The Jefferies 2020 Virtual London Healthcare Conference is coming this week, making this the 11th anniversary of the annual healthcare-dedicated conference in Europe. This year, unlike the previous versions, the event will be held virtually due to COVID-19, but it is still expected to have the same interest seen in previous versions. There are a number of companies already lined up to participate, including leading global cannabis company Aphria.
Aphria Inc. stays busy in conferences around the world as it looks to help ensure the proper message about cannabis is delivered. It will host a fireside chat this Wednesday, starting at 9:05 Eastern Time, which will be led by executive members of the company’s management team. The seminar will also be broadcast live simultaneously, and will be available on the Investors section of the Aphria website.
The Jefferies 2020 Virtual London Healthcare Conference is expected to bring together 500 companies and over 3,000 attendees. It features “leading public and private companies from the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical technology, and healthcare services sectors from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia” and gives participants the opportunity to stay abreast of the changes taking place in their respective fields while exploring innovation that impacts the global healthcare industry. The event includes fireside chats, presentations, panels, organized 1×1/small group meetings and online social networking.
Aphria’s participation in the conference comes shortly after it announced a major acquisition that will open up possibilities for it to expand deeper into the US consumer market. It is set to acquire SW Brewing Company, a Georgia-based brewer also known as SweetWater, which will see Aphria take control of the company’s 420 beverages and large distribution map. That deal is expected to be finalized by the end of this year and will cost Aphria around $300 million once it is complete.