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StaffStaffApril 26, 2019


Cartagena, CO – April 26, 2019 /AxisWire/ ExpoCannaBiz is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Belushi as a speaker on this year’s agenda! He joins two other prominent speakers, Vincente Fox and Steve DeAngelo, on the scheduled line up. The three-day event, held in the beautiful Caribbean port city of Cartagena, Colombia, has two key components: the one-day Cannabis Investing Forum scheduled on May 9th that will be located at the Hotel Estela Cartagena followed by the two-day ExpoCannaBiz Business Conference on May 10th- 11thtaking place at the Cartagena Convention Center.

ExpoCannaBiz Business Conference Founder Julian Tobar announced the addition of actor, musician, and cannabis advocate, Jim Belushi, to its diverse slate of guests this week. Belushi is scheduled to participate on May 9th at the Cannabis Investing Forum in a fireside chat with Michael Miller (Cannabis Editor, LAWeekly,). Belushi will be hosting an investor yacht dinner party on the evening of May 8thand will share more of his story with Michael Miller and perform live with a local Cartagena band. Belushi is well-known for his entertainment career as well as his active involvement in the Pacific Northwest cannabis industry with his company, Belushi’s Farm, a cultivation business producing high-quality cannabis for the Oregon market.

A true entertainer, Belushi’s high-profile career includes film roles in “Mr. Destiny,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” “The Principal,” and “K-9”; television roles “Mighty Ducks,” “According to Jim” and stints on “Saturday Night Live;” and voice roles in “Once Upon a Christmas Village,” “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” and “The Pebble and the Penguin.” Beyond acting, Jim plays music with The Sacred Hearts Band, as well as performances with The Blues Brothers, an R&B band co-founded by his late brother John Belushi (with Dan Aykroyd) in 1978.

Blending his entertainment and cannabis worlds, Belushi’s Farms is Jim’s successful cannabis company located in the Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Its mission is to share the healing gift of cannabis. Belushi is also developing a reality television show and film projects that weave his family’s personal history with cannabis. During his trip to Colombia, Belushi will travel with James Orr, the noted director and writer of “Mr. Destiny” to research, location scout, film and meet with the local cannabis farmers.

Other notable speakers Jim is joining on the ExpoCannabiz 2019 schedule are Vincente Fox and Steve DeAngelo. Fox, the former president of Mexico and former president of Coca-Cola Mexico, is now a drug-legalization activist in Latin America with an eye toward supplying cannabis products to emerging markets in Latin America. He is a board member and advisor to Khiron Life Sciences Corp., which is poised for extensive sales throughout Latin America this year. DeAngelo is a well-known cannabis industry pioneer; co-founder and chairman emeritus of Harborside, a leading dispensary in California; and co-founder and president of Arcview Group. This speaker trio brings together the brightest minds in cannabis politics, business and entertainment who are heavily invested in the legal cannabis industry.


Attendee tickets and exhibitor spaces are limited. Register today at https://www.expocannabiz.com

Cannabis Investing Forum information.  www.cannabisinvestingforum.com

For additional information, contact Brad Turner at (310) 663-1434; brad.turner@completionfund.com


StaffStaffApril 9, 2019


Cartagena, Colombia, April 9, 2019 /AxisWire/ Today, Expo Cannabiz Business Conference 2019 organizers announced additional details about the Conference’s international schedule of speakers and sponsors in anticipation of one of the year’s largest American cannabis events, attracting attendees and investors from North and South America to Hotel Cartagena and the Cartagena Convention Center May 9-11, 2019. The Expo promises unparalleled networking, education, investment, and business opportunities, with a variety of tiered attendance options available.

The three-day weekend event, held in the beautiful Caribbean port city of Cartagena, Colombia, has two key components: a cannabis investor forum scheduled throughout the day on May 9, followed by a two-day business conference May 10-11.

The Investor portion of the Expo, to be held at Hotel Cartagena, features a Cannabis Investing Forum and Investor Pitch Contest with awards; networking opportunities throughout the day, including during the breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks; keynote speakers, guest speakers, speaker panels, and industry sessions; as well as special access to cannabis investment experts for all attendees. This daylong event promises special opportunities and is particularly relevant to new and aspiring business owners, venture capitalists, angel investors, wealth managers, financial planners, and accredited investors. A selection of attendance passes is available, including bundled passes for all events, as well as pre-approved investor passes (free of charge) for the May 9 investor program.

The Expo Cannabiz Business Conference segment of the Expo on May 10-11 at the Cartagena Convention Center includes a full slate of leading cannabis business leaders on its speaker agenda. Among those scheduled to speak is former Mexican President Vicente Fox, now a drug-legalization activist in Latin America with an eye toward supplying cannabis products to emerging markets in Latin America. Fox is a board member of and advisor to Khiron Life Sciences Corp., which is poised for extensive sales throughout Latin America this year. The Toronto-based company recently partnered with Colorado-based Dixie Brands with plans to market products utilizing cannabis grown in four South American countries; marijuana activist and business leader Steve DeAngelo, a well-known cannabis-industry leader and commentator in the United States, DeAngelo is known as “The Father of the Cannabis Industry” and is owner and founder of Harborside, a leading dispensary in California; alternative agriculture and holistic health-industry expert Jennifer Sanders, a Harvard Business School graduate with private equity expertise. Sanders is a founder of CNS Equity Partners and an avid philanthropist. In 2018, she made the largest cannabis medical research donation in North America to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Cannabis Research Initiative through her company, AURA Ventures.


Attendee and exhibitor space are limited. Register today at https://www.expocannabiz.com/#/index.

For additional information, contact Brad Turner at (310) 663-1434; brad.turner@expocannabiz.com.

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