Keynote

Spring Agenda 2015

PRE-CONFERENCE: TUESDAY MAY 19, 2015 
8:00-6:00pm Registration Open
12:30-5:00pm Marijuana Business Crash Course (separately ticketed event)
5:00-7:00pm Welcome Reception in the Expo Halls
DAY 1: WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2015
8:00-9:30am Illinois MMJ Business
Networking Breakfast

(separately ticketed event)
Networking Breakfast
in the Expo Halls
Expo
Halls
Open
9:00-10:30am Opening Session & Keynote
Steven Levitt, Author of Freakonomics
11:00-12:00pm Investor Pitch Slam
12:00-2:00pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Halls
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
2:00-2:50pm Power Panel:
Legislation and Regulations
California Cannabusiness Forum:
The $1 Billion Market


Lakisha Jenkins, California Cannabis Industry Association
Andrew DeAngelo, Harborside Health Center
Roundtables:
Retail / Dispensaries
3:00-3:50pm The Testing Conundrum: Challenges, Methods and the Future Tapping Big New MMJ Markets: Nevada, Illinois and New York

Michael Mayes, Quantum 9
Adam Bierman, MedMen
Sara Gullickson, MariMed
Trent Wolovek, American Cannabis Consulting
Roundtables: Cultivation
4:00-4:50pm From Startups to Starbucks: Building a Retail Brand Recreational Marijuana:
Opportunities in the Next New States


Tim Cullen, Colorado Harvest Company
Roundtables: Infused Products
5:00-6:30pm Cocktails in the Expo Halls
7:00-9:00pm Marijuana Business Daily’s 5th Year Kick Off Celebration!
(separately ticketed event)
DAY 2: THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015
8:00-10:00am Marijuana Business Investors Networking Breakfast
(separately ticketed event)
Networking Breakfast
in the Expo Halls
Expo
Halls
Open
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
9:30-10:20am Hot Topic Top Challenges for Commercial Growers: Consolidation, Competition and Cost

Mitchell Stern, Burning Bush Nurseries
Dispensary & Retail Real Estate: Renting vs. Buying, Layout & Design, Expansion

Megan Stone, High Road Design Studio
Meg Sanders, Mindful
10:30-11:20am Insider View: Insights on Banking From a Former FinCEN Official Crop Optimization: Advanced Growing Methods, Tech & Tactics

Ed Rosenthal
Battling the Black Market: Tips for Winning Patients, Customers

Patricia Rosi, Wellness Connection of Maine
11:30-12:15pm Banking Update: Spring 2015 Developments & Trends

Lance Ott, Guardian Data Systems
Indoors vs. Greenhouse vs. Field Grows: Cost, Quality & Yield Dispensary Dosing, Strain Advice for Key Medical Conditions

Aari Ruben, Desert Bloom Re-leaf Center
Cy Scott, Leafly
12:00-2:00pm Networking Lunch in the Expo Halls
TRACKS Track 1 Track 2 Track 3
2:00-2:50pm Cannabusiness Finance: Managing Large Amounts of Cash Major Legal Concerns for Cannabusiness Investors

Dina Rollman, Rollman Law Group, P.C.
Top Edibles & Concentrates Product Trends
3:00-3:50pm IPO Craze: Should You Go Public? Warnings, Advice and What to Expect

Derek Peterson, Terra Tech
Steve Schultz, GW Pharmaceuticals
Marijuana Business Expansion Financing: Valuations, Sources & Tactics The Future of Edibles Packaging & Dosing

Julie Dooley, Julie’s Natural Edibles
4:00-4:45pm Closing General Session – Future Shock: Marijuana Business, Finance & Legal Projections

*all sessions and speakers are subject to change without notice.