iCBD3: International Cannabinoid-Based Drug Discovery and Development


4th-5th Mar 2020


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Postilion Convention Centre WTC

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International Cannabinoid-Based Drug Discovery and Development Congress

Pharmaceutical and biotech development of cannabinoid-based drugs has recently become a highly active and fertile ground for the generation of a new class of regulated therapeutics. The combination of advancements in our understanding the underlying biology of the endocannabinoid system, with the production of natural and synthetic cannabinoid products, is now being shown to have myriad therapeutic value for unmet medical conditions. The inaugural International Cannabinoid-Based Drug Discovery and Development (iCBD3) Congress, co-located with the 8th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress, March 4-5 in Rotterdam, Netherlands will explore an array of drug targets, therapies, manufacturing processes, regulatory frameworks, clinical studies and market opportunities for cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals.

Plenary Keynote Speakers:

How Will You Benefit

This programme creates a collaborative environment in which you can create enduring relationships across the full range of cannabinoid pharmaceutical discovery and development.

  • Learn about the molecular biology of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and new targets for a wide range of diseases
  • Apply successful manufacturing, bioprocessing and analytic strategies for cannabinoid products and pharmaceuticals
  • Get the latest updates on regulatory standards, clinical studies and market opportunities for cannabinoid pharmaceuticals  
  • Discover new methods for synthesizing cannabinoids, analogues and derivatives
  • Learn about the pharmacology and chemistries of current drugs targeting the endocannabinoid system
  • Join the most comprehensive, first-of-its-kind event on cannabinoid drug discovery and development
  • Build on existing partnerships and create new collaborations across industry and academia


In a preview of his presentation hear Jeremy Friedberg, CSO of LAVVAN discuss the advantages biosynthesis of cannabinoids has over traditional cultivation and the challenges this presents.


Track One: Cannabinoid Research and Discovery
Genomics, molecular biology and target validation in disease  
Medicinal chemistry, pharmacology and biosynthesis

Track Two: Cannabinoid Development and Manufacturing
Regulatory standards, clinical studies and opportunities in primary markets 
Bioprocessing, analytics and manufacturing



2020 Speakers


The inaugural International Cannabinoid-Based Drug Discovery and Development Congress will explore an array of drug targets, therapies, manufacturing processes, international regulatory frameworks, clinical studies and market opportunities for cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals.

For speaker opportunities, please contact: [email protected]

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The Agenda in brief
  • Regulatory standards, clinical studies and opportunities in primary markets
  • Manufacturing, bioprocessing and analytics
  • Pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and biosynthesis
  • Genomics, molecular biology and target validation in disease
What you will get
  • +30 presentations from industry and academic leaders
  • +7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussions
  • Drinks reception on day 1


Cannabinoid-Based Drug Discovery and Development News

Our Sponsors

2020 Sponsors

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Postilion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Pricing and Registration


Early Bird Offers

A 25% discount is offereed on the Industry and Academic fee. Valid until 29 November 2019.

A 15% discount will be offered until 31 January 2020.

Full fee is €999 for industry and €599 Academic and Not for Profit.

Multiple bookings
Contact [email protected] to discus booking two of more places.

Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Register now to ensure your place

Booking more than one place? Contact [email protected] for special rates.*

*Offer not open to solution providers who should contact [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee 10% Discount


This 10% discounted fee is available until February 28. Standard registration for those not in the categories below.

Academic/NFP 10% Discount


This 10% discount fee is available until February 28

Solution Provider Attendee Fee


Fee for representatives of organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

PhD Student


A limited number of places have been reserved for PhD students also wishing to make poster presentations.

We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

Conference Sponsors

2020 Conference Sponsors


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panelist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Tony Couch or Nick Best
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
International Cannabinoid-Based Drug Discovery and Development (iCBD3) Congress

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact [email protected]

  • Bentham Science
  • Biomall.in
  • Biovox
  • The Cannabis Scientist
  • CannaList EU
  • Cardea
  • Global Information
  • Infuzes.com
  • Insight Pharma Reports
  • Medicinal Cannabis Network
  • Pharma Journalist
  • PharmaVOICE
  • RxNet
  • World Pharma Today

Poster Presentation

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this Congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).