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Contact: John McIsaac
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR INAUGURAL OREGON CANNABIS GROWERS’ FAIR

The Two-Day Event to Feature First-Ever Live Plant Competition, 100+ Growers, 100+ Exhibits, OLCC Regulatory Updates, and Grower Energy Savings Tips from Energy Trust of Oregon, and Noted Horticulturist and “Guru of Ganja” Ed Rosenthal

Salem, OR – August 8, 2016 – The inaugural Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair, which is the first-ever exposition and competition for cannabis growers, will feature do-it-yourself grow kits and a cannabis candy collection inspired by and named after legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s music, according to OCGF producer Mary Lou Burton.

The DIY grow kits will be provided and sold by Savant Plant Technologies, a grower-direct supplier of elite horticulture products and services, both commercial agricultural and indoor. Savant’s products are EPA- and OSHA-approved.

Purple Haze Properties manages intellectual properties and brands for an array of celebrities, both living and deceased, and will launch the Jimi Hendrix Candy Collection, a full range of cannabis snacks. The company will have on hand more than 1,000 non-infused candies to sample.

“The Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair isn’t just for professional growers,” Burton said. “We want to spread knowledge of cannabis far and wide as a viable commodity, and both of these featured exhibitors hit home with consumers and DIYers alike.”

The fair is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. Other notable features of the OCGF include:

  • Oregon’s first-ever cannabis live plant competition, which will showcase more than 100 of the state’s premier cannabis growers competing for awards, including $10,000 in prizes. Additionally, the top nine winning plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair from August 26 through September 5.
  • Appearing as a guest judge in the live plant competition will be noted horticulturist, author and columnist Ed Rosenthal, also known as the “Guru of Ganja,” who has written or edited more than a dozen books on cannabis cultivation and social policy. Rosenthal will be signing his latest book, Big Book of Buds: Greatest Hits, at the OCGF.
  • Energy Trust of Oregon will give a presentation each day of the event, focusing on lighting and HVAC opportunities for attendees; representatives from the Oregon Department of Agriculture will be in attendance; and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s Recreational Cannabis Division will provide updates regarding final rules and regulations for cannabis cultivation, processing and sales.

Developed as an opportunity to bring together the industry under one roof to learn from “master growers,” the Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair will serve to share ideas, new technology, review rules and regulations, learn about testing and much more about this new and “budding” industry that is growing at rapid speed, Burton said.

The Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair is produced by the Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Oregon Cannabis Business Council. Admission is $20 to the general public, 21 years of age and older. For more information on the show, sponsorships and exhibitors visit http://cangrowfair.com.

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Contact: John McIsaac
503-481-9621 (West Coast)
john@mcisaacpr.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR INAUGURAL OREGON CANNABIS GROWERS’ FAIR

The Two-Day Event to Feature First-Ever Live Plant Competition, 100+ Growers, 100+ Exhibits, OLCC Regulatory Updates, and Grower Energy Savings Tips from Energy Trust of Oregon, and Noted Horticulturist and “Guru of Ganja” Ed Rosenthal

Salem, OR – June 27, 2016 – Registration is now open for the inaugural Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair (OCGF), which will take place on August 13-14, at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, according to OCGF producer Mary Lou Burton.

The central feature of the show will be Oregon’s first-ever cannabis live plant competition, which will showcase more than 100 of the state’s premier cannabis growers competing for awards, including $10,000 in prizes. Additionally, the top nine winning plants will be displayed at the Oregon State Fair from August 26 through September 5.

“The Cannabis Growers’ Fair was created to showcase and promote Oregon’s fastest-growing agricultural business,” Don Morse, executive director of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council, the creator of the event, said. “This is unprecedented. Oregon is at the forefront in recognizing cannabis as a real agricultural product.”

Appearing as a guest judge in the live plant competition will be noted horticulturist, author and columnist Ed Rosenthal, also known as the “Guru of Ganja,” who has written or edited more than a dozen books on cannabis cultivation and social policy. Rosenthal will be signing his latest book, Big Book of Buds: Greatest Hits, at the OCGF.

Energy Trust of Oregon will give a presentation each day of the event, focusing on lighting and HVAC opportunities for attendees; representatives from the Oregon Department of Agriculture will be in attendance; and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s Recreational Cannabis Division will provide updates regarding final rules and regulations for cannabis cultivation, processing and sales.

The Oregon Cannabis Growers’ Fair is an opportunity to bring the entire industry under one roof to learn from “master growers.” The Fair will serve to share ideas, new technology, review rules and regulations, learn about testing and much more about this new and “budding” industry that is growing at rapid speed, Burton said.

The Oregon Cannabis Growers Fair is produced by the Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Oregon Cannabis Business Council. Admission is $20 to the general public, 21 years of age and older. For more information on the show, sponsorships and exhibitors visit http://cangrowfair.com.

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Contact: John McIsaac
503-481-9621 (West Coast)
john@mcisaacpr.com

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2016 CANNABIS COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE TO HOLD CAREER SEMINAR FOR THOSE WANTING TO BREAK INTO THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY

CCC’s Pre-Conference Half-Day “Career Readiness” Seminar Geared to Provide Insight to Those Seeking Jobs in Oregon’s Fastest-Growing Industry

PORTLAND, OR – January 29, 2016 – The 2016 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) today announced a special “Career Readiness” seminar to be held on February 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center), according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

This special pre-show event, produced in partnership with Viridian Staffing, will provide professional tips from industry insiders on how to navigate the cannabis job market.  It will take place in Hall E – Room E101-102.

Viridian chief operating officer David Muret will present and conduct the seminar. Along with chief talent officer Kara Bradford, Muret founded Viridian in 2013 as the first professional, full-service staffing, recruiting and HR consulting firm in the cannabis industry. Viridian Staffing provides temporary, temp to hire, direct-placement and HR outsourcing services.

The seminar will be broken into two segments held twice each: a talk on cannabis career readiness, and personal interviews/resume-review session. Limited space is available, so all sessions are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About the Cannabis Collaborative Conference

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Cannabis Creative Conference are produced by Portland-based Bravo! Event, which, for nearly 30 years, has produced large-scale corporate, trade and social events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Contact: John McIsaac
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2016 CANNABIS COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE TO FEATURE FORMER NASA SCIENTIST AS GUEST SPEAKER

Former NASA Plant Scientist Neil Yorio Joins Cannabis Industry M&A Specialist John Magliana and Scores of Experts Speaking on Staffing, Security, Growing, and Sales and Marketing at the Pacific Northwest’s Largest Cannabis Business Conference

PORTLAND, OR – January 28, 2016 – The 2016 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) today announced former NASA plant scientist Neil Yorio and cannabis industry mergers and acquisitions attorney John Magliana will be among the guest speakers at event, which will be held February 3 – 4 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center), according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

Now vice president, lighting research for BIOS LLC, for more than two decades Yorio worked at NASA and participated in several agricultural lighting research programs with bio-regenerative life support programs. He is an internationally recognized expert in electrical lighting systems and controlled environment crop production.

Magliana, a nationally recognized mergers and acquisitions lawyer and general counsel for public and private companies for the past 30 years, also represents cannabis companies, including Oregon’s largest producer. Magliana speaks nationally on business and tax-related topics.

Also on the docket of noted guest speakers are David Muret, COO of Viridian Staffing; Noah Stokes, CEO of CannaGuard Security; and Tyler Stratford of MJ Freeway; and Ryan Maher of MRX Xtractors. More than 70 other speakers are slated to present also.

About the Cannabis Collaborative Conference

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Cannabis Creative Conference are produced by Portland-based Bravo! Event, which, for nearly 30 years, has produced large-scale corporate, trade and social events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Contact: John McIsaac
503-481-9621 (West Coast)
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2016 CANNABIS COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE TO HOLD PRE-SHOW EVENT FOR MARIJUANA INVESTORS AND ENTREPRENEURS

Marijuana Investor Summit Boot Camp to Provide Prospective Investors and Entrepreneurs Insight into the Rapidly Growing Cannabis Marketplace

PORTLAND, OR – January 21, 2016 – The 2016 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC) today announced a special Marijuana Investor Summit (MIS) Boot Camp for investors and entrepreneurs, which will take place on February 2 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center), according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

The half-day seminar, produced in conjunction with the Cannabis Collaborative Conference and Signal Bay, the Marijuana Investor Summit Boot Camp will include presentations by successful cannabis industry experts and marijuana entrepreneurs who will provide essential industry knowledge to both startups and investors.

For entrepreneurs and startups the MIS Boot Camp will stress the basics of capital raising and working with investors to grow a business to its full potential and turn business dreams into reality. Investors will gain an understanding of the industry, including sectors, license types, risks, rewards, opportunities and more. A leader in real estate for marijuana facilities will also discuss investment in this sector.

Noted speakers scheduled for the MIS Boot Camp include Signal Bay COO and president Lori Glauser; Signal Bay board chairman and CEO William H. Waldrop; MJIC managing director Urban Smedeby; Marijuana Investor News editor-in-chief Kristin Fox; attorney Josh Wolf; and Bob Carp, author of The Marijuana Business Operations Guide, among others.

The Marijuana Investor Summit Boot Camp hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 2. Those interested in attending can register here: https://www.actionreg.com/reg/index.php?client_name=ccc&event_id=101&r_type=Attendee&new_reg=1 The Portland Expo Center is located at 2060 N Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97217.

About Marijuana Investor Summit
Marijuana Investor Summit is the leader in marijuana events for the investment community. Owned by MJIC Media, LLC, which was launched in 2015 as the voice of the cannabis investment community, MJIC Media also owns and operates Marijuana Investor News, he Marijuana Index and Cannabis Trader.

About Signal Bay Inc.
Signal Bay Inc. provides industry research, advisory services, operational management and analytical testing services to the legalized cannabis industry.   Signal Bay properties include Signal Bay Research, Inc., Signal Bay Services, Inc. and CR Labs, Inc.  Signal Bay is also the publisher of CANNAiQ.com, The Cannabis Consultant Marketplace, and The Medical Marijuana Desk Reference.

About the Cannabis Collaborative Conference
The Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Cannabis Creative Conference are produced by Portland-based Bravo! Event, which, for nearly 30 years, has produced large-scale corporate, trade and social events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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Contact: John McIsaac
503-481-9621 (West Coast)
john@mcisaacpr.com


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2016 CANNABIS COLLABORATIVE CONFERENCE TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 3-4 AT THE PORTLAND EXPO CENTER

Oregon’s Top Cannabis Industry Conference This Year Anticipated to Draw More than 2,500 Attendees and 100 Investors, with a Job Fair, Workshops, Business-to-Business Networking, and a Keynote Address from Former NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson

PORTLAND, OR – January 18, 2016 – The 2016 Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC), a two-day convention and networking event focused on the business side of the fast-growing cannabis industry, will take place February 3 and 4 at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center (Portland Expo Center), according to CCC producer Mary Lou Burton.

Featuring more than 80 cannabis industry speakers, including a keynote address from former NBA All-Star/former Portland Trail Blazer and cannabis advocate Cliff Robinson, the CCC is expected to draw more than 2,500 attendees seeking to network and visit interactive workshops and hands-on demonstrations for the purposes of gaining knowledge and insight into one of the fastest-growing agricultural businesses in North America – the cannabis industry.

“Following on the heels of the Cannabis Creative Conference held this past summer, we are calling this a ‘working conference,’” Burton said. “Which illustrates we are growing collectively and are united to create a vibrant, successful industry.”

With more than 90 exhibitors, the CCC will showcase the newest available technology, from security systems to planting processes to retail point-of-sale. Additionally, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) will provide workshops on its new Cannabis Tracking System (CTS), in partnership with CTS vendor Franwell Metrc, and will have small group sessions and hands-on interactive demonstrations both days.

A special pre-conference Career Readiness event produced by Viridian Staffing will take place on Tuesday, February 2, wherein industry insiders will provide professional tips on navigating the cannabis job market. That same day the CCC will host the Marijuana Investor Summit Boot Camp for more than 100 investors and entrepreneurs coming from all parts of North America. Produced in partnership with the Cannabis Collaborative Conference, Marijuana Investor Summit and Signal Bay, this half-day seminar, taught by industry experts and successful marijuana entrepreneurs and investors, will provide prospective investors and entrepreneurs insight on this rapidly growing market.

“This conference provides a recipe for success, essentially guaranteeing significant improvement for a cannabis-based business,” Burton said. “Anyone who’s interested in this industry or wants to become a real player in it will be here.”

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 3, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4. Those interested in attending can register here: https://www.actionreg.com/reg/index.php?client_name=ccc&event_id=101&r_type=Attendee&new_reg=1 The Portland Expo Center is located at 2060 N Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97217.

Major sponsors of the Cannabis Collaborative Conference include Chalice Farms, CannaGuard Security, MRX Labs, DOPE Magazine, Cannley, and MJ Freeway Business Solutions.

The Cannabis Collaborative Conference and the Cannabis Creative Conference are produced by Portland-based Bravo! Event, which, for nearly 30 years, has produced large-scale corporate, trade and social events throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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