Keynote


Juliana Villegas Restrepo

Vice President of Exports, ProColombia

Juliana Villegas started her career in the Commercial Office of China as ProColombia’s first intern. ProColombia is the government agency…

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Pedro Arenas

Co-founder, Corporación Viso Mutop

Pedro is a former Colombian congressman and a drug policy builder. He is the co-founder of Corporación Viso Mutop, which…

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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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Lorena Beltrán

Founder & CEO, CannabiSalud Mexico

Lorena is the founder and CEO of CannabiSalud, the first medical cannabis congress for health professionals in Mexico. She also…

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Rafael Eduardo Malagón Bernal

Pharmaceutical Chemist, INVIMA

Rafael is a pharmaceutical chemist and profesional for the Colombia National Drug and Food Surveillance Institute (INVIMA). Previously, Rafael did…

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Jose J. Bitar

Co-founder & Executive President, Gaia Health

Jose is an entrepreneur with over 12 years of experience in creating and managing companies in the fields of exporting…

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Laura Veloza Blanco

Senior Attorney, ProColombia

Laura serves as senior attorney at ProColombia, the government agency in charge of supporting and promoting Foreign Direct Investment, exports…

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Claudia Mónica Cabezas

Regulation Director, One World Pharma SAS

Claudia currently serves as the Regulation Director for One World Pharma SAS, a fully licensed medical cannabis company with operations…

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Carlos Gustavo Cano

Economist, FCM Global

Carlos is a renowned Colombian economist and former politician. He currently serves on the board of directors for FCM Global,…

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Mario Ciardelli

CEO, La Santa Botanicals

Mario has a career spanning over 25 years and has led companies in different industries including textiles, aviation and healthcare…

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Denis Contri

Founder & Chief of Production, Pideka

Denis serves as the master grower and Chief of Production at Pideka, an indoor growing project located in Bogotá. Denis’…

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Guillermo Delmonte

COO & President, RAMM Pharma

Guillermo is a proven leader in the international cannabis industry. He is currently the COO and President of RAMM Pharma,…

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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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Diego Gómez Dueñas

General Partner, Artemis Growth Partners

Diego serves as General Partner for Artemis Growth Partners, a private-equity firm dedicated to investing in the global cannabis industry.…

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Andrés Fajardo

Co-founder and President, Clever Leaves

Andrés has a proven track record as a leader and is highly experienced in developing and implementing successful operations at…

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Marcelo Galvão

CEO, OnixCann

Marcelo founded OnixCann in 2018 with the vision to create a main distribution channel for medical cannabis across Latin America.…

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David Gordon

Chief Corporate Officer, PharmaCielo

David has spent over a decade working on all sides of government in Ontario which has given him a strong…

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Caroline Heinz

Vice President, HempMeds Brasil

Caroline has been a part of the HempMeds Brasil team since it’s foundation and currently serves as Vice President of…

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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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Marcela Joya

Founder & CEO, Bionnabis

Marcela is the founder and CEO of Bionnabis, a Colombian-based company that aims to improve the quality of people’s lives…

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Kris Krane

President, 4Front Ventures

Kris serves as the President of 4Front Ventures, an investment and operations company dedicated to professionalizing the cannabis industry. Under…

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James Loud

Founder, James Loud Genetics

James Loud is a Northern California native and has been growing and breeding cannabis for the better part of 20…

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Blair Lowther

Co-founder, Director & EVP, Legal, Santa Marta Life Sciences

Blair is an expert in structuring financial and legal strategies for early-stage businesses seeking to expand their operations and maximize…

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John MacKay, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO, Synergistic Technologies Associates

John is an internationally recognized scientific expert in analytical testing, extraction and purification techniques within the botanical space He founded…

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Gabriel Meneses

Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean, Aphria Inc.

Gabriel serves as the Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean for Aphria Inc., a leading global cannabis company headquartered in…

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Eduardo J. Molinari

Chief Marketing Officer, Blueberries Medical Corp.

Eduardo is a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry holding positions in most…

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William Muecke

Managing Member, Artemis Growth Partners

William co-founded Artemis Growth Partners, a private-equity firm dedicated to investing in the global cannabis industry. Prior to founding Artemis…

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Elsa Navarro

Skin Unit Director, Khiron Life Sciences Corp.

Elsa brings over 10 years of professional experience developing and executing marketing and sales strategies across multiple industries. She is…

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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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Juan Mauricio Ramírez

Associate Researcher, Fedesarrollo

Juan Mauricio is an associate researcher for Fedesarrollo, a non-profit organization dedicated to research on economic and social policy issues…

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Emily Richardson

Vice President, Strategic Development, Cannalysis

Emily Richardson joins Cannalysis as the Vice President of Strategic Development, bringing nearly a decade of experience in the Cannabis…

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Bibiana Rojas

Managing Director, Canopy Growth Colombia

Bibiana is the Managing Director of Canopy Growth Colombia. In this role, she is responsible for supervising and managing the…

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Jennifer M. Sanders

Founder & Chief Strategist, AURA Ventures

Jennifer is the founder and Chief Strategist for AURA Ventures. In this role, she leverages her experience as an international…

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Camilo Soto

Cloning Supervisor, Medcann

Camilo serves as Cloning Supervisor for Medcann, a Colombian company focused on medical and scientific research for the manufacture of…

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Alvaro Torres

CEO & Director, Khiron Life Sciences

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

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Beto Vasconcelos

Founder & Partner, XVV Advogados

Beto is the founder and partner of São Paulo-based XVV Advogados. Prior to founding XVV, Beto gained vast experience in…

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Sergio Vázquez

Agricultural Engineer, Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries - Uruguay

Sergio currently serves as the Head of the Technical Advisory Department for the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP)…

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Andrés López Velasco

Former Director, Colombian National Narcotics Fund

Andres is a drug policy and cannabis expert with 12 years of experience working for the Colombian ministries of Health…

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Chris Walsh

President and Incoming CEO, Marijuana Business Daily

Chris is the President and incoming CEO of Marijuana Business Daily. He served as the founding editor of MJBizDaily during the…

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Oliver Zugel

Founder & CEO, Foliumed

Oliver is the founder and CEO of Foliumed, a Colombian exporter of medical-grade cannabis and hemp extracts. He also serves…

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