Alumni

Cannabis Business & Investing

Los Angeles MBA Group

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Los Angeles

March 29, 2018: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Panel discussion surrounding the regulatory, strategic, marketing, and investment ramifications of Los Angeles' rapdily growing cannibis industry

Where

Four Points Sheraton L.A. Westside
5990 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, California

Event Details

LAMBA alumni clubs present an expert panel to review the cannabis industry in Los Angeles. Five panelists & moderator represent law & regulations, strategy, products, marketing & investment in the cannabis industry.

Questions to be address include:

Why become involved in this burgeoning industry?
How does one navigate regulatory uncertainty?
What roles do strategy & marketing play in this industry?
How can one become involved?
Why invest & how?

Moderator:

Evan Eneman (Wharton)

Managing partner Casa Verde Capital venture capital firm in early stage investments in ancillary cannabis businesses
CEO ELLO accounting, tax & advisory services to cannabis industry
Partner Flower Shop cannabis branding, marketing & PR

Panelists:

Bob Zukis (Booth)

Professor of management & organization USC Marshall
Co-founder New Health Partners, corp. venture fund in cannabis mass-market

Ariel Clark (Berkeley Law)

Long-serving & highly respected cannabis attorneys in California
Founded & serves as chair of the Los Angeles Cannabis Task Force.
Deep understanding of state & local priorities in cannabis industry
Helps clients w/political strategies, obtain licenses, set up proper business structures, & interface w/local & state officials

Josh Lawler (Northwestern Law)

Helps cannabis clients with IP (intellectual property), product & environmental compliance, M&A, etc.
Lawler's firm, Zuber, Lawler & Del Duca, recommends cannabis firms build their IP asset portfolios

Robert Rosenheck (University of Pennsylvania)

Founder/CEO of Lord Jones cannabis-infused product line
Unique, upscale products boldly promoted w/cutting-edge marketing promotions/tie-ins
Unmatched celebrity following for product line

Ashley Picillo (Chaminade University)

Founded Point Seven Group, w/licensing, logistical & marketing services
Offers insights on California's impact & various career pathways in industry
Author Breaking the Grass Ceiling, featuring women in cannabis

Program:

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM -- Check-in & Appetizers
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM -- Panel
8:15 PM - 8:45 PM -- Q&A
8:45 PM - 9:00 PM -- Network

Registration includes appetizer buffet & soft beverages

Price:

$30 -- Early Bird to 03/21
$35 -- Regular Price
$45 -- At Door

Parking $4 for registrants

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 3/29/2018

Questions

Didier Acevedo, '13