Attendees at this workshop will hear from marijuana and hemp industry veterans who have been in the business for 10+ years and are now focused on what's next: international expansion. Topics will include: a global overview of hemp and marijuana laws and market forces at play, prioritization and risk tolerance in Latin America, Central America, Europe and Asia, macroeconomic trends, international hemp industrialization, private equity and public financing, legal and tax considerations an opportunities for Q&A. 

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm: National Overview 
Moderated by Sumit Mehta, Mazakali
Mark Grindeland, CODA Signature
Patrick Rea, CanopyBoulder
Brian Sheng, Arcview Ventures
Keegan Peterson, Würk
Experts in national branding, entrepreneurship and financing for cannabis companies will discuss trends for brands that are scaling, seeking investment or capital raise and packaging for public offering, including what we know works, what hasn't been successful, and what's predicted for successful cannabis companies in the future.
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Break
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Big Data and Global Cannabis Expansion 
Presented by Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
Join Giadha Aguirre de Carcer, Founder, and CEO of New Frontier Data, for an overview of the current global cannabis environment and an introduction to the critical role of data analytics and reporting enabled by big data technology.
3:30 - 3:45pm: Break
3:45 - 5pm: Concluding Panel
Moderated by Bob Hoban
Mathew Auric
Patrick Goggin
Sumit Mehta
Giadha Aguirre de Carcer