An Introduction to the Hemp Industry: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Jeffrey Friedland, CEO, FC Global Strategies, LLC
Jeffrey Friedland's presentation will primarily focus on the business aspects of the fast-growing hemp industry, for cultivators, extractors, manufacturers of hemp-derived products, and marketers of finished products, from fiber, paper, alcoholic beverages to CBD. He will also focus on his view of the future business aspects relevant to all stakeholders in the hemp and CBD industries.
He will also discuss the current legal and regulatory issues, including the likely approaches that the FDA, USDA, and the states will take.
Jeffrey Friedland first traveled to China in 1988, opened an office for Friedland Capital in China in 2003 and continues to make frequent visits to the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. He is an author, speaker and thought leader on emerging and frontier markets, the global economy, and the global cannabis industry. His books, "All Roads Lead to China - An Investor Road Map to the World's Fastest Growing Economy" and "Marijuana: The World's Most Misunderstood Plant," are available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon.
Mr. Friedland has been the chief executive officer and a director of a NASDAQ listed financial services company, a director of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company with all of its business operations in China, and the chairman of the supervisory board of a Hong Kong-based company with a stock market listing on the European Union Regulated Market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Mr. Friedland has been the founder, investor, owner, director or member of the executive management of companies in the global cannabis industry, including in Colorado in the United States, Canada, and Israel. Mr. Friedland has been featured or quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, the New York Times, Bloomberg Television, USA Today, Verslo Zinios (Lithuania), Vercernji (Croatia), International Business Times, the South China Morning Post, the Guam Daily Post, the Forward, the Jewish Week, Quartz, the Jakarta Globe, Israel Daily Television, BreitBart, NBC.com and Forbes.
Mr. Friedland has been a frequent speaker at conferences and events throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including speeches to individual and institutional investors on investments, emerging markets, and the global cannabis industry.