Meet 1,400 exhibitors
  • Extraction and post-extraction equipment
  • Packaging, Labels & Supplies
  • Testing & Lab Equipment
  • Facility Design & Components
  • Security
  • Software & Technology
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Staffing, HR, Professional Training

 

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Connect with manufacturers from across the world.

On the Expo floor, at the Manufacturer sessions, meet-ups on the show floor during the early evening networking events – as well as the official ‘after hours’ events – you’ll meet manufacturing pros just like yourself.

Attendees form new partnerships, find financial backers, trade war stories and make lifetime friendships.

Attend manufacturer-related sessions

Cannabis product manufacturers are continuing to innovate and move the industry forward.  This year at MJBizCon, the industry’s top manufacturing professionals will discuss the data and technology pushing the industry to new levels of innovation, sustainability and profitability.  Meet, learn and network with some of the best manufacturers and processors in the cannabis industry.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Diamonds in the Rough: Finding Success in a Competitive Manufacturing Space
The cannabis product spectrum is continuing to expand, but there remains plenty of room for innovation. Before finding a niche in this space, entrepreneurs must equip themselves with the tools to tackle a competitive field. These tools include an understanding of their given market, facility design and hiring the right people to make sure your operation is operating safely and producing a consistent product.

You will learn:

  • The outlook for cannabis derivative products among the growing number of brands in the market.
  • What costs you should consider as you build out your facility and project your operating margins as you get off the ground.
  • Tips for building the right team.
  • How competition can help you find opportunities in your given market.
  • An opportunity for Q&A at the end.

Vape Market Breakdown:  Talks on Tech and Trends
“Don’t hate. Innovate.” That should be the unofficial slogan of the vape and concrete cannabis market sectors.  These two sectors have endured more than theirs share of bad press, red tape and health warnings; but consumers keep returning for more. Innovative cannabinoid extraction methods, product optimization and consumer demand are just part of the recipe for success in these sectors. In this session, you will gain the tactics and insights to make your 2023 manufacturing year the best yet.

You will learn:

  • Consumer trends in the vape and concentrate markets and how you can use that information to influence business decisions for 2023.
  • Insights on new technology and extraction processes to optimize production and the bottom line.
  • How to evaluate additives and terpenes in vape products.
  • An opportunity for Q&A at the end.

Water and Oil Don’t Mix: The Latest in Cannabis Food and Beverage Innovation
“Fast-acting.” “THC/CBD-infused beer.” “Live-Rosin Gummies.”…This is a small list of the developments and product innovation in the cannabis food and beverage space.  Not to mention the expectations of the already established food and beverage CPG space. Science, emulsion techniques, data and trends are what manufacturers and product developers need to consider and evaluate in the advancement of reliable, quality cannabis products.  Join three industry professionals as they discuss how brands can flourish on a solid foundation backed by science, data and quality cannabinoids.

You will learn:

  • Developments in ingestible cannabinoid products, edibles and beverages.
  • Why cannabinoid ingredient compatibility and efficacy are important.
  • The latest and greatest in emulsion techniques and how they relate to the improvement in infused products.
  • Insights and lessons learned from a panel of seasoned pros.

– An opportunity for Q&A at the end.

The Threat Is Real: Cyberattacks and Data Breaches in the Cannabis Industry
The cannabis industry has grown, and so have the number and sophistication of cyberattacks (data breaches, business email compromises, ransomware, etc.).  While no company is immune, there are ways businesses can protect themselves, regardless the size of their information technology department.  This session will cover the most significant cybersecurity threats to the industry and how you can respond to those nasty hackers.

You will learn:

  • The latest cybersecurity threats and trends facing the industry and how to access resources to build organizational resilience.
  • Practices that should be in place should an attack occur.
  • Available resources on how to educate and stay current on cybersecurity threats.
  • Case Study: An actual attack to demonstrate how it should have been handled.
  • An opportunity for Q&A at the end.

ESG Policies: The Backbone Your Company Needs to Thrive in Today’s Market
E – Environment

S – Social Impact

G – Corporate Governance

Having an ESG policy is no longer just ”nice to have.” It is a ”must-have.”  Companies small and large are now taking responsibility and implementing ESG policies. Why?  Because regulators, investors and consumers are starting to look more closely and evaluate companies based on the impact of their ESG practices.

You will learn

  • A breakdown of the ESG components and how it relates to cannabis operators across each vertical.
  • How ESG policies can drive equity in organizations and the industry.
  • The importance of benchmarking and setting KPIs to measure the impact of your ESG policies.
  • The benefits of implementing a successful ESP policy
  • An opportunity for Q&A at the end.

Grind It Out: Succeeding Through Ongoing Market and Supply Chain Volatility
Time to hit the panic button? Not quite yet, but with a possible recession on the horizon the industry is discovering this is one economic hiccup cannabis is not immune to.  Operators have already seen sales decrease in certain markets as businesses and consumers both deal with rising costs across the board.  What steps can be taken to ensure you are running lean operations to better deal with the ongoing roller-coaster economy and supply chain disruptions?
You will learn:

  • The value of strategic partnerships and supplemental sourcing, and why this should be part of your current business plan.
  • Best practices for gathering effective data, and how operators are using that data to respond to market and supply chain challenges.
  • Strategies for identifying and shoring up weak spots in your operations.
  • An opportunity for Q&A at the end.
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