CBD Expos to Watch Out for in 2019
From the passing of the Farm Bill allowing for the creation of a federal hemp industry in the US, to changing attitudes toward CBD and cannabis, the last few years have seen the marijuana industry explode both nationally and internationally. As the cannabis and CBD industry grow, so do the number of conferences, expos, and trade shows for the industry. Find out which CBD shows you should know about in 2019 with myCBD.org!
Which 2019 CBD Conferences and Tradeshows to Know About
As legalization sweeps through the country, attitudes are changing when it comes to cannabis and CBD. From the ability to shop at a CBD store near you to medical and recreational dispensaries where curious consumers can achieve a deeper understanding of cannabis and hemp, marijuana is here to stay. So too, apparently, are cannabis conferences. Where once cannabis consumers, brands, and products were shunned from the mainstream, we are now seeing cannabis conferences popping up not just in North America, but around the world. In 2019 alone, there have Cannatech Conferences in Panama and Israel, while CannaCon in Seattle and HempCon in Denver are just two of the dozens of hemp and cannabis-related expos we’re seeing in the US.
Curious about CBD? Mark your calendar and try to make your way to one of these major cannabis and CBD conferences of 2019!
Catch the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition in May, September, & October
A four-day B2B expo, the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo is taking over three American cities in 2019: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. While their New York dates have already passed, Los Angeles and Boston won’t be held until September and October, respectively.
This trade show event for those in the legal cannabis industry, provides an ideal forum for cannabis and hemp farmers, investors, dispensary owners, suppliers, and medical professionals to discover new and different opportunities for growth in the industry. Given the B2B aspect of this conference, attendees are established cannabis and CBD professionals or entrepreneurs who represent all sectors of the marijuana industry.
In addition to networking opportunities, education is a central feature of the event and Day One is dedicated to workshops, while Days 2-4 are dedicated to exhibitors and speakers. While there will undoubtedly executives from every sector attending the conference, if you’re curious about CBD or just want to experience a cannabis conference for yourself, prices for one-day and three-day passes are less than $100 for expo guests. If you are planning to attend any workshops Workshops, there are also different options ranging from $199 to $700 that also include a Networking Mixer and an Industry Party!
Experience the Biggest Cannabis Conference at MJ BizCon NEXT in New Orleans
MJ Biz is one of the most prominent brands spreading awareness and news about the hemp and cannabis industry around the world. This conference is also an excellent place for businesses to showcase their latest innovations, newest products, and offer their insight to the hurdles facing different sectors of the cannabis industry.
The biggest and most established national cannabis tradeshow, the MMJ Business Daily’s MJ Business Conferences, draw tens of thousands of cannabis industry professionals to different cities every year. Every year, attendees include more than 10,000 marijuana industry leaders, investors, and hundreds of exhibitors.
For many, the MJ Biz conference was considered the most important trade show of the year for the cannabis industry and it is through this reputation that the conference has been able to go international. While the organization’s European Cannabis Symposium has passed, there are North American events in New Orleans, Toronto, and Las Vegas.
The next MJ BizCon in America is a three-day event in New Orleans from June 12-14. MJ BizCon NEXT is the place to be if you are a cannabis or CBD industry executive, an industrial grower, an extractor or formulator, or if you’re hoping to connect with other cannabis industry innovators. As evidenced by its name, the New Orleans conference, is aimed at highlighting next-generation technologies that have the potential to disrupt the cannabis space. Early-bird passes for this conference are usually available in the spring but if you’re buying your pass after May 23rd, your ticket will cost you $749.
Set Your Sights for CannaCon
Another touring cannabis conference, CannaCon has already hit Seattle and Oklahoma City and will be making its way Detroit in June and Springfield in August. This two-day event is billed as one of the world’s biggest marijuana industry exposition events, and according to organizers CannaCon also helps business owners achieve success by helping them plan for contingencies, which is particularly important in the emergent CBD industry.
Attendees to CannaCon also get the opportunity to learn about the key issues facing the cannabis industry space, including marketing and retail insights, compliance and cultivation trends, developments in extraction technology, branding, financial trends, and more. In addition to the expo, CannaCon will also feature seminars that will include a guide to consuming CBD and cannabis based on the plant’s terpenes, everything you need to know about feminized seeds, and how to achieve the ideal temperature and humidity in your grow room. There will also be exhibits from companies such as BIC, Air Vapor, Agron, Lightning Labels, Nature’s Kiss and dozens more.
It costs $40 for a one-day ticket to the Expo only, $70 for both days, $100 for a one-day Seminar & Expo pass and $150 for a two-day pass. You better hurry, because these low prices are only available until April 17.
Catch the CBD Expo on its Tour Through the US
Given CBD’s massive rise in popularity, it’s not surprising that events like the CBD expo are taking their experience on the road. From June through December, the CBD Expo will be in the following cities:
- Seattle: June 28-29
- Denver: October 11-12
- Orlando: November 15-16
- San Diego: December 5-6
The CBD Expo is a two-day event that provides an opportunity for CBD brands, businesses, and companies to showcase their products, services, and knowledge. With more than 75 exhibitors at each event, it’s not surprising that more than three thousand people have booked their tickets to expo’s Seattle event at the end of June.
Highlighting Medical Trends and Innovations in Technology, the CBD expo will also be hosting a DIY CBD and cannabis mixology lab, an extraction workshop, and an open forum for professionals and consumers to discuss the benefits of CBD. Keynote speakers will also be featured at each event and topics include:
- CBD and eCommerce
- An A-Z guide to Cannabinoids
- The economics of CBD and your Business
- How CBD Looks from a Pharmacist’s Perspective
Tickets for this event are relatively reasonable, especially if you’re hoping to use the experience to enter the cannabis or CBD industry. The expo is also welcoming exhibitors all year long so if you own or manufacture a CBD product this expo is the perfect place to test the waters with your brand.
Should I Go to a Cannabis Conference in 2019?
CBD and Cannabis conferences are an excellent way for businesses in the budding cannabis industry to deepen their ties with their community in a professional way by giving businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and further their knowledge about the cannabis and hemp plants. Looking to learn more about CBD or simply curious about why cannabis and CBD attitudes are changing? Book your ticket to one of these conferences to find out!