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Time Sessions Speakers
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Add-On Programs
Marijuana Business Crash Course Room: N109 *Separately ticketed event
Scott Ogur
CFO, Helix Technologies
Tom Haren
Attorney, Frantz Ward
Pamela Epstein
General Counsel & Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer, Eden Enterprises
Maxime Kot
Consultant, CannaBoss Advisors
Kyra Reed
Founder, Markyr Digital & Kadin Matchmaking
Sara Gullickson
CEO, Strive Wellness
Diane Czarkowski
Founding Partner, Canna Advisors
Maureen McNamara
Founder & Chief Facilitator, Cannabis Trainers
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Networking Events
MJBizCon Associations Day Room: N201-N230
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Associations Day
Open Door Board/Member Meetings Room: N201 - N230
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Add-On Programs
Science Symposium Room: N101 *Separately ticketed event
Wes Burk
President, Emerald Scientific
Jon Vaught
Co-founder & CEO, Front Range Biosciences
Susan Audino
Consulting Chemist, S.A. Audino & Associates
Markus Roggen
Founder & CEO, Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures
Linda Klumpers
Founder & Director, Cannify
John S. Abrams
Chair & Chief Science Officer, The CESC, Inc.
Autumn Karcey
CEO, Cultivo
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Add-On Programs
Hemp Industry Daily Forum Room: N245 *Separately ticketed event
Kristen Nichols
Hemp Editor, Marijuana Business Daily
Jonathan Miller
Office Member-in-Charge, Frost Brown Todd Attorneys
Bethany Gomez
Managing Director, Brightfield Group
Eli McVey
Research Editor, Marijuana Business Daily
Michael Bronstein
President, American Trade Association for Cannabis & Hemp
Brett Goldman
VP, Government & Industry, GenCanna Global
Michael McGuffin
President, American Herbal Products Association
Lisa Pittman
Attorney, Thomas Pittman
Steven Turetsky
Managing Director, Shi Farms
Adam S. Fayne
Attorney, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Bob Hoban
President & Founder, Hoban Law Group
Claire Crunk
Founder & President, Southeast Hemp Fiber
Shanna Perry
Owner, Shannabis and Purple Leaf Hemp
Adrienne Snow
Co-founder & Business Development Manager, Western States Hemp
Rich Maturo Sr.
VP, Cannabis Practice, Nielsen
Brenda Verghese
VP of Research & Development, Stratos
Justin Tombe
Founding Partner & CEO, Phytonyx
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
American Society of Appraisers Room: N209
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Americans for Safe Access Room: N230, N229
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
California Cannabis Industry Association Room: N224
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Canadian Cannabis Chamber Room: N222
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Cannabis Trade Federation Room: N212
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
ELEVATE Northeast Room: N220,N219
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Hemp Industries Association Room: N210
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Marijuana Industry Trade Association of Arizona Room: N220,N219
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Marijuana Policy Project Room: N223
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Massachusetts Cannabis Business Association Room: N220,N219
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Minorities for Medical Marijuana Room: N226
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Minority Cannabis Business Association Room: N208
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association Room: N220,N219
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
National Cannabis Industry Association Room: N201,N202 *in alliance with CVCAN - Coachella Valley Cannabis Alliance Network
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
National Cannabis Risk Management Association Room: N221
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Resource Innovation Institute Room: N203
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Students for Sensible Drug Policy Room: N230, N229
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Texas Cannabis Industry Association Room: N220,N219
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
The Cannabis Alliance Room: N206
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Women Grow Foundation Room: N228
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
INCBA International Cannabis Bar Association Room: N115 - N117
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
NORML National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Room: N227
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Cannabis Certification Council Room: N225
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Cannabis Doing Good Room: N207
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Associations Day
Cannabis for Conservation Room: N205
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Associations Day
Associations Day Cocktail Reception
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:05 am General Sessions
Welcome Room: North Hall 3
Cassandra Farrington
Co-founder & Chairperson of the Board, Marijuana Business Daily
9:05 am - 9:50 am General Sessions
State of the Industry and Trends to Watch Room: North Hall 3
Chris Walsh
President and Incoming CEO, Marijuana Business Daily
9:50 am - 10:05 am General Sessions
A Legislator’s View on the Industry Room: North Hall 3
Tom Daschle
Founder & CEO, The Daschle Group
10:05 am - 11:00 am General Sessions
2020 Outlook: State Elections and Legalization Room: North Hall 3
Adam Goers
VP, Corporate Affairs, Columbia Care
Linda Mercado Greene
Owner & CEO, Anacostia Organics
Steven Hawkins
Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Nathan Daschle
President & COO, The Daschle Group
11:00 am - 12:00 pm General Sessions
Thinking Like a Startup and Overcoming “That Will Never Work” Room: North Hall 3
Marc Randolph
Founding CEO, Netflix
11:00 am - 11:30 am Solar Power Experience
Cannabis & Renewable Energy: A Step Forward in Growing Sustainably On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Tim Martinson
Vice President, Emerge Alliance
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Add-On Programs
Networking Events
Minorities in Cannabis Luncheon Room: N245 *Separately ticketed event
Gia Morón
President, Women Grow
Priscilla Vilchis
CEO, Premium Produce
Maxime Kot
Consultant, CannaBoss Advisors
Todd Hughes
Founder & CEO, EntreVation
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Maintaining Essential Power through Energy-Independence On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Tim Martinson
Vice President, Emerge Alliance
AJ Perkins
President, DR Microgrid
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Case Study: Micro Generation for Indoor Agriculture On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Ronald Gdovic
Founder & CEO, WindStax Energy
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Case Study: SolarCell Indoor Farming using DC Microgrid Technology On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Dean Rosenwald
Director of Communications, SolarCell Design
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Events
MJBizCon Mixer On the show floor
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Events
International Mixer – Canada On the show floor Room: Booth C2830 *In partnership with Lift & Co.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Events
International Mixer – LATAM On the show floor Room: Booth C1046 *In partnership with The Business Year
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Networking Events
International Mixer – EMEA On the show floor Room: Booth C4732 *In partnership with CannaTech
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Add-On Programs
Networking Events
Empowering Women in Cannabis Reception Room: N245 *Separately ticketed event
Time Sessions Speakers
9:30 am - 10:20 am New Cannabis Markets
What’s Next for Illinois, Michigan and the Midwest Room: N245
Tom Haren
Attorney, Frantz Ward
Bob Morgan
Partner, Benesch Law
Lori Jean
SVP & Deputy General Counsel, 1st Source Bank
9:30 am - 10:20 am Money Matters: Finances and Banking
Finding the Right Investor for You Room: N109
Sahar Ayinehsazian
Attorney, Vicente Sederberg
G. Ryan Ansin
Co-founder & Managing Director, Revolutionary Clinics
J. Eric Kirkland
Founder & Principal, Kirkland Law
9:30 am - 10:20 am Plant-Touching: Cultivation, Extraction, and Infused Products
Maintaining Quality While Scaling Your Extraction Operations Room: N114
John Figueiredo
Co-founder & CEO, Sisu Extracts
9:30 am - 10:20 am International Cannabis Markets
Canadian Market Outlook in 2020 Room: N249
Mitchell Osak
National Cannabis Advisory Services Leader, MNP
Torsten Kuenzlen
CEO, Sundial Growers
Jeannette VanderMarel
CEO, Beleave
10:30 am - 11:20 am New Cannabis Markets
New York, New Jersey and the East Coast Market Expansion Room: N245
Andrew Freedman
General Partner, Caldwell Capital
10:30 am - 11:20 am Licensing: Ins and Outs
Ensuring Continued Compliance in a Changing Regulatory Landscape Room: N101
Erin Alexander
Associate General Counsel, Cresco Labs
Amanda Ostrowitz
Co-founder & CEO, CannaRegs
Kim Rivers
CEO, Trulieve
10:30 am - 11:20 am Plant-Touching: Cultivation, Extraction, and Infused Products
Desired Feeling: Moving Away from Strains in Infused Branding Room: N114
Michael Christopher
Co-founder & CEO, Mood33
Charles Jones
Founder & CEO, Lucid Mood
Chris Emerson
Founder & CEO, LEVEL
10:30 am - 11:20 am International Cannabis Markets
Evaluating the Infused Market and Regulations in Canada Room: N249
Deepak Anand
Co-founder & CEO, Materia Ventures
Sherry Boodram
Co-founder & CEO, CannDelta
Ray Gracewood
SVP, Marketing and Communications, Organigram
10:30 am - 11:20 am Money Matters: Finances and Banking
The Tax Man Cometh: Tips and Tricks for Lowering Your Bill Room: N109
Dean Guske
President, Guske & Company
Nick J. Richards
Tax Attorney, Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings
Naomi Granger
Co-founder & COO, Dope CFO
Kenneth J. Hines
CEO, Integritas3
11:00 am - 11:30 am Solar Power Experience
Cannabis & Renewable Energy: A Step Forward in Growing Sustainably On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Tim Osterman
President, Emerge Alliance
11:30 am - 12:20 pm New Cannabis Markets
Updates and Outlooks: Cannabis in the South Room: N245
Sally Kent Peebles
Partner, Vicente Sederberg
Whitt Steineker
Partner & Chair of Cannabis Industry Team, Bradley
Susan Hays
Attorney & Lobbyist, Law Office of Susan Hays
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Licensing: Ins and Outs
Expansion: Winning Licenses in Multiple States Room: N101
Dina Rollman
SVP, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Green Thumb Industries
Pamela Epstein
General Counsel & Chief Regulatory and Licensing Officer, Eden Enterprises
Steve White
CEO, Harvest Health and Recreation
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Money Matters: Finances and Banking
Cannabis Banking: A Look at Promising Legislation and What to Do Until Then Room: N109
Tyler Beuerlein
Chief Revenue Officer, Hypur
Deirdra O’Gorman
CEO, Empyreal Logistics
Don Childears
President & CEO, Colorado Bankers Association
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Plant-Touching: Cultivation, Extraction, and Infused Products
Great Mistakes: Lessons Learned by Seasoned Cultivators Room: N114
Brandy Keen
Co-founder & Senior Technical Advisor, Surna
Alan Bonsett
Founder & CEO, Nobo, Inc.
Nicholas Borst
Owner & COO, Durango Cannabis Company
Drew Stuart
Owner & Executive Director, High Desert Relief
11:30 am - 12:20 pm International Cannabis Markets
In Limbo: Legalization in Mexico Room: N249
Luis Armendariz
Partner, CAAM Legal
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Add-On Programs
Networking Events
Investor Luncheon Room: North Hall 3 *Separately ticketed event
Kris Krane
President, 4Front Ventures
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Business Strategies: Branding and Marketing
Social Media Advertising: Restrictions Will Apply Room: N101
Samantha Collins
Chief Marketing Officer, Bhang, Inc.
Jennifer Culpepper
Founder & Chief Creative Director, Brand Joint
Amy Donohue
Cannabis Social Media Consultant, Get Hybrid Social
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Plant-Touching: Cultivation, Extraction, and Infused Products
Creating Consistent, Reproducible Effects in Your Infused Products Room: N114
Andrew Mack
Founder & CEO, Project Yosemite
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Money Makers: Ancillary Business and Opportunities
Understanding the Competitive Landscape of Ancillary Services Room: N109
Zachary Venegas
Chairman & CEO, Helix TCS
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm International Cannabis Markets
What’s Next? Exploring Future European Opportunities Room: N249
Charles Feldmann
Founding Partner, Gateway Proven Strategies
Daniel Fryer
Managing Director, Europe, MPX International
Oliver Zugel
Founder & CEO, Foliumed
Adrian Fischer
Co-founder & Managing Director, DEMECAN
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Regulatory Outlook
Friends or Foe: A Look at Legalization Through the Federal Government Room: N245
Saphira Galoob
Executive Director, National Cannabis Roundtable
David Mangone
Director of Policy, The Liaison Group
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Money Makers: Ancillary Business and Opportunities
Overcoming Legal and Financial Hurdles for Ancillary Businesses Room: N109
Michael Conley
Co-Managing Principal, Offit Kurman
Dan Roda
Co-founder & CEO, Abaca
Michael H. Sampson
Partner & Co-Deputy Chair of Cannabis Law Team, Reed Smith
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Plant-Touching: Cultivation, Extraction, and Infused Products
Ensuring Consumer Confidence in Your Vape Products Room: N114
Swetha Kaul
Chief Scientific Officer, Cannalysis
Cameron Forni
Founder & CEO, Select
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm International Cannabis Markets
Beyond Borders: Looking at Latin America as the New Frontier Room: N249
Gabriel Meneses
Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean, Aphria Inc.
Caroline Heinz
Vice President, HempMeds Brasil
Kyle Detwiler
CEO, Clever Leaves
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Business Strategies: Branding and Marketing
Effective Marketing Strategies for a Highly Regulated Market Room: N101
Mariah Martinez
Partner & Director of Marketing, The M Agency
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Case Study: Off-Grid Power Solutions and Energy Optimization for Cannabis Growers On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344 *Stay tuned for more information.
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Plant-Touching: Cultivation, Extraction, and Infused Products
The Unexpected Crisis: Tips for Cultivators as Wholesale Prices Fall Room: N114
Joshua Haupt
Chief Revenue Officer, Medicine Man Technologies
Wes Matelich
CEO, Rx Green Technologies
Jesse Peters
CEO, Mantis Growth Investments
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Regulatory Outlook
Regulatory Practices and Trends from Coast to Coast Room: N245
Adam Fine
Partner, Vicente Sederberg
Erich Mauff
Co-founder & President, Jushi Holdings, Inc.
Shannon Fender
Director of Public Affairs, Native Roots Dispensary
Lindsay Robinson
Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Money Makers: Ancillary Business and Opportunities
The Investing Climate for Ancillary Businesses Room: N109
Patrick Rea
Co-founder & CEO, CanopyBoulder
Michael Feinsod
Executive Chair, General Cannabis Corp.
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm International Cannabis Markets
International Insights: Importing and Exporting Cannabis Today and In The Future Room: N249
Mike Gorenstein
CEO, Cronos Group
Katrina Glogowski
Chief Legal Officer, TransCanAir
Frank Robison
Attorney, Frank Robison Law Group
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Maintaining Essential Power through Energy-Independence On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Tim Osterman
President, Emerge Alliance
AJ Perkins
President, DR Microgrid
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Case Study: Implementing and Monitoring of Microgrids used in Agriculture On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
Joe Magno
Business Development, WES.net
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Add-On Programs
Networking Events
The MJBizDaily Awards Room: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Belmont Ballroom *Separately ticketed event
Time Sessions Speakers
9:30 am - 10:20 am Serving the Customer: Retail Opportunities
Creating a Loyalty Program That Brings Value to the Retailer and Customer Room: N115
Julie Suntrup
Director of Marketing, LivWell Enlightened Health
9:30 am - 10:20 am CBD: Where to Go from Here
The FDA and CBD: What You Need To Know Room: N109
Jonathan Havens
Partner & Co-Chair Cannabis Law, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
9:30 am - 10:20 am Industry Insights
A Closer Look at the “Vaping Epidemic” Room: N114
Douglas Fischer
General Counsel, Greenlane
Neal Levine
CEO, Cannabis Trade Federation
Antonio Frazier
VP of Operations, CannaSafe
9:30 am - 10:20 am Business Strategies: Growing Your Business
Mergers & Acquisitions: Integration is the Key to Long-Term Success Room: N101
Julius Kalcevich
CFO, iAnthus Capital Management
10:30 am - 11:20 am Serving the Customer: Retail Opportunities
CBD to THC: The Right Ratio to Stock Your Shelves Room: N115
Liz Connors
Director of Analytics, Headset
10:30 am - 11:20 am CBD: Where to Go from Here
CPG Lessons to the CBD Industry Room: N109
Cindy Blum
VP of Marketing, Elevate CBD
10:30 am - 11:20 am Business Strategies: Growing Your Business
Major Market Opportunities: Wellness, Food and Sports Room: N101
Krystal Laferriere
Entrpreneur & Cannabis Wellness Expert
Jason Dyer
President, Quicksilver Scientific
Heather Boyd
SVP & Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Acreage Holdings
Joshua Marion
Manager, Sports Partnerships, Aurora Cannabis
11:00 am - 11:30 am Solar Power Experience
Solar Microgrids and Container Farming: Disruptive Solutions for Food, Hemp, and Psilocybin Production On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
David Kloepping
Chief Operating Officer, Vanguard Solar Services
Rick DeFino
Managing Director, Vanguard Solar Service
Alex Albu
Mycology Division Director, FarmBoxFoods
Jason Brown
Chief Technical Officer, FarmBoxFoods
Jordan House
Chief Technical Officer & Director of Engineering, Vanguard Solar Services
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Business Strategies: Growing Your Business
Grow Time: Leveraging Human Capital Strategies as Cannabis Breaks New Ground Room: N101
Hadley Ford
CEO & Director, iAnthus Capital Management
Peter Flint
Partner, JM Search
Emily Paxhia
Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management
Ed Schmults
CEO, Calyx Peak Companies
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Industry Insights
The Promise of Interstate Commerce Room: N114
Andrew Kline
Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association
Adam J. Smith
Founder & Executive Director, Craft Cannabis Alliance
Michael Wheeler
VP of Policy Initiatives, Flow Kana
Shanita Penny
Principal, Budding Solutions
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Serving the Customer: Retail Opportunities
The Future of Cannabis Retail: Operations, Supply Chain and Product Diversification Room: N115
Mark Passerini
EVP of Operations, Mission Dispensaries
11:30 am - 12:20 pm CBD: Where to Go from Here
CBD – Predicting Trends and Innovation Room: N109
Bethany Gomez
Managing Director, Brightfield Group
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Solar Power Experience
Case Study: Seabright Farms Finds Need for Microgrid On the show floor Room: Show Floor - Booth 9344
AJ Perkins
President, DR Microgrid
Jonathan Lyons
CFO, Seabright Farms