Who Attends The Illinois Cannabis Summit?

From individuals researching the industry to multi-licensure operators, the Illinois Cannabis Summit attracts professionals that provide consulting services to working in the dispensary or executives who oversee multi-million dollar vertical operations. They come to the show to source the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop mutually beneficial business relationships with the suppliers that move the industry. The Illinois Cannabis Summit is a professional trade event open to individuals established, interested or seeking assistance to enter business operations within the cannabis industry.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The Illinois Cannabis Summit is packed with an impressive lineup of events throughout the day. Don’t miss out on the Exhibit Floor where you can see the hottest new industry equipment, processes, services and resources.  Attend workshops and educational sessions from industry leaders. Explore the calendar for the times and dates of the events at The Illinois Cannabis Summit.

ILLINOIS CANNABIS SUMMIT PRICE LIST

The Illinois Cannabis Summit offers a variety of registration options so you can create a custom learning and expo experience to suit your needs and budget. Secure your tickets today!

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM

The Illinois Cannabis Summit brings the cannabis and hemp industry to life! Discover all that you can experience and learn over two slammed packed days of educational tracks. This year’s Summit will feature educational tracks such as Science & Cultivation, Infused Products, Food & Beverage, CBD, Dispensary Operations, Investment & Funding, Extraction & Processing, HEMP, Business Strategies, HR & Legal, Medical and Marketing.

Our speakers are hand-selected from hundreds of proposals to provide you with the most relevant, cutting edge information. You’ll have the chance to ask them about their work, and to get insights and feedback about your work. Be sure to download the conference app for the most up-to-date schedule information and show announcements.

CANNABIS CULTIVATION 101 WORKSHOP
MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 . 9AM – 1PM

JEFF LOWENFELS

Lord of the Roots. Best Selling Author. Attorney, TEAMING WITH JEFF LOWENFELS

Alaska

Jeff Lowenfels is one of the most humorous and entertaining lecturers on the organic gardening circuit. He is a reformed lawyer and author of Timber Press award winning and best selling books, Teaming With Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to The Soil Food Web and Teaming With Nutrients: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition.  His third book in the soils trilogy, Teaming With Fungi, The Organic Grower’s Guide to Mycorrhizae, was published in January 2016 and instantly became a best seller.  All three of Lowenfels books have become bibles for organic growers everywhere. Jeff’s 4th book is called “DIY Autoflowering Cannabis, A New Way to Grow” will be published by New Society Publishers and is available October 22. Lowenfels also pens the longest running garden column in North America, having never missed a week in over 40 years. The combination of garden writing and law earned him the moniker of “America’s Dirtiest Lawyer.” The trilogy makes his  “Lord of The Roots.” Jeff is also a highly respected and popular, national, garden writer. He is the former President of the Garden Writers of America, a GWA Fellow and in 2005 was inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame, the highest honor a garden writer can achieve.

Jeff Lowenfels has become a leader in the organic gardening/sustainability movement as a result of his best selling books. Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to The Soil Food Web was reviewed as “the most important new gardening book in 25 years and maybe even ever.” It is now out in a Revised Edition, and has been translated into 11 languages. He graduated from Harvard College where he majored in Geology.

Jeff hosted Alaska public television’s most popular show, “Alaska Gardens with Jeff Lowenfels.”  Most important, Jeff is the founder of a now national program that started as “Plant a Row for Bean’s,” the soup kitchen in Anchorage, and is now “Plant A Row for The Hungry.”  The program is active all 50 states and Canada and has resulted in  millions pounds of garden produce being donated to feed the hungry every year.

CASEY CONNELL

President, Contender Gardens

Washington

Casey Connell  founder of Contender Gardens, LLC has been growing medical cannabis for almost 2 decades. He has completed 4 degrees at Oaksterdam University, and extensive courses in controlled environment agriculture. Connell has always placed a high premium on product research and development, concentrating on Bio controls, using and testing beneficial insects with cannabis in an effort to be pesticide free. He also has helped other farmers achieve their integrated pest management (IPM) goals. Connell started his own cacti farm in Oregon, before moving to Seattle, where he managed his own collective garden. In 2013, Connell founded Contender Gardens LLC, a regulated I-502 producer/processor in Spokane, Wash. Connell is an executive board member of the cannabis farmer’s council in Washington State and speaks frequently about IPM.

ILLINOIS CANNABIS OPERATIONS 101 WORKSHOP

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2019 . 9AM – 1PM

ROBERT CARP, Esq. 

President, Compliance Reliance, Inc.

Massachusetts

Robert Carp is a Harvard trained government scientist, attorney, and writer. Robert was the founder of the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Dispenser’s Association in 2012. As an attorney Carp focused for the last ten years solely on cannabis and cannabis related corporate and tax matters, as well as being one of the founders of the cottage industry of preparing applications for people seeking cannabis licenses. Carp was the HighTech Entrepreneur of The Year, 1990, awarded by KPMG Peat Marwick, in Washington, DC. Carp is a prolific writer, with eight cannabis books published to date, two of which lead their Amazon categories in sales. His books Read More

RUDY ELLENBOGEN

CEO, Cannabis on Purpose

Colorado

Originally from Peru, I’ve been the CEO of several companies in real estate construction and cannabis for the past 15 years, the latest Verde Natural which exploded from a small Medical dispensary to becoming the largest Organic Cultivator in Colorado in under 3 years. Verde’s accelerated success was acknowledged for several awards including The Grow Off (flower), Rooster’s THC Classic (concentrates) and Westword (dispensary) – but the real secret to it’s success, beyond strategy and operations, was the unified relationship between executives, managers and employees creating a Read More

SESSION SPEAKERS
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    Terry

    Terry is the Chairman & CEO of Hill Street Beverage Co., focused on the production of world class, award winning cannabis-infused and alcohol-free wine and beer. Their products have won awards around the world, including three Golds at the

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    Sarah Leamon is a criminal defence lawyer and founder of Sarah Leamon Law Group in Vancouver, B.C.  Sarah specializes in impaired driving and cannabis law.  In 2017, Sarah was invited to appear before the House of Commons in Ottawa to discuss the legal implications of changes to Canadas Criminal Code

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    A former “Big 4” accounting professional, Naomi has over 12 years of experience in both public accounting and industry accounting. She has managed large global teams responsible for planning, performing and managing audits of financial statements and internal controls . Read More

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    Flip has spent his last decade helping top tier brands such as Bud Light, Caesars Entertainment, Pizza Hut, ESPN, and Amex target customers through digital advertising and creative content. He built Greenlit Agency to bring this experience to the growing cannabis industry
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    Graduating from MCPHS in 2009 Boston, Rahim pursued an MBA at Bryant University in RI. After returning to Ottawa, his father was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and started him on cannabis oil. It was through this experience that he found his calling: to help
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    Adrienne is an entrepreneur who has put her stamp on the Silver State by developing the business framework for a number of cutting-edge industries. Her work has been acknowledged by a myriad of publications including Nevada Business Magazine and The Reno Gazette Journal. She is the creative
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    Lolita is a Registered Nurse with over 15 years of experience. She is the founder of Cansoom, a trusted network of licensed medical professionals that advise consumers about healthy cannabis consumption. Cansoom’s mission is to make cannabis consumption easy and acceptable
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    William Burch is a serial entrepreneur, consultant and legislative advocate. At Greene Acres Consulting Group where he serves as CEO. He has been working with legislators and the Illinois community stakeholders to ensure the Adult Use Cannabis legislation includes measurable equity inclusion for communities with a goal to encourage, empower, assist
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    Senator Daylin Leach

    State Senator Daylin Leach represents parts of Montgomery County and parts of Delaware County. Formerly an attorney and college professor, he is now the Pennsylvania legislature’s leading voice on progressive issues.

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    Marc Harvill

    Marc Harvill holds degrees in Marketing and Spanish from PSU and an MBA from Washburn University. He started his career in retail pharmacy management and later worked for one of the largest privately owned pharmacy technology and robotic companies in the world. He had his start in the cannabis industry back in 2013 when he and his uncle, Brett
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    Stuart

    Stuart graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelors degree in Business Marketing. Stuart has been in the industry for 6.5 years having started as a grower for Medicine Man Denver. After 4 years at Medicine Man Stuart transferred to Medicine Man Technologies as a Business Development Associate. Read More

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    Tony Gallo

    Tony Gallo is the Managing Partner for Sapphire Risk Advisory Group, LLC who was named one of the top security ancillary cannabis businesses in 2018. For the last 5 years, his company has been one of the leaders in designing cannabis security strategies in over 20 states and Canada. Read More

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    Srinivasa Reddy

    Srinivasa Reddy, having diversified educational background from agriculture, cancer research, plant molecular and genetics, system biology, synthetic biology, controlled agriculture engineering, computer science from various universities around the globe. By dedicating his life for the passion to understand the effect of environment on plants and the use of positive effect on the secondary metabolites Read More

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    Teresa Kearney

    Teresa Kearney is the Sales Director of Panacea Payroll, located west of Philadelphia,PA. Panacea Payroll is solely focused on providing payroll, HR and timekeeping services to the cannabis and hemp industries in all 50 states.

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    Liz

    Liz is Co-Founder and President of BDS Analytics. She founded BDS Analytics with partner Roy Bingham after recognizing that the nascent industry lacked the kind of sophisticated, sales-based data that is both commonplace and essential in other, more established industries. Read More

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    Narbe

    Narbe leads business development, strategy and the day-to-day operations. Prior joining Canopy Rivers, Narbe was a senior associate at OMERS Ventures, one of the most prominent technology venture capital funds in Canada- working on deals such as Shopify and Hootsuite). Narbe has introduced a highly Read More

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    Florence

    A graduate of the John Marshall Law School, Florence has been a successful business consultant for over 13 years. She has a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from DePaul University and received a Bachelors in Business Administration from Howard University. Read More

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    Derek

    Derek is the Chief Growth Officer at EcoGen Laboratories. The company started in 2016 with a team of 8 and $800,000 in sales. In 2016, EcoGen did $36 million in revenue with never taking outside funds and growing 100% off earnings. Previously, Derek was CEO and Co-Founder at Healing Ventures, where he successfully brought several leading brands in the CBD space to market. EcoGn has manufactured products on the shelves as Sephora, CVS, etc.  Read More

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    Ted

    Ted leads the U.S. and Canadian sales and client relationship team, helping match client needs to Cova’s innovative retail technology solutions. He has spent 20 years enthusiastically collaborating with merchants of all sizes across retail, petro, grocery, restaurant and entertainment verticals. Most recently he led sales specialist and solution Read More

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    Troy Alexander-EL, MD

    Troy Alexander-EL, MD was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is a graduate of American University of Antigua Medical School. She trained in Internal Medicine in a combined primary care program at John H. Stroger Hospital and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Alexander-EL has been practicing for the last Read More

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    Shoshanna

    Shoshanna’s background in cannabis began on the civil liberties side, lobbying for groups such as the ACLU and providing analysis for the state on issues such as arrests in schools and prisoner re-entry. She has sat on a Juvenile Review Board employing a Balanced & Restorative Approach to Justice, legislative bodies such as sentencing task forces, commissions & oversight committees charged with implementing criminal justice reform measures. Read More

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    Keith Olson

    Keith Olson is Executive Vice President, U.S. Business Development and Sales Lead for Merrco Payments. Keith has operated within the payments ecosystem for over 20 years. Throughout his career Keith has directly participated in nearly every aspect of U.S. acquiring and brings dynamic knowledge and marketplace intimacy. Prior to joining Merrco, Keith was an Executive Director with J.P. Read More

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    Tyler

    Tyler’s knowledge of the medical and recreational cannabis industry started in 2011 after serving four years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry SGT in The Old Guard. He began by working in his family’s dispensary and cultivation operation — one of the first operations in Colorado — and has managed cultivation and served as Dispensary Director. Read More

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    Josh Zuke

    Josh Zuke has been a Project Manager for dozens of cannabis licensing applications across the United States and in several countries internationally, including all elements of the supply chain, and has created hemp- and cannabis-specific financial models and business plans. Josh has won a license for his clients in nearly every competitive application process that he has participated in. He is skilled at process improvement and operations scalability, and helps our clients on their path to success by solving problems before they arise. Read More

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    Bob has 20+ years experience in all phases of public relations, including managing social media and content marketing engagements. At CBD Marketing, he works with national and global clients in manufacturing, financial services, education and food ingredients that are aligning with the cannabis business space. Read More

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    Bob

    Bob has 20+ years experience in all phases of public relations, including managing social media and content marketing engagements. At CBD Marketing, he works with national and global clients in manufacturing, financial services, education and food ingredients that are aligning with the cannabis business space. Prior to CBD Marketing, he worked Read More

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    Dan Shapiro

    The firm’s founder, Dan Shapiro, has 30 years of experience in the areas of land use, zoning, governmental relations, municipal law, and civil litigation. He has represented a wide variety of clients including: developers, businesses as well as governmental entities and closely advises his clients on complex matters including, securing zoning Read More

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    Amanda Ostrowitz

    Amanda Ostrowitz is a regulatory attorney and entrepreneur who’s identified a need for a user-friendly, scalable platform to research regulations and laws in the cannabis industry. Amanda founded RegsTechnology and its current product, CannaRegs, as a tool to aid attorneys, business people, and governments with localized tracking of regulatory Read More

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    Jay Matos

    Jay Matos is one of the longest and strongest supporters of cannabis industry; he is a well-known cannabis lobbyist and consultant with several prestigious national and international clients. He helped to write and lobbied for the passage SB374 with Senator Tick Segerblom, bringing legalized medical marijuana to the patients of Nevada. Jay is a founding member of the Green Ribbon Panel for Clark County. As a member he helps to shape and write the municpal cannabis regulations for the commission.

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    Cimone Casson is a cannabis financial planner and the owner of Cannas Capital an insurance company that focuses on the protection needs of cannabis and crafting brewing businesses. Cannas Capital produces tailor made insurance portfolios for legal marijuana businesses and craft brewers in order for them to operate with the same peace of mind as other companies despite their unique risk. Read More

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    Mr. Jeffrey Harris is Founder and CEO at SpringBIG, Inc. Mr. Harris Founded SHC Direct, L.L.C., and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harris leads the management team at SHC Direct. Previously, Mr. Harris served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Client Services of S&H Citadel, Chicago. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at S&H where he Read More

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    Kim

    Kim is an innovative, results-focused national strategic retail executive with an extensive record of success driving operational excellence to grow organizational footprint and transform underachieving regions into the nations top producers. Recognized for creating and implementing aggressive, comprehensive business and sales plans and a collaborative, Read More

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    Gary Cohen

    Gary Cohen is the CEO of Cova Software, an award-winning, seed-to-sale compliant POS and Inventory Management solution designed to streamline cannabis retail. Cohens focus has been driving the company’s overall strategy including its go-to-market plans, vision, and strategic development. Since joining the cannabis industry in 2016 Read More

EVENT SESSION SCHEDULE



*SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The schedule, session topics and speaker assignments are subject to change at Show Management Discretion. Check the website for frequent updates and additions.

EXPO HALL

This is where deals get made, business get birthed and products hit the market! The Illinois Cannabis Summit is a professional trade event for cannabis and hemp in every market category including cultivation, processing, dispensary, labeling, licensing, ancillary services and more. Meet with suppliers and source new products, equipment and services to meet your business needs. Gain access to suppliers, watch live demonstrations and visit specialty pavilions over the course of the show.

EXHIBITORS . SPEAKERS 

 
ALjan Packaging
ASCEND WELLNESS HOLDINGS
BDS ANALYTICS
BR INSTRUMENT
CANNABIS LIBRIS (M REVAK & CO)
CANNACARTON
CANNALYSIS
CANNAREGS
CANNAS CAPITAL
CANOPY RIVERS
CANSOOM
CBD MARKETING
Ceres Greenhouse Solutions
CONTENDER GARDENS
COVA SOFTWARE
DOPE CFO
ECOGEN LABORATORIES
FUNDANNA
GLAS-COL
GREEN ACRES CONSULTING GROUP
GREENLIT AGENCY
High Flite
HIGHER LEVEL HEALTHCARE
HILL STREET BEVERAGE CO
HYBRID PHARM
ICS CONSULTING SERVICE
INTERCHIM
JAY MATOS CONSULTING
JohnsByrne
LEAFCROSS BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
MEDICAL CANNABIS RECIPES
MEDICINE MAN TECHNOLOGIES
MERRCO PAYMENTS INC.
MMLG, LLC
NAVCO
Northern Weathermakers HVAC, Inc.
PALMER RETAIL SOLUTIONS
PANACEA PAYROLL
PISTIL + STIGMA
Point Seven Group
SAPPHIRE RISK ADVISORY GROUP
SENATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
SHAPIRO & ASSOCIATES LAW
SHOPBVV.COM
SONOMA LAB WORKS
SPECIALTY STORE SERVICES
SPEEDEE TRIM
SPRINGBIG
Teaming With Microbes and Microbiometer!
THINK CANNA
THIRD WAVE FARMS
Transpring Enterprise Ltd.
TRAVELING HEMP MUSEUM
Umbrella Technologies
WESTERN STATES HEMP
 

SPONSORS . MEDIA PARTNERS

 
MEDICAL CANNABIS RECIPES
MJ FREEWAY
STUDENTS FOR SENSIBLE DRUG POLICY
TRAVELING HEMP MUSEUM
 

HOTEL DISCOUNT RATE

$154.00 USD + tax per night
Available: 10/13/2019 thru 10/16/2019
Book By: September 30, 2019

Call: 888-236-2427

HOST HOTEL

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

Enrich your life with a stay at The Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. Located just 13 miles from O’Hare International Airport and 26 miles from downtown Chicago, with easy access to I-355 and I-90 expressways. This four-star hotel boasts 500 intuitively designed rooms and suites with deluxe amenities. Enjoy a fine dining experience at Sam & Harry’s Steak House, a relaxing meal at Gather Bar or Starbucks® coffee in the cafe.

Attendees may also book by calling the Renaissance Group line at: 888-236-2427 and mentioning our group name (CannaOne: Illinois Cannabis Summit).

BOOK AT THE SPECIAL DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES.

HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED.

AIRLINE DISCOUNT RATES

Book online via www.delta.com/meetings or call the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select Book Your Flight and enter your Meeting Code in the box provided.

Valid Travel Dates:

10/04/2019 – 10/24/2019

Meeting Code: NMTAX

Book online via www.united.com or call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at 800-426-1122.

Valid Travel Dates:

10/04/2019 – 10/24/2019

Provide Z Code ZGZF and Agreement Code 447644

THE MOBILE APP

Exclusive for the Illinois Cannabis Summit – enjoy the CannaOne Summit in the palm of your hand. With the free Summit App, quickly find exhibitors, education, events and more from any web-enabled mobile device anywhere, anytime. Plus, you won’t miss a minute of the action and excitement from the show as you read from Twitter and Facebook.

The CannaOne Summit App includes all the features you need to make the most out of your Summit experience:

  • FULL CANNAONE SUMMIT SCHEDULE

    Each conference features educational tracks. Stay organized, read about our featured speakers, select your workshops and take notes all within the CannaOne Summit App.

  • INTERACTIVE MAP

    Easily navigate the show floor. Find exhibitors and booth locations.

  • SHOW ALERTS

    Get real-time information and updates during show time.

  • YOUR CALENDAR

    Review your scheduled appointments to ensure you are on time to all your exhibitor meetings.

  • NETWORK & SHARE

    Join the show chatter. Read and post comments within the App, Twitter and Facebook.

ACCESS THE CANNAONE APP

Log into the CannaOne Summit App with the same credentials used when you registered and purchased tickets. This will allow you to sync your agenda between devices on www.CannaOne.com or the CannaOne Summit App. As a reminder, credentials from past shows will not work.

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OCTOBER 14 – 16, 2019