ICBC PORTLAND 2018
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The ICBC celebrates our 4th Anniversary with a return to Portland!

Thank You For Attending the 2018 ICBC Portland. This event has now concluded.

The Mom & Pop Pitch Event Sept. 28

$10,000 AWARDED TO BEST PITCH

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The Mom & Pop Pitch Event Sept. 28

Everyone likes to claim that they support mom-and-pops, but too often do their shopping at big chains or on Amazon. The ICBC is proud to directly assist a local small business doing business the right way. Oregon has created 19,000-plus jobs and is generating over $80 million a year in new tax revenue (double what the state expected). However, too many mom-and-pop businesses are finding it too hard to thrive in an overly-regulated, oversaturated market. The International Cannabis Business Conference's Mom-and-Pop Pitch Event will award a deserving local cannabis business at least $10,000, no strings attached. This event will take place on the ICBC Main Stage at 2 pm, September 28, 2018. For the finalists chosen to participate in this event, the opportunity to present your business to a sold-out crowd of attendees who perfectly fit your target demographic is perhaps a bigger business opportunity in the long run than winning $10,000.

ICBC Portland Events

DJ MUGGS FROM CYPRESS HILL PERFORMS LIVE!

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ICBC Portland Events

Our After Parties just keep getting better and better. This year's Portland event includes a live performance by DJ Muggs from the legendary band Cypress Hill. This event is always free for conference ticket holders, and we imagine our Oregon after party will be off the hook! Event to be held at Spirit of 77 Nightclub in Portland.

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ICBC PORTLAND 2018 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

9:00 Senator Floyd Prozanski

State Senator Floyd Prozanski has long been one of the leading public officials fighting for sensible cannabis, hemp, and drug reform policies since he first joined the Oregon Legislature as a representative back in 1995. Serving as a senator since 2004, Prozanski led the charge to legalize hemp at the state level and was the first state senator to endorse cannabis legalization during the successful 2014 campaign. Today, Sen. Prozanski fights for patients, consumers, and small businesses, working to implement fair policies that benefit all Oregonians.

STATE SENATOR FLOYD PROZANSKI

State Senator Floyd Prozanski

Serving as a senator since 2004, Prozanski led the charge to legalize hemp at the state level and was the first state senator to endorse cannabis legalization during the successful 2014 campaign.

9:15 Message From U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley was the first U.S. Senator to endorse a cannabis legalization campaign and he has emerged to be one of the top elected officials fighting for sensible cannabis laws.

U.S. SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, Democrat Oregon

Throughout his tenure, Merkley has been a leading progressive voice in the Senate and was the only other U.S. Senator to endorse Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries.

9:25 Special Introduction from Jim Belushi

Actor and cannabis activist Jim Belushi introduces Steve Marks from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

JIM BELUSHI

Jim Belushi

An Albanian-American actor, comedian, singer and musician. He is the younger brother of comic actor John Belushi. He played the role of Jim on the sitcom According to Jim. His other television roles include Saturday Night Live, Wild Palms, Aaahh!!!

9:30 OLCC Regulators Presentation with Q & A

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) - placed in charge of the state's burgeoning cannabis industry - has guided the industry admirably as thousands of jobs have been created and millions of dollars in revenue have been generated, exceeding expectations. Learn about the current status of the industry from the viewpoint of the regulators in charge and get your burning questions answered directly from the source.

DANICA HIBPSHMAN - DIRECTOR OF LICENSING OLCC

Danica Hibpshman

Director of Statewide Licensing and Compliance for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

STEVE MARKS - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, OLCC

Steve Marks

Executive Director, Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

AMANDA BORUP - POLICY ANALYST, OLCC

Amanda Borup

Policy Analyst with the Recreational Marijuana Program of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

BRENT KENYON - MODERATOR

Brent Kenyon

A twenty plus year cannabis industry veteran who operates Southern Oregon Alternative Medicine, a statewide chain of medical marijuana clinics. He is also the owner of Grateful Meds dispensaries, and Kenyon Consulting.

10:30 The Future of the Oregon Cannabis Industry

Cannabis legalization in Oregon has created thousands of jobs, generated tens of millions in revenue, and vastly decreased marijuana-related arrests, but the work is not done yet. Cannabis cafes are not allowed and businesses are prohibited from exporting their products. This panel will discuss current efforts to improve Oregon's cannabis laws so the industry can fully thrive.

ANTHONY JOHNSON - MODERATOR

Anthony Johnson

Chief Petitioner and co-author of Measure 91, helped develop campaign strategy and served as the campaign’s primary spokesperson. Anthony is also co-owner of Duff Johnson Consulting

CASEY HOULIHAN - ORCA

Casey Houlihan

Co-founder and Executive Director of the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association [ORCA], a statewide trade association of over three hundred businesses primarily focused on lobbying and advocating.

SAM CHAPMAN - THE NEW REVENUE COALITION

Sam Chapman

Sam is a founding member of The New Revenue Coalition, a Political Action Committee comprised of cannabis industry businesses and allies with the mission of legalizing common consumption spaces for cannabis in Oregon.

ADAM SMITH - CRAFT CANNABIS ALLIANCE

Adam Smith

The Craft Cannabis Alliance brings together industry leaders committed to clean, sustainably produced cannabis, ethical employment practices, local ownership, community engagement, and the movement to end prohibition.

SENATOR FLOYD PROZANSKI

State Senator Floyd Prozanski

Serving as a Democratic senator since 2004, Prozanski led the charge to legalize hemp at the state level and was the first state senator to endorse cannabis legalization during the successful 2014 campaign.

11:15 Planning for Success: Critical Aspects of Due Diligence

The extra scrutiny placed on the cannabis industry by regulators, financial institutions, and the public means that companies must emphasize appropriate due diligence. Additionally, the interconnected nature of this risk means that companies should have a higher standard of assessment for potential suppliers, partners, and key individuals, including their respective reputations. Companies and their stakeholders need to understand the financial, operational, regulatory, and reputational risks associated with the industry and how to plan accordingly. By doing so, companies can appropriately manage short-term risk and generate significant long-term value.

ELAINE CAREY - MODERATOR

Elaine Carey

A Managing Director, Ms. Carey co-leads the FTI cannabis practice overseeing cannabis-focused due diligence, anti-money laundering compliance, fraud, supply chain issues and cyber threats.

LINCOLN ECKHARDT - FTI CONSULTING

Lincoln Eckhardt

A Senior Director in FTI’s Dispute Advisory Services practice, Mr. Eckhardt specializes in the valuation of businesses, ownership interests and discrete assets and liabilities.

BERNARD CHAMBERLAIN - EMERGE LAW GROUP

Bernard Chamberlain

An attorney and Of Counsel with Emerge Law Group; since being a founding shareholder of the firm, he has developed a practice with a specialized focus in tax issues arising in the increasingly sophisticated cannabis businesses establishing themselves within and outside Oregon.

MATT MURPHY - VP KHIRON LIFE SCIENCES CORP

Matt Murphy

Vice President at Khiron Life Sciences Corp, President of the Pharma Compliance Group, and a former DEA Agent, Matt Murphy has providing the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries with the expertise needed to maintain effective compliance of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) regulations, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

12:00 The ABCs of CBD

Not as well known (or, let's be honest, as fun) as THC, CBD has big health benefits and is big business. The health benefits of CBD have rightfully gotten a ton of good press in recent years and even people that would never think of smoking cannabis are utilizing CBD products for a whole host of reasons. The CBD market has now exploded and will only continue to expand in the coming years. Hear from folks that are pioneering this burgeoning segment of the cannabis/hemp industry.

MICHAEL JOHNSON - MODERATOR

Michael Johnson

COO of Siskiyou Sungrown, a vertically integrated cannabis and hemp producer/processor.

CEDAR GREY - CEO SISKIYOU SUNGROWN

Cedar Grey

CEO of Siskiyou Sungrown, an OLCC Cannabis and ODA Hemp Production and Processing company.

AARON PELLEY - ATTORNEY

Aaron Pelley

Aaron is a founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. Aaron has been repeatedly named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers.

JUSTIN TOMBE - PHYTONYX

Justin Tombe

Phytonyx is actively involved in multiple aspects of hemp cultivation and processing, with a significant focus on genetics and seed production.

12:45 BREAK

12:45 - 2:00 Break. This is a great time to network at our boutique Exhibitor Arena.

2:00 Mom & Pop Pitch Event

Everyone likes to claim that they support mom-and-pops, but too often do their shopping at big chains or on Amazon. The ICBC is proud to directly assist a local small business doing business the right way. Oregon has created 19,000-plus jobs and is generating over $80 million a year in new tax revenue (double what the state expected). However, too many mom-and-pop businesses are finding it too hard to thrive in an overly-regulated, oversaturated market. The International Cannabis Business Conference's Mom-and-Pop Pitch Event will award a deserving local cannabis business at least $10,000, no strings attached. This event will take place on the ICBC Main Stage at 2 pm, September 28, 2018. For the finalists chosen to participate in this event, the opportunity to present your business to a sold-out crowd of attendees who perfectly fit your target demographic is perhaps a bigger business opportunity in the long run than winning $10,000.

Judges

CLIFF ROBINSON - NBA ALL-STAR

Cliff Robinson

NBA All Star who played for the Portland Trailblazers, Cliff is now known as Uncle Spliffy and has many interests in the cannabis industry.

LAUREN YOSHIKO TERRY - WILLAMETTE WEEK

Lauren Yoshiko Terry

Lauren has helped pioneer Oregon’s mainstream press coverage of the cannabis industry since 2014.  Her articles about the cultural and commercial happenings in the cannabis industry have appeared in Willamette WeekBroccoli, Forbes and Rolling Stone, among others.

ALEX ROGERS - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ICBC

Alex Rogers

Executive Producer of International Cannabis Business Conference.

LEE HENDERSON - HIFI FARMS

Lee Henderson

One of the founders of HiFi Farms, a Portland-based craft cannabis company. Lee’s chief role in the company is Brand & Communications Officer. HiFi Farms was established in 2014.

3:00 Strategic Partnership: You're Brilliant, But You Can't Do It Alone

No one thrives in the cannabis industry alone. Really, no one thrives in any industry alone. Whether it is finding your right business partner for your own operation or teaming up with others to get your products on the shelves or effectively market your services, this panel will help you think about the partnerships you can make to succeed in the cannabis industry.

TIM WINNER - SHADOWBOX FARMS

Tim Winner

As stewards of Oregon’s craft cannabis industry, we are committed to building an inclusive, transparent, and innovative community. In the process, we intend to foster career opportunities in an ethos that embodies love and respect — all while crafting high-quality products.

JORDAN WELLINGTON - SIMPLIFYA

Jordan Wellington

Jordan Wellington, Esq., Chief Compliance Officer at Simplifya, served as the sole legislative staffer assigned to shepherd the legislation implementing Amendment 64 and the legalization of cannabis through the Colorado General Assembly.

PETER TRAMM - ROOTS RX

Peter Tramm

Co-owner of Roots Rx, a recreational marijuana dispensary with six locations across the Colorado Rockies.

BRIE MALARKEY - MODERATOR

Brie Malarkey

A self-taught herbalist, entrepreneur, and mother, Brie Malarkey is the founder and CEO of Sun Breeze Inc, a family owned seed-to-sale cannabis company from Southern Oregon.

3:45 Cannabis Cultivation and Testing

Everything in the cannabis industry begins with cultivation. Sound cultivation techniques may vary, but certain techniques can be universal to help you produce quality cannabis and meet regulatory demands. Testing cannabis for pesticides or other contaminants are a strict requirement in Oregon and many current legal locales and will certainly always be an issue. This panel will cover the ins and outs of cannabis cultivation and the testing requirements that must be met to get the cannabis to the market.

WESLEY MAGUIRE - PIXIS LABS

Wesley Maguire

An experienced analytical chemist with a background in residue analysis by HPLC and Mass Spectrometry, Wesley joined the Pixis Labs team in 2017.

TOM LAUERMAN - FARMER TOM

Tom Lauerman

A passionate activist, a member of the Washington State Cannabis Commission Formation Committee, Tom worked with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board to legalize all concentrates.

MATT OCHOA - JEFFERSON PACKING HOUSE

Matt Ochoa

After more than 20 years in the cannabis industry, what started as an observation, began take to shape in 2016 when Matthew brought together a team to facilitate the process between producers and retailers, laying the foundation for Jefferson Packing House.

TODD DALOTTO - CAN! RESEARCH

Todd Dalotto

President of CAN! Research, Education & Consulting in Albany, Oregon, where he breeds and conducts horticultural research, teaches, and consults businesses on the horticultural science and public policy of cannabis.

4:15 Terpenes and the Marketplace

A discussion of typical chemotypes in cannabis and where you may find value due to a unique terpene expression in plant. Learn various sources of terpenes, their demonstrated physiological effects, and formulation options for your product pipeline.

JEREMY SACKETT - CASCADIA LABS

Jeremy Sackett

Founder  and  Chief  Science  Officer of  Cascadia  Labs, which operates  as  part  of  a  multi-facility  laboratory  network  providing  industry-leading analytical  testing  and  research services  in  the  regulated  cannabis  industries of  Oregon  and  California.

4:30 Raising Capital

Not as fun as Raising Arizona, but it has to be done if you want to start a business and thrive in this market. It takes capital to survive in the cannabis industry, even in states with relatively low barriers to entry. Learn the opportunities that cannabis business have to garner capital and how you can make your business attractive to investors.

ARTHUR KWAN - CEO CANNAINCOME FUND

Arthur Kwan

Mr. Kwan is currently the CEO & Senior Portfolio Manager of CannaIncome Fund, a private investment firm focused on the cannabis sector. In addition, he is also the Managing Partner of Aston Capital Advisors (FKA Jett Capital Advisors (Canada)), a capital, financial, and strategic advisory firm focused on the cannabis and energy sectors.

DEAN ARBIT - MODERATOR, CEO, WAGNER DIMAS INC.

Dean Arbit

Dean has been a trailblazer in Cannabis related media, helping found Smell the Truth on SFGate in 2011, where he currently serves as Publisher.

TED ROE - VERITAS BUSINESS LAW

Ted Roe

Ted Roe is managing attorney of Veritas Business Law and a nationally recognized expert in IP and business law.  He regularly represents companies in the cannabis industry.

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