Schedule

450 West 31st Street (3rd Fl), New York, NY 10001
Thursday, May 5: 9:00AM - 5:30PM
Friday, May 6: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Day 1
Thursday, MAY 5
9AM to 5:30PM
(Doors Open: 9AM)
9AM
Doors Open (Check-in on 3rd Floor)
9:30AM — 10:30AM
Business Insider LIVE at LMCC 2022
New York and Cannabis — We’re Ready for You
Hosted by: Yeji Jesse Lee, Business Insider
Jeremy Berke, Business Insider

Luis Merchan, President & CEO, Flora Growth
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Elana Tamas, Tax Advisor, Anchin
Kiana Anvaripour, CEO, No. 9
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Mitch Baruchowitz, Managing Partner, Merida Capital Holdings
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Wendy Bronfein, Chief Brand Officer, Curio Wellness
Rebecca Raphael, Chief Revenue Officer, Curio Wellness
Gena Surphlis, Founder & CEO, 024
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Ask Me Anything” Session with Harris Bricken Law
+ CBD & THC Licensing and Compliance Explained
with Simon Malinowski, Managing Attorney (NY), Harris Bricken
VISIT BRAND SHOWCASE STUDIO
1PM - 1:30PM
LMCC x The Beauty of Identity
Muffy Clince, Director, Emerging Brands, Ulta Beauty
Charlotte Cho, Co-Founder Soko Glam
Susun Chung, Co-Founder & CEO, Two Cranes Botanicals


Moderator: Brian Underwood, Beauty Director, Women’s Health
1:45 - 2:30PM
BEVERAGE KEYNOTE
Beverage & Retail Brilliance — How Infused Beverages are Shaking up the Business
Jake Bullock, Co-Founder & CEO, CANN
Alexander Farnsworth, Founder, Farnsworth Fine Cannabis  / Queer Cannabis Club
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Darnell Smith, CEO, MXXN
Whitney Eckis, CEO, Get Supr

Moderator: Alix Strauss, Features Contributor, The New York Times
VISIT BRAND SHOWCASE STUDIO
4PM - 4:30PM
S*x & Cannabis: Intimacy Wellness Goes Mainstream
A Double Stigma Lifts
Jessica Richards, Founder, Shen Beauty
Boronia Fallshaw, Founder, Mello Daily CBD
Karina Primelles, CEO, XULA
Carolyn Wheeler, Co-Founder & COO, Vella Bioscience  

Moderator: Claire McCormack, Beauty Independent
4PM - 4:30PM
BRAND SHOWCASE STUDIO CLOSES
4:45PM - 5:30PM
Bon Appétit x Food & Hospitality at LMCC 2022
Jessica Assaf, Co-Founder & Chief Education Officer, Prima
Nicole Brown, Chief Innovation Officer, Open Book Extracts
Victoria Pustynsky, Founder & CEO, Aurora Elixirs
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Keri Richardson, CEO & Head Chef, Alta Via Cremerie

Moderator: Chala Tshitundu, Bon Appétit
5:30PM
SHOW CLOSES
PLANT-POWERED COCKTAIL HOUR
In partnership with Optimist
5:30PM - 6:30PM
3rd Floor
Day 2
Friday, MAY 6
9AM to 4PM
(Doors Open: 9AM)
9AM
Doors Open (Check-in on 3rd Floor)
9:30AM — 10:15AM
What’s Next: 2022 Edition — Mergers, Mascara, & Megatrends
Gary Allen, CEO, New Frontier Data
Rudy Ellenbogen, CEO, Planta Scientific
Coco Meers, CEO, Equilibria Women
Ashley Lewis, Co-Founder & CEO, Fleur Marché
David Salinas, Founder, HUUE


Moderator:  Emily Dougherty, Contributor, ELLE + Town & Country
10:30AM - 11:15AM
Voice of Consumer: Essential Insights For a Category Gone Mainstream
Loree Lash-Valencia, VP, North America, Attest
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James Choe , Chief Strategy Officer, Flora Growth & President, Vessel
Shawn Gold, CEO, Pilgrim Soul
Charlotte Hanna, Founder, Rebelle

Moderator:   Verena von Pfetten, Gossamer
VISIT BRAND SHOWCASE STUDIO
12:30PM - 1PM
Dispensaries: Say Hello to the Future of Lifestyle Retail
Hillary Peckham, COO of Etain Health (NYC)
Almaz Adeigbola, Co-Founder, BrwnBox (NJ)
Mark Barnett, Founder & CEO, Higher Grounds (Maine)
Thomas Winstanley, VP Marketing, Theory Wellness (MA)

Moderator: Michael Kusek, Different Leaf Magazine
LAST CALL FOR BRAND SHOWCASE STUDIO
3PM BRAND STUDIO CLOSES
CLOSING KEYNOTE
3PM - 3:30PM
The State of (CBD) Retail
Leigha Gray, DMM & Sr. Director, The Vitamin Shoppe
Anthony Saniger, Founder & CEO, Standard Dose

Moderator: Karin Eldor, Senior Contributor, FORBES
3:30PM - 4PM
The Dreaded Capital Raise
Melissa Jochim, CEO & Chief Formulator, HIGH Beauty
Davina Kaonohi, Co-Founder & CEO, Element Apothec
Princess Viray, Executive Principal, Waywaya Management

Moderator: Debra Borchardt, Green Market Report
4PM VENUE CLOSES
Each year we accept a best-in-class group of premium CBD, Hemp, & Cannabis brands from hundreds of applications worldwide.