In the fast-developing cannabis industry that is always changing and evolving businesses might be challenged to find the right partners and information. Cannabis conferences and events are one of the best ways to keep up with the constantly-changing cannabis business environment and gather up to date information. What is more, the events will give you a great opportunity to connect with and meet up the cannabis experts, professionals, and advocates from around the globe and build meaningful relationships for your company. The events are a great opportunity, on which you can get in-person with your target audiences, promote your products and services directly to clients and future partners. This is why at the beginning of 2020 it is the time to make room on your calendars for the top cannabis events in North America, which in our opinion will be shaping the cannabis industry in the coming up year.
International Cannabis Business Conference – San Francisco, CA
February 7-8, 2020
The International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) is the longest-running cannabis industry B2B event in California. ICBC is held in beautiful San Francisco and interests the cannabis industry’s entrepreneurs, leaders, and California state regulators. California has had a vibrant cannabis community for decades and also is the fifth-largest economy on the entire planet, the opportunities in California have enormous profit potential. So no doubt the leading cannabis industry entrepreneurs and lawmakers from all over the globe are gathering in San Francisco at the ICBC.
In 2020 the speakers’ list is impressive, including California legislators, journalists, actors, and business leaders who work in the industry. Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman and Presidential Candidate, will make an appearance via Skype to speak about Federal Cannabis Policy Reform. Lori Ajax, Chief of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control will make an update regarding California’s evolving cannabis industry.
An early bird all-access pass is $549. Other ICBC cannabis events take place in Portland, Berlin, Bern, and Barcelona.
NECann Boston Cannabis Convention – Boston, MA
March 20-22, 2020
The NECann Boston Cannabis Convention is holding its 6th annual edition in 2020. With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana usage in Massachusetts, the organizers are estimating 10,000 attendees for the coming up event. The conference is the largest, most important industry convention on the East Coast where cannabis businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers come together to network, learn, and grow. At the NECann they are offering four separate tracks: Cultivation Track, Business Track, Add-on Workshops, Technology + Innovation Track
Speakers at the cannabis conference in 2019 ranged from industry leaders to cannabis trailblazers and this year the list of the announced lectors is remarkable. Appearance will make cannabis industry’s entrepreneurs, leaders as well as state regulators from Massachusetts. Some of the speakers are the Founder and Chief Cannabis Officer of Indigo Gardens – Brandon Bach, Andi Gray, the Founder of the Business Owners Hemp and Cannabis Association and President of Strategy Leaders.
They still have Pre-Sale prices on their tickets. All-access passes are $125 for the 3 days.
Cannabis Science Conference – Baltimore, MD
April 6-7, 2020 Baltimore
The Cannabis Science Conference is the best annual cannabis science event in the industry. The big focus of the conference is analytical science, together with medical topics in cannabis, cultivation and hemp science. Тhis semi-annual event promises tons of useful technical, academic, medical, and scientific presentations and sessions, keynote speakers, round table discussions, and exhibits.
Another quite valuable part of this cannabis event is the Canna Boot Camp. It is a daily long workshop that covers a wide range of cannabis science topics from Cultivation, Pre-Processing, Sample Prep, Analytical Testing, Extraction and Edibles Manufacturing. CSC Founding and Diamond Sponsors work together to educate attendees in an interactive setting, which is believed to get you closer to the lectors and give more accurate questions to your answers.
Full Access Pass, which includes Exhibits and Oral Presentations is $299.00. The conference also takes place in Portland at the end of August.
CannaGrow Expo – Chicago, IL
April 17-18, 2020
The CannaGrow Expo is an event for growers and extractors. It educates on both the art and science of growing cannabis and is geared toward growers, grow managers, dispensary owners, and other grow enthusiasts. The conference will be held for the 10th time this April and the focus will be on cultivating and extracting world-class cannabis.
Over twenty-five cultivation experts will lead educational sessions over two days, providing not only invaluable information on growing, products, and services, but also the opportunity to network with cultivators from all around the globe.
An all-access early-bird pass in 2020 is $299.
O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo – Toronto
April 21-23 2020
O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo focuses on the future of cannabis in the Canadian market, looking into regulations, industry standards, and best practices for medicinal and recreational cannabis alike. Patients, physicians, and other industry professionals join with the general public to network and advocate for the cannabis industry.
Leaders in the cannabis industry, including activists, entrepreneurs, advocates, educators, and other industry professionals provide panels on the current state and future business of cannabis. Some of the featured 2020 speakers are Srinivasa Reddy (COO/CSO of Leaf Cross Biomedical Inc.), who is involved in plant-based research and development, horticulture, as well as Olivia Newton-John and Cam Battley, who is the Executive Vice President at Aurora Cannabis, a producer of medical cannabis and cannabis oils under license from Health Canada.
VIP conference and expo package ticket for this cannabis conference is $699.
Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo – New York, NY
May 29–June 1, 2019
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo gathers together retail owners, extractors and growers, medical professionals, business executives and entrepreneurs, educators, research scientists, and medical professionals. The CWCBExpo cannabis event is a business-to-business trade show for the legalized cannabis industry. The conference focuses on how to achieve a successful business in the fast-growing cannabis industry.
In 2019, over 200 speakers presented, including industry experts, politicians, and trailblazers. Among the last year’s speakers were Axel Bernabe, who is Assistant Counsel for Health to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Dr. Carlyn Buckler, who is Associate Professor of Practice, Cornell University. A similar star line-up should be expected in 2019.
A full conference pass in 2019 was $825. This cannabis conference also takes place in Los Angeles in September and Boston in October.
Grow Up Conference & Expo – Niagara Falls, ON
September 1-3, 2020
The focal point of the Grow Up Conference & Expo in Niagara Falls is that they are bringing the growers and suppliers in the cannabis industry from all around the world together. The event is focused on the education, collaboration, and growth of the fast-growing cannabis industry. If you are looking to meet licensed producers, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, investors, lawyers, government officials, and growing enthusiasts – this is the event for you. What is more, it all happens at one magnificent location.
Over 120 world-class speakers will bring you up-to-date with the hottest topics, latest trends and the future of the cannabis cultivation industry, nationally and abroad.
The main conference pass costs $349.
CannMed – Pasadena, CA
September 21-22, 2020
CannMed 2020 promises to gather together some of the great minds in medical cannabis. The 4 primary topics of the conference are cannabis science, medicine, cultivation, and safety. The event is the leader in the area of cannabis science conferences. If you are looking for the latest news on medical cannabis research/treatment and product development, including case-studies and innovative cannabis technologies this is the event for you.
Speakers include medical and law professionals, leaders in the cannabis business industry, and cryptocurrency experts from all over the world.
A limited time offer for an all-access pass is $420.
MJBizCon – Las Vegas, NV
December 2-4, 2020
Marijuana Business Conference and Expo invite all the key players of the ever-expanding cannabis industry in one area giving them the opportunity to discuss business and move the industry forward. The event focuses on new technologies, innovations, and business strategies in the advancing cannabis market and it promises to have key B2B networking potential.
Featured speakers in 2019 included Marc Randolph, the Founding CEO of Netflix and Deepak Anand, who is the Co-founder & CEO of Materia Ventures. Other leaders in the cannabis business industry will be presenting as well.
An early bird all-access pass in 2020 was $499.