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Cannabis Drinks Expo Announces Canopy Growth Corp. CEO Bruce Linton Will Headline Event

One of the most influential leaders within the Canadian cannabis industry will join the July 2019 trade show in San Francisco.

San Francisco, California. July 6 – The first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo, set to take place on July 25, 2019, at the South San Francisco Conference Center, will feature as a headline speaker prominent cannabis industry executive Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO of Canopy Growth Corporation, the largest producer of marijuana in Canada. The event will bring together producers, manufacturers, brand owners, distributors and retailers within the fast-growing North American cannabis industry.

The addition of Bruce Linton to the speaker panel of the Cannabis Drinks Expo highlights the importance and influence of the Canadian cannabis industry within North America. In June, Canada became only the second nation in the world to legalize recreational marijuana by passing Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act. At the Cannabis Drinks Expo, Linton will speak about the future perspectives of the North American cannabis industry, based on his own experience of leading one of Canada’s top cannabis industry companies.

“We are extremely excited that Bruce Linton will be joining us at the inaugural Cannabis Drinks Expo. His insights about the future of the industry are extremely important and valuable,” said Sid Patel, Founder, and CEO of Beverage Trade Network, which is organizing the event.

Linton joins a number of other high-profile speakers that have already been announced for the 2019 Cannabis Drinks Expo, including Warren Bobrow, mixologist, author and journalist; Omar Figueroa, founder of the Law Offices of Omar Figueroa and cannabis law expert; and Alex Howe, Co-Founder, and COO, Rebel Coast Winery.

Together, these speakers will outline the key factors impacting the cannabis industry within the United States, focusing on the political, legal and medical factors behind the rise to prominence of the industry – as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. One major theme of the event will be the crossover appeal of cannabis with the much larger alcoholic drinks industry, as well as the relationship between the U.S. and Canadian cannabis industries.

To help bring these themes and trends to life, the Cannabis Drinks Expo will also include an active trade show floor where new and upcoming cannabis drinks producers and manufacturers can meet face-to-face with brand owners, distributors, and retailers. The tagline for the upcoming July 2019 event is “Cannabis Is the New Category,” and speakers such as Bruce Linton are particularly well positioned to describe the exciting developments happening within the industry.

About Bruce Linton

Bruce_LintonMr. Bruce A. Linton, BPA is a Co-Founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.) and has been its Chief Executive Officer since August 28, 2014.

Linton formerly served as the Chief Executive Officer of Clearford Industries Inc. (now known as Clearford Water Systems Inc.) from February 28, 2005, to December 31, 2012, and served as its President from February 28, 2005, to May 28, 2012. He led Clearford's entry into the China market and in 2009 Clearford was awarded by the Canada-China Business Council for their market entry strategy.

Linton was part of the leadership team for the Nasdaq/TSX IPO at CrossKeys Systems Corporation. He served as a Director of Asia Pacific Operations, Director of Business Relations and Director of Finance and Administration of CrossKeys.


About Cannabis Drinks Expo

Cannabis Drinks ExpoCannabis Drinks Expo is a must-attend event for those curiously eying the future of the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry.

We also cover the key issues surrounding the likelihood and timescale for legalization to other countries, as well as the impact of legalized cannabis on the traditional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks markets globally.

Who should Visit?

Cannabis Drinks Expo promises to be relevant for anyone involved in the development, production, distribution and retailing of cannabis and related products. It will also provide a vital networking opportunity for political analysts, medical experts and those involved in the development and implementation of legalized cannabis into new markets.

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Who should exhibit?

If you’re serious about the cannabis drinks category, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Cannabis Drinks Expo, our goal is to empower you with knowledge, network, and platform so you can grow and build your cannabis drinks business. CDE is where you will find cannabis brands and suppliers who are serious about building their business in this category exhibit.

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Potential exhibitors include (but not limited to): Medical marijuana producers, Cannabis growers, Cannabis producers/ product developers, Cannabis processors, Cannabis distributors/transporters, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Branded drinks companies, Drinks manufacturers/producers, Pharma companies, Equipments and service providers, CBD manufacturers, Marijuana-Infused products and edibles providers, Testing and laboratory services, Logistics and supply chain operators, Drinks distributors/wholesalers, Drinks importers, Lobbyists/ public affairs businesses, Political advisors, and more.