Schedule of Events

Ask the Experts: Cultivation Virtual Conference

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Welcome/Opening Remarks
General Session

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Sponsor Presentation - Cannasure Insurance Services
General Session
Sponsored By
Pat McManamon
Speaker Pat McManamon Chief Executive Officer Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC View Bio

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM

Give Your Plants the Light They Love With ACRYLITE® Acrylic. - Roehm America
General Session
Sponsored By

Creating optimized growing conditions in a controlled greenhouse environment: Learn how ACRYLITE® greenhouse glazing materials enable the full natural light spectrum to reach your plants resulting in increased plant growth and enhanced plant quality.

As the world leader in acrylic technology, ACRYLITE® products have consistently outperformed other greenhouse materials in commercial, institutional, research and retail greenhouse facilities throughout the world. Find out more about long-term success and exceptional return on investment when using ACRYLITE® greenhouse coverings.

Sibylle Viz
Speaker Sibylle Viz Market Manager Building & Construction Markets Roehm America LLC View Bio
David Morrison
Speaker David Morrison Technical Support Engineer Roehm America LLC View Bio

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM

FDIC-Insured Banking and Financial Services - Dama One Financial
General Session
Sponsored By
Dama Financial creates transparent FDIC-Insured banking and payment solutions for the cannabis industry by harnessing smart compliance, technology innovation and data. These solutions provide cannabis-related business with a safer, more convenient way to manage business transactions and minimize the financial and safety risks associated with keeping large amounts of cash on hand. In this session, Eric will discuss how Dama Financial provides proprietary solutions for cash management, Business Checking Accounts and Interest-Bearing companion accounts as well as tax payment services and an invoicing platform.
Eric Kaufman
Speaker Eric Kaufman Chief Revenue Officer Dama Financial View Bio

1:40 PM – 2:10 PM

Cannabis Emissions Assessments and Mitigation Strategies - Byers Scientific & Manufacturing
General Session
Sponsored By
This presentation will focus on how the combined technologies of Byers Scientific and Pacific Environmental Analytics assess, measure and quantify terpene and other emissions from cannabis facilities in order to deploy the most efficient and cost-effective mitigation solutions.
Marc Byers
Speaker Marc Byers Founder and President Byers Scientific and Manufacturing View Bio

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

Take Control of your Growing Climate and Make More of Both Types of Green with Svensson Climate and Light Dep Screen Solutions - Svensson
General Session
Sponsored By

Svensson greenhouse light dep and climate screen solutions give you an edge by empowering you to control your crop’s climate — helping you save money on energy costs, improve the quality of your crops and achieve higher yields.

With Svensson screens, you can effortlessly control your crop’s climate, from tweaking humidity and temperature to blocking sunlight and unwanted pests. By eliminating the need for other costly solutions such as pesticides and reducing your need for lighting, you can save money on operational costs and make more of both types of green.

Robert Hanifin
Speaker Robert Hanifin Climate Consultant Ludvig Svensson View Bio

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Find Out How Berger’s Cannabis Growing Mixes Can Help You Get Maximum Yields - Berger
General Session
Sponsored By
In this session, learn the ins and outs of different substrate types, as well as the features and benefits of Berger’s adapted growing media and unparalleled quality control for cannabis propagation and production.
Pierre-Marc De Champlain
Speaker Pierre-Marc De Champlain Director – Technical Services Berger View Bio

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM

A Farmer’s Advice: Solutions to Improve Yields (Immediate Impacts for Facility and Operational Improvements) - Urban-Gro
General Session
Sponsored By

In his role at urban-gro, Lucas Targos encounters facilities from small to large, low-tech to high-tech, barely surviving to thriving. Regardless of size or complexity, there are commonalities to cultivation practices and the facilities in which they operate within that are economically competitive and successful in an ever-changing market. This presentation isn’t about one solution or one service but rather a holistic approach to facility/labor management, cultivation operational practices, and utilization of the resources available in the industry. Lucas Targos comes from organic vegetable production, and his background carries over into pragmatic solutions that nearly every grower can adopt. The 30-minute presentation will provide you with solutions that you can implement for immediate improvement in yields, while also providing ideas for longer-term modest investments.

If you feel like you’ve been to one too many presentations where “consultants” know best and dictate unreasonable or inconclusive solutions – this presentation will be refreshing. Farmer to farmer – you’ll get great advice that is practical, actionable, and understandable.

Lucas Targos
Speaker Lucas Targos Vice President of Facility Integration urban-gro, Inc. View Bio

3:40 PM – 4:10 PM

An Extraction Discussion: Product Forms, Methods and ROI - Precision Extraction Solutions
General Session
Sponsored By
In this session, hear from Precision Extraction CEO Nick Tennant about what you need to know in order to properly evaluate and establish a processing lab for cannabis extraction.
Nick Tennant
Speaker Nick Tennant Founder & Chief Technology Officer Precision Extraction Solutions View Bio

4:10 PM – 4:15 PM

Closing Comments/Wrap-Up
General Session

12:00 PM – 12:10 PM

Welcome/Opening Remarks
General Session

12:10 PM – 12:40 PM

Polar King Experience in the Cannabis Climate
General Session
Sponsored By
Polar King International is a manufacturer of Seamless Fiberglass Outdoor Walk-In Coolers and Freezers.  Our experience working with the Cannabis industry over past few years has led to many different types of applications within the industry. Patrick will share several of those applications and take questions from participants who would like more information or who have new ideas or issues they would like to explore.
Patrick Smith
Speaker Patrick Smith Regional Sales Manager Polar King View Bio

12:40 PM – 1:10 PM

Silicon Supplements Demystified: Clearing Up the Confusion about Silicon-Fertilizer Labels & Marketing Claims - Emerald Harvest
General Session
Sponsored By
More and more growers are including silicon supplements in their feeding programs to impart more strength and resistance to their crops. However, different active ingredients are listed on silicon-based product labels, ranging from silica or silicon dioxide to monosilicic acid. How can growers make sense of it? Which silicon compound provides plant benefits? Which silicon compound is actually absorbed by plants? Which silicon compound must be supplied as a raw material in the bottle? It may surprise growers to learn that all silicon supplements and their ingredients are fundamentally the same. In this webinar, we’ll break down the science of silicon, explain silicon fertilization, and clear up the label confusion.
Dan Mair
Speaker Dan Mair Communications and Product Management Consultant Emerald Harvest Nutrients View Bio

1:10 PM – 1:40 PM

Performance Growing In Smart Pots
General Session
Sponsored By
Smart Pots are the original fabric aeration container that have helped grower since 1984 to cultivate healthier plants and achieve greater yields. All of the materials used to produce our pots are sourced domestically and 100% made in the USA. Growing in Smart Pots you don’t have worry about contaminates getting into your flower because our pots are inert, BPA and Lead Free.
Dustin Locks
Speaker Dustin Locks West Coast - Key Accounts Manager Smart Pot View Bio

1:40 PM – 2:10 PM

Cannabis Packaging: From the Consumers’ Perspective - DCM
General Session
Sponsored By
The cannabis industries in Canada and in the U.S. are facing some critical challenges – financing, distribution, pricing pressure, regulatory and compliance issues, and more. When it comes to packaging, one of the biggest challenges that some producers face is the tendency to focus on industry obstacles, rather than adopting the consumer lens. The end result is the constant shift in tactics to overcome hurdles, instead of a clear direction.
Shelly Anwyll
Speaker Shelly Anwyll Senior Vice President, North America DCM View Bio

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM

10 Years of Industry Observations - Brytemap
General Session
Sponsored By
Join Brytemap's Chief Operations Officer Scott Denholm as he shares his lessons learned as the former executive director of seed-to-sale tracking provider Metrc for 10-plus years. Denholm will also share where Brytemap sees the market heading in terms of streamlining inventory and tracking, and discuss the launch of Brytemap's two new products: GreenR and Scout.
Scott Denholm
Speaker Scott Denholm Chief Operating Officer Brytemap View Bio

2:40 PM – 3:10 PM

Why Lighting Influences Every Decision In Your Cultivation Strategy - Fluence by OSRAM
General Session
Sponsored By
In this session, Fluence by OSRAM expert Casey Rivero will detail how the type of lighting you choose has a ripple effect on all other decision you make in your facility. He will provide a brief overview of lighting terms and metrics, then present a financial comparison between two lighting technologies. Casey brings his expertise as a grower and facility designer with decades of experience in the cannabis space. Be sure to ask him what common mistakes to avoid when planning a new facility or undergoing a retrofit!
Casey Rivero
Speaker Casey Rivero Cannabis Solutions Architect Fluence by OSRAM View Bio

3:10 PM – 3:40 PM

Delivering the Future: Supply Chain Evolution in the Cannabis Industry - Omega Equipment
General Session
Sponsored By
Cannabis businesses need hundreds of products to effectively operate. Chasing these down from multiple vendors can be an expensive scavenger hunt. Multiple vendors mean multiple invoices and multiple potential points of failure. A single, unified supply chain solution for purchasing equipment and supplies is a rite of passage. A robust supply chain solution is a necessary development for mature industries. The cannabis industry is at just such an inflection point. A look at the history of supply chain evolution in other industries and how it can be instructive to the cannabis industry as it matures. Learn how you can save money and time while also creating a more efficient and profitable business by consolidating the purchasing of equipment and supplies.
Eric Myers
Speaker Eric Myers Chief Operating Officer Omega Cannabis Supply View Bio

3:40 PM – 4:10 PM

Workplace Health, Safety and Hygiene - BSI Group
General Session
Sponsored By
Good workplace health, safety, wellbeing and hygiene practices reduce the risk of injury and ill-health including the incidence of transmittable disease and the associated cost of absenteeism. They can help to improve productivity and keep workers, customers and organizations safe. At this time leaders, colleagues, clients and visitors are looking for complete confidence that their health is protected in the workplace so they can get back to business, post pandemic, and operate without unnecessary risk.
Neil Coole
Speaker Neil Coole Food & Retail Supply Chain Director BSI Americas View Bio

4:10 PM – 4:15 PM

Closing Comments/Wrap-Up
General Session