Berlin Speakers 2019

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

DISCOVERER OF TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL (THC)

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Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

Hillary Black

DIRECTOR OF PATIENT EDUCATION & ADVOCACY, CANOPY GROWTH

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Hillary Black

In her role as Director of Patient Education and Advocacy at Canopy Growth, Hilary is responsible for outreach, advocacy and education initiatives tailored for patients, physicians and the public. She is a spokesperson for the company and drives Canopy Growth's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

Recently, she championed a CSR initiative focusing on the role of cannabis in addressing the opioid overdose crisis and other substance use disorders. Canopy Growth donated $2.5 million to the University of British Columbia, and the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addiction donated an additional $500,000 to establish the Canopy Growth Professorship of Cannabis Science which will examine the potential utility of cannabis in addressing the opioid crisis.

She regularly consults with various government bodies, providing assistance with navigating and shaping legalization related to cannabis.

In 1997, Hilary founded the British Columbia Compassion Club Society (BCCCS), the first medical cannabis dispensary in Canada. In addition to providing medical cannabis therapies, the BCCCS offers subsidized natural healthcare services in its Wellness Centre, dramatically improving the health and quality of life for thousands of critically and chronically ill Canadians. She has been dedicated to serving patients for over 20 years and continues to be committed to breaking down the barriers to access to medical cannabis for all Canadian patients.

Hilary is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award, acknowledging her for making a significant contribution to Canadian society for her work with medical cannabis.

Tjalling Erkelens

FOUNDER, CEO & CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF BEDROCAN

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Tjalling Erkelens

Tjalling Erkelens (1956) is the founder of Bedrocan and currently holds the position of CEO / chairman of the board. Back in 1984 he started Bedrocan in the Netherlands together with his brother in law Freerk Bruining, focussing on indoor production of vegetables and herbs. Tjalling is strongly committed to maintain these family business roots especially now Bedrocan continues to grow.
The cannabis plant came into the company back in 1992 for the first time. Since 2003 Bedrocan provides standardised cannabis of pharmaceutical quality to the Dutch government. It's the oldest legal company in the world providing several, chemically different cannabis varieties to be used by patients on doctor's prescription and as a raw material for the pharmaceutical industry (API).
During these past 26 years, Tjalling has developed and standardised unique methods of producing cannabis to pharmaceutical standards to a level achieved by no other company until today. His strong commitment to product quality resulted in the Dutch Bedrocan production facilities being approved for GMP/API (Good Manufacturing Practice/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) by the Dutch Health Authorities in 2017.
``It is my strong belief that there should be a clear distinction between medicinal and recreational use of cannabis and that patient needs for safe and consistent cannabis is a priority``, Tjalling says when talking about the company's mission and vision. He is convinced that this can be achieved by going through the formal drug approval process. ``Only fully standardized medicinal cannabis is the foundation on which such approval can be achieved.``

John W. Conroy

PRINCIPAL CONROY & COMPANY

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John W. Conroy

JOHN W. CONROY, Q.C. B.P.E. LLB.

Mr. Conroy is a Barrister and Solicitor who graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School in 1971 and was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1972. He has his own law firm, Conroy & Company, based in Abbotsford, British Columbia and his practice is primarily as Defence counsel in criminal matters with an additional focus on sentencing and post-sentencing matters which involves an extensive administrative law and constitutional law practice. From 1975 - 1980 he was the Director of Abbotsford Community Legal Services. From 1980 - 1990 he was the Director of British Columbia Prison Legal Services. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Corrections & Institutions of the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. branch) from 1978-1979. He was a Member and then Chair, CBA National Task Force on Imprisonment and Release from 1985 - 1988. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Imprisonment and Release of the National Criminal Justice Section of the Canadian Bar Association from 1988 to 2001. He is a Member of the Board of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. In 1992 Mr. Conroy was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation for significant contributions to Canada, community and fellow Canadians. In January 1996 Mr. Conroy was appointed Queen's Counsel. In August 2005 he was awarded the Gold medal of the International Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law in recognition of his contribution to the goals of the Society. In 2012 he received the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal. He was awarded the 2014 Liberty Award by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association for Excellence in Legal Advocacy. In 2015 he received from the Office of the Correctional Investigator for Canada, the Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award.

On the Cannabis issue, Mr. Conroy has been involved in numerous cannabis cases since 1972 and incorporated, the National Organization for the Reform of the Marihuana Laws in Canada (NORMLCANADA) in 1977, the BC Compassion Club Society and 1997 and was counsel to numerous well-known members in the cannabis community. He appeared for Randy Caine at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, in R v. David Malmo-Levine, and as co-counsel with Kirk Tousaw in R v. Smith. He was lead counsel in the recent medical marihuana case, Allard v Canada that determined the previous medical marihuana regulations to be unconstitutional and led to the current Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). He also appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) that kept open the Vancouver supervised injection site. He has appeared on this issue before various Parliamentary and Senate Committees.

Georg Wurth

LEADER OF THE GERMAN HEMP ASSOCIATION (DHV)

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Georg Wurth

Georg Wurth is a former local politician of Germany's Green Party. He has lead the German Hemp Association (DHV) since its foundation in 2002. The organisation is one of Europe's biggest organizations calling for the regulation of recreational and medical cannabis. With 150,000 Facebook fans and more than 3 million Youtube views, the DHV is powerful on social media. After winning a popular vote, Georg became the first cannabis lobbyist to speak to German Chancellor Merkel about reform. In 2014 Georg's reform campaign idea won one million Euros on a televised show, after which he launched Europe's first cinema spot campaign against prohibition.

Jürgen Bickel

MANAGING PARTNER STORZ & BICKEL GMBH & CO. KG

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Jürgen Bickel

Jürgen Bickel is one of two managing partners at STORZ & BICKEL GmbH & Co. KG, the manufacturer of the first and -to date- only medical cannabinoid vaporizers on the market.
He holds a degree in civil engineering and acted as an international development worker in Peru for 5 years in the late 90ies, where he was dedicated to the water and sanitation sector in different cities like Chiclayo, Ayacucho and Tumbes.
In 2002, Jürgen Bickel joined Markus Storz, inventor of the VOLCANO Vaporization System as a partner and STORZ & BICKEL GmbH & Co. KG was founded. Together, they established a fast growing and international business with highly demanded products. With the VOLCANO MEDIC and the MIGHTY MEDIC, STORZ & BICKEL provided the only validated application method for the administration of cannabinoids, which was crucial for the overall acceptance of cannabis as medicine.

In December 2018, STORZ & BICKEL GmbH & Co. KG joined the world's leading cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporations as a fully-owned subsidiary.

Beau Whitney

VP & SENIOR ECONOMIST OF NEW FRONTIER DATA

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Beau Whitney

Beau Whitney is the Senior Economist at New Frontier Data. Beau has a unique blend of high tech business operations skills, economics and political analysis, as well as cannabis industry experiences.

While at Intel and TriQuint Semiconductor, Beau honed his business operations skills associated with quickly ramping products from low volume to high volume. This is a skill he has since transferred to the cannabis industry. He is the former chief operations officer and compliance officer of one of the largest vertically integrated, publicly traded cannabis company in North America. His experiences incorporated growing, extraction, edible manufacturing, supply chain management and wholesale and retail distribution operations.

As an economic and policy analyst, his Whitney Economics and New Frontier Data white papers and reports analyzing the cannabis market have been referenced in Forbes Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, as well as in cannabis industry publications and across the Associated Press wire. Beau has provided policy recommendations at the state and national levels and is considered an authority on cannabis economics.

Mark Ware

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER CANOPY GROWTH

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Mark Ware

Dr. Ware is Canopy Growth's Chief Medical Officer and is responsible for the Company's clinical research arm Canopy Health Innovations and Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Growth's global medical cannabis business.

Before joining Canopy Growth in July 2018, Dr. Ware spent over 20 years researching and evaluating different uses for medical cannabis.

He is an Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University and over the past 10 years he has served as the Director of Clinical Research of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit at the McGill University Health Centre, and Executive Director of the non-profit Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids.

A family physician by training, Dr. Ware continues to practice pain medicine at the Montreal General Hospital and at a public interdisciplinary primary care pain clinic he established on the West Island of Montreal. His research has focused on the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain and symptom management.

Dr. Ware is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, and worked at the MRC Sickle Cell Unit in Kingston, Jamaica from 1996-1998 where he developed his interests in pain management and cannabis therapeutics. He moved to McGill University to begin his program of cannabis research in 1999.

Dr. Ware has acted as an advisor on medical cannabis policy to the Canadian government since 2001, and served as Vice Chair of the Federal Task Force on the Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada in 2016.

Alex Revich

DIRECTOR OF PARTNER DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION FOR FLOWR

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Alex Revich

Alex joined MedReleaf in 2014 which was the beginning of his career in the medical cannabis industry. Alex was present at the outset of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association (CMCIA) and during his subsequent tenure he served as committee chair and held the position of interim Executive Director. He has spoken to thousands of patients with various conditions and ailments such as PTSD and chronic pain. Alex has worked with Veterans Affairs Canada on the coverage of cannabis and vaporizers and is a proponent of methods of ingestion other then smoking. He left MedReleaf at start of 2017 and focused on cannabis education by creating a program called ``Cannabis IQ`` alongside MD Briefcase and a faculty of 5 Health Care Professionals. Alex is now the Director of Partner Development and Education for a Licensed producer called Flowr out of Kelowna, British Columbia.

Nic Easley

CEO, MULTIVERSE CAPITAL

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Nic Easley

Nic is an engaging and dynamic speaker, bringing original content to each speech, custom tailored to each audience. Nic's scientific background, combined with over 15 years of agricultural field and biological experience offers the cannabis industry new possibilities of, productivity, profitability, and professionalism. Over the past nine years - both in Colorado and nationwide - Nic has been asked to speak and keynote at multiple industry conferences and contributes to numerous industry publications. Nic holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Biology, and is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.

Hinanit Koltai

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST ARO, VOLCANI CENTER

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Hinanit Koltai

Prof. Hinanit Koltai, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. She is the Editor of books and a member of Editorial boards in international scientific journals. She is a leading Author of more than 80 peer reviewed publications and more than 30 book chapters and invited reviews. Research in Koltai lab is focused on deciphering the ``entourage effect`` between cannabis compounds while specifying their medical influence at the molecular level on human cells and tissues. The lab combines state of the art chemistry and cellular and molecular biology tools, making novel discoveries in this field. Research results are IP protected; they are published in international scientific journals and form a scientific basis for the development of new cannabis-based medical products.

Andy Joseph

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF APEKS SUPERCRITICAL

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Andy Joseph

Andy is the founder and president of Apeks Supercritical, a leading CO2 extraction manufacturer. He is the inventor of five patents, including the Valveless Expansion Technology featured on all Apeks CO2 extraction systems. He received his bachelor's and master's of science degree in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Marguerite Arnold

CANNABIS FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT

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Marguerite Arnold

Marguerite Arnold is a veteran ``cannabis foreign correspondent`` and IT geek who has reported on the industry for five years from Europe while developing a regulated blockchain platform called MedPayRx for the approval of prescriptions and insurance claims in the EU - including medical cannabis.

Mowgli Holmes

CEO, PHYLOS

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Mowgli Holmes

Mowgli Holmes is a molecular and evolutionary biologist. He has a PhD from Columbia University, where he was a National Research Service Award Fellow. He is a founding board member of the Cannabis Safety Institute and is Chair of the Oregon State Cannabis Research Task Force.

Brian Wagner

CEO, NHP CONSULTING AND CANNABIS COMPLIANCE INC

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Brian Wagner

In 2004 Brian founded NHP Consulting, which was incorporated in 2007. As CEO for NHP Consulting for 13 years, Brian created a unique business model for helping the life sciences industries in Canada achieve regulatory compliance for marketed health products. While at NHP, Brian led the company to offer cannabis consulting services which grew quickly. With a foundation of pharmaceutical GMP standards, security design, financial planning and government engagement, Brian brought the core cannabis team to the forefront by incorporating Cannabis Compliance Inc in April 2017. Brian is still acting CEO for both NHP Consulting and Cannabis Compliance Inc

Davi Henn

CEO AND FOUNDER CANNAMEDICAL

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Davi Henn

David is the founder and CEO of Cannamedical. He has been a key driver of the company's growth, on-going vision and structuring.

David's primary focus has been to generate strategic partnerships around the globe, executing growth opportunities
and fund raising. He is responsible for overseeing all general management of the organization, advancing a corporate market
strategy, regulatory affairs, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit throughout the company and charting the company's international
expansion outside of Germany.

Colin Bell

CO-FOUNDER, CO-INVENTOR & CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER, GROWCENTIA

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Colin Bell

Co-founder, co-inventor and Chief Growth Officer at Growcentia, parent company of Mammoth Microbes. Colin completed his Ph.D. in Soil Microbial Ecology in 2009. As a Research Scientist at Colorado State University, Colin published dozens of peer reviewed publications that were focused on elucidating microbial mediated processes that enhance plant growth. Colin left his academic position at Colorado State University in March 2015 to launch Mammoth Microbes, a young company in the Ag-Tech sector that develops microbial soil additives that sustainably increase plant yield across many crops. Their first product, MAMMOTH P® is a beneficial bacterial bloom stimulant that targets phosphorus cycling to maximize both quality and yield in cannabis plants. Thousands of producers across the globe are currently using reporting overwhelmingly positive results. MAMMOTH P® is now being sold in > 1200 stores worldwide.

Colin's academic research includes long-term multidisciplinary studies in which biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of soils were measured to elucidate soil microbial and plant responses to climate variability. His more recent research efforts focused on plant-microbial relationships within the rhizosphere zone to identify mechanisms that may influence soil microbial taxonomic and functional differences among plant species. Prior to earning his PhD, Colin worked at CH Robinson Worldwide Logistics as a regional sales manager.

ZetaVincent D'Accolti

CO-FOUNDER & COO, SHO COMPANIES

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ZetaVincent D'Accolti

Vincent D'Accolti is the Co-Founder and COO, Creator of Opportunities of SHO Companies, a California based, industry leading cannabis product group with over 5,000 wholesale partners worldwide and active operations in LA, NY, Europe and South America. As a strong advocate
for cannabis and solventless extracts Vincent helped inspire and popularize the solventless movement by making Rosin Tech Products a cornerstone of the Cannabis marketplace. Providing equipment, expertise and education to consumers and businesses alike. As his travels through cannabis brought him to experience different cultures launching the Dab Nation brand came about naturally. The brand aims to elevate the consumer experience and eliminate the negative stigma associated with cannabis by exhibiting the connection between Cannabis x Art x Culture around the World.

Ophelia Chong

FOUNDER + COO STOCKPOT IMAGES

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Ophelia Chong

Ophelia Chong is the founder of Stock Pot Images and Asian Americans for Cannabis Education (AACE). She is driven to help shape the new conversation of Cannabis and is guided by one mission: to advocate for the legalization of cannabis and offer truthful reflections of the faces and communities that embrace cannabis. As of January 2019, Ophelia joined Aura Ventures as executive creative director. Coming this Spring 2019 she will be featured on ``Pimp My Grow`` as the Short Chinese Garage Grower with DNA Genetics and B-Real of Cypress Hill. Ophelia has joined SIVA LLC as an equity partner in a vertical license (retail, cultivation, manufacturing and delivery) in a TBA location in Los Angeles, CA.

Zeta Ceti

FOUNDER AND CEO GREEN RUSH CONSULTING

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Zeta Ceti

Zeta is a top level U.S. cannabis consultant who has 25 years experience in multiple industry segments. He is the CEO of Green Rush Consulting, a national cannabis consulting firm with a successful track record of winning cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary licenses. Located in Oakland, CA, Green Rush Consulting is considered to be one of the top five cannabis consulting firms that specialize in winning license applications nationally. Globally, Zeta has helped successful companies in Canada, Colombia, and Australia.

Kai-Friedrich Niermann

FOUNDER AND LAWYER, KFN+

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Kai-Friedrich Niermann

Kai has been a business and corporate lawyer in Germany for almost 16 years gaining wide range of experiences in the process. He is very familiar with the interconnectivity between national and European regulations, especially in regard to consumer protection and emerging new cannabis products. He has engaged in advocacy relating to cannabis beginning in early stages of his studies at Philipps University Marburg when the German Supreme Court ruled that small amounts of cannabis should not be criminalized. After medical cannabis was legalized, Kai started a legal blog (canna-biz.legal) on all the relevant new developments in the emerging cannabis market and became a legal expert especially for CBD products. He regularly speaks at international cannabis conferences on topics of the German and European legal framework. In 2018 he was part of the international panel at the MjBizCon INT'l in Toronto and was invited by the National Cannabis Bar Association to speak at the Cannabis Law Institute in Washington. He has published articles on the Prohibition Partners platform and was cited by the Cannabis Law Report as well as the Canadian Globe and Mail. Kai is a co-founder of the International Cannabis Bar Association which establishes in April 2019, as well the German Patient Roundtable. He consults major CBD companies as well as a reputable online knowledge portal for medical cannabis and CBD.

Michael Knodt

FREELANCE JOURNALIST

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Michael Knodt

Michael Knodt is an expert on cannabis politics and cannabis culture across Europe. Born in North Germany, Michael has been living in Berlin since 1990. He initially studied history and journalism before receiving his certification as a carpenter. Since then, Michael has made regular visits to countries where cannabis is cultivated, such as Jamaica and Morocco. He has worked as a freelancer for Weedmaps, Vice Magazine Germany, Sensi Seeds and numerous German-language cannabis magazines since 2004. From 2005 to 2013, Michael was the Editor-in-Chief of Germanys biggest cannabis periodical. He also is the face and presenter of the most popular program on cannabis prohibition and just launched a new channel called ``DerMicha.`` Aside from his journalistic work, Michael is a cannabis patient, activist, sought-after speaker on conferences and congresses, and a father of two.

Moritz Förster

FOUNDER OF KRAUTINVEST.DE

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Moritz Förster

Former journalist and communications consultant, positioning leading
global tech & cannabis companies. Founder of krautinvest.de - the German B2B cannabis online magazine.

Josh Holleb

SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT, CERES GREENHOUSE SOLUTIONS

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Josh Holleb

Since starting at Ceres 7 years ago Josh has created the Cannabis division, bringing more than a decade of experience in both construction and growing cannabis. Josh approaches his job with an interdisciplinary understanding of systems, architectural design, and problem solving. His goal is to create a whole-systems approach to both greenhouse design and environmental controls, resulting in the most efficient systems and highest quality products.

Emanuel Kotzian

FOUDER & CEO AGENTUR SOWJET GmbH

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Emanuel Kotzian

Emanuel Kotzian dedicates himself to the education about the effects of marihuana and lobbies for the re-nomalisation of this classic cultural plant. In 2000 he established germanies biggest magazine ``Hanf Journal`` and founded Agentur Sowjet GmbH, where he currently serves as CEO. With more than 1 million fans, followers and readers on several channels, Agentur Sowjet is one of the leading marketing companies on the European Hemp Market. Its network of companies and branch offices extends from the Canary Islands to Kiev in the Ukraine and represents a unique platform for any market participant. Emanuel Kotzian was born 1972 in Krakow and immigrated with his family to Germany. After finishing High School in 1992 he studied Economics.

Jamie Shaw

PARTNER AT GROUNDWORKS CONSULTING AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE FOR PASHA BRANDS

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Jamie Shaw

Jamie Shaw is a Partner of Groundwork Consulting, Director of the BC Independent Cannabis Association, and an Advisor to NICHE Canada. She has previously served as Government Relations and Sr. Policy Development for Indigenous Bloom, Government Relations Director for MMJ Canada, President of CAMCD, a Director of the B.C. Compassion Club, and co-founder of Canada's first Women Grow Chapter.

She was an expert witness in the Allard trial that won patients the right to grow for themselves, and her lobbying efforts led to dispensary licensing in multiple B.C. municipalities. She is a co-author of the Lift Retail Cannabis Training Course, and her writing on cannabis issues can be found in various publications.

Chris Husong

DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING ELIXINOL

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Chris Husong

Chris Husong is an international branding and marketing expert with over 20 years' experience in emerging and regulated industries including telecom and finance.
Having worked in cannabis since 2014, Chris has a deep knowledge for global hemp standards. Motivated to exceed those standards, since 2015, Chris Husong has been leading the international growth of Elixinol which is sold in 40 different countries. As a strong advocate for quality standards and industry best practices Chris' support of industry organizations such as Hemp Industry Association (HIA), US Hemp Roundtable and Realm of Caring (ROC) is notable. As Director of Sales & Marketing for Elixinol, a global company with triple-digit year over year growth since 2015, Chris oversees all Elixinol international digital properties and sales efforts including product development, partnerships, branding and public relations.

Benjamin Patock

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, BOVEDA

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Benjamin Patock

Benjamin cares for one thing: To secure high quality standards for cannabis products around the globe. As Head of International Relations for Boveda (http://www.bovedainc.com), the global leader in 2-way humidity control, he is at the center of this movement, as water activity is one of the most dominant factors for product quality and safety. Boveda, celebrating over 20 years in business, produces a very natural, reliable, stable, safe and at the same time inexpensive and disposable device that controls humidity levels by adding and removing water content within any type of closed container. Prior to his engagement at Boveda, Benjamin's career included a turn as a product and marketing specialist. Prior to his studies, he designed his first online projects in 1999 which lead him to different roles for big agencies and corporations alike. In 2006 he took a leap of faith and joined a friend in his freshly founded start-up and stayed in this ecosystem founding two companies of his own. The most recent one, Noblego (http://www.noblego.de), is today one of the leading European retailers of cigars and premium tobacco products. Benjamin lectured at University level, wrote one of the best-selling cigar books in German language and acts as speaker and activist for consumer rights groups. He now takes his experiences from a highly regulated tobacco market to bring high-quality cannabis medicine to anyone who needs it, no matter location. Benjamin holds a Diploma (B.Sc.Hons.) in Media Management from Wiesbaden University as well as a Masters in Marketing from renowned French Business School EDHEC. He speaks fluent German, English, French as well as Spanish at a respectable level. Benjamin lives in Berlin with his wife and son, spends too much money on sneakers and is still a die-hard supporter of his home football club Eintracht Frankfurt.

Susan Chapelle

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, PASHA BRANDS

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Susan Chapelle

Susan Chapelle has been both a patient and an advocate for the cannabis industry for over 10 years. As a city councilor, Susan advocated for and put forward policy to reflect recent legalization, and to help those small businesses involved in the growth and dispensing of cannabis to retain their place in the new economy. Susan has recently accepted a position as Director of Government Relations with Pasha Brands and is excited to be utilizing all of her gained knowledge in politics, science and startups to help keep the small business economics of cannabis viable in a time of rapid industry growth and regulatory uncertainty.

As a business owner for over 30 years and an early adopter of innovation, Susan opened the first multidisciplinary health care clinic in Squamish, BC. Squamish Integrated Health maintains over 20 practitioners and serves the health of the community through evidence based treatments that have been developed and published in peer review journals.

Susan's recent opening of Aligned Collective in Squamish as a space where people can work together across sectors to resolve economic and social issues, as well as move into smart city solutions will be an exciting use of her Community Economic Development education at SFU.

As an entrepreneur and advocate, her recent completion of a Master's degree in Business Administration at Simon Fraser University has helped her grow her skills in the world of startups.

In the 2018 municipal election, Susan finished her 10-year political career and two terms as a city councilor where she advocated for healthy cities and active transportation with running for Mayor in the District of Squamish, BC.

As a researcher, Susan has published extensively in the area of wound healing and mechanism of manual therapy as co-investigator with Dr. Geoffrey Bove, D.C, PhD at the University of New England. Recent work on a National Institute of Medical Science grant to study mechanisms of post-operative adhesion formation has been published in PLOS One. Her recent publication on mechanism of repetitive strain injury has been published in PAIN. Her numerous publications and expertise on the subject of healing mechanisms, as well as cities and technology have offered her the opportunity to speak both locally and globally as a keynote speaker and educator.