Thursday May 4, 2017

Cocktail Party and Scholarship Fundraiser

Spanish Court Hotel. Kingston Jamaica. Invitation Only.

Friday May 5, 2017

CanEx Jamaica – Seminar Series

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica

7:30am – 8:45am


9:00am – 12:00pm

Welcome – State of the Union

Cannabis: The Plant for the Future – Dr. Uma Dhanabalan

Remarks: Delano Seivright – Special Advisor to Ministry of Tourism and Director of Cannabis Licensing Authority (Jamaica)

Cannabis: The Health & Wellness Tourism Opportunity  in Jamaica – Hon. Edmund Bartlett. Minister of Tourism Jamaica

Remarks: Hon. Luke Browne – Minister of Health, St. Vincent & Grenadines

Panel Discussion


Demonstration: Hemp Bricks – Dani Fontaine

Demonstration: Extract Machine

12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 6:30pm

Afternoon Session: Seminars

1:00pm – 2:35pm

Seminar I – Medicinal Cannabis

This seminar will focus on developments, trends, research and the current state of the market. The seminar will share developments specific to the science and medical relevance of cannabis, exploring opportunities in research and development, clinical trials, education and patient care.

The seminar will include experienced medical practitioners who can speak to patient care, dosage levels and administering medicinal cannabis.


Moderator: Alexandra Chong

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan l Jim McMahon l Hon Luke Browne TBC

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Session II: Health & Wealth for Jamaica

This seminar will focus on Jamaica’s ganja industry, its history of medicinal, therapeutic and scientific research & use. Its advantages and challenges that this experienced panel have been familiar with over the years.

It will look at our under-utilized resources and other assets and offer recommendations in using them to build a vibrant and prosperous industry for the benefit of the nation.


Moderator: Richard Crawford

Dr. Lawrence Williams l Professor Archibald McDonald l Mr. Bindley Sangster l Verald Vassel l Dr. Ellen Campbell – Grizzle l Hon. Audley Shaw

Sponsored by Timeless Herbalcare     Jamaica is a Timeless country

4:25pm – 5:25pm

Session III: Business & Legal

This seminar will focus on the business and legal side of the industry covering topics that range from establishing your cannabis enterprise and the peculiar considerations to securing startup financing and exit options.

Legal expertise will be represented to speak to some of the industry considerations involved in securing and representing clients as well as understanding some of the specific considerations for operating in the industry.


Moderator: Patrick Casserly

Marlon Hill l Diane Edwards l Balram VaswaniHyacinth Lightbourne l Scheril Murray Powell l Mark Golding l Eileen Burbidge

5:25pm – 6:30pm

Seminar IV – Processing & Cultivating

A full understanding of the processing and cultivating side of the business.

This seminar will offer a thorough understanding of how processing and cultivating work and the industry standards and conditions that apply to creating a world-class, high quality and consistent product.


Dani Fontaine l Orville Silvera l Benjie Hodara l Mark Santiago l Winston Scott l Andre Hill

Sponsored by AG Chem Plant Ltd