International Cannabis Business Conference Vancouver Speakers 2019

Barbara (Bobbi) Koz Paley

FOUNDER AND CEO, ART ASSETS LLC

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Barbara (Bobbi) Koz Paley

Bobbi Koz Paley is a ChangeMaker with a proven track record of identifying cultural shifts, investing early, and creating connections across multiple industries and sectors. She has been on the cusp of myriad cultural trends in her lifetime, establishing herself as an early player in real estate, art, and cannabis before they were asset classes. A pioneer in Design Thinking, she has consistently embraced innovation and opportunity to create value.

In 2014, anticipating the looming cultural, economic, and technological transformations in the cannabis industry, Bobbi partnered with her son, Jamie Koz. Uniting her creativity with his decades of experience in cannabis cultivation, they originally opened four micro-grows in Los Angeles, joined ArcView's global network of leading investors and entrepreneurs, and established an evolving ecosystem among their investments, makers, and fellow investors.

John Salley

NBA CHAMPION, ACTOR, ENTREPRENEUR CO-FOUNDER OF DEUCES22 PREMIUM BRANDS

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John Salley

Most can achieve a goal and be pleasantly satisfied with their results but to continually create new tasks to accomplish and to reinvent your self is the mark of a versatile and motivated individual. It is the definition of father, athlete, actor, entrepreneur, talk show host, philanthropist, wellness advocate, vegan and champion: John Salley.

A proud native of Brooklyn, New York, John found a love for basketball at an early age. He accepted a Basketball Scholarship to Georgia Tech to play for legendary head coach Bobby Cremins. From there Salley went on to become a 15-year NBA veteran and was the first NBA player to win four championships with three different teams. During the 80's, Salley was a member of the Detroit Piston ``Bad Boys`` squad. Salley went on to Chicago playing with Michael Jordan as part of the Bulls 1996 championship team. In 1999, Phil Jackson invited Salley to come to Los Angeles to provide experience and leadership to the 1999-2000 Lakers' championship team.

After his retirement from the NBA in 2000, Salley explored several opportunities in both television and film. John's film credits include Bad Boys 1 & 2, Eddie and Jerry Bruckheimer's Confession of a Shopaholic. John has served as host for numerous award shows and was also the host of The John Salley Block Party on 100.3 The Beat Morning Show in Los Angeles. John recently hosted the Reunion Shows of VH-1's #1 rated show, Basketball Wives.

John spent 7 years serving as the co-host of the Emmy nominated, critically acclaimed ``The Best Damn Sports Show Period`` on Fox Sports Net. He was also the host of the sports talk show ``Ballers`` on BET. John is the head of his own production company, John Salley Presents, Inc., where he uses his uncanny ability to find unique and interesting people and projects for television, film and Internet. In April 2011 until recently, John hosted his own talk show Game On! airing on The Reelz Channel. In addition, John was also a co-host on The Car Show, airing on Speed Channel. John has also been the MC for numerous Corporate and Charity events.

John is actively involved with Operation Smile, PETA and the fight against Diabetes. In addition, John is involved with PCRM and visited Washington speaking to Congress about the Child Nutrition Act, asking Members to support legislation that would increase vegetarian options in meals served in public schools.

John has adopted a plant based (raw vegan) lifestyle, and is a frequent speaker at VegFest's across the USA. As a Wellness Advocate, one of John's main missions in life is to continue to educate people on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle thru better eating habits. With a passion for real food, wine and spirits, John is a partner in the label ``Vegan Vine`` in partnership with Clos LaChance Winery. John has contributed articles to Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado and LA Confidential. You can follow John on Facebook John Salley, Twitter @thejohnsalley.com and his website, www.johnsalley.com. John currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.

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.

AC Braddock

CEO EDEN LABS

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AC Braddock

AC Braddock is the CEO of an internationally known and respected extraction technology company that has specialized in supercritical co2 and ethanol systems for 24 years. While Eden Labs serves many industries, in 2009 Ms. Braddock envisioned that the purity of Supercritical CO2 and Ethanol derived products would be a necessity for the legalization of medical applications for cannabis. This vision and years of educational outreach about extraction methodology and its integral relationship with the emerging science around whole plant, the Endocannabinoid system, and the Entourage Effect, helped lay the foundation for an industry based on health and well being.

Ms. Braddock is a career entrepreneur who has a keen eye for new trends, product placement, business strategy and creating a strong corporate culture and infrastructure for effective growth. In 2010, Ms. Braddock became CEO of Eden and guided the company through significant year over year growth, placing hundreds of systems in businesses and universities around the world.

Eden Labs has been listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing women led companies in Seattle, Washington. Her tireless dedication to her company and those it serves has garnered her a reputation as a thought leader in modern business practice, a unifier across industries, and an inspirational speaker in this emerging industry.

She is Chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association and VP of Washington state's largest trade org. The Cannabis Alliance, BOD's. Ms. Braddock is also a founding supporter of three Cannabis Women's groups, WOW (Women of Weed), The Cannabis Women's Alliance, Women Grow and is featured in the documentary Women of Weed.

Niel Marotta

PRESIDENT & CEO, DIRECTOR, FOUNDER, INDIVA

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Niel Marotta

Niel was a top performing fund manager at a prominent US firm, where he managed a portfolio of over $1 Billion across several industries. He also served as Vice President for a TSX listed natural resource focused company. Subsequently, Niel worked as an investment banker, and has been involved in financings and M&A transactions exceeding $1 Billion. Niel is a graduate of McGill University's commerce program.

Tyla Salley

CEO, DEUCES22

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Tyla Salley

Tyla Salley is a young entrepreneur entering the cannabis industry as the CEO of her own cannabis brand, Deuces22. Her brand Deuces 22 features 3 premium flower pre-rolled joints, vape cartridges and a soon to come CBD line. Tyla has used her experience working in entertainment and influencer marketing with Adidas to market and push her brand to a national level.

Jamie Pearson

COO, Bhang

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Jamie Pearson

Bhang is a powerhouse cannabis and CBD brand that spans several US States, Canada, Europe and South America. Ms. Pearson is a serial entrepreneur with twenty years of successful business operations experience. In addition to her work at Bhang, she is on the advisory board of Liberty Leaf {CNSX: LIB}, owns a real estate investment firm, property management company, and holds a real estate portfolio spanning 3 countries.
Jamie was named one of the Top Twenty Women in Business by the Billings Gazette, and was inducted into the Investors Hall of Fame by the Wealth Intelligence Academy. A skilled deal-maker, Ms. Pearson opened a celebrity cannabis agency in 2015 with DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill and paired cannabis companies with celebrity clients. She currently owns cultivation operations in Northern California and Montana and has been a cannabis real estate investor and landlord for over 12 years. A certified 'low ropes' team builder, Pearson also holds 'Train the Trainer' certification in several leadership and human resource programs. She studied German at the University of Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany), holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in Leadership from the University of Oregon.

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.

Barinder Rasode

CEO, GROW TECH LABS

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Barinder Rasode

Home grown social influencer Barinder Rasode's quintessential advocacy for Canadian values is nationally renowned. Her leadership, mastery of complex subjects, and innovation guide a plethora of issues that impact the everyday life of Canadians. A strong believer in creating cohesion and synchronicity, Barinder leads by example to propel a team's natural strengths to levels of exceptionality that help shape objectives, narratives, and discourse.

Currently, Barinder is the CEO of Grow Tech Labs. Based in Vancouver, Grow Tech Labs will reaffirm British Columbia (BC)'s status as a global cannabis capital by attracting a new and diverse generation of sector leaders from across Canada and around the world through the delivery of world-class programs that are rooted in innovation, entrepreneurship and mentorship.

Barinder has extensive experience working with senior levels of government, stakeholders, and the private sector to find common ground to encourage respectful, informed dialogue on diverse issues to tackle emerging challenges facing Canada's future.

She founded National Institute of Cannabis Health and Education (NICHE) to promote evidence-based research and education about cannabis, and formerly served as CEO and Board President.

A fierce advocate of women's rights, Barinder is the Co-Founder and Advisory Committee Chair for a unique series of conferences, SheTalks, each featuring 16 inspirational women who share stories of leadership, transformation, innovation, and how to succeed in today's rapidly changing world. Barinder also hosted SheTalks Radio, a weekly show that ran on Roundhouse 98.3 FM.

Previously, Barinder served two terms as an elected Councillor for the City of Surrey, taking leadership roles in public safety and transportation. She has also served on the Board of Directors for Fraser Health Authority, which provides governance and vision for the largest health organization in British Columbia. In her appointed role, she worked with senior management to establish overall strategic direction, review long-term plans, and ensure appropriate community consultation.

Among her many accolades, Vancouver Magazine ranked her as one of the 50 most powerful people in Vancouver.

Kirk Tousaw

BARRISTER AT TOUSAW LAW CORPORATION

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Kirk Tousaw

Kirk practiced law for 20 years, the last 14 focusing exclusively on cannabis related issues. He successfully won a unanimous decision in the Supreme Court of Canada in R v Smith, confirming that patient access to medical cannabis derivative products is a fundamental Charter right. He also was part of the team that won the Allard v Canada case, ensuring that patients have the right to produce their own cannabis and cannabis products.

Kirk recently retired from law and is currently consulting with Canopy Growth Corporation, working on entrepreneurial ventures, growing fine cannabis and spending time with his family.

Travis Lane

PARTNER, GROUNDWORK CONSULTING; FOUNDER, LEVITY SOLUTIONS

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Travis Lane

Travis Lane has been cultivating cannabis for over 20 years. He grew up without any of the typical stigma associated with the cannabis plant, and became fully focused on cannabis as a career in 2010.

An organic, living-soil-based cultivator, Travis has advocated strongly for the facilitation of pesticide free, sun grown, organic cannabis production. He is a long-time participant in BC's cannabis economy, having been involved in the founding of numerous small cannabis businesses over the last decade.

Since 2015, Travis has helped found and expand a successful chain of storefront dispensaries, a thriving online mail order service, and one of the most successful hydrocarbon extraction brands in the country. In several cases he helped secure municipal licensing for illicit cannabis businesses.

With pending legalization, Travis has recently refocused his business interests, divesting from the illicit market. His latest ventures include Levity Solutions, a multi-purpose cannabis consultancy focused on cultivation and extraction methods for licensed producers, and Groundwork Consulting, a government relations firm that focuses on small businesses in the cannabis space.

As a founding director of the BC Independent Cannabis Association Travis has created widespread connections within government, providing feedback and advice to several governmental bodies.

With consultation clients that include ACMPR applicants and aspiring micro-cultivators, Travis maintains deep connections on both sides of the cannabis industry in BC.

Robert Laurie

AD LUCEM LAW CORP.

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Robert Laurie

Robert W.E. Laurie is an international lawyer, writer and speaker, qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and called to the British Columbia Bar as a barrister and solicitor. After practicing law in London and New York in the areas of international hedge fund formation and securities fraud litigation, Robert founded AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION in Vancouver in 2013. Robert's legal practice focusses on cannabis, encompassing business law, administrative and family litigation, plus criminal and marijuana regulatory defense. Robert is also a recent appointment to the City of Nanaimo's newly established municipal Cannabis Task Force.

Robert has advised licensed producers, pre-license entities, technology companies, and other domestic and foreign participants in the Canadian cannabis industry in relation to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its regulations, including the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (the ``ACMPR) and the Narcotic Control Regulations (the ``NCR``). Robert is also helping various industry participants position themselves for expected changes under Bill C-45: An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, Eliz. II: 64-65-66 (the ``Cannabis Act``).

Robert is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Liberty Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: LIB, OTCQB: LIBFF and FSE: HN3P), a Canadian-based, public company whose focus is to build and support a diversified portfolio of cannabis-sector businesses, including cultivation, value-added CBD/THC products, biotech research and supply-chain products within this dynamic and fast-growing sector. Liberty Leaf also owns 100% of North Road Ventures and acquired the majority interest in Just Kush, both late-stage applicants under Health Canada's Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).

Robert is a Special Advisor to the Leadership Team of Hollyweed North Cannabis Inc. and TerraCube International Inc. He is a Director with the B.C. Independent Cannabis Alliance (BCICA), and a former Board Advisor to the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries (CAMCD). Robert is also a contributing Writer and Columnist with Grow Magazine, based in Oregon. His regular column with Grow is entitled: ``North of the 49th Parallel: Cannabis News and Legal Commentary from Canada``. Robert holds a M.A. (Hons) Juris from the University of Oxford (St. Edmund Hall) and B.A. (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Brigitte Simons

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, PASHA BRANDS LTD.

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Dr. Brigitte Simons

Dr. Brigitte Simons is a c-suite executive in support of leading-edge cannabis product development, laboratory services, and data management tools for the development of safe cannabis accessed globally. Bridging expertise within chemistry, pharma drug development, and environmental testing - Brigitte has a professional track record for laboratory quality control business development, analytical service contracting excellence for the Canadian federal agencies, and global sales experience in high value trade of laboratory services.

Dr. Simons has working experience within the Canadian Food Inspection, Health Canada, Agriculture Canada, and Environment Canada. She spent over 6 years working in the Drug Toxicology and Analysis Division at Health Canada in a laboratory setting to inform regulatory policy development for new drugs. She completed post-doctoral fellowship at the Clinical Sciences Hospital of the National Heart, Blood & Lung Institute within the famous NIH campus in Maryland, USA.

Continuing in lab specialities, Brigitte then joined SCIEX, a global instrumentation vendor for hardware and software for mass spectrometry. With over 16 years experience with operating mass spectrometers, Brigitte managed Canadian federal and provincial government sales for full laboratory services, covering clinical, forensics to product health and environmental safety. Prior to working abroad, Brigitte received her Ph.D. in Chemical Biology at the University of Ottawa in a joint chemistry program with drug pharmacology at Health Canada.

Brigitte is now the Chief Scientific Officer of Pasha Brands Ltd.

Charles Feldmann, Esq.

FOUNDING PARTNER, FELDMANN NAGEL CANTAFIO

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Charles Feldmann, Esq.

Charles Feldmann, Esq., serves as a Trusted Adviser for the cannabis industry's largest and most profitable businesses on an international scale. He assists his legal and consulting clients in all of their corporate operations, licensing, intellectual property, joint venture, transaction documentation, private placements/investor relations, licensing, rules and regulation, IPO's, statutory authority, compliance, legislative and governmental relations, litigation, partnership and enforcement appeal.

He uses his past experience as a Marine Corps federal prosecutor, DEA Drug Task Force Commander and state narcotics prosecutor to assist his clients in establishing strict regulatory compliance protocols at both the state, federal and international levels. His expertise has been instrumental to his clients achieving DEA-Level compliance standards regarding evolving US state and federal rules and regulations and ensuring strict international compliance for his client's marijuana and hemp import and export businesses.

Mr. Feldmann has worked with marijuana and hemp clients in almost all of the US states that have legalized cannabis and the currently expending hemp market place. His expertise has been sought out by various state legislative branches for new medical and recreational marijuana regulatory programs.

Mr. Feldmann was named 2007 Colorado Super Lawyer for being one of the top attorneys in Colorado. He was also appointed to the American Bar Association's Steering Committee for the Cannabis Law and Policy Task Force.

Mr. Feldmann is a former lecturer and instructor for the Department of Defense, National College of District Attorneys and US Armed Forces. Mr. Feldmann has taught prosecutors and defense counsel trial enhancement training and ethics at the Naval Justice School and was an adjunct professor at Colorado Mountain College in the areas of criminal and constitutional law.

Currently, Mr. Feldmann represents cannabis and hemp clients across the globe and defends US Armed Forces members internationally and throughout the United States in all branches of the Armed Forces.

Mr. Feldmann has extensive experience in representing federal and state law enforcement officers, police officers, sheriff's deputies in criminal defense matters, and law enforcement employment-related matters.

EMMA ANDREWS

CHIEF COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICER, BEVCANNA ENTERPRISES INC.

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EMMA ANDREWS

Emma is a dynamic leader with proven expertise in building global lifestyle brands. She combines her passion for education, innovation, health sciences and marketing to deliver an ``anything but average`` approach to building world-class programs, products, and experiences.

Emma holds more than ten years' experience across the natural products, sport nutrition, and cannabis industries. She previously led product innovation and education at plant-based nutrition company Vega, during the lead-up to a $700 million acquisition by White Wave Foods. Following this success, and prior to entering the cannabis industry, Emma was Co-founder at Pineapple Collective, a boutique multi-national consulting agency working with global brands such as Nestlé, and category leaders in the natural health space including Navitas Organics Superfoods and BioK+ Probiotics.
Leveraging a long-standing passion for cannabis including advanced study and deep industry connections, Emma now holds a number of leadership roles. In addition to her executive role at BevCanna, Emma is Director of Marketing at cannabis processing solution provider Nextleaf, is Head of Education for Higharchy Brands & Investments, and is a Partner at Abbott Keefer Consulting Inc., specialists in fast growth companies and emerging brands.

Combined with her passion for studying category trends, Emma has developed a comprehensive understanding of consumer segments, and best practices for retailers & brands to engage with them.

Emma holds the designations of New Product Development Professional (NPDP) and Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and has a BA from the University of Calgary.

Brandon Wright

CEO, DYNALEO

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Brandon Wright

Brandon Wright is known by government and industry stakeholders for setting standards in dosage control, product testing, and consistency. He is the CEO of Dynaleo Inc, soon to be Canada's largest contract manufacturer of cannabis gummies, and the former CEO of Baked Edibles Inc, Canada's most-respected pre-legalization commercial cannabis edibles producer. His experience in the industry has been focused primarily on developing innovative standard practices, new products & processes, regulatory affairs, and education. Wright regularly contributes to wider industry development through position papers and participation in industry organizations.

Alex Rogers

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ICBC

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Alex Rogers

Visionary entrepreneur and political activist, Alex Rogers, is the founder and CEO of three thriving ancillary cannabis businesses. Cutting his teeth as an activist in the early nineties under the tutelage of Jack Herer, Alex has a deep proprietary knowledge of the industry. He has played a key role in professionalizing and mainstreaming the cannabis industry, building one of Oregon's most popular medical marijuana clinics in a matter of a few years, and the first ever to advertise medical marijuana on network TV in America. He also founded and runs the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference (OMBC), the state's biggest and longest running cannabis business conference. Living in five different countries throughout his life, and able to communicate in all respective languages, Alex considers himself an international citizen, thusly spawning his latest creation, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC). The ICBC is the first and only cannabis business conference in the world to have multiple dates set in multiple different countries. A Magna Cum Laude graduate in Political Science, he has used his knowledge of law and politics to push cannabis policy forward all over the world.

Paul Pedersen

CO-FOUNDER & CEO, NEXTLEAF

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Paul Pedersen

With more than 12 years experience in starting and financing emerging growth companies (including NASDAQ: TWER), Paul has spent the last five years focusing on the cannabis space.

Consulting with a variety of industry players, including Canada's first licensed producer, Canada's largest extraction/processor, and Canada's leading seed-to-sale software provider has given Paul in-depth industry knowledge. Coupled with his business acumen, Paul provides a unique perspective in this field, making him a sought-after expert and regular feature within trade publications such as Marijuana Business Daily and Lift & co.

Ngaio Bealum

CONFERENCE MASTER OF CEREMONIES

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Ngaio Bealum

Ngaio Bealum is one of the premiere cannabis comics in the United States and you'll see why he has performed at just about every Hempfest on the West Coast and too many cannabis-related events to even keep track of. He has appeared on Comedy Central, BET, MTV and many other networks and shows across your television dial. Very recently, he was a featured guest on the hilarious podcast of Doug Benson (Super High Me, Half-Baked), Getting Doug With High. In addition to his cannabis comedy, he is the former editor of West Coast Cannabis Magazine and has been a tireless activist for legalization. While Ngaio's comedy is hilarious whether you are a full-fledged member of the cannabis community or not, it certainly doesn't hurt.

Nic Easley

CEO, 3C

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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.

Lance C. Lambert

STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER- BOVEDA INC.

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Lance C. Lambert

Over the past several years Lance has worked in the digital media space for tech companies and top media publishers including; Scripps, The Cannabist, Weedmaps and Marijuana.com news site. Efforts around content in the cannabis space occurred late 2013 after joining DFM's flagship property, The Denver Post. Here he was able to assist in the launching, and shaping of the true news-first site focused in this space--The Cannabist.

Lance quickly learned the true benefits of this plant from the stories they produced around positive effects on those with autism, cancer and epileptic seizures. Being a cancer survivor himself, this especially hit home. In 2017 he shifted gears to head up the herbal division of Boveda, the global leader in 2-way humidity control. He is constantly furthering his knowledge around the cannabis industry as a whole. He's an advocate, an influencer and true believer in the magic this plant holds for mankind.

Tom Zuber

FOUNDER, ZUBER LAWLER

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Tom Zuber

Tom Zuber facilitates collaboration among his colleagues and assists them with growing client relationships. Mr. Zuber also manages intellectual property disputes and deals around the world, and counsels clients in relation to global intellectual property portfolios. He personally manages relationships with more than 10 of the firm's Fortune clients, as well as funds and government entities. He also represents leading companies in emerging industries and technologies, including legalized cannabis and blockchain. With his brother Jeff Zuber, Mr. Zuber founded Zuber & Zuber, now Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, in 2003 as a 3rd‐year associate with no clients. As Managing Partner, Mr. Zuber has managed ZLD's growth from 2 attorneys working out of a Los Angeles domestic kitchen to some 40 attorneys representing clients throughout the world from offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Silicon Valley.
Prior to founding Zuber Lawler & Del Duca, Mr. Zuber practiced in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the New York office of White & Case LLP, and then in the Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Los Angeles office of O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

Vincent D'Accolti

CO-FOUNDER & COO, SHO COMPANIES

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Vincent 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.

Niklas Kouparanis

FOUNDER & CEO, FARMAKO

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Niklas Kouparanis

Niklas Kouparanis was an early mover in the European medical cannabis industry.
He was second employee and authorized representative of Cannamedical, one of the leading pharmaceutical Cannabis companies in Germany. As an expert in the field, European governments requested his consultancy for the implementation of medical cannabis legislations and is specialized in the EU-GMP certification process. He has multiple relationships to key opinion leaders, doctors and pharmacists. As the Founder & CEO of The Good Company & Farmako he is committed to improving medical treatment for patients worldwide, rethinking medicine, and changing lives for the better.

Todd Dalotto

PRESIDENT OF XEBRA BRANDS

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Todd Dalotto

Todd Dalotto is a horticultural scientist, public policy consultant, and business leader specializing in cannabis. He has a horticultural research degree with emphasis on sustainable agriculture and plant breeding from Oregon State University, is former Chair of the Oregon Health Authority's Advisory Committee on Medical Marijuana (ACMM), as well as the ACMM's Horticulture, Research & Safety Committee, has served on various legislative and rules advisory committees for the State of Oregon, and helped draft the regulations for Oregon's Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program.

Todd founded the United States' first hemp food business Hungry Bear Hemp Foods, authored the world's first hemp cookbook The Hemp Cookbook: From Seed to Shining Seed (Inner Traditions), and founded Oregon's first cannabis medical clinic, education & support center, Compassion Center.

His research objectives over the past seventeen years include breeding of in-bred lines, morphology, sustainable practices, hoophouse production, and mutualisms. He serves on Americans for Safe Access' Patient-Focused Certification Review Board, the Cannabis Certification Council's Technical Advisory Committee, and is president of CAN! Research, Education & Consulting in Albany, Oregon.
Todd is currently synthesizing his decades of experience in business, public policy, horticultural science, and cannabis industries as President of Xebra Brands, an international cannabis company based in Canada, operating in Latin America, and expanding globally.

Marcus Richardson

BUBBLEMAN

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Marcus Richardson

Marcus

Andrew Gordon

SENIOR VP, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY

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Andrew Gordon

Andrew Gordon serves as Senior Vice President - Strategic Alliances & Community Engagement, and specializes in operational efficiency, client relations, community partnerships and industry compliance. He has a degree in Political Science from UVIC, and is a graduate of BCIT's Non-Profit Management Program.

Andrew has led community integration programs for a number of retail cannabis companies; and has worked with a diverse array of patients and local partners to build accountable, community-responsive and financially sustainable retail models. Galvanized by the prospect of cannabis legalization in Canada, Andrew is passionate about working with community stakeholders across the country to help reduce social stigma for consumers, and abate pharmaceutical drug dependence within communities.

Dean Arbit

CEO WAGNER DIMAS & BUD.COM

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Dean Arbit

Dean has been a trailblazer in Cannabis related media, helping found Smell the Truth on SFGate in 2011, where he currently serves as Publisher. In 2015, Dean also conceptualized and co-founded New West Summit, which he sold the following year. Prior to entering the Cannabis space in 2011, Dean served as CEO of West Coast Outdoor Media Inc., which he founded 1998, and he help build into one of the largest independent outdoor advertising companies in the Western U.S., with clients such as Apple, NIKE, and Bank of America. New York-based private equity firm Flexis Capital acquired West Coast Outdoor Media in January of 2011. Dean studied Economics and International Finance at San Francisco State University.

Clint Younge

THE LOST ORGANIZATION

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Clint Younge

Clint Younge began his career in the cannabis industry as a budtender and a public relations manager at The Green Cross Dispensary In Vancouver. It was there he learned what it meant to have integrity in business.
After a time with The Green Cross, Clint took a managerial position at The Healing Tree, where he stayed for a year, before what would be the final stop on the way to becoming Chief Executive Officer for MMJ Canada In 2015.
Clint lead a team of over 100 MMJ Canada employees, providing guidance, support and encouragement during difficult and challenging times
in an ever-changing industry.
Under the umbrella of MMJ Canada, Clint has been able to help establish local mental health group, The Lost Organization, through endless fundraising and publicity.
Clint resigned from MMJ Canada in October 2018, however he remains active on board of the LOST charity and continues his focus on reasonable access to cannabis for the community.
His efforts in the cannabis industry were recognized in 2017, and 2018 when Clint was recognized as the Cannabis Crusader of the year and Cannabis Influencer at the Canadian Cannabis Awards.

Emanuel Kotzian

FOUNDER & 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.

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