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Wednesday, February 9 Thursday, February 10 Friday, February 11
Exhibit Hall Hours 4:00 - 7:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm 9:30am - 1:00pm

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Wednesday, February 09, 2022
7:30am
Wednesday - 2/09/22
  
9:00-9:55am
Wednesday - 2/09/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Keynote: Cannabis Business and Technology 101
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Grab your seat and fasten your seat belt for this opening keynote. In order to extract maximum value from the conference, you need to have “comprehensive context” of the cannabis business and technology vertical. Otherwise you’d spend too much time trying to integrate abstract concepts to try and stitch everything together. Instead, the humorous and sometimes serious lecture looks at the history of cannabis, allowing you to discover core components and ends with defining the vertical opportunity (it’s surprisingly robust in more states than you might imagine including Oklahoma).
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  CannaTech
10:00-10:25am
Wednesday - 2/09/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Moving to a Cashless Industry: The Ins and Outs of Cannabis & Hemp Banking and Credit Unions
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History was made in 2020 when the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SAFE Act —which aims to ease banking restrictions for the federally illegal cannabis industry. However, with the act stalled, plant-touching businesses today still aren’t afforded the same opportunities in banking, sales transactions, payroll and more. And while hemp is legal, the vast majority of banks won’t service hemp business either. Finding options is essential for the success of every cannabis and hemp business. Hear from financial experts in the cannabis and banking industries who will share: - What it takes to secure a banking relationship and other options to explore; - Financial security considerations; - Possible improvements to expect with the new Biden administration.
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  CannaTech
10:30-11:25am
Wednesday - 2/09/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Keynote: State of the Cannabis Business Vertical
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Is it the best of times, or the worst of times? Determining the current state of cannabis has always been challenging in an industry so fast-moving that many describe it as living in dog years. Recent highlights have included record sales levels, new state markets, expanded industrial hemp opportunities and cannabis businesses being deemed “essential”. Yet the decline of cannabis stocks, continued federal government gridlock and COVID-19 disruptions also raise concerns. In this session, Prof. Paul Seaborn will sort through these mixed signals to provide a clear picture of the cannabis business vertical and a roadmap to current and future opportunity.
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  CannaTech
11:30-11:55am
Wednesday - 2/09/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Killer Video Surveillance Solutions Across the Entire Cannabis Supply Chain
CT-04
In this session, discover the rules of engagement for video surveillance and storage retention and how is varies by state. Discover how video is being deployed at grows, manufacturing/processing facilities and most importantly dispensaries for both compliance and security. Did you know Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions are being incorporated into video surveillance to reduce costs and reset how you vies security.
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  CannaTech
1:00-1:55pm
Wednesday - 2/09/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Real World MSP Use Case
CT-05
Many IT service providers look at the exploding cannabis market as a massive opportunity and it is, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to go after it. Learn from an MSP who cracked the code and is now working with cannabis growers, manufacturers and retailers throughout California. Since recreational cannabis was approved in the state in 2016, Luis Alvarez and his company have been helping the cannabis industry, providing IT and security services, and he’s become a much sought-after expert in working with the cannabis industry. He’ll share his insights on how to capture the attention of the right players and seize this lucrative opportunity.
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  CannaTech
2:30-3:25pm
Wednesday - 2/09/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Want to Enter the Cannabis Vertical? Better Start Here
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Experienced cannabis technology executives will share the realities of breaking into this complex, yet lucrative market. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what you need to know before you get started and best practices for market entry.
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  CannaTech
4:00-7:00pm
Wednesday - 2/09/22
(Hall A)
CannaTech Expo Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
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Thursday, February 10, 2022
8:30-9:25am
Thursday - 2/10/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Mistakes VARs Can't Afford to Make in the Cannabis Market
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Join this panel of experienced cannatech IT executives as they discuss critical mistakes VARs often make when trying to build their cannabis business. Panelists will also share their experiences and best practices for avoiding these mistakes in this fast growth vertical.
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  CannaTech
10:00-10:55am
Thursday - 2/10/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
7 Elements of a Successful Cannabis VAR
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This session will provide attendees deeper insight into the role of VARs in cannabis technology market, based on insights and data from RSPA's Cannabis Community. This panel of experienced VARs share their journey in this market and how these elements helped them achieve success.
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  CannaTech
11:00am-4:00pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
(Hall A)
CannTech Expo Exhibit Hall Open
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1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Compliance is King (to your Opportunities and Profits!)
CT-09
This lively expert panel discussion will help you position yourself as a cybersecurity and compliance authority. (This is worth more than the cost of the entire conference.). Compliance requirements and fear of penalties and lawsuits – even being shut down – keep business owners (not just in the cannabis business) from sleeping peacefully. That’s a huge opportunity for you to make money. But first you must be seen as a go-to trusted authority that can help business owners protect their brands, their reputations, and their assets. All businesses must protect HR info including Social Security Numbers, driver’s license info, and access to financial accounts. All businesses that take credit cards must comply with PCI. Cannabis businesses have added compliance requirements, ranging from video surveillance to privacy laws for medical marijuana to financial restrictions preventing their money from being deposited in federally-chartered banks. Some regulations also flow down to you as their IT support provider. Discover answers to questions like this: How many days of video surveillance footage do you need to securely retain onsite in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California and Colorado? How do you choose a compliant cloud service? What should you have in your contracts to avoid costly situations for you if your client causes a breach? The more you learn the more you earn!
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  CannaTech
2:00-2:25pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Cannabis and the Cash Ecosystem
CT-10
We will explore the Cannabis retail cash ecosystem while identifying the individual components and illustrating opportunities for increased automation. The discussion will round out by exploring the long and short term impacts of improving automation as it relates to revenue capture and staff optimization.
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  CannaTech
2:30-3:25pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Cannabis Technology Supply Chain and Product Stacks
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This panel divides the technology supply chain conversation into four elements. (1) Defining the seed-to-sale supply chain (a quick primer). (2) Traditional Line of Business applications (think BDR, etc.). (3) Specific cannabis technologies as a product stack that relates directly to cannabis entities in the supply chain. And finally (4) Specific technologies to the cannabis support services industry for non-cannabis entities (firms that don’t touch the flower). The insights shared are based on the actual experiences of Managed Services Providers (MSPs) and others who are “carrying the bag” and wearing the tool belt. Take notes! And when you leave this session, you’ll understand what digital fencing is in the cannabis vertical and why MSPs should care. SECRET: Bar codes baby!
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  CannaTech
3:30-3:55pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
CannaTech (Palm B)
Retrofitting With The Experts: Making The Switch To LEDs and Other Technology Gizmos
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There are several factors cultivators should consider when switching from high-pressure sodium lighting to LED technology. Every facility design is unique, and growers face individual choices that enable them to achieve efficiencies in energy consumption, plant production and financial performance when planning a retrofit. We'll also discuss other gizmos like climate control solutions and cultivation technolgies and challenges growers encounter. Also will have a discussion on best practices for cultivators to upgrade their technology.
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  CannaTech
4:15pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
Special Networking Event (Floridian Ballroom)
IDEA SHOWCASE RECEPTION AND PITCH EVENT - Open to all Badge Holders
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  Special Networking Event
8:00pm
Thursday - 2/10/22
Special Networking Event ()
CannaTech Expo Networking LIVE Party
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  Special Networking Event

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