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Best Practices from Production to Distribution, Regulation and Business Strategy
Target Group

Leaders along the medical cannabis and hemp value chain from industries such as Growers, Cultivators, Dispensaries, Retail, Infused product manufacturers, Pharma, Healthcare and Investors

Key Topics
  • Manufacturing Best Practices
  • Cultivation Best Practices
  • Best Practices in the Production Process
  • New industry Developments
  • CBD and THC Innovations
  • Legalization in Asia
  • Business Development
  • Market Development
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23RD

9:00 am

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9:15 am

Creating History: First Cannabidiol Extraction in the World's Largest Hemp-Producing Country

  • The path walked so far in China's hemp production
  • Changing the game through cannabidiol extraction
  • Opportunities in China's hemp industry chain

Peter Tan

Chairman
Hanma Investment Group
China

This session is in English

9:45 am

Benefits of Obtaining EU-GMP and FDA-approved Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) for the Asian Markets

  • The Avient Strategy - Putting consumer safety in the DNA
  • Who are you - Compliance defines clients or vice versa?
  • Botanical compliance - Oxymoronic?
  • The Weight - challenges of pleasing multiple regulatory authorities
  • What they don’t tell you

Miles Wright

CEO
Averix Bio
USA

This session is in English

10:00 am

The Asia-Pacific Medical Cannabis Market from an International Standpoint

  • View on the Asia-Pacific medical cannabis market from an international perspective
  • Canopy Growth's work in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Trends and opportunities of the industry

Ben Quirin

Regional Managing Director APAC
Canopy Growth
Canada

This session is in English

10:30 am

Coffee Break with Networking

11:00 am

Re-Entering the Global Cannabis Industry: The Impacts of Thailand's Re-Legalization

  • The unique history of Thai cannabis
  • The impacts of Thai cannabis re-entering the global market
  • Future market opportunities for Thai cannabis

Jim Plamondon

VP of Marketing
Thai Cannabis Corporation
Thailand

This session is in English

11:30 am

Will be Announced soon

No topics have been added to this session yet

Mahmoud Hanachi

Head of Genetics and New Territories
Dutch Passion
The Netherlands

This session is in English

12:00 pm

After the First Harvest: New Zealand's Opportunities for Medical Cannabis Exports to the Global Market

  • Overview of New Zealand's medical cannabis industry from history to present
  • The "Grow Partner Network" and indigenous communities' contributions to the industry
  • Opportunities for New Zealand medical cannabis for global exports

Panapa Ehau

Co‑Founder and Director
Rua Bioscience (formerly the Hikurangi Cannabis Company)
New Zealand

This session is in English

12:30 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

What new opportunities will there be in China's hemp industry? - Peter Tan, Chairman, Hanma Investment Group


What are the benefits of obtaining TGA-certified APIs? - Miles Wright, CEO, Averix Bio


How does the Asia-Pacific medical cannabis industry look like from an international perspective? - Ben Quirin, Regional Managing Director APAC, Canopy Growth


What are the impacts of Thai cannabis re-entering the global market? - Jim Plamondon, VP of Marketing, Thai Cannabis Corporation


Where will the first harvests of New Zealand medical cannabis go? - Panapa Ehau, Co‑Founder and Director, Rua Bioscience (formerly the Hikurangi Cannabis Company)

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

What new opportunities will there be in China's hemp industry? - Peter Tan, Chairman, Hanma Investment Group


What are the benefits of obtaining TGA-certified APIs? - Miles Wright, CEO, Averix Bio


How does the Asia-Pacific medical cannabis industry look like from an international perspective? - Ben Quirin, Regional Managing Director APAC, Canopy Growth


What are the impacts of Thai cannabis re-entering the global market? - Jim Plamondon, VP of Marketing, Thai Cannabis Corporation


Where will the first harvests of New Zealand medical cannabis go? - Panapa Ehau, Co‑Founder and Director, Rua Bioscience (formerly the Hikurangi Cannabis Company)

1:15 pm

Lunch with Networking

2:45 pm

Distributing North American CBD Products in Mainland China and Hong Kong: How Will the Game Change in the Future?

  • How US and Canada CBD products differ from local ones
  • Local production as a game-changer
  • The Chinese and Hong Kong CBD market looking ahead

James Foster

Group CEO
CBD Group Asia (under Canrim Growth Group)
Hong Kong (China S.A.R.)

This session is in English

3:15 pm

Advancing the Mongolian Hemp Industry: Developing Local CBD Strains for the Global Market

  • Introduction to Mongolia's hemp industry
  • Developing local CBD strains and genetics for the global market
  • Collaboration with Kazakhstan, other Asian countries and future market opportunities

Anar Artur

Chief Executive Officer
Hemp Mongolia
Mongolia

This session is in English

3:45 pm

Coffee Break with Networking

4:15 pm

Adapting Canada's Best Practices to the Asia-Pacific Context: What Can Be Done?

  • Brief introduction to Canada's medical cannabis industry
  • Zenabis's work in ensuring high quality of medical cannabis
  • What can Asia-Pacific industry players do to better their game?

Dr. Zeid Mohamedali

Former Chief Medical Officer
Zenabis
Canada

This session is in English

4:45 pm

Avinoam Sapir

CEO
Tikun‑Olam Cannbit Pharmaceuticals
Israel

Cannabis - The Pharmaceutical Industry of 21st Century

  • Clinical studies - the key for the pharmaceutical arena
  • Precise cannabis products and delivery methods - Technology and advantages
  • Think global act local: Techtransfer for the local cannabis market
  • Overview of over 15 years of clinical studies
  • Safety and efficacy of medical cannabis - the importance of precise products
This session is in English
Lihi Schleider

R&D Manager
Tikun‑Olam Cannbit Pharmaceuticals
Israel

5:15 pm

Sourcing Asian Hemp for the European Market: Where is the Potential?

  • Situation surrounding European cannabis and hemp market
  • How Asian hemp is currently sourced to meet Europe's needs
  • Future opportunities for the Asian hemp export industry

Daniel Kruse

Managing Director
HempConsult / Hempro International
Germany

This session is in English

5:45 pm

Pavel Kubu

Chief Executive Officer
International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)
Czech Republic

Standardisation and Quality Assurance of Southeast Asian Medical Cannabis Products & Aligning Them with International Laws and Legislations

  • Preliminary data from various countries on the use of medical cannabis
  • Aligning products with international laws and legislations
  • Helping various governments set standards and quality of medical products
This session is in English
Tomas Sadilek

Director of Governmental Affairs
International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)
Czech Republic

6:15 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

How will local CBD products compare to North American ones in the Chinese market in the future? - James Foster, Group CEO, CBD Group Asia (under Canrim Growth Group)


Will Mongolian CBD products have a place in the global market? - Anar Artur, Chief Executive Officer, Hemp Mongolia


What can Asia-Pacific medical cannabis players learn from Canada? - Dr. Zeid Mohamedali, Former Chief Medical Officer, Zenabis


How will Asian hemp serve the demands of the European market? - Daniel Kruse, Managing Director, HempConsult / Hempro International


How will standardisation of Southeast Asian medical cannabis products affect the international market? - Pavel Kubu, Chief Executive Officer, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) and Tomas Sadilek, Director of Governmental Affairs, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)


Cannabis - The Pharmaceutical Industry of 21st Century - Avinoam Sapir, CEO, Tikun‑Olam Cannbit Pharmaceuticals and Lihi Schleider, R&D Manager, Tikun‑Olam Cannbit Pharmaceuticals

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

How will local CBD products compare to North American ones in the Chinese market in the future? - James Foster, Group CEO, CBD Group Asia (under Canrim Growth Group)


Will Mongolian CBD products have a place in the global market? - Anar Artur, Chief Executive Officer, Hemp Mongolia


What can Asia-Pacific medical cannabis players learn from Canada? - Dr. Zeid Mohamedali, Former Chief Medical Officer, Zenabis


How will Asian hemp serve the demands of the European market? - Daniel Kruse, Managing Director, HempConsult / Hempro International


How will standardisation of Southeast Asian medical cannabis products affect the international market? - Pavel Kubu, Chief Executive Officer, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI) and Tomas Sadilek, Director of Governmental Affairs, International Cannabis and Cannabinoids Institute (ICCI)


Cannabis - The Pharmaceutical Industry of 21st Century - Avinoam Sapir, CEO, Tikun‑Olam Cannbit Pharmaceuticals and Lihi Schleider, R&D Manager, Tikun‑Olam Cannbit Pharmaceuticals

7:00 pm

Summary of the First Day of the Conference and Projects Introduction

7:15 pm

Evening Reception

Engage in exciting conversations. Strengthen your network after a day full of knowledge sharing, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the relaxed atmosphere of the event venue.

This session is in English

THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH

9:00 am

Introduction by World Class Business Leaders Institute

9:15 am

Cannabis in India: Its Historic Past and its Glorious Future

  • History of India's hemp and medical cannabis industry from regulatory and research points of view
  • BOHECO's work in changing and shaping the local industry
  • What the future holds for traditional medicine (Ayurveda)

Jahan Peston Jamas

Co‑Founder and Director ‑ Strategy & Collaborations
Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO)
India

This session is in English

9:45 am

The Role of Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Pain, Mental Health and Addiction: Results from a Large Prospective Study of Canadian Patients

  • Brief overview of Tilray's clinical and observational research program
  • Results of Tilray Observational Patient Study (TOPS)
  • How the results can be applied to the Asian-Pacific context

Philippe Lucas

Vice President of Patient Research & Access
Tilray
Canada

This session is in English

10:15 am

Coffee Break with Networking

10:45 am

Sungwoo Choi

Founder and Managing Partner
The Collective C
South Korea

Understanding the Current Situation and Future of South Korea's Medical Cannabis Market

  • Current issues faced by both public and private sectors
  • KMCO's solutions to overcome these challenges
  • Future outlook of the South Korean CBD market
This session is in English
Sung-Seok Kang

Founder
Korea Medical Cannabis Organization (KMCO)
South Korea

11:15 am

Regulation Roadblocks: What Lies Ahead for Import and Distribution of CBD Products in Japan?

  • Current regulations surrounding import and distribution of CBD products in Japan
  • Future opportunities for the Japanese market
  • Tips to export CBD products into Japan

Yuji Masataka

Executive Director
Green Zone Japan
Japan

This session is in English

11:45 am

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

What does the future hold for the development of Indian cannabis? - Jahan Peston Jamas, Co‑Founder and Director ‑ Strategy & Collaborations, Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO)


What role does medical cannabis play in the treatment of pain, mental health and addiction? - Philippe Lucas, Vice President of Patient Research & Access, Tilray


What are the market opportunities for CBD products in South Korea? - Sungwoo Choi, Founder and Managing Partner, The Collective C and Sung-Seok Kang, Founder, Korea Medical Cannabis Organization (KMCO)


What are the opportunities for CBD products to be imported and distributed into Japan? - Yuji Masataka, Executive Director, Green Zone Japan

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

What does the future hold for the development of Indian cannabis? - Jahan Peston Jamas, Co‑Founder and Director ‑ Strategy & Collaborations, Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO)


What role does medical cannabis play in the treatment of pain, mental health and addiction? - Philippe Lucas, Vice President of Patient Research & Access, Tilray


What are the market opportunities for CBD products in South Korea? - Sungwoo Choi, Founder and Managing Partner, The Collective C and Sung-Seok Kang, Founder, Korea Medical Cannabis Organization (KMCO)


What are the opportunities for CBD products to be imported and distributed into Japan? - Yuji Masataka, Executive Director, Green Zone Japan

12:30 pm

Lunch with Networking

2:00 pm

"The Green Light" - From Schedule IV to the Thai Doctor's Office and How Laos, Cambodia are Jumping on the Bandwagon

  • Cannabinoids - from Schedule IV to the doctor's office
  • Thailand's struggle with regulating the hemp industry
  • Countries in the region jumping on the bandwagon - Laos and Cambodia
  • Hemp as the new cash crop for Southeast Asia

Paul Crosio

Partner
Silk Legal
Thailand

This session is in English

2:30 pm

The Road Map and Future of Medical Cannabis in Asia and China

  • A comparison of the Asian and Western approach
  • China´s role in the global cannabis market
  • Opportunities and potential in the South-East Asian region
  • Biotechnology in Hemp and Medical Cannabis industry development

Philip Gu

Founder & CEO
StemCell United
Australia / Singapore

This session is in English

3:00 pm

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3:15 pm

Sustainability within the Nepalese Hemp Ecosystem and its Impacts on Global Exports

  • Introduction to the hemp industry in Nepal
  • Sustainability within the ecosystem and how it impacts global exports
  • Future market opportunities for Nepalese hemp

Dhiraj K. Shah

Founder and CEO
Shah Hemp Inno‑Ventures (SHIV)
Nepal

This session is in English

3:45 pm

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Through Industrial Hemp in Malaysia

  • History of the legalization of industrial hemp in Malaysia and introduction of MHIRA
  • The work of MHIRA - Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through industrial hemp
  • Future opportunities for the Malaysian hemp industry

Johan Mohd

President
Malaysia HempTech Industrial Research Association (MHIRA)
Malaysia

This session is in English

4:15 pm

Opportunities for the Chinese Hemp and CBD Industry: What Lies Ahead?

  • Background of Chinese hemp and CBD industry
  • Strengths and challenges
  • Opportunities lying ahead for industry players

Jessica Min

Vice President
Hemp CBD China (HCC) / Asia‑Pacific CBD Union
China

This session is in English

4:45 pm

The Land of Gold: A Study on Cambodia's Cannabis Investment Environment

  • Background of Cambodia's road to legalization of cannabis
  • Cambodia's investment environment in the heart of the ASEAN market
  • Future market opportunities

Herve Lacorne

Advisor ‑ Office of the Council of Ministers
Royal Government of Cambodia
Cambodia

This session is in English

5:15 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

How are countries in the Mekong region (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia) catching up with medical cannabis developments? - Paul Crosio, Partner, Silk Legal


How will Asia and China be the future of medical cannabis? - Philip Gu, Founder & CEO, StemCell United


How does sustainability of Nepal's hemp ecosystem contribute to its global exports? - Dhiraj K. Shah, Founder and CEO, Shah Hemp Inno‑Ventures (SHIV)


How is Malaysia achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through industrial hemp? - Johan Mohd, President, Malaysia HempTech Industrial Research Association (MHIRA)


What are the opportunities for hemp and CBD players in the Chinese market? - Jessica Min, Vice President, Hemp CBD China (HCC) / Asia‑Pacific CBD Union


How does Cambodia's investment environment for cannabis look like? - Herve Lacorne, Advisor ‑ Office of the Council of Ministers, Royal Government of Cambodia

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with the speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

How are countries in the Mekong region (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia) catching up with medical cannabis developments? - Paul Crosio, Partner, Silk Legal


How will Asia and China be the future of medical cannabis? - Philip Gu, Founder & CEO, StemCell United


How does sustainability of Nepal's hemp ecosystem contribute to its global exports? - Dhiraj K. Shah, Founder and CEO, Shah Hemp Inno‑Ventures (SHIV)


How is Malaysia achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through industrial hemp? - Johan Mohd, President, Malaysia HempTech Industrial Research Association (MHIRA)


What are the opportunities for hemp and CBD players in the Chinese market? - Jessica Min, Vice President, Hemp CBD China (HCC) / Asia‑Pacific CBD Union


How does Cambodia's investment environment for cannabis look like? - Herve Lacorne, Advisor ‑ Office of the Council of Ministers, Royal Government of Cambodia

6:00 pm

End of the Conference with Summary

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