PRIVATE EQUITY, VCs, ANGELS Private investment has led the way in funding our Industry to this point. Our esteemed panel of Industry financiers will discuss the challenges and nuances of identifying the hottest verticals, and most sought after concepts and companies to invest in.
THE RISE OF LEGITIMATE PUBLIC CANNABIS COMPANIES We’ll explore Public Markets, and delve into differences between exchanges and advantages relative to private vehicles, for those entrepreneurs considering a go-public strategy, acquisition, or raise from a PubCo. Our panel will feature CEOs from firms with an aggregate market cap north of $1B, who will be sharing their companies’ investment strategies, including North American and International opportunities in Cannabis.
MAINSTREAMING CANNABIS MEDIA Is there room for Cannabis-centric media in a world that’s increasingly accepting of cannabis and its role in our culture? The recent purchase and valuation of High Times suggests..yes! Our panel of endemic and mainstream media executives will discuss the continued migration of cannabis from counterculture to mainstream and the ‘lanes’ they see possibly existing between the factions of media covering all things cannabis going forward.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and CANNABIS BRANDS Our panel of distinguished industry legal minds and brand builders will asses how continued social acceptance of cannabis and the industries rising profile and lucrative bottom line is driving brand licensing deals and their relative success. Panelists will also examine and weigh in on the legal ramifications of such deals, and cannabis IP in general, given the murky protections and enforcement associated with our Industry.
DISRUPTIVE TECH Software, hardware, and Data are the drivers of growth and innovation in Cannabis. The Industries’ leading disrupters will discuss their strategies and views, including a focus on DATA, which is helping operators and investors make their decisions for the fist time in our Industry.
EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGY Extractions are becoming a massive share of the market in the U.S. Currently, Germany’s medical cannabis patients only have access to flowers. Under the new German laws, extractions will be allowed to be sold in pharmacies. We will go over the most cutting edge, clean and efficient extraction methods and their alternate benefits and discuss how extractions will be implemented into the Hawaiian market.
CLEAN CULTIVATION AND GENETICS With ever tightening regulations and oversight related to Cultivation, our panel of elite Industry scientists and growers will discuss topics ranging from regenerative farming, and breeding, to organic pesticides and microbial screening methods as they relate to more stringent and evolving testing requirements.
LEGAL LANDSCAPE AND RECREATIONAL SALES UNDER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION Much has been speculated about the course of our Industry under the Trump administration, this panel featuring Industry lobbyists and thought leaders will focus on the road ahead with a special analysis of California’s impending Rec laws slated to go into effect just 30 days after our conference, and in the face of staunch rhetoric from all sides, specifically how California’s
HAWAII MMJ RULES AND REGULATIONS PANEL In 2001, Hawaii established a statewide MM caregiver system. In 2015, a dispensary program was established and 8 licenses were awarded on 4 islands. The dispensaries are all vertically integrated, and will produce and distribute all of their own medical marijuana products. In 2018, reciprocation with other state license holders will be allowed. Our panel of local experts will go over the ins and out of the Hawaii MMJ rules and regulations and the trajectory of the industry.
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After selling out events in Oregon and California, two of the states leading the United States towards ending cannabis prohibition, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is proud to be heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the leading cannabis capitals of the world. Canada provided a jolt to the global fight to legalize cannabis...
Oaksterdam University has been grooming cannabis industry and activism leaders for years, effectively showcasing the need to combine good political advocacy with sound business knowledge. As the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) always blends activism and business, Oaksterdam has been a natural partner for us. As California looks to legalize cannabis for all adults, it must be...
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