About This Event
Africa’s premier hemp and cannabis conference, The InterCannAlliance (ICA) Africa Symposium was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. As all ICA events, this private symposium was invitation only, for government officials and senior executives.
This symposium featured leading cannabis experts from the 9 essential sectors of cannabis markets, who shared their lessons learned and best practices for the emerging industrial hemp and legal cannabis markets across the African continent. By sharing their expertise in the global legal cannabis market, New Frontier Data and its ICA Founding Partners educate regulators and C-level executives on how to best navigate the path to responsible and effective market practices, and regulatory success in an emerging market.
As a result of attending the International Cannabis Alliance Africa Symposium, participants are able to:
- Establish connections and relationships with the early shapers and visionaries of the African cannabis market.
- Express increased awareness of the burgeoning African cannabis industry, global trends and international perspectives on hemp and cannabis.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to developing new cannabis and hemp markets founded in lessons learned and best practices.
Pre-Sale: Africa Regional Hemp and Cannabis Report: 2019 Industry Outlook
The Nine Foundational Pillars of Cannabis Markets
Attendance Certificates Available
Contact us for your certificate: Contact@InterCannAlliance.com
The International Cannabis Marketplace: New Opportunities & Challenges In Africa
Thursday May 23, 2019
CHAMPAGNE WELCOME provided by New Frontier Data
Friday May 24, 2019
VIP BREAKFAST Presented by Hoban Law Group – Special Remarks by President & Founder Bob Hoban
Opening Remarks – The Nine Foundational Pillars of Cannabis Markets
New Frontier Data – Giadha Aguirre de Carcer will share an overview of the Nine Foundational Pillars of Cannabis Markets.
Socio-Economic Impact of Hemp & Cannabis Cultivation in Africa
New Frontier Data – John Kagia will share an overview of the socioeconomic impact of the emerging hemp and cannabis industries in the African region. He will present market sizing, key economic factors fueling and limiting the market’s potential growth, and trends shaping the region’s expansion.
Cannabis Policy & Regulatory Best Practices
Hoban – Bob Hoban has already consulted with several governments on developing cannabis regulations. He will share his expertise with special attention to imposing fair and profitable policy-driven regulations for businesses, consumers, and investors.
Cannabis Science and the Need for Lab Testing
Steep Hill – Reggie Gaudino will share insights into the science behind the cannabis plant, explain how consistent lab testing and quality control for cannabis products earns patient and consumer trust, a crucial step in the success of an emerging cannabis market.
Tax & Accounting Pitfalls for New Cannabis Market Entrants
CohnReznick – Michael Harlow will share his experience working with the effects of taxation regulations on cannabis businesses, with specific case examples of how improper taxation can lead to challenges in a new market’s growth and the direction of foreign investments.
PRIVATE LUNCH & NETWORKING
The Critical Points of Cannabis Compliance
Simplifya – Brooke Butler will share the significance and challenges of regulatory compliance by operators in the industry. Non-compliance with strict regulations is one of the primary risks in cannabis operations, and knowledge of common violations and methods of achieving these standards ensures success in operations and the creation of a healthy, viable market.
Quality, Trackability and Repeatability in Industrial Cannabis Cultivation Methodologies
theracann INTERNATIONAL- Chris Bolton will share insights into cannabis cultivation requirements and best practices. As the principal step in the generation of the cannabis industry, operators, investors, regulators will benefit from the expertise of proven techniques that distinguish the cannabis industry from other high-value.
Cost, Tech, and SOPs of Cannabis Processing
Mountain Medicine – Jaime Lewis will share insight into one of the fastest growing areas in the cannabis industry – extractions and processing into derivative products. Given the current global shortage cannabis of processing resources, the step of transforming biomass to consumable products will be key for any emerging market.
Patient & Consumer Education in the Era of Cannabis
Canvas MedTech – Shawn Moniz will present on the value of patient and consumer education. In a medical market, user experience, data collection, and patient education are crucial to ensure that patients find the medicine they need; and maximize businesses opportunities; and facilitate engagement in the legal market.
VIP COCKTAIL EVENT Presented by theracann international – Special Remarks by COO & Founder Chris Bolton
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Dr. Zorodzai J.T Maroveke
Panel: Cannabis and Hemp’s Impact in sub-Saharan Africa
Panel discussion with:
Day 1 Speakers
Giadha Aguirre De Carcer
New Frontier Data
New Frontier Data
CHIEF KNOWLEDGE OFFICER
New Frontier Data
VP of Business Development
Hoban Law Group
VICE PRESIDENT FOR
COO and Founder
Day 2 Speakers
Dr Zorodzai J.T Maroveke
Founder & CEO
Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust
Intercontinental Cannabis Corporation
VP AND SENIOR ECONOMIST
New Frontier Data
Senior Manager, Industry Analytics
New Frontier Data
HRH Princess Sikhanyiso
Kingdom of Eswatini
Minister of Justice, Zimbabwe
Senator Lizzy Nkosi
Minister of Health, Kingdom of Eswatini
John Chamunorwa Mangwiro
Deputy Minister of Health, Zimbabwe
Norwu Howard, Liberia
Deputy Minister of Health
Mrs. Ropafadzai Hove
Director of Pharmacy Services, Zimbabwe
Hon. Foday Rado Yokie
Special Envoy of Investments, Sierra Leone
Elephant Hills Resort
The InterCannAlliance Victoria Falls Symposium will be hosted at the Elephant Hills Resort overlooking the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
The resort features a championship golf course over lush greens surrounded by roaming wildlife, a luxury spa, athletic facilities and dining establishments positioned to view the spray from the majestic Victoria Falls. Corporate, luxury and leisure meet here in this icon of Victoria Falls.
The Elephant Hills Resort
Address: 328 Park Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Phone: +263 213 284 4793
“I am looking forward to attending New Frontier Data’s Socio-Economic Study symposium in May and hearing about their work for the Government of Zimbabwe and Africa. The office of the Ministry of Health for Liberia stands ready to learn more about the fiscal impact on the issues that may benefit Liberia’s overall Healthcare system and our pro-poor agenda.”
– The Honorable Norwu Howard, Deputy Minister of Health- Liberia
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