VANCOUVER, British Columbia and TORONTO, June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On June 26th in Toronto, NextGen Metals (CSE:N) (OTC Pink:NXTTF) (M5BN:FSE) will host its GreenRush Financial Conference, the premier gathering of the, Industrial Hemp, Medical Marijuana and Alternative Medicine Industries, The conference is focused on finance, investment and business to business transactions and will be held from 7:45am-7pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre North in the Constitution Hall.
The second in a global series of Conferences, GreenRush debuted in Vancouver on May 7th to unparalleled–and sold-out–success. The full day Conference had over 1300 attendees, 35 exhibitors, with expert speakers from around the world and gained national and international media coverage from major outlets across Canada, the US and Europe Next Gen's management is confident the Toronto Conference will be even more successful.
If you are directly involved or require additional knowledge as an interested, health provider, educator, or are a retail or institutional investor, service provider, or a business with retail or direct industry investments, and or the general public, you must attend this world-class Conference in Toronto.
GreenRush Financial Conferences (GRFC) are planned for across Canada, the US and Europe. GRFC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Next Gen Metals and is fast becoming the Premier Purveyor of Investment Conferences for the Medical Marijuana, Industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine Industries.
Speakers at the Toronto Conference are still being added, but will include Josh Stanley, Strains of Hope, GenCanna Global, Jodie Emery, owner of Cannabis Culture, Harry Barr, CEO of Next Gen, Anndrea Hermann, president of the Hemp Industries Assoc., Chuck Rifici, President & CEO Tweed Marijuana Inc, Alan Schroepfer Maui's Top alternative medicine expert, Chris Bunka, CEO of Lexaria Corp, Deloitte, International Accountants, Chris Parry of Stockhouse, Luc Duchesne, founding director of the Autism Canada foundation and a regular columnist for Investor Intel. Craig Goodwin CEO of Naturally Splendid and David Stadnyk of Supreme Pharmaceuticals. As well, there will speakers representing finance as well as legal, retail and related trade associations.
As well as an impressive lineup of speakers, there is a jammed packed exhibitor hall with representatives from public and private companies from these three industries. The exhibitors are focused on but not limited to, health and education, government, investment dealers, financial professionals, media, science and technology, legal advisors and consultants to these multi-billion dollar industries.
A hundred and fifty years ago, Harry Barr's (President and CEO of Next Gen Metals (N:CSE) (OTC Pink:NXTTF)), ancestors began farming in the Ottawa Valley. As far back as pre WWII, the family farm was producing hemp, which in those days was used primarily for rope for the War Act. Hemp amongst its many uses is the strongest natural fiber in the world.
At 23, a young Harry Barr graduated from the University of Guelph in Agribusiness and began a career that forged him into a global mining executive and financier. Barr notes that since 1985, every exploration company he has started is still in business today.
Now, Barr's companies objective is to seize the opportunity to incubate and mentor select management teams that have the technical savvy, but require the business acumen that any new or expanding industry needs; be it fundraising, complex negotiation skills, capital markets expertise, public company administration or IPO's.
"The Medical Marijuana business is slowly recapitalizing the junior mining industry in Canada," stated Harry Barr, CEO of Next Gen. "But more than that, it is quickly bringing together the legal and professional industry forces necessary to give a complex, highly regulated market the visibility and transparency that investors require."
Barr's quote that the Medical Marijuana Industry is recapitalizing junior mining is a result of the fact is that Canadian Securities Laws have allowed for thousands of Venture Capital companies to be formed. Given the mining downturn of the last three years, many of these entrepreneurs with proven fund raising and capital market abilities are now leading their shareholders into these new multibillion-dollar industries.
Barr and his dedicated finance and development team are investment pioneers, using mining parlance and their investment experience, staking the Company's claim in the Medical Marijuana space well before most others. Unlike some other small cap public companies that are fortune hunters, from Day One, his approach was not knee-jerk opportunism, but a well thought out business strategy utilizing decades of business acumen to add consistent shareholder value.
Management of Next Gen as well as other entrepreneurs involved in the Green Rush conference are veteran professionals at fundraising and all aspects of running public and private companies. Next Gen intends to extend its brand to this industry and is actively seeking and reviewing new business plans. It intends to be a leader in the space and the go-to Company for legal marijuana and industrial hemp and alternative medical investments.
Barr and his mining team are not abandoning their mining roots and projects. As CEO, Chairman and Director of Pacific North West Capital Corp (TSX-V:PFN), (OTCQB:PAWEF) he is also Chairman and CEO of El Nino Ventures (TSX-V:ELN), (OTC Pink:ELNOF), President of Next Gen Minerals (CSE:N) (OTC Pink:NXTTF) and Chairman of Southern Sun Minerals (TSX-V:SSI). Pacific North West Capital Corp is a controlling shareholder of Next Gen (22%), approximately 10% of El Nino Ventures and has a modest but important stake in Southern Sun Minerals.
Case in point is the recent deal with MMG whereby El Nino announced a multi-million dollar cash payment and 15 Million dollar project exploration commitment on its African copper projects. Management was also able to negotiate a 1.5% net smelter royalty for its shareholders on not only its Kasala project but on the three additional 70% owned concessions located in the Democratic republic of Congo. El Nino signed this agreement with MMG one of the world's largest producers of zinc and significant producers of copper, lead, gold, and silver. MMG limited owns and operates the Kinsevere high-grade copper mine located approximately 30km from El Nino's projects.
El Nino's Kasala project is one of the newest copper discoveries in the central African copper belt and may someday provide additional feed for MMG's extremely large and hungry local mine. El Nino also has joint ventures with 2 other world-class companies Glencore Canada and Votorantim Metals Canada in the Bathurst mining district of the New Brunswick Canada. For more information go to on El Nino ventures or the International Metals Group companies go to www.elninoventures.com or http://www.internationalmetalsgroup.com/.
While the medical Marijuana, industrial Hemp and Alternative Medicine industries represent unique investment opportunities, it is important for investors and all interested parties to arm themselves with the facts in this complex, burgeoning market. Investors should focus on companies where the directors insure management is highly regulated and the companies have completed stringent due diligence to develop the most growth-oriented alliances and partnerships. Only then will they will companies ultimately allow for successful completion of their business plans. Only stringent due diligence and extensive research will allow the intelligent investor to select the next corporate leaders in these new industries from the corporate fortune hunters.
Next Gen looks forward to welcoming you in Toronto on June 26th.
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