As a prelude to recreational sales in Michigan that are scheduled to begin next month, the Cannabis Industry Summit will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21 at The Townsend Hotel in downtown Birmingham.
The six-hour program will feature licensed cannabis growers, processors, and provisioning center operations from around the state. Andrew Brisbo, executive director of the Marijuana Regulation Agency, will serve as keynote speaker. He was appointed by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. The agency is the successor to the Bureau of Marijuana Regulation.
Experts from Cannabis Property Brokers, Conifer, CTEM, Dykema, Exclusive Brands, and Pleasantrees will participate in three panel discussions covering investing, compliance, and market trends.
More than 300 leaders, including state legislators and municipal officials, will be in attendance. The summit will focus on recreational licensing, education, and regulation in a professional environment.
There also will be a speed networking event in which 12 participants will each have four minutes to market their goods, services, or business plans.
“This event explores the cannabis industry and provides useful insight to those with licenses, applying for licenses, looking to deploy or raise capital, and up-to-date information from governmental leaders,” says Derek Dickow, president of Steward Media, the host of the event. “We’ve produced several events over the past 10 years and are excited about the quality and caliber of our speakers, sponsors, and attendees.”
The event starts at 3 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. Registration is available here, and tickets cost $295 each ahead of time and $345 each if they are purchased the day of the event.
DBusiness Magazine featured Michigan’s cannabis industry as the cover story of its November/December issue, available now on newsstands.