Sep 24, 2019, 7:30 AM
Sep 24, 2019, 7:00 PM
The Union League Club (Entrance on 37th Street)


On September 24th, during United Nations General Assembly week, C3 Summit International and The Erba Verde Group will present the first global Hemp & CBD Summit, with a focus on the growth and impact of CBD on health, wellness and the economy.

This timely Summit brings together a diverse group of leaders from the government, hemp business and healthcare sectors in the privacy of The Union League Club, one of New York's oldest and most prestigious institutions. A full day of panel topics, moderated by industry experts, will address the challenges and tremendous financial opportunities of this burgeoning industry


Kevin Murphy
Geoff Whaling
NHA Board Chairman
Monica Taing
Doctors for Cannabis Regulation
Andre Ragnauth
Co-Founder, CEO, Unifi Biotechnologies
Shereef Elnahal
President and CEO, University Hospital in Newark
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Kamal S. Kalsi
Lt. Colonel / United States Army
Bob Carp
Marijuana Business Legal Expert
Axel Bernabe
Assistant Counsel to NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo
Richard Carleton
Floyd Landis
Founder at Floyd's of Leadville


Zuber Lawler & Del Duca
Canopy Growth Corporation
Acreage Holdings Inc.
Erba Verde Group


07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Room: Main Hall
(First Floor)
Registration & Continental Breakfast

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM
Round table Discussions
(Invitation Only - Third Floor Mezzanie)
Seward Room:
The Marketing and Branding Challenges Facing the Cannabis Industry
TBA speaker/company

Grant Room:
The Role and Use of Technology in the Production of Hemp
TBA speaker/company

Chase Room:
CBD Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health & Wellness
TBA speaker/company

Blair Room:
From Clothing to Cars: The Commercial Evolution of Hemp
TBA speaker/company

08:50 AM - 9:00 AM
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)
Welcoming Remarks
Mr. Anthony Pepe,
Founder & CEO, Erba Verde Group
Mr. Ransel N. Potter,
Founder & Managing Partner,
C3 Summit International,

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)
Mark Zekulin,
CEO, Canopy Growth Corporation
Kevin Murphy,
Chairman & CEO Acreage Holdings
Keynote Address: A Conversation with Mark Zekulin, CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, and Kevin Murphy, Chairman and CEO of Acreage Holdings.
Synopsis: This past spring, Canada's Canopy Growth, the largest cannabis operator in every market outside America, and Acreage Holdings, the largest cannabis operator in the U.S., entered an arrangement that will have Canopy acquire Acreage when growing and selling cannabis in the U.S. becomes federally permissible. Together, the merged companies will form a superpower in one of the world's fastest-growing industries. Join moderator Bob Carp, Canopy Growth CEO Mark Zekulin and Acreage Holdings Chairman and CEO Kevin Murphy for a stimulating discussion about the challenging regulatory framework that necessitated an innovative deal structure, and how each company is unlocking one another's potential to lead cannabis in their respective markets

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)

Opening Plenary
- Introduction to Hemp and Cannabis: Facts vs Fiction
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)
Panel Discussions
- Panel #1: Pharmaceutical Industry’s Role in Sustaining CBD as a Natural Medicinal Alternative
- Panel #2: Hemp vs. CBD vs. Marijuana: The Differences Explained

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Room: Dining Hall
(Third Floor)

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)
Panel Discussions
- Panel #3: CBD: What You Need to Know...and Ignore!
- Panel #4: Diabetes, Depression and Disabilities: Discussing the "Treatment" Benefits of Using CBD
- Panel #5: How Current and Future Private Public Partnerships Will Fund Hemp Research and Growth

05:15 PM - 05:30 PM
Room: Lincoln Hall
(Second Floor)
Closing Remarks

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Room: Main Dining Room
(Third Floor)
Networking Reception
Music By
Mr. Ruben Allen, Pianist