MCIA 2019 St. Louis Business Conference

Missouri Cannabis Industry Association’s Spring 2019 Business Conference will be held in St. Louis, Missouri. We’re planning a comprehensive cannabis industry conference to meet the needs of Missouri’s new medical marijuana industry. This is a must-attend event that will cover all aspects of cannabis business. Our lineup of seasoned industry speakers and keynotes will answer all of your questions and we’ll have the latest information about licensing. MCIA will offer an expanded expo hall with full service vendors. Make valuable connections in banking, legal, security, design/build, greenhouse, lighting, license application, IT/POS, operations, insurance, marketing and more to build your successful medical cannabis business.

Make Valuable Network Connections at the 2019 MCIA Conference

MCIA is confirming a new slate of speakers and a brand new agenda. Our past conference speaker lineup and agenda is listed below.
Check back for new information as we finalize details for the 2019 conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

Our Fall 2018 Conference is Kansas City was a huge success. We’ll update the new 2019 Conference Agenda shortly. Please check back. Our 2019 conference in St. Louis in April will offer a series of events specifically designed for people who are interested in the emerging Missouri cannabis industry! Tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.

2018 Conference Agenda

Thursday, September 13th

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pre-Conference Meet and Greet, The Mulberry Room- September 13th

Day 1, Friday, September 14th

8:00 am – 9:15 am
Registration Opens & Breakfast.
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome and Introductions – Dan Viets
9:15am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker – Dr. Sue Sisley
10:00 am – 10:15 am
BREAK
10:15 am – 10:55 am
New Approach Initiative Licensing Requirements Jack Cardetti
10:55 am – 11:35 am
Federal Legalization Outlook – Michael Correia
11:35 am – 12:15 pm
Finding Your Place in the Cannabis Industry Mike Arnold
12:15 am – 1:15 pm
LUNCH
1:15 pm – 1:55 pm
Evidence Based Medicine Paul E. Callicoat, M.D.
1:55 pm – 2:35 pm
Due Diligence Essentials – John Downs
2:35 pm – 3:15 pm
Cultivation Plans: All the Things You Aren’t Considering Shane Hutto
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm
BREAK
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Partnering with Experienced Operators Shane Hutto and Pedro Sotomayor
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
License Application Process Paula Givens

Friday, September 14th Conference Mixer

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Networking Mixer, Crowne Plaza

Day 2, Saturday, September 15th

8:00 am – 9:15 am
Breakfast.
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Welcome and Introductions Dan Viets
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Keynote Speaker Barry Grissom
10:00 am – 10:15 am
BREAK
10:15 am – 11:00 am
Vertical Integration John Hunt
11:00 am – 11:45 am
In It to Win It: What You can Do Now to Win in a Competitive Marketplace Diane Czarkowski
11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Soil is Dirty: Avoiding Cannabis Pitfalls with Aeroponic Science Curt Livesay
12:30 am – 1:30 pm
LUNCH
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Hemp-The Future of Missouri Farming John Bolsenga
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Marketing through Athletics Antonio DeRose
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
BREAK
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Bringing Industry Experience Back to Missouri George Nolen
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Disability Friendly Canna Business Jacqueline Patterson
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
3 Ballot Measures: Sorting Out the Law After the Election Brad Ketcher
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Hotel Accommodations

Attendees of the MCIA conference in Kansas City can get a discounted room rate at Crowne Plaza.

By phone: 816.460.6624 (direct line) Kortney Cunningham, Crowne Plaza Reservations Coordinator.
Email: kcunningham@cpkansascity.com

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