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CannaVest

FEB. 19-20, 2020
Boston, MA

Midwest Cannabis Business Conference

AUG. 26-27, 2020
Detroit, MI

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CannaVest East

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 7:30AM - 8:15AM (Room 210)

Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 8:15AM - 8:30AM (Room 210)

Host’s Welcoming Remarks

This forum has been created specifically with the needs of the institutional investor and sophisticated accredited investor in mind and will provide an in-depth look into the emerging cannabis industry and show attendees how to evaluate investment returns and achieve investment returns uncorrelated with the equity markets.

Scott Brody, Managing Director, Everest Capital Partners


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 8:30AM - 8:35AM (Room 210)

Opening Remarks From NCIA

Welcome to CannaVest East, the only official industry sponsored trade association investment forum where single and multi-family offices, institutional investors, cannabis companies looking to showcase their products/services and investment funds looking to raise capital will convene.

Aaron Smith, Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 8:35AM - 9:00AM (Room 210)

Cannabis Market Trends & Consumer Insights by the Numbers

This presentation will provide a big-picture overview of the adult-use market and will address growth market trends, consumer behavior preferences, sales of different form factors, and cannabis production challenges.

Session Code: CVW01

Presented by:
Roy Bingham, Co-Founder & CEO, BDS Analytics (Moderator)


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 9:00AM - 9:30AM (Room 210)

A Deep Dive into the Newly Recalibrated Cannabis M&A Market

Cannabis sellers have fewer options these days because of weakened balance sheets and cannabis buyers have less money to spend. EBIDTA is the new name of the game for operators. This presentation will examine how the decline in the capital markets has affected M&A opportunities for buyers and sellers of cannabis companies.

Session Code: CVW02

Presented by:
Scott Greiper, President, Viridian Capital Advisor


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 9:30AM - 10:30AM (Room 210)

Finding Unicorns: Investor Due Diligence & Underwriting Best Practices When Evaluating Deals

Our panel of professional investors will share their pearls of wisdom and discuss how they analyze a prospective investment, the importance of management teams, where they have found success, hard lessons learned from mistakes made, and pitfalls that can be avoided.

Session Code: CVW03

Presented by:
Emily Paxhia, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Poseidon Partners
Sean Stiefel, Portfolio Manager, Navy Capital
Robert Hunt, Principal, Linnaea Holdings
Chris Leavy, Principal & Portfolio Manager, Shire Capital Advisors
Codie Sanchez, Managing Director, Entourage Effect Capital
Scot Crow, Practice Group Chair, Dickinson Wright


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 10:30AM - 11:30AM (Room 210)

Keynote: The Multi-State Operator Roundtable: A Look at Business Plans & Operating Models

A sharp drop in cannabis stock market valuations is having an outsized impact on cannabis operators. Deal making is slowing while debt is becoming scarce and more expensive. The North American Marijuana index, which tracks the leading cannabis stocks in the US and Canada, has fallen by more than 50% in the past 12 months. Valuations have come down as high prices for legal products have made it hard to shift demand out of the black market. Moreover, governance problems with some operators have made investors reticent about buying cannabis stocks. This panel will address the path to profitability, how they are accessing the capital markets and any silver linings on the horizon.

Session Code: CVW04

Presented by:
Lisa Thomas, Managing Director & Associate Director of Research, Cowen and Company (Moderator)
Joseph Lusardi, CEO, CuraLeaf
Beth Stavola, Chief Strategy Office, iAnthus
Nick Vita, CEO, Columbia Care
Robert Fireman, CEO, MariMed
Charles Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 11:30AM - 12:15PM (Room 210)

Consumer Packaged Goods: Brand Building, Marketing & Packaging

With regulations prohibiting social media advertising, how does one cultivate and grow a brand? This session will look at firms that have launched meaningful brands, their market share, how they are protecting their intellectual property, and achieving scale.

Session Code: CVW05

Presented by:
Tom Zuber, Managing Partner, Zuber Lawler (Moderator)
Mark Grindeland, Co-Founder & CEO, Coda Signature
Brian Dewey, Vice President Sales, Kiva Confections
Jason Vegotsky, Chief Revenue Officer & President, KushCo Holdings, Inc.
Craig Mogan, Executive Vice President, Toast


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 12:15PM - 1:15PM (Expo Floor)

Networking Lunch & Explore the Expo Floor


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 1:15PM - 2:15PM (Room 210)

Finding Relative Value in the Cannabis Sector: The Equity Analysts’ Roundtable

This panel of leading cannabis, tobacco, and beverage analysts will discuss cannabis valuations across international markets, consumer trends, supply & demand dynamics, and where real value can be access.

Session Code: CVW06

Presented by:
Matt Karnes, Founder & Managing Partner, Greenwave Advisors (Moderator)
Gerald Pascarelli, Equity Research Analyst, Cowen and Company
Jesse Pytlak, Equity Research Analyst, Cormark Securities
Jenny Wang, Equity Research Analyst, Eight Capital
Christopher Carey, Global Equity Research, BofA Securities


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 2:15PM - 2:30PM (Room 210)

Coffee Break


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 2:30PM - 3:30PM (Room 210)

Investment Opportunities in Legal Cannabis: Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Private Equity, ETFs & SPACs

There are a plethora of ways that investors can access cannabis space. Each investment pathway is unique and has its own set of opportunities and inherent risks. Our panel of experts have each elected one pathway over the other to seek out investment returns, and they will share their insights and experiences.

Session Code: CVW07

Presented by:
Cheryl Watson, Partner, Cohn Reznick (Moderator)
Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner, Merida Capital Partners
Robert Corbett,  Senior Portfolio Manager, E Squared Capital
Matthew Nordgren, CEO, Arcadian Fund
Vikas Desai, Partner, Welcan Capital
Olivier Dufourmantelle, COO, Canopy Rivers
Scott Museles, Partner & Cannabis Chair, Shulman Rogers


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM (Room 210)

Public vs. Private Cannabis Real Estate Investment Opportunities: : Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

One of the few options left for cannabis companies is a sale and lease-back of property they own. Cannabis cultivation, processing, and sales are heavily space dependent. With this dependency comes unique investment opportunities. Our panel will address buying, selling, and leasing property for cannabis and hemp use both through REITS and the private markets.

Session Code: CVW08

Presented by: 
Steve Kaplan, Partner, Ladenburg Thalmann (Moderator)
Ray Lewis, President & CEO, Treehouse REIT
Bryan McLaren, Chairman & CEO, Zoned Properties
Katie Barthmaier, CEO, Green Acreage Real Estate
Anthony Coniglio, CEO, New Lake Capital Partners


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 4:30PM - 5:15PM (Room 210)

Do You Know What You’re Buying? Risk Assessment & Risk Analysis of Cannabis Operators

This panel will look at all the mistakes that an investor can make jumping on the green rush band wagon. Specifically, the panel will address financial statement red flags, adjustments to EBITDA, long term vs. short term value plays and overcoming regulatory and compliance risks.

Session Code: CVW09

Presented by:
Mitzi Hollenbeck, Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Kevin McGovern, Chairman, McGovern Capital
David Traylor, Senior Managing Director, Golden Eagle Partners
Ross O’Brien, Founder & CEO, Bonaventure Equity
Matt Liotta, Chief Technology Officer, Agrify
Raymond Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Agrify


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 5:15PM - 5:35PM (Room 210)

The Future of Grow Technology to Deliver Consistent, High Quality Cannabis

Consistent, reliable, cost-effective cannabis is a huge advantage for any cannabis producer, yet most growers struggle with understanding their data and controlling their environment using traditional indoor grow methods. During this session, learn about the future of grow technology and how vertical growing methods are being used to create scalable, precision micro-climates with integrated cultivation systems to deliver consistent, high quality cannabis.

Session Code: CVW10

Presented by:
Raymond Chang,Chief Executive Officer, Agrify


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 5:35PM - 6:30 (Room TBD)

Cocktail Reception


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 6:30PM - 9:00PM (Location TBD)

Investor Dinner Reception hosted by Green Table

Green Table is widely recognized as the leader in hosting premium dinner events for Cannabis-related companies to present their business to leading institutional investors, PE funds, family offices, leading experts, media and social influencers who understand, support, and believe in the industry. We help forge new relationships and establish great networking between the top cannabis industry leaders.

If you are interested in attending the dinner, please contact events@greentableglobal.com
*No admission without approval and RSVP


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 7:45AM - 8:45AM (Room 210)

Continental Breakfast


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 8:45AM - 9:30AM (Room 210)

Navigating the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Maze

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT01

Presented by:
Lloyd Pierre-Louis, Partner, Dickinson Wright (Moderator)
Robert Munnelly, Shareholder, Davis Malm & D’Agostine
Hirsh Jain, Director of Government Affairs, Caliva


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 9:30AM - 10:15AM (Room 210)

Banking, Insurance & Payment Solutions for Investments in the US Cannabis Industry

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT02

Presented by:
Scott Moskol, Partner, Burns Levinson (Moderator)
Tyler Beuerlein, Executive Vice President, Hypur
Tina Sbrega, President & CEO, GFA Federal Credit Union
Kieran O’Rourke, Vice President, Cannasure Insurance Services
Ashley Elsner, Chief Operating Officer & Founder, Artery Pay


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 10:15AM -11:15AM (Veterans Memorial Auditorium)

Keynote Address, Northeast Cannabis Business Conference


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 11:15AM - 12:00PM (Room 210)

Cannabis-Infused Beverages: Beyond the Hype and Excitement

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT03

Presented by:
Benton Bodamer Partner Dickinson Wright (Moderator)
Matt Bottomley, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity
Stacy Hostetter, General Counsel, CannaCraft
Erik Knutson, Founder & CEO, Keefe Brands


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Expo Floor)

Networking Lunch & Explore the Expo Floor


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 1:00PM - 1:45PM (Room 210)

Investment Opportunities in Hemp & CBD

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT04

Presented by:
Jenny Wang, Equity Research Analyst, Eight Capital (Moderator)
Deanie Elsner, CEO, Charlotte’s Web
Perry Antleman, CEO, Abacus Health Products
Joseph Dowling, CEO, CV Sciences


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 1:45PM - 2:30PM (Room 210)

Global Investment Opportunities: A Look at Latin America, Europe & Asia

Latin America, Europe and Asia are trending to become the world’s largest legal cannabis markets with Asia presenting unique opportunities given its population density. Several US and Canadian cannabis operators are looking down south, up north and across the pond as havens for new growth and sales. Our panel of experts have all taken the plunge in other regions and will discuss the challenges associated with different legal systems, patient access, cultivation supply and logistics.

Session Code: CVT05

Presented by:
Jameson Berkow, Canopy Rivers (Moderator)
Kris Krane, President & Co-Founder, 4Front Cannex Capital
Kyle Detwiler, CEO, Clever Leaves
Rod Stephan, Investor, Altitude Investment Management
Will Muecke, Managing Member, Aretemis Growth Partners
John Downs, Executive Vice President, Asia Horizon


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 2:30PM - 3:15PM (Room 210)

Doing Well by Doing Good: Impact Investing & Social Justice

Our panel of investors will address where ESG investments fit in their asset allocation mix, social justice benefits, regulatory reform, and improving the overall health of our society. Advocates supporting social equity programs will enumerate the benefits these programs have on all stakeholders, including incumbent operators, social equity applicants, and communities of high poverty and unemployment. Implementation challenges will be addressed and mavericks leading the way will be identified.

Session Code: CVT06

Pesenters:
Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Shaleen Title, Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Board
Andrea Cabral, CEO, Ascend Mass
Sarah Gersten, Executive Director, Last Prisoner Project


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 3:15PM - 4:00PM (Room 210)

The Road to Federalization: A Look Ahead at the 2020 Ballot

Session Code: CVT07

Presented by:
Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association
Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Peter Barsoom, CEO, 1906 Highs
David Feldman, Partner, Hiller P.C. and Skip Intro Advisors


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 4:00PM - 4:45PM (Room 210)

Financial Media, Cannabis & Capital Markets

Our panel of financial journalists will address how the financial media looks at cannabis investing.

Session Code:CVT08

Presenters:
Lewis Goldberg, Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications (Moderator)
Javier Hasse, Editor and Reporter, Benzinga
Kristine Owram, Reporter, Bloomberg
Jeremy Berke, Editor and Reporter, Business Insider


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 4:45PM - 5:30PM (Room 210)

Developments in Lab Testing

How do you know what you are buying as a consumer and as an investor? This panel will discuss lab testing and its importance in protecting one’s investment.

Session Code: CVT09

Presenters:
James McMahon, Attorney & Founder, McMahon Strategic Development (Moderator)
Brianna Cassidy, Chief Science Officer, Ph.D., CDX Analytics
Chris Martinez, President, Kaycha Labs
Christopher Hudalla, President & Chief Science Officer, Ph.D., ProVerde Laboratories
James Horvath, CEO, Kaycha Labs


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 7:30AM - 8:15AM (Room 210)

Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 8:15AM - 8:30AM (Room 210)

Host’s Welcoming Remarks

This forum has been created specifically with the needs of the institutional investor and sophisticated accredited investor in mind and will provide an in-depth look into the emerging cannabis industry and show attendees how to evaluate investment returns and achieve investment returns uncorrelated with the equity markets.

Scott Brody, Managing Director, Everest Capital Partners

This forum has been created specifically with the needs of the institutional investor and sophisticated accredited investor in mind and will provide an...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 8:30AM - 8:35AM (Room 210)

Opening Remarks From NCIA

Welcome to CannaVest East, the only official industry sponsored trade association investment forum where single and multi-family offices, institutional investors, cannabis companies looking to showcase their products/services and investment funds looking to raise capital will convene.

Aaron Smith, Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association

Welcome to CannaVest East, the only official industry sponsored trade association investment forum where single and multi-family offices, institutional...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 8:35AM - 9:00AM (Room 210)

Cannabis Market Trends & Consumer Insights by the Numbers

This presentation will provide a big-picture overview of the adult-use market and will address growth market trends, consumer behavior preferences, sales of different form factors, and cannabis production challenges.

Session Code: CVW01

Presented by:
Roy Bingham, Co-Founder & CEO, BDS Analytics (Moderator)

This presentation will provide a big-picture overview of the adult-use market and will address growth market trends, consumer behavior preferences, sales of...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 9:00AM - 9:30AM (Room 210)

A Deep Dive into the Newly Recalibrated Cannabis M&A Market

Cannabis sellers have fewer options these days because of weakened balance sheets and cannabis buyers have less money to spend. EBIDTA is the new name of the game for operators. This presentation will examine how the decline in the capital markets has affected M&A opportunities for buyers and sellers of cannabis companies.

Session Code: CVW02

Presented by:
Scott Greiper, President, Viridian Capital Advisor

Cannabis sellers have fewer options these days because of weakened balance sheets and cannabis buyers have less money to spend. EBIDTA is the new name of the...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 9:30AM - 10:30AM (Room 210)

Finding Unicorns: Investor Due Diligence & Underwriting Best Practices When Evaluating Deals

Our panel of professional investors will share their pearls of wisdom and discuss how they analyze a prospective investment, the importance of management teams, where they have found success, hard lessons learned from mistakes made, and pitfalls that can be avoided.

Session Code: CVW03

Presented by:
Emily Paxhia, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Poseidon Partners
Sean Stiefel, Portfolio Manager, Navy Capital
Robert Hunt, Principal, Linnaea Holdings
Chris Leavy, Principal & Portfolio Manager, Shire Capital Advisors
Codie Sanchez, Managing Director, Entourage Effect Capital
Scot Crow, Practice Group Chair, Dickinson Wright

Our panel of professional investors will share their pearls of wisdom and discuss how they analyze a prospective investment, the importance of management...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 10:30AM - 11:30AM (Room 210)

Keynote: The Multi-State Operator Roundtable: A Look at Business Plans & Operating Models

A sharp drop in cannabis stock market valuations is having an outsized impact on cannabis operators. Deal making is slowing while debt is becoming scarce and more expensive. The North American Marijuana index, which tracks the leading cannabis stocks in the US and Canada, has fallen by more than 50% in the past 12 months. Valuations have come down as high prices for legal products have made it hard to shift demand out of the black market. Moreover, governance problems with some operators have made investors reticent about buying cannabis stocks. This panel will address the path to profitability, how they are accessing the capital markets and any silver linings on the horizon.

Session Code: CVW04

Presented by:
Lisa Thomas, Managing Director & Associate Director of Research, Cowen and Company (Moderator)
Joseph Lusardi, CEO, CuraLeaf
Beth Stavola, Chief Strategy Office, iAnthus
Nick Vita, CEO, Columbia Care
Robert Fireman, CEO, MariMed
Charles Bachtell, CEO, Cresco Labs

A sharp drop in cannabis stock market valuations is having an outsized impact on cannabis operators. Deal making is slowing while debt is becoming scarce and...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 11:30AM - 12:15PM (Room 210)

Consumer Packaged Goods: Brand Building, Marketing & Packaging

With regulations prohibiting social media advertising, how does one cultivate and grow a brand? This session will look at firms that have launched meaningful brands, their market share, how they are protecting their intellectual property, and achieving scale.

Session Code: CVW05

Presented by:
Tom Zuber, Managing Partner, Zuber Lawler (Moderator)
Mark Grindeland, Co-Founder & CEO, Coda Signature
Brian Dewey, Vice President Sales, Kiva Confections
Jason Vegotsky, Chief Revenue Officer & President, KushCo Holdings, Inc.
Craig Mogan, Executive Vice President, Toast

With regulations prohibiting social media advertising, how does one cultivate and grow a brand? This session will look at firms that have launched meaningful...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 12:15PM - 1:15PM (Expo Floor)

Networking Lunch & Explore the Expo Floor


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 1:15PM - 2:15PM (Room 210)

Finding Relative Value in the Cannabis Sector: The Equity Analysts’ Roundtable

This panel of leading cannabis, tobacco, and beverage analysts will discuss cannabis valuations across international markets, consumer trends, supply & demand dynamics, and where real value can be access.

Session Code: CVW06

Presented by:
Matt Karnes, Founder & Managing Partner, Greenwave Advisors (Moderator)
Gerald Pascarelli, Equity Research Analyst, Cowen and Company
Jesse Pytlak, Equity Research Analyst, Cormark Securities
Jenny Wang, Equity Research Analyst, Eight Capital
Christopher Carey, Global Equity Research, BofA Securities

This panel of leading cannabis, tobacco, and beverage analysts will discuss cannabis valuations across international markets, consumer trends, supply &...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 2:15PM - 2:30PM (Room 210)

Coffee Break


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 2:30PM - 3:30PM (Room 210)

Investment Opportunities in Legal Cannabis: Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Private Equity, ETFs & SPACs

There are a plethora of ways that investors can access cannabis space. Each investment pathway is unique and has its own set of opportunities and inherent risks. Our panel of experts have each elected one pathway over the other to seek out investment returns, and they will share their insights and experiences.

Session Code: CVW07

Presented by:
Cheryl Watson, Partner, Cohn Reznick (Moderator)
Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner, Merida Capital Partners
Robert Corbett,  Senior Portfolio Manager, E Squared Capital
Matthew Nordgren, CEO, Arcadian Fund
Vikas Desai, Partner, Welcan Capital
Olivier Dufourmantelle, COO, Canopy Rivers
Scott Museles, Partner & Cannabis Chair, Shulman Rogers

There are a plethora of ways that investors can access cannabis space. Each investment pathway is unique and has its own set of opportunities and inherent...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 3:30PM - 4:30PM (Room 210)

Public vs. Private Cannabis Real Estate Investment Opportunities: : Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

One of the few options left for cannabis companies is a sale and lease-back of property they own. Cannabis cultivation, processing, and sales are heavily space dependent. With this dependency comes unique investment opportunities. Our panel will address buying, selling, and leasing property for cannabis and hemp use both through REITS and the private markets.

Session Code: CVW08

Presented by: 
Steve Kaplan, Partner, Ladenburg Thalmann (Moderator)
Ray Lewis, President & CEO, Treehouse REIT
Bryan McLaren, Chairman & CEO, Zoned Properties
Katie Barthmaier, CEO, Green Acreage Real Estate
Anthony Coniglio, CEO, New Lake Capital Partners

One of the few options left for cannabis companies is a sale and lease-back of property they own. Cannabis cultivation, processing, and sales are heavily...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 4:30PM - 5:15PM (Room 210)

Do You Know What You’re Buying? Risk Assessment & Risk Analysis of Cannabis Operators

This panel will look at all the mistakes that an investor can make jumping on the green rush band wagon. Specifically, the panel will address financial statement red flags, adjustments to EBITDA, long term vs. short term value plays and overcoming regulatory and compliance risks.

Session Code: CVW09

Presented by:
Mitzi Hollenbeck, Partner, Citrin Cooperman
Kevin McGovern, Chairman, McGovern Capital
David Traylor, Senior Managing Director, Golden Eagle Partners
Ross O’Brien, Founder & CEO, Bonaventure Equity
Matt Liotta, Chief Technology Officer, Agrify
Raymond Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Agrify

This panel will look at all the mistakes that an investor can make jumping on the green rush band wagon. Specifically, the panel will address financial...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 5:15PM - 5:35PM (Room 210)

The Future of Grow Technology to Deliver Consistent, High Quality Cannabis

Consistent, reliable, cost-effective cannabis is a huge advantage for any cannabis producer, yet most growers struggle with understanding their data and controlling their environment using traditional indoor grow methods. During this session, learn about the future of grow technology and how vertical growing methods are being used to create scalable, precision micro-climates with integrated cultivation systems to deliver consistent, high quality cannabis.

Session Code: CVW10

Presented by:
Raymond Chang,Chief Executive Officer, Agrify

Consistent, reliable, cost-effective cannabis is a huge advantage for any cannabis producer, yet most growers struggle with understanding their data and...

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020 5:35PM - 6:30 (Room TBD)

Cocktail Reception


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 6:30PM - 9:00PM (Location TBD)

Investor Dinner Reception hosted by Green Table

Green Table is widely recognized as the leader in hosting premium dinner events for Cannabis-related companies to present their business to leading institutional investors, PE funds, family offices, leading experts, media and social influencers who understand, support, and believe in the industry. We help forge new relationships and establish great networking between the top cannabis industry leaders.

If you are interested in attending the dinner, please contact events@greentableglobal.com
*No admission without approval and RSVP

Green Table is widely recognized as the leader in hosting premium dinner events for Cannabis-related companies to present their business to leading...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 7:45AM - 8:45AM (Room 210)

Continental Breakfast


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 8:45AM - 9:30AM (Room 210)

Navigating the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Maze

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT01

Presented by:
Lloyd Pierre-Louis, Partner, Dickinson Wright (Moderator)
Robert Munnelly, Shareholder, Davis Malm & D’Agostine
Hirsh Jain, Director of Government Affairs, Caliva

Description to come. Session Code: CVT01 Presented by: Lloyd Pierre-Louis, Partner, Dickinson Wright (Moderator) Robert Munnelly, Shareholder, Davis Malm...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 9:30AM - 10:15AM (Room 210)

Banking, Insurance & Payment Solutions for Investments in the US Cannabis Industry

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT02

Presented by:
Scott Moskol, Partner, Burns Levinson (Moderator)
Tyler Beuerlein, Executive Vice President, Hypur
Tina Sbrega, President & CEO, GFA Federal Credit Union
Kieran O’Rourke, Vice President, Cannasure Insurance Services
Ashley Elsner, Chief Operating Officer & Founder, Artery Pay

Description to come. Session Code: CVT02 Presented by: Scott Moskol, Partner, Burns Levinson (Moderator) Tyler Beuerlein, Executive Vice President,...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 10:15AM -11:15AM (Veterans Memorial Auditorium)

Keynote Address, Northeast Cannabis Business Conference


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 11:15AM - 12:00PM (Room 210)

Cannabis-Infused Beverages: Beyond the Hype and Excitement

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT03

Presented by:
Benton Bodamer Partner Dickinson Wright (Moderator)
Matt Bottomley, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord Genuity
Stacy Hostetter, General Counsel, CannaCraft
Erik Knutson, Founder & CEO, Keefe Brands

Description to come. Session Code: CVT03 Presented by: Benton Bodamer Partner Dickinson Wright (Moderator) Matt Bottomley, Equity Research Analyst, Canaccord...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 12:00PM - 1:00PM (Expo Floor)

Networking Lunch & Explore the Expo Floor


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 1:00PM - 1:45PM (Room 210)

Investment Opportunities in Hemp & CBD

Description to come.

Session Code: CVT04

Presented by:
Jenny Wang, Equity Research Analyst, Eight Capital (Moderator)
Deanie Elsner, CEO, Charlotte’s Web
Perry Antleman, CEO, Abacus Health Products
Joseph Dowling, CEO, CV Sciences

Description to come. Session Code: CVT04 Presented by: Jenny Wang, Equity Research Analyst, Eight Capital (Moderator) Deanie Elsner, CEO, Charlotte’s...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 1:45PM - 2:30PM (Room 210)

Global Investment Opportunities: A Look at Latin America, Europe & Asia

Latin America, Europe and Asia are trending to become the world’s largest legal cannabis markets with Asia presenting unique opportunities given its population density. Several US and Canadian cannabis operators are looking down south, up north and across the pond as havens for new growth and sales. Our panel of experts have all taken the plunge in other regions and will discuss the challenges associated with different legal systems, patient access, cultivation supply and logistics.

Session Code: CVT05

Presented by:
Jameson Berkow, Canopy Rivers (Moderator)
Kris Krane, President & Co-Founder, 4Front Cannex Capital
Kyle Detwiler, CEO, Clever Leaves
Rod Stephan, Investor, Altitude Investment Management
Will Muecke, Managing Member, Aretemis Growth Partners
John Downs, Executive Vice President, Asia Horizon

Latin America, Europe and Asia are trending to become the world’s largest legal cannabis markets with Asia presenting unique opportunities given its...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 2:30PM - 3:15PM (Room 210)

Doing Well by Doing Good: Impact Investing & Social Justice

Our panel of investors will address where ESG investments fit in their asset allocation mix, social justice benefits, regulatory reform, and improving the overall health of our society. Advocates supporting social equity programs will enumerate the benefits these programs have on all stakeholders, including incumbent operators, social equity applicants, and communities of high poverty and unemployment. Implementation challenges will be addressed and mavericks leading the way will be identified.

Session Code: CVT06

Pesenters:
Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Shaleen Title, Commissioner, Massachusetts Cannabis Control Board
Andrea Cabral, CEO, Ascend Mass
Sarah Gersten, Executive Director, Last Prisoner Project

Our panel of investors will address where ESG investments fit in their asset allocation mix, social justice benefits, regulatory reform, and improving the...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 3:15PM - 4:00PM (Room 210)

The Road to Federalization: A Look Ahead at the 2020 Ballot

Session Code: CVT07

Presented by:
Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association
Steven Hawkins, Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project
Peter Barsoom, CEO, 1906 Highs
David Feldman, Partner, Hiller P.C. and Skip Intro Advisors

Session Code: CVT07 Presented by: Andrew Kline, Director of Public Policy, National Cannabis Industry Association Steven Hawkins, Executive Director,...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 4:00PM - 4:45PM (Room 210)

Financial Media, Cannabis & Capital Markets

Our panel of financial journalists will address how the financial media looks at cannabis investing.

Session Code:CVT08

Presenters:
Lewis Goldberg, Managing Partner, KCSA Strategic Communications (Moderator)
Javier Hasse, Editor and Reporter, Benzinga
Kristine Owram, Reporter, Bloomberg
Jeremy Berke, Editor and Reporter, Business Insider

Our panel of financial journalists will address how the financial media looks at cannabis investing. Session Code:CVT08 Presenters: Lewis Goldberg, Managing...

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 4:45PM - 5:30PM (Room 210)

Developments in Lab Testing

How do you know what you are buying as a consumer and as an investor? This panel will discuss lab testing and its importance in protecting one’s investment.

Session Code: CVT09

Presenters:
James McMahon, Attorney & Founder, McMahon Strategic Development (Moderator)
Brianna Cassidy, Chief Science Officer, Ph.D., CDX Analytics
Chris Martinez, President, Kaycha Labs
Christopher Hudalla, President & Chief Science Officer, Ph.D., ProVerde Laboratories
James Horvath, CEO, Kaycha Labs

How do you know what you are buying as a consumer and as an investor? This panel will discuss lab testing and its importance in protecting one’s...