CBD Beverages & Ingestibles 2021

Building your CBD brand and business with safe, legal and effective novel ingestible formulations

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Las Vegas, USA
25-26 October, 2021

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“At this event you can get a run-down of all the latest scientific and technical innovations in this area in one place. You will also need to source ingredients such as emulsions, water-soluble CBD and bitter blocking flavors along with a testing provider and this event will give you the opportunity to network and connect with the huge industry of suppliers that is growing up around these solutions. ”

Why Attend

A huge opportunity has been created in the USA with several US states legalizing the sale of products containing cannabis-based ingredients. At a Federal level, regulatory bodies have said they won’t pursue businesses that sell these products as long as they don’t make product health claims. This can be described as effective, while not technical, legalization. With technical legislation due in the next few years many businesses are getting ahead of the game by launching CBD/THC beverages and ingestibles to the market now in order to steal market share in advance. With the huge financial potential of this space, it is widely expected that major FMCG giants, like PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, and alcohol brands, like Pernod and Diageo, will announce new CBD-based products soon.

To get in there first, or grow your existing CBD product or business, there is no doubt that you will need specific advice on product formulation because of the peculiarities are dealing with CBD.

At this event you can get a run-down of all the latest scientific and technical innovations in this area in one place. You will also need to source ingredients such as emulsions, water-soluble CBD and bitter blocking flavors along with a testing provider and this event will give you the opportunity to network and connect with the huge industry of suppliers that is growing up around these solutions.

Meanwhile, our business focused sessions will deliver practical insight into how to stay within the law when marketing and selling your CBD/THC product; promote your products effectively to both consumers and retailers to grow your share and access financial investment and services.

This event is also perfect for retailers; wholesalers; distributors; restauranteurs and bar owners to attend to find out what innovative new products are available for you to offer your patrons in house! Join us October 25 - 26 in Las Vegas and virtually October 12 for the CBD event of the year.

AUDIENCE BREAKDOWN

70%
CBD/THC drinks & ingestibles businesses
20%
FMCG and beers, wines and spirits brands interested in cannabis
5%
Suppliers – ingredients, flavors, packaging, canning, bottling, labelling, co-packing, co-manufacturing, testing
5%
Distributors – retailers and wholesalers; hospitality bars and restaurants

CBD/THC drinks & ingestibles businesses

FMCG and beers, wines and spirits brands interested in cannabis

Suppliers – ingredients, flavors, packaging, canning, bottling, labelling, co-packing, co-manufacturing, testing

Distributors – retailers and wholesalers; hospitality bars and restaurants

Can I Attend Virtually?

Not able to make it to Vegas on October 25/26 this year? Or do you want to delve into the conference topics at a deeper level, exploring the international CBD markets or learning from European brands? Make sure you secure your place on our additional virtual conference day - Tuesday October 12 from 7.00am to 1.00pm PST.

As part of your virtual ticket you’ll have the opportunity to connect online through virtual networking roulette and one-to-one meetings with people working in the CBD beverages and ingestibles industry, both in the USA and across the Atlantic, as well as take part in online learning sessions and virtual peer to peer break out groups where we’ll mix up the key conference topics with a different spin to that of the face to face event. Expect to discuss topics including the future of the international CBD drinks and ingestibles markets; regulation and legalisation; product distribution; formulation branding; marketing and labelling with your international peers to be able to propel your CBD business into future growth.

Confirmed contributors to the virtual program so far include:

Tom Lorimer, Global Sales Director and Co-Founder, OTO CBD, United Kingdom

Alana Burstein, Founder and President, Viv & Oak, USA

Rod Kight, Attorney, Kight Law, USA

You can attend the virtual day on its own or in addition to the in-person conference. Register your place at the Las Vegas event and receive a free virtual pass! Hurry, this offer ends 13 August!

Speakers

 

Alana Burstein

Founder & President
Viv & Oak

Alana always had plans to one day run a business of her own. For years, wine was her drink of choice when entertaining friends. After an evening of one too many glasses of wine, Alana knew she wanted to end her relationship with alcohol. So she channeled her energy into inspiration.

Frustrated with the sugary and juicy taste of wines without alcohol on the market, Alana was motivated to innovate. In 2016, with the legalization of cannabis on the horizon, Alana sought solution that could result in a more predictable elevation than edibles and a healthier alternative to smoking.

Alana Burstein

Founder & President
Viv & Oak

Alana Burstein

Founder & President
Viv & Oak

Alana always had plans to one day run a business of her own. For years, wine was her drink of choice when entertaining friends. After an evening of one too many glasses of wine, Alana knew she wanted to end her relationship with alcohol. So she channeled her energy into inspiration.

Frustrated with the sugary and juicy taste of wines without alcohol on the market, Alana was motivated to innovate. In 2016, with the legalization of cannabis on the horizon, Alana sought solution that could result in a more predictable elevation than edibles and a healthier alternative to smoking.

Alana spent countless hours sourcing the finest California grapes and premium cannabis, researching compliance and technology, and developing a team that could bring her vision to life. And in 2019, Viv&Oak was born. Full of flavor, low in sugar and low in calories, her creation is disrupting the industry. With Viv&Oak, Alana hopes to help break the stigma around cannabis and encourage fellow health-conscious consumers to toast to something really worth celebrating.

 

Talia Bennick

Founder
Sweet Crude

Talia Bennick launched Sweet Crude in Austin last year. Realizing the growing need for alcohol alternatives that still inspire relaxation with each sip, Talia crafted a line of RTD non-alcoholic cocktails infused with botanical terpenes and hemp extract. She has worked in finance and hospitality tech, and earned her MBA from Yale School of Management. Talia, crowned "The Terpene Queen" is passionate about embracing the whole plant and educating consumers on how powerful it can be in lifting our spirits (the non-alcoholic kind).

Talia Bennick

Founder
Sweet Crude

Talia Bennick

Founder
Sweet Crude

Talia Bennick launched Sweet Crude in Austin last year. Realizing the growing need for alcohol alternatives that still inspire relaxation with each sip, Talia crafted a line of RTD non-alcoholic cocktails infused with botanical terpenes and hemp extract. She has worked in finance and hospitality tech, and earned her MBA from Yale School of Management. Talia, crowned "The Terpene Queen" is passionate about embracing the whole plant and educating consumers on how powerful it can be in lifting our spirits (the non-alcoholic kind).

 

Robert Jappie

Partner, Life Science and Cannabinoid Regulation
Ince & Co

Robert Jappie is a Partner at Ince in London, specialising in Cannabis Law and Regulation. Since he led the UK's first dedicated Cannabis Law department more than 3 years ago, Robert has become a well-respected legal expert within Europe s fast-growing cannabis industries. With the legalisation of medicinal cannabis and CBD supplements rolling out across Europe, Robert has become the leading legal authority on the developing regulatory environment both here in the UK and in Europe.

Robert Jappie

Partner, Life Science and Cannabinoid Regulation
Ince & Co

Robert Jappie

Partner, Life Science and Cannabinoid Regulation
Ince & Co

Robert Jappie is a Partner at Ince in London, specialising in Cannabis Law and Regulation. Since he led the UK's first dedicated Cannabis Law department more than 3 years ago, Robert has become a well-respected legal expert within Europe s fast-growing cannabis industries. With the legalisation of medicinal cannabis and CBD supplements rolling out across Europe, Robert has become the leading legal authority on the developing regulatory environment both here in the UK and in Europe.

He currently acts for several established CBD brands, Licensed Producers, Medicinal Cannabis companies and distributors, advising on the full range of regulatory and commercial issues facing the sector.

 

Victoria Putsynsky

Founder
Aurora Purveyors

Victoria began her career as a sales & marketing professional in the wine & spirits industry, after a decade of working in restaurants and bars. Growing up amongst the Brooklyn diaspora in a Russian immigrant family led to deep rooted interest in international travel and exploring culture through food & drink. This passion for travel led her to study and later, work abroad throughout the former Soviet Union in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kiev, Ukraine.

Victoria Putsynsky

Founder
Aurora Purveyors

Victoria Putsynsky

Founder
Aurora Purveyors

Victoria began her career as a sales & marketing professional in the wine & spirits industry, after a decade of working in restaurants and bars. Growing up amongst the Brooklyn diaspora in a Russian immigrant family led to deep rooted interest in international travel and exploring culture through food & drink. This passion for travel led her to study and later, work abroad throughout the former Soviet Union in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kiev, Ukraine.

Her fluency in the Russian language gave her access to the kitchens of Moscow, cognac distilleries in Armenia, a new wave of wineries in the Republic of Georgia, and a historic vodka distillery in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. 

When she finally reached a threshold with vodka, pickled vegetables, and cured meats, she completed her MBA and went to work for a French wine & spirits importer, marketing and selling luxury spirits, champagne, and a global wine portfolio. 

After several years leading a team in beverage sales in New York City restaurants, bars, hotels, and nightclubs, she sought a lifestyle change that was more fitting for a new mother. She left NYC for Portland, Oregon to work with the state’s rapidly expanding wine industry. In 2016, wine & weed were both blossoming in Oregon and Victoria was inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and emerging recreational cannabis industries. A long time recreational cannabis user and beverage enthusiast, she was motivated to combine the two while applying refined sensibilities and savvy to elevate the category. Aurora Elixirs was created for an inspired ‘apéritif’ experience that evokes balance and restoration without intoxication. 

Victoria is mother to a 9 year old boy with an enviable imagination, a pre-Covid yoga and fitness instructor on the weekends, and a lover of fancy clothes that she finds occasion to wear while cooking, baking, and entertaining at home.

 

Keith Villa

Co-Founder and Co-Owner
Ceria Brewing

Keith’s higher education began in 1986 with an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Upon graduation, Keith began conducting research for the Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado and, in 1988, Keith and his wife, Jodi, traveled to Belgium where Coors sponsored his education at the University of Brussels.

Keith Villa

Co-Founder and Co-Owner
Ceria Brewing

Keith Villa

Co-Founder and Co-Owner
Ceria Brewing

Keith’s higher education began in 1986 with an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.  Upon graduation, Keith began conducting research for the Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado and, in 1988, Keith and his wife, Jodi, traveled to Belgium where Coors sponsored his education at the University of Brussels. He received a Ph.D. in brewing science in 1995. 

Keith created Blue Moon Brewing Company in 1995 as an operating unit of Coors Brewing Company. At Blue Moon, Keith created a new interpretation of the Belgian styles that he had become enamored with while studying abroad. Eventually, Keith’s Blue Moon Belgian White Ale became the number one craft beer in the U.S. and is currently sold worldwide. 

When Keith retired from MillerCoors in January 2018 after 32 years at the company, he and his wife launched CERIA Brewing Company, dedicated to brewing the finest craft non-alcoholic beers.  CERIA’s Grainwave Belgian-style White Ale was released in December 2018 and was an instant success.  A year later, CERIA added a non-alcoholic IPA called Indiewave.  Both brews are available nationwide, and,in Colorado, the beers are also available at dispensaries where they are infused with cannabis.

In his spare time, Keith plays golf, rides Harley Davidsons, and enjoys tinkering with several collectible cars. 

 

Gary Heyer

CEO, Founder, President
Heyer Power Enterprises

Gary Heyer

CEO, Founder, President
Heyer Power Enterprises

Gary Heyer

CEO, Founder, President
Heyer Power Enterprises
 

Craig Hutchinson

CEO and Founder
CEDER'S Alt-Gin, CELTIC SOUL Dark Spirit, MARIE LAVEAU Alt-Rum, M&C's CBD Botanical Spirit

Founder / CEO of CEDER'S Alt-Gin which he developed and grew to be sold in over 20 countries before the successful sale to Pernod Ricard in 2020. Has also launched CELTIC SOUL Non-Alc Dark Spirit and M&C’s CBD Botanical Spirit.

Craig Hutchinson

CEO and Founder
CEDER'S Alt-Gin, CELTIC SOUL Dark Spirit, MARIE LAVEAU Alt-Rum, M&C's CBD Botanical Spirit

Craig Hutchinson

CEO and Founder
CEDER'S Alt-Gin, CELTIC SOUL Dark Spirit, MARIE LAVEAU Alt-Rum, M&C's CBD Botanical Spirit

Founder / CEO of CEDER'S Alt-Gin which he developed and grew to be sold in over 20 countries before the successful sale to Pernod Ricard in 2020. Has also launched CELTIC SOUL Non-Alc Dark Spirit and M&C’s CBD Botanical Spirit.

 

Warren Bobrow

CEO
Klaus Apothicaire LLC

Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the multi-published author of six books. Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks & Buzz-Worthy Libations and his celebrated, 2017 release, The Craft Cocktail Compendium.

Warren Bobrow

CEO
Klaus Apothicaire LLC

Warren Bobrow

CEO
Klaus Apothicaire LLC

Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the multi-published author of six books. Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks & Buzz-Worthy Libations and his celebrated, 2017 release, The Craft Cocktail Compendium.

Warren is the co-founder and CEO of Klaus Apothicaire, LLC- manufacturer of craft THC/Live Resin Mocktails in the United States.

 

Lily Temperton

Consultant
Hanway Associates

Lily is a Consultant at Hanway Associates and has worked across a multitude of cannabis consultancy projects since 2018, providing strategic support, regulatory guidance and market analysis to medical, CBD, industrial hemp and recreational clients. She has also written industry reports including the European Medical Cannabis Ecosystem (EMCE, 2020), produced in partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Cannabis Investment Landscape (ECIL, 2021) in partnership with Crunchbase.

Lily Temperton

Consultant
Hanway Associates

Lily Temperton

Consultant
Hanway Associates

Lily is a Consultant at Hanway Associates and has worked across a multitude of cannabis consultancy projects since 2018, providing strategic support, regulatory guidance and market analysis to medical, CBD, industrial hemp and recreational clients. She has also written industry reports including the European Medical Cannabis Ecosystem (EMCE, 2020), produced in partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the European Cannabis Investment Landscape (ECIL, 2021) in partnership with Crunchbase.

Hanway Associates is the leading European cannabis sector advisory firm, providing market research, new market entry support, and M&A strategy to help clients open and enter markets, build brands and grow their network. Clients include producers of cannabis medicines, pharmaceutical and FMCG companies, investment funds and innovative startups.

 

Ian McCulloch

Founding Director
Silent Pool Distillers

After spending 30 years as Commercial Director of ITV, Ian decided to take his vast knowledge of branding and utilise it in his next calling in life: gin. Ian co-founded Silent Pool Distillers in 2014 with a vision of creating a truly sustainable distillery next to a fresh water source, producing handcrafted artisan spirits of uncompromising quality.

Ian McCulloch

Founding Director
Silent Pool Distillers

Ian McCulloch

Founding Director
Silent Pool Distillers

After spending 30 years as Commercial Director of ITV, Ian decided to take his vast knowledge of branding and utilise it in his next calling in life: gin. Ian co-founded Silent Pool Distillers in 2014 with a vision of creating a truly sustainable distillery next to a fresh water source, producing handcrafted artisan spirits of uncompromising quality.

 

Jennifer Knaack

Senior Director of Compliance and Science
Koi CBD

Dr. Jen Knaack is the Senior Director of Compliance and Science at Koi CBD, a leader in CBD topical and ingestible products. She obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California and is a certified Toxicological Chemist. After serving as a Senior Service Fellow at the CDC and a university professor, Dr. Jen entered the cannabis industry as a cannabis testing laboratory director prior to joining Koi CBD.

Jennifer Knaack

Senior Director of Compliance and Science
Koi CBD

Jennifer Knaack

Senior Director of Compliance and Science
Koi CBD

Dr. Jen Knaack is the Senior Director of Compliance and Science at Koi CBD, a leader in CBD topical and ingestible products. She obtained her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Southern California and is a certified Toxicological Chemist. After serving as a Senior Service Fellow at the CDC and a university professor, Dr. Jen entered the cannabis industry as a cannabis testing laboratory director prior to joining Koi CBD. Her unique expertise in science and government regulations has made her invaluable in lobbying efforts to support cannabis and hemp from a scientific perspective. In addition to developing top-selling products for Koi CBD and keeping educated on current state and federal legislation, Dr. Jen also represents Koi CBD as an advocate for hemp and cannabinoids through the U.S. Hemp Roundtable, the California Hemp Council, the Hemp Industries Association and the Global Retailer and Manufacturer Alliance. Dr. Jen also serves as an expert in human rights violations related to chemical terrorism and chemical exposures.

 

Jerod Martin

Chief R&D Officer
CannGoods

Jerod Martin (Chief R&D Officer of CannGoods) has formulated and developed products that have been distributed 300 plus retail locations, 1000 plus physician offices, and more than 100,000 units delivered to the EU and UK which were manufactured in the US. He also established a research partnership between CannGoods and Central State University (1890 Land Grand Institution) for the purpose of furthering research in the Cannabis industry.

Jerod Martin

Chief R&D Officer
CannGoods

Jerod Martin

Chief R&D Officer
CannGoods

Jerod Martin (Chief R&D Officer of CannGoods) has formulated and developed products that have been distributed 300 plus retail locations, 1000 plus physician offices, and more than 100,000 units delivered to the EU and UK which were manufactured in the US. He also established a research partnership between CannGoods and Central State University (1890 Land Grand Institution) for the purpose of furthering research in the Cannabis industry.

 

Chris Olson

Cannabis and Psychedelics Writer

Chris Olson helps trade associations, media companies, and institutes of higher education to develop educational content related to the cannabis industry. Chris recently worked with the National Cannabis Industry Association to develop educational content for conferences and webinars. He’s currently a writer for MJ Brand Insights, an online publication focused on developing content for cannabis brands and retailers.

Chris Olson

Cannabis and Psychedelics Writer

Chris Olson

Cannabis and Psychedelics Writer

Chris Olson helps trade associations, media companies, and institutes of higher education to develop educational content related to the cannabis industry. Chris recently worked with the National Cannabis Industry Association to develop educational content for conferences and webinars. He’s currently a writer for MJ Brand Insights, an online publication focused on developing content for cannabis brands and retailers.

 

Billy Peuplie

CEO
Industry Hemp

Billy Peuplie

CEO
Industry Hemp

Billy Peuplie

CEO
Industry Hemp
 

Nick French

CEO
Colorado Hemp Honey

 Nick French is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who, after working  in the finance and real estate industries for 20 years, desired to make more of a difference in the world. In 2008, he started Frangiosa Farms. He began beekeeping and set out with the mission to save the bees and provide honey as a pure and natural product for consumers. While working on the farm, Nick began to learn about the benefits of hemp and its use as a natural alternative.

Nick French

CEO
Colorado Hemp Honey

Nick French

CEO
Colorado Hemp Honey

 Nick French is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who, after working  in the finance and real estate industries for 20 years, desired to make more of a difference in the world. In 2008, he started Frangiosa Farms. He began beekeeping and set out with the mission to save the bees and provide honey as a pure and natural product for consumers. While working on the farm, Nick began to learn about the benefits of hemp and its use as a natural alternative. During those years, society was not as accepting of hemp and cannabis as it is today but despite that, he pressed on to learn about the natural benefits that the plant provided.

Nick’s desire to identify and combine natural products that add value to the lives of people and pets came to a career changing moment in 2015. He combined his beehives’ pure and raw honey with Colorado local full spectrum hemp extract. He also worked with his wife Ali, a certified aromatherapist, to add organic essential oils for additional health benefits and flavor. In that year, Colorado Hemp Honey was born.

Nick continued to work closely with hemp extractors in Colorado for the hemp that was infused into Colorado Hemp Honey. Having studied biology and botany himself, he worked with some of the best Colorado hemp extractors in the industry. With this knowledge, Nick and his team started growing hemp at Frangiosa Farms and harvested and extracted it for Colorado Hemp Honey in 2018.

This was a big step in the direction of societal change. As an advocate for legalization and education in the cannabis industry, Nick sees Colorado Hemp Honey as not only a way to help people and pets with life changing products, but to educate everyone on the value and benefits of hemp and cannabis.

With his team, Nick has developed and maintained successful relationships with distributors, hired account managers to get product onto shelves in retail locations across the globe, created new products, and marketed and advertised products at a national and international level. His business experience with managing, analyzing, and reporting on corporate financials has been critical to the company’s success. It has also given him great insight into how to run a successful business and build a team that has led to the company’s overall growth.

Please visit our website at www.coloradohemphoney.com for more information.

 

Rod Kight (Virtual)

Attorney
Kight Law

Rod Kight (Virtual)

Attorney
Kight Law

Rod Kight (Virtual)

Attorney
Kight Law
 

Shayda Torabi (Virtual)

CEO
Restart CBD

Shayda Torabi (Virtual)

CEO
Restart CBD

Shayda Torabi (Virtual)

CEO
Restart CBD
 

Bethany Gomez

Managing Director
Brightfield Group

Bethany's core responsibility is to manage Brightfield Group's growing team and drive new product development. She is a key driver of business development, managing some of Brightfield's top clients to ensure long-term success. Her passion for the CBD and cannabis industries helps drive Brightfield's team forward and deliver comprehensive and data-driven answers for each of their customers. She has an extensive background in quantitative research, global policy, and strategic planning.

Bethany Gomez

Managing Director
Brightfield Group

Bethany Gomez

Managing Director
Brightfield Group

Bethany's core responsibility is to manage Brightfield Group's growing team and drive new product development. She is a key driver of business development, managing some of Brightfield's top clients to ensure long-term success. Her passion for the CBD and cannabis industries helps drive Brightfield's team forward and deliver comprehensive and data-driven answers for each of their customers. She has an extensive background in quantitative research, global policy, and strategic planning. Prior to starting Brightfield Group, Bethany managed market research of key CPG industries in Latin America with Euromonitor International.

 

Tom Zuber

Managing Partner
Zuber Lawler

Tom Zuber is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler. Tom is the relationship partner for some 10 Fortune 500 Company clients of the firm, as well as funds and government entities. He has also represented leading cannabis companies for 15 years. Zuber Lawler as a firm manages the highest-stakes matters of a large percentage of the biggest brands in global cannabis. Tom is also a founder of the international cannabis consulting company Global Go. He earned a J.D.

Tom Zuber

Managing Partner
Zuber Lawler

Tom Zuber

Managing Partner
Zuber Lawler

Tom Zuber is a founder and the Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler. Tom is the relationship partner for some 10 Fortune 500 Company clients of the firm, as well as funds and government entities. He has also represented leading cannabis companies for 15 years. Zuber Lawler as a firm manages the highest-stakes matters of a large percentage of the biggest brands in global cannabis. Tom is also a founder of the international cannabis consulting company Global Go. He earned a J.D. degree Columbia Law School, a master s in public policy degree from Harvard University, and a biomedical engineering degree from Rutgers University, where he graduated with highest honors.

 

Rachel K. Gillette

Partner
Cannabis Industry Group, Holland & Hart LLP

A leading cannabis-focused lawyer, Rachel helps clients nationwide proactively plan and implement strategies to capitalize on strategic business opportunities.

At the vanguard of the retail marijuana industry, Rachel leverages more than a decade of experience guiding clients to establish, expand, and protect profitable businesses in a rapidly-evolving legal, regulatory, and financial environment.

Rachel K. Gillette

Partner
Cannabis Industry Group, Holland & Hart LLP

Rachel K. Gillette

Partner
Cannabis Industry Group, Holland & Hart LLP

A leading cannabis-focused lawyer, Rachel helps clients nationwide proactively plan and implement strategies to capitalize on strategic business opportunities.

At the vanguard of the retail marijuana industry, Rachel leverages more than a decade of experience guiding clients to establish, expand, and protect profitable businesses in a rapidly-evolving legal, regulatory, and financial environment.

From years of interacting with regulators and taxing authorities Rachel knows how state and local provisions will be applied in practice and what clients can anticipate at every step of the licensing process and beyond. She vigorously protects clients’ interests in tax audits and deficiency assessments at the state and local level, as well as IRC §280E adjustments.

Clients value Rachel’s ability to distill complex, often overwhelming information, into a prioritized plan of action. As a strategic advisor, she helps clients prepare and get positioned to seize opportunities, like starting operations in newly legalized states, scale businesses into multiple jurisdictions, or launch new brands and products.

Rachel’s clients range from individual entrepreneurs and investors, to start- ups to publicly traded companies with operations in one or multiple states in cannabis and cannabis-adjacent businesses. Domestic and international entities exploring cannabis business opportunities turn to Rachel for pragmatic, industry-savvy counsel as they evaluate potential options. Rachel also serves as an expert witness on legal and regulatory issues involving hemp, marijuana, CBD, and other cannabinoids.

Before she joined Holland & Hart, Rachel was a partner at Greenspoon Marder, serving as Chair of the firm’s Cannabis Law practice and as a member of the Management Committee.

 

Tom Lorimer

Global Sales Director and Co-Founder
OTO CBD

Tom Lorimer

Global Sales Director and Co-Founder
OTO CBD

Tom Lorimer

Global Sales Director and Co-Founder
OTO CBD
 

Nathalie Bougenies

Attorney
Harris Bricken

Nathalie chairs the hemp CBD practice group and focuses her practice on health and wellness, in addition to corporate transactions and regulatory compliance. For the past three years, Nathalie has helped clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape of hemp products intended for human consumption and advises domestic and international clients on the sale, distribution, marketing, labeling, and importation of these products.

Nathalie Bougenies

Attorney
Harris Bricken

Nathalie Bougenies

Attorney
Harris Bricken

Nathalie chairs the hemp CBD practice group and focuses her practice on health and wellness, in addition to corporate transactions and regulatory compliance. For the past three years, Nathalie has helped clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape of hemp products intended for human consumption and advises domestic and international clients on the sale, distribution, marketing, labeling, and importation of these products. Nathalie frequently speaks on these issues and has made national media appearances, including on NPR’s “Marketplace.” She also authors a weekly column for “Above the Law” that features content on cannabis policy and regulation and is a regular contributor to her firm’s “Canna Law Blog.” For three consecutive years, Nathalie has been named Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

 

Georgia Glick

Head of Partnerships
Hanway Associates

Georgia is Head of Partnerships at Hanway Associates, having spent 6 years at award winning agencies focused on impact design and consumer perception related to design. Georgia brings a blend of creative and commercial skills to the Hanway team, with a keen interest in building brands and strategies. Forming mainstream partnerships and engaging with key stakeholders on behalf of clients has meant that Georgia has been exposed to the inner workings and leading minds of the European cannabis sector.

Georgia Glick

Head of Partnerships
Hanway Associates

Georgia Glick

Head of Partnerships
Hanway Associates

Georgia is Head of Partnerships at Hanway Associates, having spent 6 years at award winning agencies focused on impact design and consumer perception related to design. Georgia brings a blend of creative and commercial skills to the Hanway team, with a keen interest in building brands and strategies. Forming mainstream partnerships and engaging with key stakeholders on behalf of clients has meant that Georgia has been exposed to the inner workings and leading minds of the European cannabis sector.

 

Darren Macaskill

Marketing Director
Silent Pool Distillers

Darren Macaskill

Marketing Director
Silent Pool Distillers

Darren Macaskill

Marketing Director
Silent Pool Distillers
 

Xander Shepherd

Co-Founder
Artet

Xander is a co-founder of Artet. After cutting his teeth in the world of brand strategy, he is working to even the playing field between cannabis and alcohol. Before founding Artet with his cousins, Xander spent five years working in creative consulting for Redscout in New York City. While there, he ran the teams responsible for developing award-winning brand strategy and execution plans for high-growth startups (Peloton, Bombas) and Fortune 500 companies (MillerCoors, ADP, Best Buy). Xander earned his bachelor s degree from Northwestern University.

Xander Shepherd

Co-Founder
Artet

Xander Shepherd

Co-Founder
Artet

Xander is a co-founder of Artet. After cutting his teeth in the world of brand strategy, he is working to even the playing field between cannabis and alcohol. Before founding Artet with his cousins, Xander spent five years working in creative consulting for Redscout in New York City. While there, he ran the teams responsible for developing award-winning brand strategy and execution plans for high-growth startups (Peloton, Bombas) and Fortune 500 companies (MillerCoors, ADP, Best Buy). Xander earned his bachelor s degree from Northwestern University. Xander spends his free time as an amateur home mixologist tinkering with new cocktails to share with friends and family.

 

Ryan Fingerhut

Director of Client Services
Global Co

Ryan Fingerhut, a former practicing attorney, has devoted himself full time to the cannabis industry since 2014. Ryan focuses on cannabis consulting, licensing and compliance including the transfer of licenses and the ownership change process. Ryan boasts a 99% track record in license applications, with over 60 state and local cannabis licenses won in multiple states. Ryan participated directly in the management of several cannabis businesses before entering the cannabis consulting business and is an expert in cannabis license valuation and risk issues.

Ryan Fingerhut

Director of Client Services
Global Co

Ryan Fingerhut

Director of Client Services
Global Co

Ryan Fingerhut, a former practicing attorney, has devoted himself full time to the cannabis industry since 2014. Ryan focuses on cannabis consulting, licensing and compliance  including the transfer of licenses and the ownership change process. Ryan boasts a 99% track record in license applications, with over 60 state and local cannabis licenses won in multiple states. Ryan participated directly in the management of several cannabis businesses before entering the cannabis consulting business and is an expert in cannabis license valuation and risk issues.

Ryan Fingerhut is a licensed attorney in the State of Washington and a Graduate of the Florida State University College of Law with a certificate in International Trade Law. He has also earned a B.S. in Criminology and a cum laude B.A. in Writing with a minor in business from Florida State University.

 

Michael Teague

Founder
Scorpion Genetics

Michael Teague

Founder
Scorpion Genetics

Michael Teague

Founder
Scorpion Genetics
 

Jay O’Keefe

CEO
Baileys CBD

Jay O’Keefe

CEO
Baileys CBD

Jay O’Keefe

CEO
Baileys CBD
 

Matthew J. Nordgren

CEO & Managing Partner
Arcadian Fund Management

Matthew J. Nordgren

CEO & Managing Partner
Arcadian Fund Management

Matthew J. Nordgren

CEO & Managing Partner
Arcadian Fund Management

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We accept the following cards through Stripe:
Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Friday, August 13, 2021
CBD/THC drinks & ingestibles businesses
$499
Super Early Bird Rates End 13th August (Standard Rate $799) LIMITED TO 20 TICKETS ONLY
Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Friday, August 13, 2021
FMCG and beers, wines and spirits brands interested in cannabis
$999
Super Early Bird Rates End 13th August (Standard Rate $1199)
Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Saturday, August 14, 2021
Suppliers – ingredients, flavors, packaging, canning, bottling, labelling, co-packing, co-manufacturing, testing
$1499
Super Early Bird Rates End 13th August (Standard Rate $1399)
Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Saturday, August 14, 2021
Distributors – retailers and wholesalers; hospitality bars and restaurants
$1099
Super Early Bird Rates End 13th August (Standard Rate $1299)
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