Close

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

We are proud to continue with our tradition of high-profile keynote speakers at the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, BC.

GABOR MATÉ

A Canadian physician specializing in addiction, Dr. Maté explores the idea of cannabis use as part of a holistic understanding of what it means to be human.

BrendanKennedy
BRENDAN KENNEDY

is a founder and CEO of Privateer Holdings, the first private equity firm to invest exclusively in cannabis.

Reserve Your Seat Today

Secure your entry to Canada’s most prestigious cannabis event!

Our Incredible Team and Speakers

TOMMY CHONG

A native of Canada, Mr. Chong will speak candidly about his life and career, both before and after the era of Cheech & Chong movies.

KirkTousaw
KIRK TOUSAW

Barrister and advocate for
cannabis law reform.

MARY JEAN DUNDSON

Also known as Watermelon, we’re proud to have this renowned cannabis chef and cover girl as one of our event hosts.

ED ROSENTHAL

Cannabis author and overall cannabis legend.

NGAIO BEALUM

A comic celebrity in his own right, Ngaio facilitates the interaction between the speakers and the audience.

ROBERT LAURIE

International Lawyer, Cannabis Consigliere and Trusted Industry Advisor.

JEREMY JACOB

President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries.

KAYLA COOK

Director of Events and Sponsorships at Leafly.

JAMIE SHAW

Cannabis Dispensary
 Industry Expert.

JULIE NGUYEN

Sales and Marketing manager at Aura Health Studio & Dispensary in Vancouver.

DONALD MACPHERSON

Director Canadian Drug Policy Coalition Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction.

M-J MILLOY, PhD

Epidemiologist and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia.


ROCKER T

Reggae superstar appearing at ICBC After Party.

MARCUS RICHARDSON

Pioneer of the Bubblebag process.

CHUCK RIFICI

CEO of Nesta Co., a private equity firm focused on the cannabis industry.

CARTER LAREN

Co-founder of Gateway and startup advisor.

MICHAEL KNODT

Berlin based freelance author and cannabis correspondent.

MIZ D

Canadian Liaison and Vancouver Chapter Chair of Women Grow.

JENNIFER HANSER

VP of Global Business Development at Tilray.

PHILIPPE LUCAS

Vice President of Patient Advocacy at Tliray.

PAUL CAMPBELL

President of Leafly.

JOKŪBAS ŽIBURKUS, PhD

President and Chief Science Officer of SatiMed, Inc.

BEN LARSON

Co-founder of Gateway and a serial entrepreneur.

JODIE EMERY

Canadian cannabis activist and co-owner of Cannabis Culture.

DORI DEMPSTER

Executive Director at The Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary.

DANA LARSEN

Founding Director
 of the Vancouver Dispensary Society.

DEEPAK ANAND

Executive Director, Canadian National Medical Marijuana Association.

NENAD YASHRUTI

CEO and Co-Founder of 
Root Sciences.

STEVE BLOOM

Editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf Magazine and CelebStoner.com.

NEAL LEVINE

Senior VP Government Affairs at Livwell.

AARON SMITH

Co-founder & Executive Director of NCIA.

ANDY JOSEPH

President of Apeks Supercritical CO2 Extractors.

PRADYUM SEKAR

Chief Operations Officer of MVC Technologies.

DIETER MACPHERSON

CEO of Baked Edibles, CEO & Co founder of Canlio LTD, and Partner in BC CannaLabs.


ANDREW GORDON

Cannawide Dispensary.
Community Integration Director.


ROB LALLY

Co-Founder & Executive Officer of various cannabis companies, and CEO of Commerce Real Estate LLC.

PROFESSOR IAIN MCGREGOR

Professor of Psychopharmacology, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Psychopharmacology Laboratory at the University of Sydney.