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Chris Walsh: Speaking at the CBD & Hemp Wholesale World Expo USA Las Vegas

Chris Walsh

CEO & President - Marijuana Business Daily

Capitalizing on the Green Rush: Opportunities in the $20B Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is one of the hottest growth areas as states continue to legalize medical and recreational marijuana, hemp and CBD gain traction, mainstream companies look for new opportunities and entrepreneurs enter the industry. The possibilities are immense, but so are the challenges. In this session, Chris Walsh - the CEO of MJBizDaily, the leading provider of news, analysis and market research for the marijuana and hemp industries - will provide an overview of the current cannabis landscape, highlight opportunities for online sellers, suppliers and buyers, and discuss key considerations for entering the space. His presentation will examine the latest data on the size and scope of the opportunity, examine key trends and ultimately help you determine a potential path forward in cannabis.

About Chris Walsh

Chris served as the founding editor of Marijuana Business Daily during the company’s launch in 2011, becoming the first journalist in the United States to focus exclusively on covering the business of cannabis. As CEO, he now guides the strategic vision of the company and its sister publication – Hemp Industry Daily - while educating mainstream industries about the marijuana and hemp sectors. Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabis industry analysts by dozens of media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, NPR, CNBC and the New York Times. He earned an MBA in international business from Regis University and previously worked for over a decade as a business reporter and editor at metro newspapers in the U.S. and South Korea.