vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA
october 13-14, 2016

KEYNOTE
SPEAKER

CELEBRITY
INTERVIEW

GABOR MATÉ

TOMMY CHONG

Canada, particularly Vancouver, British Columbia, has been at the forefront of progressive cannabis policies. The landslide election of the Liberal Party last year shook up the world, as the party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, became the first political party voted into power with a pro-cannabis legalization platform. The Trudeau Administration has reaffirmed the government's intention to move forward with legalization, creating great opportunities for the cannabis industry and community.

The International Cannabis Business Conference, with successful, sold-out events in San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon, is excited to venture further north into the great city of Vancouver. With Berlin, Germany, already scheduled for April 11-12, 2017, it is clear that the ICBC is THE international cannabis event for anyone in the cannabis industry or thinking of joining the industry.

Growers, processors, retailers, activists, owners of ancillary businesses and those looking to learn more about the cannabis industry can greatly benefit from the ICBC. The ICBC always garners a tremendous amount of media attention as we are a unique event that combines business, politics, activism and culture. We can expect our Vancouver event to earn extensive media attention due to the timely nature of the event and the fact that our speakers and partners are always newsworthy and top-notch.

Unlike other industry events, our vendor spots are very limited, allowing attendees and vendors to interact closely throughout the event. This is not an expo where you are competing with a hundred or more other exhibitors; you will have an opportunity to showcase your business directly to attendees. With Canada helping lead the way and the historic nature of this event, this is not the marijuana conference to miss.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

9:00 am

CONFERENCE
OVERVIEW

9:45 am

KEYNOTE
SPEECH

11:00 am

POLITICAL
PANEL

12:00 pm

ADVOCACY
PANEL

1:00 pm

BREAK


2:30 pm

MEDICAL
RESEARCH
UPDATE

3:00 pm

LEGALIZATION
IN CANADA

4:00 pm

future of
dispensaries
in canada

With the ICBC coming to Vancouver, all eyes will be on Canada to see how cannabis legalization is implemented; this will be a model for the rest of the world to follow.

Speaker to be announced.

Previous keynote speakers have included Dr. Andrew Sullivan, Rick Steves, Dr. Carl Hart, and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders.

While marijuana may no longer be the political hot potato it once was, regulating cannabis in a way that satisfies key stakeholders is no easy task. These progressive policy-makers will explore the various challenges and opportunities that come from finally ending Canada's cannabis prohibition.

With one of the world's oldest medical cannabis programs and pending legalization for adults, Canada boasts some of the most progressive national cannabis policies in the World. However, arrests remain unabated and court challenges continue; this panel will let you know what's still worth fighting for.

Use this time to visit the exhibitor area and network with your colleagues.

Withe  authorized producers and patients growing exponentially, the scientific world is witnessing a medical cannabis research Renaissance. Find out what top researchers are looking into right now and in the near future.

With legalization less than one year away, so many questions remain: will adults purchase cannabis through liquor outlets? Will edibles and/or concentrates be allowed? What's the best case scenario for cannabis users and for Canadian public health? Now that "when" is largely settled, this panel will explore the "how" of cannabis legalization in Canada.

With pharmacies lobbying to dispense medical cannabis products, and all levels of government trying to determine how to manage the rapid growth of dispensaries throughout the nation, this panel will consider the future of dispensaries and community-based access in Canada.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

10:00 am

KEYNOTE
SPEECH

11:00 am

LICENSED
PRODUCERS

12:00 Pm

REGULATORY
PANEL

1:00 pm

BREAK


2:30 pm

INDUSTRY
INNOVATORS

3:30 pm

CELEBRITY
INTERVIEW

Speaker to be announced.

Previous keynote speakers have included Dr. Andrew Sullivan, Rick Steves, Dr. Carl Hart, and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders.

Over the last 3 years, Canada has federally licensed more cannabis production facilities than the rest of the world combined. This panel of industry leaders will provide a sneak peak into the innovative, tightly regulated world of high-tech, legal medical cannabis production.

In Colorado, Washington, Oregon and other jurisdictions that have regulated adult access to cannabis, the devil has been in the details. What do a made-in-Canada cannabis regulations look like, and how can we avoid the pitfalls that have plagued other cannabis policies around the world? This panel will explore the promise and potential problems of Canadian cannabis regulation.

Use this time to visit the exhibitor area and network with your colleagues.

A growing acceptance of medical cannabis and the inevitability of legal adult access have resulted in significant innovation and investments into cannabis-related businesses, products, and ancillary services; meet the minds behind some of world's most cutting-edge canna-companies.

Celebrity to be announced. Previous celebrities have included the Canadian Tommy Chong, of Cheech & Chong fame.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 2R7

888.421.1442

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