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Kauai Networking Events

VIP RECEPTION | AFTER PARTY | GOLF TOURNAMENT

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Kauai Networking Events

DEC 1 VIP RECEPTION - Experience networking Aloha style! We start things off the evening before the conference with our VIP Reception, to be held outdoors at the Kauai Hyatt's Grand Promenade and Garden from 6-8 PM Hawaii time. This event is fully catered and is a great way to start making connections. Past VIP Reception guests have included Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom, California State Marijuana Czar Lori Ajax, U.S. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Tommy Chong, Steve DeAngelo, and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders. See our Events page for more details.

DEC 2 AFTER PARTY - Join after the first day of conference at our exclusive After Party for an unforgettable evening of networking Hawaii style. With previous live performances by hip hop legends KRS One and Del the Funky Homosapien, the ICBC After Parties have become the stuff of legend. Party starts at 8 pm. Free for all ticket holders.

DEC 4 GOLF TOURNEY - And last but certainly not least we are proud to host our very first Golf Tourney at the Oceanside PGA course designed by Robert Trent Jones. This will be a 4-person scramble with a maximum of 72 players for 18 teams, with various prizes awarded. Visit our Events page for full tournament rules.

These events, in addition to two full days of conference, make this the cannabis networking event of the year!

The Kama'aina Room Rate

SAVE ENOUGH TO PAY FOR YOUR CONFERENCE ADMISSION!

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The Kama'aina Room Rate

Rooms at this 5-star hotel normally start at $500 per night. Not only have we scored you a killer deal in our partnership with Grand Hyatt Kauai by offering you these same rooms starting at $180 per night, but we've also waived the resort fee! That's over half off, and the savings over three nights more than pays for your admission to the conference. Think of it as the perfect tax write-off to finish the year.

Don't miss out on this deal as rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis. We like to bring the Aloha wherever we go, and this deal is just our way of bringing you the Kama'aina locals price. Visit our Kauai Hotel page and book your rooms today!

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SPEAKERS

Senator Will Espero

State Senator

Hawaii

Meg Owen

Leafly

Director of Digital Marketing

Even Eneman

Case Verde Capital

Co-Founder

Russ Jacobs

Starbucks

In-House Counsel

Drake Sutton-Shearer

PROHBTD Media

Co-Founder

Jim Baudino

MERRY JANE Media

VP Marketing & Business Development

Melinda Sarpal

The Cannabliss Group, Inc.

Founder

Mike Lickver

Stoic Advisory, Inc.

Board of Advisors

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Here's a brief look at our Kauai conference schedule. Visit our Kauai Schedule page for more information, including who is speaking on which panel.

  • 10:00
    KEYNOTE SPEECH
  • 11:00
    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.
  • 12:00
    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.
  • 3:00
    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.
  • 4:00
    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.
  • 10:00
    KEYNOTE SPEECH
  • 11:00
    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.
  • 12:00
    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.
  • 2:30
    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.
  • 3:30
    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
  • 4:00
    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.

KAUAI PACKAGES

Note: Golf Tourney package does not include conference admission

$399
Early Bird Individual
Single Person Admission
  • Two Full Days Conference
  • Conference Goodies
  • Access to Exhibitor Arena
  • Free Admission to After Party
  • Entry to VIP Reception
  • Networking
$549
Early Bird VIP Package
Single Entry to Conference and VIP Reception
  • Two Full Days Conference
  • Conference Goodies
  • Access to Exhibitor Arena
  • Free Admission to After Party
  • Entry to VIP Reception
  • Networking
$1,000
Oceanside Golf Tourney
Robert Trent Jones PGA Course
  • Group of Four
  • Shoes $15 Extra
  • Clubs $50 Extra
  • December 4, 2017
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Networking

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