THE RISE OF CANADIAN LPs and PUBCO FUNDS 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.
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.
BUILDING A CANNABIS BRAND FOR THE MODERN CONSUMER The Founder and CEO of PRØHBTD Media, Drake Sutton-Shearer will take you through a fun and informative journey on cannabis brand building and what it means to be a modern day brand.
INVESTING IN CALIFORNIA CULTIVATION Featuring DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill, Bhang Chocolate’s Jamie Pearson, and Paul King from Duard Ventures.
THE KEY TO LOCKING OUT LAWSUITS AND LOWERING TAXES Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why, and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY and CANNABIS BRANDS Our panel of distinguished industry legal minds and brand builders will assess how continued social acceptance of cannabis and the industries rising profile and lucrative bottom line is driving brand licensing deals and their relative success.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS How to survive and thrive. 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’.
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.
LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT AWARD FOR CANNABIS AWARENESS Presented to Ed Rosenthal, known in the cannabis community as “the Guru of Ganja“. Ed has been a leading advocate for ending cannabis prohibition and has shared his expert growing tips to cultivators of all levels for decades.
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Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD for CANNTELLIGENCE When it comes to accepting that natural substances and plant extracts contain medicinal properties, disparate opinions remain the norm. As it pertains to cannabis, anecdotal evidence of how...
When a new business comes to town, there are often local incentives to bring in the new industry when it promises jobs and revenue to the region. While citizens may think first of tax breaks given to said businesses, county and city councils frequently will vote to assist a new company by supplying infrastructure at...
The cannabis industry is understandably hanging on each and every bit of information that could potentially provide insight into the Donald Trump Administration’s future marijuana policy. There have been some troubling signs out of the administration, but also some positive ones. Many questions remain and everyone is still awaiting answers. Will Donald Trump follow through...
After selling out events in Oregon and California, two of the states leading the United States towards ending cannabis prohibition, the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is proud to be heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the leading cannabis capitals of the world. Canada provided a jolt to the global fight to legalize cannabis...
Oaksterdam University has been grooming cannabis industry and activism leaders for years, effectively showcasing the need to combine good political advocacy with sound business knowledge. As the International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) always blends activism and business, Oaksterdam has been a natural partner for us. As California looks to legalize cannabis for all adults, it must be...
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