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Cannabis Financial Pioneers to Headline Convention in New York
CWCBExpo NY Top Speakers include Bruce Linton of Canopy Growth & Sumit Mehta of Mazakali
PARAMUS, N.J., March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The market to invest and finance cannabis businesses is growing and the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) in New York will have two financial strategists delivering top presentations. The 5th Annual CWCBExpo NY will take place May 30–June 2 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center and is the only event in the tri-state area focused on the entire legalized cannabis industry including medical marijuana, adult recreational use and industrial hemp.
Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth Corporation, Keynote Speaker at Cannabis World Congress Convention in New York
Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX:WEED), will deliver a Keynote Address on Thursday, May 31st at 10:00 a.m. Canopy Growth was the first cannabis producing company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX) and included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX Composite Index). Linton’s experience as a founder, CEO, and Board member across a wide variety of enterprises has influenced the positive start of Canopy Growth, which to date has enjoyed market support for capital raises of over $625 Cdn million including a $245 Cdn million investment by Fortune 500 beverage company, Constellation Brands. He has also led six M&A transactions in the cannabis space valued over $500 Cdn million.
Prior to Linton’s Keynote will be an Industry Update that kicks-off the CWCBExpo NY seminar program and exhibits at 9:00 am on May 31st. Sumit Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Mazakali, will set the stage on the current state of the cannabis market locally as well as worldwide and provide attendees with insight on the business and financial opportunities this multi-faceted industry presents.
In addition to his role at Mazakali, Mehta is the Finance and Strategy Consultant to The Arcview Group, Managing Partner at Emerald Ventures, and has directed cannabis investments since 2014. Prior to joining the cannabis industry, Mehta spent nearly two decades in financial capital markets across sales, business development, management, research, analysis, valuation, strategy, capital introduction, institutional-level relationship management, wealth advisory, investment planning and operational consulting in domestic and overseas markets including at J.P. Morgan Securities, UBS Investment Bank and Merrill Lynch.