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Wednesday, June 22 Thursday, June 23 Friday, June 24
Exhibit Hall Hours 4:00 - 7:00pm 11:00am - 4:00pm 9:30am - 1:00pm

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
9:00-9:55am
Wednesday - 6/22/22
CannaTech General Session (Palm Ballroom)
Keynote: Cannabis Business and Technology 101
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CEO SMB Nation and 420MSP CEO SMB Nation and 420MSP
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 General Session
10:00-10:25am
Wednesday - 6/22/22
CannaTech General Session (Palm Ballroom)
Moving To A Cashless Industry: The Ins and Outs of Cannabis and Hemp Banking and Credit Unions
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CEO SMB Nation and 420MSP Assistant Professor McIntire School of Commerce
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 General Session
11:30-11:55am
Wednesday - 6/22/22
CannaTech General Session (Palm Ballroom)
Killer Video Surveillance Solutions Across the Entire Cannabis Supply Chain
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President & CEO Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. (ATG)
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 General Session
Thursday, June 23, 2022
1:00-1:55pm
Thursday - 6/23/22
CannaTech General Session (Palm Ballroom)
Compliance is King (to Your Opportunities and Profits!)
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President & CEO Alvarez Technology Group, Inc. (ATG) CEO Colorado Computer Support President Opus Fideles, LLC
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 General Session
2:30-3:25pm
Thursday - 6/23/22
CannaTech General Session (Palm Ballroom)
Keynote: State of the Cannabis Business Vertical
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Assistant Professor McIntire School of Commerce Assistant Professor McIntire School of Commerce
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 General Session

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