NAVIGATING THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY
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The Conference Experience

The NYSSCPA’s 2018 Cannabis Conference is an educational experience that offers exclusive insight into an ever-growing billion-dollar industry. Meet business leaders in the industry, and learn about best practices in tax and legislation. Delve into strategic methods to better determine viable clients. Check out the latest innovations in technology and consumer goods. Engage in captivating networking opportunities, as well as an entertaining cocktail reception. No matter your background or need, this conference will leave you better equipped to navigate your way through the cannabis industry.


CONFERENCE LOCATION

Convene

  • 730 Third Ave (Between 45th and 46th)
  • New York, NY 10017

  • Date: December 11, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 a.m-5:00 p.m.

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New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer projects a $3 billion industry for New York State, and $1 billion for NYC alone, leading to $772 million a year in combined tax revenue for the city and state.

Why Attend

The 2018 Cannabis Conference is a prime opportunity to learn from experts in the field, build connections across sectors and hear from legislators in the know about what to expect as legislation evolves as the industry continues to grow. Cannabis is in a growth phase in New York state with unparalleled revenue potential--requiring financial experts that are able to navigate this emerging market successfully.


Who Should Attend

Anyone currently working in a professional capacity in cannabis or those looking to fact find about current and future market potential should attend. The opportunities in cannabis span far beyond dispensaries and growing, it requires lawyers, bankers, accountants, investors, bookkeepers, real estate professionals and more to ensure the industry is thriving. A networking reception and vendor fair will be highlights of the conference.

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Schedule

  • Check-in Breakfast

    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

  • Welcome Remarks

    9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

  • Cannabis Industry Overview

    9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

  • Keynote Address

    9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Break

    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

  • IRC 280E and How to Manage Your Client's Tax Burden

    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Cannabis and the Blockchain

    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Lunch

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Panel - Practical Issues (Legal and Operations)

    1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

  • Panel - Practical Issues (Compliance)

    2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

  • Panel - Should I Take This Cannabis Client?

    3:00 PM - 3:55 PM

  • Panel - Investing in Cannabis

    4:00 PM - 4:55 PM

  • Closing Remarks

    5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Featured Speakers

Derek Abdekalimi

Derek Abdekalimi, CPA

Accounting and Finance Professional
Zach Gordon

Zach Gordon, CPA

Managing Partner, CH3 Ventures
Matt Karnes

Matt Karnes, CPA

Founder and Managing Partner, GreenWave Advisors, LLC
Peter Metz

Peter Metz, CPA

Tax Principal, Grassi & Co.

Robert Bernstein


Jason Hoffman


Mitzi Hollenbeck


Karl Kispert


Larry Lipman


Jon Malave


Frank Manganella


Peter McGough


Daniel McKillop


John Pellitteri


Pasquale Rafanelli


Nick Shook



REGISTER

Group registration available. Learn more by emailing Customer Service or call 800-537-3635.

$385 member

$485 non-member

Sponsor the Cannabis Conference

Connect with your target market and build brand awareness in this budding industry.


Exhibit at the Cannabis Conference

Staff a vendor table during breaks, lunch and more and connect one-on-one with your target market. Meet new customers and build future connections.


Learn more about sponsorships and exhibiting by contacting Allison Zippert at allison.zippert@mci-group.com or call 410-584-1971. Alternatively, you can fill out this form.

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IN THE MEDIA Contact Maya Lindsay at mlindsey@nysscpa.org

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This is a really great opportunity for a CPA, an attorney or finance professional to brush up on what they need to know to better serve their clients and turn potential obstacles into opportunities. — Zach Gordon, NYSSCPA Cannabis Committee Chair