn consults and advises on all aspects of science at British Columbia-based Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures, including separation, extraction and…

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Marie Sanchez

Lawyer, Dentons

Based in Paris, Marie’s focus for Dentons is on European Union and French regulatory and transactional matters that impact the…

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Codie Sanchez

Managing Director, Entourage Effect Capital

Codie is an entrepreneur, investor and speaker who’s built a highly successful asset-management business in Latin America and served as…

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Vijay Sappani

Founder & CEO, Ela Capital

Vijay Sappani is a successful diversified cannabis entrepreneur and angel investor in several cannabis startups. His boutique investment and advisory…

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Dave Scholz

Partner, Leger

Dave is a reputation expert who also specializes in communications research. He has been a leading figure in all phases…

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Diane Scott

Chair & Group CEO, JMCC Group

Diane brings more than 20 years of global experience in emerging industries to her role as chair and CEO of…

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Michael Scott

Founder & Chair, Cannapreneur Partners

Michael is an entrepreneur who joined the cannabis industry after a two-decade career in wealth management. He’s the chairman and…

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Juan Luis Serrano

Partner, Sanchez Devanny Eseverri

Juan Luis has more than sixteen years of experience advising multinational companies on IP and regulatory matters with a focus…

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Mary Shapiro

Managing Director, Evoke Law

As managing director of her San Francisco-based firm, Mary strives to assist cannabis operators in selecting strong and enforceable brand…

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Michael Sharp

Senior Legal Counsel & Head of Intellectual Property, Aurora Cannabis

Michael serves as senior legal counsel and head of intellectual property for Aurora Cannabis, a leading Canadian licensed producer. Michael…

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Brian Sheng

CEO, Asia Horizon Cannabis Group

Brian’s focus at Asia Horizons Cannabis is on international investments, particularly the emerging marijuana sector in Asia. He also is…

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Kiran Sidhu

Director & CEO, Halo Labs

Kiran is a seasoned executive and serial entrepreneur. He is currently the director and CEO of Halo Labs, a cannabis…

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Fleta Solomon

Managing Director, Little Green Pharma

After putting her degree in health science and exercise to use in the traditional health-care environment in Australia, Fleta decided…

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Hamish Sutherland

President & Co-CEO, White Sheep Corp.

Hamish currently oversees marijuana operations and investments in Australia, Africa and North America and soon will add Europe and South…

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Kay Tamillow

Director of Research, Brightfield Group

Kay serves as director of research for Brightfield Group, a Chicago-based firm that provides strategic market intelligence in the cannabis…

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Garvis Toler

President of Data Services, Helix TCS

A recent addition to the Helix TCS management team, Garvis will lend his expertise in data services and capital markets…

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Eric Uleman

Founder & CEO, CannNext BV

Eric founded the Dutch pharmaceuticals company CannNEXT BV, based in Amsterdam. For the past 18 years, he has been a…

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Jason Vegotsky

President & Chief Revenue Officer, KushCo. Holdings

Jason Vegotsky is an entrepreneur with an extensive background in sales and business development. He serves as president and chief…

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John D. Wagner

Managing Director, 1st West Mergers & Acquisitions

With a focus on compliance services, laboratories and software, John co-leads the cannabis and hemp practice for 1stWest, which has…

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Ted Whitney

Sales Director, Nug

A seasoned sales professional, Ted brings vast experience in the craft beer industry to Nug, a vertically integrated cannabis company…

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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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Andrew Wilder

Partner, Torkin Manes

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in assisting businesses structure and execute public and private corporate finance. He has…

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Lara Wood

General Manager, Cannabis NB

Lara has spent almost 25 years in leadership roles in brand and project management, digital strategy, e-commerce and operations. As…

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Jonathan Zaid

Director, Advocacy & Corporate Social Responsibility, Aurora Cannabis

Jonathan is recognized as an expert on cannabis policy, education and advocacy. He currently oversees the development and implementation of…

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John Zamparo

Institutional Equity Research Analyst, CIBC Capital Markets

As an institutional equity research analyst with CIBC Capital Markets – a subsidiary of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce…

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Mark Zekulin

CEO, Canopy Growth Corp.

Mark oversees the global expansion strategy for Canopy’s marijuana and hemp businesses and has helped lead the Canadian company’s growth…

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