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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

Agenda

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MONDAY, AUGUST 27TH

9:00

Conference Opening by manetch

9:15

Cannabis Made in Germany? Problematic Tender Procedure Delays Production

Florian Rister

Vice CEO
Deutscher Hanfverband / German Cannabis Association
Germany

This session is in English

10:00

Coffee Break With Networking

10:30

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

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11:15

The Value Chain and New Business Opportunities of Medicinal Cannabis

Michael Sprenger

Co-Founder & COO
HAPA medical
Germany

This session is in English

The Value Chain and New Business Opportunities of Medicinal Cannabis

Michael Sprenger

Co-Founder & COO
HAPA medical
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

12:00

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 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 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 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 are the outlooks of the tender procedure in Germany? Led by Florian Rister, Vice CEO, Deutscher Hanfverband / German Cannabis Association
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“How will the Cannabis Industry impact on the local economy in Germany?” Led by Valter Foschini, Architect, Art of Living International, Inc.

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the outlooks of the tender procedure in Germany? Led by Florian Rister, Vice CEO, Deutscher Hanfverband / German Cannabis Association
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“How will the Cannabis Industry impact on the local economy in Germany?” Led by Valter Foschini, Architect, Art of Living International, Inc.

12:45

Lunch With Networking

14:15

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

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

15:00

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
Spektrum Cannabis/Canopy Growth Corporation
Germany/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
Spektrum Cannabis/Canopy Growth Corporation
Germany/Canada

This session is in English

15:45

Coffee Break With Networking

16:15

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

Cannabis in a Changing World: Insights and Outlooks on the Political and Legal Situation in Germany

Heiko Mohrdiek

Hanf AG
Chairman of the Executive Board
Germany

This session is in English

Cannabis in a Changing World: Insights and Outlooks on the Political and Legal Situation in Germany

Heiko Mohrdiek

Hanf AG
Chairman of the Executive Board
Germany

This session is in English

17:00

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 Inc.

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 Inc.

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What solution for the insecurity and dissatisfaction among 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 we need to do now to make the medical Cannabis industry flourish in the EU?” Led by Dr. Pierre Debs, Managing Director, Spektrum Cannabis/Canopy Growth Corporation
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“What are the outlooks on the political and legal situation of medical Cannabis in Germany?” Led by Heiko Mohrdiek, Chairman of the Executive Board, Hanf AG

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What solution for the insecurity and dissatisfaction among 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 we need to do now to make the medical Cannabis industry flourish in the EU?” Led by Dr. Pierre Debs, Managing Director, Spektrum Cannabis/Canopy Growth Corporation
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“What are the outlooks on the political and legal situation of medical Cannabis in Germany?” Led by Heiko Mohrdiek, Chairman of the Executive Board, Hanf AG

17:45

Summary of the First Day by the Chairmen of all Streams

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

10:00

Coffee Break with Networking

10:30

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

Details will Follow

Hans Peter Kunz

Head of Finance and Services
Bio-Can
Switzerland

This session is in English

Details will Follow

Hans Peter Kunz

Head of Finance and Services
Bio-Can
Switzerland

This session is in English

11:15

Patents and Licenses in the Hemp Food Industry

Galathea Bisterfeld von Meer

Owner/Managing Director
Claremont Collection/Green Snake
Germany

This session is in English

Patents and Licenses in the Hemp Food Industry

Galathea Bisterfeld von Meer

Owner/Managing Director
Claremont Collection/Green Snake
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

Round-Table Discussions

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

“How to create and use a digital prescription system applying blockchain technology?” Led by Marguerite Arnold, Founder, MedPayRx
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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 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 to create and use a digital prescription system applying blockchain technology?” Led by Marguerite Arnold, Founder, MedPayRx
-----
“What are the different marketing and distribution models for medical Cannabis?” Led by Hendrik Knopp, Managing Director, Nuuvera
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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:

“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:

“What skills, investment and expertise are required to run a Cannabis business with success?” Led by Bryan Ebstyne, Founder, Leaph

12:45

Lunch With Networking

14:15

CBD Products, Their Use and What is Beyond?

Ben Ward

CEO
Maricann Group
Canada

This session is in English

15:00

CBD - From Farm to End Production

Joscha Krauss

CEO
MH medical hemp
Germany

This session is in English

15:45

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 Inc

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 Inc

16:30

Conference Summary with Coffee and Networking - End of the Conference

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Location

Metro station "Industriehof" (U6 and U7)
From Central Station:
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.

From the airport:
The lines S8 and S9 run from the airport to the main train station. 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.

Parking: You can park your car in the hotel's own underground car parking or right in the hotel courtyard for a daily charge of €15,00. If the parking area from the Flemings Conference Hotel is full, we recommend as an alternative the parking area „Brentanobad“, Rödelheimer Parkweg, 60489 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Book your accommodation at the Fleming's Conference Hotel, with the special event rate for a double room for single use for €125,00 per room/night incl. breakfast, available with the event code CBE18 until July 29th. More information: +49 69 5060400, frankfurt.conference@flemings-hotels.com.

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