2018 Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, Oct 17
Thursday, Oct 18
Friday, Oct 19
Saturday, Oct 20

Open a Cannabis Business

Quickly identify the national opportunities, legislative parameters, associated risks, business models, regulations and steps necessary to open a cannabis business. This class will teach you how to be a viable competitor in the licensing process using specific steps and proven… Read More >

Presented By: Chloe Villano
Date:Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Advanced Cannabis Investment Workshop – Beyond the Basics

New Frontier Data presents this exciting workshop featuring some of the brightest minds and thought leaders in the cannabis industry. Topics covered will include investment trends, risks, and opportunities; raising capital in the private market; raising capital in the public market;… Read More >

Presented By: Gretchen Gailey, John Kagia
Date:Wednesday October 17, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Industry Update

Presented By: Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:9:15 am - 10:00 am
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Future of Cannabis Tech

Cannabis technology developers face a daunting task: building tools that will solve problems for professionals and consumers today while also accounting for how the industry (and its laws and regulations) will inevitably grow and change in the future.  The cannabis… Read More >

Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Demystify Cannabis Due Diligence with Two Pros

Proper due diligence is key to successful investing in any industry. Hear from two experienced investors inside and outside of cannabis about how they go about doing due diligence in the cannabis industry, including what is different in cannabis investing due… Read More >

Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Medical Patient Advocacy

Presented By: Catherine Lewis
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Cannabis’ Next Frontier: Key Trends that Will Shape the Industry’s Future

In this session, John Kagia will explore topics related to:      • The current landscape of the cannabis industry – and where it’s headed in the future.      • How Massachusetts will define the future of east coast cannabis     … Read More >

Presented By: John Kagia
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Hiring in the Cannabis Industry

Recruiting and retaining top talent will be the differentiating factor between good cannabis companies and great cannabis companies. This talk goes through strategies for building a hiring plan, sourcing and interviewing candidates, creating competitive industry compensation packages, and retaining talent.  Read More >

Presented By: Karson Humiston
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Pediatric Patient Panel

Presented By: Aaron Wood
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Local Licensing

Presented By: Jesse Alderman, Craig Litwin
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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The Green Regulatory Arbitrage: Making the Case for Investing in the US Cannabis Industry

David Wenger will discuss how federal illegality has created a once-in-a-lifetime-type regulatory arbitrage opportunity, a striking mismatch of risk and reward driven by an enormous knowledge and valuation gap. At present, large institutional and related-industry investments into cannabis companies are… Read More >

Presented By: David Wenger
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Cracking Growth Marketing

Are you an existing cannabis business owner looking to grow your business online? You’ve been confronted w/the challenges of marketing on traditional channels and you’re looking for innovative tactics and tools to reach more potential customers. During this presentation, you’ll… Read More >

Presented By: Mr. Marcus Johnson-Smith
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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New Markets in New England: Challenges and Opportunities Cannabis Companies Face When Raising Capital

What is the current fundraising climate for cannabis companies today? Here is a discussion about how to look at raising capital, from what sources, and where you may find the most success. Capital needs in the cannabis industry are at an… Read More >

Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Getting Your License

Presented By: Avis Bulbulyan
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Big Data for Medical Cannabis Markets

Big data and cloud computing are changing the way businesses and healthcare run around the globe. But one area you might not expect it to be making waves is in the medical & recreational cannabis industry. This is where big… Read More >

Presented By: David Berg
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Cannabis Cafes and Delivery: What Will Social Consumption Look Like in Massachusetts?

Regulations regarding licenses for social consumption and delivery to consumers have been delayed for further study. The Commission anticipates drafting regulations regarding licenses for this category in February 2019 and taking public comment this month in October!. In the meantime,… Read More >

Presented By: Kamani Jefferson, Sonia Erika
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Don’t Stop Now: How Hopeful Marijuana Business Operators can Get Involved and Influence the Local Industry

As marijuana laws change and regulations evolve in existing jurisdictions, current and hopeful marijuana business operators can and must help shape the industry where they hope to operate. These panelists will share effective approaches and key relationships operators can explore… Read More >

Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: The Reality of the Cannabis Industry in 2018

This talk will cover the past, present, and future of the legalized cannabis industry by pulling back the curtains and taking a peek into where the industry has progressed, where there's been a decline, and the necessary steps the industry needs to take… Read More >

Presented By: Avis Bulbulyan
Date:Thursday October 18, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Scaling Up Your Grow Facility

Wholesale costs of cannabis are falling at the same time the quality of the competition is improving. Cultivators must produce a consistently high-quality product, and they must do it for less money than ever before. Many cultivators find it difficult… Read More >

Presented By: Dean Croshere
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Shopper Moms: Women and Retail Insights

In almost all traditional consumer goods and retail environments, the golden key to unlocking success is held by the Queen, aka the "Shopper Mom." Who is she? Why do you need to understand and address her needs, and how can you… Read More >

Presented By: Ms Shira Adler
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Keynote

Presented By: Governor William Weld
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Insurance for the Cannabis Industry

Presented By: Jeffrey Rosen
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Cannabis in the Northeast

Presented By: Kelley Crosson, Matt Simon
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation

The expert panel discussion will cover a variety of topics relating to sustainable cannabis cultivation, including the latest cultivation trends and facility designs tied together with a robust discussion of recent governmental regulations regarding sustainability in today's cannabis industry. Read More >

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Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Achieving Energy Savings in Grow Facilities with Wrap-Around Technologies

This session will discuss the challenges facing cannabis cultivators in indoor grow facilities and how advanced technologies are addressing both their climate control and energy consumption needs. A comparison of traditional dehumidification equipment and new advanced technologies will be made.… Read More >

Presented By: Walter Stark
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Branding and Packaging

Presented By: Michael Scherr
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Convincing the Skeptics

We all know the merits of the cannabis plants and its legalization, but how do we explain it to people who refuse to listen? From the plant’s contentious history to its medical uses to personal liberty, this session will go… Read More >

Presented By: Mr. La’Quay Juel
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Social Equity and Economic Empowerment in Massachusetts

Presented By: Roz McCarthy
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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The Science and Retail of Vape Technology

Presented By: Dave Schuler
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
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Good Neighbors: Scent Control and Cannabis Production

Cannabis scent control has become an increasingly attractive target for regulators. While many of us enjoy the aroma of cannabis, a badly executed scent control plan can set you up for failure and leave you with the stink of defeat.… Read More >

Presented By: Daniel Gustafik
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Winning the Fight Against NIMBY

Presented By: Jay Youmans
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Building Compliant Labs

Presented By: Roger Brauninger
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
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Reducing Mold in Your Grow

Join de Cordova as he discusses the problems a high total yeast and mold count (TYMC) can cause, the benefits of using Radio Frequency Treatment to safeguard against these issues, and the positive impact businesses, including the largest outdoor cannabis… Read More >

Presented By: Arthur de Cordova
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Dispensary Employee Training

For many consumers, cannabis is a new product category in their lives. A big part of choosing the right product right now is trust and safety. Consumer are looking for information and the cannabis industry must work together to build… Read More >

Presented By: Nick Pateras, Hannah Davis
Date:Friday October 19, 2018
Time:3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
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Terpene Extractions

Animal studies have indicated that the “full spectrum” and “partial spectrum” are statistically more effective than the single compound protocols. The goal is to separate the “I heard” and “I would think” to “facts and peer-reviewed scientific results” that support… Read More >

Presented By: John MacKay
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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Maximizing Cannabis Deductions to Save Money

If you want to learn how to save money on your taxes, then this session is for you! Learn how to navigate the complex tax regulations with proper accounting and documentation. This session will include several landmark court cases that shed… Read More >

Presented By: Sandy Suchoff
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:9:00 am - 9:50 am
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When to Pull the Trigger on Automation

This session will be a discussion about deciding if one should invest in automation for their MJ business. We will dive into the different things that should be considered while making the decision using examples and results from all different… Read More >

Presented By: Jason Stier
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Extraction Methods and Devices

There isn’t a “best way” to extract – it all depends on what you’re looking to make. This informal discussion will be about extraction methods to help attendees decide which is the right extraction method for them. Read More >

Presented By: Jake Didion
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:10:00 am - 10:50 am
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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 the cannabis… Read More >

Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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Patent Protection

With the registration of the first plant patent, Ecuadorian Sativa, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has opened the gates on plant patent protection for new and innovative strains. With hundreds of thousands of new patent filings on inventions… Read More >

Presented By: Neil Juneja
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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Cannabinoids A to Z

With the rapid development of the industrial hemp industry and the burgeoning market acceptance of CBD, a major question facing the industry right now is - what’s next? Though only THC and CBD have captured wide interest to date, there… Read More >

Presented By: Jacob Black
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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Creative Ways to Push Through Marketing Restrictions

We all know that cannabis marketing is highly regulated. Cannabis marketing experts discuss tips and tricks to avoid marketing and branding mistakes as well as the most productive methods for ROI. In this session, the audience will learn marketing laws and… Read More >

Presented By: Olivia Mannix
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:11:00 am - 11:50 am
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Veterans, PTSD, and Cannabis

Presented By: Dr. Philip Blair
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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Closing Keynote

Presented By: Montel Williams
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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The Secret Sauce: Developing IP and Production Best Practices

incredibles is a top-selling cannabis edibles, extracts and wellness products brand. Founded in 2010 in Colorado, incredibles is known for dosing consistency, ingredient quality, delicious tastes and product innovation. Our incredible reputation was built on the shoulders of two departments;… Read More >

Presented By: Rick Scarpello
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Growing Organic Cannabis

Both the public and government agencies demand pesticide-free, organic cannabis products. At the same time, prices for cannabis are dropping. Learn the easy-to-follow growing system that will satisfy pesticide and health regulations, competitively. The soil food web is what takes… Read More >

Presented By: Jeff Lowenfels
Date:Saturday October 20, 2018
Time:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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8:00AM – 6:00PM: On-Site Registration Opens
*Add-On Workshop ticket holders will need to purchase an Expo Only pass or a Conference pass
for access to the tradeshow floor on Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday

CWCBExpo Boston Agenda

Wednesday, Oct 17th
Thursday, Oct 18th
Friday, Oct 19th
Saturday, Oct 20th

Exhibitor Hours

8:00am - 6:00pm

Freight and Exhibitor Move In

Show Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

Workshops Only

Conference Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

On-Site Registration Opens

Show Floor Hours

11:00am - 5:00pm

All Exhibits Open

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

Conference Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

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 - 3:00pm

Keynote and Conference Sessions

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

Show Floor Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

All Exhibits Open

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

Conference Hours

9:00am - 3:00pm

Keynote, Conference Sessions, and Workshops

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

Exhibitor Move-Out

4:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

No refunds will be granted under any circumstances.