Top Female Cannabis Executives To Attend The Green Market Summit

The Green Market Summit, The Advanced State of Cannabis Economics on September 14 at the One World Trade Center is attracting some of the top female executives in the cannabis industry.

Early industry pioneers Jessica Billingsley and Jeannette Horton from MJ Freeway will come rolling into the Summit with some eye-opening data.  Billingsley and Horton were some of the first leaders to recognize the technological challenges of the marijuana industry. Billingsley, along with Amy Poinsett who is now chairwoman of the board created a seed-to-sale tracking system in an industry when no other tech companies want to work with cannabis companies. They have persevered throughout the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. These two strong women have continued to fight the good fight no matter what has come their way. The Summit can’t wait to hear what new data they will uncover.

Emily Paxhia from Poseidon Asset Management is also a pioneer in cannabis investing. While other financiers were too leery and cautious to believe that this new thing called the cannabis industry would ever amount to anything, Paxhia and her brother Morgan jumped in with enthusiasm and excitement. Paxhia brought a sense of integrity and professionalism to the investing landscape. Without their early support, many companies wouldn’t be here today.

Vivien Azer, Senior Research at Cowen & Company is moderating a panel on the Economics of Cannabis and the Internet. Azer was a trailblazer too when it came to analyzing cannabis companies. She had the vision to recognize that this was an industry to watch and knew that it warranted traditional Wall Street analysis. Azer is a well-respected analyst and with her team does the hard work of digging deep to uncover all the details necessary to understand the industry and the companies they cover. The Summit is thrilled to have Azer join the event.

Tahira Rehmatullah of M-Tech Acquisitions is considered one of the finest minds in the cannabis industry today. Rehmatullah can size up a cannabis company in minutes with her sharp analysis. She brings to the table a Masters degree from Yale and numerous high-level cannabis positions like being an Investment Manager at Privateer and General Manager at Marley Natural. She is now a Managing Director at Hypur Ventures and the CFO at M-Tech Acquisitions. She is moderating the Banking panel at the Summit.

Bethany Gomez is Director of Research of Brightfield Group and joins the panel on the Economics of the Cannabis Consumer. Gomez is adept at using a wide range of methodologies, ranging from expert interviews and targeted consumer surveys to leveraging big data and statistical modeling. She is the one to call if you ever need any data!

This will be the first cannabis conference attended by TheStreet founder Jim Cramer. In another first, Cramer will be interviewing Brian Athaide, the new CEO of The Green Organic Dutchman (TGODF). The two will discuss cannabis company valuations, the future of cannabis beverages, international markets and much more.

In addition to that, Danny Moses of Moses Ventures will explain to KCSA’s Lewis Goldberg why he is long marijuana. Moses was the head trader at Frontpoint, which was made famous by the book and the movie The Big Short. If you didn’t see or read The Big Short, these traders identified the financial crisis ahead of everyone else and were able to capitalize on the signs they saw. What does Moses see in marijuana? Come and find out.

The Economics of Cannabis Banking features cannabis processing company Hypur Inc. Tyler Beuerlein of Hypur knows all the ins and out of how cannabis companies are actually conducting business. If you can’t move money around, you’re business will be crippled. Hypur knows and will be joined by Andre Herrera of Hypur, Matt Karnes, founder of GreenWave Advisors, who has written extensively about cannabis banking.

The Economics of International Cannabis is going to be covered by Daniel Pearlstein of Canopy Rivers. This company is the venture arm of the wildly successful Canopy Growth (CGC). You will want to hear what Canopy Rivers sees as the best international investments. Joining Canopy is Sean McNulty of XIB Financial, Peter Miller of Slang Worldwide and Jonathan Rubin from Cannabis Benchmarks.

MedMen will be in town to discuss the Economics of the Cannabis Consumer. Chief Marketing Officer David Dancer will talk about what MedMen has learned about the cannabis consumer. He’ll be joined by data providers Jeff Stein from Consumer Research Around Cannabis and Bethany Gomez of Brightfield Group. This consumer is not who you think it is and the data proves it.

Of course, in this day and age, all companies must have an internet presence. Sean Dollinger, CEO of Namaste Technologies heads up a panel on the Economics of Cannabis E-Commerce. Namaste has been building an all-inclusive platform for cannabis consumers to learn, meet doctors and procure the right medicinal marijuana. Dollinger is joined by the best cannabis analyst on the street, Vivien Azer of Cowen & Co., Scott Boyes of MPX Bioceuticals and Peter Gigante from Eaze.


Debra Borchardt

Debra Borchardt is the Co-Founder, and Executive Editor of GMR. She has covered the cannabis industry for several years at Forbes, Seeking Alpha and TheStreet. Prior to becoming a financial journalist, Debra was a Vice President at Bear Stearns where she held a Series 7 and Registered Investment Advisor license. Debra has a Master's degree in Business Journalism from New York University.

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