Investment Manager at Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Prytz helps Canadian and US businesses establish their presence in the Danish market. His knowledge of regulatory frameworks in a European/Danish context has been instrumental in attracting international medical cannabis companies to Denmark.
Axel Bernabe is Assistant Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, overseeing legal and policy deliberations in the health portfolio. As part of his responsibilities, he oversees the implementation of all initiatives related to medical, hemp, and adult-use cannabis. Over the last four years he has supervised the expansion of the medical program and the launch of the State's hemp program. Axel is also responsible for driving the administration's proposal for comprehensive regulation of all segments of the cannabis economy, including the creation of a new Office of Cannabis Management that would permit the implementation of an adult-use program.
Natalie is a journalist based in Washington, DC. She has reported on cannabis policy and elections, and has a special interest in the way that federal policy affects rural communities, being from one herself.
Founder of a venture fund investing in early-stage vice companies, Catharine Dockery works in areas where investors have traditionally been less inclined to venture, including cannabis. Vice Ventures has big-name backers, including investor Bradley Tuk and Marc Andreessen, the entrepreneur and cofounder of esteemed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz.
Latham French is an international trade and investment specialist at the UK Department of International Trade. He advises Canadian companies as they look to invest and grow in the UK. The sectors he focuses on are advanced engineering, life sciences, automotive, retail, energy, renewables, and food & drinks.
Gaurav Jain is a consumer analyst at Barclays in London where he covers global tobacco and cannabis sectors. With extensive experience in global consumer and TMT sectors, as well as in working across three continents, Gaurav is dedicated to advancing stakeholder's interests by applying systematic thinking to investement opportunities.
A veteran policy advisor, Lorenza Romanese has led the European Industrial Hemp Association's efforts in Brussels since February 2019 and is a global thought leader on the benefits of hemp. She works with MEPs to propose hemp reforms to the EU.
Alexandra is Founder and CEO of the first ever company to export the Jamaican medical cannabis flower internationally, Jacana. She’s one of the sector’s most pioneering business leaders and has forged a global company across Europe, North America and the Caribbean.
Nicholas Vita used his over 25 years of expertise serving in the investment, corporate leadership and strategic advisory services to co-found, become CEO and Vice Chairman of Columbia Care, Canada’s largest fully-integrated medical cannabis company.
George McBride is CEO of Hanway Associates, and co-founder of Cannabis Europa and First Wednesdays. As CEO of Hanway Associates he provides commercial advisory services to companies navigating the nascent European cannabis sector.
Founder of one of the world’s most popular edible alcohol brands, Smith & Sinclair, Melanie Goldsmith has built an empire based on ‘eating your drink’. From alcoholic pastilles to spiked sherbet, she’s built a global company based on the principles of innovation and disruption.
Hannah Skingle is Chief Operating Officer of European Cannabis licensing and regulation at one of Europe’s leading CBD companies, Dragonfly Biosciences. She’s an expert at the forefront of creating new policies and setting industry standards.
Antonio Costanzo is the CEO and co-founder of EMMAC Life Sciences Group, a UK medical cannabis company a leading European cannabis company. Before EMMAC, Antonio was Head of International Development at Nuuvera a publicly-listed Canadian cannabis corporation. Prior to focusing on the cannabis industry, he was Head of Public Policy and Government Relations at Uber....
Roderick Stephan is a founding partner of Altitude Investment Management LLC, a cannabis investment management company overseeing investments in more than 20 cannabis companies. Altitude manages two global cannabis funds and recently opened a London office and European platform to focus on European CBD/wellness and medical cannabis investment opportunities.
George Kruis is a professional rugby player. He’s a British Lion, a seasoned international, and has made over 150 appearances for Saracens, winning 2 European titles and 3 Premiership trophies. Now, he’s founder of CBD company, fourfivecbd, and is spreading the word about the benefits of CBD for maintaining an active lifestyle.
Laure Bouguen is the founder of HO KARAN, the first cannabis beauty brand in France. Laure's goal is to spread the virtues of cannabis to everyone. The brand is stocked by big retailers such as Sephora and Nature & Découvertes.
Jeanne is an investor, advisor and speaker delivering new ideas to entrepreneurs, and is a fierce advocate for cannabis reform. Sheone of Business Insiders ‘rising stars’ and is an active investment manager with the Arcview Group, an organisation with more than 600+ investors who have invested more than $250 million into the cannabis sectors.
Marion is Head of the Medical Cannabis activity within Malta Enterprise, Malta’s economic development corporation. She supports the rollout of new medical cannabis ecosystems in Malta with major stakeholders.
Since founding his first £1m+ revenue business aged 24, Jon has gone on to successfully exit a strategic consultancy, and a CBD oils company. Co-founding a market leading online education platform, The Academy of Medical Cannabis, was the catalyst to securing a Partner role at European Cannabis Fund, ECH. Currently Jon is Group Managing Director at LYPHE GROUP with a portfolio of 6 cannabis companies.
Matt Anderson is the founder and CEO of Vanguard Scientific Systems, a leader in the processing, extraction and active-ingredient manufacturing of natural botanicals. Matt is delivering a global network of integrated systems and solutions through partnerships to meet the processing needs of the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp industries.