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MAPLE Winter Event: San Diego

  • Ryan Brothers Coffee Headquarters 1894 Main Street San Diego, CA 92113 USA (map)

At MAPLE® we bring together executives and entrepreneurs interested in exploring cross-border investment, trade and entrepreneurship opportunities between Southern California and Canada.

Join us for our Winter Member Networking Event. Come meet our board of directors and connect with current and prospective members spanning business sectors and growth stages from across San Diego There will be an opportunity to network over hors d'œuvres and drinks together.


Cannabis in Canada

The Cannabis industry is growing in Canada and the synergy between the industries in California and Canada will only increase when adult use of cannabis becomes legal across Canada in July 2018. BLG lawyers and cannabis industry experts, Dr. David Wood and LuAnne Morrow, will discuss the intersection of regulations and business, how US companies are taking advantage of the opportunities the changes in the law presents in Canada  along with  branding and advertising cannabis for medical and adult use, licensing, patents and technological innovation in the cannabis industry.

The Changing Workplace of Today

In a future with technology that allows nearly everyone to work from anywhere, do you think people will still travel to offices to work? What is the office of the future going to look and feel like? In addition, the pressure for workplace change is far higher than ever before impacting every organization at all levels. Teknion's workplace strategists have been studying these issues and will share their point of view on the changing workplace of today and the implications for the workers of today and tomorrow. Ron Frantz, Regional Vice President of Teknion in Southern California, will present.


6:00 - 6:45 pm Networking over Street Tacos and Drinks

6:45 - 7:15 pm Tour of Ryan Brothers Coffee Roasting Facility & Coffee Tasting

7:15 - 7:30 pm Report on MAPLE Business Council

7:30 - 8:00 pm Borden Ladner Gervais LLP - Cannabis in Canada

8:00 - 8:30 pm Teknion - The Changing Workplace of Today

8:30 - 8:45 pm MAPLE - What's Upcoming

8:45 - 9:00 pm Networking and Close




Earlier Event: December 7
MAPLE Winter Event: Orange County
Later Event: March 7
MAPLE Spring Event 2018: San Diego