Detroit Seminars

Cultivating Innovation In The Emerging Cannabis Industry

by Jin Zhu, President, Sunscape LED,
June 21, 2019 | 10:15 am - 11:05 am | Cultivation in Room 1

How does a craft cannabis farm become sustainable while flourishing? Jin will bring his diverse background and perspective on the cannabis industry and emerging technologies. He will present the keys to building a values-driven brand, empower agriculture solutions for pharmacognosy, and show how operations employing the most advanced solutions in the newly formed cannabis industry are…

Marijuana Microbusinesses: Licensing and Business Models

by Scott Roberts, Attorney & Author, Scott F. Roberts Law, PLC,
June 21, 2019 | 10:15 am - 11:05 am | Business / Legal in Room 2

Scott Roberts will provide an overview of state requirements for Marijuana Microbusiness licenses and will examine different business models used in other states, such as California and Nevada, with similar laws. He aims to educate caregivers and other Michigan residents looking to enter Michigan’s recreational marijuana market on the new microbusiness license and how to best…

Does Your Bookkeeper Understand 280E?

by Sandra Edwards, Partner, Schulze, Oswald, Miller & Edwards PC, Kristy Schulze, Partner, Schulze Oswald Miller & Edwards PC,
June 21, 2019 | 11:20 am - 12:10 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Is your company struggling with cash flow even though the industry is booming? Does your Accountant “really” understand 280e, how to do correct cost accounting, and understand entity structure/cost allocations and improving cash flow & margins?  

Taking Control of Your Business and Financial Results During Rapid Growth

by Alicia Cannon, CEO, Apex Filling Systems,
June 21, 2019 | 11:20 am - 12:10 pm | Business / Legal, Finance in Room 1

Business success requires that you learn how to measure your financial results, identify the activities that are sabotaging them and then know how to correct those mistakes efficiently and sustainably. You have to have financial optics. My goal is to take the mystery out of your financials. I will show you how to read and…

What to Know About Banking Your Marijuana Businesses Locally

by James Dimitriou, President, PayQwick Michigan,
June 21, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm | Business / Legal, Finance in Room 2

Banking Marijuana is difficult because of the complicated reporting required by the federal government. To ensure the safety of your money, you should choose an institution that meets its federal obligations and does not try to work around them. In this seminar James Dimitriou will educate licensees on how and where to obtain banking services…

Scientifically Driven Solutions to Maximize Plant Yield and Quality

by Colin Bell, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer, Mammoth Microbes,
June 21, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

Through real world case studies, Colin will illuminate the return on investment that can occur when cultivators learn how to use microbes with precision (i.e mimic the microbial diversity found in nature) to maximize their plant health and yields. He aims to illuminate the benefits of adding life (i.e microbes) to soil or other growth…

The Cannabis Industry and Food Safety Audits

by Terry Boboige, President, Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc.,
June 21, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

In this seminar Terry will go over third party certification body, providing food Safety audits and certification, the importance of food safety in the cannabis industry, cannabis food safety regulation, cannabis edible recalls, food safety concerns, and cannabis audits. He will discuss the benefits of certification and how to promote your products with an added…

Security Is Not Just Some Cameras

by Rudy Patros, President, Securatech,
June 21, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Business / Legal in Room 1

We will discuss what the state security requirements are and what is trending in other states, the difference in technology and how to budget your facility for their Security needs, and the difference in brands and integrators. Our goal is to educate the end user on what is needed and how to use security not only…

Vetting Your Vendors

by Clint Eaton, Liaison Manager, Security and Protective Services, LLC,
June 21, 2019 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Clint Eaton aims to educate attendees on using a verified process and research to find the right vendor or supplier. Time and money are lost due to lack of researching suppliers. His goal is to teach owners and managers a streamlined approach at verifying. This will alleviate lost money, lost time, and retention of customers.

Solventless 101 and How it Will Empower Your Brand

by Benjamen McCabe,
June 21, 2019 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm | in Room 1 Cultivation

Solventless concentrates are quickly becoming the most sought-after products in the cannabis industry. Learn about solventless extraction, why solventless products will empower your brand, and how they can set you apart from the heard.

Packaging 101: Understand the Rules, Streamline Your Packaging, and Grow Your Business.

by Alen Nguyen, CEO & Co-Founder, MainStem,
June 21, 2019 | 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

In this session, Alen Nguyen will give a detailed overview of packaging and processing cannabis. He aims to help current licensees learn from the hurdles experienced by the earlier regulated cannabis states. Topics include how your choice of packaging can impact the processing of the product, how custom packaging can help make your product stand…

How to Grow a Consistent Crop Through Environmental Control

by Jon Kozlowski, Global Sales Manager & Senior Technical Advisor, Surna Inc.,
June 21, 2019 | 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

Quite possibly the most important decisions you’ll make are around your cost of operation (first cost, ongoing operations and electrical infrastructure). What you do here directly relates to product quality, consistency and compliance. In this session Jon will discuss what the true costs of operation are, how these costs relate to product quality and consistency,…

Cannabis Business Planning: From Licensing to Exit Strategy

by David Rozanski, CEO, Rozbud Consulting,
June 22, 2019 | 10:15 am - 11:05 am | Business / Legal, Finance in Room 2

Cannabis entrepreneurs are required to become experts in all areas of their respective businesses. In this session, attendees will learn about the important functional areas any cannabis business owner or entrepreneur will need to master quickly. The education provided by this session will not only serve as a foundation for other sessions that are narrower…

Hybrid Grow Solutions: Combining Techniques for Sun-Harvesting with Climate Control Technology for Higher Yields

by Josh Holleb, Co-Founder & Co-Owner, Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, Senior Solutions Architect,
June 22, 2019 | 10:15 am - 11:05 am | Cultivation in Room 1

Using passive solar design principles and advancements in glazing and materials technology, greenhouses are advancing in efficiency as well as productivity. Josh will teach attendees how controlled greenhouses using robust HVAC systems allows for better budgeting and forecasting of capital expenditures, operating expenses, and yields.

Expanding Your Cannabis Business Internationally

by Peter Holzworth, Director of Cannabis Client Services, Zuber Lawler,
June 22, 2019 | 11:20 am - 12:10 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Peter Holzworth will discuss how to grow and maintain your cannabis business internationally as the world moves towards global relaxation regarding legalization of hemp and recreational cannabis. He will inform you about the dos and do nots concerning the cannabis business in the international scope.

Cannabis Delivery and Distribution – Insuring Against Your Exposures

by Jesse Parenti, Director of Programs, Nine Point Strategies,
June 22, 2019 | 11:20 am - 12:10 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

This seminar will be an in-depth overview of Best Practices for cannabis delivery and distribution as well as additional exposures that arise from the cannabis industry. Our purpose is to help educate and provide standard operating procedures for cannabis operators of the do’s and don’ts of the industry. Supported by a slide show with detailed explanation…

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Feminized Seeds… But Were Too Afraid to Ask

by Rick Campanella "Mr. Soul", Cannabis Breeder, Brothers Grimm Seeds,
June 22, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

Rick Campanella “Mr. Soul” will host a discussion to help attendees understand why the female cannabis plant is important and how feminized seeds are created.

Marijuana Regulation in Michigan

by Andrew Brisbo, Executive Director, Marijuana Regulatory Agency,
June 22, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Andrew will discuss the current status of the regulatory programs within the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, including the patient/caregiver registry, medical marijuana facility licensing, and the adult-use ballot initiative. He aims to convey the status of the regulatory programs under the Marijuana Regulatory Agency and enhance understanding of the overall environment for marijuana businesses in Michigan.

Infused Cooking Demo with Chef Shaun O’Neale

by Shaun O'Neale,
June 22, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Infused Products in Room 1

Learn infused cooking techniques from Chef Shaun O’Neale winner of season 7 of Fox’s hit show Masterchef.

Identifying and Controlling Risk in Cannabis Business Operations

by Larry Harb, CEO & Founder, 420 Friendly Insurance offered by IT Risk Managers, Inc.,
June 22, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Business / Legal in Room 2

Transitioning from an unregulated industry to a regulated industry has some unique risks and exposures. The purpose of this seminar is to educate Plant Touching Businesses on the risks and exposures of managing a State Regulated Cannabis business. Participants will gain a basic understanding of risks and exposures associated with managing a State Regulated Cannabis…

Maximizing Deductions for Your Budding Business: Proper Accounting & Recordkeeping

by Sandy Suchoff, CPA & Founder, The Canna CPAs,
June 22, 2019 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm | Business / Legal, Finance in Room 2

280E can be a killer. Learn how to navigate these waters. The emphasis in this class is on how to maximize deductions that would withstand the scrutiny of an IRS audit, and learn about landmark court cases, P&L for each vertical, and the pros and cons of LLCs and Corps. Sandy Suchoff will educate attendees…

Michigan Grower and Processor Collaborations Can Eat Big Pharma’s Lunch

by Debra Kimless, M.D., CMO, Pure Green Canna, Steve Goldner, Esq. RAC, CEO and Founder, Pure Green LLC,
June 22, 2019 | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm | in Room 1

Many cannabis users are worried that Big Pharma and the FDA will dominate the cannabis market and destroy small producers. In reality, the state-by-state legalization of cannabis has opened the door to start-ups, while excluding large and long-time established drug companies. The state regulations allow product experimentation that could never be achieved on the federal…

Crop Optimization and High Tech Irrigation

by Doug Jacobs, Technical Advisor, Grodan,
June 22, 2019 | 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm | Cultivation in Room 2

Environmental Regulations and Michigan’s Marijuana Industry

by Robert Elmouchi, Environmental Quality Analyst, EGLE,
June 22, 2019 | 3:50 pm - 4:40 pm | Cultivation in Room 1

Robert Elmouchi will present an overview of Michigan’s environmental regulations as they apply to the marijuana cultivation and processing industries. You’ll also be guided through the network of Michigan’s environmental agencies and be provided with the contacts you need for compliance and assistance.

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