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Complimentary Virtual Conference

December 1, 2021
12:00 Noon - 4:30 PM ET

Complimentary Webinar

The Cannabis Packaging
Virtual Conference

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The Cannabis Packaging
Virtual Conference

Welcome to the Cannabis Packaging Virtual Conference! This collection of webinars will explore a variety of topics throughout the cannabis product supply chain. We will take a deep dive into the state of the cannabis supply chain following the pandemic and in the midst of global supply chain crisis, labeling from seed to sale, working to achieve client goals, logistical issues, environmentally sustainable packaging, reducing plastic consumption and much more.

Attendees registering for this complimentary series of webinars will get access to veterans of the cannabis packaging market, who are all available for Q&A after each presentation. In addition to getting the opportunity to chat with these subject matter experts on December 1, a recording of the presentations will be made available to all who register. Practical and educational information from experts in the cannabis packaging field, all on the same day and all from the comfort of your home or office. Want real inside knowledge on cannabis packaging? Sign up today!

Who Should Attend:

  • Cultivators, Extractors, Processors
  • Edibles Manufacturers
  • Dispensary Owners and Managers
  • Distributors
  • Those seeking to learn more about cannabis packaging and supply chain issues


12:00 PM - Welcome & Introductions
Aaron Biros, Editor, CannabisIndustryJournal.com - Host and Moderator

12:05 PM - Supply Chain Logistics: Cannabis Challenges in States, Interstate and Overseas
John Hartsell, Co-Founder & CEO, DIZPOT

  • Technology is improving and cannabis-specific logistics software is coming soon
  • 6-month supply chain planning is necessary to stop brand disruptions
  • Planning for compliance changes properly and avoiding the need for quick changes

12:55 PM - The Future of Sustainable Packaging
Ross Kirsh, CEO, Dymapak

  • Learn the critical aspects of sustainability in packaging
  • Misconceptions of mainstream terminology (i.e. sustainability vs. recyclability) 
  • How we're (Dymapak) is positioned to help find scalable solutions

1:45 PM - Cannabis Labeling from Seed-to-Sale: Doing More with Less
Nick Recht, Sales Manager, TEKLYNX

  • Learn how you can make cannabis labeling less manual throughout the seed-to-sale supply chain
  • Learn how your company can be greener and gain profit with in-house labeling
  • Learn how other companies are leveraging software and integrated solutions to streamline and automate labeling

2:35 PM - Sustainability is Multi-Dimensional
Colette Bazirgan, Sustainability Manager, Calyx Containers

  • Understanding the dimensions of sustainability - LCA
  • Designing with intention and for sustainability 
  • Responsible & innovative manufacturing
  • Understanding the journey through education and reporting: responsible sourcing, transportation and supply chain

3:25 pm - Wrap up



John Hartsell
CEO & Founder

John “Harts” Hartsell is the co-founder and CEO of DIZPOT, a leading-edge global cannabis packaging company providing customers with single source branding, packaging, and proprietary technology solution, known for bringing compliant products to market quickly in the highly competitive CPG environment. Armed with international expertise and a sharp sense of humor, Hartsell is a lifelong entrepreneur with a marketing background who has worked with some of the world’s largest brands such as YUM! Brands, Walmart, and Harkins Theaters. After creating and building several successful companies, Hartsell co-founded DIZPOT in 2017, and since then, the company has grown into one of the largest cannabis packaging firms in the country boasting proprietary technologies, a 14,000 sq. ft. facility in Phoenix, and a presence in all legalized states.

Ross Kirch

Ross Kirsh

Ross Kirsh has 15+ years of broad industry experience in global manufacturing and packaging. He is the CEO of Dymapak, the leading global manufacturer of innovative child-resistant packaging solutions designed for a variety of applications and industries. Prior to founding Dymapak, Ross worked at Pavilion Investments in the New York and Hong Kong offices. 


Nick Recht

Nick Recht
Sales Manager


Nick Recht is the Sales Manager for the Americas region at TEKLYNX, RFID and barcode label solution provider. He leverages his passion for using technology to add value to businesses and his 12 years of AIDC experience to help organizations of all sizes barcode better. When he is not working, he is driving one of his daughters to a practice of some sort or making/sampling beer from his garage brewery.

Colette Bazirgan

Colette Bazirgan
Sustainability Manager

Calyx Containers

Colette Bazirgan is the Sustainability Manager at Calyx Containers. She has a background in Industrial Design and has worked in various industries designing and innovating for sustainability. Her career in packaging led her into the cannabis industry, teeming with opportunities to apply innovative design-thinking for holistic sustainable solutions. She is passionate about all of the facets of sustainability, personally and professionally embodying Calyx’s core value, “Sustainability is Multi-Dimensional”.

Aaron Biros

Aaron Biros
Cannabis Industry Journal

Aaron Biros is the Editor-in-Chief of Cannabis Industry Journal.com (CIJ), an online business-to-business trade journal focused on the legal cannabis industry. Biros started CIJ in 2015 when he officially joined Innovative Publishing full time. Through editorial coverage of the cannabis markets, Biros has developed a familiarity with regulatory compliance, quality and safety issues as they relate to the burgeoning cannabis industry. Biros covers science and technology updates, breaking news, regulations and emerging markets from his office based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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