Event Agenda

For a list of announced speakers to date, click here.

12:30-1:00 p.m.: Check In / Networking / Vendor Fair / Coffee Bar

1:00-1:05 p.m.: Welcome Remarks

1:05-2:05 p.m.: Panel 1 with Q&A: Must-haves: Hiring, banking, insurance and security

Experts will discuss the key ingredients to planning a successful cannabis business: Hiring for a culture of compliance, navigating banking and insurance in an industry that can't easily access those services, and planning for security beyond just cameras and alarms.

2:05-2:20 p.m.: Networking / Vendor Fair / Coffee Bar

2:20-3:20 p.m.: Panel 2 with Q&A: Understanding 'upstream': Cultivators, processors and labs

This session will focus on the beginning of the supply chain: How do you start a grow, processing or lab operation? What does this "upstream" landscape look like today, what are the biggest problems affecting these operations, and how does that bode for the future of NY's cannabis marketplace?

3:20-3:35 p.m.: Networking / Vendor Fair / Coffee Bar

3:35-4:35 p.m.: Panel 3 with Q&A: Where's the help? Free to low-cost resources for cannabis entrepreneurs

Starting a new business can be an expensive undertaking, but there are tons of people and organizations you can approach for free- to low-cost help – if you can just find them. Panelists will talk about these opportunities in NY and give expert advice on keeping your startup costs as low as possible.

4:35-6ish p.m.: Happy Hour / Networking / Vendor Fair / Complimentary Headshots