First Wednesdays Network Featured in Bloomberg


First Wednesdays’ profile has been increasing rapidly in 2019 after first making the national press in late December last year.

With major events at DLA Piper’s office at the start of March under our belt and a growing number of professionals attending the meet ups we’re excited for what lies ahead in 2019.

A special thank you to Bloomberg’s Sam Unsted for taking the time to interview Alastair Moore, founder and Chief Creative Officer at Hanway Associates who run the First Wednesdays network.

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The industry’s visibility is increasing too. Cannabis consulting firm Hanway Associates runs First Wednesdays, a networking event in London and Paris for people in the industry. About 30 people signed up for information on the events when they began in mid-2018, and now more than 500 have, Hanway co-founder Alastair Moore said.

Hanway, is also behind the Cannabis Europa conference, which was held in Paris last month and will come to London in June at the Southbank Centre on the Thames. Canaccord Genuity is one of the partners for the gathering. Bankers were among the first to get interested in the networking opportunities, having taken note of the situation in Canada, Moore said.

“At the start it was smaller financial outfits who were watching Canada,” he said. Now, it’s a mix of professional services firms, “lots of entrepreneurs and lots of financiers looking for the next big deal.”

Pierre-Yves Gallety