NEW WEST SUMMIT PANEL SCHEDULE

2016 PANEL DISCUSSIONS

The Summit and panelists of active, accredited investors and successful entrepreneurs will look at what’s next for branding, media, technology, non-profits, venture-backed startups, publicly traded companies and crowd-funding in the new “green rush” industry of Cannabis and beyond.

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 14th, 2016

GRAND BALLROOM

REGENCY A

REGENCY B

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

THE NEW CANNABIS JOURNALISM

9:30  –  10:30
Grand Ballroom A

Marijuana news and entertainment is everywhere. As the subject continues to become a profitable one for any number of media outlets, where does this leave the old school High Times and local dispensary magazines, and what are the challenges and opportunities for new media properties?

PANELISTS: 

Alex Halperin, Journalist and Founder, WeedWeek

Matt Gray, Co-Founder & CEO of HERB

Derek Riedle, Founder Civilized Life

Drake Sutton-Shearer, Co-Founder PRØHBTD

MODERATOR: Ricardo Baca, Founder/Editor The Cannabist, Denver Post

FOCUS:  Media

REAL BANKING, DIGITAL CURRENCY AND COMPLIANCE

9:30  –  10:30
Regency A

As the industry becomes fully legitimate, banking options will begin to open up and digital currency has an opportunity to claim a stake within the new frontier of legalization along with privately owned domestic and international secured banks. International investment regulatory compliance and enterprise risk management will be key issues to address.

PANELISTS: 

David Dinenberg, Founder, CEO of KIND Financial

Jennifer Sanders, Founder & Director,  CNS Equity Partners, Strategy & Risk Management

Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, GreenWave Advisors, LLC

Chris Brabb,  CEO of GrassRoots Provisions

MODERATOR: Brian Zisk, Founder,  The Future Of Money Summit, SF MusicTech Summit

FOCUS: Finance and Compliance

STEEP HILL PRESENTATION

9:30  –  10:30
Regency B

A discussion on how patents can and will affect the Cannabis industry: What is responsible patenting in the cannabis industry? What steps are involved in obtaining plant or utility patents on cannabis? How can the different genetic services available help provide support for patent applications?

SPEAKER: 

Reggie Gaudino, Ph.D.
VP of Scientific Operations,
Director of Genetics
Director of Intellectual Property
Steep Hill Labs, Inc.

FOCUS: Strain Patents

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

CALIFORNIA INITIATIVE UPDATE

11:00  –  12:00
Grand Ballroom A

The legal status of cannabis is changing in California – and federally – at this historic moment. This panel will present the latest news and implications of the changes being set in motion.

PANELISTS:

**Welcoming Comments and California and National Leaders on Prop 64.  Dale Sky Jones and Reform California along with political figures, state and national cannabis leaders including Steve DeAngelo of Harborside & Directors of The Drug Policy Alliance will address the media on Prop 64 and the national temperature of the cannabis laws on election day across our nation. (20min)

Hezekiah Allen,  Executive Director, CA Grower’s Association

Nate Bradley, Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

Dale Sky Jones, Executive Chancellor Oaksterdam University, Chairwoman for Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform

MODERATOR: Elizabeth Conway, Principle Gide LLC

FOCUS: Legal

NATIONAL BRANDS, LEGAL TIGHTROPES

11:00  –  12:00
Regency A

The rush is on to establish national brand recognition as cannabis gradually comes onto the same playing field as other consumer products, but strategic planning is in order.

PANELISTS:

Hugh Hempel, CEO Strainz

Maya Elisabeth, CEO, Whoopi and Maya / Founder, Om Edibles

Elizabeth Hogan, VP of Brand & Communication, Willie’s Reserve

Mark Williams, CEO and Co-Founder of Firefly

Andrew Pitsicalis, CEO PURPLE HAZE PROPERTIES

MODERATOR: Micah Tapman, Co-Founder Canopy Boulder

FOCUS: Branding, Legal

SOCIAL AND BRAND IMPACT FROM TESTING AND ANALYTICS

11:00  –  12:00
Regency B

The true heartbeat of the legal marketplace and analytics labs will play an ever increasing role in the regulation and distribution of cannabis throughout the United States and the world. We’ll explore the different methodologies and practices in the analytics space and forecast the future of the space post legalization.

PANELISTS:

Nick Hice, Co-Founder & Lead Cultivator, Denver Relief Consulting

Adam Bauer, Analytical Chemist, Anresco Laboratories

Josh Wurzer, President and Co-founder, SC Labs

Nial C Demena,President/Ceo, Manna Molecular Science

MODERATOR: Jimi Devine, Cannabis Industry Journalist

FOCUS: Technology

12:00 PM – LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

PRESENTATION: SUSAN BENNETT – THE VOICE OF SIRI

1:00  –  1:40
Grand Ballroom A

CANADA’S CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

1:00  –  2:00
Regency A

Canada has a federally legal medical cannabis program and is on track to become the first G-7 country to implement full legalization. Learn about the opportunities and challenges from CEOs of some of the leading licensed cannabis producers in Canada.

PANELISTS:

Tim Saunders, Senior Vice President & CFO, Canopy Growth Corporation

Denis Arsenault, CEO Organigram

John Fowler, President and CEO, Supreme Pharmaceuticals Inc

Cam Battley, Senior Vice President, Aurora Cannabis Inc

MODERATOR: Alan J. Brochstein, Founding Partner at New Cannabis Ventures and 420 Investor

FOCUS:  Global/Canada Legalization

HEMP TECHNOLOGIES: TIME TO SCALE UP

1:00  –  2:00
Regency B

Hemp protein is one of nature’s most complete. The list of industries served and entrepreneurial opportunities offered is massive in scope. As the farming and processing infrastructure emerges in the U.S., countless new businesses will be born.

SPEAKER: Paul Stanford, Founder of The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCF)

FOCUS: Hemp/Technology

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

EDIBLE INNOVATIONS

2:15  –  3:15
Grand Ballroom A

Edible products present unique challenges, but sales for both adult use and medical applications continue to climb. This panel will explore legal issues, production technologies, marketing, packaging and new edible categories.

PANELISTS:

Seibo Shen, Co-Founder CannAthlete, Founder VapeXhale

Kristi Knoblich, Co-Founder, Kiva Confections

Eric Eslao, Founder Defonce Chocolates

Frederick Nesbitt III, Founder Cannagastro.com and DJ Chef Fred Edibles, Journalist, Vegas Cannabis Magazine

MODERATOR: Bryce Kennedy, Founder, CHOOSELOVE and Co-CannAthlete

FOCUS: Edibles

LEGAL TRENDS AROUND THE BEND

2:15  –  3:15
Regency A

Post-Obama federal policy, state regulatory trends, the rise of international competition. What’s likely to happen next and when?

PANELISTS:

Pamela Epstein, Esq., Green Wise Consulting, LLC

Robert T. Hoban, Esq., Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group

Luke K. Stanton, Managing Partner, Frontera Law Group

MODERATOR: Michael Katz , Founder/CEO of Evoxe laboratories

FOCUS:  Legal

SERIOUS MEDICINE, SERIOUS RESEARCH, SERIOUS BUSINESS

2:15  –  3:15
Regency B

Analyses of “big data” and results from clinical trials are confirming the beneficial effects that cannabis clinicians have been documenting for two decades.

PANELISTS: 

Dale Gieringer, PhD, National Advisory council state of California’s Center for Medical Cannabis Research

Dr. Suzanne Sisley, MD

Perry Solomon, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HelloMD

Tiffany Devitt, Chief Strategy Officer, CannaCraft, Inc

MODERATOR: Fred Gardner, Editor, Beyond THC, O’Shaughnessy’s

FOCUS: Collecting Medical Data

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

CBD, GETTING REAL

3:30  –  4:30
Grand Ballroom A

Medical benefits of cannabis are something no one can deny. CBD is a compound most people have heard of, but don’t fully understand. Take a graduate level look at CBD and the endo-cannabinoid system. Statistics and Case Studies from parents, athletes, veterans, executives and doctors.

PANELISTS:

Mara Gordon, Founder Aunt Zelda’s

Chris Hempel, Co-Founder, Strainz

Kyle Turley, Former NFL ALL-PRO, Founder, Neuro Armour

Norberto Fischer, Father of CBD Patient, Brazil

Samantha Miller, Chief Science Officer, hmbldt, President and Chief Scientist Pure Analytics

MODERATOR: Pamela Hadfield, Co-Founder, Hello MD

FOCUS: Medicinal CBD

THE FUTURE OF CANNABIS STOCKS

3:30  –  4:30
Regency A

The publicly-traded cannabis sector has grown dramatically in the past few years as state-by-state legalization has proliferated, but the market remains extremely risky for investors. Learn about the progress that has been made and how public markets could improve over the next few years.

PANELISTS:

Scott L. Greiper, President, Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC

Giadha Aguirre DeCarcer, Founder & CEO, New Frontier Data

Michael Campbell, Managing Director, Cowen and Company

Matt Karnes, Founder and Managing Partner, GreenWave Advisors, LLC

MODERATOR: Carter Laren, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gateway Incubator

FOCUS: Investment

BUSINESS SOFTWARE

3:30  –  4:30
Regency B

Emerging, cannabis-optimized solutions to the problems of real-time menus, POS systems, payment processing, CRM, seed to sale tracking, and regulatory compliance.

PANELISTS:

Tyler Stratford, Operations Consultant,  MJ Freeway

Roger Obando, Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies

Zach Silverman, Co-Founder & CTO LeafLink

Kyle Sherman, Co-Founder and CEO at Flowhub

MODERATOR: Meghan Larson,  CEO & Co-Founder, ADISTRY

FOCUS: Technology

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

NEW FRONTIER DATA PRESENTATION

4:45  –  5:45
Grand Ballroom A
SPEAKER:
Giadha Aguirre DeCarcer, Founder & CEO, New Frontier Data

PRIVATE INVESTING – GAINING MAINSTREAM INVESTORS IN THE CANNABIS SPACE

4:45  –  5:45
Regency A

The cannabis industry is not yet attracting a substantial number of mainstream investors for a variety of reasons. Listen to how several investors are taking advantage of the lack of competition to get in on the ground floor.

PANELISTS:

Alain Bankier,  Managing Partner of VS TechVentures

Shannon Soqui, Ackrell Capital

Anthony Georgiadis,  Managing Partner, Three One Four Holdings

Troy Dayton,  CEO of the ArcView Group

MODERATOR: Alan J. Brochstein, Founding Partner at New Cannabis Ventures, Founder at 420 Investor

FOCUS: Investment

DISRUPTIVE APPS

4:45  –  6:00
Regency B

What’s working. What’s flopping. Where apps are going. What app stores will tolerate. We will focus on the best ways to monetize via mobile tech for 2017.

PANELISTS:

Isaac Dietrich, Founder and CEO @ MassRoots

Damon Ganem, VP Of Product UX, Leafly

Cy Scott, Co-Founder, Headset

Darren Roberts, Co-Founder, High There!

David Champion,  Co-Founder, CPO, Baker Technologies

MODERATOR:  Michael Weiss, President / Founder Nature’s Dream, Inc., Founder Cannacopia

FOCUS: Technology

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 15th, 2016

GRAND BALLROOM

REGENCY A

REGENCY B

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

FROM ROOT TO SUCCESSFUL BRANDING & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

9:30 – 10:30
Grand Ballroom A

Cannabis is a multi-billion dollar industry. What mainstream strategies can we apply to this new space. Hear about brand strategies, through leaders in the broad brand and entrepreneur worlds.

PANELISTS: 

Tim Moxey, Founder, Botanic Seattle

Keith McCarty, CEO Eaze

Aeron Sullivan, CEO and Founder, Tradiv

Brendan Killion, EVP Civilized

Jared Mirsky, Founder/CEO, Online Marijuana Design

MODERATOR: Gaynell Rogers, Co-Founder Bloom Cannabis Group

FOCUS:  Branding

PRESENTATION: PURPLE HAZE PROPERTIES

9:30 – 10:30
Regency A
Celebrity Licensing & Branding – We will be taking a look at the top 5 celebrity brands that launched Into the Industry  and how Purple Haze Properties has created a celebrity cannabis IP integrated program, that can be licensed for products, territories and access to celebrity brands to Processors and Cannabis Manufacturers Worldwide.

SPEAKER:

Andrew Pitsicalis, Founder

SunGrown Indoor – low to zero-impact indoor cannabis cultivation with Grownetics

9:30 – 10:30
Regency B
Over the last two years, the team at Fleurish Farms has been researching and developing SunGrown Indoor cultivation. This technique involves the use of tubular daylighting devices, which captures natural sunlight and direct it indoors, networked and controllable LEDs and state-of-the-art Grownetics artificial intelligence systems to dramatically reduce net electrical and water demands.
For the first time ever, Jonathan Cachat, PhD will present an overview of the SunGrown Indoor
technique, including PAR levels, harvest metrics and flower analytics. He will also discuss the benefits of adopting the SunGrown Indoor
technique for your next commercial operation or build out. Toward the end, Jonathan will be joined by Josh Earlenbaugh, PhD and Ethan Rubindall for a Q&A session.
FOCUS: Artificial Intelligence

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

THE GLOBAL STATE OF MEDICAL CANNABIS

10:45  –  11:45
Grand Ballroom A
(SKYPE VIA ISRAEL)
This is Joshua Berman’s Skype Panel from Israel – We will discuss research on targeted treatments, processing, product development with Cannabanoid experts based in Israel and expanding into international markets. There is scalable model for the US market – what is the next step to the global market product.
PANELISTS:  
Dr. Dedi Meiri, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa
Dr. Dadi Segal, Founder, Panaxia
Saul Kaye,  Co-Founder,  CannaTech Innovation Summit
Nadav Eyal, Co-Founder & CEO,  Eybna Technologies
MODERATOR: Travis Howard, Founder Shift Cannabis
FOCUS: Global CBD Advancement

SUSTAINABILITY TECH & CULTIVATION

10:45  –  11:45
Regency A

Developments in energy efficiency, irrigation optimization, grow facilities, mechanization (trimmers), next-generation nutrients, and mediums.

PANELISTS:

Charles Rutherford, Business Development Director, Boveda, Inc

Laura Fisher, Business Development, Grownetics

Jeffrey Berger, CEO/Founder, JEB Green Enterprises, LLC

Jonathan Cachat, PhD, President/CEO, Fleurish Farms, Conscious Cannabis Venture

MODERATOR: Eli Duffy, Co-Founder, CEO, Grownetics

FOCUS: Sustainability

CANNABIS & ATHLETICS

10:45  –  11:45
Regency B

An in depth look at cannabis and athletics. Starting from the NFL’s CTE issues, cannabis use by professional athletes and also a focus upon the average athlete. We’ll discuss how all athletes can potentially use cannabis to unlock performance and focus benefits as well aid and increase recovery time.

Short Film by HelloMD and short film on 420 Games.

PANELISTS:

Damon Stoudamire, Former NBA Athlete, Head Coach University Of Pacific

Cliff Robinson, Former NBA Athlete

Kyle Turley, Former NFL ALL-PRO, Founder, Neuro Armour

Donovan Osborne, Former MLB Athlete

Perry Solomon, MD, Chief Medical Officer at HelloMD

Jim McAlpine, Founder New West Summit and 420 Games

MODERATOR: Jason Belzer Esq., Journalist, Forbes Magazine, President, GAME, Inc.

FOCUS: Cannabis and Athletics

12:00 PM – LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

PRESENTATION: BDS ANALYTICS w/ ROY BINGHAM

1:00  –  1:30
Grand Ballroom A

GREENING GROWS

1:00  –  2:00
Regency A

As in other agricultural and industrial sectors, the green factor is becoming a top priority for customers and the public. With cannabis, it is not only about respecting the environment, it is about maximum purity and quality in the final product.

PANELISTS:

Swami Chaitanya, Co-Founder Swami Select

Pamela Epstein ESQ, Green Wise Consulting, LLC

Glenn Alers, President, Ceo, Soliculture

Mowgli Holmes, Founder,  PHD PHYLO BIO SCIENCE

MODERATOR: Travis Howard, Founder Shift Cannabis

FOCUS: Sustainability

NEW ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

1:00  –  2:00
Regency B

The future of social, mobile, localized and targeted cannabis advertising in digital, print, outdoor, radio, and TV. Next-gen ad servers, the best ad networks, successful native advertising, and types of sponsored content.

PANELISTS:

Mark Hadfield, CEO, Co-Founder, Hello MD

Laura Wood, VP Operations, Civilized.

Damian Hutchins , Director of Operations, Leafly

Eugenio Garcia, Publisher of Cannabis Now Magazine

MODERATOR: David Tran, Co-Founder/CEO, Dope Magazine

FOCUS:  Media

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

VAPE TECHNOLOGIES FORUM

2:15  –  3:15
Grand Ballroom A

We review the hottest sectors and trends in vaping, how brands are differentiating their products, and look at the over-the-horizon new vape technologies, as well as mainstream media placement.

PANELISTS:

Baran Dilaver, COO, The Firefly

Brendan Gillis, CEO Vapor Slide LLC

Seibo Shen, Founder and CEO, VapeXhale

Jeremy Green, COO, hmbldt

James Monsees, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, PAX

MODERATOR: Michael Ray, Executive Director, Bloom Farms

FOCUS: Vape Technologies

EXTRACTION TECHNOLOGIES FORUM

2:15  –  3:15
Regency A

Understanding the next five years in extraction:, residual solvent testing, specialization, supercritical Helium, BHO regulations, advances in cold-water extraction, and the financing of these technologies.

PANELISTS:

Adam Bauer, Analytical Chemist, Anresco Laboratories

Mike Clemmons, CEO, Guild Extracts

Robert  Gaither, Co-Founder, Genius Extraction Technologies

Chris McElvany, Chief Technology Officer, Organa Labs/O.penVAPE

MODERATOR: Thomas Cunningham, COO / Partner, Genius Extraction Technologies

FOCUS: Extraction Technology

TECH PLAYERS WHO MOVED INTO CANNABIS

2:15  –  3:15
Regency B

The Cannabis Industry has opened up doors for entrepreneurs to use their skills, network and reach in new business ventures. What is the driver behind changing industries?  What is the learning curve from applying old skills to a new sector? How does one meet and grow in a new industry?

PANELISTS:

Eric Eslao, Founder Defonce Chocolates

Keith McCarty, CEO, Eaze

Cy Scott, Co-Founder, Headset

Alan Gertner, Co-Founder, Tokyo Smoke

Daniel R. Yazbeck, CDx, Inc., MyDx, Inc.

MODERATOR: Jimi Devine, Cannabis Industry Journalist

FOCUS: Entrepreneurship

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

KEYNOTE w/ RICHARD BRANSON & DAVID MORIN

3:30  –  4:00
Grand Ballroom A
Introduction by Susan Bennett “The Voice Of Siri”.
Branson via live Skype from Necker Island.

TERPENES, BEYOND FLAVOR

3:30  –  4:15
Regency A

2016 is the year of terpenes. We’ll take a look behind the veil and help deconstruct what exactly terpenes are and why they matter.

PANELISTS:

Tony Verzura, FOUNDER of Prana Tinctures

Samantha Miller, Chief Science Officer, hmbldt, President and Chief Scientist Pure Analytics

Stephen Albarran, Co-Founder, CEO, Confident Cannabis

MODERATOR: Danielle Geen, EA, Harborside

FOCUS: Science

PUBLIC STOCKS

3:30  –  4:30
Regency B

The public markets for cannabis companies have been a struggle. Learn about some of the best practices of public companies or those going public and how the space is evolving.

PANELISTS:

Marc J. Ross, Founding Partner, Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP

Derek Peterson, CEO Terra Tech Corp

Leslie Bocskor, Founder/President, Electrum Partners

Nick Kovacevich, CEO at Kush Bottles

MODERATOR: Alan J. Brochstein, Founding Partner at New Cannabis Ventures, Founder at 420 Investor

FOCUS: Investment

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM

PRESENTATION: FLOW w/ STEVEN KOTLER

4:15  –  5:00
Grand Ballroom A
Cannabis in the world of Extreme Sports discussing both the “flow state” that an athlete goes through and how cannabis helps with head injuries and other trauma more so than pharmaceuticals.
PRESENTATION & VIDEO: Steven Kotler,  bestselling author, journalist, Director of Research, Flow Genome Project

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

CANNABIS INFUSED PRODUCTS FORUM

4:45  –  5:45
Regency A

The next five years in edibles topicals and tinctures: major industry missteps, dosage standardization, solving the problem of consumer unsophistication, micro dose trends, next-level packaging and brand identity, and the rise of functional infused products.

PANELISTS:

Nicholas Kovacevich, Co-Founder and CEO, Kush Bottles

John Downs President,  Infusion Factory

Landon Long CEO @ VaporPenz LLC

TBC

MODERATOR: Nial C. DeMena, CEO of Manna Molecular Science

FOCUS: Infusions, Extracts, Branding

DIVERSITY – THE POSITIVE DISRUPTORS IN CANNABIS

4:45  –  5:45
Regency B

Diversity in Marketing Cannabis: One brand does not fit all. How are we marketing to the various segments? There used to be one campaign for the market, now how do we diversify the ownership of the market? The next big thing is how do we market to the various demographics of cannabis?

*Catherine Enny, Founder Guerrilla Management, Partner New West to do a welcome/Intro.

PANELISTS:

Karen Freese, Principal, Brand and Marketing Consultant Freese Branding

Amber Senter, COO, Magnolia Wellness

Debby Goldsberry, Berkeley Compassionate Care Center/Eureka Management Services

Ilana ‘Sugar’ Laytart: CEO & Co-Founder, Giggle Therapeutics / Founder of Women Grow Sonoma County Chapter

MODERATOR: Ophelia Chong, Founder + COO StockPot Images

FOCUS: Gender/Race Diversity

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

CELEBRITY, ARTISTS & EVENT PARTNERSHIPS

5:00  –  6:00
Grand Ballroom A

Artists, Actors, Influencers, Music Event Promoters have a collective Impact of reach in the millions and their cultures and fan base are drivers for sales and lifestyle. Authentic partnerships between brands in the Cannabis space is broad. How can we help each other?

PANELISTS:

Drake Sutton-Shearer, Co-Founder, Partnerships PRØHBTD

John O’Malley, Partner Guerrilla Management, Sprout-Brands, New West Summit

Jim Baudino, VP of Marketing and Business Development, MERRY JANE Media

Meg Owen, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Leafly

Elizabeth Hogan, VP of Brand & Communication, Willie’s Reserve

MODERATOR: Myles Weissleder, Founder, SF New Tech

FOCUS:  Branding, Partnerships