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Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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Best Practices from Production to Distribution, Regulation and Business Strategy
Target Group

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

Key Topics
  • Legalization in France
  • Business development
  • Market development and Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Manufacturing and Cultivation best practices
  • New industry developments

Agenda

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH

9:00

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Pat Pellegrini

President & CEO
Vividata
Canada

This session is in English

9:15

Medical Cannabis and CBD: The French Paradox

Sébastien Béguerie

CEO and Founder
AlphaCAT
France

This session is in English

9:45

International Expansion & Partnerships - What We Can Learn from the Canadian Market

Brennan Kerr

Director Business Development
Cannabis Compliance
Canada

This session is in English

10:00

Coffee Break with Networking

10:30

How Colombia is Revolutionizing the Global Cannabis Industry

Andres Fajardo

CEO and Co-Founder
Clever Leaves
Colombia

This session is in English

11:00

The CBD Market in France and Europe

Joanna Weaver

CEO
Be Cann
France

This session is in English

11:30

Round-Table Discussions

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

“How does the paradoxical situation of medical cannabis and CBD in France influence its development?”, led by Sébastien Béguerie, AlphaCAT, France
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“International expansion & partnerships - What can we learn from the Canadian market?”, led by Brennan Kerr, Cannabis Compliance, Canada
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"What major role plays Europe in the global expansion of the Cannabis industry?", led by Andrés Fajardo, Clever Leaves, Colombia
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“What lessons can be learned from the CBD industry across the Atlantic?”, led by Joanna Weaver, Be Cann, France

Round-Table Discussions

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

“How does the paradoxical situation of medical cannabis and CBD in France influence its development?”, led by Sébastien Béguerie, AlphaCAT, France
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“International expansion & partnerships - What can we learn from the Canadian market?”, led by Brennan Kerr, Cannabis Compliance, Canada
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"What major role plays Europe in the global expansion of the Cannabis industry?", led by Andrés Fajardo, Clever Leaves, Colombia
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“What lessons can be learned from the CBD industry across the Atlantic?”, led by Joanna Weaver, Be Cann, France

12:15

Lunch with Networking

13:45

Setting up a Legal Framework for Medical Cannabis and its Derivatives in France

Yann Bisiou

Maître de conférences, Specialist in drug law
University Paul Valéry - Montpellier III
France

This session is in English

14:15

Lessons Learnt from Australia for an Emerging Market like France

Fleta Solomon

Managing Director
Little Green Pharma
Australia

This session is in English

14:45

Standardisation, Harmonisation and Education in Medicinal Cannabis

Tjalling Erkelens

Founder & CEO
Bedrocan
The Netherlands

This session is in English

15:15

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What is the state of play of the setting up of the legal framework for medical cannabis and its derivatives in France?”, led by Yann Bisiou, University Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, France
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“What lessons can an emerging market like France learn from Australia?”, led by Fleta Solomon, Little Green Pharma, Australia
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"Why is standardisation, harmonisation, and education so important in Medicinal Cannabis?", led by Tjalling Erkelens, Bedrocan, The Netherlands

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What is the state of play of the setting up of the legal framework for medical cannabis and its derivatives in France?”, led by Yann Bisiou, University Paul Valéry - Montpellier III, France
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“What lessons can an emerging market like France learn from Australia?”, led by Fleta Solomon, Little Green Pharma, Australia
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"Why is standardisation, harmonisation, and education so important in Medicinal Cannabis?", led by Tjalling Erkelens, Bedrocan, The Netherlands

16:00

Coffee Break with Networking

16:30

The Necessity of Involvement by a Societal Based Approach in the Cannabis Laws Reform

Florent Buffière

Co-Founder - Former Board Member
NORML France
France

This session is in English

17:00

Antonin Cohen

CEO
Harmony
United Kingdom & Spain

Outlook and Insights from the CBD market in Europe

This session is in English
Laurène Tran

Executive Director
ACTIVE
France

17:30

Transferring the Italian Experience of Cannabis Light to the French Market

Luca Marola

Founder and Chairman
Easyjoint Project
Italy

This session is in English

18:00

Round-Table Discussions

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“How to include the society into the reform of the legal framework of the Cannabis laws?”, led by Florent Buffière, Norml, France
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“How do the different markets for CBD in Europe compare to each other?”, led by Antonin Cohen, Meetharmony, Spain & United Kingdom, and Laurène Tran, Active, France
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"What are the learnings for France from the Italian Cannabis Light experience?", led by Luca Marola, Easyjoint, Italy

Round-Table Discussions

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“How to include the society into the reform of the legal framework of the Cannabis laws?”, led by Florent Buffière, Norml, France
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“How do the different markets for CBD in Europe compare to each other?”, led by Antonin Cohen, Meetharmony, Spain & United Kingdom, and Laurène Tran, Active, France
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"What are the learnings for France from the Italian Cannabis Light experience?", led by Luca Marola, Easyjoint, Italy

18:45

Summary of the First Day of the Conference

19:00

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, Dinner Buffet 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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH

9:00

Introduction by manetch

9:15

Momentum in International Cannabis Policy: Opportunities to Implement Sustainable Frameworks for Cannabis after WHO Treaty Updates

Farid Ghehioueche

Head of Advocacy
FAAAT think & do tank
France

This session is in English

9:45

Medical Cannabis: A Canadian Consumer Perspective

Pat Pellegrini

President & CEO
Vividata
Canada

This session is in English

10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

France in the Connected Global Cannabis Market

Davide Fortin

Research Associate
Marijuana Policy Group
France

This session is in English

11:15

From a Canadian R&D Company to a Vertically Integrated Multinational Focusing on Pharmaceutical and Evidence Based Cannabis Products

Jens Kramer

VP Europe Operations
Avicanna
Germany

This session is in English

11:30

Understanding the European Cannabis Opportunity

Daragh Anglim

Managing Director
Prohibition Partners
Ireland

This session is in English

11:45

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the repercussions of the review of the classification of cannabis by the United Nations?”, led by Farid Ghehioueche, FAAAT, France
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“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?", led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada
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"What is the stand of France in the Connected Global Cannabis Market ?", led by Davide Fortin, Marijuana Policy Group

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the repercussions of the review of the classification of cannabis by the United Nations?”, led by Farid Ghehioueche, FAAAT, France
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“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?", led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada
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"What is the stand of France in the Connected Global Cannabis Market ?", led by Davide Fortin, Marijuana Policy Group

12:30

Lunch with Networking

13:45

Building a Cannabis Brand in France: Challenges and Particularities

Laure Bouguen

CEO & Founder
HO KARAN
France

This session is in English

14:15

Portugal Cannabis Law Overview: from Highly Regulated to Regulated Highs?

João Gama

Partner
Gama Glória
Portugal

This session is in English

14:45

CBD Regulation in France: What is the Situation?

Ingrid Metton

Attorney
Metton Law Firm
France

This session is in English

15:15

Coffee Break with Networking

15:45

The Winners and Losers of the Global Cannabis Industry

Tamir Gedo

CEO
BOLPharma
Israel

This session is in English

16:15

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the latest developments in the cannabis law in Portugal?”, led by João Gama, Gama Glória, Portugal
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“How do you use the competitive advantage of the French market?”, led by Tamir Gedo, BOLPharma, Israel
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“What is the situation and the outlook for patients in France?”, led by Ingrid Metton, Cabinet Metton, France

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the latest developments in the cannabis law in Portugal?”, led by João Gama, Gama Glória, Portugal
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“How do you use the competitive advantage of the French market?”, led by Tamir Gedo, BOLPharma, Israel
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“What is the situation and the outlook for patients in France?”, led by Ingrid Metton, Cabinet Metton, France

17:00

End of the Conference

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Hotel Novotel Roissy CDG Convention & Spa
10 Allée du Verger, 95700 Roissy-en-France, France

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Located a stone's throw from Paris Roissy CDG Airport, the conference location boasts a central location that offers easy access.

From Paris:
Highway A1 in the direction of Lille exit n°6
Follow Roissy en France / Senlis, then Roissy en France, Allée des Vergers

From Lille / Brussels:
Highway A1 in the direction of Paris exit n°6
Follow the direction of Roissy-en-France and then Roissy-en-France, Senlis At the roundabout, go forward, entrance of Roissy en France
Take the first right, Allée du Verger.

Outdoor and indoor parking (paying)

From R.E.R station at Roissypôle:
Go outside of the RER station, « Shuttles and taxis » side Take the shuttle (Black bus) for Roissy ville

From RER line B from Paris:
Leave at the station Roissy CDG1-3, and then go outside at « shuttles and taxis » area Take the shuttle (Black bus) for Roissy ville

From the Charles De Gaulle 2 TGV station:
Follow the indications for hotel shuttles
Our shuttles: bus BLACK line

The shuttle stops:
From terminal 1, take the automatic shuttle rail service « CDG Val » to Roissypôle. The CDG VAL is every 4 minutes, 24hours a day
From terminal 2, follow the direction to TGV station (between terminals 2D and 2F), Go up to level 5.
From terminal 3, go by walk to the shuttle stop located in front of Roissypôle and RER station. Our shuttles will stop at the roundabout (taxis area)

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