MARRIOTT CITY CENTER OAKLAND, CA

New West Summit. THE Cannabis tech conference 2018.

Thu Oct 11-Sat Oct 13 2018

New West Summit is the first conference to focus exclusively on the game-changing, disruptive developments in technology, science, media and investment within the Cannabis space. With over 100 Exhibitors, 50 Panels, 150 Speakers, an Investment Symposium, Career Fair and more, we bring together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, thought leaders, top-level investors, innovative brand developers and creators to look at what’s next.

Thank You to Our 2018 Platinum Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2018 Gold Sponsors

Thank You to Our 2018 Silver Sponsors

OAKLAND, 2018

New West Summit 4.0 comes to Oakland for a big, bright experience in one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world.

WHEN
Thursday, October 11th through Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Thursday & Friday: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

WHERE
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
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PANEL SCHEDULE

Our Panel Discussions

New West Summit curates over 100 Exhibitors, 50 Panels, 150 Speakers, an Investment Symposium, Career Fair  and more. We bring together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, thought leaders, top-level investors, innovative brand developers and creators to look at what’s next for technology, science, media and investment within the Cannabis Industry and beyond.

Krishna Andavolu

Executive Producer, host and Vice correspondent for Weediquette

Dave Morin

Co-Founder/CEO, Path

Ted Chung

Founder & Partner at MERRY JANE, Leafs By Snoop, and Casa Verde Capital

George Zimmer

Founder, Generation Tux, Former Executive Chairman & CEO of the Men's Wearhouse, Cannabis Industry Advocate

Berner

Rapper, Founder, Cookies Clothing, Hemp20

Eric Rachmany

Musician, Entrepreneur, Rebelution

Steve DeAngelo

Founder, Harborside, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. Steve is also Co-founder and President of the Arcview Group.

Mike Harden

Founder, Big Rock
Stay tuned as we roll out our new speakers each week!

Our 2nd Annual Consumer Day

At a much lower ticket price for those new to Cannabis Industry and following New West’s two iconic days of B2B networking and Expo, we are bringing together dispensaries, retailers, cultivators and brands for a day of building relationships, business, advocacy and education.

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Consumer Day And Career Fair focused on attendees that are new to cannabis and/or long-time consumers for recreational and medical purposes. This is where you discover the freshest products, gain knowledge and meet fellow enthusiasts, experts and consumers. Participate in our Career Fair hosted by Vangst, whether you’re looking for a job as a budtender or an executive looking for a new career there will be a myriad of opportunity with over 30 Companies looking to hire.

OUR MANTRA

Create an experience of quality over quantity

Come join us for three days of B2B and peer community networking, 100 exhibitors, 50 panel discussions, over 2000 attendees, parties, education, a career fair, investment symposium and a consumer day to connect with those new to the Cannabis industry.
Business
Legal cannabis has an estimated $40  billion annual economic impact, and the sector is rapidly professionalizing. Cut through the hype.
Technology
High technology guarantees the near future of cannabis looks nothing like the present. Get the complete picture of the next generation of consumer marijuana apps and business services.
Media
Mobile, internet, digital word of mouth and the broader media is the single greatest force shaping the destiny of cannabis consumers and the companies selling to them.

New West Summit 4.0 comes to Oakland for a big, bright experience in one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world.

Matthew Greene

New York, NY, USA
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC

Matt Greene has spent his entire career in the marketing, advertising and AdTech industry. His fascination with technology began in 1987 while working with his client Steve Jobs in developing the launch strategies for NeXT Computers. Starting in 1998, Matt pioneered online advertising and supporting technologies for the digital ad agency he founded, Blue Ribbon Digital, where his team drove innovation across all aspects of digital media - from Search to Mobile and Video, his agency measurably generated over $2BB in revenues for their Fortune 100 clients. In this capacity, Matt has spoken at leading conferences such as AdTech, iMedia Summits and the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Starting in 2015, Matt re-focused his energies on the burgeoning cannabis industry knowing that the need for innovation in technologies to support the industry would be mandatory. With his his new company, Edible Sciences, he and his team on concentrating their energies in solving the #1 problem facing the edibles sector: Dosing Accuracy. He will be speaking at Binghampton University's TIER Talks in SEPT '17 on technology innovations occurring in the cannabis ancillary space.
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Brett Finkelstein

Boca Raton, FL
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP

Brett is an experienced executive, venture capital and private equity investor and advisor. He has partnered with, worked with and developed key relationships with numerous premier private equity, investment banks, and venture capital companies. As one of the founders of Phyto Partners LP, Brett’s fundamental ambition for the company’s stakeholders is to creatively apply his unique resources of extensive operating skills, certainty to close, access to capital, extensive network of resources and relentless pursuit of excellence to facilitate a more super-charged evolution for enterprises we fund, launch, and maintain activist roles in. For the powerhouse companies we invest in, advise, and or buy we will be providing more investment value and a comfort level for our financial capital partners, as well as our portfolio companies that join us. Phyto Partners LP was profiled in Forbes as one of the leaders in the cannabis industry. Phyto has invested in half of what CB insights profiled as the trailblazers of 2017. 
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