New Cannabis Financial Technology Event Issues Call for Speakers for Inaugural WeedTechUS Conference in Chicago, August 24, 2020

The inaugural conference will include cannabis, hemp and CBD investor and stakeholder topics.

WeedTechUS, a new, state of the art financial technology conference for the emerging cannabis, hemp and CBD industries is seeking expert speakers and thought leaders to join the influential lineup at the national fintech event taking place on Aug. 24, 2020 at the Swissotel in Chicago.

WeedTechUS2020 is presented by the long-standing team behind the Mobile Payment Conference (MPC) and serves as an ‘add on’ to the financial technology MPC event taking place immediately following WeedTechUS on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26 at the same venue.

For the first time ever, the two events join together influential experts and government relations policymakers from leading cannabis and mainstream financial technology companies in the alternative payment, billing, banking and financial, and mobile sectors.

“Payment and banking options are several of the most challenging aspects of doing business in the cannabis and hemp industries,” said founder and vice-president Marla Ellerman. “WeedTechUS will bring together the top cannabis fintech influencers and policymakers from across the country.” Ellerman is the publisher of Mobile Marketing & Technology magazine, and the executive director of the MPC event.

Fiscal compliance and regulation for cannabis companies, which vary by state, will be among the many hot topics at the event. From digital currencies to state-by-state regulations, attendees will learn about the latest developments in specialized payment technologies and other high-tech offerings for the fast emerging cannabis, hemp and CBD markets.

Industry leaders who are slated to participate include representatives from: Paid, Payfi, Star, Glenbrook Partners, GreenSheet, Level One Labs, MPC, Hypur and others.

The inaugural conference will include cannabis, hemp and CBD investor and stakeholder topics including:

  • Payment processing and cash management
  • High-risk market banking trends
  • Financial technology investor outlook
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrency trends
  • Cannabis dispensary cash management
  • Mobile payment developments
  • Next-generation security solutions
  • Fraud and consumer protections
  • Cash transportation management
  • Compliance essentials
  • Non-card payments, cardless cash and digital wallets
  • Federal and state regulation updates
  • Digital signage
  • Media outlets and journalists

“This is an essential conference for the emerging cannabis industry where financial compliance is not only required, but always evolving with an ever-changing state and federal landscape,” said Kim Prince, co-founder and content director for the event. Prince is the CEO of Proven Media, a firm that was named among the Top 5 Most Powerful PR Firms by the Observer, and Starmakers by North Valley Magazine. Proven Media serves as the agency of record for the Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA-AZ).

Admission for the event begins at $150. For information, or to apply to become a WeedTechUS speaker, sponsor or exhibitor, visit



WeedTechUS, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona is a national financial technology compliance and policy event serving the emerging cannabis, hemp and CBD marketplace in the United States and across the globe. WeedTechUS2020 takes place Monday, August 24th at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois. WeedTechUS is a partner event to the Mobile Payment Conference (MPC) event that takes place on Tuesday, August 25th and Wednesday, August 26th at the same venue. WeedTechUS was co-founded by Marla Ellerman and Kim Pravlis-Prince Ellerman is the publisher of Mobile Marketing and Technology Magazine and executive director of MPC, ( Pravlis-Prince is the CEO of Proven Media, a specialized public relations firm serving the cannabis industry, named by the Observer to be among the nation’s Top 5 Most Powerful Cannabis PR Firms. For information, visit

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