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Coming up on November 26, 2019, the Calgary Chamber will be hosting a 403 event. For this event, they will be bringing entrepreneurs and experts within the cannabis industry together, to share their acquired knowledge and success with one another. These experts have all had successful careers and companies that have now pivoted toward being successful within the new cannabis industry in Canada.

The Event

For this 403 event, the professionals will be discussing all of the successes and drawbacks that they have faced since cannabis was legalized last year. The aim is to give us an idea of what the future of the cannabis industry will look like and what your business can do to be successful within the market. Also covered at this event will be the part that edibles will play in the future of the cannabis industry.

There will be a moderated panel discussion to help promote new ideas while also sharing stories and knowledge. The event also has a structured networking setup to help connect cannabis professionals to one another.

The event will be held at Milestones from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on the 26th of November. Ticket prices are $35 for members and $70 for non-members. Some light appetizers and drinks will also be served.

The Speakers

There will be a variety of speakers, including corporate lawyer Maria Nathanail, real estate developer Sunny Sarpal, and digital marketing expert Dafne Canales Lees. All of these professionals will be able to provide new insights into the cannabis industry and how entrepreneurs can be more successful.

Dafne Canales Lees, Executive Director, Trustini Law Association

Trustini Law Association’s founder and CEO of the innovative digital marketing software company Spartan Spark Inc., Dafne Canales Less had already earned her reputation as the business development “whisperer” before her recent entry into the cannabis world. Noticing similarities to the tech industry, Dafne leveraged the Spartan Spark proprietary software she co-created, to educate and support cannabis industry entrepreneurs.

A member of the Neuromarketing Business and Science Association and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics, Dafne travels monthly to San Francisco to attend meetings with her advisory board and consult on others. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, this creative innovator never stops giving her time and talent, even teaching corporate in-house marketing teams her unique, out of the-box approach to digital marketing.

Bruce Leslie, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Westleaf Inc.

Bruce brings more than 30 years experience in media, communications, and business development to the Westleaf team. Prior to joining Westleaf, Bruce spent more than a decade withCan WestGlobal Communications providing corporate communications, investor, government and public relations functions. He also has experience in business development for the Conference Board of Canada, a leading research institute, and most recently as Vice President, Calgary Economic Development. Originally a broadcast journalist, Bruce also has experience as a publisher and editor of a business journal, and heading up the marketing department of a large metropolitan daily newspaper. Bruce has a Masters degree in Journalism from Western University and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary.

Maria Nathanial, Partner, McLeod Law

Maria Nathanail is a corporate lawyer focused on corporate finance, capital markets and securities regulation, and business and corporate commercial law. She represents public and private clients in domestic and international transactions, including: public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, debt and equity financing’s, private placements, corporate reorganizations, corporate structuring.

Nathanial also handles compliance with corporate and securities regulatory requirements relating to stock exchange listings, corporate governance, continuous disclosure obligations and shareholders’ meetings.

Sunny Sarpal, VP, Centcom Construction Ltd.

Grit Enthusiast, Calgary born Sunny Sarpal has over 15 years of direct experience in real estate, business, and technology. Sunny is focused on developing inspiring real estate projects that incorporate design, aesthetics, quality, thought process, ingenuity, and technology. As VP of Centcom Construction Ltd. one of the oldest construction companies in Western Canada, Sunny and his team have served served large corporate companies clients such as Shell, Husky, Imperial, and many others. Through strategic implementation, calculated maneuvers, and future forward thinking, Sunny and team are doing their part in contributing to the economic re-development of Alberta while creating long-term work and consistent jobs.

Today, Sunny is leading a team that has diversified its industry approach into cannabis and holds over $700m in approved developments that will be game changing and disruptive for Alberta as well as impacting global markets.

~Source: The 403: Pivoting to Cannabis

  Posted: Tuesday, November 19th, 1:00pm 17 days ago

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