Monday 19 November, 2018

Former Mexican President and US TV host for CanEX Jamaica

Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico

Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox and former American TV host and medicinal cannabis advocate Montel Williams have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at its third annual Business Conference and Expo taking place September 27-29, 2018 in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

More than 50 speakers and panellists will share their knowledge among the 1,500 delegates expected to attend this year’s conference, including:

  • Dr. Lumir Hanus, analytic chemist and leading authority in the field of cannabis research based at the University of Jerusalem in Israel
  • Ambassador R. James Woolsey, former CIA director
  • Wilbert ‘Billy’ Tauzin, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana
  • Karel Janecek, Czech billionaire and cannabis investor
  • Hon. Audley Shaw, Jamaica’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Chris Walsh, executive editor of Marijuana Business Daily
  • Dr. Andres Lopez, head of Colombia's National Narcotics Agency

Fox, keynote speaker and former president of Mexico, said: “The cannabis industry offers tremendous economic, health and social benefits in Mexico as in other markets around the world. I welcome the opportunity to share, network and advocate for its continued progress at CanEx Jamaica. The island and this conference offer a powerful platform to push the medical and legal cannabis movement and that is something I fully support.”

Williams, who will be returning to CanEx Jamaica for his second year, said: “I am excited to participate in CanEx Jamaica because it’s a unique opportunity to gather so many leaders from the international cannabis industry in a place that is so important to cannabis’ history.”

The conference will feature breakout sessions covering topics such as advocacy, banking and finance, the business of cannabis, cultivation, science and medicine, and women entrepreneurship. In addition, several companies across the cannabis business, investment and media communities have committed their support for the 2018 Business Conference and Expo including LGC Capital, Shimadzu Scientific, Lenitiv Labs, Solace Brands, Cannaly Corporation (Colombia), Zimmer & Company, Global Canna Labs, Marijuana Business Daily and Better21.

CanEx founder Douglas K. Gordon said: “2018 has seen tremendous movement in the cannabis industry globally, and we’re seeing a marked increase in the participation and enthusiasm for this year's CanEx Jamaica conference. In particular, changing regulations in Jamaica will bring immense benefits to both local and international companies. We’re pleased to host our conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica to share the natural rhythm, warmth and vibrancy with everyone who joins us at CanEx Jamaica.”