The upcoming Cannabis Creative Conference, slated for July 29 and 30 at the Oregon Expo Center in Portland, has added an Investment Forum on July 28 to help investors and entrepreneurs profit in the newly legalized marijuana industry. The forum is presented by the Marijuana Investor Summit.
Taught by financial industry experts and successful marijuana entrepreneurs, the half-day Investment Forum will help attendees understand how to structure their businesses, and attract and keep the right investors. Topics include Finding and Attracting Capital, Deal Structures and Terms, and Risk Management and Due Diligence. It will be held on Tuesday, July 28, the day before the main Cannabis Creative Conference, from 1:30-5:00 p.m. The cost for this extra session is $129.
Cannabis Creative Conference to feature 60 speakers
The two-day Cannabis Creative Conference will host more than 600 business professionals, and more than 60 speakers will hold forums and panels to educate businesses about the emerging opportunities in the legalized marijuana industry. The cost is $99 for one day, $149 for both days ($295 after July 15), and attendees can register online.
"This conference will demonstrate a level of business professionalism we haven't seen in the industry," said William Simpson, founder of Chalice Farms, a grow equipment and cannabis consulting firm in Wilsonville, Oregon. "We're bringing in everyone from Wall Street investors to successful, established experts in packaging, testing, banking and growing."
The business-to-business conference will have keynotes, breakout sessions, a large partner exhibition hall, as well as many social gatherings and opportunities for one-on-one networking.
"If you want to talk to the industry leaders who already have boots on the ground --- people who are on the leading edge of marketing, growing, creating edibles, oils and extracts --- this conference will be the place to be," Simpson said.