Montego Bay: Jamaica’s first cannabis seminar dedicated to shaping the future of the local cannabis market is confirmed to be held at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Now is an opportune time, as amended legislation has transformed the legal global cannabis market into a burgeoning one and is impacting the local market as well.
CanEx Jamaica, slated for September 2, is a unique one-day conference that will focus on the North American, Latin American and Caribbean cannabis landscape with key insight for those looking to invest in and be an integral part of the burgeoning market. The seminar will host an international speaker line-up and showcase state-of-the-art grow facilities, technology, branding and political advocacy measures as well as high-level content on the latest advances on the regulatory, legal, investment and product development landscape. Through a distinguished panel of experienced and innovative experts shaping the future of the global cannabis market, the seminar will give first-hand insight into the most cutting-edge market innovations and technologies.
Dittie Guise, general manager, of the SMG managed Montego Bay Convention Centre expressed delight to be hosting such an event that is sure to get significant international support.
“We at the Montego Bay Convention Centre are extremely pleased to be the host venue for CanEx Jamaica, a core part of our platform is the development of Jamaica through the meetings and conference market as an economic arm for Jamaica. This event bolsters that initiative, as well as further the discussion on a burgeoning industry within our economy. The Montego Bay Convention Centre is adequately suited to deliver on all faucets of this dynamic conference. We are looking forward to hosting all our guests both regionally and internationally,” Said Guise.
The seminar is also expected to provide unrivalled networking opportunities between the policy makers, strategic influencers and decision makers shaping the industry and access to players and decision makers in the Caribbean, Latin America and North America.
Gloria Henry, Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce President, is elated to host the event in the city.
“The chamber supports the development of the legal use of cannabis for medicinal and related purpose. The Chamber endorses this conference, which will further expose the tremendous investment opportunities available within this industry and which Jamaica is yet to exploit. We congratulate Douglas Gordon and his business partners for organizing this conference, bringing important players together and raising the visibility of cannabis as another economic driver that can support growth in agriculture and medicine in Jamaica,” Henry said.
Last year alone, legal cannabis sales increased by 25% to reach $6.7 billion in total U.S. sales alone. The legal cannabis market is forecasted to hit a tremendous $21.8 billion in total annual sales by 2020. As Jamaica develops a framework for legalization and regulation, its long-established brand recognition means that the island already has a head start in establishing a world class legalized cannabis industry.
Scheduled speakers for the conference include,Boaz Wachtel Co-Strategist, Israel’s Medical Cannabis Programme,Prof Asseem Sappal Dean, Oaksterdam University, Ed Bartlett Minister of Tourism, Jamaica, Mark Kleiman Chairman, BOTEC Analysis, Marcus Richardson CEO, Cannabinoid Research and Development and Tamar Todd Legal Director, Drug Policy Alliance.