15-16 September
Westin Bayshore Hotel

Vancouver, Canada Cannabis Industry B2B International Location
SAVE $200 on Early Bird Registration


Canada made history by becoming the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis and creating a world-wide multi-billion dollar industry.

Since the Great White North has established itself as an international leader, its impact has been felt around the world,
spawning more and more nations to implement progressive legalization laws.

The global movement will only provide more opportunities for Canadian companies to export and expand into new markets.

Come network with over 1500 of Canada’s and the world’s top executives and thought leaders at Canada’s biggest cannabis
industry B2B event. The third annual ICBC Vancouver!

The Conference Package


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The Conference Package

Vancouver Early Bird - $399 USD - Conference and After Party on 16 September
The International Cannabis Business Conference will be held Monday, 16 September 2019. Tickets include all speaker sessions and exhibitor areas and entry to exclusive after party on Monday night. Ticket purchase is in US Dollars.

Includes Admission to Conference, Expo, and After Party

The VIP Package


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The VIP Package

Vancouver Early Bird - $549 USD - All Inclusive - Access to VIP Reception on 15 September, Conference and After-Party on 16 September.
VIP Reception will be held on 15 September at 7pm at the Westin Bayshore Hotel.
The International Cannabis Business conference will be held on Monday, 16 September 2019. All Inclusive tickets include entry to our exclusive VIP Reception on Sunday 15 September, all speaker sessions and exhibitor area on Monday, 16 September and entry to an exclusive private after-party on Monday night. Ticket purchase is in US Dollars.

Includes Admission to VIP Reception, Conference, Expo, After Party
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10:00 Local Vancouver, and British Columbia Regulations

Vancouver and BC have a great tradition of pioneering cannabis policies, but regulations pose challenges for the legal market, both for businesses and regulators. This panel will cover the latest regarding local cannabis policies and the hurdles and opportunities of navigating the landscape of a market with such a rich history of unregulated cannabis commerce.

10:45 Upcoming Regulatory Model: Edibles, Topicals, and Extracts

New rules and regulations are coming for various cannabis products. If current regulations have been any guide, overregulation will probably be the norm, creating hurdles for businesses, but also opportunities for those that can best overcome the regulatory obstacles. This panel will provide an overview of upcoming rules and provide a glimpse into the future landscape of what is sure to be a growing sector of the market.

11:30 Mergers and Acquisitions

Consolidation is the norm. Companies are vertically integrating to bring all aspects of their business in-house, purchasing competitors, and finding partners to help them thrive. Whether you are buying, selling, or joining forces, the panel will cover the ins and outs of consolidating to get necessary competitive edges.

12:15 Staying Relevant: Vetting domestic investments to ensure international feasibility

The international cannabis market is full of high-risk investment opportunities, both public and private. As a result of international drug law violations, Canadian companies will face roadblocks as they attempt to export their medicinal cannabis products. With a quarter trillion dollars of public market cap created from the speculation of international trade, there is a lot at stake for both operators and investors alike. To navigate these challenges, Canadian operators will need to adapt their strategies domestically and legally enter the international market when the timing is right. In this session, Nic Easley, CEO of 3C Consulting, LLC™ & Managing Director of Multiverse Capital, walks you through public and private international cannabis investment strategies and shows you how to thoroughly vet opportunities while reducing risk.

13:00-14:30 Break

14:30 Pros and Cons of Going Public From an Investment and Financial Viewpoint

Is cannabis the next dot-com? Going public can provide an avenue to gain capital that would otherwise be off limits, but there are drawbacks to consider as well. The capital raised can help companies tackle areas necessary for success from research and development to paying down outstanding debt obligations and can generate positive publicity for the business. In exchange for that capital, public companies must make various disclosures and adhere to new regulations, bringing more hurdles, costs and fees. This panel will explore the ups, and the downs, of going public in the cannabis space.

15:00 Canadian Craft Cannabis

Canada has made great strides creating jobs, generating revenue, and leading G7 nations towards ending cannabis prohibition, but one area that can be improved his helping develop a stable craft cannabis industry. Small farmers and compassion clubs, starting in the medical field, helped build the foundation for legal cannabis commerce. Big mergers make headlines but small and medium businesses, especially cultivators, are stifled, if not outright blocked, by burdensome overregulation. This panel will delve into what is being done, and can be done, to help a Canadian craft cannabis community survive and thrive in the legal, regulated market.

15:30 Exporting Internationally

Canada has been the world’s leader in exporting cannabis, but now there’s some competition and there will certainly be more as country after country will start federally legalizing cannabis commerce. How can Canadian companies make inroads into other nations and keep a competitive advantage as Uruguay and Israel have started exporting and more nations will certainly follow suit? This panel will provide a rundown of exporting currently and discuss ways that Great White North companies can continue to be the global export leader.

16:00 Extraction Science and Tech

Cannabis extracts are a growing sector of the cannabis market and we can expect that it will continue to grow as consumers become more familiar with the products and extracts become more tailored to specific customers. This panel will cover the current extraction landscape, including products and techniques and discuss what the future may hold for this sector of the cannabis industry.

16:30 Strategic Partnership

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.


Previous Berlin speakers

U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher

Keynote Speaker

Georg Wurth

Deutscher Hanfverband

Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen, MD

Nova Institut Hürth, Germany

Dr. Wieland Schinnenburg, MdB

FDP - Drug Policy Spokesman

Jamie Pearson

Bhang Corporation

Jürgen Bickel

Storz & Bickel

Chuck Rifici


David Henn


Marguerite Arnold


Clint Younge

MMJ Canada

Ngaio Bealum


Jamie Shaw

MMJ Canada

Anthony Johnson

New Approach Oregon

Michael Knodt

Freelance Journalist

Michael Robble


Pete Tramm

Roots Rx

Nic Easley

C3 Consulting

Dr. Jokūbas Žiburkus, PhD


Tobias Loder

HAPA Medical

Matthew Nordgren


Alex Revich


Maxim Zavet


Kris Krane

4Front Ventures

Dr. Walter Späth

Dr. Späth & Partner Rechtsanwälte

Dean Arbit

Smell the Truth

Benjamin Patock


Robert Laurie


Mary Patton


Emanuel Kotzian


Vincent DAccolti


Nick Pateras


Dr. John Harrison


Dr. Allen Greenspoon


Dr. Franjo Grotenhermen


Cem Guvendiren Jr.

Enerama Technologies

Philip Campbell


Chris Bunka


Jared Berry



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Up to date information on the cannabis industry

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    While business isn’t exactly easy, both cannabis and CBD sales are booming at the macro level and revenue numbers should continue increasing in both the short and long-term as more markets open up and potential consumers get better informed. As has been covered, the combined global cannabis market could generate $15 billion in revenue this

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    With fourteen albums reaching #1 on the Billboard charts, a net worth of a billion dollars, and a marriage to Beyonce, it would seem like hip-hop artist and mogul Jay-Z has it all. Well, except for a successful cannabis business venture that is. Jay-Z is now looking to conquer the marijuana industry as well, teaming

  • Canadian Cannabis Job Market Heating Up Along With the Industry

    While the regulated Canadian cannabis industry has grown at a slower pace than many expected, the market is heating up as more retailers and other licensees come online. Recent months have seen record-breaking sales and the revenue numbers should continue to climb as regulatory headaches are overcome. One major hurdle for the industry has been




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