Explore our speakers. Cannabis Europa showcases the biggest names in the cannabis industry. Join the leading voices from the worlds of European politics, pharmaceuticals, professional services and industry.

Upcoming Events – Speakers Toronto 2019:

Chuck Rifici

Chuck Rifici

Nesta Co.

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.

Latham French

Latham French

Department of International Trade

Latham French is an international trade and investment specialist at the UK Department of International Trade. He advises Canadian companies...

Jasmin Thomas

Jasmin Thomas

Ohana CBD

Jasmin Thomas is the founder of Ohana CBD, a vegan, functional and CBD-infused skincare company. Ohana products are 100% natural...

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

Vanguard

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.

Andrew Pucher

Andrew Pucher

Tilray

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.

Emmanuelle Fontaine Domeizel

Emmanuelle Fontaine Domeizel

French National Assembly

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.

George	McBride

George McBride

Hanway Associates

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.

Stephen Murphy

Stephen Murphy

NOBL Group

Stephen Murphy is Co-Founder & CEO of NOBL Group, a global leader in cannabis data and media. Stephen is also Co-Founder of Prohibition Partners, the leading source of intelligence and insights into the European cannabis industry. He is also Co-Founder of Cannabis Europa.

Upcoming Events – Speakers New York 2019:

George	McBride

George McBride

Hanway Associates

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.

Rod Stephan

Rod Stephan

Altitude Investment Management

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.

Kyle Detwiler

Kyle Detwiler

Northern Swan

Kyle Detwiler is the CEO of Northern Swan, a multinational organisation in the federally-legal cannabis industry. Areas of operation include Colombia, Portugal, the US, Germany, Canada and the UK. Previously, Detwiler co-founded Silver Swan Capital, was a Principal at Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Fund, and was a member of the private equity practice at KKR, focusing on natural resources and healthcare.

Narbe Alexandrian

Narbe Alexandrian

Canopy Rivers

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.

Pierre Vannineuse

Pierre Vannineuse

Alpha Blue Ocean

Pierre Vannineuse is the founder and CEO of Alpha Blue Ocean and manages the investment strategy of the firm. Before Blue Ocean, Pierre was founder and CEO of the family office Bracknor. He started his career in the energy industry, at the Finance department of the world renown oil company Total, before moving on to M&As at Engie.

Antonio Costanzo

Antonio Costanzo

EMMAC Life Sciences

Antonio Costanzo is the CEO and co-founder of EMMAC Life Sciences Group, a UK medical cannabis company a leading European...

Latham French

Latham French

Department of International Trade

Latham French is an international trade and investment specialist at the UK Department of International Trade. He advises Canadian companies...

Gaurav	Jain

Gaurav Jain

Barclays Investment Bank

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.

Past Events:

Sir Norman Lamb

Sir Norman Lamb

MP, PARLIAMENT OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

Sir Norman Lamb has been the Liberal Democrat MP for North Norfolk since 2001.

Tahira Rehmatullah

Tahira Rehmatullah

MTECH ACQUISITION CORP

Tahira serves as Executive Director of Hypur Ventures, Partner at Ceylon Solutions, and CFO of MTech Acquisition Corp.

Andrew Neil

Andrew Neil

PRESS HOLDINGS MEDIA GROUP

Andrew Neil is a publisher, broadcaster and company chairman working out all over the world.

Steph Sherer

Steph Sherer

ICCI's Director of Innovations

Steph Sherer is ICCI's Director of Innovations, founder and Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access.

Navdeep Dhaliwal

Navdeep Dhaliwal

THE SUPREME CANNABIS COMPANY, INC.

Navdeep Dhaliwal is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of The Supreme Cannabis Company, Inc.

Eileen Burbidge

Eileen Burbidge

PASSION CAPITAL

Eileen Burbidge is a Partner at Passion Capital, the preeminent early-stage technology venture fund based in London.

George Kruis

George Kruis

FOURFIVECBD & ENGLAND'S INTERNATIONAL RUGBY TEAM

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.

Ricardo Baptista Leite

Ricardo Baptista Leite

MP, PARLIAMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF PORTUGAL

Dr. Ricardo Baptista Leite is a medical doctor and Member of Parliament in Portugal.

Bardhyl Dauti

Bardhyl Dauti

GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA

Bardhyl Dauti, Ph.D. – is a minister without portfolio in the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Andrea Paine

Andrea Paine

AURORA

Andrea Paine is National Director of Government Relations at Aurora Cannabis.

Vivien Azer

Vivien Azer

COWEN INC.

Vivien Azer is a Cowen managing director and senior research analyst specialising in the beverage, tobacco, and cannabis sectors.

Delano Seiveright

Delano Seiveright

JAMAICAN CANNABIS LICENSING AUTHORITY

Delano Seiveright is Senior Advisor and Tourism Communications Strategist to Jamaica’s Government and a leading Cannabis law reform advocate.

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