New West Summit 2.0 - The Future of Cannabis Technology, Investment and Media

Featuring Richard Branson & Susan Bennett The Voice of Siri

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over one thousand cannabis industry leaders in technology, investment, and media gathered at The New West Summit in 2015 for the world's first conference focused on cutting edge components of our nation's fastest growing trade. On Oct 14th & 15th, The 2016 New West Summit 2.0 takes place at The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco VIDEO. Signifying the global acceptance of cannabis as a legitimate business opportunity, and viable industry of the future, international business mogul Richard Branson and Susan Bennett, "The Voice of Siri", top the list of more than 50 featured speakers.

"A successful entrepreneur like Branson putting his name to this event reinforces the impact of this industry's growth. This is a multi-billion dollar market that has the attention of business leaders and professionals around the world, and rightfully so" – Jim McAlpine, New West Summit Founder & Producer

The expertly curated two-day conference and exhibition will feature over 30 panels of experienced professionals who will cover the most dynamic and disruptive segments of the proposed 10 billion dollar cannabis industry. Entrepreneurs and investors will forecast trends, looking at what's next for non-profits, venture-backed startups, publicly traded companies and crowd-funding. State of the art cannabis communications will be reviewed with focus on social media, marketing, activism, modern branding, editorial trends and the entry of Fortune 500 brands. Funding trends, the next crop of mobile apps, cultivation technologies, the latest in extraction and vaporization will also be explored. See the event schedule for a complete list of panel topics and featured guest speakers.

Event Highlights & Speakers
Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, Entrepreneur, International Business Mogul & Philanthropist
Susan Bennett, "The Voice of Siri"
Dave Morin, Founder & Partner of Slow Ventures
Steve DeAngelo - Founder of Harborside Health Center. Named by Fortune Magazine as of the top cannabis industry leaders.
Aeron Sullivan, Founder & CEO of Tradiv
Dr Sue Sisley, Psychiatrist and leading medical marijuana researcher
See the event schedule for a complete list of panel topics and featured guest speakers
More than 30 exhibitors including ArcView Group, Eaze, Poseidon, Leafly, Viridian, Merry Jane & more!
Summit panels are co-produced by Brian Zisk of San Francisco, founder of the iconic SF Music Tech Summit

Cannabis Career & Job Fair – Presented by Bloom Farms
Bloom Farms is a one for one San Francisco-based Medical Cannabis company specializing in all-natural CO2 extracted cannabis oil. The firm is focused on strengthening the medical cannabis industry, fortifying industry growth, and forging deeper alliances by bringing like-minded people together to create a true cannabis community. Bringing their highly esteemed Cannabis Career & Job Fair to New West Summit, a highly successful outcome is expected as Bloom Farms' recent events hosted dozens of top employers in the cannabis industry, attracted over 2800 potential employees and made more than 250 job matches! DETAILS: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The New West Summit is produced by New West LLC and run by cannabis industry entrepreneur Jim McAlpine, a long-time Bay Area events producer most well-known for the Snowbomb ski and snow sports events brand, as well as the new, critically acclaimed, cannabis-positive sports events seriesThe 420 Games and the development of the first cannabis friendly gym, Power Plant Fitness.
Tickets, sponsorship, and exhibitor booths are expected to sell out, secure your place!
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