2019 Conference Schedule

Wednesday, May 29
Thursday, May 30
Friday, May 31
Saturday, June 1
All Dates
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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: Chloe Villano, President, Clover Leaf University; Adam Dunn, Professor, Clover Leaf University
Date:Wednesday, May 29
Time:9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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; Christopher Dell’Olio, CEO, WebJoint
Date:Thursday, May 30
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
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
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, ABG Advisory / Equitas Partners Fund; Kathryn McCall, Sideman & Bancroft LLP
Date:Thursday, May 30
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
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; Hope Wiseman, Founder, Mary & Main
Date:Thursday, May 30
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, Chief Instigator, Needle Consultants, LLC; William Caruso Esq., Partner, Archer & Greiner
Date:Thursday, May 30
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
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: Jay Czarkowski, Founding Partner, Canna Advisors
Date:Thursday, May 30
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
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, Director of Engineering, Desert Aire, LLC; 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
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
 
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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 explain what the passage of the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act (2018 Farm Bill) means for the hemp industry and the United States. A wide range of topics will… Read More >

$ 199.00
Presented By: Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association; David Roberson Esq, Experienced Tax Incentives & Management Consulting Attorney, Leyton; Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
Date:Friday, May 31
Time:9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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, Co-Founder, Cannagather NJ; Dr. Chanda Macias, Owner and CEO, National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Roz McCarthy, Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana ; Gia Moron, Women Grow; Marc Ross, Chief Instigator, Needle Consultants, LLC
Date:Friday, May 31
Time:10:00 am - 11:50 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 Shultz, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Navy Capital, LLC
Date:Friday, May 31
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
 

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
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 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
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
 

Running a Hemp Business

Learn about new opportunities available to the hemp industry including banking, business insurance, crop insurance and R&D tax credits. Read More >

Presented By: Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association; David Roberson Esq, Experienced Tax Incentives & Management Consulting Attorney, Leyton; Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
Date:Friday, May 31
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

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
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, 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
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Industry Update: 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
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
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
Date:Friday, May 31
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
Time:4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
 

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, Chairman, National Hemp Association; Erica McBride Stark, Executive Director, National Hemp Association
Date:Saturday, June 1
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
 

Cannabis Industry Fundamentals: Market Size, Growth, Category, Product and Consumer Trends

Attendees will learn about overall market context – market trends, size, growth by State and nationally and by channel – Adult use vs Medical. Then, they will learn which categories and sub-categories of cannabis products are largest and/or growing most… Read More >

Presented By: Roy Bingham, CEO, BDS Analytics
Date:Saturday, June 1
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: Kelley Crosson, Vice President, New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association
Date:Saturday, June 1
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, Connecticut 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… 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
Date:Saturday, June 1
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); Jeremy Berke, Business Insider
Date:Saturday, June 1
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
 

Topics and speakers may change without notice.

CWCBExpo New York Agenda

May 29 – June 1, 2019

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

11th Avenue & 36th Street New York, NY 10001

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

Workshop Hours

9:00am - 4:00pm

Workshops Only

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Show Floor Hours

CLOSED

Exhibitor Set-Up Only

Exhibitor Set-Up Hours

8:00am - 5:00pm

Freight and Exhibitor Move In

Conference Hours

10:00am - 5:00pm

Keynote and Conference Sessions

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Show Floor Hours

11:00am - 5:00pm

All Exhibits Open

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Hours

10:00am - 5:00pm

Keynote and Conference Sessions

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Show Floor Hours

11:00am - 5:00pm

All Exhibits Open

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 5:00pm

Conference Hours

9:00am - 4:00pm

Keynote, Conference Sessions, and Workshops

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 3:00pm

Show Floor Hours

11:00am - 4:00pm

All Exhibits Open

On-Site Registration Opens at 8:00am – 4:00pm

Exhibitor Move-Out

4:00pm - 10:00 pm

Freight and Exhibitor Move-Out

Children under the age of 18 are NOT permitted on the show floor at any time.

Solicitations and consumption of THC products are strictly prohibited.

Refunds will be subject to a $15 processing fee up to 30 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be granted, under any circumstance, within 30 days of the event.