Written by Hayley Bromfield • Published 11th July 2019 • 3 minute read
This week ExCeL London will be hosting the Europe CBD Expo, showcasing leading international brands, senior level insights and global scientific research across all sectors of the CBD, Cannabinoids and Medicinal Cannabis industry.
With 30 speakers and over 80 exhibitors, it would be impossible to see it all, so we’ve listed four entrepreneurial speakers you should look out for on your visit.
Patrick Morton quit his investment banking analyst job to co-found Cannabis Invest UK, an organisation that connects global cannabis companies with investors in Europe and the UK. The company has set up conferences that have featured CEOs of in excess of $40 billion of the global industry since its founding in 2017.
Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Patrick spent 13 years in the investment banking industry, primarily as an equity research analyst with RBC Capital Markets and the Macquarie Group. He holds a BComm from McGill University and is a CFA charterholder.
At the expo Patrick will be talking about investing in CBD, particularly where it comes to cultivation, product development, branding and distribution.
Dr. Dani Gordon is the CEO & Co-founder of UltraResilience.com, a double board-certified medical doctor, writer and speaker. She is a leading specialist in clinical cannabis medicine and in mid-2018 moved to London to train the UK’s first cannabis medicine specialist physicians.
She developed a leading online cannabis medicine physician training program, helped set up the UK’s first cannabis medicine clinics and became a founding member of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians Society (MCCS), delivering the MCCS guidelines to 10 Downing Street.
Dr. Dani treats thousands of patients and clients with burnout, chronic fatigue, women’s health and stress related issues, and this week will be speaking about ‘CBD & Cannabinoids for Everyone’.
Oliver Zugel is the CEO and Founder of Foliumed, a licenced producer of medical-grade cannabis extracts and products for the health & wellness consumer. Foliumed organically grows its own, proprietary strains of cannabis in Colombia, and operates an extraction facility complying to international standards.
Prior to entering the cannabis space, Oliver was CEO of several international gaming companies and a Partner at Michael Porter´s Monitor Group, a leading strategy consulting firm. Oliver holds a First-Class Honours Degree from London School of Economics.
Oliver will be delivering a talk entitled: Making CBD, Cannabinoids and Medicinal Cannabis affordable: How Emerging Markets will disrupt the global supply chain.
Named Entrepreneur of the Week by the Direct Cannabis Network, Jasmin Thomas’ London-based skincare brand Ohana CBD grew out of a personal need. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2015, and eventually discovered that CBD oil eased a lot of her painful symptoms.
From there she started to create her own recipes and has since turned these concoctions into a successful Europe-wide business. Ohana is a natural lifestyle brand offering a CBD-infused skincare range, recipes and updates on the benefits of cannabinoids.
Jasmin will be sitting on a panel entitled Women – The Future of Cannabis. She has previously spoken out about the growing role of women in the expanding CBD industry, and, alongside the UN’s official delegate for cannabis policy, cofounded the Entourage Network, a platform for women to engage, empower and explore opportunities within the CBD market.
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