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2112 Cannabis Industry Day

2112's Cannabis Industry Day will include leaders and experts in the cannabis industry presenting cutting-edge case studies and discussions exploring branding & marketing, trends, best practices & standards, and market adoption.

Monday, December 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
4245 North Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA Get Directions
Business and Entrepreneurship Networking

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The Illinois cannabis market is moments away from retail sales as the state enters a new phase of recreational licensing. 2112's Cannabis Industry Day will feature leaders in the cannabis industry exploring a variety of topics including policy and licensing, branding & marketing, trends, best practices & standards, and market adoption.

Supported by Chicago Reader

Networking Reception to Follow.


10 am Welcome Remarks / Cresco Labs

10:30 am Navigating the Employment Landscape of the Cannabis Industry Presented by Lizz Dietrich Director of Education and Staffing / High Haven Cannabis

Lizz Dietrich has worked in human resources and talent acquisition for all facets of the Illinois cannabis industry for the past 2 years. She is a badging specialist, responsible for obtaining state approval for over 700 employees. With the launch of Illinois’s adult use program right around the corner, Lizz is excited to share her experiences with new cannabis companies looking to put together the best staffing team possible and potential employees ready to start an exciting new career.

11:30 am Grass Fed Marketing

12:30 pm Join KifCure CEO, Jarett Burke and network with his team of hemp and canna professionals during a candid reflection on changes experienced in the hemp industry in 2019 and our best expectations for the legal THC market coming to Illinois in 2020. Consider these developments and more as we cover what we know, what we can guess and what remains to be seen.

1:30 pm Join Pete Olander founder of Natural Recovery Greens to discuss why CBD is everywhere and why people are incorporating it into their wellness routines.

2:30 pm Ryan Crane CEO, Tukan and Tempo Beverages

Ryan Crane is a serial entrepreneur and authority on cannabis, with particular expertise in CPG startups and institutional finance. He is the Founder and CEO of Tukan, a line of functional wellness shots that deliver robust functionality through proprietary blends of CBD and other complementary ingredients. His other successful venture in the food and beverage space is Tempo, a Chicago-based company that produces naturally-caffeinated sparkling teas. Ryan has a passion to create products that deliver reliable functionality through simple, natural ingredients.

3:30 pm Norman Distribution

4:30 pm Fireside Chat with Joanne Caceres, Cannabis Law Attorney, Dentons and Ryan Crane, CEO Tukan and Tempo Beverages

The discussion will cover policy equity, inclusion and market opportunity within the industry.

Attorney Joanne Caceres counsels clients in the cannabis industry to attain their business objectives while avoiding legal risks in a rapidly evolving regulatory environment. This includes advocating for clients in, or impacted by, the state-legal cannabis industries and tensions with federal law. Current clients include large publicly traded companies selling products or services into the cannabis industry, companies involved in financing the industry, vaporizer manufacturers, and a company operating dispensaries in several states.

Please note that no THC products will be permitted or distributed on site, and that all attendees must present identification proving they are 21 or older.

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