Benzinga Announces Final Lineup For Cannabis Capital Conference in Toronto: Kim Rivers, Dan Bilzerian, Greg Engel Among Speakers

March 29, 2019 - Benzinga

Benzinga, a leading financial media outlet, is announcing the final lineup for the third iteration of the Cannabis Capital Conference in Toronto, April 17-18.

Day one of the event brings top cannabis executives, multistate operators, leading investors, pioneers in the pharmaceutical space and more in front of attendees.

Exclusive keynote speakers include Kush Supply Co. Chief Revenue Officer Jason Vegotsky on day one and Organigram CEO Greg Engel on day two. Intimate fireside chats will cover topics surrounding the developments of multi-state operators, cannabis industry software, pharmaceuticals and expansive branding.

Richard Carleton of the Canadian Securities Exchange, Alfred Avanessy of Cormark, Brent Johnson of Hoban Law and Drake Sutton-Shearer of PROHBTD will discuss ways in which the industry has pivoted from Canada to the U.S. and beyond, including penetration into Latin America.

To discuss these budding opportunities in Latin America, Kyle Detwiler of CleverLeaves, Chuck Smith of Dixie Brands and Maruf Raza of MNP will share their deep knowledge and experience in the foreign space, while providing smart overseas insights for cannabis companies and investors alike.

At a time of market volatility, Benzinga has again wrangled the top players in the cannabis world for the investing panel in Toronto. CNBC’s Tim Seymour will moderate a conversation among executives like Tahira Rehmatullah of Hypur Ventures, Jon Trauben of Altitude Investment Management, Narbe Alexandrian of Canopy Rivers Inc. and Matt Hawkins of Cresco Capital.

On the U.S. side of cannabis, four of the most successful cannabis executives — Julius Kalcevich of iAnthus, Kim Rivers of Trulieve, Vahan Ajamian of MedMen and Mitch Kahn of Grassroots Cannabis — will join CNBC’s Jon Najarian to provide an overview of operating as a multistate operator.

In a fast-growing industry, building a unique brand is imperative. To finish the day, “King of Instagram” and Ignite Founder Dan Bilzerian will talk with Jon Najarian about how he built his company and his brand. Check out the full agenda here.

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About the Conference

The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is the premier gathering of cannabis entrepreneurs and investors in North America. No other conference offers the level of access and seamlessness of interaction between entrepreneurs building future billion-dollar cannabis enterprises and the investors whose capital will make that happen.

These elite events offer entrepreneurs and investors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network, make deals and learn from influencers, policymakers and trailblazers. Benzinga is the go-to source for investors who need the latest news in the cannabis sector, and frequently breaks exclusive coverage on celebrity cannabis entrepreneurs and commentary from leading political and business figures.

Tickets for the event are on-sale and going fast. Entrepreneurs and those interested in investing in cannabis can purchase tickets here.

About Benzinga

Benzinga is a leading originator of actionable financial insights for traders and investors. Benzinga's news desk is constantly breaking stories and moving billions of dollars of market capitalization through its real-time terminal, Benzinga Pro. Benzinga's original content is syndicated to 70 partner websites, such as Yahoo! Finance, MSN, CNNMoney, Fox Business, Marketwatch, and more. Benzinga is the leading provider of news to the North American brokerage community, with a client list including TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD), LightSpeed, TradeKing, and many more. The company is headquartered in downtown Detroit and dedicated to driving Detroit's renaissance.