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Jen Wynn, Vice President of Expositions at Cannabis Industrial Marketplace, spent the afternoon telling Greenway about the 2019 Cannabis Industrial Marketplace St. Louis Summit and Expo coming up next week.

MO Cannabis Summit & Expo, which will take place July 23 and 24 in Collinsville, Ill. at the Gateway Center, is packed full of exhibitors and information. The event is taking place right across the river in Collinsville.

“We had trouble being able to get a facility that was large enough for our exhibitors and the expected attendees during the time slot that we wanted in St. Louis, so we shifted across the river,” Wynn explained.

The shift may result in unexpected perks, as the change puts the expo smack in the middle of a current medical market state currently transitioning to adult use while targeting a state on the cusp of launching facility applications and beginning licensing for medical businesses.

“There’s a lot of crossover between St. Louis and Southwest Illinois to begin with,” Wynn says, “but being able to bring businesses and investors from a new market together with experienced businesses, vendors, contractors, and professionals is a really exciting experience.”

“Our expos are designed to focus on the business side of the emerging cannabis industry. Our goal is to help connect buyers and sellers in any aspect of the business, while providing education to entrepreneur preparing to enter this market. To shift focus from the everyday hobbyist, we chose to plan our events on weekdays to align with our model, the business of cannabis,” Wynn says.

“We get exhibitors from all over the country, from legal market experts to people in adjacent businesses that have the expertise to build or renovate whatever a new business might need.”

While patient education may not be the focus, the 2019 Cannabis Industrial Marketplace St. Louis Summit and Expo looks to be a valuable learning resource for industry professionals and aspiring applicants headed into the final weeks before facility applications open.

Featuring a keynote speech covering Missouri Cannabis Regulations and Compliance on July 24th from Andrea Balkenbush, Facility Licensing and Compliance Director with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and a litany of other speakers discussing every aspect of the cannabis industry from packaging to marketing, compliance to construction, the St. Louis Summit and Expo aims to provide industry professionals with more than networking.

Tickets are available for purchase online. As of publication, attendees are still able to use promo code “MOFlashSale” to save 30% on ticket purchases.

Wynn says there are a few final available booth rentals for vendors and businesses interested in exhibiting.


Check out the full expo agenda below:

July 23 

Seminar Room 1 – Cannabis Business Opportunities

  • 9:15 AM FEATURED SPEAKER: Illinois Cannabis Licensing: How to Win
    Joseph Wright, Co-Founder, NuSierra & Former Director of Illinois Medical Cannabis Program
  • 10:15 AM: A Proven Strategy for Starting a Cannabis Business with Limited Regulations & Low Investment
    Dustin Klein – Sun Valley Certification Clinic
  • 1:30 PM: Building Your Brand With Custom Packaging Innovation
    Scott Jost, Vice President of Innovation & Design – Berlin Packaging
  • 2:30 PM: Emerging Technologies in the Medical Cannabis Industry
    Joshua Alper, Managing Director & CEO – Cann10 & Blue Diamond Ventures
  • 4:30 PM: License Application Crunch Time Panel
    Joshua Alper, Managing Director & CEO – Cann10 & Blue Diamond Ventures
    Clement Hayes, General Counsel – Harvest 360 Technologies
    George Nolen – MOGreens Wellness
    Dan Roda – Abaca
    Jennifer Germano – ICS Consulting Service

Seminar Room 2 – Cultivating & Processing Technologies

  • 9:30 AM: Intelligent Greenhouse Design for Higher Yields
    Pete Hummert, Design and Sales Manager – Hummert International
  • 10:30 AM: Gas Detection Solutions for the Cannabis Manufacturing Industry
    Cliff Breslow, Regional Sales Manager – Honeywell Industrial Safety
  • 1:45 PM: Creating a Climate for Success
    Mike Lee – Northern Weathermakers HVAC Inc
  • 2:45 PM: KIND LED Full Spectrum VS HPS/White LED
    Anthony Ibarra, President of Sales – DigaNET, Inc.
  • 4:45 PM:Cannabis Processing Techniques and Quality Control
    Nick Dwyer, Head Of Extraction – Best Value Vacs

Seminar Room 3 – Business Services & Security

  • 9:45 AM: Navigating the Maze of Cannabis Business Finances: Business Considerations, Accounting and Tax Compliance and What it Takes to be Successful
    Jody Yarbrough – SavantCFO
  • 10:45 AM: Secured Transport; Missouri Regulations and Monitoring
    Raymond Felton – Fortuna Security Group
  • 2:00 PM: Surviving and Thriving Through the Maze of Tilted Taxation
    Bryan McDonald, Client Development Partner – CPAMD, Ltd.
  • 3:00 PM: Identifying and Controlling Risk in Cannabis Business Operations
    Larry Harb – 420 Friendly Insurance
  • 5:00 PM: Cannabis Business Legal Strategies
    Joe Birschbach – Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Programs


July 24

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Keynote – Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Topic: Missouri Cannabis Regulations and Compliance

Andrea Balkenbush, Facility Licensing and Compliance Director, MO Dept of Health and Senior Services


Seminar Room 1 – Growing and Profitability Strategies

  • 1:00 PM: Getting Banked — How to Get a Bank Account for Your Cannabis Business (And Keep It!)
    Dan Roda – Abaca
  • 2:00 PM: Grow Low, Yield High: Introduction to the Fundamentals of LED Lighting and Innovative Grow Strategies
    Jay Marshall, Strategic Partnership Team – Thrive Agritech

Seminar Room 2 – Cannabis Business Services

  • 1:15 PM: Protecting your Cannabis Business
    Amanda Kugler – The Roots Insurance
  • 2:15 PM:Cannabis Product Brand Development & Packaging Procurement
    John Hartsell – Dizpot and Jeff Scrabeck – Dizpot
  • 3:15 PM: Top 7 Missouri Cannabis Compliance Issues Your Dispensary Can Avoid
    Ted VanDeburg, VP of Sales – Cova Software

Seminar Room 3 – Cannabis Business Legal Strategies

  • 1:30 PM: Contractual Issues and Intellectual Property Protection as a Business Strategy for the Cannabis Industry
    Clement Hayes, General Counsel – Harvest 360 Technologies
  • 2:30 PM: Submitting a Competitive Cannabis Application
    Charlena Berry, Owner – Cannabis Business Growth
  • 3:30 PM: Operating Under the Microscope: Preparing for Cannabis Regulation in your Licensed Facility
    Jennifer Germano – ICS Consulting Service

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