Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference - June 3 Agenda


The premier gathering of cannabis entrepreneurs and investors in North America returns for an all-day virtual event on June 3-4.

Benzinga’s virtual Cannabis Capital Conference is guaranteed to offer participants all the benefits of an immersive and robust in-person conference from any remote location. The conference will feature an interactive forum of live and On-Demand presentations from top CEOs, investors and leaders in the cannabis space. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with THE cannabis movers and shakers from across the globe.


The Virtual Conference will be divided into two tracks, The Green Track, And the Blue Track.

The Green Track

  • 9:00 AM Opening RemarksPatrick Lane, SVP Corporate Partnerships at Benzinga

  • 9:10 AM A Blueprint for Success: Five Lessons for Building a Billion Dollar Cannabis Company by Darren Lampert, CEO & Co-Founder GrowGeneration Corp CRWG

  • 9:30 AM Matt Hawkins, Chairman at Harborside HBOR

  • 9:50 AM Andrew Bowden, CEO at Item 9 Labs INLBMike Weinberger Chief Franchise Officer at Item 9 Labs

  • 10:10 AM Education: Transform Your Trading With The Power of Technical Analysis by JC Parets, President & Founder of All Star Charts

  • 10:50 AM Dan Ahrens, Portfolio Manager at AdvisorShares: Pure Cannabis ETF & Pure US Cannabis ETF YOLO MSOS

  • 11:10 AM Fireside Chat: Deanie Elsner CEO at Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc. OTC: CWBHF) Moderator: JJ McKay, Founder & Publisher at The Fresh Toast

  • 11:35 AM Raymond Nobu Chang, President, CEO, & Board Member at Agrify AGFY

  • 11:55 AM Gary Santo, President at TILT Holdings Inc. TLLTF

  • 12:15 PM Fireside Chat: What is Next for CBD at Canopy Growth? by Tara Rozalowsky VP - Beverages & Edibles at Canopy Growth Corporation CGC Moderator: Natan Ponieman, Benzinga

  • 12:35 PM The Cannabis Industry's Path to Success: Key Ancillary Businesses. Raymond Nobu Chang, President, CEO, & Board Member at Agrify AGFYNick Tennant CTO & Co-Founder at Precision Extraction Solutions, Bradley Nattrass, MBA CEO & Co-Founder at urban-gro UGRODavid Cohen CEO at Fluence by OSRAM ModeratorJeremy Berke Senior Reporter at Business Insider

  • 1:15 PM Bradley Nattrass, CEO & Co-Founder of urban-gro UGRO

  • 1:35 PM Kyle Detwiler CEO at Clever Leaves CLVR

  • 1:55 PM Aaron Selverston CEO & Co-Founder at Radiant Moderator: Michael Tew Sr. Underwriter, Canna Business Resources

  • 2:15 PM Education: Cannabis Tech: Utilizing AI + ML to Get Higher Returns by Josh Kincaid Capital Markets Analyst at C3 Fund

  • 2:55 PM Fireside Chat: Leveraging Sale-Leaseback Transactions For Overall Profitability and Sustainability of Cannabis Businesses by Ankur Rungta Co-Founder & CEO at C3 Industries Inc. Moderator: David Feldman Partner at Hiller P.C. and Skip Intro Advisors, LLC

  • 3:15 PM Leveraging Tech & Services to Scale the Cannabis Retail Footprint by  Madison Fiore Head of Growth Hawke Media, Chris Ostrowski CTO at Dutchie, Jon Lowen Co-Founder at Surfside, JJ McKay Founder & Publisher at The Fresh Toast

  • 3:55 PM Kellen OKeefe President & CEO at Flower One FONE FLOOF Richard Groberg, Interim CFO at Flower One

  • 4:15 PM Riaz Bandali President & CEO at Emerald Health Therapeutics

  • 4:35 PM Bryan Passman Co-Founder & Head Hunter at Hunter + Esquire ModeratorBrent Slava Head of Newsdesk at Benzinga

  • 4:55 PM 

  • 5:15 PM Closing Remarks: Patrick Lane, Benzinga


The Blue Track

  • 9:25 AM Opening Remarks: Elliot Lane, Director, Corporate Partnerships Benzinga

  • 9:30 AM George Allen Chairman of the Board at Lowell Farms LOWLF

  • 9:50 AM James A. Mish CEO at 22nd Century Group XXII

  • 10:10 AM Dr. Jason Mitchell, N.D. CEO & Co-Founder at HempFusion Wellness Inc. CBDHF CBD

  • 10:50 AM Chris Capre CEO & Head Trader at

  • 11:30 AM Trevor Fencott President & CEO at Fire & Flower FFLWF

  • 11:50 AM Leonard M. Tannenbaum, CFA Founder & CEO at AFC Advanced Flower Capital AFCG

  • 12:10 PM Bryan McLaren MBA, EMSL Chairman & CEO at Zoned Properties ZDPY Moderator: Javier Hasse, Director Of Cannabis, Benzinga

  • 12:30 PM Shawn Credle President & CEO at Pineapple Inc. PNPL

  • 12:50 PM Diane Downey Co-Founder & CEO at Rebel Spirit

  • 1:15 PM The Companies Driving International Market Growth by Alvaro Torres CEO at Khiron Life Sciences Corp. KHRNF, Oren Shuster CEO at IM Cannabis Corp. IMCCJay Frankovich Chairman of the Board at ST Brands NWYUAntonio Costanzo CEO at Curaleaf International CURLF ModeratorClaudia Della Mora Co-Founder & Managing Director at Black Legend Capital

  • 1:55 PM Alvaro Torres CEO at Khiron Life Sciences Corp. KHRNF

  • 2:15 PM Tony Venosa, CMT Senior Market Strategist at Schaeffer's Investment Research

  • 2:35 PM Steve Miles CEO at Sharp Capital Advisors ModeratorElliot Lane Director, Corporate Partnerships at Benzinga

  • 2:55 PM Judy Rinkus Founder & CEO at Seed to Sale Funding Moderator: Javier Hasse Director of Cannabis, Benzinga

  • 3:15 PM Geoffrey Benic CEO at Aleafia Health AH ALEAF

  • 3:35 PM Gianni Di Poce President; Breakout Strategist & Chief Editor of Breakout Opportunity Letter at The Mercator; Benzinga

  • 4:15 PM Liz WaldChief Strategy Officer & Digital Officer at Good Earth Organics

  • 4:35 PM Investors & Industry: The Sale-Leaseback Opportunity by Leonard M. Tannenbaum, Founder & CEO at AFC Advanced Flower Capital AFCGRob Sechrist President at Pelorus Equity Group, Paul Smithers President & CEO at Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. IIPRAnthony Coniglio

  • President & Chief Investment Officer at NewLake Capital Partners ModeratorMerrill Ross Sr. Research Analyst - REITs at Compass Point Research 7 Trading, LLC

  • 5:15 PM Closing Remarks: Elliot Lane Director, Corporate Partnerships at Benzinga


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The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is coming to Florida

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to Florida, in a new venue in Hollywood, on April 16 and 17, 2024. The two-day event at The Diplomat Beach Resort will be a chance for entrepreneurs, both large and small, to network, learn and grow. Renowned for its trendsetting abilities and influence on the future of cannabis, mark your calendars – this conference is the go-to event of the year for the cannabis world.

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