CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo 2017 in Montego Bay
The CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo, which will take place September 1-2, 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Center, Montego Bay, will facilitate a mix of high level discourse and practical opportunity led by global experts with real-life application in the industry and bring together high level professionals from across the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and North America to discuss opportunities for investment, medical development and the legal landscape. The conference will also feature presentations and exhibitions by experts, policymakers, researchers and business people.
There are over 20 speakers confirmed including four time NBA Champion and cannabis advocate John Salleya and high powered cannabis attorney, Hilary Bricken of BrickenHarris and the Canna Law Group. They are joined by Michael Minardi, Chairman of Regulate Florida, Dr. Uma Dhanabalan of Harvard and a certified cannabis practitioner, Balram Vaswani of Ganja Inc, Orville Silvera of the Ganja Growers Association, Larissa Bolivar, head of Grow Green Cannabis in Colorado and Delano Seiveright Special Advisor to Ministry of Tourism and Director of Cannabis Licensing Authority. Also appearing as speakers are Gappy Ranks, Nikki Z and Verald Vassell more popularly known as Ras Iyah V, a Rastafarian for over fifty (50) years is highly considered a Ganja Advocate and defender of Human Rights in Jamaica. He is currently the Chair of the Westmoreland Ganja Farmers Association. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Cannabis Licensing Authority, Co-Chair of the Rastafari Nyabinghi Administrative Council, Former Chair and founding member of the National Coalition of Grassroot Ganja Farmers and Producers Association, as well as a Former Chair of the Rastafari Coral Gardens Committee. In 2016 Ras Iyah V was invited to the United Nation General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) where he addressed three different sessions of the UN. Ras Iyah V is the founder of Rastafari RootzFest Jamaica’s first Ganja exempt event under the Dangerous Drugs Act Amendment 2015.
The event will return to the Montego Bay Convention Center and host a mix of high level discourse and practical opportunity led by global experts with real-life application in the industry. CanEx organizers promise an audience of high level professionals from across the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and North America to discuss opportunities for investment, medical development and the legal landscape. The event allows for a diverse and eclectic group of attendees to interact, share knowledge and enter into new ventures. Event organizer, Douglas Gordon, shared “I am deeply encouraged by the progress that we have seen in the industry in Jamaica in the past year. The is a significant improvement in the responses from the international community to participate in the conference. It reflects a few things, in my opinion, that CanEx has done its part to date to deliver on what we stated as our objectives, on the forward progress by the industry and the fact that we are holding an event to discuss a global phenomenon in an exceptional city in a world-class facility.”
The cannabis industry is arguably the fastest growing global economic opportunity. But more key than the substantial economic benefits, is the fact that is holds the real possibility of medical treatment and relief for such a wide array of ailments and a natural, effective and safe method to treat pain. The present opioid epidemic impacting the US is a true clarion call for the urgency of action for the industry to move forward.
CanEx Jamaica was held for the first time in September 2016, and a Seminar Series was subsequently held on May 5, 2017. Both events were very successful and provided an important opportunity for knowledge exchange and high level networking. They have played a pivotal role in elevating the discussion from a business and industry perspective in Jamaica. There have been quite a number of business relationships and partnerships forged at CanEx Jamaica.
CanEx Jamaica will deliver:
- 1-day conference featuring the latest advances on the legal, investment and product development landscape
- Speakers, panelists and innovative experts shaping the future of the global cannabis market
- First-hand insight into the most cutting-edge market innovations and technologies
- Unrivaled networking opportunities – meet key policy makers and strategic influencers
- Interactive sessions which facilitate a deep-dive into the cannabis-related topics that matter most to you
More information @ CANEXJAMAICA.com
The official CanEx After Party will be held @ Hard Rock Cafe in Montego Bay with Gappy Ranks, Duane Stephenson, ZJ Sparks and many more... September 1st 2017 | 9PM - 2AM
Watch below the Business Access TV Coverage of CanEx Jamaica 2016: