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15-16 May
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 In 2016, Switzerland reformed its law to allow the cultivation of hemp with up to 1% THC. Swiss cannabis flowers are now sold as a tobacco substitute and more than 600 companies are registered to produce CBD based flowers, oils, edibles, and other products, exporting them all over the world. Switzerland is making progress towards fully legalizing cannabis and the International Cannabis Business Conference is proud to make Zurich our third European stop to form a superconference with CannaTrade.

The Conference Package


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The Conference Package

Zurich - Early Bird - $449 USD - Conference and After Party - 16 May from 8:30 - 17:00
The International Cannabis Business Conference will be held on Thursday,16 May. Early Bird tickets include all speaker sessions and exhibitor area and entry to an exclusive private after-party on Thursday night. Ticket purchase is in US Dollars.

AFTER PARTY MAY 16, 2019- Join us at at our exclusive After Party sponsored by Bhang from 21:00 to 1:00 at the Space Monkey for an unforgettable evening of networking and fun. With Leeroy Thornhill of Prodigy, the dance floor is the place to be!

Includes Admission to Conference, Expo, and After Party

The VIP Package


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The VIP Package

Zurich - Early Bird - $599 USD - All Inclusive - 15 May from 19:00 - 21:00, 16 May from 8:30 - 17:00 plus After Party
The International Cannabis Business conference will be held on Thursday, 16 May 2019. All Inclusive tickets include entry to our exclusive VIP Reception on Wednesday 15 May, all speaker sessions and exhibitor area on Thursday, 16 May and entry to an exclusive private after-party on Thursday night.
Ticket purchase is in US Dollars.

Includes Admission to VIP Reception, Conference, Expo, After Party

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Michael Mosimann, Alexandre-Henri Lacarre, Tobias Jenni10:00 Trajectory of Swiss Market

The Swiss cannabis market has a rich history, from the underground to the mainstream. With licensed companies now selling and exporting CBD-rich, low-THC cannabis already, the future is bright and could get even brighter with some key political changes. As political progress is burgeoning in Switzerland and nations across the European continent and the globe, the trajectory of the Swiss cannabis market look good. This panel will have the latest.

Yannik Schlup, Tiano Thomas, Mischa Gribi

10:45 CBD in Switzerland

CBD is already big business in Switzerland and is poised to get even bigger as CBD becomes more mainstream across the globe. With a multitude of health benefits and the fact that nations weary of fully legalizing cannabis (like Switzerland and the United States) have already taken steps to allow CBD sales points to a an industry likely to become more lucrative for the foreseeable future. Growing and researching CBD as well as distribution of various CBD products and their export across the globe will be covered by this panel.

Garrett Bain, Francis Scanlan, Tom Zuber

11:30 International Regulatory Framework

The international cannabis industry is changing rapidly and it is hard to keep up as different nations have different policies on importing and exporting and a whole host of other issues. Canada, with full legalization across the nation and exporting around the world, is leading the way, but there are exciting developments in the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, and around the globe. This panel will provide the latest info on the burgeoning international scene and provide a glimpse into the future of an industry that is only going to continue to grow, nation by nation, including the latest about the EU requiring that CBD products fall under the jurisdiction of the European Commissions “Novel Food” Legislation.

Nic Easley

12:15 International Investment

The international cannabis market is full of high-risk investment opportunities, both public and private. Businesses across the space are faced with a host of issues including product contamination and efficacy issues, international commerce import/export regulation liabilities, political and regulatory volatility, operational compliance issues, and unqualified operators. 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. Attendees will gain keen, actionable insight into global cannabis markets.

13:00-14:30 Lunch and Networking

Scott Van Rixel, George Kveton, Dean Arbit

14:30 Investment and Capital markets

Stoked by the rapid growth of legal markets, investment in compelling cannabis companies has grown increasingly competitive with the convergence of private equity and public markets capital. Never has it been more crucial for companies to understand the Investment environment and associated factors, such as reporting requirements, and strategic synergies that can impact a company’s operations and growth trajectory. Our panel of leading private and public fund CEOs will provide an updated investor landscape and delve beyond simple dollar amounts in assessing the impact of taking in capital via different investment vehicles.

Michael Knodt, Jana Rykl

15:15 Cannabis Extracts: A Fast Growing Sector of the Cannabis Industry

There is a growing demand for cannabis extracts (and concentrates) and that demand will only continue to increase as people become more familiar with these products, both for medicinal and recreational purposes. These products are stereotypically potent with high levels of THC, but they can also contain high-CBD percentages to fit the market and the needs of patients and consumers. This panel will discuss the current state of the extracts market, various extraction techniques and products, and what the future holds for this fast growing sector of the cannabis market.

Marguerite Arnold, Clint Younge

16:00 Strategic Partnerships: A Key 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’. 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.

16:30 Afternoon Networking Reception


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Up to date information on the cannabis industry

  • Understanding the European CBD “Novel Foods” Regulations

    Foreigners entering the European cannabis market are finding that the regulations here are much higher than they expected, if not well downright confusing. This is especially true as cannabis crosses over into both food and medicine as well as beauty and skin products. One piece of regulation that is proving particularly thorny for CBD producers...

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    With 263 million estimated global cannabis consumers and a total addressable market of $344 billion (illicit and legal combined), cannabis is poised to make a material impact on the global economy. As the cannabis markets in Europe, Latin America, Asia and even Africa are beginning to take shape, one commonly overlooked regulatory detail is the...

  • Exclusive Interview with Ben Arn of CannaTrade, ICBC’s Partner in Zurich

    Switzerland’s cannabis scene has flown somewhat under the radar internationally, but that is about to change. The innovative nation actually has rich cannabis culture. From the late 1990s until 2004, a “grey market” flourished as the cannabis community utilized a loophole in the federal narcotics law to engage in cannabis commerce. After the Swiss government...

  • 2019 ICBC Berlin Overview Video Featuring Dr. Mechoulam & More!

    The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) in Berlin was such an epic success and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. It is rather amazing how quickly ICBC Berlin established itself as not only our flagship event, but also the biggest business-to-business (B2B) cannabis industry event in Europe. We were so thrilled to have Dr....

  • European Medical Cannabis Sales Doubled from 2017 to 2018

    Unless you are living under a rock, you know that cannabis legalization, for both medical and adult use purposes, is moving forward nation-by-nation across Europe and around the world. European medicinal sales doubled last year, and we can expect growth to continue rather aggressively as progress begets progress. Germany has been the leader on medical...




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