& AHPA Cannabis Committee Chairat
Principal Supplement Advisory Group
Asa Waldstein is founder and principal of the regulatory consulting company Supplement Advisory Group that specializes in marketing risk analysis and practical marketing solutions in the web, social media, and product labels. Asa is a Certified Clinical Herbalist (CCH) with 20 years of experience implementing compliant marketing strategies and cGMP manufacturing processes in the dietary supplement and hemp industries.
Asa has formulated, manufactured, and marketed hundreds of products in a compliant manner and has helped oversee three FDA CFR 111 inspections without any 483s. Asa is Chair of AHPA's (American Herbal Products Association) Cannabis Committee. His Regulatory Education Series platform hosts free events for the community on FDA/FTC enforcement trend analysis, social media marketing principles, and manufacturing efficiency principles.
Business Development Directorat
Eurofins Food Chemistry Testing
Vanessa Snyder has a strong passion for health and overall well-being stemming from her studies in nutrition. This led her into the hemp industry, where today she serves as the Business Development Director for Hemp and Botanicals within Eurofins, an industry-leading nutrient, contaminant and microbiology laboratory with 80+ years of experience. In her role, she assists the hemp industry in meeting needs for reliable testing and development of sound quality programs, while continuing to drive support for regulation and standardization within the industry. With over 10 years of experience in food, beverage, feed and dietary supplement industries, Vanessa applies her learned knowledge to aid those working with hemp in maintaining safe, high-quality products to further opportunities throughout the industry.
Vanessa is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the Hemp Feed Coalition and is an active member of the US Hemp Roundtable, Council for Responsible Nutrition, the American Herbal Products Association, AOAC International and the United Natural Products Alliance. Vanessa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Dietetics and has served as Treasurer for the Wisconsin Institute of Food Technologists and as Secretary for the Wisconsin Lab Association.
Global Lead - Nicotine & Cannabisat
Shane MacGuill conducts research and provides strategic analysis on all aspects of the global tobacco, nicotine and cannabis industries - working with a range of stakeholders to map the potential evolution and intersection of these industries. Working with a range of industry players including international manufacturers and companies in the supply chain, he contributes to discussions on industry trends and strategic development.
A frequent contributor to the mainstream and business media including CNBC, Reuters, the Economist, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, the Sunday Times and the Times of London.
Industry Manager - Alcoholic Drinksat
Spiros Malandrakis has been providing pioneering insights on the evolution, branding and innovation within the global alcoholic drinks industry for the past decade. One of the first analysts to highlight the parallels, opportunities and pitfalls for the nascent cannabis market and its intersection with other FMCG industries.
A key author in trade magazines and a frequent contributor to high profile business media such as Bloomberg, the BBC, the Financial Times, Reuters, the WSJ, Spiros is regular keynote speaker in some of the industry’s most sought after conferences, and a firm believer in irreverent, opinionated and independent analysis.
Dr. Miyabe Shields
Chief Science Officerat
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Dr. Parveen Bhatarah
Head of Regulatory and Complianceat
Dr Parveen Bhatarah, PhD, FRSC, completed her PhD in organic chemistry from Imperial College London and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has over 20 years experience within the international pharmaceutical industry & regulatory environment: bulk drug substance and product development; clinical trials; commercial launches; technology transfers; and manufacturing for ANDA and MA submissions. Dr Bhatarah has 12 years’ experience in the Medicinal Cannabis industry, in which she has held various directorship roles covering everything from cultivation to FDA approval of finished medicinal products.
U.S. Hemp Roundtable
There are few individuals who have been more influential in the development of the U.S. hemp industry that the U.S. Hemp Roundtable’s General Counsel, Jonathan Miller. Upon helping found the Roundtable (and its sister organization, the U.S. Hemp Authority), Jonathan has served as the industry’s leading advocate for hemp and CBD legislation on the ground in Congress and in dozens of state legislatures. A recovering politician (the Democrat was elected twice as Kentucky’s State Treasurer), Jonathan has worked across the aisle with leading hemp champions such as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on critical legislation, including the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills. Now he spends his time working with Congress, the White House, the USDA, FDA and DEA to promote policies that advance the industry. Jonathan serves as Member in Charge of Frost Brown Todd’s Washington, D.C. office, and leads the national law firm’s broad and diverse hemp practice. Jonathan supports pro-Israel organizations and serves as President of the Robert S. Miller Family Foundation for Justice and Equity. He is a poker aficionado who made the final table in a 2012 World Series of Poker tournament.
Director of Cannabis Business Developmentat
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Senior Insights Analystat
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PhD., Vice President - Scientific & Regulatory Affairsat
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Chief Operating Officer, IND HEMP and Executive Director,The Hemp Feed Coalition