NAVIGATE A VOLATILE, AMBIGUOUS CANNABIS MARKET (GO BEYOND SATISFYING YOUR CURIOSITY)Take a focused look on how the cannabis industry directly impacts food and beverages businesses in the present-day and future. Discover how your company can move forward in this space and if it’s the right time to jump in.
BEVNET LIVELEARN BEST PRACTICES ON HOW TO USE CANNABIS AS A FOOD AND BEVERAGE INGREDIENTHear expert speakers that provide insight into sourcing and quality control, regulatory and legal issues, retail strategy, marketing and consumer education, packaging requirements and more.
BEVNET LIVEFIND PARTNERS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR YOUR BRANDWhether you're looking to develop new products, or just be more knowledgeable about the space, engage with forward-thinking industry players interested in the rising category.
Thursday, June 136:00 PM -8:00 PM The Cannabis Forum for Food and Beverage Kickoff Party, Powered by ForceBrandsCraft cocktails, wine, beer, and appetizers to kick off the conference.
Friday, June 14
8:00 AM- 9:00 AM Registration9:00 AM-9:05 AM Welcome RemarksJeffrey Klineman, Editor-in-Chief, BevNET9:05 AM-9:35 AM Building a Premium CannabrandKristi Knoblich Palmer, Co-founder & COO, Kiva Confections9:35 AM-10:00 AM State of the Market -- Challenges for Entrepreneurial Cannabis BrandsBen Larson, CEO, NanogenTeresa Piro, Founder & CEO, CAN CAN CleanseJoyce Cenali, Founding Partner & COO, Big Rock PartnersChris Abbott, Co-founder, Botanica10:00 AM-10:30 AM The Financial Environment for Cannabis BrandsMichael Harlow, Partner, CohnReznick10:30 AM-11:00 AM Networking Break11:00 AM-11:30 AM Tipping Points in RegulationAlva Mather, Partner, DLA Piper11:30 AM-12:00 PM Infused Products: Where Demand StandsJohn Kagia, Chief Knowledge Officer, New Frontier Data12:00 PM- 12:30 PM Dining, Edibles, and Culture Change -- Eating on the 99th Floor Miguel Trinidad, Co-founder, 99th FloorDoug Cohen, Co-founder, 99th Floor12:30 PM-1:45 PM Lunch & Networking Break1:45 PM-2:05 PM Brand Trademarks for the Cannabis Space Larry Sandell, Attorney at Law, Mei & Mark LLP2:05 PM-2:35 PM The Post-War Years: Building a Fairer Cannabis IndustryWillie Mack, Co-founder & President, Think BIGRashaan Everett, CEO, Good Tree Holdings, LLC2:35 PM-3:00 PM Cannabiniers’ Plans for Infused World DominationMichael Hayford, Co-Founder, CEO, Chairman, Lighthouse Strategies3:00 PM-3:15 PM Conference End & Additional Networking