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Cannabis Forum Summer 2019 Agenda Announced

We’re ready to reveal the official agenda for the Cannabis Forum for Food and Beverage, presented by BevNET and NOSH, on June 14th in New York City.

Since our last event, a lot has happened in the cannabis space. New entrants into the market have skyrocketed, with food and beverage companies increasingly seeing opportunity in products infused with both CBD and THC. It’s time we all catch up and take stock of the market. The agenda for next month’s Cannabis Forum features conversation-provoking topics ranging from cannabrand building to regulations to financing and investment.

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Cannabis Forum Registration & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM Intro and Welcome Remarks

9:05 AM – 9:35 AM Building a Premium Cannabrand – Kristi Knoblich Palmer, Founder & COO, Kiva Confections

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM – State of the Market — Challenges for Entrepreneurial Cannabis Brands

  • Ben Larson, CEO, Nanogen
  • Teresa Piro, Founder & CEO, CAN CAN Cleanse
  • Joyce Williams, Chief Revenue Officer, Big Rock Capital

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – The Financial Environment for Cannabis Brands – Michael Harlow, Partner, CohnReznick

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Tipping Points in Regulation, with Alva Mather, Partner, DLA Piper

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Infused Products: Where Demand Stands – John Kagia, Chief Knowledge Officer, New Frontier Data

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Dining, Edibles, and Culture Change — Eating on the 99th Floor – Miguel Trinidad and Doug Cohen, Co-Founders, 99th Floor

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch & Networking Break

1:45 PM – 2:05 PM Brand Trademarks for the Cannabis Space — Larry Sandell, Attorney, Mei & Mark, LLP

2:05 PM – 2:30 PM TBA

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Cannabiniers’ Plans for Infused World Domination — Michael Hayford, CEO, Lighthouse Strategies

The day’s presentations and conversations dive into the questions that live at the intersection of food, beverage and cannabis. We’ll explore growth strategies, best practices, important legal issues, brand case studies and more. Plenty of time will also be left to network, ask questions, and build partnerships in this rapidly evolving industry.

The one-day Cannabis Forum Summer 2019 is taking place on Friday, June 14th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at CNVS Midtown NYC, located at 635 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036.

Additional information can be found on the Cannabis Forum Summer 2019 website. If your company is interested in generating additional industry exposure, sponsorship opportunities are still available.

How to Attend

The Cannabis Forum takes place the Friday following NOSH Live and BevNET Live industry conferences. Attendees of either NOSH Live or BevNET Live will be offered an add-on ticket for $499. Individual Cannabis Forum tickets are available for $999 per person.

About BevNET Live

BevNET Live Summer 2019 will return to the Metropolitan West in New York, NY on June 12th and 13th. A Beverage School for new companies will also be held on Sunday, June 11th at no additional cost.

BevNET Live is the premiere event for beverage brands, distributors, service providers, retailers and investors to discuss what’s next for the industry. With the industry’s foremost speakers and our New Beverage Showdown, BevNET Live attracts hundreds of brands to each event.

About NOSH Live

NOSH hosts conferences twice a year to help develop and fuel the growth of entrepreneurial Natural, Organic, Sustainable and Healthy (NOSH) packaged food companies and service providers.

NOSH events are two-day, cutting-edge industry conferences that drive valuable connections and promote the exchange of strategies and ideas. Specific to CPG food companies, the conference program explores growth strategy, sales, marketing, investment, and more through case-based presentations and panels by an all star roster of speakers.

The next NOSH Live Summer 2019 conference takes place on June 10th and 11th at the Metropolitan West in New York, NY. A Boot Camp for new brands and entrepreneurs will take place on June 9th as part of the event.