Where Commerce Meets a Revolution

The most INFLUENTIAL B2B conference + trade show in the industry. Explore cannabusiness with the best and brightest in the industry.

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Cannabusiness

Retail best practices

Consumer experience and engagement

Marketing analysis

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Cultivation

Greenhouse technology

Advanced horticulture

Facility design

Policy and Reform

CO and WA, a year in review

Federal policy outlook

Working with your representatives

 

Finance

Accessing capital and private equity

Public market analysis

Entrepreneurship in an evolving industry

Community Engagement

Roundtable style discussions

Teaching marijuana policy

Community outreach and education

Tax and Law

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Intellectual property issues

Litigation techniques


Exhibitors

The most influencial B2B conference and exhibition in the industry. The Cannabis Business Summit and Expo brings together top industry professionals for three days of networking and education.

NCIA Members

NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. Our industry supports tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions in tax revenue, and billions in economic activity in the United States. NCIA is leading the unified and coordinated campaign to ensure this emerging sector is treated fairly under federal law.

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POLITICAL REPRESENTATION

Support the effort to change outdated federal laws, stifling our industry’s growth.

Industry Analysis

News, white papers, events and member forums will keep you in-tuned to the political and business landscape of the cannabis industry.

Networking & Events 

Connect and learn with the best and brightest in the cannabis industry at one of our many events held nationwide

Learn From The Industry Experts 

Tripp Keber Dixie Elixirs and Edibles 

Tripp Keber

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles 

Scott Van Rixel Bhang Chocolate

Scott Van Rixel
Bhang Chocolate

Jaime Lewis Mountain Medicine  

Jaime Lewis

Mountain Medicine

 

Jill Lamoureux

Jill Lamoureux

Christian Sederberg Vicente Sederberg LLC

Christian Sederberg

Vicente Sederberg LLC

Henry Wykowski Henry G. Wykowski and Associates

Henry Wykowski

Henry G. Wykowski and Associates

Rachel K. Gillette Colorado NORML

Rachel K. Gillette

Colorado NORML

Khadijah Adams Marijuana Investment & Private Retreat

Khadijah Adams

Marijuana Investment & Private Retreat

Troy Dayton The ArcView Group

Troy Dayton

The ArcView Group

Lezli Engelking FOCUS

Lezli Engelking

FOCUS

Julianna Carella Auntie Dolores

Julianna Carella

Auntie Dolores

Julie Dooley Julie's Natural Edibles

Julie Dooley

Julie's Natural Edibles

VENUE DETAILS

One of the most practical and “user friendly” meeting facilities, the Colorado Convention Center is now home to over 250+ events annually. The Colorado Convention Center is located within easy walking distance of over 8,700 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, 9 theatres of the Denver Performing Arts Complex and a wide variety of shopping and retail outlets.

700 14th Street, Denver Colorado 80202

(303) 228-8000

www.denverconvention.com

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Magnolia Hotel Denver

(888) 915-1110

818 17th Street
Denver, Colorado 80202

 

Reserve before June 8, 2015 to obtain the discounted rate of $199.

Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown

(303) 573-1450

1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colorado 80202 

 

Reserve before June 8, 2015 to obtain the discounted rate of $239.

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

(303) 603-8000

1400 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202

 

Reserve before June 8, 2015 to obtain the discounted rate of $209.

Agenda

DAY 1: The Cannabis Business Summit WORKSHOPS & TOURS - June 29, 2015

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Registration

Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00AM - 12:00pm

Morning Workshop A

Taking Your Brand National

Mary Shapiro

Mary L. Shaprio Law, PCo







Morning Workshop B

Complete Cultivation System Design Process

Zev Ilovitz

Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions





Morning Workshop C

Bricks and Mortar- Roles, Responsibilities & Risk Mitigation


Jason Thomas

Avalon Realty Advisors




Morning Workshop D

Comprehensive security measures for cannabis grows, medical & recreational storefronts

Derek Porter

Security Grade Protective Services

David Beckett

Security Grade Protective Services


Morning Tour A

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles Facility


Tour space is limited to 19 attendees. Registration on first come, first served basis. Register today to reserve this exclusive tour.

Morning Tour B

TBA




12:00PM - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Afternoon Workshop A:

Marijuana Risk Management: Navigating Your Client or Cannabis Company Through the Weeds

JB Woods

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC

Michael Aberle

Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC

Shannon Wilson

Mahatma Concentrates

Adam Foster

Hoban & Feola, LLC

Afternoon Workshop B:

Employment law 101



Kara Bradford

Viridian Staffing

Carole Richter

CRichter









Afternoon Workshop C:

Branding & Marketing



Alex Divvett

Maya Media Collective












1:00PM - 5:00PM

Afternoon Workshop D:

Greening Corporate Cannabis - Sustainable Approaches to Commerical Cannabis Cultivation

Jonathan Valdman

Forever Flowering











Afternoon Tour A

TBA

Afternoon Tour B

TBA

5:00PM - 7:00 PM

CanopyBoulder Demo Day




View Event

7:00PM - 9:00 PM

Welcoming Reception


DAY 2: General Summit - JUNE 30, 2015

10:00AM - 10:30AM

Opening Remarks

10:30AM - 11:15AM

Opening Keynote

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Analyzing the Current Market Data

Kris Lotlikar

The ArcView Group

Matt Karnes

GreenWave Advisors, LLC

12:00PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Track 1: Running Your CannaBusiness

Labeling Across the States and Preparing for Future Regulations

Garett Fortune

FunkSac

Karl Keich

Canna Consulting Group

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Analysis Of Different Lighting Technology - HPS, Plasma & LED

Kyle Rooney

Tetra Gardens

Kevin Frender

Black Dog LED

Terry Anderson

Grow Element Technologies

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

Captive Insurance Policies

Howard Potter

ST Consulting, LLC

Pat McManamon

Cannassure Insurance Services

Brian Flinchum

Atlas Insurance Management

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

within the Cannabis Industry

Henry Wykowski

Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

Robert Hoban

Hoban & Feola, LLC

Joe Rogoway

Rogoway Law Group

Track 5: Emerging Topics

Testing for Pesticides and Fungi

Dr. Rodger Voelker

Oregon Growers Analytical, LLC

2:15PM - 3:00PM

Track 1: Running Your CannaBusiness

Recruiting, Retaining, and Managing Your Talent

Kara Bradford

Viridian Staffing

Carole Richter

CRichter

Maureen McNamara

Cannabis Trainers

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Greenhouse design and maintenance

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

Defining the Limits of the IRS Authority over COGS: CCA 201504011 Explained

Henry Wykowski

Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

Luigi Zamarra

Luigi CPA

Rachel K. Gillette

Colorado NORML

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

Potential federal preemption of state medical and recreational marijuana laws in CO, WA, OR and CA

Mara Felsen

Attorney at Law

Matthew Abel

Michigan NORML

Leland Berger

Oregon CannaBusiness Compliance Counsel, LLC

Track 5: Emerging Topics

Boutique Cannabis - The Case for Small Business

Travis Howard

Shift Cannabis Co.

Lauren Vasquez

Fired Up Lawyer

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Track 1: Running Your CannaBusiness

The Importance of Standard Operating Procedures

Mark Slaugh

iComply, LLC

Lezli Engelking

FOCUS: Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards

Track 2: Cultivation and Horticulture

Hydroponic Commerical Cannabis Cultivation

Christian Long

Current Culture H20

Chris Wrenn

AEssense Corp.

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

Private Equity & Investment

Leslie Bocskor

Electrum Partners

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

Trademark Enforcement

Todd Winter

Winter LLP

Shabman Malek

Cobalt Law

Track 5: Emerging Topics

IT Security & Protecting Patient Information

Tim Hochman

Lark IT

3:45PM - 4:15PM

Break

4:15PM - 5:00PM

National outlook on what evolving state-wide regulations

Kris Krane

4Front Advisors

Steve Fox

NCIA

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Networking Reception


DAY 3: GENERAL SUMMIT - JULY 1, 2015

10:30AM - 11:15PM

Opening Keynote

Increasing Diversity in the Cannabis Industry

Jamie Lewis

Mountain Medicine

Khadijah Adams

Marijuana Investment & Private Retreat

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Track 1: CannaBusiness

Preventing & Surviving an Armed Robbery

Tony Gallo

Sapphire Protection LLC

Noah Stokes

CannaGuard Security

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Managing the Operations of an Edibles Kitchen

John Decker

Mountain Medicine

Julianna Carella

Auntie Dolores

Julie Dooley

Julie's Baked Goods

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

Raising Capital

Alan Brochstein

420 Investor

Troy Dayton

The ArcView Group

Adam Bierman

The MedMen

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

Making the Case for Legalization: A Colorado Review

Christian Sederberg

Vincente Sederberg, LLC

Mason Tvert

Marijuana Policy Project

Track 5: Community Discussions

Disruptive technologies in the Cannabis Industry

Stephen Keen

Surna

Jay Czarcowski

Canna Advisors

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Track 1: CannaBusiness

Effective marketing and branding strategy

Keith Roberts

Zenman

Tripp Keber

Dixie Elixirs and Edibles

Scott Van Rixel

Bhang Chocolate Company

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

In depth look of both solvent and solvent-less extraction process

Nick Tanem

Essential Extracts

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

The Current Status of Banking for the Cannabis Industry

Lance Ott

Guardian Data Systems

Jacque Riordon

Riordon Consulting LLC

David Dinenberg

KindManage LLC

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

An Inside Look into the Licensing Process

Peter Schweda

Natural Care Consulting

Avis Bulbulyan

Bulbulyan Consulting Group

Chelsey Joseph

Denver Relief Consulting

Track 5: Community Discussions

Targeting the Endocannabinoid system- New delivery methods of cannabinoids

2:15PM - 3:00PM

Track 1: CannaBusiness

Helping patients find relief

Aari Ruben

Desert Bloom Re-leaf Center

Martha Monthemayor

Healthy Choices Unlimited

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Infused Product Manufacturing Compliance & Safety

Chris Witherell

Pressure Safety Inspectors, LLC

Sarah Kaiman

Pressure Safety Inspectors LLC

Brian Lukus

Denver Fire Department

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

Property & Inventory Insurance Coverage

Brian Richardson

Foundations Insurance Services

JB Woods

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC

Michael Aberle

Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

At the Tipping Point - A Look at the Next States to Reform

Amanda Connor

Connor & Connor LLC

Rob Campia

Marijuana Policy Project

Amanda Reiman

Drug Policy Alliance

Track 5: Community Discussions

Sungrown Cannabis Cultivation - The Movement towards outdoor

Jeremy Meberg

CannaSol Farms

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Break

3:30PM - 4:15PM

ANALYZING CONSUMER EXPERIENCE AND DRIVING CUSTOMER LOYALTY

Mike Hesser

Praxi

Jeff Foster

Janefour20 LLC

4:15PM - 5:00PM

Sustainability fire-side chat

Moderator:

Hezekiah Allen

Emerald Growers Association

Panelists:

Alex Cooley

Solstice


Jonathan Valdman

Forever Flowering Greenhouses


































National Cannabis Industry Association &

Bhang Corporation

Presents

Cannabis Carnival II

The Fillmore Auditorium - Denver, Colorado / June 30, 2015

Taking place during Cannabis Business Summit & Expo '15

 

Featuring 

Medeski Martin & Wood

Medeski Martin & Wood

 
Everyone Orchestra

Everyone Orchestra

 

Conducted by Matt Butler with Special Guests


Jason Hann

The String Cheese Incident / EOTO

Jeremy Salken

Big Gigantic

Sam Brouse

Papadosio

Reed Mathis

Tea Leaf Green

Gabe Mervine, Matt Pitts & Jans Ingber

The Motet

Bridget Law

Elephant Revival

Cris Jacobs

The Bridge

Jonathan Meadows

The Congress

 
 
Quixotic

Quixotic

 
 
Rob GarzA of Thievery Corporation (DJ Set)

Rob GarzA of Thievery Corporation (DJ Set)

 

Pricing

Summit attendees

$20 ADV / $30 DOOR

Register!

VIP Access

$250 ADV / $300 DOOR

All proceeds from VIP tickets directly support NCIA's advocacy efforts & includes:

  • Decadently delicious carnival-themed catered food & other heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Exclusive access to multiple private bars, second floor balcony & intimate networking lounges
  • Two complimentary drink tickets
  • Plus much, much more to be announced!
  • For VIP ticket option information, please email events@thecannabisindustry.org
Register!

General Admission

$40 ADV / $50 DOOR

Register!

Our Sponsors

Funhouse Facilitator 

 

Merriment Managers

Cannabis Cavalcade

Cannabis Business Summit Registration

ALL NCIA MEMBERS SAVE $150 ON SUMMIT ADMISSION! 

Not yet a member of NCIA? Join the Voice of the Cannabis Industry and add a basic annual membership for a discounted rate of $950 to your registration. You will save $150 on this summit and additional savings on many other NCIA sponsored events. 


June 30 - July 1, 2015


For NCIA Members

Register by May 15th & Save $100

$645

Breakfast, Lunches & Snacks

General Summit Sessions

Networking Reception

Access to presentation PDFs

Non NCIA Members

Register by May 15th & Save $100

$795

Breakfast, Lunches & Snacks

General Summit Sessions

Networking Reception

Access to presentation PDFs

*Limit two registrations at the discounted rate for each member company. 
Additional tickets may be purchased at full price.

 


Workshops & Tours- June 29, 2015


1 Workshop or Tour

$145Register


2 WorkshopS
AND/or Tour

$290 Register

Breakfast, Lunches & Snacks Included


Workshops and tours must be purchased separately and are not included in general symposium registration



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