Emmanuelle Fontaine Domeizel is a member of the French National Assembly and sits on the Social Affairs Committee. With 20 years' experience nursing, she has specific interests in health, pensions and disability issues. She has advocated for medical cannabis in the Assembly. Her understanding of the French political landscape and medical expertise have pushed her to take a particular interest in the question of medical cannabis, at a time when France is implementing a trial for providing access to patients.
Vanmala Subramaniam is a trilingual business/investigative journalist with almost a decade of experience storytelling for television, radio and print. She began her coverage of the cannabis industry in late 2016 as the Money & Economics Editor for VICE Canada and became the Financial Post's designated cannabis reporter last September.
Danish politician and MP for the Liberal party, Jane Heitmann is a vocal supporter of the medical cannabis reform in Denmark. She supports the medical cannabis pilot, emphasising the benefits it brings to patients, health professionals and agriculture.
Chuck Rifici is a pioneer of the North American cannabis industry having created and managed opportunities that have positively impacted the Canadian landscape. Chuck is the Founder and CEO of Nesta Holding Co., a private equity firm that creates wide ranging partnerships and brands within the cannabis industry, and, Chairman of Auxly Cannabis Group, a platform spanning the entire cannabis value-chain, minimizing risk while simultaneously maximizing exposure to multiple, geographically-diverse cannabis companies through a single source. Chuck is also known for having co-founded Canopy Growth Corporation.
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.
Lyndon is a Jersey Senator involved with the granting of a licence to Jersey farmers in August 2019 permitting them to harvest hemp flowers for cannabis oil. Jersey became the first place in the British and Irish Isles to grant such a licence.
Andrew leads Tilray’s corporate development function, including the team that is responsible for M&A and corporate investments. Previously he worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and most recently served as Head of Canadian Diversified Investment Banking, which included coverage of the Canadian cannabis industry.
Senior Vice President of Harvest One Cannabis, Will Stewart, has spent almost 20 years in public affairs in Canada and was once Chief of Staff to a cabinet minister in Ontario. He has experience consulting for some of Canada’s largest entities, including legal cannabis companies.
Co-founder and CEO of Canadian medical cannabis licensed producer, Atlas Growers, Sheldon knows how to build and scale companies in tightly-regulated markets. He’s an entrepreneur with a wealth of experience operating production and distribution in government-controlled industries.
The female-led business launched in 2015 by city banker turned entrepreneur Rebekah Hall, Botanic Lab is changing the social drinking landscape and rewriting the rulebook on stereotypical ‘health drinks’.
Rami Chalabi is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Business Law Group in Toronto and a key member of the firm’s national Cannabis Group. His expertise in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances make Rami an expert in guiding businesses into the cannabis sector.
Louis Barré runs a global fund which focuses solely on cannabis companies. He helps international cannabis entrepreneurs, investors, clinical practitioners, regulators, researchers, universities, licenced producers, multinationals and business start-ups scale their businesses to international success.
Angus Whiteman is a Global Business Development Director at G4S International Logistics, a firm specialised in moving and securing high value commodities such as money, art, etc. In an industry where cannabis falls in the category of high calue commodities, the input of firms like G4Si is key in understanding the European transport and logistics infrastruscture.
Rade Kovacevic is the President of the Canopy Growth Corporation and is responsible for Canopy Growth's Canadian strategy and ensuring full coordination among operations. Rade is also a Co-Founder and former President of the Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries and a Co-Founder and former Advocacy Committee Chair of the Canadian Medical Cannabis Industry Association.
Sony Gokhale is General Counsel and Regulatory Affairs at The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc. and oversees all legal and regulatory functions for the company, including licensing matters, regulatory affairs, marketing and sales and strategic investments. Before Supreme, Sony was a senior member of the Commercial and Technology group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP, and a member of BlackBerry’s legal team.
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.
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.
Jasmin Thomas is the founder of Ohana CBD, a vegan, functional and CBD-infused skincare company. Ohana products are 100% natural and contain unique formulations that combine powerful plant properties that serve the skin, from seed to self. Jasmin was diagnosed with MS in 2015. She started using cannabis to alleviate various frustrating symptoms of her...
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 and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access, and a founding member of International Medical Cannabis Patients Coalition (IMCPC). Steph has become the foremost international leader and expert on medical cannabis patient advocacy and, alongside the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), has created the first industry standards in the areas of Distribution, Cultivation, Analytics, and Manufacturing, Packaging, and Labeling.