World Cannabis Congress

Jun 16, 2019, 8:00 AM
Jun 18, 2019, 9:00 PM

About World Cannabis Congress

The World Cannabis Congress is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The guest list is thoughtfully curated, so conversations and connections made here have a lasting impact worldwide


Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO Canopy Growth
Jeff Chen
Founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
Jenna Habayeb
Vivien Azer
Managing Director at Cowen and Company
Mario Torres
Founder and Co-Chair Meritas Latin America
International Policy Advisor NORML
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Jamie Cox
Chief Medical Officer Sundial
Tripp Keber
Managing Director Right Side Investments
Gabriel Espinosa de los Monteros
Lawyer Cuesta Campos
Nick Jikomes
Principal Research Scientist Leafly
Terry Lake
VP, CSR, Hexo
Alison Gordon
Andres Montoya
Lawyer Posse Herrera Ruiz
Kate Miller
Co-founder and CEO Miss Grass
Martha Stewart
American Executive, Lifestyle Expert and Best-Selling Author
Ken Weisbrod
VP, Pharmacy Business Development and Initiatives Shoppers Drug Mart
Florian Rister
Vice CEO, Deutscher Hanfverband
Lara Wood
General Manager, Cannabis NB
Rick Petersen
Principal, Blu Communications
Samantha Boy Roca
Lawyer, Garcia Sayan in Peru
Sherri Altshuler
Partner, Aird Berlis
Daniel Sax
CEO and Founder, Sensi Properties
George McBride
Jim Walsh
Founder, Coppertop Media Relations
Sumit Mehta
Founder and CEO Mazakali
Sud Agarwal
CEO and Co-Founder Cannvalate
Baruch HaLevi
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility ONE Cannabis Group
Terri Riedle
Co-Founder and President Civilized
Sara Mainville
Partner, OKT LLP and Former Chief of Couchiching First Nation
April Pride
Co-Founder, Of Like Minds and Founder, Van der Pop
Ray Gracewood
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications OrganiGram Holdings Inc
Charlotte Langley
Chief Culinary Officer Scout Canning
Sue Sisley
President and Principal Investigator Scottsdale Research Institute
Chris Bolivar
Vice President, Brand and Marketing Fire & Flower
Karina Lahnakoski
Vice President, Quality and Regulatory CANNABIS COMPLIANCE INC
Cynthia Goodwin
President, Revolution Strategy
Darren Karasiuk
Chief Commercial Officer Aurora Cannabis Inc.
Trisha Leblanc
National Cannabis Leader, Grant Thornton
Shauna Levy
President and CEO, MOCANNA
Rodney Butt
Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions, Nutrasource
Andrew Grieve
Cheri Mara
VP Business Development and Customer Strategy, Ontario Cannabis Store
Jay McMillan
VP Strategic Business Development HEXO Corp - Ordinary Shares
Cy Scott
CEO and Co-Founder Headset, Inc.
Berkeley Poole
VP and Creative Director, Tokyo Smoke Brands
President and Chief Technology Officer Strainprint
Daragh Anglim
Managing Director Prohbition Partners
Ranjeev Dhillon
Partner, McCarthy Tétrault
President Origin House
Brandi Leifso
CEO and Founder, EVIO Beauty Group
John Fowler
Supreme Cannabis Company
Allan Rewak
VP, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Emerald Health Therapeutics
Shanita Penny
President, Minority Cannabis Business Association and Budding Solutions
Peter Miller
CEO and Co-Founder, SLANG Worldwide
Ruth Chun
General Counsel, Newstrike / Up Cannabis
Sara Brittany Somerset
Multimedia Journalist Leafly
Carman Allison
VP Consumer Insights, Nielsen
Jane Bird
Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY
Isabelle Robillard
Director of Communications HEXO Corp - Ordinary Shares
EVP Strategy Canopy Rivers
James Gaskell
Chief Operating Officer ANTG
Founder, Pantry
Jessica Rhee
Senior Manager, Consumer and Cannabis Deloitte
Philippe Lucas
VP of Patient Research and Access Tilray
R&D Consultant, CFS
Torsten Kuenzlen


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Welcome Mixer, York Bistro
The Civilized Welcome Mixer is where the excitement, and the networking, starts.
Join the Civilized team, colleagues and friends for cocktails, snacks and fireside
conversation as Congress kicks off.

Monday, June 17, 2019


9:30AM- 5:30PM
Congress Day 1, Saint John Trade and
Convention Centre

Explore the storied streets of historic Uptown Saint John where you’ll find unique shops, delicious dining and famous East Coast hospitality. Click here
for a map of Civilized’s recommended hot spots.

AfterParty, Bar Arcade
Meet us at the Eighty Three Bar Arcade for craft beer, arcade games, music videos from the 80’s and 90’s, and Saint
John’s best outdoor patio.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


9:30- 5:30PM
Congress Day 2, Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Gala Dinner, Delta Saint John
We’re celebrating the closing of Congress with elevated drinks, haute cuisine and
entertainment. Raise a glass as we toast another successful gathering of the elite
cannabis community.

Uptown Block Party
We’re closing down the block for a private, Uptown street party featuring
live music, late-night snacks and a few surprises. Don’t miss it; you can sleep
tomorrow on the plane home.