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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
Cam Battley
Chief Corporate Officer, Aurora Cannabis
Nick Kovacevich
Chairman & CEO, KushCo. Holdings
Jennifer Dooley
VP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations, GTI
Chuck Smith
President & CEO, Dixie Brands
Karan Wadhera
Managing Partner, Casa Verde Capital
Chris Damas
Editor, The BCMI Cannabis Report
Boris Jordan
Executive Chair, Curaleaf
10:00 am - 5:00 pm The Business of Hemp Forum Room: N245-251 *Separately ticketed, registration required
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: N109-112 *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 **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 General Session 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 Room: N245-251 *Separately ticketed, registration required
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
10:30 pm - 1:00 am VIP Lane Access at 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: N109-112
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: N101-103
Nicale Wunderlich
Director of Procurement, Cannacraft
Charles Bachtell
Co-founder & CEO, Cresco Labs
Shehzad Hoosein
Executive Vice President, Cannabistry Labs
9:30 am - 10:20 am Growth Hack: Using Your Dispensary’s Data to Drive Profitability Room: N113-114
Bryan Hill
Director, Botanica Premium Cannabis
10:30 am - 11:20 am How to Create a Soil Mix to Maximize Yields & Cut Costs Room: N109-112
Av Singh
Cannabis Cultivation Advisor, Flemming & Singh Cannabis
10:30 am - 11:20 am California Edibles: How to Survive in a 100mg Market Room: N101-103
Michael Christopher
Chief Mood Officer, 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: N113-114
Lilach Mazor Power
Founder & Managing Director, Giving Tree Wellness Center
Aviv Hadar
Co-founder & CEO, Oregrown
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Strain Management: How to Optimize Space in Your Cultivation Facility Room: N109-112
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: N101-103
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: N113-114
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 Room: N245-251 *Separately ticketed, registration required
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: N101-103
Lauren Gockley
Director of Edibles, Coda Signature
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm How to Formulate an Accurate Cost of Goods Analysis Room: N109-112
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: N113-114
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: N101-103
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: N109-112
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: N113-114
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: N101-103
Rick Scarpello
Founder & CEO, Incredibles
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Looking Ahead: New Technology & Innovation in Extraction Room: N109-112
Eric Vlosky
Director of Marketing, PurePressure
Jimmy Makoso
Co-founder & Vice President, Lucid Lab Group
Guy Rocourt
Chief Products Officer, Papa & Barkley
Rosy Mondin
CEO, Quadron Cannatech Corp.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Women’s Networking Reception Room: N245-251 *Separately ticketed, registration required
11:00 pm - 1:00 am VIP Lane Access at 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: N101-103
Aharon Ari Eyal
Co-founder & CSO, Bazelet
9:30 am - 10:20 am How to Ruthlessly Keep Your Input Costs Low Room: N109-112
Shane McKee
Vice President of Product Development, Shango
9:30 am - 10:20 am The Power of Brand in the Supply Chain Room: N113-114
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: N101-103
Dr. Arup Sen
Co-founder & Director, Infusion Biosciences
10:30 am - 11:20 am Set Yourself Apart: How to Craft Your Value Proposition Room: N109-112
Akshay Gupta
Co-founder & CEO, Truly Oreganic
10:30 am - 11:20 am Cracking Social Media for Cannabis Brands Room: N113-114
Natalie Cupps DiBlasi
Co-founder & Executive Director-Digital Marketing, Media & Strategy, LACED Agency
11:30 am - 12:20 pm How to Stretch Your Concentrates & Make Them Last Room: N101-103
Chris Barone
President & Founder, The Clear
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Point-Counterpoint: Which Grow Lights Should You Use? Room: N109-112
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: N113-114
Rob Wallace
Managing Partner, Best of Breed Branding Consortium