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INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS BUSINESS CONFERENCE
BERLIN SCHEDULE

29-31 JULY 2020

WEDNESDAY, 29 JULY 2020

  • 10:00 - 15:00

    Global Investment Forum

The International CBC Global Investment Forum is an exclusive network providing access to insider market info, capital investors, and exciting growth companies in the cannabis market. We host a series of investor summits to bring together accredited international investors with companies looking for capital, and we provide a forum for exchange in the key areas that the market needs most – real data and available capital.

This is an add-on to the conference which you canpurchase here.

Visit our G.I.F. Berlin area for more information about this unique and much needed forum add-on!

  • 7:00

    VIP Reception

VIP Reception will be held on 29 July at 7pm at the Intercontinental Hotel for All Inclusive Pass holders.

THURSDAY, 30 JULY 2020

  • 9:00

    2020 Conference Overview

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.

Alex Rogers

Alex Rogers

CEO & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, ICBC
  • 9:15

    Keynote TBA

  • 9:45

    Germany and Europe Medical Cannabis Regulations Update

The latest and most important information regarding cannabis regulations in Europe

Peter Homburg, a partner at Dentons Law Firm, will provide a thorough update regarding medical cannabis regulations and trends in Germany and Europe. Topics will include supply and demand in Germany and Europe, the German tender process regarding national cultivation of medical cannabis, cannabis exports/imports, price models, and potential harmonization of cannabis products within the EU.

Peter Homburg

Peter Homburg

PARTNER, DENTONS • HEAD OF EUROPEAN CANNABIS GROUP
  • 10:30

    State of Germany's Cannabis Markets

Cannabis for sale - the state of Europe's leading market

Juergan Neumeyer of Cannabiswirtschaft will provide forward-looking insight and analysis of the German cannabis market and potential opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs. Topics of focus will include domestic production, purchasing trends, and CBD. Mr. Neumeyer will also discuss the current state of cannabis politics in Germany.

Jürgen Neumeyer

Jürgen Neumeyer

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BRANCHENVERBAND CANNABISWIRTSCHAFT E.V. (BVCW)
  • 11:00

    GMP - What Does This Really Mean?

Cannabis for sale - the state of Europe's leading market

Kai-Friedrich Niermann

Kai-Friedrich Niermann

FOUNDER & LAWYER
KFN+

MODERATOR
Rainer Krüger

Rainer Krüger

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
KRÜGER VERWALTUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH & CO KG AND J&K TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Christoph von Studzinski

Christoph von Studzinski

M.SC. PROCESS &
QUALITY MANAGER

The shifting global trade winds are bringing cannabis into Germany from all over the world. Panelists will provide insight into what trends and opportunities to look for and what mistakes to avoid in Germany's emerging cannabis industry. The experts on the panel will explain why matching cert and proving EU GMP involves more than just paperwork.

  • 11:45

    Seeing the Global Cannabis Industry in 2020 with 20/20 Vision

How to spot evolving trends and hot plays in a shifting regional market

Cannabis companies in the U.K., 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. 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.

Nic Easley

Nic Easley

CEO 3C CONSULTING
CEO MULTIVERSE CAPITAL
  • 12:30

    Lunch

  • 13:45

    Capital Markets

Pursuing the right strategy in a constantly changing investment environment

Dean Arbit

Dean Arbit

CEO
WAGNER DIMAS & BUD.COM

MODERATOR
Tim Feike

Tim Feike

GERMAN CANNABIS PIONEER
CEO AYWICK INVESTMENT GROUP

Alexej Pikovsky

Alexej Pikovsky

CEO & CO-FOUNDER
ALPHAGREEN GROUP

Graham Dallas

Graham Dallas

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT TSX &
TSXV EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Stoked by the rapid growth of legal markets, investment in compelling cannabis companies has grown increasingly competitive with convergence of private equity and public markets capital. Never has it been more crucial for companies to understand the investment environment and how associated factors, such as reporting requirements, and strategic synergies can impact a company's operations and growth trajectory. Our panel of leading private and public fund CEOs will provide an updated investor landscape and delve beyond simple dollar amounts in assessing the impact of taking in capital via different investment vehicles.

  • 14:30

    Cannabis Biotechnology - Revolutionizing Europe's Cannabis Industry

Biotechnology is revolutionizing Europe's cannabis industry

Marguerite Arnold

Marguerite Arnold

COFOUNDER
MEDPAYRX & CANNACLEAR

MODERATOR
Jon Thompson

Dr. Jon Thompson

FOUNDER & CEO
UNITED SCIENCE & extraktLAB

Shai Cohen

Shai Cohen

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER
CANNAPOWDER LTD.

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.

  • 15:15

    Doctor Education

Doctor education is one of the biggest hurdles in expanding the EU market - what works and where?

Cannabis is an effective medicine, however, there is still a significant amount of negative stigma directed at the cannabis plant and patients that use it. Many doctors are reluctant to recommend medical cannabis to patients due to a lack of knowledge about cannabis. This presentation is dedicated to educating patients and medical professionals about the benefits of medical cannabis.

Dr Franjo Grotenhermen

Dr, Franjo Grotenhermen

FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE GERMAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANNABIS AS MEDICINE (ACM)
FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CANNABINOID MEDICINES
  • 15:45

    Focus on the Cannabis Pharmacy

Pharmacies are the backbone of Germany's cannabis industry

Alex Revich

Alex Revich

DIRECTOR OF PARTNER DEVELOPMENT &
EDUCATION FOR FLOWR

MODERATOR
Florian Heimann

Florian Heimann

CO-FOUNDER
CANNABIS-APOTHEKE.DE

Kaivan Talachian

Dr. Kaivan Talachian

CEO
CONCINTO INC.

Pharmacies play an enormous role in Germany's medical cannabis industry and are the service providers on the ground. Pharmacies are the very foundation of Germany's safe access model. Learn what new challenges face this part of the industry.

FRIDAY, 31 JULY 2020

  • 10:00

    European CBD Industry and Policy Update EIHA

The most important information that you need to know about CBD regulations

Rebecca Wiegärtner

Rebecca Wiegärtner

FOOD & RETAIL
BUSINESS CONSULTANT

MODERATOR
Kai-Friedrich Niermann

Kai-Friedrich Niermann

FOUNDER & LAWYER
KFN+

Lorenza Romanese

Lorenza Romanese

MANAGING DIRECTOR
EUROPEAN INDUSTRIAL HEMP ASSOCIATION (EIHA)

Daniel Kruse

Daniel Kruse

FOUNDER & CEO
HEMPRO INTERNATIONAL GMBH & CO. KG AND HEMPCONSULT GMBH

Panelists will discuss recent changes made by the European Commission that affected hemp-derived CBD food, cosmetic products, and the Novel Foods Catalogue. The recent changes have had a significant impact on which products are allowed and which ones are prohibited. This panel will provide a thorough summary of the recent changes, their impact, and what further changes may be coming in the near future.

  • 10:45

    International Regulatory Panel – Import and Exports

International trade is a hot topic these days in the cannabiz - get up to date insights on what is moving where and how

Bob Hoban

Bob Hoban

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
HOBAN LAW GROUP

MODERATOR
Diane Scott

Diane Scott

CHAIR & CEO
THE JMCC GROUP

Kris Krane

Kris Krane

PRESIDENT
4FRONT VENTURES

Lewis Koski

Lewis Koski

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
METRC

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.

  • 11:30

    Emerging Markets

Which markets in Europe have the most potential and opportunity?

Jamie Shaw

Jamie Shaw

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & CULTURE, SHELTER

MODERATOR
Lisa Haag

Lisa Haag

FOUNDER
MJ_UNIVERSE

Costas Vamvakas

Costas Vamvakas

OWNER & CEO
VK PREMIUM BUSINESS CONSULTANTS CO. GREECE

Clint Younge

Clint Younge

PRESIDENT
COMPANY X

Different cannabis markets are at different stages of industry maturity, with some markets getting ready to launch and others being more established. Low wage economies see the new opportunities opening up across the European continent and beyond. More than a few countries now see cannabis as a great market development tool. From Spain, Denmark, Switzerland and Greece to countries in Eastern Europe, like Poland, Slovenia and North Macedonia, what are the opportunities to seize and what are the ones to watch out for? Panelists will discuss the important factors to be mindful of.

  • 12:15

    Extractions

Increasing Demand, Significant Opportunities, and Complicated Regulations

Michael Knodt

Michael Knodt

FREELANCE JOURNALIST

MODERATOR
Gary Tucker

Gary Tucker

FOUNDING MEMBER & COO
THE HOUSE OF GREEN, LTD.

Sebastian Kamphorst

Sebastian Kamphorst

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
BECANEX GmbH

Jonah Barber

Jonah Barber

PRESIDENT & CO-FOUNDER
MRX XTRACTORS

Joel Sherlock

Joel Sherlock

CHAIRMAN & CO-FOUNDER
KELOWNA

The extractions market is slowly beginning to come online in Europe as the market expands beyond flower to oil. Being knowledgeable about what is involved with cannabis extraction is critical to becoming an established, regulated, and compliant industry producer. Listen to leading extractors talk about the issues they face, from the levels of THC allowed in hemp-derived products to some of the tougher discussions about Novel Food.

  • 13:00

    Lunch

  • 14:15

    Cannabis Technology

Revolutionizing an Emerging Industry

Marguerite Arnold

Marguerite Arnold

COFOUNDER
MEDPAYRX and CANNACLEAR

MODERATOR
Michael Robbie

Michael Robbie

VP MARKETING & PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, CONVIRON & ARGUS CONTROLS

Cem Guvendiren Jr.

Cem Guvendiren Jr.

MANAGING PARTNER
ENERAMA ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES

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.

  • 15:00

    Managing Your Global CBD Supply Chain

A Forecast For The Future

Numerous policy changes are impacting cosmetics and CBD "Novelty" foods. What impact is there on the hemp/cannabis supply chains? Where can companies source from? This presentation will provide a thorough summary of current EU policies regarding CBD, including definitions and novel foods and an EU CBD forecast looking ahead to the next 5-10 years. The presentation will also provide an overview of the supply chain supporting the global CBD market, along with potential barriers and market opportunities.

Beau Whitney

Beau Whitney

VP & SENIOR ECONOMIST, NEW FRONTIER DATA
  • 15:30

    Media and Branding Panel

Harnessing cannabis and mainstream media to help your cannabis company

Cannabis media has evolved in lightspeeds in the U.S. and Canada but what about coverage on the continent? As mainstream news has picked up the story of legalization, what has fallen through the cracks, and what has been distorted? What is the role of the cannabis specialty press in Europe, and how are business models adapting to a new model of survival in a world where advertising is at best in its infancy?

Marco Cadisch

Marco Cadisch

OWNER, HIGHLIFE MEDIA CONSULTING LLC
  • 16:00

    Lobbying for Cannabis Reform

Lisa Haag

Lisa Haag

FOUNDER
MJ_UNIVERSE

MODERATOR
Georg Wurth

Georg Wurth

LEADER OF THE GERMAN HEMP ASSOCIATION (DHV)

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Cannabis reform is constantly changing. Countries are at different points in the development of making cannabis a commodity, with the industry being one of the stakeholders seeking to influence and educate on the issue. In this 30-minute deep-dive panel, Aaron Smith (CEO at National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA)) gives an update on current progress and developments on a federal level in the US and Georg Wurth (Founder of German Cannabis Association (DHV)) shows which advancements have been and can be made for Germany. The panelists discuss the importance of lobbywork, campaigning and education in order to shift the perspective, to get approval by the majority of the population in the topic and to create a regulatory environment that respects the needs of all stakeholders.

  • 16:30

    Strategic Partnerships - Does it Make Sense for Your Company?

Partnerships may sound good on paper, but what works and what is a recipe for disaster?

Spiros Malandrakis

Spiros Malandrakis

INDUSTRY MANAGER ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
EUROMONITOR INTERNATIONAL

Jurij Butina

Jurij Butina

COO
SNAIL CUSTOM ROLLING PAPERS

Vincent D'Accolti

Vincent D'Accolti

CO-FOUNDER & COO
SHO COMPANIES

Mike Maibach

Mike Maibach

PRESIDENT & CEO, LAB SOCIETY • PARTNER & CONSULTANT, ELEVATED RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Chris Birkett

Chris Birkett

HEAD OF HEMP EDUCATION & TRAINING
ELIXINOL

Establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships is vital to success for all cannabis companies. Collaborating with the right partner(s) can literally be the difference between a company becoming a titan of the cannabis industry or fizzling. Panelists will discuss tips and tricks for seeking out the right partnership, as well as potential pitfalls that entrepreneurs should avoid.

  • 17:15

    Richter Mueller

German Judge Richter Mueller will speak on what cannabis businesses can help to do to support cannabis policy reform, and when people might expect to see the implementation of adult-use cannabis legalization in Germany.

Richter Andreas Mueller

Richter Müller

COURT JUDGE
BERNAU DISTRICT COURT

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