Seminar Schedule - Los Angeles 2017

Day 1 - Thursday, September 14, 2017

Law & Finance
Science & Advocacy
Special Features

  ROOM 501AB ROOM 501C ROOM 502A ROOM 502B ROOM 503
8:00 - 8:40 Investing in the SoCal Cannabis Market
Frank Marino
  How to Build a Massive Brand through Celebrities and Social Media Influencers
Maxi B
Damon Elliott
Heidi Groshelle
Bonita Money
Simone Cimiluca-Radzins
Cannabis Industry Business
Michael Millenheft
New Frontiers for Retail Cannabis in Social Consumption and Hospitality
Emmett Reistroffer
9:00 - 9:40 Greenhouse and Indoor Grow Facilities: Design, Control, and Operations
Gary Baze
Tom Piini
Adam Pound
Success in the Retail Environment through Design and Branding
John Sofio
e-Commerce and e-Payment solutions for the Cannabis Industry
Steve Janjic
Litigation Pitfalls in the Cannabis Industry
Nima Darouian
Cannabis Product Safety: Potency, Molds, Mycotoxins and Pesticides
John Shinoda
10:00 - 10:40 Crowdfunding: Use It to Grow!
Michael Williams
The Secret to Cannabis Product Homogeneity: The 13 Food Defense Best Practices You Need To Know
Rick Scarpello
Swimming in Blue Waters in a Bloody Competitive Market
Rudy Ellenbogen
I Owe How Much? Are you Stoned?
Parham Khorsandi
From Grow to Glow: Hemp & Healthy Skin
Dr. Philip Blair
11:00 - 11:40 Indoor Cannabis Energy Usage Solutions
Brandy Keen
Attacking the Opioid Crisis from the Inside Out: How Exogenous Cannabinoids Create America's Path to Wellness
Marvin Washington
Understanding the Business of Cannabis and the Scalability of its Sectors
Avis Bulbulyan
Effects of Light Science on Plant Biology
Alan Lien
North Meet South: Integrating Northern California Cultivation into the Southern California Market
Heather Burke
Rachel Gillette
Amy Margolis
Lance Rogers
11:50 - 1:10
Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton Keynote

1:30 - 2:10 Networking Break
2:30 - 3:10 Scaling Up - From Small to Large Grows
Paul Golden
Size Matters! The Importance of Scaleability
Nick Yerico
Warfighters Fighting for Cannabis
Boone Cutler
CASH to CACHE: How Women Make the Difference
Giadha de Carcer
Jessica Hanson
Kate Mulder
Barbara Koz Paley
Cannabis Genetics
Colin Gordon
3:30 - 4:10 Cannabis Complexities and Fundamentals
Max Montrose
Mass Production of Edibles and Infused Products
Jason Cranford
Jeff Privatt
Rick Scarpello
Challenges in Cannabis Security
Jim Arvia
Terry Blevins
Ted Daniels
Michael Elkin
Ryan Schonfeld
The Private Equity Investment Thesis
Chris Ganan
Hollyweed: Entertainment and the Space
Shirley Halperin
Joshua Otten
Steven Saxton
Tom Hymes
Dr. Dina
4:30 - 5:10 The High Cost of Inefficiency: How to Streamline Operations Despite Restrictive Regulations
Jay Czarkowski
Tyler Stratford
Low Cost Production of Vape Oils
George Stantchev
Using Your Digital Screen to Increase Sales: POC/POS
Philip Cohen
Cannabis and the Capital Markets
Lewis Goldberg
Nick Kovacevich
Derek Peterson
Todd Sherer
Finding Success Through Accountability: The Power of Shaping Your Own Identity
Laura A. Bianchi
Sara Gullickson
Kim Prince
6:00 - 7:30 Networking Event (Tickets Available)
Room 515AB
  Exhibition Floor Open 10 AM to 6 PM

Day 2 - Friday, September 15, 2017

Law & Finance
Science & Advocacy
Special Features

  501AB 501C 502A 502B 503
8:00 - 8:40 Investing in the SoCal Cannabis Market
Frank Marino
Cannabis Retail Space
Scot Albert
Tara Hopper
Bear Michael
IT and Data Protection for your Cannabis Company
Frank Salluce
David Smokler
  Transporting Your Cannabis Securely
Brian Heath
Tom Siciliano
9:00 - 9:40 Cogeneration for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation
Kurt Parbst
Scaling Up: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits
Jonathan Goldhill
How to Break Into the Cannabis Industry
Karson Humiston
Protect Your Cannabis Business - How Insurance Works
Jeffrey Rosen
Investing in Cannabis: Emerging Trends in a Fast Evolving Market
John Kagia
10:00 - 10:40 Maximizing Canopy Limits Using Cannabis System Design
Dan Gustafik
All About CBD
Jason Cranford
Dave Hargett
So You Can Grow The Best Cannabis. Now Go Sell It.
Sean Eubanks
Raising Capital in the Cannabis Industry in the Trump Era
Nick Kovacevich
Translating Sciences into CBD Products that Perform
Dr. Raj Gupta
11:00 - 11:40 Techniques for Growing Year Round: The Light Deprivation Method
Eric Brandstad
Dedication to Medication: Accurately Develop, Dose, and Promote Your Infused-Product Line
Nadeem Al-Hasan
Road to State Licensing
Avis Bulbulyan
Investing in the Canadian Cannabis Market
Sandra Gogal
12:00 - 12:40     Regulation and Licensing in the City of Los Angeles
Elizabeth Ashford
Avis Bulbulyan
Ariel Clark
Ruben Honig
The State of the Los Angeles Market
Sahar Ayinehsazian
Erik Hultstrom
Joshua Shelton
Adam Spiker
Breaking the Grass Ceiling: Women, Weed, and Business
Amy Diiullo
Karson Humiston
Wanda James
Ashley Picillo
1:30 - 2:10 Networking Break
2:30 - 3:10 From Shady to Shining
Michelle Moore
Infusing Edibles for the Future: Isolates, Concentrates & Tinctures
Keiko Beatie
Breaking The Bank: Cannabis Cash Management
Lance Ott
Best Business Practices
Anne van Leynseele
Cannabis and Opiates: A Case for Harm Reduction
Amanda Reiman
Joe Schrank
Mark Welty
3:30 - 4:10 Take Your Cannabis Operation to the Next Level
Ron Berkhout
How New Technology is changing the Cannabis Industry
Todd Kleperis
    Bridging Gaps: Achieving Diversity in Cannabis through Collaboration
Dasheeda Dawson
Virgil Grant
Fanny Guzman
Dr. Lakisha Jenkins
Rosalind McCarthy
Tanganyika "Tangy"
Jesce Horton
Kyle Borland
4:30 - 5:10 Issues of Social Marijuana Use and the Future of Public Consumption
Rebecca Gasca
  Personnel is Policy: The US Exporter Dilemma
Jeff Henderson
  Exhibition Floor Open 10 AM to 5 PM

*Seminar schedule can change without notice