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Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (May 29-June 1)


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The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is a business-to-business trade show event for the legalized cannabis industry. It is held 3 times per year in the largest media, financial, and business markets: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. It is the leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.


Attendees at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo are highly qualified professionals and entrepreneurs employed in the cannabis industry, interested in starting a cannabis business, involved in private equity & investment resources, and provide professional or business services.

These attendees will represent all segments of the Cannabis industry:

-Accounting & bookkeeping firms
-Consulting services
-Delivery services
-Edibles producers
-Federal, state and local governments
-Grow sites & facilities
-Hemp producers & distributors
-Infused products producers
-Law enforcement
-Legal services
-Licensed retail stores
-Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities
-Private equity firms
-Regulatory enforcement agencies
-Security & safety services
-Smokeshops & headshops

These attendees will be looking to purchase or invest in a broad scope of products and services:

-Accounting & insurance services
-Advertising & marketing agencies
-Banking & payment processing services
-Containers, bottles, and packaging
-Dispensing & vending machines
-Displays & fixtures
-Grow lights
-Hemp products
-Hydroponics & cultivation products
-Infused edibles & beverages
-Inventory tracking
-Lawyers & legal resources
-Licensing services
-Medical resources
-Paraphernalia (headshop & smokeshop goods)
-POS & management software
-Private equity & investment resources
-Professional training & education
-Security services & equipment
-Seed banks
-Testing & lab services
-Tinctures, tonics, and topicals


THC policy: The consumption and sale of THC products is strictly prohibited by CWCBExpo and is not allowed at any of the CWCBExpo events. We strongly encourage attendees, exhibitors, speakers, and press to adhere to the venue regulation as well as local, state, and federal laws.

Media Pass Information: Requests for media access and passes are individually reviewed and provided to credentialed industry editors and writers including editor-in-chief, managing editors, associate editors, and publishers, featured editors, business editors, reporters, writers, and recurring contributing writers. Online magazines, blogs, and e-newsletters must be operational for at least 6 months and post original industry-related news. The following titles that are not eligible for complimentary media access include but are not limited to: account manager, account executive, general management, marketing, and communications, public relations, and sales-related titles. Individuals and representatives of companies who self-publish company e-newsletter, publication, or web site are not eligible.

Association Policy: Media personnel attending cannot require payment from exhibitors, attendees or any show participant for such coverage.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be subject to a $15 processing fee up to 30 days prior to the start of the event. No refunds will be granted, under any circumstance, within 30 days of the event.

Photography / Video Policy: Only members of the media accompanied by designated Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition personnel are permitted to conduct photography, audio, and video capture during the Seminar. Roaming interviews, photography, or video are not permitted.

The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition reserves the right to decline press pass requests and revoke press badges at any time.

Please contact a member of our staff for any questions you may have regarding our events in New York or Los Angeles or Boston:

Press & Media Relations:

Email:; Phone: 201-580-2050

Seminar & Speaking Sessions:

Email:; Phone: 201-580-2050

Attendee Questions:

Email:; Phone: 201-580-2050

(212) 216-2000
09:00 May 29
How To Purchase or Open a Cannabis Business
Chloe Villano, President, Clover Leaf University; Adam Dunn, Professor, Clover Leaf University
10:15 May 30
Industry Update
Vivien Azer, Managing Director, Consumer - Beverage, Cannabis & Tobacco, Cowen Inc.
10:35 May 30
Cannabis 2030: Back To The Future
Sumit Mehta, CEO, MAZAKALI; Rafael de la Cruz, General Partner, Universal Brand Ventures
12:00 May 30
Big Data Powers Big Cannabis
David Berg, President and CTO, Strainprint Technologies Ltd; Christopher Dell’Olio, CEO, WebJoint
12:00 May 30
Don’t Forget the Checks! How to Prep for Turning in Your Licensing Application
Greg Huffaker III, Director of Client Services, Canna Advisors; Victoria Trusty, Senior Account Manager, Canna Advisors; Tenisha Victor, Project Manager, MPX New Jersey
12:00 May 30
How to Protect your Cannabis Business
Norman Chevlin CFP®, Plant Your Financial Seed, LLC ; Geoff Pope MBA, Vice President, Aon Risk Solutions
12:00 May 30
Protect Thyself: Investor- vs. Company-Friendly Deal Terms
Andi Goldman, Principal, ABG Advisory / Equitas Partners Fund; Kathryn McCall, Sideman & Bancroft LLP
14:00 May 30
280E: Taxing the Cannabis Industry
Nick Richards, Attorney, Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, PC; Dean Guske, Principal, Guske & Company, Inc.; Sandy Suchoff, CPA, The CannaCPAs; Marc Claybon, Senior Tax Manager, Crowe LLP
14:00 May 30
Being a Good Boss: Why it Matters More in Cannabis
Diane Czarkowski, Founding Partner, Canna Advisors; John Comeau, Founding Partner, H2Talent; Hillary Peckham, Chief Operations Officer, Etain; Hope Wiseman, Founder, Mary & Main
14:00 May 30
Business and Law of Marijuana
Patricia Heer, Editor, Cannabis Law Digest; Marc Ross, Founding Partner, Sichenzia Ross Ference LLP; William Caruso Esq., Partner, Archer & Greiner
14:00 May 30
Finding the Funding: An Overview of Debt and Equity Options to Fund your Business
Florence Hardy, Chief Executive Officer, truCrowd; Scott Jordan, Managing Director, Vertical Company Financial Services
15:00 May 30
Think About Your Exit — BEFORE Your Exit
Kenneth Cera, Law Offices of Schwartz and Cera NY PLLC
15:00 May 30
Compliance Issues for Cannabis Licensee’s – How to Remove All Fear of Regulators
Tony Gallo, Managing Partner, Sapphire Risk Advisory Group; Carly Bodmer, Director of Sales and Communication, GrowFlow; Robert Carp, Attorney, Compliance Reliance, Inc.
15:00 May 30
Grow Room Environments for High-Quality Crops
Craig Burg, Director of Engineering, Desert Aire, LLC; Christine Champagne, Cultivation Operations Manager, Revolutionary Clinics; Peter Armando, CEA Technical Sales, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies; Thomas Purdy, Marketing Manager, Desert Aire
15:00 May 30
Banking Bad – Obtaining and Keeping a Bank Account!
Christian Hageseth, CEO, ONE Cannabis Group; Michael O’Neill, Vice President and Bank Secrecy Act Officer, Safe Harbor Private Banking
09:00 May 31
Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA
Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association; David Roberson Esq, Experienced Tax Incentives & Management Consulting Attorney, Leyton; Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
10:00 May 31
A Brand New Cannabis World
Leo Bridgewater, National Director of Veterans Outreach, Minorities for Medical Marijuana; and Co-Founder, Leaf Launch Holdings; Dr. Chanda Macias, Owner and CEO, National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Roz McCarthy, Minorities 4 Me
10:00 May 31
Cannabis Funds and Venture Capital, What You Need to Know
Neil Kaufman Esq., Managing Member, Kaufman & Associates, LLC; James Rieger, Partner, Chairman of Cannabis Law Practice Group, Tannenbaum Helpern LLP; Jeffrey Shultz, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Navy Capital, LLC
10:00 May 31
What We Can Learn from Other States
Calvin Frye, Owner, Compassionate Caregivers of Studio City (Cloneville); Kathryn McCall, Sideman & Bancroft LLP
13:00 May 31
Warrior Wellness: The Transition Epidemic Facing Veterans
Dan Marshall, CEO and Founder, MFive Consulting &, Retired, Master Chief Petty Officer, U.S. Navy SEAL; Mike Hoover, Strategic Advisor & Retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major; Jonathan Wilson, Retired U.S. Navy SEAL & Chief Executive Officer, SEAL Futu
13:00 May 31
The Cannabis Landscape: Deconstructed for the Seasoned Investor ($599 - Extra Registration Needed)
Sumit Mehta, CEO, MAZAKALI
14:00 May 31
Running a Hemp Business
Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association; David Roberson Esq, Experienced Tax Incentives & Management Consulting Attorney, Leyton; Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
14:00 May 31
Make Seed-to-Sale Work for You
Pranav Sood, CEO, Trellis; Jacobi Holland, CEO and Co-Founder, Jade Insights; Christopher Dell’Olio, CEO, WebJoint; Aly Piscatelli, Owner Operator, Boss Consulting
14:00 May 31
Breaking Boundaries Without Permission: Women Making Business and Social Impact
Dr. Chanda Macias, Owner and CEO, National Holistic Healing Center Medical Marijuana Dispensary; Gia Moron, Women Grow; Tanya Osborne, NYC Market Leader, Women Grow; Cristina Buccola Esq., Cristina Buccola Counsel PLLC; Jeannette Ward Horton, Vice Preside
14:00 May 31
Key Trends Shaping the Global Cannabis Market
Kacey Morrissey, Director of Industry Analytics, New Frontier Data
15:00 May 31
Crop Insurance Program for Industrial Hemp
Clifton Parks, President and CEO, AgriLogic Consulting, LLC
15:00 May 31
Autism: Perspectives, Passion and Progress
Kevin Murray, Board Member, Autism Speaks
15:00 May 31
How Blockchain is Transforming the Cannabis Industry from Seed-to-Sale
Ken Ramirez, CoFounder + CEO, Alt Thirty Six; James Ugalde, Partner, Quarles & Brady; Jontae James, CEO, NatureTrak; Nitin Gaur, Director, IBM Blockchain Labs; Steven Segal PhD, Founder, BioTrackTHC; Ryan Taylor, CEO, Dash Core Group
16:00 May 31
Hemp Processing: From Start to Finish
Trey Riddle, CEO & Founder, Sunstrand Sustainable Materials
22:00 May 31
Cannabis Extraction
Matthew Anderson, CEO, Vanguard Scientific Systems
12:00 Jun 1
Hemp Today and Into the Future
Geoff Whaling, Chairman, National Hemp Association; Erica McBride Stark, Executive Director, National Hemp Association
12:00 Jun 1
Cannabis Industry Fundamentals: Market Size, Growth, Category, Product and Consumer Trends
Roy Bingham, CEO, BDS Analytics
12:00 Jun 1
Cannabis and Hemp Academia Town Hall
Diane Savino, New York State Senator; Dr. Carlyn Buckler PhD, Associate Professor of Practice, Cornell University; Dr. Ekaterina Sedia PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Stockton University; Nadir Pearson, Founder/CEO, SMART (Student Marijuana Alliance
14:00 Jun 1
CBD: Past, Present and Future
Sumit Mehta, CEO, MAZAKALI; Dr. Monica Vialpando, Founder, Vialpando, LLC
Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition (May 29-June 1)
$35.00 - $395.00

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