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Second Annual State of the Cannabis Industry Conference: Growth Opportunities for Professionals, Operators and Investors

Burns & Levinson and Viridian Capital Advisors

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Second Annual State of the Cannabis Industry...

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The Conference

New York City-based Viridian Capital Advisors, a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis industry, and Burns & Levinson LLP, a leading Boston law firm at the forefront of advising national businesses in the cannabis space, present the Second Annual State of the Cannabis Industry Conference: Growth Opportunities for Professionals, Operators and Investors. This exclusive industry event will explore opportunities in the rapidly growing, multi-billion-dollar cannabis industry, and investment considerations for professional investors.

View the conference agenda here.

View the conference program book here.


Spotlight Interview with Commissioner Steven Hoffman

Burns & Levinson Cannabis Business Advisory Co-Chair Frank A. Segall will be interviewing Commissioner Steven Hoffman in an exclusive one-on-one Q&A session. The two will discuss the state of the cannabis industry in Massachusetts and what to expect in the future.



Keynote Speaker

Sundie Seefried is the CEO/President of Partner Colorado Credit Union, located in Denver, Colorado. She has served in the credit union industry since 1983, and as CEO since 2001. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Maryland, and an MBA in Finance from Regis University.

Instead of heading into retirement at the end of 2014, she designed a full-scope cannabis banking program that has withstood the scrutiny of federal and state regulators and has realized great success in terms of removing cash from the communities in Colorado to make the state a safer place to live. She now banks in excess of a 35% market share of the Colorado cannabis industry that includes both licensed cannabis and ancillary businesses serving the industry.

To assist other financial institutions interested in serving this emerging market, she authored the book ‘Navigating Safe Harbor – Cannabis Banking in Uncertain Times’ in 2016.



The Panels


State of the Cannabis Industry

The conference will begin with an examination of where things stand presently, a reflection on all that has changed in the past year, and a look-ahead at what can be expected as legalized marijuana continues to come online in Massachusetts and elsewhere. Particular attention will be paid to federal and state law, and the evolution of the industry in light of the recent and continued influx of investors.



 Follow the Money: Analyzing Capital Flow into the Legal Cannabis Industry   

This panel will focus on the capital infusions necessary to launch, operate, or invest in the cannabis space, with Viridian providing deal-data insight regarding capital raises and M&A activity. Additional topics will include valuations and structures, as well as the involvement (or lack thereof) of certain investor types (e.g., traditional VCs, institutional investors, etc.) and strategic acquirers (e.g., Big Alcohol, Big Tobacco, etc.).


How Tech & Data Are Shaping the Industry

The cannabis market is fast becoming hallmarked by innovation. From medical cannabis clinics, to advanced genetics and home delivery services, this panel will delve deeply into the data and technology that are pushing the cannabis sector further into the 21st century.



 Future of Banking in Cannabis

With the cannabis space projected to grow at a significant pace over the coming years, this panel will explore how banking has evolved to accommodate the needs of this vibrant and energetic industry. Topics will include the technology solutions that have become available to help marijuana-related businesses deal with the lack of traditional commercial banking services, how the Commonwealth accommodates the needs of the local industry, and the legal and regulatory framework surrounding cannabis investing/financing, and how it may change in the weeks, months, or years ahead.





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Have questions about Second Annual State of the Cannabis Industry Conference: Growth Opportunities for Professionals, Operators and Investors? Contact Burns & Levinson and Viridian Capital Advisors

When & Where

Hilton Boston/Dedham
25 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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