Meet 1,000+ exhibitors
  • Banking & Payment processing
  • Infused products
  • Facility Design & Components
  • Advertising, Marketing & PR
  • Software & Technology
  • Real Estate & Insurance
  • Staffing, HR, Professional Training
  • Security

Connect with retailers from across the U.S. & Canada

On the Expo floor, at the retailer 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.

“After a year without MJBizCon, I am eager to reconnect with the heart of the cannabis industry – the people!”

Jessica Billingsley
CEO
Akerna

Attend new retail-related sessions

Retail operators throughout the cannabis industry can expect the most up-to-date sessions filled with data and consumer retail trends, pricing and purchasing tactics, retail expansion strategies, fresh marketing/branding insights, and more. At MJBizCon, you can expect to learn from and connect with leaders in the cannabis retail space.

From the Ground Up: Launching a Cannabis Retail Store

Establishing your dispensary or retail store requires intense planning, whether you are in a new or mature market. Key considerations range from start-up costs to compliance to recruiting and training your staff. Having a clear picture of what to expect during the process can only help budding cannabis entrepreneurs have a better chance of succeeding, no matter which market they will be operating in. In this session, we will look at the entire process of establishing a cannabis retail store and what operational considerations you need to make to ensure that you have a successful launch and beyond.

Trend Talks:  The Cannabis Data Game Show

Get the most up-to-date data and insights on consumer trends from industry analysts and operators. This game-show-style session will cover consumer and market trends in the cannabis and CBD industries.

Cannabis and CBD Packaging: Branding, Regulations and Sustainability Profiles

The cannabis supply chain would not be complete without the packaging in which consumers purchase flower, edibles and other cannabis-based products. The packaging, however, is more than just a box, bag or bottle. Retailers in the industry have witnessed the evolution of cannabis packaging from branding strategies to regulatory woes to material waste. Packaging pros will deliver insights and takeaways about packaging that makes products fly off the shelf.

Pricing Wars and Inventory Woes: What Every Retailer Needs to Know

The average cannabis dispensary carries more than 2,000 products from hundreds of brands. This overabundance of choice is leading to the commoditization of cannabis in consumers’ eyes. As markets mature and commoditization?becomes common, brands and stores often resort to price wars and high discounts, which?erode sales margins. During this session, we will investigate product categories and markets where commoditization is most common and dig into what retailers are doing to stand out. 

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