Extraordinary Future Conference 2018: Notes from the Floor — Part II

- September 20th, 2018

The second Extraordinary Future conference, hosted by Cambridge House, wrapped up on Thursday with more panel discussions and presentations from companies.

The second annual Extraordinary Future conference wrapped up on Thursday (September 20) in Vancouver with panel discussions and presentations on cannabis, eSports and cleantech. 

On the second and final day of the show, the event hosted by Cambridge House showcased over 70 companies exhibiting their products in addition to panel discussions. The “Deal Room” was also buzzing with companies, experts and analysts in talks with investors interested in these verticals.

The Investing News Network (INN) was once again at the event covering panel discussions and conducting interviews. If you missed the show, here’s a wrap up of day two of the event. To see what happened on the first day of the show, click here.

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The first talks of the day were cannabis-related, with Robert Laurie, a lawyer well-versed in the sector, speaking about the different ways of consuming cannabis.

Following the discussion with Laurie, there was a talk featuring cannabis industry leaders, with panelists including representatives of Quadron Cannatech (CSE:QCC), Emerald Health Therapeutics (TSXV:EMH) and the Green Organic Dutchman Holdings (TSX:TGOD).

The discussion shifted from cannabis to eSports thanks the third talk of the day. In the discussion, it was suggested that the eSports market is tipped to get “insane” in the next few years.

Panelists included Daniel Japiassu, CEO of YDreams Global Interactive Technologies (CSE:YD), along with Anthony Brown, CEO of AMPD Gaming, and Wil Morell, director of Axion Games. They discussed the topic “E-Gaming: Where is it headed and Where is the Money.”

With eSports being a large focus of the event, investors were presented with a second discussion called “E-Gaming: Perspectives and Investment Opportunities.” It featured Julia Becker, head of IR and marketing at Enthusiast Gaming, along with Sam Chandola of GoLeague and Dan Cyback, CEO of MyEsports Ventures.

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In addition to panel discussions, INN stopped by company booths, including those for Electra Meccanica (NASDAQ:SOLO) and Bee Vectoring Technologies (CSE:BEE). INN had the opportunity to speak with Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica, and Ashish Malik, CEO of Bee Vectoring Technologies, with those interviews to come in the coming days.

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Securities Disclosure: I, Bala Yogesh, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article. 

Editorial Disclosure: YDreams Global Interactive Technologies is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid for content.

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