The Cannabis Society Executive Conference & Dinner - NYC (Invite Only)
Zuber Lawler Office
1 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10119, USA
The Cannabis Society is hosting an exclusive Executive Conference & Dinner (Invite-only). This event will facilitate deal-making discussions as well as shed light on investment opportunities and challenges that cannabis pioneers are facing.
Tentative (evolving) schedule:
5:00 PM - Registration & Deal-making discussions
6:00 PM - Welcome from The Cannabis Society
6:15 PM - Welcome from Zuber Lawler
6:30 PM - Keynotes & Panel Discussions
7:30 PM - Dinner Served
8:00 PM - 20 second intros from all around the table
8:30 PM - Deal Making
9:00 PM - Conclusion of Evening
Tom Zuber, Managing Partner of Zuber Lawler
Tom Zuber has advised some of the most iconic companies in the world on their patent and trademark portfolios. He is at the cutting edge of cannabis patent and trademark law. Tom holds a law degree from Columbia Law School, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard Government School, and a biomedical engineering degree from Rutgers University, where he graduated with highest honors.
Vikas Desai, Founder and Partner at Welcan Capital
Welcan Capital is a venture capital firm focused in the cannabis industry. Welcan invests in high-impact, foundational companies across early-stage plant touching and ancillary businesses. With an emphasis on seed investing, Welcan looks to align with experienced entrepreneurs solving key problems that exist in the industry. Prior to Welcan, Vikas was a private equity investor at Oaktree Capital Management and began his career at Morgan Stanley in investment banking, focusing on real estate M&A and capital markets.
Matthew Rosenberg, Tekening Capital
Dr. Matthew Rosenberg invests in private and public entities. He manages Tekening Capital, is a partner in Cannect and serves as a strategic adviser to Thalys, a multi billion Shanghai exchange traded Chinese medical technology and distribution company, among others. He previously founded and sold a cloud based SaaS solution. Beforehand, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he advised clients in the payor, provider, medical device and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, he served as an Independent Director of a publicly traded medical device company. Matthew received his bachelors Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard and his MD from Yale.
Ian Dominguez, Principal, Delta Emerald Ventures
Ian Dominguez is the Principal of Delta Emerald Ventures, a founder-focused, data-forward cannabis fund based in New York City. Ian was previously a Senior Analyst at Schonfeld, where he invested in the consumer packaged goods and consumer tech industries.
Bobbi Koz Paley, CEO of Art Assets LLC
Bobbi Koz Paley is a ChangeMaker with a proven track record of identifying cultural shifts, investing early, and creating connections across multiple industries and sectors. She has been on the cusp of myriad cultural trends in her lifetime, establishing herself as an early player in real estate, art, and cannabis before they were asset classes. A pioneer in Design Thinking, she has consistently embraced innovation and opportunity to create value.
In 2014, anticipating the looming cultural, economic, and technological transformations in the cannabis industry, Bobbi partnered with her son, Jamie Koz. Uniting her creativity with his decades of experience in cannabis cultivation, they originally opened four micro-grows in Los Angeles, joined ArcView’s global network of leading investors and entrepreneurs, and established an evolving ecosystem among their investments, makers, and fellow investors.
Jamie Pearson, Chief Operating Officer, Bhang Corporation
Jamie L. Pearson – Chief Operating Officer of Bhang Corporation is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the company on a global scale and its entrée into international distribution and capital markets. The daughter of a cannabis cultivator, she literally grew up in the industry and has watched it evolve from Reagan’s war on drugs to where it is now. Professionally before Bhang, Jamie founded and oversaw the day-to-day leadership, management and operations of a successful real estate investment, finance, and management firm. She currently owns a real estate portfolio that spans three countries. In 2015, she co-founded a celebrity cannabis agency, working with iconic artists such as Cypress Hill and Die Antwoord. She has personally owned cultivation operations in Northern California and Montana and has been a cannabis-friendly landlord for over 15 years. At Bhang, she is in charge of all areas of operations including corporate management, strategic planning, banking and finance, global licensee & vendor relationships, supply chain, customer service, hiring and personnel oversight. A certified team builder, published author and popular speaker in both the cannabis and real estate industries, Jamie's “best-of-both-worlds" experience is not only unique and unmatched, it provides a breadth of knowledge that appeals to newcomers and veterans alike. Selected as one of High Times Most Influential Women of Weed 2019, she is described as “… a widely recognized win/win deal-making ninja, … for Bhang—the world’s most-awarded and distributed cannabis house of brands featuring the eight-time Cannabis Cup winning line of gourmet chocolate bars and an award-winning line of CBD products." Jamie studied German at the University of Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Germany). She reads, write, and speaks fluent German. She has a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in Leadership from the University of Oregon. She serves on the advisory board of Liberty Leaf Holdings (CSE:LIB) and The Original Jack Herer Group.
Ian deQueiroz, CEO, Hemp Fusion
Ian is a highly motivated ethical entrepreneur, experienced in early stage high growth companies, fundraising and strategic planning, and brings an intimate understanding of the current opportunities and challenges in the emerging global hemp and cannabis industries. Ian has consulted and worked in many of cannabis’ largest emerging markets in five states and three countries and has played a pivotal role in the founding of various successful companies in the space. Ian has overseen the launch of a leading nationally distributed hemp based supplements line, founded the leading cannabis company in Jamaica, participated in various state license applications and raised seed and growth stage capital and participated in the development of complex and highly regulated supply chains. He operates with a familiarity with what is required to successfully expand in highly regulated markets domestically and internationally.
Alexandra Chong, CEO, Jacana
Alexandra is the Chief Executive Officer of Jacana, a pioneering global medical cannabis company harnessing the power of nature to transform lives. From plant to patient, Jacana is dedicated to producing, developing and distributing the world’s most natural cannabis products. With teams in Jamaica, Canada and the UK, Jacana has built a diversified international platform for the distribution of low cost, high quality cannabis products to meet the needs of an evolving global landscape.
Prior to Jacana, Alexandra founded Lulu, an innovative app for young women, that was acquired in 2016. At its peak, the Lulu app was installed on the phone of 1 in every 4 US college women and The New York Times noted that Alexandra started a “take back the internet movement for young women.”
More information coming soon...
A Conference Program will be released within three to five days before the conference.Conference Programs include:
Bios on Expert Panel.
Presenter information and ask.
Audience (name, job title, company).
*Conference Programs are shared internally to the conference participants, and are not distributed or advertised publicly.
*** PRE-CONFERENCE MEETING SCHEDULING***
One-on-one meeting scheduling will be available at the Conference.
You will be able to schedule 15 or 30 minute meeting blocks, and meetings can be scheduled three to five days before the Conference or day of within the deal lounge.
Booths (tables and chairs) will be allocated for meetings.
If you are an established national or international company, and are looking to learn more about the cannabis space, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
***More information about the Cannabis Society here.
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