Britain’s first ever conference on medical cannabis is to take place in London in October – and Israeli firms are due to be front and centre of it.

CannaTech UK, the international Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation, will take place 25-26 October and will feature researchers, scientists, regulators, investors and entrepreneurs working in the world’s fastest growing industry.

The main event will take place in an old brewery in Brick Lane on 26 October, with an investor’s symposium the day before, with economists predicting that the market will be worth tens of billions of dollars in the coming decade.

“Interest from UK investors in the sector is at an all-time high,” said Saul Kaye, chief executive of iCAN:Israel-Cannabis. “Mothers are outraged over the lack of access to products for epilepsy, pain, and cancer treatments. As we have seen in other countries this is one of the biggest drivers towards better access for patients.”