BARCELONA

ICBC BARCELONA SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, 12 MARCH 2020

  • 9:15

    ICBC Conference Overview

Alex Rogers, Executive Producer of the International Cannabis Business Conference, welcomes conference attendees and provides an overview of the conference schedule, including the panels and speakers that will be providing presentations and interviews.

Alex Rogers
  • 9:30

    Keynote Speaker, Dana Rohrabacher

30 Year US Congressman and Cannabis Reform Champion

Dana Rohrabacher represented California's 48th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1989 to 2019. During his tenure in Congress Rohrabacher was a champion for cannabis reform and led the push for pro-cannabis legislation at the federal level. In this insightful interview, Dana Rohrabacher will discuss cannabis politics in the U.S. and share stories about his experiences fighting for sensible cannabis laws over a span of several decades.

  • 10:00

    Medical Licenses in Spain

Obtaining a Cannabis Cultivation License From the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products

Iker Val

Iker Val

CO-FOUNDER AND BUSINESS DEVELOP MANAGER IN EUROPE OF SOVEREIGN FIELDS

MODERATOR

Guillermo Moreno-Sanz

FOUNDER & CSO
ABAGUNE RESEARCH

Fernandez Guillermo

Fernandez Guillermo

FOUNDER AND ATTORNEY
S&F ABOGADOS

This panel will present the options available in Spain to obtain a license for the legal cultivation of cannabis and will cover the requirements involved as well as an update regarding the licenses granted to companies that are already operating.

  • 10:45

    Future Prospects for the CBD Market and other Cannabinoids

Developing Niche Strategies and Overcoming Hurdles in a Rapidly Evolving Industry Landscape

Oscar Pares

Òscar Parés

DEPUTY DIRECTOR
ICEERS FOUNDATION

MODERATOR
Jamie Pearson

Jamie Pearson

CEO
BHANG

Clint Younge

Clint Younge

PRESIDENT
COMPANY X

Dean Arbit

Dean Arbit

CEO
WAGNER DIMAS & BUD.COM

The CBD market and hemp crops are two new realities with great expansion in Spain and Europe. Today we can find multiple actors in this field like small stores that offer CBD based products, alchemists who are starting their first company, Spanish pharmaceutical companies developing creams with CBD or large multinationals placing their brand. The lack of clarity regarding regulatory measures and some stock seizures make this a constantly evolving field.

  • 11:30

    Responsible and Integral Cannabis Regulation in Spain

Road traveled and next steps towards a comprehensive and responsible regulation of cannabis in Spain and the social and economic opportunities.

Bernardo Soriano

Bernardo Soriano

ATTORNEY AND FOUNDER
S&F ABOGADOS

MODERATOR
Miguel Vila

Miguel Vila

FORMER CONGRESSMAN IN SPAIN
CANNABIS REGULATION ACTIVIST

David Pere Martínez

David Pere Martínez

CEO & OWNER
FOURTWENTY GMBH

In the last 3 years, progress has been made regarding cannabis regulation in Spain, however, additional reforms are still needed. Panelists will analyze the current political, legal, and social climate regarding cannabis policy in Spain and will discuss the great social and economic opportunities that will be generated by a robust legal cannabis industry.

  • 12:15

    Seeing the Global Cannabis Industry in 2020 with 20/20 Vision

How to spot evolving trends and hot plays in a shifting regional market

Cannabis companies in the U.K., Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, and the Netherlands are seeking to build a domestic supply for medicinal cannabis in the EU, while low-cost producers in Colombia and South Africa are also vying for the European market. With the downturn of the Canadian public markets in 2019, valuations have declined, and investors are rightfully cautious. Operators need to be more calculated and strategic to secure necessary capital and establish market share in this competitive landscape. Spain's climate and membership in the EU provide a unique opportunity for compliant companies to become leading producers of high-quality, affordable medicinal cannabis products for the world. Additionally, as the industry expands, opportunities continue to open up for ancillary service providers and product manufacturers to support the sector. In this session, Nic Easley, CEO of 3C Consulting and CEO & Managing Director of Multiverse Capital, will share with entrepreneurs and investors a bird' s-eye view of the global industry and what you need to understand to see your cannabis venture clearly in 2020 and beyond with 20/20 vision.

Nic Easley

CEO
MULTIVERSE CAPITAL

  • 13:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00

    International Regulatory Panel

International trade is a hot topic these days in the cannabiz - get up to date insights on what is moving where and how

Bob Hoban

Bob Hoban

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
HOBAN LAW GROUP

MODERATOR
Shane MacGuill

Shane MacGuill

HEAD OF TOBACCO RESEARCH
EUROMONITOR

Joe Rogoway

Joe Rogoway

CEO & MANAGING ATTORNEY
ROGOWAY LAW GROUP

One of the more difficult frontiers of the industry to navigate is developing in Europe because of a patchwork of laws far from cannabis on both a regional and national level. Exports and imports is the place where most of this confusion meets. The changing regulatory environment beyond that as international trade laws impact the conversation, creates a complicated, if not volatile, regulatory framework for businesses to work within. This panel will explore the intricacies of cannabis imports and exports in detail.

  • 14:30

    Cannabis Biotechnology - Revolutionizing Europe's Cannabis Industry

Biotechnology is revolutionizing Europe's cannabis industry

Shai Cohen

Shai Cohen

CEO & MANAGING PARTNER
CANNAPOWDER LTD.

Chad Conner

Chad Conner

CO-FOUNDER & CEO
PURE RATIOS

Opportunities for innovation in the biotechnology sector of the European cannabis industry are heating up. Panelists will provide important information regarding what biotechnology involves that is specific to the cannabis industry, what may be entering the cannabis space in the coming years, the latest on plant genetics, regulatory policies, and opportunities in food processing. Learn about what role cutting edge biotech plays in Europe's emerging cannabis industry.

  • 15:00

    Branding, Marketing and Media

Harnessing cannabis and mainstream media to help your cannabis company

Lisa Haag

Lisa Haag

FOUNDER
MJ_UNIVERSE

MODERATOR
Marco Cadisch

Marco Cadisch

OWNER
HIGHLIFE MEDIA CONSULTING LLC

Simon Espinosa

Simón Espinosa

CEO
EN VOLÁ

Andrew DeAngelo

Andrew DeAngelo

CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL MANAGER
HARBORSIDE HEALTH CENTER

Providing a world-class cannabis product or service is only part of the equation for cannabis industry success. Your product or service cannot be viable if no one knows about it. Panelists will share their tips, tricks, and insight to educate you about the best ways to get your company in front of the right people in a way that will have a lasting impact.

  • 15:40

    Strategic Partnerships - Does it Make Sense for Your Company?

Partnerships may sound good on paper, but what works and what is a recipe for disaster?

Zeta Ceti

Zeta Ceti

CEO
GREEN RUSH CONSULTING

MODERATOR
Vincent D'Accolti

Vincent D'Accolti

CO-FOUNDER & COO
SHO COMPANIES

Mike Maibach

Mike Maibach

PRESIDENT & CEO
LAB SOCIETY
PARTNER & CONSULTANT
ELEVATED RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Industry growth is being propelled by advances from purpose-made innovations. Novel hardware, software, and other IP provide efficiency, scale, and sales channels to help operators navigate our hyper-regulated Industry. Our panel of leading entrepreneurs and tech executives will discuss the impact and differentiation provided by tech, and its impact on industry competition.

  • 16:20

    DJ Muggs Interview

Career spanning Interview with the Acclaimed DJ and Entrepreneur

Michael KnodtDJ Muggs is a renowned hip hop DJ, music producer, cannabis entrepreneur, and a longtime cannabis reform advocate. Muggs will participate in a candid fireside chat with Micha Knodt and will discuss his current cannabis industry pursuits, his experiences as the DJ for the award-winning hip hop group Cypress Hill, reflections about being a true cannabis community pioneer, and much more.

Nic Easley

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