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Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Marijuana Business Daily’s Institutional Investor Conference Room: Westgate Hotel-Ballroom A *Separately ticketed, registration required
Scott L. Greiper
President, Viridian Capital Advisors
G. Ryan Ansin
Co-founder & Managing Director, Revolutionary Clinics
Matt Hawkins
Managing Principal, Cresco Capital Partners
Vikas Desai
Founder & Partner, WelCan Capital
Abner Kurtin
Founder, Ascend Wellness
Vivien Azer
Managing Director, Cowen
J. Eric Kirkland
Principal, Kirkland Law
Nick Kovacevich
Chairman & CEO, KushCo. Holdings
Jennifer Dooley
Chief Strategy Officer, GTI
Chuck Smith
President & CEO, Dixie Brands
Karan Wadhera
Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital
Chris Damas
Editor, BCMI Cannabis Report
Boris Jordan
Executive Chair, Curaleaf
Mitchell Baruchowitz
Managing Partner, Merida Capital Partners
Marc Lakmaaker
VP, Investor Relations, Aurora Cannabis
10:00 am - 5:00 pm The Business of Hemp Forum – SOLD OUT Room: N245 *Separately ticketed, registration required - SOLD OUT
Bob Hoban
Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group
Katey Herland
Owner & Founder, Canyon Country Hemp
Will Tarleton
Co-owner, Tennessee Grown
Dr. Priyanka Sharma
Co-CEO, Kazmira
Bethany Gomez
Director of Research, Brightfield Group
Amy Ansel
Founder & COO, Titan Bioplastics
Eyal Barad
Co-founder & CEO, Cannabics Pharmaceuticals
Robert Di Marco
CEO, Boulder Botanical & Bioscience Laboratories
Shawn Hauser
Senior Associate & Chair of Hemp Practice Group, Vicente Sederberg
Avnish Pandya
Co-founder & Director of Research & Development, Bombay Hemp Company
Steven Turetsky
Managing Director, Shi Farms
Charles Peterson
President & CEO, Hemp Source
Kristen Nichols
Hemp Editor, Marijuana Business Daily
Adrienne Snow
Co-founder & Business Development Manager, Western States Hemp
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Marijuana Business Crash Course Room: C2 *Separately ticketed, registration required
Tom Haren
Attorney, Frantz Ward LLP
Kris Krane
President, 4Front Ventures
Meg Sanders
Owner, Mindful
Lilach Mazor Power
Founder & Managing Director, Giving Tree Wellness Center
Patrick Rea
Co-founder & CEO, CanopyBoulder
Tom Fleming
Chairman, Link to Banking
Kyra Reed
Founder, Markyr Digital
Zeta Ceti
Founder & CEO, Green Rush Consulting
Peggy Moore
Partner & CEO, Love's Oven
Hunter Garth
Managing Director, Iron Protection Group
John Schroyer
Senior Reporter, California, Marijuana Business Daily
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Science Symposium Room: N109 *Separately ticketed, registration required
Hope Jones
Founder & CEO, Emergent Cannabis Sciences
Cindy Orser
Chief Science Officer, DigiPath Labs
Dr. Monica Vialpando
Founder, Vialpando
Kellan Finney
Laboratory Director, Leafwerx
Nick Sandberg
Master Grower & Community Manager, Grower's Network
Chris Hudalla
Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, ProVerde Laboratories
Ken Snoke
President & CEO, Emerald Scientific
Andy Hospodor
Chief Science Officer, RMA Research
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Omnia Nightclub MJBizCon After-Party Room: Omnia Nightclub **MJBizCon badge required to attend
Time Sessions Speakers
9:00 am - 9:30 am State of the Industry: Developments, Data & Trends Room: C2
Chris Walsh
Founding Editor & Vice President, Marijuana Business Daily
9:30 am - 10:15 am Cannabis 3.0: Reinventing the Industry Room: C2
Torsten Kuenzlen
CEO, Sundial Growers
10:15 am - 10:45 am Fireside Chat with Acreage CEO Kevin Murphy Room: C2
Kevin Murphy
Founder & CEO, Acreage Holdings
10:45 am - 11:15 am Bulletproofing Your Business: The Big Boys Are Coming, Are You Ready? Room: C2
Codie Sanchez
Partner & CPG Investor, CS Ventures
11:15 am - 12:00 pm The Big Play: Teaming Up With a Mainstream Company Room: C2
Chris Hagedorn
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Hawthorne Gardening Co.
Steve Klein
Chairman & Chief Strategist, The Flowr Corp.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Minorities in Cannabis Luncheon – SOLD OUT Room: N245 *Separately ticketed, registration required SOLD OUT
Shaleen Title
Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
Amber E. Senter
Co-founder & Executive Director, Supernova Women
Shanita Penny
Principal Consultant, Budding Solutions
Shanel Lindsay
Founder & CEO, Ardent
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm MJBizCon Mixer On the show floor Room: Expo Floor **Complimentary drinks for all MJBizCon attendees
10:30 pm - 1:00 am VIP Lane Access at 1-Oak Nightclub Room: 1-Oak Nightclub **Free VIP lane admission with your MJBizCon badge from 10:30p.m.–1:00a.m. Please note the nightclub is still open to the public.
Time Sessions Speakers
9:30 am - 10:20 am How to Increase Your Harvest Turnaround Time Room: N109
Laura Day
Director of Operations, Yerba Buena
Tim Cullen
CEO, Colorado Harvest Company
Daniel King
Executive Director, Smokey Point Productions
9:30 am - 10:20 am Compliance Matters: How to Stay on Top of Evolving Packaging Regulations Room: N102
Nicale Wunderlich
Director of Procurement, Cannacraft
Shehzad Hoosein
Executive Vice President, Cannabistry Labs
Sabrina Noah
VP, New Market Integration, Cresco Labs
9:30 am - 10:20 am Growth Hack: Using Your Dispensary’s Data to Drive Profitability Room: N114
Bryan Hill
Director, Botanica Premium Cannabis
10:30 am - 11:20 am How to Create a Soil Mix to Maximize Yields & Cut Costs Room: N109
Av Singh
Cannabis Cultivation Advisor, Flemming & Singh Cannabis
10:30 am - 11:20 am California Edibles: How to Survive in a 100mg Market Room: N102
Michael Christopher
Co-founder & CEO, Mood33
Roberta Wilson
Co-founder, Dr. Norm's
Kenny Morrison
Founder & CEO, VCC Brands
10:30 am - 11:20 am Vision and Values: Using Culture to Develop Budtenders as Brand Drivers & Retain Talent Room: N114
Lilach Mazor Power
Founder & Managing Director, Giving Tree Wellness Center
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Strain Management: How to Optimize Space in Your Cultivation Facility Room: N109
John Andrle
Owner & Founder, L'Eagle Services
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Next Big Thing: New Research Tells What Consumers Want Next in Edibles Room: N102
Cy Scott
CEO, Headset
Matei Olaru
CEO, Lift & Co.
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Make it Work: Strategies for Designing a Top-Notch Dispensary Room: N114
Bob Groesbeck
Co-CEO, Planet 13 Holdings
Rosie Rothrock
VP, Brand & Marketing, Caliva
Brooks Lustig
COO, Seed & Smith
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Investor Luncheon – SOLD OUT Room: N245 *Separately ticketed, registration required SOLD OUT
Codie Sanchez
Partner & CPG Investor, CS Ventures
Matt Hawkins
Managing Principal, Cresco Capital Partners
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Dial it In: Strategies for Developing Consistent, Reliable Infused Products Room: N102
Lauren Gockley
Director of Edibles, Coda Signature
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm How to Formulate an Accurate Cost of Goods Analysis Room: N109
Darwin Millard
Lead Botanical Extraction Specialist, Phytologix
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm You Suck at Playing Hardball, Part 1: How to Win Using Hard-Nosed Negotiation Tactics Room: N114
Tony Perzow
CEO, The Tony Perzow Group of Companies
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm How To: Insight on Expanding Your Infused Products Line Room: N102
Jillian Nelson
Evergreen Organix, Operations Manager
Oliver Stannard
Director of Business Development, Green Labs
Jay Denniston
Director of Science, Dixie Brands
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm How to Improve Scaling, Efficiency & Revenue Potential Room: N109
Mark June-Wells
Principal Consultant, Sativum Consulting Group
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm You Suck at Playing Hardball, Part 2: How to Win Using Hard-Nosed Negotiation Tactics Room: N114
Tony Perzow
CEO, The Tony Perzow Group of Companies
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Get Ready for the FDA: Food Safety and Defense Measures You Need in a Quality Control Plan Room: N102
Rick Scarpello
Founder & CEO, Incredibles
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Looking Ahead: New Technology & Innovation in Extraction Room: N109
Eric Vlosky
Director of Marketing, PurePressure
Jimmy Makoso
Co-founder & Vice President, Lucid Lab Group
Guy Rocourt
Chief Products Officer, Papa & Barkley
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Women’s Networking Reception Room: N245 *Separately ticketed, registration required
11:00 pm - 1:00 am VIP Lane Access at Hakkasan Nightclub Room: Hakkasan Nightclub **Free VIP lane admission with your MJBizCon badge from 11:00p.m.–1:00a.m. Please note the nightclub is still open to the public.
Time Sessions Speakers
9:30 am - 10:20 am Harnessing the Entourage Effect for Enhanced Therapeutic Effect Room: N102
Aharon Ari Eyal
Co-founder & CSO, Bazelet
9:30 am - 10:20 am How to Ruthlessly Keep Your Input Costs Low Room: N109
Shane McKee
Vice President of Product Development, Shango
9:30 am - 10:20 am The Power of Brand in the Supply Chain Room: N114
Ryan G. Smith
Co-founder & CEO, LeafLink
Kristi Knoblich Palmer
Co-founder, Kiva Confections
Trey Fisher
Director of Marketing, Medicine Man
10:30 am - 11:20 am Recovering Cannabinoids in Their Native Form Room: N102
Dr. Arup Sen
Co-founder & Director, Infusion Biosciences
10:30 am - 11:20 am Set Yourself Apart: How to Craft Your Value Proposition Room: N109
Akshay Gupta
Co-founder & CEO, Truly Oreganic
10:30 am - 11:20 am Cracking Social Media for Cannabis Brands Room: N114
Natalie Cupps DiBlasi
Co-founder & Executive Director-Digital Marketing, Media & Strategy, LACED Agency
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Maximizing Cannabis’ Potential Through Breeding, Processing & Chemistry Room: N102
Chris Barone
President & Founder, The Clear
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Point-Counterpoint: Which Grow Lights Should You Use? Room: N109
David Kessler
Senior VP of Horticultural Solutions, TriGrow Systems
Ben Franz
Executive VP of Cultivation, MJardin
11:30 am - 12:20 pm 5 Key Lessons That Big Brands Can Teach the Cannabis Industry Room: N114
Rob Wallace
Managing Partner, Best of Breed Branding Consortium