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Best Practices from Production to Distribution
Target Group

Leaders along the Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp value chain from industries such as growers, cultivators, dispensaries, and investors

Key Topics
  • Manufacturing best practices
  • Cultivation best practices
  • Best practice production processes
  • New industry developments
Regulation and Business Strategy
Target Group

Leaders along the Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp value chain from industries such as retail, infused product manufacturers, pharma, healthcare and investors

Key Topics
  • Legalization in Europe and particularly Germany
  • Business development
  • Market development
  • Marketing strategies

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MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH

8:45

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Mark Lewis

President
Napro Research
California, USA

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Mark Lewis

President
Napro Research
California, USA

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Deepak Anand

Vice President Business Development & Government Relations
Cannabis Compliance
Canada

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Deepak Anand

Vice President Business Development & Government Relations
Cannabis Compliance
Canada

This session is in English

9:00

Cannabis Made in Germany - Who, When and How?

Florian Rister

Vice CEO
Deutscher Hanfverband / German Cannabis Association
Germany

This session is in English

9:45

A Blossoming Medical Cannabis International Trade Partnership in Canada & Germany

This session is in English

10:00

Coffee Break With Networking

10:30

Cannabis Technology: A Paradigm Shift for the Future Marketplace

Mark Lewis

President
Napro Research
California, USA

This session is in English

Cannabis Technology: A Paradigm Shift for the Future Marketplace

Mark Lewis

President
Napro Research
California, USA

This session is in English

11:00

From a Canadian R&D Company to a Vertically Integrated Multinational

Aras Azadian

Chief Executive Officer
Avicanna
Canada

This session is in English

From a Canadian R&D Company to a Vertically Integrated Multinational

Aras Azadian

Chief Executive Officer
Avicanna
Canada

This session is in English

International Dynamics of the Cannabis Industry

Andres Fajardo

Chairman
Clever Leaves
Colombia

This session is in English

International Dynamics of the Cannabis Industry

Andres Fajardo

Chairman
Clever Leaves
Colombia

This session is in English

11:15

The Perfect Climate for the Production of Medicinal Cannabis

Stefanie Alter

Specialist Medical Cannabis Cultivation
Weiss Umwelttechnik
Germany

This session is in English

The Perfect Climate for the Production of Medicinal Cannabis

Stefanie Alter

Specialist Medical Cannabis Cultivation
Weiss Umwelttechnik
Germany

This session is in English

11:30

Details will follow soon

Adam Brown

Chief Marketing Officer
Packed
California, USA

This session is in English

Details will follow soon

Adam Brown

Chief Marketing Officer
Packed
California, USA

This session is in English

Cannabis as a Reimbursed Drug - a Payer’s Perspective

Dr. Detlev Parow

Head of Department of Medicines, Therapeutic Appliances and Remedies
DAK-Gesundheit
Germany

This session is in English

Cannabis as a Reimbursed Drug - a Payer’s Perspective

Dr. Detlev Parow

Head of Department of Medicines, Therapeutic Appliances and Remedies
DAK-Gesundheit
Germany

This session is in English

12:00

Medical vs Recreational - Understanding the Value Chain of Medicinal Cannabis

Michael Sprenger

Co-Founder & COO
HAPA medical
Germany

This session is in English

Medical vs Recreational - Understanding the Value Chain of Medicinal Cannabis

Michael Sprenger

Co-Founder & COO
HAPA medical
Germany

This session is in English

Licensing and Compliance - Adopting Best Practices from Canada

Deepak Anand

Vice President Business Development & Government Relations
Cannabis Compliance
Canada

This session is in English

Licensing and Compliance - Adopting Best Practices from Canada

Deepak Anand

Vice President Business Development & Government Relations
Cannabis Compliance
Canada

This session is in English

12:45

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How will Cannabis technology impact the future marketplace?” Led by Mark Lewis, President, Napro Research
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“How to manage the transition to a vertically integrated multinational company successfully?” Led by Aras Azadian, CEO, Avicanna
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“What technologies are used to create the perfect climate for the production of medicinal cannabis?” Led by Stefanie Alter, Specialist Medical Cannabis Cultivation, Weiss Umwelttechnik
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“What are the most promising new business opportunities of medicinal Cannabis?" Led by Michael Sprenger, Co-Founder & COO, HAPA medical

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How will Cannabis technology impact the future marketplace?” Led by Mark Lewis, President, Napro Research
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“How to manage the transition to a vertically integrated multinational company successfully?” Led by Aras Azadian, CEO, Avicanna
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“What technologies are used to create the perfect climate for the production of medicinal cannabis?” Led by Stefanie Alter, Specialist Medical Cannabis Cultivation, Weiss Umwelttechnik
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“What are the most promising new business opportunities of medicinal Cannabis?" Led by Michael Sprenger, Co-Founder & COO, HAPA medical

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What is in the new tender procedure in Germany?" Led by Florian Rister, Vice CEO, Deutscher Hanfverband / German Cannabis Association
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“How to set up a distribution and licensing partnership between companies from Canada & Germany?” Led by Damian Kettlewell, Chair & CEO, BlissCo and Ranjit Bhardwaj, CEO, Chair & Founder, Cannaphytica Biomed
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“How is the international Cannabis industry going to develop in the future?” Led by Andrés Fajardo, Chairman, Clever Leaves
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“What's the future for patients, providers and health insurances regarding Cannabis as a reimbursed drug?” Led by Detlev Parow, Head of Department of Medicines, Therapeutic Appliances and Remedies, DAK-Gesundheit
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“What do you need to know as you submit an application for the BfArM tender process in Germany?” Led by Deepak Anand, Vice President Business Development & Government Relations, Cannabis Compliance

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What is in the new tender procedure in Germany?" Led by Florian Rister, Vice CEO, Deutscher Hanfverband / German Cannabis Association
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“How to set up a distribution and licensing partnership between companies from Canada & Germany?” Led by Damian Kettlewell, Chair & CEO, BlissCo and Ranjit Bhardwaj, CEO, Chair & Founder, Cannaphytica Biomed
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“How is the international Cannabis industry going to develop in the future?” Led by Andrés Fajardo, Chairman, Clever Leaves
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“What's the future for patients, providers and health insurances regarding Cannabis as a reimbursed drug?” Led by Detlev Parow, Head of Department of Medicines, Therapeutic Appliances and Remedies, DAK-Gesundheit
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“What do you need to know as you submit an application for the BfArM tender process in Germany?” Led by Deepak Anand, Vice President Business Development & Government Relations, Cannabis Compliance

13:30

Lunch With Networking

15:00

Cannabis Business through Wholesale and Pharmacies in Germany

Dr. Manfred Ziegler

Managing Partner
CC Pharma
Germany

This session is in English

Cannabis Business through Wholesale and Pharmacies in Germany

Dr. Manfred Ziegler

Managing Partner
CC Pharma
Germany

This session is in English

The Impact of the Cannabis Industry on the Local Economy in Colorado - What's Ahead for Germany

Valter Foschini

Architect
Art of Living International
Colorado, USA

This session is in English

The Impact of the Cannabis Industry on the Local Economy in Colorado - What's Ahead for Germany

Valter Foschini

Architect
Art of Living International
Colorado, USA

This session is in English

15:45

Treating the Cannabis Plant as Medicine from Start to Finish

Ben Ward

CEO
Maricann Group
Canada

This session is in English

Treating the Cannabis Plant as Medicine from Start to Finish

Ben Ward

CEO
Maricann Group
Canada

This session is in English

2 Years In: How to Make the Medical Cannabis Industry Flourish in the EU

Dr. Pierre Debs

Managing Director Europe
Canopy Growth
Germany

This session is in English

2 Years In: How to Make the Medical Cannabis Industry Flourish in the EU

Dr. Pierre Debs

Managing Director Europe
Canopy Growth
Germany

This session is in English

16:30

Coffee Break With Networking

17:00

Green/Blue/Renew - Aquaponics as a Sustainable Cannabis Growing Method

Katharina Seitz-Cochrane

International Growth & Product Development
Aqualitas
Canada

This session is in English

Green/Blue/Renew - Aquaponics as a Sustainable Cannabis Growing Method

Katharina Seitz-Cochrane

International Growth & Product Development
Aqualitas
Canada

This session is in English

From Medical Cannabis to Pharmaceutical Based Products – 10 Years Ahead

Tamir Gedo

CEO
BOLPharma
Israel

This session is in English

From Medical Cannabis to Pharmaceutical Based Products – 10 Years Ahead

Tamir Gedo

CEO
BOLPharma
Israel

This session is in English

17:45

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What are the challenges of wholesale of medical Cannabis in Germany?” Led by Manfred Ziegler, Managing Partner, CC Pharma
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“Why should the Cannabis plant be treated as medicine from start to finish?" Led by Ben Ward, CEO, Maricann Group
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"How is aquaponics as a growing method more sustainable?" Led by Katharina Seitz-Cochrane, International Growth & Product Development, Aqualitas

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What are the challenges of wholesale of medical Cannabis in Germany?” Led by Manfred Ziegler, Managing Partner, CC Pharma
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“Why should the Cannabis plant be treated as medicine from start to finish?" Led by Ben Ward, CEO, Maricann Group
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"How is aquaponics as a growing method more sustainable?" Led by Katharina Seitz-Cochrane, International Growth & Product Development, Aqualitas

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What do we need to do now to make the medical Cannabis industry flourish in the EU?” Led by Dr. Pierre Debs, Managing Director Europe, Canopy Growth
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"How does the market move from medical Cannabis to pharmaceutical products?" Led by Dr. Tamir Gedo, CEO, Bol Pharma

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What do we need to do now to make the medical Cannabis industry flourish in the EU?” Led by Dr. Pierre Debs, Managing Director Europe, Canopy Growth
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"How does the market move from medical Cannabis to pharmaceutical products?" Led by Dr. Tamir Gedo, CEO, Bol Pharma

18:30

Summary of the First Day by the Chairmen of all Streams

18:45

Evening Reception with Hempfy Premium Cannabis Tonic, Snacks and Networking

Engage in Exciting Conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28TH

9:00

Conference Opening by manetch

9:15

Blockchaining the Medical Cannabis Ecosystem

Marguerite Arnold

Founder
MedPayRx
Germany

This session is in English

Blockchaining the Medical Cannabis Ecosystem

Marguerite Arnold

Founder
MedPayRx
Germany

This session is in English

Insights from Canada’s Most Comprehensive Cannabis Consumer Study

Pat Pellegrini

President & CEO
Vividata
Canada

This session is in English

Insights from Canada’s Most Comprehensive Cannabis Consumer Study

Pat Pellegrini

President & CEO
Vividata
Canada

This session is in English

10:00

Optimization and Advanced Controls for Cultivation Efficiency

Casey Rivero

Director of Cultivation
Yerba Buena Farms
Oregon, USA

This session is in English

Optimization and Advanced Controls for Cultivation Efficiency

Casey Rivero

Director of Cultivation
Yerba Buena Farms
Oregon, USA

This session is in English

Insights from Cannabis Consumers in Canada

John Kennedy

Vice President Marketing
GrowForce
Canada

This session is in English

Insights from Cannabis Consumers in Canada

John Kennedy

Vice President Marketing
GrowForce
Canada

This session is in English

10:45

Coffee Break with Networking

11:15

Cannabis 2.0: Distribution and Marketing Models of Medical Cannabis

Hendrik Knopp

Managing Director
Nuuvera
Germany

This session is in English

Cannabis 2.0: Distribution and Marketing Models of Medical Cannabis

Hendrik Knopp

Managing Director
Nuuvera
Germany

This session is in English

Building a Cannabis Cultivation Business: Decisions, Capabilities, Metrics, Skills and Investments

Bryan Ebstyne

Founder and Former CEO
Leaph
Germany/USA

This session is in English

Building a Cannabis Cultivation Business: Decisions, Capabilities, Metrics, Skills and Investments

Bryan Ebstyne

Founder and Former CEO
Leaph
Germany/USA

This session is in English

12:00

The Impact of Illumination on Product Quality and Yield in Medical Cannabis Production

Christian Hochfilzer

Director Horticulture
SANlight Solution
Austria

This session is in English

The Impact of Illumination on Product Quality and Yield in Medical Cannabis Production

Christian Hochfilzer

Director Horticulture
SANlight Solution
Austria

This session is in English

12:15

Patents and Licenses in the Hemp Food Industry

Galathea Bisterfeld von Meer

Manager Shareholder
Claremont Collection, Green Snake
Germany

This session is in English

Patents and Licenses in the Hemp Food Industry

Galathea Bisterfeld von Meer

Manager Shareholder
Claremont Collection, Green Snake
Germany

This session is in English

ISO-Certification versus GMP in the Field of Cannabis, a Critical Consideration

Hans Peter Kunz

Head of Finance and Services
Bio-Can
Switzerland

This session is in English

ISO-Certification versus GMP in the Field of Cannabis, a Critical Consideration

Hans Peter Kunz

Head of Finance and Services
Bio-Can
Switzerland

This session is in English

12:45

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How can the cultivation of medical Cannabis be optimized, in order to produce a sustainable and consistent product?" Led by Casey Rivero, Director of Cultivation, Yerba Buena Farms
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“What are the different marketing and distribution models for medical Cannabis?” Led by Hendrik Knopp, Managing Director, Nuuvera
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“How does the right choice of the illumination spectrum improve the production of medical cannabis?” Led by Christian Hochfilzer, Director Horticulture, SANlight Solution
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“How can patents be used in the hemp food industry?” Led by Galathea Bisterfeld von Meer, Owner/Managing Director, Claremont Collection/Green Snake

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How can the cultivation of medical Cannabis be optimized, in order to produce a sustainable and consistent product?" Led by Casey Rivero, Director of Cultivation, Yerba Buena Farms
-----
“What are the different marketing and distribution models for medical Cannabis?” Led by Hendrik Knopp, Managing Director, Nuuvera
-----
“How does the right choice of the illumination spectrum improve the production of medical cannabis?” Led by Christian Hochfilzer, Director Horticulture, SANlight Solution
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“How can patents be used in the hemp food industry?” Led by Galathea Bisterfeld von Meer, Owner/Managing Director, Claremont Collection/Green Snake

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How does a digital prescription system applying blockchain technology work?” Led by Marguerite Arnold, Founder, MedPayRx
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“How do you build a successful cannabis brand?” Led by John Kennedy, GrowForce
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"What are the differences between ISO-certification and GMP in the field of Cannabis?" Led by Hans Peter Kunz, Head of Finance and Services, Bio-Can
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“What skills, investment and expertise are required to run a Cannabis business with success?” Led by Bryan Ebstyne, Founder, Leaph

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How does a digital prescription system applying blockchain technology work?” Led by Marguerite Arnold, Founder, MedPayRx
-----
“How do you build a successful cannabis brand?” Led by John Kennedy, GrowForce
-----
"What are the differences between ISO-certification and GMP in the field of Cannabis?" Led by Hans Peter Kunz, Head of Finance and Services, Bio-Can
-----
“What skills, investment and expertise are required to run a Cannabis business with success?” Led by Bryan Ebstyne, Founder, Leaph

13:30

Lunch With Networking

15:00

CBD Products, Their Use and What is Beyond?

Ben Ward

CEO
Maricann Group
Canada

This session is in English

15:45

CBD - From Farm to End Production

Joscha Krauss

CEO
MH medical hemp
Germany

This session is in English

16:30

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How does the complete value chain of CBD look like and what are the current roadblocks?” Led by Joscha Krauss, CEO, MH medical hemp

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“How does the complete value chain of CBD look like and what are the current roadblocks?” Led by Joscha Krauss, CEO, MH medical hemp

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What are the uses of CBD and what is beyond?” Led by Ben Ward, CEO, Maricann Group

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

“What are the uses of CBD and what is beyond?” Led by Ben Ward, CEO, Maricann Group

17:15

Conference Summary with Coffee and Networking - End of the Conference

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At the main station, choose the underground line U4 to "Bockenheimer Warte" and change at the last stop "Bockenheimer Warte" into the U6 to Heerstraße or into the U7 to Hausen. The third station is "Industriehof". From there, cross the street and subway tracks to follow the Königsberger Straße until the second road where you take a left. The hotel is located on the left side.

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