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Ehud Barak, Anthony Scaramucci to Meet at World Economic Forum Cannabis Pavilion

Ehud Barak, Anthony Scaramucci to Meet at World Economic Forum Cannabis Pavilion

Alongside the upcoming annual World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, Israeli company iCAN will be holding a three-day cannabis event

Tzally Greenberg | 09:32  17.01.2019
Israel’s former prime minister Ehud Barak and Anthony Scaramucci will be meeting at the upcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to discuss the future of the medical cannabis industry on stage.

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The annual forum will be held this year between January 22 and January 25. Alongside the forum, the lounge at the Canada pavilion will host a three-day cannabis event organized by Israeli accelerator and services company iCAN: Israel-Cannabis.

Ehud Barak. Photo: Amit Sha Ehud Barak. Photo: Amit Sha'al Ehud Barak. Photo: Amit Sha

Called Cannatech, the event will start with the former director of communications for U.S. President Donald Trump interviewing the former Israeli prime minister and current cannabis firm chairman.

Scaramucci, the founder and co-managing partner of New York-based SkyBridge Capital left his White House position in July 2017, only 10 days after his appointment. Veteran Israeli politician and businessman Barak, a former Chief of Staff of the Israeli military, was appointed as the chairman of Israeli medical cannabis company InterCure Ltd. in September.

The event's main sponsor is Vancouver-headquartered investment banking and financial services company Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., considered a leading advisor in the cannabis sector.

The list of attendees released by iCAN boasts expected participants including Richard Carleton, the CEO of The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE), an alternative stock exchange in Canada; Jason Paltrowitz, the executive vice president of New York-headquartered OTC Markets Group; and Bruce Linton, CEO and chairman of Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth Corporation, which reported revenues of $40 million Canadian dollars for 2017.

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