Alex Rogers, Executive Producer of the International Cannabis Business Conference, welcomes conference attendees and provides an overview of the conference schedule, including the panels and speakers that will be providing presentations and interviews.
CO-FOUNDER AND BUSINESS DEVELOP MANAGER IN EUROPE OF SOVEREIGN FIELDS
FOUNDER & CSO
FOUNDER AND ATTORNEY
This panel will present the options available in Spain to obtain a license for the legal cultivation of cannabis and will cover the requirements involved as well as an update regarding the licenses granted to companies that are already operating.
WAGNER DIMAS & BUD.COM
The CBD market and hemp crops are two new realities with great expansion in Spain and Europe. Today we can find multiple actors in this field like small stores that offer CBD based products, alchemists who are starting their first company, Spanish pharmaceutical companies developing creams with CBD or large multinationals placing their brand. The lack of clarity regarding regulatory measures and some stock seizures make this a constantly evolving field.
ATTORNEY AND FOUNDER
FORMER CONGRESSMAN IN SPAIN
CANNABIS REGULATION ACTIVIST
DOCTOR IN SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
COORDINATOR OF THE DRUG POLICY UNIT
AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
In the last 3 years, progress has been made regarding cannabis regulation in Spain, however, additional reforms are still needed. Panelists will analyze the current political, legal, and social climate regarding cannabis policy in Spain and will discuss the great social and economic opportunities that will be generated by a robust legal cannabis industry.
Cannabis companies in the U.K., Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, and the Netherlands are seeking to build a domestic supply for medicinal cannabis in the EU, while low-cost producers in Colombia and South Africa are also vying for the European market. With the downturn of the Canadian public markets in 2019, valuations have declined, and investors are rightfully cautious. Operators need to be more calculated and strategic to secure necessary capital and establish market share in this competitive landscape. Spain's climate and membership in the EU provide a unique opportunity for compliant companies to become leading producers of high-quality, affordable medicinal cannabis products for the world. Additionally, as the industry expands, opportunities continue to open up for ancillary service providers and product manufacturers to support the sector. In this session, Nic Easley, CEO of 3C Consulting and CEO & Managing Director of Multiverse Capital, will share with entrepreneurs and investors a bird' s-eye view of the global industry and what you need to understand to see your cannabis venture clearly in 2020 and beyond with 20/20 vision.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
HOBAN LAW GROUP
HEAD OF TOBACCO RESEARCH
CEO & MANAGING ATTORNEY
ROGOWAY LAW GROUP
One of the more difficult frontiers of the industry to navigate is developing in Europe because of a patchwork of laws far from cannabis on both a regional and national level. Exports and imports is the place where most of this confusion meets. The changing regulatory environment beyond that as international trade laws impact the conversation, creates a complicated, if not volatile, regulatory framework for businesses to work within. This panel will explore the intricacies of cannabis imports and exports in detail.
CEO & MANAGING PARTNER
CO-FOUNDER & CEO
Opportunities for innovation in the biotechnology sector of the European cannabis industry are heating up. Panelists will provide important information regarding what biotechnology involves that is specific to the cannabis industry, what may be entering the cannabis space in the coming years, the latest on plant genetics, regulatory policies, and opportunities in food processing. Learn about what role cutting edge biotech plays in Europe's emerging cannabis industry.
HIGHLIFE MEDIA CONSULTING LLC
CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER
HARBORSIDE HEALTH CENTER
Providing a world-class cannabis product or service is only part of the equation for cannabis industry success. Your product or service cannot be viable if no one knows about it. Panelists will share their tips, tricks, and insight to educate you about the best ways to get your company in front of the right people in a way that will have a lasting impact.
FOUNDER & CEO
GREEN RUSH CONSULTING
CO-FOUNDER & COO
PRESIDENT & CEO
PARTNER & CONSULTANT
ELEVATED RESEARCH SOLUTIONS
Industry growth is being propelled by advances from purpose-made innovations. Novel hardware, software, and other IP provide efficiency, scale, and sales channels to help operators navigate our hyper-regulated Industry. Our panel of leading entrepreneurs and tech executives will discuss the impact and differentiation provided by tech, and its impact on industry competition.
DJ Muggs is a renowned hip hop DJ, music producer, cannabis entrepreneur, and a longtime cannabis reform advocate. Muggs will participate in a candid fireside chat with Micha Knodt and will discuss his current cannabis industry pursuits, his experiences as the DJ for the award-winning hip hop group Cypress Hill, reflections about being a true cannabis community pioneer, and much more.