Tel Aviv, Israel, August 21, 2019
iCAN Connect, New York’s first-ever Israeli Cannabis Investor Symposium will take place on September 12, 2019 at the Green Fig Restaurant, 570 10th Ave., providing investors the opportunity to learn about the highly innovative Israeli cannabis industry, meet executives and researchers and
evaluate investment opportunities.
The one-day gathering will bring together Israel’s most innovative cannabis
companies and entrepreneurs with New York area investors eager to become global
players in the burgeoning medical and recreational cannabis industry. Known as the
“Start-Up Nation,” Israel has the most start-ups per capita in the world and a
reputation for leading the medical, technology and scientific fields forward. The
country’s cannabis industry is no exception with a three-decade history of legal
medical marijuana and public-private research partnerships.
Cannabis is the fastest growing market in the world. The medical cannabis industry
alone is expected to generate $148 billion globally by 2026 as countries throughout
the world continues to legalize its use and demand continues to grow. By 2025, the
the recreational market is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing segment of the
Israel is the world-renowned leader in cannabis research and innovation. Since the
nation legalized medical cannabis in the early 1990s, its researchers have enjoyed
the relative freedom and, working in partnership with government and local cannabis
producers have collected 30 years’ worth of indispensable data on the efficacy of
cannabinoids (the active components of cannabis) in treating a range of health
conditions. They have also studied genetics and cultivation and extraction
Israeli tech solutions, including unique extraction techniques, targeted formulations
and novel delivery platforms, are in high demand worldwide.
“We are thrilled to introduce the best Israeli cannabis entrepreneurs and their
companies to New York’s smart investment community and share our deep
connections and insights,” said iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO, Saul Kaye. “Israel is
attracting investment from the world’s largest cannabis companies as well as from
emerging markets in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The international market for
Israeli cannabis technology is rapidly expanding, and the American financial
community should not be left behind.”
The iCAN Connect symposium is designed for those looking to gain insight into
investment opportunities in the global cannabis market including qualified investors,
family offices, money managers, venture capital firms, private equity funds, and
Keynote and panel discussions will cover The Cannabis Value Chain, Public and
Private Investment Opportunities, Risks and Regulations, US and World Cannabis
Policy, Israeli Cannabis Innovation, and more.
iCAN Connect sponsors include the New York Israel Chamber of Commerce,
AICA/America Israel Cannabis Association and the Israeli Economic Mission in New
For more information visit the iCAN Connect website.
The symposium will be open to the media.
About iCAN: Israel-Cannabis:
iCAN is committed to accelerating Israel’s Canna-Technology industry, capitalizing
on Israeli innovation and a leading cannabis regulatory environment to bring premier
products to market. iCAN is powered by CannaTech, the premier international
cannabis summit held annually in Tel Aviv, and internationally in London, Panama,
Sydney, Hong Kong, and Cape Town, South Africa in November 2019.
For media registration or to arrange interviews in the U.S. contact Jim Walsh,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-275-7141 or Bruce Dunbar,
In Israel, Laura Kam at