Cannabis is legal in 29 states across the U.S and in Washington D.C., with eight among them offering recreational cannabis. As the industry quickly expands, so do its risks and coverage needs.

Cannabis Cover 2017 comes to Denver on April 27, 2017. Brought to you by the world’s largest insurance magazine, this first-of-its-kind cannabis insurance conference brings together key perspectives on regulations, perilous gaps in coverage, product liability risks and how these forces combine to shape the insurance market.

Over 100 leading insurance influencers will unite in the Mile High City for discussions of the current conditions shaping cannabis coverage and the future market outlook.


  • Gain insight from key stakeholders and insurance thought leaders
  • Establish a framework for underwriting complex industry-specific risks
  • Understand the needs of cannabis businesses in order to better protect against specialized risks
  • Network with innovators and like-minded professionals as you discover new opportunities



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8:00am – 8:45am



9:00am - 9:50am

Budding business: Understanding complex commercial exposures and specialized coverage

Experts discuss the unique exposures of the cannabis industry, and what coverage is available to protect against them

  • How are insurance products evolving to address specialized risks like product recall, environmental hazards and product transport?
  • What are the most perilous gaps in coverage currently facing the cannabis industry?
  • How can brokers and agents accurately rate risks like burglary, product loss and employee theft?


10:00am - 10:50am

Cannabis cover: Legality, liability and you

Legalization at the state level has redefined criminality, created coverage needs and impacted claims. How will the legal shift surrounding cannabis impact you and potential clients?

  • What laws exist to protect insurance professionals brokering cannabis insurance?
  • In what ways do conflicting state and Federal cannabis laws influence insurability?
  • How does legalization impact existing commercial policies and create new coverage demands?



Refreshment Break


11:10am - 12:00pm

Growing risk: Cannabis crop coverage and product liability

A specialized cannabis underwriter unpacks cannabis crop exposures, specialized product liabilities associated and how to cover against them

  • Discover how cannabis crop coverage differs from traditional agricultural insurance
  • How can brokers and agents address product liability with specialized coverage?
  • What are the policy value limitations on cannabis crop coverage, and how can brokers address such limits?


12:15pm - 1:15pm



1:20pm - 2:10pm

Provider perspectives panel

Gain insight to the complex challenges and unique opportunities facing providers of cannabis

  • What are the underwriting challenges of cannabis insurance?
  • What claims are trending that brokers and agents need to be aware of?
  • What challenges and opportunities do providers and carriers face within the burgeoning cannabis market?


2:20pm - 3:10pm

Cash-only: Cannabis banking challenges

Leading experts discuss how Federal financial regulations on the cannabis industry—like the ban on banking— impact transactional security, the storage and transport of funds and business operations to create involved insurance needs

  • How are risks valued in a complex cash-only industry, and how can brokers transfer those risks?
  • What policy limitations exist on the loss of funds from theft, burglary and product loss?
  • How do insurance services fit in to the operations off a cash-only industry like cannabis?


3:15pm - 4:45pm

Cocktail reception



IBA Cannabis Duane-Sinning

Colorado Department of Agriculture

Duane Sinning


IBA Cannabis Shawn Munns

Co West

Shawn Munns


IBA Cannabis JB Woods

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors

JB Woods


IBA Cannabis Hunter-Garth

Iron Protection Group

Hunter Garth


IBA Cannabis Karen-Landrum

Merlinos & Associates

Karen Landrum


IBA Cannabis Michael-Aberle

Next Wave Insurance Services

Michael Aberle


IBA Cannabis Lauren-Davis


Lauren Davis


IBA Cannabis Roxane-Peyser


Roxane Peyser


IBA Cannabis Susan Preston


Susan Preston


IBA Cannabis Allison Renner

RT Specialty

Alison Renner


IBA Cannabis Eric Allison

Skytree Capital Partners

Erik Allison


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Surplus Lines Association of Colorado

John Wethey


IBA Cannabis Jacob Policzer

The Cannabis Conservancy

Jacob Policzer


IBA Cannabis Christian Sederberg

Vicente Sederberg

Christian Sederberg


IBA Cannabis Dean Rocco

Wilson Elser

Dean Rocco


IBA Cannabis Ian Stewart

Wilson Elser

Ian Stewart



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In Partnership With:

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Cannabis-Sponsor Merlinos


Online Registration


Cannabis Cover 2017

$995 USD


Please contact Atheena Lopez at atheena.lopez@keymedia.com if you have any queries regarding registration.

Terms & Conditions:

One pass admits one person to the event and cannot be split between multiple delegates. If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Cancellations received in writing 14 or more days in advance will incur a $200 fee. The remaining balance will be refunded to you or issued as credit valid for use towards another Key Media event within 12 months of the date of issuance. The company regrets no refunds will be made less than 14 days prior to the event. Should Key Media cancel or postpone the event, delegates will receive a full refund. Key Media is not responsible for any loss, damage or additional costs incurred as a result of alteration, cancellation or postponement. Please note all speakers and content are confirmed at time of publication, however we reserve the right to modify or alter the program including advertised speakers without notice. Key Media is not liable for the content of any speaker presentations.


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