Experts from around the world!

Talking Industrialized Hemp in Ghana

Friday Session Speakers

Davisha L Johnson - CEMT, LLC

Ms. Johnson is President and Founder of the Cooperative Executive Management Team which is a farm management services company focusing on Black farmers globally in Industrialized Hemp and agricultural commodities trading. She is currently the Chief of Staff to Honorable Sandra G. Scott; Georgia State House Representative for D76 who is the former Vice Chair of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus which is the largest in the United States  and Ms. Johnson is also the Global Project Specialist for the Global Africa Business Association and creator of the Ghana Investment Tour focusing on SME’s in Ghana, West Africa. Her goal is to focus on training, government affairs/campaigns, government contracting opportunities and developing political and legislative strategy globally. Her clientele also consists of providing non-profits, start-ups, entrepreneurs, established businesses municipalities and private individuals with business support services and economic development opportunities in Industrialized Hemp throughout the United States and the international landscape.

Cimone Casson-Cannabis Capitol, LLC

Cimone Casson is a Financial Planner at Cannas Capital, LLC an insurance company that focuses on the protection needs of Cannabis and Crafting Brewing Businesses. Cannas Capital produces tailor-made insurance portfolios for legal marijuana businesses and craft brewers in order for them to operate with the same peace of mind as other companies despite their unique risk. With Cannas Capital Offers:
• Offer Employee Benefits and Work Compensations
• Business Owners can fund Buy and Sell Agreements
• Delivery Fleets can be protected
• Crops and Inventory can be covered and more

Dr.-Ing. Yaw Poku-Gyamfi

Dr.-Ing. Yaw Poku-Gyamfi, got his PhD from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Federal Armed Forces University, Munich and MPhil in Geomatic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He is currently teaching at the CSIR College of Science and Technology and is in charge of the establishment of the Licensed Surveyors of Ghana's CORS Network, LISAGNET. He founded Geospace Engineering Consult, a survey and mapping organization in Ghana that among other things uses drones for several applications. Yaw works with Adjei-Barwuah Science Academy for Girls, an institution that wants to facilitate the training on drone technology at all levels and is the President of the Licensed Surveyors Association of Ghana (LISAG).

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Luncheon Keynote Speakers

Friday Luncheon Speaker

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Saturday Luncheon Speaker

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Saturday Session Speakers

Maya Gilliam - Hempress Farms

Gilliam began her research a few years ago, connected with other growers and applied for her license to grow. In March, her first indoor hemp plants began to pop up. In June, her outdoor plants started doing the same. Now, she has 300 plants outside and 40 indoors. And she didn’t waste any time making her own CBD products, which is what she says sets her apart in the crowded hemp market. Gilliam prides herself on doing every step of the hemp market process from growing, harvesting, and processing to selling hemp products. Her favorite items that she sells through a dispensary at the spa include CBD-infused body butter and her hemp teas. But wellness isn’t the only reason why Gilliam got into hemp. As a Black woman, she says that reclaiming the plant and helping others see it as an entrepreneurial possibility is another goal.
“I just feel like it’s so important for Black and Brown people to start growing legally what we’ve been locked up for, for so long,” she says.…. Since we were slaves back then, people kind of went away from farming, but now I think it’s so important for us to come back to farming because we are some awesome farmers.” Eventually, she wants to teach women in Ghana, where she has ancestral DNA, how to grow. “If you teach a Black woman to grow, she’s gonna teach the kids and then you’ll have whole generations that know how to grow,” she says. “And if all Black and Brown people are growing, we save the earth from deforestation. Instead of tearing trees down in the Amazon you can grow hemp. It replenishes the land…. It creates food, shelter, clothing, it’s amazing.”

Maurice Cheatham - African Roots Travel

Traveling to Ghana for the first time 5 years to bury father altered my life direction. Two years later I packed up leaving Detroit, Michigan to moving to Accra to assist my family raise my two younger sisters whom my father left behind. It was not the best professional move but one that I celebrate in honor of my father and the sacrifices he made for me. Moving to Ghana brought new challenges, I was motivated to share my experiences and celebrate Ghana as a vacation destination. Thus was the beginning of Africa Roots Travel. a lifestyle travel brand that serves as a destination management company for everything that is Ghana. African Roots Travel curates bespoke travel itineraries and host for solo, group excursions, day tours, and events for those visiting Ghana. THE motivation and expected outcome is to provide a balanced experience mixed with culture, historical insight, nightlife, and intimate social interaction with the people. This result is constantly achieved due to the strong professional network, personal relationships and time I have spent on the ground In Ghana. All of the tours operated by my team so ensure that our clients have a memorable experience

Atai Akpan - Digital Transformation

Mr. Albert is a Certified Scrum Master, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner and Agile Coach with over 18 years in the IT Industry. He demonstrates being a team player that permanently thinks outside the box. He’s successfully worked within the SaFe Agile environment and has effectively guided the client adoption of the Agile framework by establishing a lightweight efficient Agile process. He is proficient in Lean, Kanban and Scrum, as a Certified Scrum Master, PMI -ACP Certified, Salesforce Administrator Certified I am capable of handling changes to project plans. Mr. Albert comes to every organization with a new dimension to Agile delivery and looks at the bigger picture. Mr. Albert brings along the 7D approaches of Due Diligence, Discovery, Discussions, Definition, Decisions, Development, and Deployment to help any employer in the M4 - Make, Manage, Market and Monetize any product or services.

More speakers to be announced

Ms. Johnson short bio Over the next couple of months as travel restrictions are lifted we will be updating our speakers for the conference. Check back for updates and announcements. If you are interested in speaking on one of our panels please contact us.