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Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 5:30 pm INCBA Cannabis Law Sessions Room: 291
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Executive Summit: Day 1 Room: Hilton New Orleans - St. Charles Ballroom *Separately ticketed, application and registration required
Tony Perzow
CEO , The Tony Perzow Group of Companies
Dr. Mark DeVolder
Change Specialist , Synergy Sense Consulting
Kristi Kelly
Executive Director , Marijuana Industry Group
Time Sessions Speakers
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Executive Summit: Day 2 Room: Hilton New Orleans - St. Charles Ballroom *Separately ticketed, application and registration required
John Mancuso
Owner & Founder , Authentic Communication Matters
Jay Czarkowski
Founding Partner , Canna Advisors
Maureen McNamara
Founder & Chief Facilitator , Cannabis Trainers
Ralph Morgan
Founder & CEO , Collective Hemp
Khurshid Khoja
Principal & Founder , Greenbridge Corporate Counsel
Rachael Z. Ardanuy
Attorney , RZA Legal
Kara Bradford
Co-founder & CEO , Viridian Staffing
Kris Karlson
CEO , KO Acquisitions, Inc.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lead Cultivator Program Room: 291 *Application required
John Andrle
Owner & Founder , L'Eagle Services
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Lead Extractor Program Room: 292 *Application required
Jimmy Makoso
Co-founder & Vice President , Lucid Lab Group
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm General Session
10 Trends to Watch This Year and Beyond Room: New Orleans Theatre
Chris Walsh
President , Marijuana Business Daily
2:20 pm - 3:00 pm General Session
Coming Soon: Preparing for Cannabis Industry Consolidation Room: New Orleans Theatre
Vivien Azer
Managing Director & Senior Research Analyst , Cowen
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm General Session
One Year Later: Looking Forward with Industry Visionaries Room: New Orleans Theatre
Nancy Whiteman
Founder & CEO , Wana Brands
JJ OBrien
Vice President & General Manager , PAX Era
Nicholas Vita
CEO , Columbia Care
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Keynote
The Future IS Cannabis – Joint Keynote with Hemp Conference Room: New Orleans Theatre
Anat Baron
Founder & CEO , Stashwall
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MJBizConNEXT Mixer On the show floor Room: Show Floor *Complimentary drinks for all MJBizConNEXT and Hemp Industry Daily Conference attendees
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:50 am Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
How to Create Consistent, Best-Selling Beverages Room: 293-294
Harold Han
CSO , Nanogen Labs
Clayton Coker
Head of Product , Somatik
Maikel van de Mortel
EVP of Marketing , Lighthouse Strategies
9:00 am - 9:50 am Level Up: Next Steps for Your Business
Moving Forward: Changing Company Ownership Room: 291-292
Kevin Conroy
Partner , Foley Hoag
9:00 am - 9:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Tracking the Metrics that Matter as M&A Explodes in Cannabis Room: 295-296
Scott L. Greiper
President , Viridian Capital Advisors
10:00 am - 10:50 am Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
Growing for Gains: Selecting Strains to Meet Your Extraction Needs Room: 293-294
Katie Stem
CEO , Peak Extracts
Philip Hague
Director of Cultivation , Acreage Holdings
10:00 am - 10:50 am Level Up: Next Steps for Your Business
Taking a Stand: How Establishing Brand Focus Delivers Results Room: 291-292
Lindsay Topping
Director of Strategy , Grit
10:00 am - 10:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Subsector Deep Dive: Investing in Ancillary Companies Room: 295-296
Patrick Rea
Co-founder & CEO , CanopyBoulder
Larry Schnurmacher
Managing Partner , Phyto Partners
11:00 am - 11:50 am Level Up: Next Steps for Your Business
Creating Strategic Partnerships Room: 291-292
Jennifer Dooley
Chief Strategy Officer , Green Thumb Industries
Tegan Adams
CEO , New Maple Holdings
Chris Day
VP, External Relations , Marijuana Business Daily
11:00 am - 11:50 am Money Matters: Investing in Cannabis
Sizing Up US-Based MSOs Room: 295-296
Brett Hundley
Equity Analyst , Seaport Global
Jesse Pytlak
Institutional Equity Research Analyst , Cormark Securities
Andrew Kessner
Equity Research Analyst , William O'Neil & Co.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm NEXT Live!
Reaching Underserved Market Segments On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Olivia Mannix
Founder & CEO , Cannabrand
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch On the show floor *Complimentary lunch provided
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm NEXT Live!
Best Practices for Reducing Cultivation Emissions On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Kaitlin Urso
Environmental Consultant for Small Businesses , Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
Securing Shelf Space: How to Get Your Products Space in a Competitive Marketplace Room: 293-294
Bob Eschino
Founder & President , Incredibles
Jourdan Kurtz
Executive Vice President of Retail Operations , Cresco Labs
Dorian-Michelle Smith
Colorado General Manager , PAX Labs
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Level Up: Next Steps for Your Business
Raising Expansion Capital Room: 291-292
Michael Gruber
Managing Partner , Salveo Capital
Michael Boniello
Managing Director , Poseidon Asset Management
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm On the Radar: Innovations in Cannabis Technology
Elements of Efficiency: Innovations in Light Room: 295-296
Damon Hebert
Senior Greenhouse Materials Engineer , UbiQD
Dr. Melanie Yelton
VP of Research , LumiGrow
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NEXT Live!
Seeing the ROI in Community Outreach On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Kelly E. Perez
Co-founder & CEO , KindColorado
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
Grow Low, Yield High: Innovative Grow Strategies Room: 293-294
Jennifer Martin
Founder , Cultivation Sector Consulting
Jay Marshall
Strategic Partnership Team , Thrive Agrictech
Brandon Brooks
Co-founder & CEO , Ascended Genetics
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Level Up: Next Steps for Your Business
Going Green Without “Greenwashing” Room: 291-292
John Andrle
Owner & Founder , L'Eagle Services
Kaitlin Urso
Environmental Consultant for Small Businesses , Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Jacob Policzer
Director of Science & Strategy , The Cannabis Conservancy
2:50 pm - 3:30 pm On the Radar: Innovations in Cannabis Technology
Be Everywhere: Integrating Technology into Your Retail Experience Room: 295-296
Mark Grindeland
CEO , Coda Signature
Flip Croft-Caderao
Principal , Greenlit Agency
Anne Forkutza
VP Strategy , Cova Software
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm NEXT Live!
Working with Your Landlord On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Katy Young
Managing Partner , Ad Astra Law Group
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
Extraction to the Next Degree: New Technologies & How to Improve Your Facility Room: 293-294
Josh Rutherford
Owner , PurePressure
Cameron Noble
President , Peak Wellness
Rob James
Mechanical Engineer , Root Engineers
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm Level Up: Next Steps for Your Business
Innovation IP: Preventing and Combatting Counterfeits Room: 291-292
Karen J. Bernstein
Managing Partner , Bernstein IP
Carla Quisenberry
Attorney , Miller Nash Graham & Dunn
Neil Juneja
Managing Partner , Gleam Law
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MJBizConNEXT Mixer On the show floor Room: Show Floor *Complimentary drinks for all MJBizConNEXT and Hemp Industry Daily Conference attendees
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm NEXT Live!
The Intersection of Professional Development and DNI On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Shanita Penny
Principal , Budding Solutions
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm MJBizDaily’s Night in New Orleans Room: Café Istanbul *Free to registered MJBizConNEXT and Hemp Industry Daily Conference attendees
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:50 am Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
Beyond Vapes and Edibles: A Look at the Viability of Alternative Products Room: 293-294
Roy Bingham
CEO , BDS Analytics
9:00 am - 9:50 am Future-Proof Your Business
An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Cure: How to Anticipate Problems and Stay Ahead of Them Room: 291-292
Michael H. Sampson
Partner & Co-Deputy Chair of Cannabis Law Team , Reed Smith
Naomi Granger
Co-founder & COO , Dope CFO
Lindsay Short
Director of Supply Chain , Natural Extractions
9:00 am - 9:50 am On the Radar: Innovations in Cannabis Technology
Save Your Harvest: Decontamination Technologies Room: 295-296
Jill Ellsworth
Founder & CEO , Willow Industries
Dr. Bernie Lorenz
CSO , ProKure
10:00 am - 10:50 am Cannabis Evolution: Products, Cultivation & Extraction
Make the Cut: Cultivation Strategies to Survive Oversupply Room: 293-294
Wes Matelich
CEO , Rx Green Technologies
Jesse Peters
CEO , Mantis Growth Investments
Joshua Haupt
Chief Revenue Officer , Medicine Man Technologies
10:00 am - 10:50 am Future-Proof Your Business
Jumping Hurdles: Banking for Ancillary Companies Room: 291-292
Tyler Beuerlein
EVP, Business Development , Hypur
Dan Roda
Co-founder & CEO , Abaca
Chonie Bradley
VP, Finance , Marijuana Business Daily
Christy Kline
Founder & CEO , Merritt Capital Strategies
10:00 am - 10:50 am On the Radar: Innovations in Cannabis Technology
Unlocking Biosynthetic Cannabinoids Room: 295-296
Dr. Jason Poulos
CEO , Librede
11:00 am - 11:50 am Future-Proof Your Business
Avoid the Lawsuits: Managing Your Human Capital through Proper SOPs Room: 291-292
Christine Lamb
Managing Partner , Fortis Law Partners
11:00 am - 11:50 am On the Radar: Innovations in Cannabis Technology
Waste Not, Want Not: Environmental Best Practices for Business Room: 295-296
Alfred Wong
President & CEO , Micron Waste Technologies, Inc.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm NEXT Live!
Promoting DNI in Your Investing Practices On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Jeannette Ward Horton
Executive Director , NuLeaf Project
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch On the show floor *Complimentary lunch provided
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm NEXT Live!
Getting Involved at the Local Level On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Omar Figueroa
Partner , Law Offices of Omar Figueroa
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm NEXT Live!
Hemp’s Potential for Environmental Restoration On the show floor Room: Show Floor
Joy Beckerman
Regulatory Officer & Industry Liaison , Elixinol