Derek Dickow Presents:


Building powerful connections in the Cannabis Industry

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

3 pm – 9 pm
The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend Street | Birmingham, Michigan

Thursday, November 18, 2021

3 pm – 9 pm
The Townsend Hotel
100 Townsend Street | Birmingham, Michigan


Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with key members of the cannabis industry and build powerful, long-lasting connections. Derek Dickow has assembled an informative array of professionals to provide key insights into the cannabis business, including top technology trends and best practices. The event also includes a Cannabis Industry Outlook, the largest 1:1 speed networking event in the region, and an evening reception that allows for ample networking opportunities.

Our program features:

• Keynote from Derek Dickow: “How to Build Power Connections”

• 1:1 Speed Networking Session

• Exhibitor Trade Show

• Informative panels with industry professionals: Leveraging Technology in Cannabis, Predicting the Future, & How Can Michigan Win?

• Keynote from Doug Gordon, EVP & Head of LeafLink Financial

• Keynote from Andrew Brisbo, Executive Director of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency

• Afterglow Reception
Register now for the largest Cannabis-focused networking event in the region!


Derek Dickow

Event Host, Power Connector
“How to Build Power Connections”

Andrew Brisbo

Executive Director, Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA)

Doug Gordon

EVP & Head of Payments, LeafLink, Inc.

Jeff Sloan

Founder & CEO, StartupNation.

Shelly Edgerton

Management, Michigan Operations, LivWell Enlightened Health

RJ King

Editor, DBusiness Magazine

Speaker Jason Wentworth

Representative, State of Michigan

Ankur Rungta

Co-Founder & CEO, C3 Industries

Terry Judge

Founder & CEO, CORE Solutions Group, LLC

Matt Hutchinson

Vice President & Head of Logistics, LeafLink, Inc.

Charlie Langton

Reporter & Anchor, FOX 2 Detroit

Nowfal Akash

Chief Information Officer, Trucenta

Rudy Patros

Owner & President, Securatech

Jon Baugher

Co-founder & Chief Revenue Officer, POSaBIT

Jim Mattson

VP of Business Development & Risk Management, Canopy Insurance


3:00 pm – Registration, Trade Show, Networking

3:30 pm – Keynote: How to Build Power Connections – Derek Dickow

3:45 pm – 1:1 Speed Networking

4:35 pm – Panel 1: Leveraging Technology and Resources in Cannabis

5:25 pm – Panel 2: Predicting the Future

6:15 pm – Cocktail & Hors d’oeuvres Reception

7:15 pm – Program begins

7:25 pm – Keynote: Doug Gordon, EVP & Head of Payments, LeafLink, Inc.

7:40 pm – Keynote: Andrew Brisbo, Executive Director, MRA

8:00 pm – Panel 3: How Can Michigan Win?

9:00 pm – Afterglow Reception


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