2019 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
All Dates

Wednesday, May 29

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How to Purchase or Open a Cannabis Business

Are you looking to enter the cannabis industry and are unsure what road is the best one to take? Then this class is for you! Quickly identify the national business opportunities, legislative parameters, associated risks, business models, regulations, due diligence… Read More >

$ 199.00
Presented By: Jaime Lewis, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Coldwater Consulting; Founder & CEO , Mountain Medicine; Chloe Villano, President, Clover Leaf University; Adam Dunn, Professor, Clover Leaf University
Date:Wednesday, May 29
Room Number:1A03
Time:9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Thursday, May 30

Presented By: Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner & Show Director, Leading Edge Expositions
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:00 am - 10:10 am
 

Industry Update

The legalized cannabis and hemp industries are rapidly emerging markets which could approach $17 billion in 2019. Each represents economic opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and business owners inside and outside these spaces. Vivien Azer from Cowen will present an Industry… Read More >

Presented By: Gerald Pascarelli, Vice President, Beverages, Tobacco & Cannabis, Cowen
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:15 am - 10:35 am
 
Presented By: Steve White, CEO, Harvest Health & Recreation
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:30 am - 10:50 am
 

Cannabis 2030: Back To The Future

How will the world look with cannabis available and accessible to all adults? Will we dine at restaurants with cannabis flights, watch movies at theaters with THC sound and get massages at spas that use CBD oil? The unfolding global… Read More >

Presented By: Sumit Mehta, CEO, MAZAKALI; Rafael de la Cruz, Principal, Universal Brand Ventures
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:50 am - 11:10 am
 

Big Data Powers Big Cannabis

The cannabis market is evolving quickly. As new markets open and unique products come to market, the importance of understanding consumer usage trends has never been more relevant. While we have a good handle on how much is being bought… Read More >

Presented By: David Berg, President and CTO, Strainprint Technologies Ltd; Christopher Dell’Olio, CEO, WebJoint
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A15
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

Don’t Forget the Checks! How to Prep for Turning in Your Licensing Application

When it comes to submitting a cannabis business licensing application, you SHOULD sweat the small stuff, but you wouldn’t believe some of the important details that we’ve seen people miss. There are a million and one things to think about… Read More >

Presented By: Greg Huffaker III, Director of Client Services, Canna Advisors; Victoria Trusty, Senior Account Manager, Canna Advisors; Tenisha Victor, Project Manager, MPX New Jersey
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

How to Protect your Cannabis Business

Learn how cannabis businesses owners & investors need the right insurance protections and investments. With proper planning, realistic goals and knowledge of how to protect your investment, you will be able to sleep better at night. Read More >

Presented By: Norman Chevlin CFP®, Plant Your Financial Seed, LLC ; Geoff Pope MBA, Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A10
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

Protect Thyself: Investor- vs. Company-Friendly Deal Terms

In this entertaining, dynamic, back and forth, “point-counterpoint” style panel/debate by 2 very experienced professionals, we will reveal various important deal terms and varying types of investments with the advantages and disadvantages debated from the company/entrepreneur vs. investor perspective. Discussion… Read More >

Presented By: Andi Goldman, Principal, Equitas Partners Fund; Kathryn McCall, Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A12
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

280E: Taxing the Cannabis Industry

This session will focus on strategies to minimize the impact of 280E. We will discuss the importance of entity selection and how those choices are applied across the industry. We’ll also discuss current positions of the IRS on businesses in… Read More >

Presented By: Nick Richards, Attorney, Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, PC; Dean Guske, Principal, Guske & Company, Inc.; Sandy Suchoff, CPA, The CannaCPAs; Marc Claybon, Senior Tax Manager, Crowe LLP
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A10
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Being a Good Boss: Why it Matters More in Cannabis

Leaders in the cannabis industry have more of a challenge when it comes to being a good boss. From this panel presentation, attendees will learn what it takes to be a good leader and a good boss in the cannabis industry… Read More >

Presented By: Diane Czarkowski, Founding Partner, Canna Advisors; John Comeau, Founding Partner, H2Talent; Hillary Peckham, Chief Operations Officer, Etain; Hope Wiseman, Founder, Mary & Main
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A15
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Business and Law of Marijuana

This panel of experts will address the interplay between state laws legalizing recreational and/or medical marijuana uses and the Federal Controlled Substances Act; enforcement and application of other regulatory regimes governing the operation of marijuana-related businesses, such as banking and… Read More >

Presented By: Patricia Heer, Editor, Cannabis Law Digest; Marc Ross, Founding Partner, Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP; William Caruso Esquire, Partner, Archer & Greiner, P.C.
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Finding the Funding: An Overview of Debt and Equity Options to Fund your Business

Are you seeking to expand your marijuana business? You need to understand the plethora of options available so you can decide the best way to move forward.  This session is going to teach you how to plan , prepare and … Read More >

Presented By: Florence Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, truCrowd; Scott Jordan, Managing Director, Vertical Company Financial Services
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A12
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Think About Your Exit — BEFORE Your Exit

It is easy to ignore thinking about your eventual exit strategy when you’ve got so many other pressing business decisions to make early on, but no matter the reason for an exit, your strategy should be established well before the… Read More >

Presented By: Alain Bankier, Managing Partner, VSTechVentures; Kenneth Cera, Founding Partner, Law Offices of Schwartz and Cera NY PLLC; Mark Collins M.B.A., Vice President of Business Development , Cannabis Financial Network; Louis Han, Director of Deal Flow, Arcview Group
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A12
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

Compliance Issues for Cannabis Licensee’s – How to Remove All Fear of Regulators

Compliance is costing cannabis licensed enterprises millions of dollars, and many states are taking very hard and long looks at the businesses in their regions. In this session you will learn how to understand state regulations, how to use a… Read More >

Presented By: Tony Gallo, Managing Partner, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group; Carly Bodmer, Director of Sales and Communication, GrowFlow; Robert Carp, Attorney, Compliance Reliance, Inc.
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A13
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

Grow Room Environments for High-Quality Crops

Growers often feel forced to make decisions based on minimizing capital outlays and controlling cash flows while hopefully meeting the biological needs of plants. Through well-informed choices in grow room climate conditions and equipment, growers can minimize operational costs while… Read More >

Presented By: Craig Burg, Vice President - Engineering, Desert Aire; Christine Champagne, Cultivation Operations Manager, Revolutionary Clinics; Peter Armando, CEA Technical Sales, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies; Thomas Purdy, Marketing Manager, Desert Aire
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A15
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

Banking Bad – Obtaining and Keeping a Bank Account!

Join two of America’s early pioneers from the Cannabis and Banking Industries as they have a candid conversation surrounding one of the most pressing prerequisites to succeed in the cannabis industry: obtaining and keeping banking services. Speculative Cannabis Banking Programs… Read More >

Presented By: Christian Hageseth, CEO, ONE Cannabis Group; Michael O’Neill, Vice President and Bank Secrecy Act Officer, Safe Harbor Private Banking
Date:Thursday, May 30
Room Number:1A10
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

Friday, May 31

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Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA

The National Hemp Association is proud to present this workshop which will provide attendees the opportunity to speak directly to those charged with developing Regulations at both the Federal and State levels.  USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach… Read More >

$ 199.00
Presented By: Geoff Whaling, Co-Founder and President, Canopy HIP Developments LLC; Strategic Advisor, CBD and Hemp, Canopy Growth USA; Chairman, National Hemp Association; President, , Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council; Erica McBride Stark, Executive Director, National Hemp Association; David Roberson Esq, Experienced Tax Incentives & Management Consulting Attorney, Leyton; Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC; Axel Bernabe, Assistant Counsel to the Governor for Health, New York State Executive Chamber; Greg Ibach, Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs , United States Department of Agriculture; Alex Seleznov, Treasurer, National Hemp Association
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Cannabis Extraction

With oil-infused product sales at $1 billion in 2017, what cannabis extracts are becoming prevalent and what should today’s extraction entrepreneur consider before using those investor funds? Matt Anderson explores new extraction methods, products, vertical integration models and more. Read More >

Presented By: Matthew Anderson, CEO, Vanguard Scientific Systems
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A15
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
 

A Brand New Cannabis World

This panel will discuss how cannabis entrepreneurs and investors discover new business opportunities through social equity partnerships, global licensing & expansion, and multinational research. Read More >

Presented By: Leo Bridgewater, National Director of Veterans Outreach, Minorities for Medical Marijuana; and Co-Founder, Leaf Launch Holdings; Dr. Chanda Macias, Owner and CEO, National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Gia Moron, Executive Vice President, Women Grow; Marc Ross, Director of Community Outreach, Harvest Health & Recreation; Mary Pryor, CEO & Co-Founder, Cannaclusive
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am
 

Cannabis Funds and Venture Capital, What You Need to Know

The audience members will come away with significant learning and an enhanced perspective on industry trends, structures and transactions for raising and deploying capital. Specific transaction types will be explored and used as examples to foster an appreciation for the… Read More >

Presented By: Neil Kaufman Esq., Managing Member, Kaufman & Associates, LLC; James Rieger, Partner, Chairman of Cannabis Law Practice Group, Tannenbaum Helpern LLP; Jeffrey Schultz, General Counsel, CCO, Partner, Navy Capital
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A03
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
 

What We Can Learn from Other States

As many states on the East Coast seek to legalize marijuana for medical or adult use, success in emerging markets takes a well-crafted combination of expertise, study and groundwork.   Hear what we can learn  from those with years of experience:… Read More >

Presented By: Roz McCarthy, Founder/CEO, Minorities for Medical Marijuana ; Calvin Frye, Owner, Compassionate Caregivers of Studio City (Cloneville); Kathryn McCall, Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
 
Presented By: Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
 

Warrior Wellness: The Transition Epidemic Facing Veterans

Returning to civilian life presents unique opportunities and challenges for those who have served. Veterans have a much higher rate of certain debilitating medical conditions as compared to the rest of the population. From the battlefields to their pathways to civilian… Read More >

Presented By: Dan Marshall, CEO and Founder, MFive Consulting &, Retired, Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy SEAL; Mike Hoover, Strategic Advisor & Retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major; Jonathan Wilson, Retired U.S. Navy SEAL & Chief Executive Officer, SEAL Future Fund; Max Rose, United States Congressman (NY 11) & Retired Captain, U.S. Army; Dr. Denise Bottiglieri PhD, Former Chairwoman and CEO, Healthcare Consultancy Group, a Division of Omnicom Inc.
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
 
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Cannabis Bootcamp—a 360° View for Seasoned Investors

Designed for family offices, hedge fund managers, RIAs and experienced high-net-worth investors, this exclusive symposium is a ‘how-to’ bootcamp on investing in cannabis, presented by Wall Street investors/advisors for Wall Street investors/advisors.  All attendees receive a 3-Day Seminar Pass. Leveraging… Read More >

$ 500.00
Presented By: Sumit Mehta, CEO, MAZAKALI; Jon Trauben, Partner, Altitude Investment Management, LLC; Peter Barsoom, Founder and CEO, 1906; Jared Mirsky, Founder and CEO, Wick & Mortar; Jenny Einsig, Vice President of Retail Operations, Mission Medical Cannabis Dispensary; Dr. Monica Vialpando, Founder, Vialpando, LLC; Steve Gutterman, President, Harvest Health & Recreation; Brent Johnson, CEO, Hoban Law Group; Jeff LaPenna, CEO, The Peak Beyond; Nicole Fox MPH, RD, Founder & CEO, Aeon Botanika; John Kaden, Managing Partner and CIO, Navy Capital, LLC; Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project; Michael Gruber, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Salveo Capital; Codie Sanchez, Managing Director, Cresco Capital Partners
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A03
Time:1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Make Seed-to-Sale Work for You

In all legal markets, governing bodies implement some degree of regulatory tracking requirements commonly referred to as “Seed-to-Sale” or “Track-and-Trace.” i.e. METRC, Biotrack, Leaf Data Systems. For anyone operating a license, it is essential to understand how these tools work… Read More >

Presented By: Pranav Sood, CEO, Trellis; Jacobi Holland, CEO and Co-Founder, Jade Insights; Christopher Dell’Olio, CEO, WebJoint; Aly Piscatelli, Owner Operator, Boss Consulting
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A15
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Breaking Boundaries Without Permission: Women Making Business and Social Impact

This panel will focus on women who are taking on business projects and/or social issues without limits. They are making serious inroads while challenging the marketplace and social views. Each women will represent a various sector within the cannabis industry. Read More >

Presented By: Dr. Chanda Macias, Owner and CEO, National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Gia Moron, Executive Vice President, Women Grow; Tanya Osborne, NYC Market Leader, Women Grow; Cristina Buccola Esq., Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC; Jeannette Ward Horton, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications, MJ Freeway
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Key Trends Shaping the Global Cannabis Market

The Cannabis Industry continues to flourish and today over 50 countries worldwide have some form of legal cannabis. As new markets are continually added, technology, new consumer preferences, and medical advancements are shaping the way we think about and predict… Read More >

Presented By: Kacey Morrissey, Director of Industry Analytics, New Frontier Data
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Hemp Cultivation Best Practices

Hemp is a crop that is new to the US and fits well in most farming operations. The style of hemp being grown will determine the best practices recommended. This session will compare cultivation systems and provide guidance on the… Read More >

Presented By: Ross Duffield, Director of Farm Relations, Canopy Growth
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Crop Insurance Program for Industrial Hemp

With the recent passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, industrial hemp has a significant opportunity to reach its full commercial production potential in the near future.  Since the regulation which previously restricted the development of the crop and… Read More >

Presented By: Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

Autism: Perspectives, Passion and Progress

Hear from experts in the Autism community as they discuss how CBD and THC interacts with the body’s receptors, CB1, CB2, GPR 55 and why it matters. Learn the latest progress about access to information and material before and after… Read More >

Presented By: Kevin Murray, Board Member, Autism Speaks; Eric Hollander, ; Dr. David Cooper PhD, MD, President & CEO, PhytoMedical Solutions
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A13
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

The “Legalization” of Cannabis & Future Business Opportunities in New York and New Jersey

Cannabis laws in New York and New Jersey are changing rapidly and will create a multitude of new business opportunities in the most ethnically and geographically diverse region in the nation. Our panel will provide insight into the state of… Read More >

Presented By: Kelley Crosson, Vice President, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association; Axel Bernabe, Assistant Counsel to the Governor for Health, New York State Executive Chamber; Jeff Brown, Assistant Commissioner, Medical Marijuana, New Jersey Department of Health
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A12
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

How Blockchain is Transforming the Cannabis Industry from Seed-to-Sale

Blockchain technologies and the cannabis industry are rapidly transforming. Everyday innovative technologies are designed and developed to address industry challenges. These two fields are fundamentally changing each other and becoming increasingly integrated. We discuss how blockchain technologies can be applied… Read More >

Presented By: Ken Ramirez, CoFounder + CEO, Alt Thirty Six; James Ugalde, Partner, Quarles & Brady; Jontae James, Jontae James, NatureTrak, LLC.; Steven Segal PhD, Founder, BioTrackTHC; Ryan Taylor, CEO, Dash Core Group
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A15
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 

Hemp Processing: From Start to Finish

The presentation focuses on the hemp fiber supply chain, with some thought given to hemp hurd. Dr. Riddle begins with growing process in America, then moves to processing for specific applications, such as apparel, plastics, animal care, automotive, and more.… Read More >

Presented By: Trey Riddle, CEO & Founder, Sunstrand Sustainable Materials
Date:Friday, May 31
Room Number:1A10
Time:4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
 

Saturday, June 1

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Clinical & Therapeutic Applications of Medical Cannabis

Earn Up to 8 CME/CE Credits                                             A unique opportunity for Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, all… Read More >

$ 500.00
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A03
Time:7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hemp Today and Into the Future

Learn about the current landscape of hemp and what the future holds. Focusing on NY, they will walk you through the proposed permitting changes for CBD as it relate to the upcoming Cannabis Commission and Adult Use program. Also get… Read More >

Presented By: Geoff Whaling, Co-Founder and President, Canopy HIP Developments LLC; Strategic Advisor, CBD and Hemp, Canopy Growth USA; Chairman, National Hemp Association; President, , Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council; Erica McBride Stark, Executive Director, National Hemp Association
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A10
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

Cannabis and Hemp Academia Town Hall

This groundbreaking assembly of college professionals and students will highlight and discuss the wave of cannabis and hemp curricula taking hold in many US universities. This town hall assembles educators, deans, students and parents to address the issues surrounding these… Read More >

Presented By: Diane Savino, New York State Senator; Dr. Carlyn S. Buckler PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, Cornell University; Dr. Ekaterina Sedia PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Stockton University; Nadir Pearson, Graduate Student, Brown University; Founder/CEO, SMART (Student Marijuana Alliance for Research & Transparency) ; Peter Apicella, Graduate Student, University of Connecticut
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A13
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

Dispensary Owner/Operator Panel: Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs

A panel discussion with dispensary owner/operators from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Real-life examples will lead this discussion, encompassing all aspects of owning and operating a cannabis dispensary, including but not limited to: obtaining a license, deciding on a… Read More >

Presented By: Kelley Crosson, Vice President, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association; Hillary Peckham, Chief Operations Officer, Etain; Jenny Einsig, Vice President of Retail Operations, Mission Medical Cannabis Dispensary; Michelle Bodner, President & CEO, Curaleaf NY
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A10
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
 

Health, Wellness & Safety: What to Look for When Buying CBD

Many people refer to the CBD retail market as the “Wild Wild West” and, because necessary national testing and dosing standards haven’t been established yet, it’s often difficult to know what to buy or how much to take. Dr. Stuart… Read More >

Presented By: Dr. Stuart Titus, CEO, Medical Marijuana, Inc.
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A13
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
 

How the Media and Public Relations Influences the Cannabis Industry

How are public relations firms and major media outlets driving perception and market trends within the cannabis industry? How has the role of mainstream media outlets in cannabis evolved and where can we expect it to go from here? This… Read More >

Presented By: Ronit Pinto, Owner, Honeysuckle Magazine; Robert Vanisko, Director, Cannabis, North 6th Agency (N6A); Alyson Martin, Co-Founder and Editor, Cannabis Wire; Chloe Aiello, Reporter, Cheddar
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A12
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

CBD: Past, Present and Future

What is CBD? Where did it come from? Why is it being hailed as a miracle drug? What is it used for? What are some common CBD myths and misconceptions? What’s next for CBD? Hear a banker question a scientist… Read More >

Presented By: Sumit Mehta, CEO, MAZAKALI; Dr. Monica Vialpando, Founder, Vialpando, LLC; Kyle Lazernik, Vice President of Sales, Green Roads
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A13
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

A New Approach to Startup Due Diligence in the Cannabis Industry

This panel discussion is focused on opportunities in the cannabis industry to re-imagine processes on startup due diligence from conceptualizing the "why" to executing on the "how". Panelists will cover topics related to technology, methodology, and mindsets that are critically… Read More >

Presented By: Leo Bridgewater, National Director of Veterans Outreach, Minorities for Medical Marijuana; and Co-Founder, Leaf Launch Holdings; Rani Soto, President & Co-Founder, LeafLaunch; Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner & Show Director, Leading Edge Expositions; Dr. Susan Amat, Chief Executive and Founder, Venture Hive
Date:Saturday, June 1
Room Number:1A10
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Topics and speakers may change without notice.