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Africa Symposium

May 24, 2019 Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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 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 were able to:

  1. Establish connections and relationships with the early shapers and visionaries of the African cannabis market.
  2. Express increased awareness of the burgeoning African cannabis industry, global trends and international perspectives on hemp and cannabis.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to developing new cannabis and hemp markets founded in lessons learned and best practices.

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The Nine Foundational Pillars of Cannabis Markets

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Attendance Certificates Available


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The International Cannabis Marketplace: New Opportunities & Challenges In Africa



Thursday May 23, 2019

CHAMPAGNE WELCOME  provided by New Frontier Data
Lobby of Elephant Hills Hotel


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.


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


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Zorodzai J.T Maroveke

Panel: Cannabis and Hemp’s Impact in sub-Saharan Africa

Panel discussion with:
Dr. Molly McCann – Moderator
Beau Whitney
Dr. Zorodzai J.T Maroveke
Peter Rhodes
Gift Dzvova


Day 1 Speakers


Giadha Aguirre De Carcer
New Frontier Data

Gary Allen

Gary Allen
New Frontier Data

John Kagia

John Kagia
New Frontier Data

Brooke Butler

Brooke Butler
VP of Business Development

Bob Hoban
Hoban Law Group

Michael Harlow

Michael Harlow

R. Reggie Gaudino

Reggie Gaudino
Steep Hill

Jaime Lewis

Jaime Lewis
Coldwater Consulting

Chris Bolton

Chris Bolton
COO and Founder

Shawn Moniz

Shawn Moniz
Cannvas MedTech

Day 2 Speakers

Dr Zorodzai J.T Maroveke

Dr Zorodzai J.T Maroveke
Founder & CEO
Zimbabwe Industrial Hemp Trust

Peter Rhodes

Peter Rhodes
Intercontinental Cannabis Corporation

Beau Whitney

Beau Whitney
New Frontier Data

Molly McCann

Molly McCann
Senior Manager, Industry Analytics
New Frontier Data

Gift Dzova

Gift Dzvova
Roukai Consulting

VIP Attendees

Princess Sikhanyiso

HRH Princess Sikhanyiso
Kingdom of Eswatini

ziyambi ziyambi

 Ziyambi Ziyambi
Minister of Justice, Zimbabwe

Lizzy Nkosi

Senator Lizzy Nkosi
Minister of Health, Kingdom of Eswatini

John Mangwiro

 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

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

Planning Committee


Caroline Kowalski
New Frontier Data

Yona Torres
New Frontier Data

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Our next ICA Symposia will be held in Berlin, Germany, serving the emerging global cannabis, hemp, and CBD markets. As with all ICA events, this symposium will be by invitation-only, for government officials and senior executives exclusively. If you are interested in attending this event, reserve your seat today. Event is limited to 150 seats.

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