2018 North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference


Farella Braun + Martel is proud to underwrite the North Bay Business Journal's 2nd Annual North Coast Cannabis Industry Conference.

Featuring keynote speaker Lori Ajax, chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control California, plus three sessions on prominent issues.

May 9, 2018, 7:30 to 11 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country, 170 Railroad St., Santa Rosa, CA
Tickets: $75 or a table of 10 for $715

Cannabis Industry Insurance Challenges:
Shanti Eagle, Senior Associate, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
J. Michael Rosenthal, CEO, Rydel Insurance Services
Matthew Goldman, Principal, G2 Insurance

Industry Panel:
Ryan Lowther, Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP
William Silver, CEO, CannaCraft, Inc.
Michael Steinmetz, Founder and CEO, Flow Kana, Inc.
Tim Conder, Co-founder and CEO, Blackbird Logistics

The Banking Question:
Todd Kleperis, CEO, HARDCAR Security, chair of National Cannabis Industry Association Legal and Banking Committee

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