American investors were excited about cannabis market leader Tilray’s NASDAQ IPO, and rightfully so. It was the first cannabis company to go public on NASDAQ and marked a significant moment in an emerging sector with relatively few public companies.

However, some first-movers in the cannabis industry have been trading on public exchanges for some time already. The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Toronto on August 17th offers a chance for investors to get face time with CEOs at many publicly traded companies. Five of these companies whose CEOs and executives you can meet at the upcoming conference are introduced below.

In addition to meeting key people from public cannabis companies, you can talk to the Cannabiz Media team in the networking area during the conference. As a conference sponsor, Cannabiz Media will be offering demos of the Cannabiz Media License Database during the event – including all of the new features – and answering questions to help you learn how the Database can support your organization’s goals.

Aphria

Aphria is a major licensed producer in Canada trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Its CEO, Vic Neufeld, will speak at 1:10 p.m. on the main stage at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference.

Aurora

Aurora Cannabis is another major producer in Canada listed on the TSE. Its head of investor relations, Marc Lakmaaker, will speak on the main stage at 4:55 p.m.

Organigram

Organigram is a licensed producer listed on the Canadian Venture Exchange. Its CFO, Paolo De Luca, will speak on the “Challenges in Scaling Cannabis Businesses” panel at 4:15 p.m.

CannaRoyalty

CannaRoyalty is an investment firm listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. It invests in cannabis firms and in return, claims a portion of their revenues for a certain period of time as royalties. Its president, Azfal Hasan, will give an exclusive investor presentation at 11:00 a.m.

Terra Tech Corp

Terra Tech Corp is a cannabis-focused agriculture company that trades over the counter. Leaders from the company will make an investor pitch at 11:40 a.m. and speak on the “Cannabis Entrepreneur Town Hall” panel at 5:40 p.m.

Will Cannabiz Media See You at the Conference?

The Cannabiz Media team hopes to see you at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Toronto! Be sure to stop by the networking area to say hello and take a look at the great new features available in the Cannabiz Media License Database, including enhanced data, tags, favorites, and more!

If you can’t make it to the conference and want to learn more about how the Cannabiz Media License Database can help you with business intelligence, marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM), contact the team today to schedule a demo.

Susan Gunelius, Lead Analyst for Cannabiz Media and author of Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide: 2017 Edition, is also President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company offering, copywriting, content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, and strategic branding services. She spent the first half of her 25-year career directing marketing programs for AT&T and HSBC. Today, her clients include household brands like Citigroup, Cox Communications, Intuit, and more as well as small businesses around the world. Susan has written 11 marketing-related books, including the highly popular Content Marketing for Dummies, 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps, The Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing, and she is a popular marketing and branding keynote speaker. She is also a Certified Career Coach and Founder and Editor in Chief of Women on Business, an award-winning blog for business women. Susan holds a B.S. in marketing and an M.B.A in management and strategy.