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ICBC SAN FRANCISCO | SCHEDULE

We had a full schedule for you at this crucial one-day cannabis event. If you missed it here is the full schedule of our 2017 event. Stay tuned for 2018!

8:45 AM Conference Overview with Alex Rogers

The Executive Producer of the International Cannabis Business Conference starts the day off with an overview of the densely packed content that will be presented throughout the day.

9:00 AM Keynote with Henry Rollins

“Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales in places such as Nepal, Sri Lanka, Siberia, North Korea, South Sudan and Iran.

9:45 AM California Regulations and Licensing

Over the last few years California has seen a tidal wave of policy change related to commercial cannabis activity, culminating with the historic November election. This panel will feature several speakers from the state regulatory agencies tasked with regulating and licensing cannabis businesses in California. This panel will deliver up-to-date and accurate information regarding the status of forthcoming state regulations and licenses across all facets of the industry.

10:45 AM Break

If you didn’t get a chance to visit the exhibitor floor prior to finding your seat, this quick break gives you a little extra time to network.

11:00 AM Distribution Models and License Types

A hot topic among all consumer brands and manufactures, our panelists include a diversity of distribution models including agricultural cooperatives, independent distributors, online wholesale marketplace platforms, aggregation and processing centers, transportation and security providers. The panel will provide a comprehensive analysis of license types and distribution models conducive to all types and sizes of operators and their needs.

12:00 PM Break

Use your lunch break however you’d like, either networking on site or around town.

1:00 PM Speaking Republican: How to Survive and Thrive During the Trump Administration

Can the cannabis industry survive under the Trump administration?  Will Trump be a friend or foe to medical or recreational cannabis?  What actions can we anticipate from Attorney General Sessions whose extreme opposition to legalized cannabis is well-documented?  What will become of The Cole Memo?  In a country that has become so deeply divided, is it possible that a democrat-dominated cannabis industry can learn to “speak republican” in order to achieve a peaceful, and prosperous coexistance?  With all the uncertainty, the cannabis industry is on edge, wondering how to best prepare themselves for the possibility of a federal crackdown.  Hear from a group of seasoned political strategists and legal experts as they offer their insight to these burning questions, address concerns, and offer strategic advice to to the cannabis industry from a political insider’s perspective.

2:00 PM Public Markets Financing and Cannabis Stocks

With investor interest in Cannabis at an all time high, our panel focusing on public cannabis companies will highlight issues faced by investors looking to invest domestically, as well as opportunities on more regulated exchanges in Canada. We will also examine go-public strategies and pros and cons of specific Exchanges for companies considering a public market financing strategy. Our panel will include analysts along with COEs of cannabis pub-cos.

3:00 PM Break

Wrap up the connections you’ve made on the Expo floor during our last break of the day, and figure out who you’re going to the After Party with.

3:15 PM Consumer Tech and Branding

Cannabis has gone mainstream, which means ratcheting up innovation and focusing on brand are crucial factors for success. Our panel features cannabis industry disrupters along with media professionals from fortune 500 companies, discussing the new competitive paradigm, including a focus on recreational consumers.

4:15 PM Celebrity Interview: John Salley

Freedom Leaf editor Steve Bloom interviews former NBA star and medical marijuana advocate John Salley, who won four championships with the Pistons, Bulls and Lakers during his 14-year professional career.