It’s official, Canada has legalized, and the timing of the Vancouver International Cannabis Business Conference this Sunday and Monday couldn’t be better! Join us for the first cannabis conference under legalization at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver June 24-25!

TICKETS GO UP $200 USD SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT.

The Conference Package

CONFERENCE | EXPO | AFTER PARTY

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JUNE 25 CONFERENCE - Canada legalizes! With rapid changes to business and compliance, monitoring the fast moving dynamics of our rapidly changing industry is a full time job. The International Cannabis Business Conference Vancouver will be held just prior to legalization! We will bring together top regulators and industry leaders to discuss permits, business models, and opportunities within the newly enacted laws and landscape. Of course, the International Cannabis Business Conference also famously offers some of the best cannabis industry networking, leveraging our worldwide following to connect wholesalers, brands, distributors, investors and strategic partners. Join us for the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, BC. The one and only International Cannabis Business Conference!

JUNE 25, 2018 AFTER PARTY - Join us after the conference at our exclusive After Party for an unforgettable evening of networking at Studio Lounge and Nightclub, located at 919 Granville St. in Vancouver. This year's After Party features a live performance by Del the Funky Homosapien! Free for all ticket holders.

$449
CONFERENCE PACKAGE
Admission to Conference, Expo Arena, and After Party

The VIP Package

VIP RECEPTION | CONFERENCE | EXPO | AFTER PARTY

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The VIP Package

JUNE 24 VIP RECEPTION - Experience networking Canada style! We start things off the evening before the conference with our VIP Reception, to be held at the Sheraton from 6-8 PM. 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.

JUNE 25 CONFERENCE - Canada legalizes! With rapid changes to business and compliance, monitoring the fast moving dynamics of our rapidly changing industry is a full time job. The International Cannabis Business Conference Vancouver will be held just prior to legalization! We will bring together top regulators and industry leaders to discuss permits, business models, and opportunities within the newly enacted laws and landscape. Of course, the International Cannabis Business Conference also famously offers some of the best cannabis industry networking, leveraging our worldwide following to connect wholesalers, brands, distributors, investors and strategic partners. Join us for the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, BC. The one and only International Cannabis Business Conference!

JUNE 25, 2018 AFTER PARTY - Join us after the conference at our exclusive After Party for an unforgettable evening of networking at Studio Lounge and Nightclub, located at 919 Granville St. in Vancouver. This year's After Party features a live performance by Del the Funky Homosapien! Free for all ticket holders.

$599
VIP PACKAGE
Admission to VIP Reception, Conference, Expo, After Party

$1,000,000 Pitch Panel

1:00 PM JUNE 25

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$1,000,000 Pitch Panel

The hour will be packed with cannabis entrepreneurs seeking a micro-licence under the new proposed regulations as they pitch their business plans to a panel of industry experts. Canopy Rivers is putting up to $1,000,000 of capital on the table for the most compelling pitches. NOTE: The application deadline for this event has passed, see you in Vancouver!

PRØHBTD Brand Building 101

4:30 PM JUNE 25

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PRØHBTD Brand Building 101

PRØHBTD creates, builds and markets cannabis brands to global audiences. The company has helped more than 100 cannabis companies build their businesses through a variety of brand development and content programs. CEO Drake Sutton-Shearer will lead this exclusive opportunity to learn about cannabis brand building. Drake has spent the past 25 years helping some of the biggest brands in the world introduce and scale their products and services. In this fast paced and informational seminar you will learn how to develop a cannabis brand that will drive sales, create customer loyalty and work within the restrictive framework of Canadian packaging requirements.

FREE
PRØHBTD Media Workshop
Available for first 50 qualified applicants

Conference Schedule – Monday, June 25 2018

08:45  CONFERENCE OVERVIEW BY ALEX ROGERS

The Executive Producer of the ICBC opens the 2018 Vancouver ICBC with a brief overview.

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9:00  KEYNOTE SPEECH BY 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.

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9:30  TRANSITIONING TO LEGAL USE – CANADA MOVES FORWARD

2018 will be a transformative year in Canadian and international cannabis policy. Canada will legalize recreational cannabis and provincial governments are busy implementing retail sales systems. A key component of this process will be transitioning the current, vibrant but mostly illicitly industry into the legal, regulated space. The next era will be marked by these transitions and this panel seeks to explore some of those implications.

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10:00  CANNABIS IN THE CAPITAL MARKETS

The CSE – Canadian Securities Exchange will be providing insight into the process of going public and raising capital in the ever-evolving Cannabis sector. Anna Serin, Director of Listing Development for the CSE, will be moderating a panel discussion with industry professionals who will share their knowledge and experience. This panel will address many of the common questions asked during the process of going public, and will speak to the complex nature, jurisdictional issues and industry specific challenges facing today’s Canadian – and U.S. – Cannabis companies in the capital markets.

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10:45  MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: INCREASING YOUR COMPANY’S VALUE, MARKET SHARE, AND RISK

While cannabis stocks – and hopes – continue to climb, Canadian companies are consolidating almost as fast as new licenses are approved. From takeovers (hostile and otherwise) to mergers, companies are increasing value, market share, and achieving almost full vertical integration. This panel shares their experience in this rapidly evolving space, and examines both the pitfalls and rewards.

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11:15  HIGH STAKES – INTERNATIONAL CANNABIS INVESTMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

This session will present hard-hitting facts and advice for those considering investing or operating in the international cannabis markets. Investing in the “Green Rush” is extremely complex, and not for the faint of heart. Nic Easley, a globally recognized cannabis industry expert, multiple business owner, and venture fund manager will guide you through these emerging markets, helping you reduce risk while capturing upside opportunities to make impactful profitable companies. You’ll be better prepared to navigate these treacherous cannabis markets after attending this session.

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11:50   GERMAN MARKET UPDATE

The German medical cannabis market has shown great growth over the last year as the number of patients has increased exponentially, utilizing cannabis imported from Canada and the Netherlands. The industry in the EU powerhouse is poised to continue expanding as medical use goes more mainstream and the nation eventually licenses cultivation companies located in Germany. With insurers covering the cost of patients’ medicinal cannabis, Germany is leading the way in many respects and will only be more influential in the coming years.

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12:00 – 1:00 BREAK

1:00   CANOPY RIVERS PITCH DAY: MICRO CANNABIS, MACRO IMPACT

The hour will be packed with cannabis entrepreneurs seeking a micro-licence under the new proposed regulations as they pitch their business plans to a panel of industry experts. Canopy Rivers is putting up to $1,000,000 of capital on the table for the most compelling pitches.

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2:00  MEDIA & MARKETING: MAINSTREAMING CANNABIS & BUILDING CONSUMER TRUST

The days of counter culture content are slowly being supplanted with tried and true storytelling. Authentic stories and how they are marketed are key drivers of helping consumers discover cannabis brands that matter to them. Hear from industry leaders across media, marketing, content and cultivation to learn how they’re shaping elevated experiences for today’s mainstream consumer.

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2:30  CANADIAN PHYSICIANS’ EXPERIENCE WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS

Our roundtable discussion with Canadian physicians currently prescribing cannabis to patients will delve into the multitude of issues facing patients and their doctors. Topics to be covered: How has the acceptance of medical cannabis by physicians and Canadian regulatory bodies changed over the years? Do patients have reasonable access to medicine or is the system broken? What benefits have doctors seen firsthand and what is the status of clinical trials? Will insurance coverage of medicinal cannabis be a game changer? What types of technology is used to help patients access cannabis? And more!

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3:00  CANNABIS GENETICS: POTENTIAL PATENTS, TAILOR-MADE STRAINS, AND MORE IMPLICATIONS

It all starts with the plant! Despite legalization in various States and coming to Canada, no system has accurately taken into account the role of genetics. From possible patents, to the development of specific-effect strains, to the protection of biodiversity, to impacts of outdoor growing, particularly of THC-limited strains, pros share where we are at, and what’s at stake.

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3:30  CULTIVATION TECHNIQUES

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.

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4:00  STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

Specialization is a major factor attracting capital and helping grow the Cannabis sector at hyper-speed. As businesses scale, focused models will be a necessity from both economic and regulatory perspectives, allowing companies to position and embed into the Industry value chain alongside other ‘specialists’. Our panel of Industry experts will discuss strategy in identifying synergies in prospective strategic partners and offer their insights related to making these significant decisions which can be a determining factor in the survival and ultimate success of your business.

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4:30   BRAND BUILDING 101 WITH PRØHBTD

Available to first 50 qualified applicants only. Click HERE to apply. PRØHBTD creates, builds and markets cannabis brands to global audiences. The company has helped more than 100 cannabis companies build their businesses through a variety of brand development and content programs. CEO Drake Sutton-Shearer will lead this exclusive opportunity to learn about cannabis brand building. Drake has spent the past 25 years helping some of the biggest brands in the world introduce and scale their products and services. In this fast paced and informational seminar you will learn how to develop a cannabis brand that will drive sales, create customer loyalty and work within the restrictive framework of Canadian packaging requirements.

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Title Sponsor

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After Party Sponsor

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VIP Reception Sponsor

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SPEAKERS

We bring you the best of industry insiders as well as cannabis icons!

Anna Serin

Director of Listings Development, CSE

Henry Rollins

Keynote Speaker

Jamie Shaw

GroundWork Consulting

Kirk Tousaw

Tousaw Law Corporation

Justin Meiklem

VP Sales & Marketing, Stockhouse Publishing

Robert Laurie

Ad Lucem Law

Drake Sutton-Shearer

CEO and Founder, PRØHBTD Media

Yasmin Gordon

Senior Investment Advisor, Canaccord

Scott Van Rixel

Founder, Bhang Corporation

Ngaio Bealum

ICBC Master of Ceremonies

Mary Patton

Nutopia Cannabis Consulting

Clint Younge

CEO, MMJ Canada

Gregg Steinberg

CEO, Growcentia

Liz Blaz

Phylos, Relationship Manager

Paul Pedersen

Co-Founder & CEO NextLeaf Solutions

Derek Riedle

Civilized.

Josh Holleb

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions

Hilary Black

Director of Patient Education and Advocacy, Canopy Growth

Stephen Verbeek

Hello Cannabis

George Robinson

RavenQuest BioMed

Terry Roycroft

MCRCI

Jason Rhude

PRØHBTD, Director of Brand Partnerships

Emanuel Kotzian

CEO, AGENTUR SOWJET GmbH

James Munro

Partner, McMillan LLP

Jared Berry

CEO, CBDNaturals®

Dr. Anthony Holler

Chairman & CEO, Sunniva

Rosy Mondin

President and CEO, Quadron Cannatech Corporation

Marcus Richardson

Bubbleman

Barinder Rasode

CEO, NICHE

Nic Easley

CEO, C3 Consulting

Dr. Philippe Henry, PhD

Director, R&D, Flowr

Dr. Darryl Hudson, PhD

Co-Founder, InPlanta Biotechnology

Brayden Sutton

Managing Partner, New Raven Capital

Andrea Dobbs

Co-Founder & Acting COO, Bloomer

Mat Beren

Owner, House of the Great Gardener

Olivier Dufourmantelle

COO, Canopy Rivers

George Scorsis

Liberty Health Sciences

Bubba Nicholson

President, Hello Cannabis

Ben Rispin

Goodbye Opiod Campaign, Hello Cannabis

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