Testimonials

"Ben and I found the two days incredibly valuable and we were very happy to be a part of it."

Graham Farrell, Director, Investor Relations and Ben Ward, CEO, Wayland/Maricann Group

" Our VP Business Development was very impressed with the networking opportunities at the conference."

Debra Senger, Founder and CEO, PhyeinMed

"The conference was fantastic! There were lots of B2B relationships and I encourage anyone to attend."

Mark Lewis, President, Napro Research

How It Works

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
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
  • Legalisation in France
  • Business development
  • Market development and Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Agenda

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9TH

9:00

Introduction by manetch

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: How will the Cannabis Business look like in the next two Years?

Edward Collins

Global Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Cannabis Compliance
Canada

This session is in English

10:00

Coffee Break with Networking

10:30

Details will follow soon

Andres Fajardo

Chairman
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

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

12:00

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: How will the cannabis business look like in the next two years?” , led by Edward Collins, Cannabis Compliance, Canada
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“What lessons can be learned from the CBD industry across the Atlantic?” , led by Joanna Weaver, Be Cann, France
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“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

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
-----
“International Expansion: How will the cannabis business look like in the next two years?” , led by Edward Collins, Cannabis Compliance, Canada
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“What lessons can be learned from the CBD industry across the Atlantic?” , led by Joanna Weaver, Be Cann, France
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“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

12:45

Lunch with Networking

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

Coffee Break with Networking

15:45

Communicating on Hemp Products in France

Florent Buffière

Co-Founder & Responsible Communication
Norml France
France

This session is in English

16:15

Outlook and Insights from the CBD market in Europe

This session is in English

16:45

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What lessons can an emerging market like France learn from Australia?” , led by Fleta Solomon, Little Green Pharma, Australia
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“What particularities have to be considered when communicating on hemp products in France?” , 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

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What lessons can an emerging market like France learn from Australia?” , led by Fleta Solomon, Little Green Pharma, Australia
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“What particularities have to be considered when communicating on hemp products in France?” , 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

17:30

A Global Approach to New and Emerging Cannabis Markets

This session is in English

18:45

Summary of the First Day of the Conference

19:00

Evening Reception with Sparkling Wine, 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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10TH

8:45

Introduction by manetch

9:00

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

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

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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

How to Create a Scalable Cannabis Business

Lynn Honderd

CEO and Founder
Mary's Medicinals
Denver, Colorado

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 and Kenzi Riboulet, 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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“How do you successfully scale your cannabis business for national and global expansion?” , led by Lynn Honderd, Mary’s Medicinals, Denver, Colorado

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 and Kenzi Riboulet, FAAAT, France
-----
“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?" Led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada
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“How do you successfully scale your cannabis business for national and global expansion?” , led by Lynn Honderd, Mary’s Medicinals, Denver, Colorado

12:30

Lunch with Networking

14:00

Building a Cannabis Brand in France: Challenges and Particularities

Laure Bouguen

CEO & Founder
HO KARAN
France

This session is in English

14:30

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

João Gama

Partner
Gama Glória
Portugal

This session is in English

15:00

The Winners and Losers of the Global Cannabis Industry

Tamir Gedo

CEO
BOLPharma
Israel

This session is in English

15:30

Details will follow soon

Ingrid Metton

Lawyer
Cabinet Metton
France

This session is in English

16:00

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the challenges and particularities of building a cannabis brand in France?” , led by Laure Bouguen, Ho Karan, France
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“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

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What are the challenges and particularities of building a cannabis brand in France?” , led by Laure Bouguen, Ho Karan, France
-----
“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

16:45

End of the Conference with Coffee and Networking

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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 to and from Paris via RER B. The free Black Line shuttle service available from airport Terminals 2 and 3 stops in front of the venue.

CHARLES DE GAULLE at 3km / 1.86 miles - Shuttle free
TGV CDG AIRPORT at 3km / 1.86 miles
GPS : 48.998928, 2.517808

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