Future Cannabis Strategies Europe 2024

Designing Future-Ready Cannabis Derived Products for the Consumer Market.

  • London, UK
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WHAT TO EXPECT?

Hear from some of the biggest and most innovative brands in your market. Learn what is round the corner in terms of future trends, NPD, product innovation and opportunities for growth. Hear from a mixture of the biggest brands including as well as new and upcoming disruptors. Equip yourself for the next 12 months by hearing about new trends in flavours, product types, growth areas and understanding what consumers want.

250+

Attendees

20+

Exhibitors

80%

Attendees at Director + level

250+

Attendees

20+

Exhibitors

80%

Attendees at Director + level

2023 Agenda

  • 24 Jan 2024
  • 25 Jan 2024
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8:15 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:50 AM

Chair’s opening remarks

9 AM

Fireside Chat: The Development of Cannabis Worldwide in Comparison the UK

Evaluating the development of the cannabis market worldwide and analysing how that development can inform the UK market

9:30 AM

Advancing The Cannabinoid Scientific Landscape

• Clinical trial design, hurdles, and opportunities

• Pillars of pharmaceutical drug development

• IP creation, commercial rights & agreements

• New product development for pharmaceutical & nutraceutical markets

10 AM

FSA Regulations and the CBD Market

• Investigating how the recent developments of the FSA regulations have affected the CBD market

• Understanding how to navigate the FSA regulations and how to still deliver a high-quality product that meets consumer demands and standards

10:30 AM

The Impact of CBD Data Gaps on Novel Food Applications

• EFSA has highlighted a range of toxicological concerns CBD and published new data requirements that must be fulfilled for successful Novel Food Applications.

• This presentation will discuss the insufficiencies relating to the current body of data and potential strategies that applicants of paused and future Novel Food evaluations could consider to achieve success in gaining access to the European market.

11 AM

Morning refreshments and networking

11:30 AM

The Future of CBD “Sales Trends and Forecasting”

• Industry Overview

• Growth Drivers

• Pitfalls and Dangers

• Looking forward

12 PM

Humidity Management: What To Consider For Cannabis?

• Looking at the impact of relative humidity on cannabis quality

• Finding opportunities of the right humidity to support the cannabis value chain

• Discovering EQius® a new solution to maintain humidity

12:15 PM

Networking Lunch Break

1:30 PM

Using Analytical Data to Develop Good Products

• Understanding how cannabinoids react with different ingredients, production processes and packaging and how this affects the stability of the product

• Using data to prevent costly remediation and false labelling claims

• Preparing a dataset to satisfy retail and regulatory requirements

2 PM

Maximize Annual Net Cash Flow

• Business set up location?

• How to legally minimise EU taxes?

• EU Government grants?

• Corporate finance strategies?

2:30 PM

Afternoon Break

3 PM

UK Supply of Medical Cannabis

• How patients access medical cannabis

• The challenges of supply

• A path to U.K. produced CBPMs

3:30 PM

CBD Drinks Gain Mass Popularity, but Are They Here to Stay?

• Investigating how the changes in consumer demands in terms of their health, wellness and lifestyle has seen a growth in CBD drinks

• Discovering the commercial and innovation opportunities that lie within the CBD beverages industry

• Evaluating the extent to which CBD drinks have become a good alternative to alcohol beverages

• Examining how to increase the saleability of CBD drinks

4 PM

Chair’s Summary and Close of Day 1

8:30 AM

Registration and refreshments

8:50 AM

Chair’s Opening Remarks

9 AM

Panel Discussion. A Difficult Road to Success. How to Stay Competitive Amid the Saturation in the CBD and Hemp Market

Understanding where commercial and innovation opportunities lie within the CBD and Hemp industry despite the current saturation of new brands

• Examining the extent to which the current high supply of products and relatively low consumer demand affects your business

• Investigating the challenges associated with creating competitive and innovative products, and assessing the best strategies to achieve commercial success

9:30 AM

Reserved for Sponsor

9:45 AM

CBD Brands in Adult Social Moments

• Exploring how Cannabis, Alc, Non-Alc play in the same game of adult socialising

• Awareness building required

• Educating the trade and consumers (clear and concise)

• Emotional brands required (differentiated, relevant, trusted)

10 AM

Hemp’s Potential Contribution Towards a Low Carbon Economy

10:15 AM

Presents: Carbon Credits and UNCTAD Special Report on Hemp

• The need to utilise the whole plant

• Carbon Capture and Emission Prevention

• Hemp and Carbon Credits

10:45 AM

Networking Coffee Break

11:15 AM

Hosted Roundtable Discussions

Interactive roundtable sessions offer a unique opportunity to come together with your peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing the industry as a whole. Hosted by industry experts and each focused on a single issue, roundtables are an exciting, interactive way to build your personal network and learn from the experience and expertise of others.

RT 1

Cannabinoid Product Development

• Clinical Trials Pathways

• OTC vs pharmaceutical products

• UK & EU opportunities

• Emerging trends and additional cannabinoids

• Product development & innovation

RT 2 Terry O’Regan, President, Brains Bio

 

Challenges and Opportunities for CBD in the Alcohol-Free Drinks Boom?

• Laura Willoughby MBE from Club Soda hosts a roundtable to discuss CBD and the alcoholfree space. With alcohol-free, a fast-growing market and functional drinks being the new hero within that category, there is a unique opportunity for CBD. But is it that easy?

• How do you educate a drinks consumer about the benefits of CBD to enhance a social situation?

• Where does CBD fit alongside other functionals, such as Gabba stimulating drinks and other natural ingredients?

• How do you encourage the on-trade to take CBD product?

Laura Willoughby MBE, Founder, Club Soda

12:15 PM

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

Overview of European Market for Consumer Cannabis Products

Prospects for growth of CBD in Europe given regulatory barriers, and the likely result in the ever-evolving cannabis extract sector – comparison with the US market, growth in intoxicating hemp-derived products e.g., Delta-8, HHC, etc.

1:45 PM

How to Move Beyond the Glass Ceiling of the word Cannabis

• Beyond Novel Foods

• Plan for a UK Cannabis Framework

• Cannabis Tourism

• Making Britain great again with the Cannabis Industry

2:15 PM

Afternoon Break

2:45 PM

Data, Data, Data! How Data Analytics Can Help Your Business Become Successful

• Understanding the importance of data analytics and how data can provide you with insightful information on how your consumer behaves and what motivates them to purchase your product

• Uncovering how Milleanials and Gen Z are at the forefront of the market and how knowing how to approach these consumers is essential for the commercial success of your business

3:15 PM

Panel Discussion: A New Niche in the Market: Vapes and CBD Oils

  • Exploring vapes as a method to smoke CBD oils, and evaluating their advantages and disadvantages of the product
  • Examining the commercial opportunities within an already saturated market and how to stand out amid consumer demands and needs

3:45 PM

Chair’s Summary

3:50 PM

Close of conference

2023 Speakers

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Siân Phillips
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Philip Coverdale, Philip Coverdale
Director of Consulting, Consumer & Retail, GlobalData, Director of Consulting, Consumer & Retail, GlobalData, Director of Consulting, Consumer & Retail, GlobalData, Director of Consulting, Consumer & Retail, GlobalData

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Olivia Ferdi
Co-Founder, TRIP,Co-Founder, TRIP

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Jamie Bartley
Chair, Cannabis Industry Council’s Hemp Working Group and CEO, Unyte Group,Chair, Cannabis Industry Council’s Hemp Working Group and CEO, Unyte Group

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Aidan Healy
CEO and Founder, Healy Consultants
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Tom Lorimer,Tom Lorimer
Co-Founder and Global Sales Director, OTO CBD,Co-Founder and Global Sales Director, OTO CBD,Co-Founder and Global Sales Director, OTO CBD,Co-Founder and Global Sales Director, OTO CBD

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Daniel Khoury
Co-Founder, TRIP
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Craig Hutchison,Craig Hutchison
Founder and CEO, Mindful Brands, Founder and CEO, Mindful Brands, Founder and CEO, Mindful Brands, Founder and CEO, Mindful Brands

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Matt McNeil,Matt McNeil
Director & Co-Founder, Kloris CBD ,Director & Co-Founder, Kloris CBD ,Director & Co-Founder, Kloris CBD ,Director & Co-Founder, Kloris CBD

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Libby Clarke
Managing Consultant Toxicology, Broughton
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Pedram Mehrshahi,Pedram Mehrshahi
Co-Founder, Kloris CBD,Co-Founder, Kloris CBD,Co-Founder, Kloris CBD,Co-Founder, Kloris CBD

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Paul Tossell
Head of Novel Foods and Radiological Policy Team, Food Standards Agency
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Sophia Beard,Sophia Beard
Head of Data & Analytics, Sanity Group,Head of Data & Analytics, Sanity Group,Head of Data & Analytics, Sanity Group,Head of Data & Analytics, Sanity Group

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Leslie Cash
Head of Sales, Orange County CBD
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Kim Smith
Director & Co-Founder, Kloris CBD
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Tim Phillips,Tim Phillips
Managing Director, CBD-Intel,Managing Director, CBD-Intel,Managing Director, CBD-Intel,Managing Director, CBD-Intel

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Catherine Wilson
Advisory Committee, European Industrial Hemp Association
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Paul Steckler
Managing Director International, Canopy Growth Corporation

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Hamish Clegg
CEO and Co-Founder, Hilltop Leaf,CEO and Co-Founder, Hilltop Leaf

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Dr. Elisa Le Floch
Global Product Lines Manager, AirNov Healthcare Packaging
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Wendi Young
President / CEO, Triverity Laboratories
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Terry O’Regan
President, Brains Bio
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Laura Willoughby MBE
Founder, Club Soda
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Plan Your Visit

Venue

Leonardo Royal Hotel London City

Leonardo Royal Hotel London City 8-14 Cooper's Row, London EC3N 2BQ London, UK

2023 Sponsors

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What to Expect?

Hear from some of the biggest and most innovative brands in your market. Learn what is round the corner in terms of future trends, NPD, product innovation and opportunities for growth.

Hear from a mixture of the biggest brands including as well as new and upcoming disruptors.

Equip yourself for the next 12 months by hearing about new trends in flavours, product types, growth areas and understanding what consumers want.

250+

Attendees

20+

Exhibitors

80%

Attendees at Director + level

Enquiry

Contact Us

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES

Ben Gemmell

Head of Consumer Portfolio

+(44) 207 661 8841

SPEAKER ENQUIRIES

Edwin Boadu

Conference Producer

+44 (0) 2079472935

MARKETING ENQUIRIES

Moona Popal

Marketing Manager

SPONSORSHIP ENQUIRIES

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities for the conference, please contact:

Ben Gemmell

Head of Consumer Portfolio


+(44) 207 661 8841

SPEAKER ENQUIRIES

To enquire about speaking opportunities for the conference, please contact:

Edwin Boadu

Conference Producer


+44 (0) 2079472935