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The Global Investment Forum Is Coming To Austin, Texas May 6-7

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The International Cannabis Business Conference is hosting The Global Investment Forum May 6-7, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Austin event is the first in a series of three in-person Global Investment Forums for 2021, along with Berlin and Zurich.     

The Global Investment Forum series showcases and facilitates alliances, partnerships, and joint ventures with a milieu of investors, start-up executives, service providers, and entrepreneurs.  

The Global Investment Forum is Texas’ first cannabis investment event of its kind and is limited to 250 attendees. Starting off with the cannabis and finance industry’s top speakers and thought leaders, the event then leads into the company pitch portion of the event allowing companies to gain blanketed exposure to the International Cannabis Business Conference’s comprehensive network of investors, beginning with an initial quick pitch by company representatives on the main stage, followed by a two-hour session of face-to-face pitches, leading into a standing lunch. The pitches are followed by speed table networking and an open bar.

Jessica Billingsley will provide the keynote address at the Global Investment Forum. Billingsley serves as Akerna’s Chief Executive Officer. In June 2019 she became the first CEO of a cannabis ancillary company to be listed on Nasdaq. She co-founded MJ Freeway in 2010, where she served as President until April 2018, and later as the CEO until MJ Freeway was acquired by MTech to form Akerna. In 2015, she was named as one of Fortune’s Most Promising Female Entrepreneurs, in 2018, she was named one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Female Founders, and in 2019, she was named to Entrepreneur’s inaugural list of 100 Powerful Women.

Other speakers of note include:

  • Four-time NBA Champion John Salley
  • Codie Sanchez, Managing Director and Partner at Entourage Effect Capita
  • Matt Nordgren, CEO and Founder of ARCADIAN Fund and ARCADIAN Capital Management
  • Nic Easley, CEO of Multiverse Capital
  • Jamie Pearson, CEO of Bhang

Click here for a full list of speakers


  • May 6th – VIP Welcome Reception from 7pm to 9pm
  • May 7th – Global Investment Forum
  • May 7th – After-party w/DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill sponsored by Bhang

The Global Investment Forum will take place at the amazing Lakeway Resort and Spa Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Lakeway Resort and Spa offers lakeside rooms, luxurious spa services, marina access to Lake Travis, and endless on-site activities making it the perfect venue for attendees to be able to both work hard all day and relax in the off-hours of the event.

Texas’ legal cannabis industry is still in its infancy, and the cannabis industry profit potential in Texas and beyond is astronomical. You do not want to pass up this unique opportunity. A limited number of tickets and sponsorships are still available for the Global Investment Forum Austin event, however, they will go quickly so make sure to complete your purchase as soon as possible.

Early bird pricing ends April 14th and prospective attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted rate before early bird pricing expires. Get your tickets today!


About the International Cannabis Business Conference

International Cannabis Business Conference events are the premier cannabis events for entrepreneurs across the planet. With events in Canada, the United States, Switzerland, Spain, and Germany the International Cannabis Business Conference is where the world meets cannabis. Find out more at and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

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