ICBC Kauai Grand Hyatt

A Cannabis Island Retreat December 1,2,3 2017


VIP Reception with Doug Benson

6 PM - 8 PM FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2017

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VIP Reception with Doug Benson

We are proud to kick off our Hawaii event with the hottest comic in cannabis, Doug Benson, delivering an introductory speech. We also have legendary international DJ Wayne Jobson as our Kauai VIP DJ, and our After Party band Morgan Heritage will be in attendance! This event will be held outdoors at the Kauai Hyatt's Ilima Garden from 6-8 PM Hawaii time. The VIP Reception is fully catered and is a great way to start making connections. This package also includes full admission to both days of conference and After Party.

Includes Admission to Conference and After Party

Morgan Heritage Plays After Party



Morgan Heritage Plays After Party

For our Kauai After Party we have a very special guest, Grammy Award winning Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage, who will be delivering a live performance! And introducing the After Party will be cannabis superstar Doug Benson! This event is always free for conference ticket holders, and we imagine our Kauai after party will be the new industry standard to which all other conference parties will be compared to. Our After Party Package includes full admission to both days of conference, including exhibitor arenas both indoors and outside in the Hawaiian sunshine.

Includes Admission to Conference and After Party

Golf Tourney Package


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Golf Tourney Package

We are offering a killer deal here, with price including green fees, cart, clubs and shoes per person! Tourney will be a Singles Golf Tournament. This is a beautiful PGA-designed course adjacent to the Hyatt, with spectacular ocean views throughout. Play begins at 11:30 a.m. Hawaii time, and can represent either a company or an individual. There will be prizes for best overall scores, and prizes for best handicap scores. Visit our Golf Tourney page for complete details.

Does Not Include Admission to Conference and After Party

The Conference


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The Conference

With sold out cannabis conferences in the U.S., Germany, and Canada, the International Cannabis Business Conference has become the industry's leading business-to-business event. Covering local and international cannabis legislation, our conferences have included speaking presentations by both Democratic and Republican Congressmen; leading industry figures from finance and investment; and celebrity interviews from cannabis icons such as Tommy Chong, Steve DeAngelo, and the NBA's John Salley. We cover everything you'll need to succeed in the cannabis industry, from Private Equity and Venture Capitalists to Intellectual Property, Extraction Technology, and Disruptive Technology. The networking opportunities are fresh and accessible at our boutique Exhibitors' Arena, where dozens of the cannabis industry's most exciting companies are represented. We normally sell out well in advance, so secure your seat today at the International Cannabis Business Conference!

Your Kama'aina Room Rate



Your 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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Conference Schedule

  • 10:00
    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.
  • 10:45
    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.
  • 11:30
    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.
  • 12:00
    INVESTING IN CALIFORNIA CULTIVATION Featuring DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill, Bhang Chocolate’s Jamie Pearson, and Paul King from Duard Ventures.
  • 12:45
  • 1:45
    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.
  • 2:30
    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.
  • 3:15
    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’.
  • 4:00
    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.
  • 4:45
    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.


We have an amazing lineup for our December event in Kauai. See our Kauai Speakers page for full list of speakers with bios.

Senator Will Espero

Democrat, Hawaii (Candidate for LT Governor of Hawaii)

U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Democrat, Hawaii (Video Introduction)

Marc Lustig

Cannabis Royalties & Holding Corporation

Evan Eneman

Casa Verde Capital


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