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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 Italy
  • Business development
  • Market development and Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

9:00

Introduction by manetch

9:15

The Path of Medicinal Cannabis in Italy: Distribution Chain and New Market Opportunities

Giacomo Negro

Managing Director
FL Group
Italy

This session is in English

9:45

You Know Intelligence When You See It

Marc Ferguson

CEO
Hungry Planet Intelligence
Texas, United States

This session is in English

You Know Intelligence When You See It

Marc Ferguson

CEO
Hungry Planet Intelligence
Texas, United States

This session is in English

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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Medical Cannabis: A Canadian Consumer Perspective

Pat Pellegrini

President & CEO
Vividata
Canada

This session is in English

Medical Cannabis: A Canadian Consumer Perspective

Pat Pellegrini

President & CEO
Vividata
Canada

This session is in English

11:30

5 Key Factors for Cultivation Start-ups

Ryan Douglas

Cannabis Growth Consultant
Ryan Douglas Cultivation, LLC
Colombia

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:

"Is Machine Intelligence the future of farming?"
Led by Marc Ferguson, Hungry Planet Intelligence, US
----
“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?"
Led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada

Round-Table Discussions

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

"Is Machine Intelligence the future of farming?"
Led by Marc Ferguson, Hungry Planet Intelligence, US
----
“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?"
Led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada

12:45

Lunch with Networking

14:15

The Importance of Securing Infrastructure in Emerging Markets - the Italian Case

Olivier Dufourmantelle

Chief Operating Officer
Canopy Rivers
Canada

This session is in English

14:45

The CBD Market in Italy

Sergio Martines

CEO
Canapar
Canada

This session is in English

15:15

Traceability and Compliance in the Cannabis Industry: Preparing for International Import and Export

John Prentice

President and CEO
Ample Organics
Canada

This session is in English

15:45

Round-Table Discussions

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

"What are the key points to consider for strategic infrastructure investments in emerging markets?"
Led by Oliver Dufourmantelle, Canopy Rivers, Canada
----
"Hemp and the Italian business opportunity"
Led by Sergio Martines, Canapar, Canada
----
"How do you prepare for international imports and exports in emerging markets?"
Led by John Prentice, Ample Organics, Canada

Round-Table Discussions

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

"What are the key points to consider for strategic infrastructure investments in emerging markets?"
Led by Oliver Dufourmantelle, Canopy Rivers, Canada
----
"Hemp and the Italian business opportunity"
Led by Sergio Martines, Canapar, Canada
----
"How do you prepare for international imports and exports in emerging markets?"
Led by John Prentice, Ample Organics, Canada

16:30

Coffee Break with Networking

17:00

Producing Medical Cannabis in Italy - Ten Years of Developments and Regulatory Challenges. A case study.

Gianpaolo Grassi

First Researcher
CREA-CI
Italy

This session is in English

Producing Medical Cannabis in Italy - Ten Years of Developments and Regulatory Challenges. A case study.

Gianpaolo Grassi

First Researcher
CREA-CI
Italy

This session is in English

The Challenges of Unlocking North American Capital and Expertise for the Italian Market

Paolo Quattrocchi

Partner at NCTM Law Firm
Director at Centro Studi Italia Canada
Italy

This session is in English

The Challenges of Unlocking North American Capital and Expertise for the Italian Market

Paolo Quattrocchi

Partner at NCTM Law Firm
Director at Centro Studi Italia Canada
Italy

This session is in English

17:30

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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Supply and Demand Issues for Medical Cannabis in the Italian Market

Dr. Marco Ternelli

CEO
Farmagalenica
Italy

This session is in English

Supply and Demand Issues for Medical Cannabis in the Italian Market

Dr. Marco Ternelli

CEO
Farmagalenica
Italy

This session is in English

18:00

Industrial Hemp in Europe: Outlook, Potential and Challenges of a Resurging Industry

Rachele Invernizzi

CEO at South Hemp Tecno
Board Member at EIHA (European Industrial Hemp Association)
Italy

This session is in English

18:30

Round-Table Discussions

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

"What are the tools and solutions available to optimize indoor grows in Italy?"
Led by Gianpaolo Grassi, CREA-CI, Italy
----
"What does moving capitals into Italy entail?"
Led by Paolo Quattrocchi, NCTM, Italy
----
"How can the needs of the Italian Medical Cannabis market be addressed?"
Led by Marco Ternelli, Farmagalenica, Italy
----
"Italy: optimal conditions for Hemp cultivation?"
Led by Rachele Invernizzi, South Hemp Tecno, Italy

Round-Table Discussions

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

"What are the tools and solutions available to optimize indoor grows in Italy?"
Led by Gianpaolo Grassi, CREA-CI, Italy
----
"What does moving capitals into Italy entail?"
Led by Paolo Quattrocchi, NCTM, Italy
----
"How can the needs of the Italian Medical Cannabis market be addressed?"
Led by Marco Ternelli, Farmagalenica, Italy
----
"Italy: optimal conditions for Hemp cultivation?"
Led by Rachele Invernizzi, South Hemp Tecno, Italy

19:15

Summary of the First Day of the Conference

19:30

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17TH

9:00

Introduction by manetch

9:15

Sara Cunial

Member of Parliament
Chamber of Deputies
Italy

Evolution of the Legal Framework in Italy: a Look to the Future

This session is in English
Matteo Mantero

Member of Parliament
Senate of the Republic
Italy

9:45

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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"Light" Cannabis : a Global Phenomenon

Luca Marola

Founder and Chairman
Easyjoint Project
Italy

This session is in English

"Light" Cannabis : a Global Phenomenon

Luca Marola

Founder and Chairman
Easyjoint Project
Italy

This session is in English

10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

Cannabis Based Consumer Goods - the European Genesis

Constantin Marakhov

CEO
Tellement Facile
Switzerland

This session is in English

11:15

CBD and its Place in the Wider Cannabis Sector: How will Growth of the Global CBD Sector fit within the Opening of Recreational and Medical Cannabis Markets?

Tim Phillips

Managing Director
CBD-Intel
Spain

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:

"Is Light Cannabis a viable long-term investment?"
Led by Luca Marola, Easyjoint, Italy
----
"How can we overcome stigmas attached to cannabis consumer goods?"
Led by Constantin Marakhov, Hempfy, Switzerland
----
"What is the future for the CBD category in Europe and Worldwide?"
Led by Tim Phillips, CBD-Intel, Spain

Round-Table Discussions

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

"Is Light Cannabis a viable long-term investment?"
Led by Luca Marola, Easyjoint, Italy
----
"How can we overcome stigmas attached to cannabis consumer goods?"
Led by Constantin Marakhov, Hempfy, Switzerland
----
"What is the future for the CBD category in Europe and Worldwide?"
Led by Tim Phillips, CBD-Intel, Spain

12:30

Lunch with Networking

14:00

Thrive Inside the Box: How to Develop Successful and Profitable Cannabis and CBD Brands in Heavily Regulated Markets

Jenn Larry

President
CBD Strategy Group
Canada

This session is in English

14:30

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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15:00

Details will follow soon

Avihu Tamir

CEO
Kanabo Research
Israel

This session is in English

15:30

Pharmacological and Methodological Issues of the Cannabinoids Analysis in Italy

Antonio D'Avolio

CEO at CoQua Lab
Prof. of Pharmacology at University of Turin
Italy

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

"How do you hit the ground running when creating a CBD brand?"
Led by Jenn Larry, CBD Strategy Group, Canada
----
"What are the cannabinoids analysis tools available to growers, distributors, and consumers?"
Led by Antonio D'Avolio, CoQua Lab, Italy

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How do you hit the ground running when creating a CBD brand?"
Led by Jenn Larry, CBD Strategy Group, Canada
----
"What are the cannabinoids analysis tools available to growers, distributors, and consumers?"
Led by Antonio D'Avolio, CoQua Lab, Italy

17:00

End of the Conference with Coffee and Networking

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