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.

horticuluture.png

Cannabusiness

Retail best practices

Consumer experience and engagement

Marketing analysis

cultivation.png

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

280E

Intellectual property issues

Litigation techniques


Exhibitors

The most influential 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.

political-representation.png

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Support the effort to change outdated federal laws, stifling our industry’s growth.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

Tripp Keber

Dixie Brands, Inc. 

Scott Van Rixel Bhang Chocolate

Scott Van Rixel
Bhang Chocolate

Jaime Lewis Mountain Medicine  

Jaime Lewis

Mountain Medicine

 

Jill Lamoureux CannLabs

Jill Lamoureux

CannLabs

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 Rachel K. Gillette, Attorney LLC

Rachel K. Gillette

Rachel K. Gillette, Attorney LLC

Khadijah Adams Marijuana Investment & Private Retreats

Khadijah Adams

Marijuana Investment & Private Retreats

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

700 14th Street, Denver Colorado 80202

(303) 228-8000

www.denverconvention.com

 

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.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown

(303) 573-1450

1450 Glenarm Place
Denver, Colorado 80202 

Agenda

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

8:30AM - 9:00AM

Registration

Workshop Registration and Continental Breakfast

Grand Concourse

9:00AM - 12:00pm

Morning Workshop A

Growing a National Brand

Room 401-402

Mary Shapiro

Mary L. Shapiro Law, PC

Jazmin Hupp

Women Grow

Kris Krane

4Front Ventures

Shabnam Malek

Brand & Branch LLP

Dawn Newton

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP







Morning Workshop B

Complete Cultivation System Design Process

Room 403-404

Zev Ilovitz

Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions

Charles Smith

Law Offices of Charles Smith

Adam Johnstone

Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions

Eric Labbate

Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions

Morris Brink

Silverback Advisory Group

Kurt Parbst

Envirotech Greenhouse Solutions

Morning Workshop C

Bricks & Mortar™: Marijuana Real Estate

Room 405-406

Jason Thomas

Avalon Realty Advisors

Sean McAllister

McAllister Law Office

Suzanne Harank

Co-Founder and CEO of MRM Systems








Derek Porter

Security Grade Protective Services

David Beckett

Security Grade Protective Services















Morning Tour A

Dixie Brands Facility

Morning Tour B

CannLabs facility

12:00PM - 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00PM - 4:00PM

JB Woods

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC

Michael Aberle

Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC

Cheri Hackett

BotanaCare

Adam Foster

Hoban & Feola, LLC










Afternoon Workshop B:

Employment Law 101: Building Your HR Competencies

Room 403-404


Kara Bradford

Viridian Staffing

Carole Richter

CRichter ~ HR Consulting

















Alexa Divett

Maya Media Collective




















1:00PM - 5:00PM

Afternoon Workshop D:

Greening Corporate Cannabis - Sustainable Approaches to Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Room 407

Jonathan Valdman

Forever Flowering, LLC

Scott Zeramby

Mendocino Agricultural Products

Eric Brandstad

Forever Flowering, LLC

Alex Cooley

Solstice

Hezekiah Allen

Emerald Growers Association

Jacob Policzer

The Cannabis Conservancy

David Rice

National Cannabis Farmers Association

Afternoon Tour A

Evolab

5:00PM - 7:00 PM

Early Registration

Grand Concourse

CanopyBoulder Demo Day

Mile High Ballroom 4

CanopyBoulder, the cannabis industry business accelerator, hosts Demo Day for the CanopyBoulder 2015 Spring Class. Ten of the top startup companies in the cannabis industry will present their work after a grueling three-month business boot camp.


View Event

Patrick Rea

CanopyBoulder

7:00PM - 9:00 PM

Welcoming Reception


DAY 2: General Summit - JUNE 30, 2015

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Registration and Breakfast

10:00AM - 10:20AM

Opening Remarks by NCIA Executive Director

Mile High Ballroom

Aaron Smith

Executive Director, NCIA

10:20AM - 10:30AM

Welcome from Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO)

Mile High Ballroom

Congresswoman Diana DeGette

Rep. Diana DeGette, Chief Deputy Whip, First District of Colorado

10:30AM - 11:15AM

The Colorado and California Experiences: An Assessment

Mile High Ballroom

Aaron Justis

Buds & Roses Collective

Steve DeAngelo

Harborside Health Center LLC

Brooke Gehring

Patients Choice of Colorado

Meg Collins

Good Chemistry

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Analyzing the Current Market Data, a Marijuana Today Podcast

Mile High Ballroom

Adam Orens

Marijuana Policy Group, BBC Research & Consulting

Matt Karnes

GreenWave Advisors, LLC

Andrew Livingston

Vincente Sederberg, LLC

Shea Gunther

4Front Publishing

12:00PM

Lunch

12:30PM - 1:15PM

Luncheon Keynote

Representative Dana Rohrabacher

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R–California)

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Track 1: Running Your CannaBusiness

Packaging and Labeling Across the States and Preparing for Future Regulations

Mile High Ballroom

Garett Fortune

Funksac, LLC

Karl Keich

Canna Consulting Group

Scott Proctor

Lightning Labels

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Analysis Of Different Lighting Technology - HPS, Plasma & LED

Room 401-402

Kyle Rooney

Tetra Gardens

Kevin Frender

Black Dog LED

Terry Anderson

Grow Element Technologies

Alex Cooley

Solstice

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting, and Insurance

Captive Insurance Policies

Room 403-404

Howard Potter

ST Consulting, LLC

Pat McManamon

Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC

Brian Flinchum

ST Consulting, LLC

Tim Scott

Sussex

Track 4: The Law, Policy, and Reform

Litigation Issues within the Cannabis Industry

Room 405-406

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

Room 407

Dr. Rodger Voelker

Oregon Growers Analytical, LLC

Heather Despres

CannLabs

Mowgli Holmes

Phylos Bioscience, LLC

Danica Lee

Denver Dept. of Environmental Health

2:15PM - 3:00PM

Track 1: Running Your CannaBusiness

Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Your Talent

Mile High Ballroom

Kara Bradford

Viridian Staffing

Carole Richter

CRichter~HR Consulting

Maureen McNamara

Cannabis Trainers

Liana Held

Liana Limited

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Greenhouse design and maintenance

Room 401-402

Al Zylstra

Dramm Corporation

Eric Brandstad

Forever Flowering, LLC

Morris Brink

Silverback Advisory Group

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

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

Room 403-404

Henry Wykowski

Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

Luigi Zamarra

Luigi Zamarra, CPA

Rachel K. Gillette

Rachel K. Gillette, Attorney LLC

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

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

Room 405-406

Matthew Abel

Cannabis Counsel, P.L.C.

Leland R. 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

Kyle Kushman

Kushman Veganix

3:00PM - 3:45PM

Track 1: Running Your CannaBusiness

The Importance of Standard Operating Procedures

Mile High Ballroom

Mark Slaugh

iComply, LLC

Lezli Engelking

FOCUS: Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards

Cynthia Ludwig

Technical Services AOCS: American Oil Chemists' Society

Track 2: Cultivation and Horticulture

Hydroponic Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

Room 401-402

Christian Long

Current Culture H20

Peter Schweda

Natural Care Consulting

Chris Wrenn

AEssense Corp.

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

Private Equity & Investment

Room 403-404

Leslie Bocskor

Electrum Partners

Frank Marino

Marijuana Investment Company

Robert Hunt

Tuatara Capital

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

Trademark Enforcement

Room 405-406

Todd Winter

Winter LLP

Shabnam Malek

Brand & Branch LLP

Kimberly Simms

Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms

Amanda Conley

Partner, Brand & Branch LLP

Track 5: Emerging Topics

IT Security: Protecting Company, Employee & Patient Information

Room 407

Tim Hochman

Lark IT

Ike Hull

MJ Freeway

Alyssa Riccio

Aspen Technology Group Inc.

3:45PM - 4:15PM

Break

Mile High Ballroom

4:15PM - 5:00PM

National Outlook on Evolving State-Wide Regulations

Jill Lamoureux

CannLabs

Kris Krane

4Front Ventures

Steve Fox

NCIA

Khurshid Khoja

Greenbridge Corporate Counsel

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

Mile High Ballroom

Jaime Lewis

Mountain Medicine

Jesce Horton

Panacea Valley Gardens

Dr. Lakisha Jenkins

Kiona's Farm'acy & California Cannabis Industry Assoc.

Khadijah Adams

Marijuana Investment & Private Retreat

11:15AM - 12:00PM

Track 1: CannaBusiness

Preventing & Surviving an Armed Robbery

Mile High Ballroom

Tony Gallo

Sapphire Protection LLC

Noah Stokes

CannaGuard Security

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Managing the Operations of an Edibles Kitchen

Room 401-402

Julianna Carella

Auntie Dolores

Julie Hope Dooley

Julie's Natural Edibles

John Decker

Mountain Medicine

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting, and Insurance

Raising Capital

Room 403-404

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

Room 405-406

Michael Elliott

Marijuana Industry Group

Mason Tvert

Marijuana Policy Project

Christian Sederberg

Vincente Sederberg, LLC

Track 5: Emerging Topics

Disruptive Technologies in the Cannabis Industry

Room 407

Stephen Keen

Surna, Inc.

Jay Czarkowski

Canna Advisors

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch

Note: Lunch will be on your own. Get out and explore all Denver has to offer!

1:30PM - 2:15PM

Track 1: CannaBusiness

Effective marketing and branding strategy

Mile High Ballroom

Keith Roberts

Zenman

Tripp Keber

Dixie Brands, INC.

Scott Van Rixel

Bhang Chocolate Company

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

In Depth Look at Both Solvent and Solvent-less Extraction Processes

Room 401-402

Nick Tanem

Essential Extracts

Chad Tribble

Mountain High Suckers

Alex Cahoj

Evolab

Track 3: Money Matters: Finance, Accounting and Insurance

The Current Status of Banking for the Cannabis Industry

Room 403-404

Lance Ott

Guardian Data Systems

Jacque Riordon

Riordon Consulting LLC

David Dinenberg

Kind Financial

Tom Fleming

Tom Fleming of Tom Fleming & Associates

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

An Inside Look into the Licensing Process

Room 405-406

Peter Schweda

Natural Care Consulting

Avis Bulbulyan

Bulbulyan Consulting Group

Chelsey Joseph

Denver Relief Consulting

Track 5: Emerging Topics

To Spray or Not to Spray, That is the Question

Room 407

Kurt Badertscher

Otoke Horticulture

Kerrie Badertscher

Otoke Horticulture

2:15PM - 3:00PM

Track 1: CannaBusiness

Helping patients find relief

Mile High Ballroom

Aari Ruben

Desert Bloom Re-leaf Center

Kimberly Cargile

A Therapeutic Alternative

Martha Montemayor CNC

Healthy Choices Unlimited

Heather Manus

Genesis International Cannabis Solutions

Track 2: Cultivation and Processing

Infused Product Manufacturing Compliance & Safety

Room 401-402

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

Room 403-404

Brian Richardson

Foundations Insurance Services

Michael Aberle

Next Wave Insurance Services, LLC

JB Woods

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC

Track 4: The Law, Policy and Reform

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

Room 405-406

Amanda Connor

Connor & Connor LLC

Amanda Reiman

Drug Policy Alliance

Rob Kampia

Marijuana Policy Project

Track 5: Emerging Topics

Sungrown Cannabis Cultivation - The Movement towards outdoor

Room 407

Jeremy Moberg

CannaSol Farms

Jonathan Valdman

Forever Flowering, LLC

David Rice

National Cannabis Farmers Association

Lorianne Carey

Washington Sungrowers Industry Association

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

The Greener Way - Innovative Steps Towards a Sustainable Industry

Hezekiah Allen

Emerald Growers Association

Alex Cooley

Solstice

Jonathan Valdman

Forever Flowering, LLC


































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 

 

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



As Seen On