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Peer-to-Peer Dispensary and Cultivator Strategies to Master the Business Challenges of the Region’s Industry

February 28-March 1, 2018
  • Boston, MA

Agenda

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DAY ONE | Wednesday February 28, 2018

7:15

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tim Smale
Co-Founder
Remedy ME

8:30

Establish a Successful Brand and Expand the Reach of Your Operations

Kris Krane
Co-Founder & President
4Front Ventures

9:00

PANEL Venture Capital Priorities with New Dispensary Partners

PANELISTS:

Kris Krane
Co-Founder & President
4Front Ventures

Jeffrey Finkle
Chairman, Evaluation Committee
ARC Angel Fund

Harrison Phillips
Vice President
Viridian Capital Advisors

Tim Tully
Co-Founder and Partner
Northern Swan Holdings

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

Facility Development and Planning in the Cannabis Industry

Julia Germaine
Co-Founder & COO
Temescal Wellness MA

11:30

Overcome Design Hurdles and Regulatory Challenges in
Facility Construction

Kevin Pelissier
Chief Executive Officer
Mayflower Botanicals Inc.

Ryan Ansin
Co-Founder
Revolutionary Farms

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:00

PANEL Plan the Groundwork for a New Dispensary —
Key Concerns and Considerations

PANELISTS:

Laurie Zrenda
Co-Owner & Dispensary Manager
Thames Valley Dispensary

April Arrasate
Co-Founder
Curaleaf

Kevin Pelissier
Chief Executive Officer
Mayflower Botanicals Inc.

2:00

Engage Local Communities to Promote Strong Foundations for
New Dispensaries

Michael Dundas
Founder & CEO
Sira Naturals

2:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00

Improve Legislative Relationships to Master a Changing Landscape

Tim Smale
Co-Founder
Remedy ME

3:30

Creative Engagement, Marketing and Outreach in a
Highly Regulated Market

Stu Zakim
Director of Communications
Marijuana Business Association

4:00

PANEL Identify Partner and Solution Needs for New Cultivation and Dispensary Facilities

PANELISTS:

Kevin Pelissier
Chief Executive Officer
Mayflower Botanicals Inc.

Kris Krane
Co-Founder & President
4Front Ventures

Julia Germaine
Co-Founder & COO
Temescal Wellness MA

5:00

CROSS-INDUSTRY BENCHMARKING Establish an Enthusiast Commercial Market with Lessons Learned from the Spirits Industry

Matt Kurtzman
Co-Founder, Short Path Distillery;
Principal, Canold Analytics

5:30

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO | Thursday, March 1, 2018

8:15

Chairman’s Recap of Day One

Tim Smale
Co-Founder
Remedy ME

8:30

PANEL Ensure Diversity and Inclusion in the Budding Cannabis Industry

PANELISTS:

Jaime Lewis
Founder and CEO
Mountain Medicine

Beth Waterfall
Founder and Executive Director
ELEVATE New England

Roz McCarthy
Founder & CEO
Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana

9:30

Building Compliant and Effective Security Systems for the Cannabis Industry

Karen Hawkes
Chief Security Officer
Garden Remedies

10:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30

PANEL Federal and Regional Legal Updates — Explore the Impacts of Recent Federal Developments

PANELISTS:

Michael Chernis
Attorney
Chernis Law Group

Valerio Romano
Partner
Vicente Sederberg

11:30

PANEL The Case for Establishing a National Commercial Cannabis Authority and Association

PANELISTS:

Tom Schultz
President
CT Pharmaceutical Solutions

Dave Rheins
Co-Founder/Executive Director
MJBA

Sam Tracy
Business Development & Government Relations
4Front Ventures

Bill Downing
Member Liaison
MASSCANN/NORML

William Luzier
Massachusetts Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

12:30

Networking Luncheon

1:30

PANEL Achieve Efficient Cannabis Supply Chain Controls and
Inventory Management

PANELISTS:

Jeffrey Herold
Chief Operating Officer
Garden Remedies

Shayne Lynn
Executive Director,
Champlain Valley Dispensary & Southern Vermont Wellness

Matt Tremblay
Director of Operations
Greenleaf Compassion Center

Aimee Burke
Executive Relationship Manager
Phylos Bioscience

2:30

PANEL Setting Standards and Design SOP in Product Safety and Recalls

PANELISTS:

Shawn Hebert
Director of Cultivation
Maine Organic Therapy

Rino Ferrarese
Chief Operating Officer
CT Pharmaceutical Solutions

Bill Downing
Member Liaison
MASSCANN/NORML

3:30

Close of Conference

Agenda

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

Want more agenda details? Download the brochure.

DAY ONE | Wednesday February 28, 2018

7:15

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:15

Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tim Smale
Co-Founder
Remedy ME

8:30

Establish a Successful Brand and Expand the Reach of Your Operations

Kris Krane
Co-Founder & President
4Front Ventures

9:00

PANEL Venture Capital Priorities with New Dispensary Partners

PANELISTS:

Kris Krane
Co-Founder & President
4Front Ventures

Jeffrey Finkle
Chairman, Evaluation Committee
ARC Angel Fund

Harrison Phillips
Vice President
Viridian Capital Advisors

Tim Tully
Co-Founder and Partner
Northern Swan Holdings

10:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

11:00

Facility Development and Planning in the Cannabis Industry

Julia Germaine
Co-Founder & COO
Temescal Wellness MA

11:30

Overcome Design Hurdles and Regulatory Challenges in
Facility Construction

Kevin Pelissier
Chief Executive Officer
Mayflower Botanicals Inc.

Ryan Ansin
Co-Founder
Revolutionary Farms

12:00

Networking Luncheon

1:00

PANEL Plan the Groundwork for a New Dispensary —
Key Concerns and Considerations

PANELISTS:

Laurie Zrenda
Co-Owner & Dispensary Manager
Thames Valley Dispensary

April Arrasate
Co-Founder
Curaleaf

Kevin Pelissier
Chief Executive Officer
Mayflower Botanicals Inc.

2:00

Engage Local Communities to Promote Strong Foundations for
New Dispensaries

Michael Dundas
Founder & CEO
Sira Naturals

2:30

Networking and Refreshment Break

3:00

Improve Legislative Relationships to Master a Changing Landscape

Tim Smale
Co-Founder
Remedy ME

3:30

Creative Engagement, Marketing and Outreach in a
Highly Regulated Market

Stu Zakim
Director of Communications
Marijuana Business Association

4:00

PANEL Identify Partner and Solution Needs for New Cultivation and Dispensary Facilities

PANELISTS:

Kevin Pelissier
Chief Executive Officer
Mayflower Botanicals Inc.

Kris Krane
Co-Founder & President
4Front Ventures

Julia Germaine
Co-Founder & COO
Temescal Wellness MA

5:00

CROSS-INDUSTRY BENCHMARKING Establish an Enthusiast Commercial Market with Lessons Learned from the Spirits Industry

Matt Kurtzman
Co-Founder, Short Path Distillery;
Principal, Canold Analytics

5:30

Close of Day One

Networking, Wine and Cheese Reception immediately following the final session on day one

DAY TWO | Thursday, March 1, 2018

8:15

Chairman’s Recap of Day One

Tim Smale
Co-Founder
Remedy ME

8:30

PANEL Ensure Diversity and Inclusion in the Budding Cannabis Industry

PANELISTS:

Jaime Lewis
Founder and CEO
Mountain Medicine

Beth Waterfall
Founder and Executive Director
ELEVATE New England

Roz McCarthy
Founder & CEO
Minorities 4 Medical Marijuana

9:30

Building Compliant and Effective Security Systems for the Cannabis Industry

Karen Hawkes
Chief Security Officer
Garden Remedies

10:00

Networking and Refreshment Break

10:30

PANEL Federal and Regional Legal Updates — Explore the Impacts of Recent Federal Developments

PANELISTS:

Michael Chernis
Attorney
Chernis Law Group

Valerio Romano
Partner
Vicente Sederberg

11:30

PANEL The Case for Establishing a National Commercial Cannabis Authority and Association

PANELISTS:

Tom Schultz
President
CT Pharmaceutical Solutions

Dave Rheins
Co-Founder/Executive Director
MJBA

Sam Tracy
Business Development & Government Relations
4Front Ventures

Bill Downing
Member Liaison
MASSCANN/NORML

William Luzier
Massachusetts Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

12:30

Networking Luncheon

1:30

PANEL Achieve Efficient Cannabis Supply Chain Controls and
Inventory Management

PANELISTS:

Jeffrey Herold
Chief Operating Officer
Garden Remedies

Shayne Lynn
Executive Director,
Champlain Valley Dispensary & Southern Vermont Wellness

Matt Tremblay
Director of Operations
Greenleaf Compassion Center

Aimee Burke
Executive Relationship Manager
Phylos Bioscience

2:30

PANEL Setting Standards and Design SOP in Product Safety and Recalls

PANELISTS:

Shawn Hebert
Director of Cultivation
Maine Organic Therapy

Rino Ferrarese
Chief Operating Officer
CT Pharmaceutical Solutions

Bill Downing
Member Liaison
MASSCANN/NORML

3:30

Close of Conference