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Avantpay|19 – Anticipate the Future

September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm EDT


Avantpay|19 brings together public & private sector experts in payments, cannabis, and cryptocurrency – with a strong emphasis on compliance and regulations.


ACAMS: We recently got our event accredited by ACAMS so attendees receive 3 CAMS credits!


Pitch Competition: Leafwire, in partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine, will be hosting a pitch competition at our conference! The winner gets a ticket to the Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch show where the entrepreneur gets the opportunity to “elevator” pitch their idea for 60 seconds on an actual elevator ride to the top floor of a building. Once the door opens there are three judges waiting who vote on whether the company will get funded, or game over!


Some featured speakers:

·  Lauren Murphy – Cofounder + President at Alt Thirty Six

·  Andre Herrera – EVP of Banking & Compliance at Hypur

·  Tanner Daniel – VP for Congressional Relations at American Bankers Association

·  Brittany Radice – Compliance Officer at Green Bits, Inc.

·  Doug Gordon – EVP & Head of LeafLink Financial

·  Julia Jacobson – CEO at Aster Farms

·  Karson Humiston – Founder and CEO of Vangst

·  Michael Correia – Director of Government Relations at National Cannabis Industry Association

·  Codie Sanchez – Managing Partner at Cresco Capital Partners

·  Laura Thrift – Legislative Director for Congressman Earl Blumenauer

·  Joe Ciccolo – Founder & President of BitAML

·  Angela Lucas – Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Sterling Compliance

·  Jonathan Havens – Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Cannabis Law Practice at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

·  Hope Wiseman – Founder & COO of Mary and Main

·  Hailey Lennon – Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at bitFlyer

·  Michael Breu – Chief Compliance Officer of Gemini

·  John Roth – Chief Compliance Officer at Bittrex

·  Avichal Garg – Managing Partner at Electric Capital

·  Paul Puey – CEO and Founder of Edge

·  Paige Peterson – User Education & Community Lead at Electric Coin Company (Zcash)

·  Lawrence Greenberg – Chief Legal Officer of The Motley Fool

·  Amy Zirkle – Interim CEO of Electronic Transactions Association

·  More speakers at https://avantpay.io/speakers/

Target Attendees: (targeting strategic leaders, policy experts, compliance experts, B2B relationships – this is not a B2C conference)

·  Cannabis company (cultivator, processor, dispensary, etc) decision makers (owners/founders, C-suite, etc) – people who understand payments / banking are a pain point

·  Merchant Payment Gateways/POS

·  Banks / Credit Unions who service MRBs and/or MSBs, or are considering it

·  Cryptocurrency companies focused on the payments use case

·  Investors in cannabis, cryptocurrency, payments, fintech

·  Lawmakers, Regulators, Government Leaders

·  Compliance experts

·  Tax & accounting experts / CPAs

·  Lawyers

·  Payments processors specializing in high risk / cannabis (or others who are considering entering the cannabis industry

We anticipate 500+ total attendees and are keeping the price of tickets low, at $375 for regular tickets.


September 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am
October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm




Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington DC, 20008 United States
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