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.
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.
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.
Dr Marcus Schmidt is Director of Chemicals and Healthcare at Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI). He is a strategic adviser to corporations seeking international expansion opportunities with focus on medical technology, new materials, and chemicals. Marcus plays a key role is helping North American cannabis companies who wish to supply the medical cannabis market establish a presence in Germany.
Paul is a criminologist and addiction specialist with nine years experience working in the drug treatment sector. During this time he managed services, delivered bespoke addiction training programmes for the public sector and lectured at Universities. Alongside his Volteface work, Paul is a Director at Drugs and Me, a social enterprise that provides services centered around drug harm reduction.
"Matei Olaru is the CEO of Lift Co., Canada's leading cannabis media,
technology and product platform. A corporate lawyer and consultant by trade, Matei
practiced law for the cannabis industry working with the Marihuana for Medical
Purposes Regulations (MMPR) before joining Lift in 2016. Prior to that, Matei helped
advise governments on business and investment policy as a consultant with the World
Bank (IFC). He holds a law degree and a business degree, and has studied internationally
in Italy and Singapore."
Narbé Alexandrian’s experience working in the most cutting-edge technology companies, as well as his background in financial consulting, brought him to Canopy Rivers, where he acts as President and CEO. Narbé is also a university instructor where he shares his knowledge to undergraduate and MBA students.
Michael Garbuz is co-founder and President of Materia Venturesa. As a corporate lawyer and business strategist, who founded Vision Advisory Inc. in 2018. Prior to founding Materia Ventures, Michael founded Vision Advisory, a corporate advisory ad investment firm. He also held a corporate strategy and legal counsel role with Origin House (CSE:OH) (formerly, CannaRoyalty) and was a founding shareholder and advisor of Trichome Financial.
Lone Krogsbøll manages Medical Cannabis Fyn, a cluster connecting the industry, suppliers, science and research within medical cannabis, to ensure growth in the sector, and make the most of Denmark’s position as European frontrunner.
Stephen is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Prohibition Partners, the leading source of intelligence and insights into the European cannabis industry and Co-Founder of Cannabis Europa, Europe’s premier medical cannabis conference. Stephen is also Co-Founder & Director of NOBL, a global leader in cannabis data, events and media, managing a portfolio of some of the best-known brands in the industry. With a background in technology, digital media and corporate finance, Stephen works with investors, entrepreneurs and regulators to identify, qualify and maximise the opportunities in this emerging frontier.