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12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Executive Summit (Day 1 of 2): Preparing for What’s Next: Mergers, Acquisitions and Exits Application required
Scott L. Greiper
President , Viridian Capital Advisors
Tripp Keber
Chairman , Dixie Brands
Joel Milton
Co-founder & CEO , Baker Technologies
Amanda Ostrowitz
Co-founder & CEO , CannaRegs
Derek Peterson
CEO , Terra Tech
Cassandra Farrington
Co-founder & CEO , Marijuana Business Daily
12:40 pm - 1:55 pm The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 1: Corporate Growth: How to Take Money to Make Money *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Andi B. Goldman
Principal , ABG Advisory/Equitas Partners Fund
Jeffery K Merk , Aird & Berlis
Valerio Romano
Partner , Vicente Sederberg
Afzal Hasan
EVP, Corporate Development and General Counsel , CannaRoyalty
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 1: Cannablitz: The Lightning Round *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Wykowski, Henry
Partner , Wykowski & Associates
Lara DeCaro
Partner , Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Metzger & Melnick, LLP
Rudick, Lauren
Member of Firm , Hiller, PC
Sherri Altshuler
Partner , Aird & Berlis
Omar Figueroa
Partner , Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
Kimberly Simms , Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Valerio Romano
Partner , Vicente Sederberg
Andi B. Goldman
Principal , ABG Advisory/Equitas Partners Fund
Cassandra Farrington
Co-founder & CEO , Marijuana Business Daily
3:20 pm - 4:20 pm The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 1: The Importance of Being Registered: Client Advocate or Accidental Lobbyist *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Lara DeCaro
Partner , Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Metzger & Melnick, LLP
Sabrina Fendrick
Director of Government Affairs , Berkeley Patients Group
Elizabeth Westbrook , Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Scot Rutledge
Partner , Parallax Strategies
John M Jennings , Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 1: The Governance Tightrope: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Joe Segilia
General Counsel , Terra Tech
Amy McDougal
President , CLEAResources, LLC
Jack Nichols
General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer , FLRish, Inc.
Kimberly Simms , Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Lead Cultivator Program Application required
Maureen McNamara
Founder & Chief Facilitator , Cannabis Trainers
9:00 am - 12:00 pm VIP Lead Extractor Program Application required
Jim Makoso
Co-founder & Vice President , Lucid Lab Group
9:00 am - 10:00 am The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 2: CBD: Navigating the CSA and Farm Bill *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Steve Schain
Senior Attorney , Hoban Law Group
Colleen Keahey Lanier
Executive Director , Hemp Industry Association
Courtney Moran
Founding Principal , Earth Law, LLC
9:30 am - 1:00 pm Executive Summit (Day 2 of 2): Taking Your Business to the Next Level: Leadership, Culture & Innovation Application required
Kevin O’Leary
Chairman of OShares ETFs & Shark Tank Investor
Erica Dhawan
Founder & CEO , Cotential
10:05 am - 11:20 am The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 2: Ethics Essentials: Investing in Clients *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Omar Figueroa
Partner , Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
Amy McDougal
President , CLEAResources, LLC
11:30 am - 12:30 pm The Cannabis Law Sessions, Day 2: Passport to International Considerations *Separate registration required. CLE's offered.
Sherri Altshuler
Partner , Aird & Berlis
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Keynote
Kevin O’Leary
Chairman of OShares ETFs & Shark Tank Investor
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Keynote
The Year Ahead: 10 Trends to Watch
Chris Walsh
Vice President, Editorial & Strategic Development , Marijuana Business Daily
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Keynote
Cementing Your Place in the Industry
Jesce Horton
CEO , Saints Cannabis
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm General Session
What’s Next: Insights from Industry Visionaries
Nancy Whiteman
Founder & CEO , Wana Brands
Nicholas Vita
CEO , Columbia Care
JJ O’Brien
Vice President & General Manager , PAX Era
Michael Gorenstein
CEO , Cronos Group
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:50 am Next Steps: From License to Launch
Retail Walkthrough
Stephanie Hopper
CEO , KSF Consulting
9:00 am - 9:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Investing Basics: What You Need to Know
Andi B. Goldman
Principal , ABG Advisory/Equitas Partners Fund
9:00 am - 9:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Growing Pains: How to Navigate Common Business Hurdles
Pete Kadens
CEO , Green Thumb Industries
Charles Bachtell
Founder & CEO , Cresco Labs
10:00 am - 10:50 am Next Steps: From License to Launch
Cultivation Walkthrough
Kristin Nevedal
Chair , International Cannabis Farmers Association
10:00 am - 10:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Leaving Your Retail Competition in the Dust
Kim Rivers
CEO , Trulieve
10:00 am - 10:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Identifying Potential Investments
Jennifer Sanders
Founder & Director of Risk Management and Strategy , CNS Equity Partners
Vivien Azer
Managing Director , Cowen
Sean Stiefel
Founder & Portfolio Manager , Navy Capital
11:00 am - 11:50 am Next Steps: From License to Launch
Infused Walkthrough
Elyse Gordon
Co-owner , Better Baked
11:00 am - 11:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
After the Deal: Keeping an Investment on Track
Matt Karnes
Founder , GreenWave Advisors
Gary S. Kaminsky
Principal & Chief Regulatory Officer , MLH Holdings
Emily Paxhia
Managing Director , Poseidon Asset Management
11:30 am - 12:00 pm NEXT Live!
5 Things No One Will Tell You About the Cannabis Industry On the show floor
Wanda L. James
President , Global Cannabis Initiative
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Next Steps: First 100 Days of Operation
Retail Walkthrough
Christopher Martin
CEO & Partner , The Green Heart Franchise
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Big Ideas: Identifying and Launching New Products & Services
Jesse Taylor
Director of Business Development , Cannabistry Labs
April Pride
Founder & CCO , Van der Pop
Adam Miron
Co-founder & Chief Brand Officer , Hydropothecary
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Innovation Battlefield: Trailblazing Products & Services
Cultivation Innovation
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NEXT Live!
Love in the Time of Marijuana: How Deals are Made, Disputes Arise and Hearts Get Broken in the Cannabis Industry On the show floor
Shabnam Malek
Partner , Brand & Branch LLP
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Next Steps: First 100 Days of Operation
Cultivation Walkthrough
Jesse Peters
CEO , Eco Firma Farms
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Dispensary & Rec Shop Tutorial: Expanding Your Customer Base
Aviv Hadar
Co-founder , Oregrown
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Innovation Battlefield: Trailblazing Products & Services
Retail & Infused Innovation
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm NEXT Live!
Cannabis & the Modern Woman: Engaging the Purchasing Power of Female Consumers On the show floor
Irie Selkirk
Market Actuator , Emblem Cannabis
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Next Steps: First 100 Days of Operation
Infused Walkthrough
Jillian Pelletier-Litovsky
President , Virgo Moon Botanicals
Christine Smith
Founder & CEO , Grön Chocolate
Justin Pentelute
CEO , The Clear
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Innovation Battlefield: Trailblazing Products & Services
Technology Innovation
Ryan G. Smith
Co-founder & CEO , LeafLink
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Business Over Beer: A Conversation on Scaling Your Cannabis Business
Pete Kadens
CEO , Green Thumb Industries
Nancy Whiteman
Founder & CEO , Wana Brands
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm NEXT Live!
Innovation, New Wave Consumers & the Emergence of the Quasi-Medical Market On the show floor
Joe Hodas
Chief Operating Officer , General Cannabis
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:50 am Next Steps: Year 2 & Beyond
Retail Walkthrough
Brett Roper
Co-founder & CEO , Medicine Man Technologies
9:00 am - 9:50 am Stay Tuned: Preparing for the Future
From Potential Crackdowns to Changing Regulations: Surviving and Thriving Amid Uncertainty
Rachel K. Gillette
Partner , Greenspoon Marder
Avis Bulbulyan
CEO , SIVA Enterprises
Thomas A. Garrett Jr.
Member of Congress , House of Representatives
10:00 am - 10:50 am Next Steps: Year 2 & Beyond
Cultivation Walkthrough
Nicholas Vita
CEO , Columbia Care
10:00 am - 10:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Structuring Your Business for Expansion: Budgeting, SOPs & Corporate Culture
Keegan Peterson
Founder & CEO , Wurk
Nic Easley
CEO , 3C Consulting
Melanie Nash
Director of Operations , Dark Heart Industries
10:00 am - 10:50 am Stay Tuned: Preparing for the Future
Navigating the Coming Storm: Surviving Amid Plunging Wholesale Prices
Shane McKee
Vice President of Product Development , Shango
Zeta Ceti
Founder & CEO , Green Rush Consulting
11:00 am - 11:50 am Next Steps: Year 2 & Beyond
Infused Walkthrough
Jeremy Heidl
President , Organa Brands International
11:00 am - 11:50 am Post Launch: Growth Strategies & Techniques
Round 2: Landing Expansion Financing
Sara Batterby
Principal , The Batterby Group
11:00 am - 11:50 am Stay Tuned: Preparing for the Future
Next States to Legalize
Kate M. Bell
Legislative Counsel , Marijuana Policy Project
Evan Nison
President , NisonCo
11:30 am - 12:00 pm NEXT Live!
Cultivation: Leading with Sustainability & Integrity On the show floor
Akshay Gupta
Co-founder , Truly Oreganic
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm NEXT Live!
The Sustainability of the Curious Cannabis Consumer On the show floor
John Alston Jr.
Co-founder , James Henry SF
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NEXT Live!
The Five Things You Need to Stay out of the IRS Auditor’s Office On the show floor
Robert Carp
Principal , Carp Law Offices