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

Agenda

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

9:00

No Chairman Yet

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Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Ron Lipsky

VP of Business Development & International Relations
MGC Pharma
Australia

This session is in English

Introduction of the Chairman by manetch

Ron Lipsky

VP of Business Development & International Relations
MGC Pharma
Australia

This session is in English

9:15

European and National Regulations for Medical Cannabis: Market Penetration across the UK, Spain, Germany and Italy

Antonio Costanzo

CEO
Emmac Life Sciences
UK

This session is in English

9:45

Choosing the Right Distribution Channel

Luca Fiorentino

CEO
Cannabidiol Distribution
Italy

This session is in English

10:00

CLINN: Cannabis as a Paradigm of Personalized Medicine

Marco Bertolotto

Director of Pain Clinic
ASL 2 Liguria, Santa Corona Hospital
Italy

This session is in English

10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

How to Rapidly Launch Cultivation in New Markets

Ryan Douglas

Cannabis Growth Consultant
Ryan Douglas Cultivation
Colombia

This session is in English

How to Rapidly Launch Cultivation in New Markets

Ryan Douglas

Cannabis Growth Consultant
Ryan Douglas Cultivation
Colombia

This session is in English

11:15

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

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

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

Giacomo Negro

Managing Director
FL Group
Italy

This session is in English

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

Giacomo Negro

Managing Director
FL Group
Italy

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 to ensure your investment in a cultivation start-up will be a success"
Led by Ryan Douglas, Ryan Douglas Cultivation LLC, Colombia
----
"Is Machine Intelligence the future of farming?"
Led by Marc Ferguson, Hungry Planet Intelligence, US

Round-Table Discussions

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

"How to ensure your investment in a cultivation start-up will be a success"
Led by Ryan Douglas, Ryan Douglas Cultivation LLC, Colombia
----
"Is Machine Intelligence the future of farming?"
Led by Marc Ferguson, Hungry Planet Intelligence, US

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?"
Led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada
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"Navigating European Regulations and National Standards"
Led by Antonio Costanzo, Emmac Life Sciences, UK
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"The Medicinal Cannabis Distribution Chain"
Led by Giacomo Negro, FL Group, Italy

Round-Table Discussions

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

“What can we conclude from the most comprehensive Cannabis consumer study in Canada?"
Led by Pat Pellegrini, Vividata, Canada
----
"Navigating European Regulations and National Standards"
Led by Antonio Costanzo, Emmac Life Sciences, UK
----
"The Medicinal Cannabis Distribution Chain"
Led by Giacomo Negro, FL Group, Italy

12:45

Lunch with Networking

14:15

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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

Olivier Dufourmantelle

Chief Operating Officer
Canopy Rivers
Canada

This session is in English

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

No Speaker Yet

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No Speaker Yet

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The CBD Market in Italy

Sergio Martines

CEO
Canapar
Canada

This session is in English

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

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

Global Industry Update: Risks and Opportunities

Giadha Aguirre de Carcer

CEO & Founder
New Frontier Data
Washington D.C., United States

This session is in English

Global Industry Update: Risks and Opportunities

Giadha Aguirre de Carcer

CEO & Founder
New Frontier Data
Washington D.C., United States

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 Olivier Dufourmantelle, Canopy Rivers, Canada
----
"Hemp and the Italian business opportunity"
Led by Sergio Martines, Canapar, Canada
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"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 Olivier 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

Gianpaolo Grassi

First Researcher
CREA-CI
Italy

This session is in English

Producing Medical Cannabis in Italy - Ten Years of Developments and Regulatory Challenges

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

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

Creating New Market Opportunities with Medical Cannabis / Endocannabinoid System Education Programs

Viola Brugnatelli

CEO and Science Director
Cannabiscienza
Italy

This session is in English

Creating New Market Opportunities with Medical Cannabis / Endocannabinoid System Education Programs

Viola Brugnatelli

CEO and Science Director
Cannabiscienza
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?"
Led by Gianpaolo Grassi, CREA-CI, Italy
----
"What does moving capital 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
----
"How can education programs open new market opportunities?"
Led by Viola Brugnatelli, Cannabiscienza, 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?"
Led by Gianpaolo Grassi, CREA-CI, Italy
----
"What does moving capital 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
----
"How can education programs open new market opportunities?"
Led by Viola Brugnatelli, Cannabiscienza, Italy

19:15

Summary of the First Day of the Conference

19:30

Evening Reception Sponsored by Bio Hemp Trade 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

Standardization, Harmonization and Education in Medicinal Cannabis

Tjalling Erkelens

CEO/Founder
Bedrocan International
The Netherlands

This session is in English

10:15

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45

Medicalization of Cannabis products: The Story of Medical Vaporization in the Cannabis Industry

Avihu Tamir

CEO
Kanabo Research
Israel

This session is in English

Medicalization of Cannabis products: The Story of Medical Vaporization in the Cannabis Industry

Avihu Tamir

CEO
Kanabo Research
Israel

This session is in English

Cannabis Based Consumer Goods - the European Genesis

Constantin Marakhov

CEO
Hempfy
Switzerland

This session is in English

Cannabis Based Consumer Goods - the European Genesis

Constantin Marakhov

CEO
Hempfy
Switzerland

This session is in English

11:15

"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

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

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:

"Why is standardisation, harmonisation, and education so important in Medicinal Cannabis?"
Led by Tjalling Erkelens, Bedrocan, The Netherlands
----
"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
----
"Not all vapes are created equal: where is vaporization heading?"
Led by Avihu Tamir, Kanabo Research, Israel
----
"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:

"Why is standardisation, harmonisation, and education so important in Medicinal Cannabis?"
Led by Tjalling Erkelens, Bedrocan, The Netherlands
----
"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
----
"Not all vapes are created equal: where is vaporization heading?"
Led by Avihu Tamir, Kanabo Research, Israel
----
"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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15:30

Pharmacological and Methodological Issues of the Cannabinoids Analysis

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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