Cannabis Europa will be taking their cutting-edge European expertise, knowledge and research across the Atlantic to Toronto, Canada, the market at the forefront of the medicinal cannabis sector.
With hand-picked delegates from all over the world and a panel of over 30 curated expert speakers, the Cannabis Europa Transatlantic Forum will bring industry leaders, investors, business innovators, politicians, patients and advocates together for a content-packed day of networking and learning.
We’re right at the beginning of opening up access to a plant which has so much potential to improve people’s lives and I think this is going to be a really positive social change, one of the great social changes of our generation
Join the leading European innovators and Canadian pioneers to understand the future of the international cannabis industry.
The Cannabis Europa Transatlantic Forum will take place at Toronto’s historic Fairmont Royal York hotel, situated just a minute walk from the city’s biggest attractions like the CN Tower, Scotiabank Arena and the bustling Bay Street.
Emmanuelle Fontaine Domeizel is a member of the French National Assembly and sits on the Social Affairs Committee. With 20 years' experience nursing, she has specific interests in health, pensions and disability issues. She has advocated for medical cannabis in the Assembly. Her understanding of the French political landscape and medical expertise have pushed her to take a particular interest in the question of medical cannabis, at a time when France is implementing a trial for providing access to patients.
Vanmala Subramaniam is a trilingual business/investigative journalist with almost a decade of experience storytelling for television, radio and print. She began her coverage of the cannabis industry in late 2016 as the Money & Economics Editor for VICE Canada and became the Financial Post's designated cannabis reporter last September.
Danish politician and MP for the Liberal party, Jane Heitmann is a vocal supporter of the medical cannabis reform in Denmark. She supports the medical cannabis pilot, emphasising the benefits it brings to patients, health professionals and agriculture.
Chuck Rifici is a pioneer of the North American cannabis industry having created and managed opportunities that have positively impacted the Canadian landscape. Chuck is the Founder and CEO of Nesta Holding Co., a private equity firm that creates wide ranging partnerships and brands within the cannabis industry, and, Chairman of Auxly Cannabis Group, a platform spanning the entire cannabis value-chain, minimizing risk while simultaneously maximizing exposure to multiple, geographically-diverse cannabis companies through a single source. Chuck is also known for having co-founded Canopy Growth Corporation.
Investment Manager at Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Prytz helps Canadian and US businesses establish their presence in the Danish market. His knowledge of regulatory frameworks in a European/Danish context has been instrumental in attracting international medical cannabis companies to Denmark.
Lyndon is a Jersey Senator involved with the granting of a licence to Jersey farmers in August 2019 permitting them to harvest hemp flowers for cannabis oil. Jersey became the first place in the British and Irish Isles to grant such a licence.
Andrew leads Tilray’s corporate development function, including the team that is responsible for M&A and corporate investments. Previously he worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Managing Director and most recently served as Head of Canadian Diversified Investment Banking, which included coverage of the Canadian cannabis industry.
Senior Vice President of Harvest One Cannabis, Will Stewart, has spent almost 20 years in public affairs in Canada and was once Chief of Staff to a cabinet minister in Ontario. He has experience consulting for some of Canada’s largest entities, including legal cannabis companies.