High-Powered Cannabis Business Conference & Expo Attracts Global Audience

JUNE 27, 2018 – Montego Bay, Jamaica – CanEx Jamaica has confirmed that former Mexican president Vicente Fox and former TV host and medicinal cannabis advocate Montel Williams have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at its third annual Business Conference & Expo taking place September 27-29, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. More than 50 speakers and panelists will share their knowledge among the 1,500 delegates expected to attend this year’s conference, including:

  • Lumir Hanus, analytic chemist and leading authority in the field of cannabis research based at the University of Jerusalem
  • Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former CIA director
  • Wilbert “Billy” Tauzin, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana
  • Karel Janecek, Czech billionaire and cannabis investor
  • Audley Shaw, Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Chris Walsh, executive editor of Marijuana Business Daily
  • Andres Lopez, head of Colombia’s National Narcotics Agency

Vicente Fox, keynote speaker and former president of Mexico, said: “The cannabis industry offers tremendous economic, health and social benefits in Mexico as in other markets around the world. I welcome the opportunity to share, network and advocate for its continued progress at CanEx Jamaica. The island and this conference offer a powerful platform to push the medical and legal cannabis movement and that is something I fully support.”

Montel Williams, who will be returning to CanEx Jamaica for his second year, said: “I am excited to participate in CanEx Jamaica because it’s a unique opportunity to gather so many leaders from the international cannabis industry in a place that is so important to cannabis’ history.”

The conference will feature breakout sessions covering topics such as advocacy, banking and finance, the business of cannabis, cultivation, science and medicine, and women entrepreneurship. In addition, several companies across the cannabis business, investment and media communities have committed their support for the 2018 Business Conference & Expo including LGC Capital, Shimadzu Scientific, Lenitiv Labs, Solace Brands, Cannaly Corporation (Colombia), Zimmer & Company, Global Canna Labs, Marijuana Business Daily and Better21.

CanEx founder Douglas K. Gordon said: “2018 has seen tremendous movement in the cannabis industry globally, and we’re seeing a marked increase in the participation and enthusiasm in this year’s CanEx Jamaica conference. In particular, changing regulations in Jamaica will bring immense benefits to both local and international companies. We’re pleased to host our conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica to share the natural rhythm, warmth and vibrancy with everyone who joins us at CanEx Jamaica.”

About CanEx Jamaica

The CanEx Jamaica Business Conference and Expo is a business-to-business (B2B) conference that brings together cannabis industry professionals from 20 countries across North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South and Central America to discuss the latest advances in the medicinal, health/wellness, legal, regulatory, business and investment landscapes. The event features presentations, panel discussions and exhibitions from experts, policymakers, researchers and business people, and provides a professional platform for knowledge sharing and high-level business networking. For more information, visit https://canexjamaica.com/.

SOURCE CanEx Jamaica