Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
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Don Dinnerville 
International Society of Beverage Technologists 
972-233-9107 x203 

ISBT Webinar - Cannabis Regulatory Summary 

Bob Knight Join us on August 5 at 10 AM Central as Bob Knight of Chart Industries presents "Cannabis Regulatory Summary".

This session will include a brief introduction into the growth of the overall cannabis industry to include some history, key definitions, and ongoing regulatory issues. The main area of focus will be on cannabis infused beverages. Did you know that projections say that CBD infused beverages will soon move into the mainstream? According to Zenith Global, a major food and drink consulting firm, the U.S. cannabis infused drink market will reach an estimated 1.4 billion dollars by 2023. This represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 74.7%, which makes it one of the fastest growing segments in the overall industry. Learn about some of the market drivers, advantages, various product categories, and challenges of this new, still to be defined market. What is CBD and how does it differ from THC? Learn how regulations and compliance on the use of cannabis in the food and beverage industry have the potential to hamper growth of this overall market.

Bob Knight's career began in the United States Armed Forces, serving on active duty in the U.S. Army. Following his six years of active military duty, Bob joined BOC Gases, a global industrial gas supplier. He spent 20 years at BOC Gases serving in positions of Field Engineer, Regional Manager of Customer Service and Field Engineering, and Director of Process Operations. In addition, Bob continued his military career as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves. He retired in 2008, holding the rank of Colonel, after serving one year combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Bob left the Industrial Gas business in 2003 to join Honour Inc., a privately held project management company, specializing in consulting and commercial construction. He held the position of Chief Operating Officer until the company was purchased by Newmark Knight Frank, a large commercial real estate firm. He left the construction industry behind in 2010 to once again pursue an opportunity to get back into the Industrial Gas Industry, taking the position of the Beverage Product Manager for Chart Industries. After two years in this position, Bob took over the position of MicroBulk Product Manager. His product responsibilities included the Perma-CylŽ MicroBulk Storage Systems, Orca™ MicroBulk Delivery Systems, and high pressure gas supply TrifectaŽ Gas Supply Systems. He recently took on a new role as the Applications Development Manager for both the cannabis and laser markets. Bob has a B.S. Degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. He also has a Master’s in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.