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Ed Rosenthal – Keynote Speaker


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Check out who’s coming. We’re excited about the opportunity to work with these trail blazing entities. If you get a chance, check out their websites and begin learning about their innovative products and services. Build relationships, forge alliances by interacting with your peers, even before the show. 

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We’re excited to have Ed Rosenthal back as our keynote speaker! Everyone knows Ed. He’s a pioneer in the Cannabis Industry. His life is a legacy. If you’re new to the space, just Google him, or visit his website.

Chip Paul was named by Cannabis Business Executive Magazine as one of their 100 most influential people in cannabis due to his work in Oklahoma with Oklahomans For Health and discoveries made within his company – GnuPharma.

We’re just getting started here! Our speaker line-up will grow tremendously as we get closer to our Oklahoma City show date.

Check back for here as we’ll be adding more speakers soon. You won’t want to miss a single speaking event. This is where we all learn and grow. Thank you!

Cannabis Guru,/Pioneer | Keynote Speaker

Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal is recognized worldwide as a leading authority on marijuana. In almost 40 years as America’s “Guru of Ganjasm” he has written or edited more than two dozen books about marijuana cultivation and social policy that cumulatively have sold over two million copies. His first book is the only title on marijuana cultivation to be reviewed by the New York Time’s Book Review and his latest release, Marijuana Grower’s Handbook has become the definitive marijuana cultivation resource and official course book for Oaksterdam University, the leading trade school for the cannabis industry. After almost three decades, his Ask Ed column continues to answer questions on all matters of marijuana from readers around the world.



CEO/Endocannabinoid forensic researcher | Gnupharma

Chip Paul

Chip’s entrepreneurial career began after a very successful post-college corporate career that includeed startup’s in retail, healthcare, and natural products. In late 2013 Chip and his wife Cynthia sold their startup home care business and launched the first brick and mortar retail e-cigarette franchise, Palm Beach Vapors which led to research and discoveries in how other plants beside cannabis could modulate the endocannabinoid system. This research led to the founding of GnuPharma where Chip leads R&D development. 

The company was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine in the February 2015 issue. The couple also founded and launched a 501c4 non-profit called Oklahomans For Health which is the founder and leader of the medical marijuana initiatives in Oklahoma.  Chip authored State Question 788 which went on to become Oklahoma’s Medical Marijuana law and has been deeply involved with State lawmakers to build the regulations under the law.

Chip is a recognized and sought out speaker and educator on the endocannabinoid system and also speaks about regulations needed for the medical marijuana and CBD industries.



Strategic Services, Business Valuation | Frost PLLC

Curtis Winar, CPA/CFF, CVA

Curtis Winar is a Partner and member of the Strategic Services, Valuation, and Litigation Services team. He is also Cannabis Industry Practice Leader with Frost, PLLC, a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm operating in 46 states throughout the United States. Curtis has over 19 years’ experience providing strategic consulting and financial services, including strategic corporate structuring, business valuation, litigation consulting and expert witness testimony, assurance, and tax services. Curtis also has direct industry experience in manufacturing and distribution, wholesale and retail trade, food manufacturing, hospitality, real estate, construction, and cannabis (including industrial hemp and medical/recreational marijuana)

Curtis has been engaged in the cannabis industry since 2012, both internally and as an external consultant and accountant for large vertical cannabis operators throughout Colorado and nationally. Representing over 85 industrial hemp, medical and adult-use marijuana licensed operators, he has intimate knowledge of the unique nature of operating in the cannabis space, including navigating complex tax rules (i.e., IRC 280E), state and federal regulatory requirements, and other related compliance matters. He works primarily with businesses in coordinating accounting functions, developing corporate structuring, strategic tax planning and preparing tax filings, advising on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and business valuation. Curtis often provides litigation consulting and expert witness services related to complex commercial disputes in the cannabis industry.



Owner | President

Brandon Rust

Bokashi Earthworks is a local San Diego based company that specializes in manufacturing premium plant probiotic soil amendments for organic gardening. Brandon Rust of @bokashiearthworks is in booth number #425 and will be speaking on “Building cultivar specific SOPs for organic modified growing systems.
Territory Sales Manager

Tom Boothe

Tom joined the FabricAir team in 2019 as the Territory Sales Manager for the central states, including Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. He has over 20 years of design, fabrication, construction, and facilities experience working with companies such as CB Richard Ellis, The Raytheon Company, Menasco Aerospace, ABM Industries, and Signal Point Systems. His career started in his family’s general contracting company which focused primarily on oil & gas and infrastructure projects throughout North America. Tom became a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and led multiple projects that utilized building controls, ventilation systems, alternative energy, and aerospace platforms to ultimately reduce costs and increase efficiency. He has also worked extensively with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Workforce Investment Board to provide businesses with incentives to expand and/or upgrade existing sites.

Tom has a Masters degree in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelors degree in Business from the University of Houston. He is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team, and has been a corporate trainer for multiple companies. 


President, Founder, Owner

Richard Delong

Th owner of CannaFREEZE, Richard L. DeLong has 33 years of experience in the field of botanical freeze dryers and is an expert in the process of Botanical Lyophilization. He was instrumental in the development of floral preservation on a global basis, and co-founded the International Freeze Dried Flower Association (IFDFA). He trained the entire botanical preservation industry through 275 training classes, spanning three decades.

Richard was also active in the basic design of several models of Commercial Freeze Dryers for both the VirTis and FTS Kinetics companies (now SP Scientific). For the past twenty years, he has been designing freeze dryers for his own company, Botanique Preservation Equipment, Inc.

In 2017, Richard partnered with a leading manufacturer of freeze dryers to build th CannaFREEZE line of equipment specifically for the Cannabis and Hemp Industries. This factory has been supplying very robust, industrial quality freeze dryers for a variety of industries for over 28 years. All of the CannaFREEZE freeze dryers are built to Richard’s specifications in this ISO:9001 accredited factory by a dedicated team of experience engineers.

Personal Customer Service and Dependable Support is at the center of everything he does.


Jeff Frable

 Jeff is a Certified Public Accountant and a partner at CCK Strategies. His major areas of practice include: small business organization and strategic planning; income tax consultation; cannabis taxation and reporting; audit and financial accounting services; and general business and non-profit organization consultation. Jeff has technical expertise in aligning small business with strategic and proactive tax planning and general business and non-profit consultation. He joined CCK Strategies in 1999 and has played a key role in developing a firm culture resulting in growth from 7 employees to currently over 100. 

Pre-construction Manager

Joe Westmoreland

Joe Westmoreland joined American Cultivation Systems in 2019 as Pre-Construction manager because of his passion to support this ever-growing industry. He began his career at American Thermal Systems as a field installer and learned all aspects of the cold storage design and build industry. Joe has over 17 years of experience remodeling facilities and building greenfield projects, lending to his understanding of the daily operations requirements of construction management and developing a keen eye for value engineering.




Lezli Engelking

Lezli brought her 20-plus years of experience in the mental health and pharmaceutical industries to the cannabis industry during her first role, as executive director of the first chain of medical cannabis operations in Phoenix, AZ. Having gained a comprehensive understanding of the extensive quality and safety issues surrounding cannabis, in 2014 Lezli sold all financial interest in the industry to found FOCUS: The International Cannabis Health & Safety Organization. FOCUS is an independent, 501c3 non-profit organization that develops cannabis specific GMP standards and provides third-party accredited certification, training, and related services to the public and private sectors globally. 


VP Cultivation Technology, Urban Gro

Mark Doherty

Mark Doherty began his career in the Controlled Environment Agriculture industry in 2010 when he founded Aqua Vita Farms, a 14,000 square foot indoor aquaponic farm. Now with over a decade in controlled environment agriculture Mark has worked on over 300 indoor cultivation projects across North America. Mark’s passion is for high tech, tightly controlled, indoor cultivation environments. With a primary focus on cannabis production Mark’s experience with indoor cultivation also includes crops such as lettuce, basil, tomatoes, and strawberries. Mark resides with his wife and children in Boulder, Colorado. To learn more about Mark please visit, www.Doherty.Ag.


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Learn the best ‘from the BEST’ and get a head start in this burgeoning OK industry.

To do that, we package 2 information-packed days and focus on bringing together in one place a diverse selection of like-minded exhibitors and speakers. All are devoted to developing business specifically for the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industries.

This expo is a ground-floor opportunity you can’t afford to pass up.  Our event provides you with a condensed education and gives you with an inside look at the industry, all available for the price of a ticket.

 If you have questions, please call. We’re here to help. Otherwise, click below and get tickets in advance by ordering now. Thank you!

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If you’re interested in a ground floor opportunity in the cannabis industry or you’re an established business looking to connect with the fast-growing market in Oklahoma, please give Eric or David a call. You’ll enjoy the conversation. Our cell #’s are in the footer at the bottom of each page. Thanks!


Imperious Expo offers both exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.

Packaged Options include Silver, Gold and Platinum. All packages include a booth, an advertisement in our expo program, and much more

 A La Carte Options are available for those exhibitors who would prefer a stand-alone booth. We’ll happily provide 10 x 10, 10 x 20, 10 x 30, or other configurations at a great price.

 Sponsorship Opportunities are many and varied. Great for exhibitors and perfect anyone who cannot attend but wish to make their presence felt at the latest Imperious Business Expo.

Join thousands of your peers in this booming Cannabis Industry

Imperious Expo has facilitated thousands of business relationships that have generated millions of dollars in revenue for our partners.

We invite you to be a part of the fastest growing market as Oklahoma blazes the way in the legal cannabis industry.

Learn from the best. Make vital contacts.

Imperious produces premier regional business-to-business expositions to promote the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industries.

We present a range exhibitors and top-flight speakers from across the United States. Collectively they offer information vital to the commercial needs of growers and related businesses.

Learn the best from the best on topics from cultivating and sustainability to legal and insurance.

Please join us. We are here to help.


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Eric Brandstad hanging out with our exhibitors and attendees at our Arklatex 2019 event.

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Come join us in the beautiful capital of Oklahoma, known for it’s mix of cowboy and sophistocated business culture. 

Speakers at Imperious Arklatex 2019

Imperious speaker panels are at the hearts of our events; a place where information and ideas provide helpful tools to help and encourage everyone to grow.





Eric Norton
CEO Founder/Partner
David Campbell



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