PHOENIX, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 4Front Holdings, LLC ("4Front"), a leading retail and brand development company in the cannabis industry, announced today that Kris Krane, its co-founder and president, and Andrew Thut, its CFO, will be speaking at two major industry and investor-focused conferences in Toronto this month.
On August 16, during the second day of Marijuana Business Daily's inaugural MJBizCon INT'L, Mr. Krane will participate in an in-depth panel discussion on regional market opportunities in the United States, including a discussion of similarities and differences among state-legal markets, regulatory issues that could trip up the unsuspecting operator, the value of partnering with an established distribution network, and why companies in eastern states post the highest valuations.
On August 17, Mr. Thut will speak at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, the first investor-focused conference organized by financial media outlet Benzinga. The conference will focus on connecting North American cannabis entrepreneurs building future billion-dollar enterprises and the investors whose capital will finance them. Mr. Thut will be participating in a town hall-style panel discussion about cannabis entrepreneurship with Brett Roper (moderator), president of Medicine Man Technologies, and panelists William Simpson, CEO of Golden Leaf Holdings, and Hadley Ford, CEO of iAnthus. Mr. Thut will also present the 4Front story during a break-out session for investors.
"Participation in these conferences, especially in Canada, is a great way to get an understanding of the trajectory of the industry. The dynamics of the Canadian and the U.S. marketplace are constantly evolving which makes it exciting to share our experiences, viewpoints and expectations with our colleagues in the cannabis space," said Mr. Krane, who's written on this topic for Forbes. "As a company, we find great value in interacting with entrepreneurs, investors and other companies who really are writing the rules of this new industry."
Founded in 2011 with a mission to help professionalize the emerging industry, 4Front Holdings, LLC ("4Front") is a leading retail and brand development company in the U.S. cannabis sector. It has developed a national platform that consists of a multi-state footprint, including its Mission-branded retail operations, and a far-reaching network of partnership relationships. Led by a group of professionals with experience in finance, real estate, manufacturing, and multi-location retail and hospitality operations, 4Front has invested heavily to assemble a comprehensive collection of management skills and hands-on operating expertise that can support the rapid operational growth opportunity being afforded by the increased legalization of cannabis across the United States, as well as internationally. For more information, visit 4Front's website.