Meet 1,400 exhibitors
  • Greenhouse/ Facility Design
  • Humidity control/HVAC
  • Irrigation
  • Extraction and post-extraction equipment
  • Packaging, Labels & Supplies
  • Testing & Lab Equipment
  • Banking & Payment processing
  • Infused products
  • Advertising, Marketing & PR
  • Software & Technology

Connect with the cannabis industry from around the world.

On the Expo floor, at the conference sessions, during the early evening networking events – as well as the official ‘after hours’ events – you’ll meet retailers just like yourself.

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

Attend industry sessions developed to get you up to speed quick in your new cannabis operation

Top industry business leaders will be offering objective, professional insights to help set yourself up for success and avoid the pitfalls of launching a cannabis business.
Meet, learn and network with like-minded cannabis operators.

Here’s a sneak peek:

Become a Household Name: Creating and Sustaining a Successful Cultivation Brand
Leading flower brands all have one thing in common: strategic vision and execution from license to launch. Becoming a successful cultivation brand in today’s cannabis requires far more than being able to grow a great product. This session will provide a look at how successful cultivation brands have been able to carve out their portion of the market.

You will learn:

  • Early-stage decisions, from determining your long- and short-term goals, to site location, cultivation methods and sourcing genetics.
  • What costs to consider as you get started.
  • Design and build-out considerations, including equipment selection based on the goals for your grow.
  • The regulatory and compliance requirements now and looking ahead.
  • An opportunity for Q&A at the end.

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.

Deliver on Your Brand: Creating a Sustainable and Competitive Retail Experience
As cannabis moves towards a more traditional retail environment, delivering a brand experience has become crucial to staying competitive in both newer and maturing markets. This session will look at how to ensure a successful retail venture through innovation and shaping your customer’s experience.

  • You will learn:
  • Market analysis in nascent and maturing markets.
  • Startup cost ranges and timelines.
  • Product selection factors, including pricing, margins and building vendor relationships.
  • Operating procedures and considerations for staff recruiting and training.
  • 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 i
  • 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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