Institutional Capital & Cannabis (IC3)
New York, NY
October 21, 2019

Description

Great strides continue to be made across the US in the bid to legalize cannabis at both the medical and recreational level.  In 2019 alone, the states of New Mexico, North Dakota and Hawaii have decriminalized cannabis through state legislature and Illinois became the first state to legalize the commercial sale of recreational cannabis through state legislature.  Others like Oklahoma, Missouri and Utah have also made progress by approving ballot measures to legalize medical cannabis and are developing these programs now.

Another piece of landmark cannabis legislation is the bipartisan Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, that would provide protection to companies providing banking services to cannabis-related businesses. This bill is due to be voted on in the weeks leading up to IC3 East.
 
Against this backdrop, IMN is excited to host our 7th Institutional Capital & Cannabis Conference (IC3), as the leading investor forum for the legal cannabis industry.  IC3 is a meeting place for investors who wish to invest or learn more about this exciting and high-growth new asset class, cannabis companies and investment funds who are looking to raise money or showcase their products, and professional service providers who facilitate these groups doing business.

We’re excited to return to the East Coast and encourage investors, professional service providers, and cannabis companies to join us in the fall of 2019.

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    Monday, October 21st

      8:00 AM
      Registration and Breakfast Courtesy of:




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      8:40 AM
      IMN Welcome Remarks




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      8:45 AM
      State of the Industry: A Look at the Numbers

      • Progress continues to be made across the US in the bid to legalize cannabis, with Illinois the latest state to legalize both recreational and medical use.  This presentation will provide a big picture overview of the legal market, highlighting the most promising growth markets and where production and sales are facing challenges.

        • Tom Adams, Managing Director (BDS Analytics)
        • Roy Bingham, CEO (BDS Analytics)

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      9:15 AM
      Investment Opportunities in Legal Cannabis

      • There are a number of investment sectors in the cannabis industry that attract attention from various capital vehicles.  Each sector is different from the other and has unique opportunities and challenges associated with it.  This opening panel will discuss how opportunities are evolving across these sectors and what investors should consider when making decisions.

        • Vivien Azer, Managing Director (Cowen and Company)
        • Jon Trauben, Partner (Altitude Investment Management, LLC)
        • Nicholas Vita, CEO (Columbia Care)
        • Glenn Mattson, VP Equity Research (Ladenburg Thalmann)
        • Al Foreman, CIO (Tuatara Capital LP)

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      10:00 AM
      Moving the Needle at the Federal Level

      • Many investors do not understand the laws relating to cannabis and, therefore, find it difficult to make informed decisions about potential investments in the space.  This panel of lawmakers and regulators will offer an open discussion on the regulatory environment at the local, state and federal level and how they envisage achieving federal legality.

        • Neal Levine, CEO (Cannabis Trade Federation)
        • Rachel Gillette, Shareholder (GreenspoonMarder)
        • Diane J. Savino, New York State Senator (The New York State Senate)
        • David Joyce, Congressman Ohio's 14th District (The United States House of Representatives)

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      10:45 AM
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      11:15 AM
      The National Land Grab: Planting Flags vs Planting Seeds

      • A look at trends in M&A activity in the North America.  Where are companies focusing their attention, which markets are getting the highest valuations for licenses and what mistakes need to be avoided when trying to grow a business in the current environment?

        • Scott Greiper, President (Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC)
        • Paul Rosen, Managing Partner (BreakWater Venture Capital)
        • Jade Green, CEO (CannaMLS.com)
        • Brian Mitchell, Co-Founder & CEO (Shryne Group)

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      11:45 AM
      Impact Investing: Medical Efficacy and Societal Impact of Legal Cannabis

      • More and more investors are looking to have an impact investing allocation in their portfolio. Social justice, regulatory reform and improving the overall health of our society make cannabis a prime fit for this allocation.

        • Matt Hawkins, Managing Principal (Cresco Capital Partners)
        • Tahira Rehmatullah, Managing Partner (Hypur Ventures)

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      12:15 PM
      A Discussion on the Political Landscape in the East and Midwest



        • Rob Kampia, Executive Director (Marijuana Leadership Campaign)

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      12:45 PM
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      IC3 Smart Sessions

      • Our afternoon programming splits into two tracks which both act as a deep dive into topics of significant importance for investors and cannabis businesses. Track A is geared towards educating Investors on how to access and assess these lucrative opportunities while adhering to existing due diligence and investment screening processes. And where does cannabis fit in the general portfolio? Track B is pitched at Cannabis Professionals, with the first session highlighting the potential of international legal cannabis markets and the second addressing the fundamentals core to establishing a successful business.


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      Track A 1:45 PM
      The Role of Investors in Helping Cannabis Companies Get to the Next Level

      • So you’ve made a cannabis investment – now what?  This panel of investors will address the next steps for any investor looking to enter the cannabis space.  They will discuss what you, as an investor, can do to help the business grow including reporting, other processes and shaping company culture. 

        • Matt Karnes, Founder & Managing Partner (GreenWave Advisors)
        • Chi-Chien Hou, Managing Director (AFI Capital Partners)
        • Steve Kaplan, Head of Capital Markets (Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc)
        • Brett Finkelstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director (Phyto Partners LP)
        • Vikas Desai, Partner (WelCan Capital)
        • Tom Zuber, Managing Partner (Zuber Lawler)

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      Track B 1:45 PM
      Looking to Opportunities in Europe and Other International Markets

      • Europe is on track to become the world’s largest legal cannabis market with updated projections of a $70 billion medical market and a potential recreational market worth $155 billion by 2028.  Many American and Canadian cannabis operators are beginning to enter Europe and other nascent markets with considerable potential for growth.  This session will address the many opportunities across a range of regions, while also discussing the challenges associated with different legal systems, patient access, cultivation supply and logistics.

        • Codie Sanchez, Managing Director (Cresco Capital Partners)
        • Nicholas Vita, CEO (Columbia Care)
        • Paul Henderson, CEO (Grupo Flor)
        • Kyle Detwiler, CEO (Northern Swan Holdings)

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      Track A 2:30 PM
      Investment Strategies Involving Cannabis Real Estate

      • Industry demand for real estate is on the rise, opening up significant new opportunities for real estate investors and other industry professionals.  Cannabis cultivation, processing and retail operations require a lot space and finding innovative ways to make this space available is one of the real challenges facing the industry.  This panel of investors, landlords and tenants will discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with owning real estate used in the cannabis supply chain.

        • Melissa Waite, Member (Dickinson Wright PLLC)
        • Rob Sechrist, President (Pelorus Equity Group)

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      Track B 2:30 PM
      Consumer Packaged Goods: How to Build a Successful Brand

      • There are certain things that every business and investor needs to know about building a meaningful brand and this session will address the importance of intellectual property (IP) and protection strategies, along with scaling in CPGs in hemp, CBD and THC.

        • Alec Burkin, Director of Business Development (Abacus Health Products)
        • Laura Eisman, Co-Founder (Her Highness)
        • Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, Chief Executive Officer (The Blinc Group)

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      3:15 PM
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      3:45 PM
      Investing in People: Increase Diversity to Increase Returns

      • Investors, cannabis company executives and board members discuss the importance of gender, race and generational diversity within leadership teams.  Focus will be on why this makes sense from a business perspective and how it can lead to a closer relationship with the consumer.

        • Barbara Paley, Founder and CEO (Art Assets)
        • Jade Green, CEO (CannaMLS.com)
        • Jacqueline Bennett, Director (Ello Capital)
        • Amy Peckham, CEO (Etain, LLC)

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      4:15 PM
      From Theory to Reality: Invest Like the Best

      • Following a day of education and discussion, this session pulls it all together, and we hear from experienced investors and finance professionals who are already active in this exciting new asset class. Our panelists reveal firsthand accounts of where they've found success, hard lessons learned and pitfalls to be avoided, and key nuggets of advice they have for those considering investing in this space.

        • John Avidor, Chairman (Shryne Group)
        • Peter Rosenberg, Partner (Merida Capital Partners)
        • Chris Leavy, Founder (NetPost Capital Advisors)
        • Jeffrey Howard, Managing Partner (Salveo Capital)
        • Ruth Epstein, President, CFO & Director (Tuscan Holdings)

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      5:00 PM
      Crystal Balling the Future of Cannabis

      • After one and a half days of discussion, where does this leave us?  Which prior predictions played out and what’s in store for the coming year?  Industry leaders from business and policy discuss federal legalization and the pathway to the end of prohibition.

        • Jeanne Sullivan, General Partner (The Arcview Group)
        • Benton Bodamer, Member (Dickinson Wright PLLC)
        • Will Stewart, SVP Corporate & Public Affairs (Harvest One)
        • David Wenger, Founder (GRA Capital Holdings)
        • Steven Hawkins, Executive Director (Marijuana Policy Project)
        • John Kagia, Chief Knowledge Officer (New Frontier Data)

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      5:45 PM
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      6:45 PM
      3rd IC3 East Conference Concludes




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    117 West 46th Street
    New York, NY, 10036
    USA

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    IMN does not have a room block for this event. 

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1120 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Tel: +1(212)901-0506 Fax: +1(212)768-2484
Email: mail@imn.org


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