Hemp is the most versatile crop on the planet. With thousands of uses for its seed, oil, & fiber, hemp can be used to make textiles, building material, livestock bedding, paper products, bioplastics, food, & much more.Hemp also filters toxic chemicals out of polluted soil andhas been scientifically proven to absorb moreCO2 per hectare than anyforest or commercial crop, making it the ideal carbon sink.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 for the year 2030.
Join the High NY community for a panel discussion on Hemp & how it can contribute to achieving several of the UN's SDGs.
7:00pm to 7:30pm - Food & Networking
7:30pm to 7:35pm - Intro to High NY from High NY FounderMichael Zaytsev
7:35pm to 8:30pm - Hemp & Sustainability Panel + Audience Q&A
8:30pm to 9:00pm - Networking
David Abecassis - Founder, Chief Science Officer, Titan BioPlastics
David is a biological chemist & entrepreneur with an extensive background in sustainable technology innovation.He studied undergraduate chemistry at the University of Toulouse in France. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he studied at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where he earned a joint Masters degree in industrial microbiology & environmental science with a focus in pollution microbiology.
Most prominently, David has spent 20 years working as an industrial & applied polymer consultant with Industrial Polymer Research in New York. In this position, David has helped numerous clients with intellectual property claims as well as research & development.David writes patents for Titan BioPlastics, as well as participating in the business strategy as a managing partner.
Not only that, but he's continued to make his mark on the academic world as well. As a Texaco Foundation Research Fellow, David has studied & published research on the biodegradation of hydrocarbons in soil, & continued to run experiments in using organic microbial amendments & organic technology to reduce pollution from chemicals.
He's also a member of Program on Negotiation (PON), a consortium program of Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), & Tufts University that pulls together scholars & students from many disciplines to develop the theory & practice of negotiation & dispute resolution in a range of public & private settings.
Vincent Oliver - Founder & CEO, A CBD Remedy
Vincent Oliver is an Entrepreneur, consultant, sales trainer, & 12 year, seasoned Cannabisprofessional. He is the founder of A CBD Remedy, a craft hemp-based tincture company. Vincehas successfully consulted dispensary applicants in multiple states to get awarded licensing. He isalso the Co-Founder of Delta Flora Horticulture, a Hemp distribution & product company thathosts bi-monthly meet-ups at its HQ to foster the growth of the industry.
Stephen Cutter - Founder & CEO, Hemp For the Future
Stephen is a lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for creating systems of sustainability. He fell in love with hemp over eight years ago, knowing it will be the eco friendly crop of the future. Stephen has his first hemp pilot project in Puerto Rico around hemp education & eco tourism. He plans on tracking the positive environmental impact with blockchain technology.Hemp for the Future's goal is to improve the health of the land, provide abundance to the people & innovate new products in this incredible developing hemp industry.
Moderator & Host:
Michael Zaytsev, or Mike Z, is a business coach, best-selling author, & award-winning Cannabis entrepreneur. He began his career in private wealth management at J.P. Morgan's Private Bank & then moved into enterprise software sales at Google. As founder ofHigh NY-one of the world's largest CannabisMeetupcommunities- & a frequent public speaker, Mike Z has facilitated plant-based education for thousands of people all over the world. His TEDx talk invites people to Think Differently About Cannabis.
Mike Z is author of "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis" & his work has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, International Business Times, & more.
He's a proud alumnus of Stuyvesant High School & Claremont McKenna College.
Thanks to our beautiful host venue, Come Back Daily aka NY's #1 CBD shop.