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Dr. Gabor Maté, MD

PHYSICIAN

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Dr. Gabor Maté, MD

A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD

CANNABIS EXPERT

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Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD

Founder of Cantelligence, President and Chief Science Officer at Satimed.

Jennifer Hanser

TILRAY

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Jennifer Hanser

Jennifer brings a strong background of strategy and deal-making to Tilray, where she is responsible for developing the business globally through supply chain and distribution deals, as well as supporting strategic product, marketing, sales, and operations initiatives. After starting her career on Wall Street, Jennifer amassed over a decade of experience in licensing and product development from roles at AOL, MLB Advanced Media, FIFA, and other leading organizations. At Tilray, she continues her record of transforming industries by working with category-defining brands to leverage their assets and craft accretive partnerships.

Brendan Kennedy

PRIVATEER HOLDINGS

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Brendan Kennedy

President and CEO. Brendan brings a strong background of entrepreneurship and hands-on business experience to Privateer Holdings. He's successfully led the development of new and existing companies, building teams, crafting products and guiding operations. With a voracious appetite for information, Brendan's insight into technology and growth industries led him to the forefront of consultation and solutions for the venture-backed business community.

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