NWS5 SPEAKERS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OCT 10th - 11th , 2019

BESPOKE EVENT CENTER + UNDER THE DOME | LEVEL 4, WESTFIELD MALL + VIRGIN HOTEL SAN FRANCISCO, CA

We pride ourselves bringing together some of the most coveted leaders, inspirers, futurists, creators and top-level entrepreneurs & executives into our Summit.

New West Summit curates 50 Panels, 150 Speakers, an Investment Symposium, Career Fair, Hack-A-Thon and more. We bring together the best and the brightest international entrepreneurs, executives, 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.

Upcoming Speakers

Keynotes

Paul Rosen
CEO + co-founder Pantry Food Co., Managing Director BreakWater Venture Capital, Co-founder and former CEO and President of PharmaCan Capital Corp (NASDAQ: CRON; TSX: CRON)
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Alicia Silverstone
Actress, NYT Best-Selling Author, Activist, Entrepreneur.
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Paul D. Miller - a.k.a. DJ Spooky
Composer, Multimedia Artist, and Writer
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Panelists

Aaron Silverman
President, MediaJel
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Mara Gordon
Founder, Aunt Zelda's Inc
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Allen Saakyan
Host, Simulation & Co-Host, New West Summit
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Ophelia Chong
Founder, StockPot Images and Asian American for Cannabis Education
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Andre Bourque
Journalist, Forbes, Entrepreneur, SheKnows, Huff Post
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Gaynell Rogers
Co-Founder Treehouse Global Ventures; Media Relations Expert, Artist Manager
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Jim McAlpine
Founder, 420 Games, New West Summit
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Jennifer Price
VP of Communications - MedialJel, Co-Founder - Hoop Beauty
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Blake Eshkar
CO-Founder, President, Chief Revenue Officer - MediaJel
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A Few of our 2018 Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Krishna Andavolu
Executive Producer, Host and Vice correspondent for Weediquette
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Zimmer
Founder, Generation Tux, Former Executive Chairman & CEO of the Men's Wearhouse, Cannabis Industry Advocate
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Berner
Rapper, Founder, Cookies Clothing, Hemp20
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ricki Lake
Producer, The Ricki Lake Show & "Weed The People”
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Steve DeAngelo
Founder, Harborside, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world. Steve is also Co-founder and President of the Arcview Group.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ted Chung
Founder & Partner at MERRY JANE, Leafs By Snoop, and Casa Verde Capital
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Eric Rachmany
Musician, Entrepreneur, Rebelution
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Mike Harden
Founder, Big Rock
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Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
Founder & CEO, New Frontier Data
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Bob Burnquist
Professional Skate Boarder and Athlete
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Marvin Washington
VP of Business Development, Isodiol International
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Dr. Sue Sisley
MD Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
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Ed Rosenthal
Author, Founder, Wonders Of Cannabis
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Timothy Seymour
CNBC Correspondent, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Seymour Asset Management
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Riley Cote
Former Pro Athlete, National Hockey League (NHL)
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Frank Shamrock
Former UFC Champion, Mixed Martial Arts Athlete
Travis Rice
Professional Snowboarder, Award-Winning Filmmaker
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Jim McAlpine
Founder, 420 Games, New West Summit
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Ricardo Baca
Founder, Grasslands & MC, New West Summit 2017
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Betty Aldworth
Executive Director, Students for Sensible Drug Policy
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Kyle Turley
Founder, Neuro XPF, NFL All-Star Athlete
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Joyce Cenali
Partner & COO, Big Rock
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Drake Sutton-Shearer
CEO & Founder PRØHBTD Media
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Julianne Tootell
Co-Founder, VP Product and Development, Kinslips
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Ophelia Chong
Founder, StockPot Images and Asian American for Cannabis Education
Mowgli Holmes, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO, Phylos Bioscience
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Bonita 'Bo' Money
CEO of ProLit Ventures LLC, Founder, National Diversity and Inclusion Cannabis Alliance
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Harry Mack
Rapper and Freestyle Extraordinaire
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Roy Bingham
CEO & Founder, BDS Analytics
Tim Blake
Founder & Producer, The Emerald Cup
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Alan Brochstein
Alan J. Brochstein, CFA
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New West Summit 5.0 returning for a bigger & brighter 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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