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Time Sessions Speakers
10:00 am - 2:30 pm Lead Programs
Lead Cultivator Program *Application required
Av Singh
Chief Science Officer , Greenstar Plant Products
10:00 am - 2:30 pm Lead Programs
Lead Extractor Program *Application required
John MacKay
Founder & CEO , Synergistic Technologies Associates
Time Sessions Speakers
8:00 am - 9:00 am Rise and Shine Coffee
9:00 am - 9:35 am General Sessions
A Look Ahead: The Hemp and Marijuana Markets
Eli McVey
Research Editor , Marijuana Business Daily
Kristen Nichols
Hemp Editor , Marijuana Business Daily
9:35 am - 10:15 am General Sessions
First Movers and Empire Builders Part I: A Look Into the New Cultural, Regulatory and Economic Factors Influencing Hemp and Marijuana Markets
Andrew Livingston
Director of Economics & Research , Vicente Sederberg
10:15 am - 11:00 am General Sessions
First Movers and Empire Builders Part II: Bringing the Marijuana and Hemp Industries Together
Courtney N. Moran
Chief Legislative Strategist; Founding Principal , Agricultural Hemp Solutions; Earth Law
Hilary Black
Chief Advocacy Officer , Canopy Growth
11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Sessions - Keynote
Keynote – Dia Simms, CEO BRN Group, Former President of Combs Enterprises
Dia Simms
CEO and Former President , BRN Group, Combs Enterprises
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Events
Networking Lunch On the show floor
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm NEXT Live Stage
Crises and the Resilience of Your Supply Chain On the show floor
Arnaud Dumas de Rauly
Co-founder & CEO , The Blinc Group
Beau Whitney
Chief Economist , Whitney Economics / Mantis Growth Investments
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm The New Cannabis: Moving Forward in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Interstate Commerce: The Reality of Doing Business Across State Lines
Marc Hauser
Counsel and Co-Vice Chair, Cannabis Practice Team , Reed Smith
Adam J. Smith
Founder & Executive Director , Craft Cannabis Alliance
Jesse Peters
CEO , Mantis Growth Investments
Shanita Penny
Principal , Budding Solutions
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Advancing the Industry: Executive Strategies for 2020 and Beyond
Structuring Your Business for Sustainable Growth
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NEXT Live Stage
Tomorrow’s Grower: How Emerging Technology Is Reshaping the Future of Cannabis Cultivation On the show floor
Ryan Douglas
Cannabis Growth Consultant , Ryan Douglas Cultivation
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm The Pulse: Keeping Your Eye on Future Opportunities
In Perspective: A Look at Current and Future Market Conditions in California
John Schroyer
Senior Reporter, California , Marijuana Business Daily
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm The New Cannabis: Moving Forward in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Federal Legalization and Preparing for the Disruptive Forces that Could Follow
Meghana Shah
Partner and Co-Lead, Cannabis Industry Team , Eversheds Sutherland
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Advancing the Industry: Executive Strategies for 2020 and Beyond
Plan for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: Succession Planning for Your Business
John D. Wagner
Managing Director , 1st West Mergers & Acquisitions
Julie Herzog
Partner , Fortis Law Partners
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm The Pulse: Keeping Your Eye on Future Opportunities
Searching for Stability: Surviving in the World’s Largest Cannabis Market
Avis Bulbulyan
CEO , SIVA Enterprises
Katy Young
Managing Partner , Ad Astra Law Group
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Events
MJBizConNEXT/Hemp Industry Daily Conference Mixer On the show floor
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm NEXT Live Stage
After the Dust has Settled: How the Industry is Moving Forward Post Vaping Crisis On the show floor
Paul Botto
Co-Founder & President , Lucid Green
Antonio Frazier
VP of Operations , CannaSafe
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm NEXT Live Stage
Session Info Coming Soon!
Time Sessions Speakers
8:00 am - 9:00 am Rise and Shine Coffee
9:00 am - 9:50 am The Pulse: Keeping Your Eye on Future Opportunities
The Domino Effect: What Legalization on the East Coast Could Mean for the Rest of the U.S.
Robert DiPisa
Partner and Co-Chair of Cannabis Law Group , Cole Schotz P.C.
Bridget Hill-Zayat
Counsel , Hoban Law Group
Jeremy Unruh
Director, Public & Regulatory Affairs , PharmaCann
9:00 am - 9:50 am The New Cannabis: Moving Forward in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Creative Compliance: Advertising in a Shifting Regulatory Environment
Chad Bronstein
Founder & CEO , Fyllo
9:00 am - 9:50 am Advancing the Industry: Executive Strategies for 2020 and Beyond
When the Well Runs Dry: Alternate Options for Raising Capital
Michael Boniello
Managing Director , Poseidon Asset Management
Jeff Schultz
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer , Navy Capital
Roderick Stephan
Partner , Altitude Investment Management
10:00 am - 10:50 am The New Cannabis: Moving Forward in a Rapidly Evolving Industry
Consolidation Coming: M&A Trends Set to Continue in the Future
Robert Hunt
Principal , Linnaea
Peter Rosenberg
Head of Mergers & Acquisitions , Viridian Capital Advisors
10:00 am - 10:50 am Advancing the Industry: Executive Strategies for 2020 and Beyond
Focusing on Profitability Over Expanding Your Footprint
Codie Sanchez
Managing Director , Entourage Effect Capital
10:00 am - 10:50 am The Pulse: Keeping Your Eye on Future Opportunities
From the Southwest to the Deep South: Possible Legalization and Opportunities in Key States
Maxime Kot
Consultant , CannaBoss Advisors
Sally Kent Peebles
Partner , Vicente Sederberg
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm NEXT Live Stage
Innovation Battlefield- B2B Technology On the show floor
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Events
Networking Lunch On the show floor
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm NEXT Live Stage
Innovation Battlefield – Cultivation Technology On the show floor
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm NEXT Live Stage
Innovation Battlefield – Infused/Retail Technology On the show floor
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm NEXT Live Stage
Session Info Coming Soon! On the show floor
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Events
MJBizConNEXT/Hemp Industry Daily Conference Mixer On the show floor Room: Show Floor