PARAMUS, N.J., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steve White, CEO of Harvest Health & Recreation, will deliver a Keynote Address, entitled: "Cannabis Investing Today and Tomorrow: Cutting through the Chatter and Focusing on Basic Financials/Growth Strategies," at the 6th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) taking place May 29 – June 1 at the Javits Center in New York City.
Harvest Health and Recreation, Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) ("Harvest"), is a vertically-integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., that expects to have the rights to operate in more cannabis facilities and more licenses than any other company in the U.S., including 219 cannabis-producing facilities across 17 states and territories following the closings of recently announced definitive agreements to acquire Verano Holdings, CannaPharamacy, Falcon Holdings and Devine Hunter, Inc.
White's Keynote will take place on Thursday, May 30th at 10:30 am. In his highly anticipated CWCBExpo address, he will provide a high-level view of the state of the cannabis industry, opportunities for growth and the current investment climate. CWCBExpo NY is the only event in the tri-state area focused on the entire legalized cannabis industry including medical marijuana, adult recreational use and industrial hemp.
"Each state presents its own unique opportunities to companies and investors looking to jump into the cannabis industry," said White. "I'm excited to share some of the lessons I've learned and provide an idea of where the industry is headed, which will be shaped in a large part by investors and access to capital."
Before launching Harvest in 2011, White worked for two national law firms, and he founded his own boutique firm in 2005. After winning one of the first medical licenses in Arizona and opening Harvest's first dispensary in 2013, White immersed himself in the day-to-day operations and fulfilled orders, performed reception duties and consulted with patients.
Harvest currently operates or has rights to operate in cannabis facilities or expects to have rights to acquire licenses following the closings of recently announced acquisitions in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico.
White founded and serves on the board of directors for Harvesting Hope, a non-profit organization that supports young children suffering from seizure disorders and is President of the Arizona Dispensary Association as well a founding board member of the Policy Center for Public Health and Safety. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State's Honors College and from Washington & Lee University School of Law.
Prior to White's opening Keynote at CWCBExpo will be an Industry Update by Vivien Azer, Managing Director, Consumer-Beverage, Cannabis & Tobacco, Cowen Inc. His Keynote will then be followed by the prospect of what is to come in "Cannabis 2030: Back to the Future."
CWCBExpo NY's comprehensive conference program also includes more than 35 sessions that encompass all aspects of the legalized medicinal and recreational cannabis market including new tracks on STEMed; Adult Use in the Northeast: Industry & Consumers; and Cannabis, Community & Society as well as Marketing/Branding/Commerce, Banking & Finance, Business Opportunities, Investing, Policy/Compliance/Legal, and Medical & Research.
Industry panels, Town Halls, Workshops and the "Conversation with" series rounds-out the educational programming. CWCBExpo NY continues its market leading focus on Hemp with a dedicated educational track, an innovative workshop sponsored by the National Hemp Association on "Hemp: The Dawning of a New Day in the USA," and the return of the show floor Hemp Pavilion. Harvest's President, Steve Gutterman, formerly EVP and COO of E*Trade Bank, will open the Investor Symposium on May 31.
The expansive sold-out exhibit floor includes a Technology Pavilion and top suppliers and brands in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to those in the business, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, cultivators, dispensary owners, medical professionals, investors, and providers of professional services.
For more information on the best pricing to attend CWCBExpo NY and to register visit https://www.cwcbexpo.com/attend-registration-nyc/. To sponsor or exhibit at the coast-to-coast CWCBExpo events contact: email@example.com or call 201-580-2050.
About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
CWCBExpo are the premier business-to-business events for the legalized cannabis industry and are held 3 times per year in the largest business, financial, and media markets—New York, Los Angeles and Boston. Being launched around these market leading events will be Cannabis Week. Connect on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn: @cwcbexpo.
About Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc.
Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. is a multi-state cannabis operator (MSO) and vertically-integrated cannabis company. Subject to completion of announced acquisitions, Harvest will have the largest footprint in the U.S., with rights to 219 facilities, of which 142 are retail locations and more than 1,580 employees across 17 states. Since 2011, the company has been committed to aggressively expanding its Harvest House of Cannabis retail and wholesale presence throughout the U.S., acquiring, creating and growing leading brands for patients and consumers nationally and continuing on a path of profitable growth. Harvest's mission is to improve lives through the goodness of cannabis and is focused on its vision to become the most valuable cannabis company in the world. We hope you'll join us on our journey: https://harvestinc.com.
This press release contains statements which constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of Harvest with respect to future business activities. Forward-looking information is often identified by the words "may," "would," "could," "should," "will," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect" or similar expressions and include information regarding: the closing of the acquisitions of Falcon, CannaPharmacy and Verano, including satisfaction of the conditions to closing of such acquisitions; expectations regarding the size of the U.S. cannabis market; the ability of the Company to successfully achieve its business objectives; plans for expansion of Harvest; expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; expectations for future financial performance; expected synergies arising from the Transaction; timing and receipt of the required shareholder, court, stock exchange and regulatory approvals for the Transaction; the timing and ability of Harvest and Verano to satisfy the conditions precedent to completing the Transaction; the anticipated timing for the holding of the Harvest Meeting in respect of the Transaction; and, the anticipated timing to, and the completion of, the closing of the Transaction.
Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects Harvest management's expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Resulting Issuer. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: the potential impact of the Transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; failure to achieve expected synergies arising from the Transaction and related integration risk; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; the ability of the Resulting Issuer to raise debt and equity capital in the amounts and at the costs that it expects; adverse changes in the public perception of cannabis; decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets that the Company operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws; adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including those related to taxation; the inability to locate and acquire suitable companies, properties and assets necessary to execute on the Company's business plans; and increasing costs of compliance with extensive government regulation. This forward-looking information may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the business of Harvest and market conditions.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although Harvest has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Harvest does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.
Harvest Health & Recreation Contact: Alex Howe, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-271-7997
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