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The Green Light - Asian Cannabis & Hemp Investment Opportunities

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The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Hong Kong

1 Austin Road West

Hong Kong, KOW

Hong Kong

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Unlock the opportunities and uncover the risks in the cannabis world to learn how informed investors are already enjoying outsized returns.

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23rd to 24th February, 2020 –Hong KongRitz Carlton – Tsim Sha Tsui


A different kind of event for forward thinking investors and industry players.

Asia is poised to become the world’s largest production and consumption hub for cannabis products of all types. Changing attitudes, liberalising political will, and a new generation of consumers is creating a market like no other.

The Green Light illuminates the cannabis & hemp investment space. We bring together investors with thought leaders from the medical, cannabinoid and recreational sectors. Our events promote education, collaboration and the creation of the next generation of market leaders.

We are backed by The Cannabis Fund, Europe’s first true cannabis & hemp focused investment fund.


Everything to make informed choices under one roof.

Instead of the usual generic speakers and soulless networking, we build our events around passionate debate, the latest new ideas and a social atmosphere that reflects the excitement and possibilities in our exploding marketplace.

Why Attend?

Explore the latest scientific discoveries, and understand the differences between the hype and the facts.

Make informed choices about investments, learn about the risks, the opportunities and the possibilities.

Build bridges with thought leaders, major players, regulators and decision makers from around the globe.

Key Questions

During panel discussions, and audience led Q&A, we cover the full spectrum of subjects, giving our members a complete insight into every critical concept, including:

China, Japan and India and how these heavyweights will influence the sector.

The development of pharmaceutical, medical, recreational and cannabinoid markets.

Dealing with governments who have traditionally been anti-cannabis.

Creating new brands and exporting existing brands to Asia.

Lessons from the USA and Canada.

The latest scientific and clinical trial discoveries and developments.

The interplay between technology, banking and professional services.

Oceania, Africa, South America and emerging markets.

How CBD is evolving to include the complete range of cannabinoids.

Proving quality and provenance, and encouraging traceability.



Family Office – Venture Capital – Private Equity – Investment Funds – Institutional Investors – High Net Worth – Angel Networks – Banking – Insurance – Payments – Accountancy – Tax

Startup Pitch Contest

We know that startups now form the backbone of the industry in North America. To encourage a new breed of Asian venture we are offering the chance to pitch in front of an expert audience, receive detailed feedback and gain immediate exposure.

Discounted tickets are available for startups with fewer than 5 staff who are still at bootstrap stage.


We chose the Ritz Carlton to embody the values of quality and exclusivity.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong is a business hotel that specialises in pairing exceptional space with impeccable service. An extraordinary venue with unmatched amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access. Mix business with pleasure as you take advantage of a spectacular setting and six on-site restaurants boasting city and harbour views.


We would love to hear from you, whatever your connection to the space.

To learn more about our work, or ask about speaking, sponsorship or exhibitor opportunities, please connect with us or contact us.


Educate, inform and engage with the leading experts in the space.


8:00 to 08:45 – Registration

09:00 to 09:20 – Welcome Address from The Cannabis Fund


09:30 to 10:30 – Global Cannabis & Hemp Market Overview

10:30 to 11:00 – China, Japan & India “The Big Three”

11:00 to 11:30 – Localising International Brands

11:30 to 12:00 – CBD Cosmetics

12:00 to 12:30 – South Korea, Indonesia, & Philippines

12:30 to 13:00 – Medical Marijuana


13:00 to 14:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00 to 14:20 – Final Registration for Pitch Competition


14:30 to 15:00 – Hemp

15:00 to 15:30 – Capital Markets

15:30 to 16:00 – Australia & New Zealand

16:00 to 16:30 – Technology

16:30 to 17:00 – Banking, Payments & Insurance

17:00 to 17:30 – The Investment Space


18:30 to 19:30 – Pitch Competition Heats

19:30 – End of Day One

20:00 to 23:00 – Exclusive Investor Briefing


8:00 to 08:45 – Registration

09:00 to 09:20 – Welcome Address from CDBG


09:30 to 10:30 – Cultivation Opportunities

10:30 to 11:00 – Pharmaceuticals

11:00 to 11:30 – Extraction & Manufacturing

11:30 to 12:00 – The Cannabinoids Beyond CBD

12:00 to 12:30 – Genetics & Seedbanks

12:30 to 13:00 – Clinics & Wellness


13:00 to 14:00 – Networking Lunch

14:00 to 14:20 – Presentation by The Cannabis Fund


14:30 to 15:00 – Mitigating Investment Risks

15:00 to 15:30 – Marketing Cannabis & Hemp

15:30 to 16:00 – Exporting & Importing

16:00 to 16:30 – Lessons from the USA & Canada

16:30 to 17:00 – Africa & South America

17:00 to 17:30 – The Future


18:30 to 19:30 – Pitch Competition Final

19:30 – Gala Dinner


Insiders and experts covering every facet of the industry globally and locally.

We are always looking for captivating speakers, from investment heavyweights to industry innovators, including scientists, advocates, regulators and representatives from global commerce.

Henri Sant Cassia – CBD

CBD Virtue, The Cannabinoid Trust, The Cannabis Fund, New Leaf Insights

Markus Hoffman – Cultivation


Toby Shillito – Cultivation & Extraction

Medical Grade Extraction, Private Cultivation Operations

Glenn Davies – Hemp


Ryan Ansim – Investment

Revolutionary Clinics, Pot Luck Fund

Richard Skaife – The Future

Cobidol, The Cannabis Fund, New Leaf Insights

Richard Sharp – USA & Canada

Cobidol, Granite Ridge Life Sciences, Mountain Valley MD, Hemp News

Isabel Fox – Venture Capital

Luminous VC, The Cannabis Fund

Jim Plasmodon - Thailand, Cultivation

Thai Cannabis Corporation

David Wenger – Investment/Brands/Law

US Senate Cannabis Working Group, Bhang Corporation

Anuj Desai – Legal

The Cannabis Conversation, New Leaf Insights

Kwan Chi Man – Investment Risk

Raffles Family Office, Singapore

Daedalus Advisory – Consultancy

Management Consultancy


The world’s greatest untapped market begins to open up.

While Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine has used cannabis for millennia, cultural conservatism, UN drug treaties, and pressure from Western governments has kept marijuana use low for decades.

Only 2% of the Asian population use it regularly, compared with 8% in the Americas and 7% in Europe. Today, attitudes are changing, and liberalisation is opening up the world’s largest marketplace.

Opportunities abound for ventures with the ability to localise product lines, capture the public’s imagination and work with regulators to ensure compliance. Capital raises have only just begun.

China now permits CBD topicals, opening up a market of 1.4 billion people

Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia have licensed medial cannabis.

India legalised marijuana cultivation for research and medicine in 2018.

Japan’s CBD market is growing 100% per annum since legalisation in 2016.

The Russian Health Ministry has begun importing cannabis for scientific study.


Choose between standard entry, venture capital, startup or early bird tickets.

All tickets are offered on a first come, first served basis. For groups, we offer a discount for 2 or more tickets of 20% off the total price. If you are an accredited members of the press please contact us.


Real world, press and digital exposure to the key players in the industry.

We are carefully curating a selection of globally recognised brands, Asian focused new ventures and innovative offerings to create a showcase.

We believe in better forms of sponsorship and we offer exhibitors the chance to do more than display their wares. By carefully matching attendees to the right brands and the most highly regarded companies, we know we can build synergies that benefit everyone.

All sponsorship and exhibitor packages come with a full digital marketing and PR suite, putting brands in front of over 50,000 potential customers, decision makers and influencers.

We are highly selective and believe in less is more. We have a maximum of eight exhibitor spaces and three main sponsor slots available.

For compliance reasons we ask exhibitors and sponsors to bring only dummy packaging samples.


Please contact the hotel directly for room rates, dining options and information on parking & drop offs.

The Ritz Carlton Hotel

International Commerce Centre (ICC), 1 Austin Rd, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Phone: +852 2263 2263


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