With cannabis and hemp-based CBD companies in the U.S. and Canada consistently making headlines, licensed producers in those industries are ramping up their public presence with new speaking engagements at major conferences. 

British Columbia-based Tilray Inc. (Nasdaq: TLRY) is gearing up to have members of senior management present at a conference this month hosted by financial services provider BMO Capital Markets. 

BMO runs a series of conferences each year putting business leaders, investors, and government agencies together for forums covering industries such as healthcare, financing, real estate, industrial chemical suppliers, and agriculture. 

Both CFO Mark Castaneda and CEO Brendan Kennedy will speak at the BMO Farm To Market conference on May 16, with a live webcast of the event to be posted on the Tilray website for investors to view. 

The Farm To Market conference is set to take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York. In addition to the cannabis companies there will also be analysts in attendance covering fertilizers, food and beverage products, and food retail / distribution processes. 

Crop services company Nutrien Ltd. (NYSE: NTR) also announced an appearance at the upcoming conference today. 

While Tilray is one of the most well-known licensed producers appearing at business conferences to spotlight the cannabis industry, a variety of companies across the sector are now lining up similar appearances. 

Today Toronto-based Supreme Cannabis Company Inc. (TSX: FIRE; OTCQX: SPRWF; FRA: 53S1) announced four impending capital conference presentations in both the U.S. and Canada. Chief Executive Officer Navdeep Dhaliwal is due to speak at the Canaccord Cannabis Conference, OTC Cannastocks2019 Q1 Conference, the Cowen Cannabis Conference, and the BMO Farm To Table event. 

In other recent Tilray news, the company has been busy ramping up operations in Portugal and just hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a facility located in Cantanhede. That $20 million campus saw a guided tour event last month featuring local government officials and healthcare professionals as the 250,000 sq. ft. facility hit the milestone of recruiting 100 employees. 

On the hemp side of the industry, Tilray also acquired Manitoba Harvest back in February to release a new line of wellness bars and CBD products.