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      Business Panel

      What can set your company apart from all the rest? How do you minimize risk and maximize profits? How do you successfully market and grow your brand? This panel discussion and Q & A session is focused on how to grow a successful business. Whether its branding, marketing, packaging, business strategy, growth, accounting considerations or more, this panel can answer those questions from first-hand experience

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      Optimizing Profitability by minimizing energy consumption and traditional indoor grows leveraging third party financing of energy infrastructure.

      | | | Charles Miller |

      Understanding the nexus between energy consumption and maximum high quality production can be the difference between making your start up successful or falling victim to the market like many competitors. This presentation will demonstrate how to create the most efficient and effective grow space leveraging third party capital that does not reduce your equity position. By reducing your operational expenses and reducing your overall capital outlay, investment expectations are easily exceeded.

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      There’s So Much Cash! Best Practices for Securing, Automating and Managing Your Cash Handling

      | | | Shawn Kruger |

      Industrywide, its estimated that between 95 and 99% of all cannabis-related transactions are carried out in cash. There isn’t one reason why this is the case, rather it’s a trifecta of causes legal, financial and social. Until all three of those are relaxed, cash volumes will continue to pour into the cannabis space. This session will share insights into how the industry can benefit from the idea of cash automation or leveraging technology to better manage, count, and store cash.

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      How we got to now: lessons from the cannabis industry

      | | | Eric Postow |

      The cannabis industry has exploded in recent years to become one of the hottest industry sectors in the country. As more and more emerging markets come online for medicinal, adult use or some combination thereof, it is critically important for newcomers to the regulated cannabis industry to learn lessons from earlier markets. This presentation will highlight areas of opportunity and concern for new cannabis businesses.

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      THC Hunting or Plant Profile

      THC Hunting is the norm in the cannabis industry but is it best for customers and the longevity of the Plant? In-breeding in the pursuit of high THC content leads to a shallow gene pool where consumers get the same experience from genetically similar cultivars being sold under different names as well as making cannabis more vulnerable to disorders and diseases. Considering the plant’s entire profile when breeding will guarantee sustainability as well as a better end-user experience.
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      Recipe for Success: 11 Ingredients for a Great Cannabis Cultivation Start-up

      | | | Ryan Douglas |

      The success of most cultivation start-ups is made or lost in the planning phase, and 90% of cultivation problems are directly related to oversights committed long before any seeds are planted. If you plan on launching a new cultivation business soon, increase your chances of success by keeping things simple. This interactive presentation will examine 11 critical ingredients that every cannabis entrepreneur should include in their mixing bowl for start-up success.

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      Cannabis odor – Public Enemy #1

      | | | Derek Stucki |

      Odor is the industry’s biggest public-facing problem – and we are not winning. We will define the current challenge and look at the coming regulatory impact on odor control. A deep dive into why people complain about odor and why it’s complicated is next. Explore available odor control technologies and see what’s working and what’s not. Understand the science of odor elimination. Leave attendees with a clear understanding of challenges and solutions around cannabis odor.

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      Cannabis Tax and Business Challenges

      | | | Mitzi Keating |

      In this seminar you will learn from operators in more mature markets regarding the common challenges, tax challenges, cash flow challenges and other aspects of the industry that you may not be aware of prior to entering this industry. We will discuss 280E, tax structures, and common business pitfalls that you will likely encounter in this industry. Learn from other mature markets as to how to navigate the unique industry impacts that will impact you.

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      5 Keys For Raising Capital in Cannabis, CBD, & Hemp

      Cannabis is a capital-intensive game. Get inside the head of an investor to understand the due diligence they do before investing in your comapny. We will go from a novice in raising capital to expert in 1 hour. Going forward, investors will be much more demanding of cannabis, CBD, & Hemp startups. They expect better internal controls and better accounting policies & procedures. Investors want to see plans for their audit trail.

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      Technology in the Cannabis Packaging Space

      | | | John Hartsell |
      Supply chain issues are some of the hardest challenges for businesses to overcome today. In the highly regulated cannabis industry, these difficulties are augmented due to state-by-state laws, the fluctuation in organic cannabis matter over time, and the complexities of compliance regulations. However, early planning, coupled with the right technology and automation, can help businesses navigate the cannabis supply chain effectively. Attendees will learn how to develop a sophisticated logistics plan to mitigate risk and propel operations forward. A comprehensive overview of the different types of technologies available and how to integrate them into an operation’s seed-to-sale processes to ensure both quality and compliance will also be covered, including the impact of state weights and measures laws.
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      Correlating Cannabis & Culinary Arts

      | | | Jazmine Moore |

      An Analysis of CBD & Gut Health Chef, Crohn’s survivor Jazmine Moore of Green Panther Chef. Over 70% of Americans suffer from a gastrointestinal problem or Cannabinoids have a direct correlation with gut health and overall health.

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      Cannabinoid Medicine: Knowing the Health Benefits for Your B2B Clients

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      There are endless CBD companies for your clients to choose from. So how do you influence them to buy your product? Know the medical information that makes your product stand out. This presentation will delve into the health benefits of cannabinoids and terpenes to better assist your clients in choosing and creating cannabinoid products.

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      No One Grows Alone: The Sales Approach that Can Save Cannabis Business

      While the stigma around cannabis is breaking, the stigmas inside the industry hold businesses back. Francesca shares an elevated mindset and practical applications that take companies from surviving to thriving. How? By making professional sales the second priority in their business. She challenges the status quo of current sales models and shows the audience how to improve revenues immediately, strengthen brand identity, and build long term success.

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      How to Open a Dispensary 101: Licensing & Application Phase

      | | | Maxime Kot |

      With cannabis sales projected to generate over $22B in 2021, investors are considering what license opportunities have the most potential. A dispensary license offers a healthy profit margin with most new operations 75% profitable within the first year of opening. New Mexico entrepreneurs interested in applying for a license will learn what they need to consider and how to prepare for their dispensary application.

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      Protecting Your Green: Utilizing Payroll, HR and Timekeeping to Keep Your Cannabis Operation Compliant

      | | | Teresa Kearney |

      For those knowledgeable in cannabis but not as strong in back office practices, this session is for you. Learn the simple processes that will keep you legally compliant and help your cannabis business run smoothly. Often overlooked, Payroll, HR and Timekeeping can drive your business to success or failure. Learn the essentials from a payroll professional. Teresa will discuss 1099 vs. W2, employee handbooks and job descriptions, HR/OSHA compliance and more.

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