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: Starting a Cannabis Retail Store

Retail is not for the faint of heart: start-up costs, regulations and compliance, branding strategies, staff training and recruitment, security, and so much more must be considered and prepared for when embarking on a new retail business. Join two dispensary owners (from vastly different markets for a well-rounded perspective) as they take you from the ground up in the retail experience. Knowing what is in store for you and having the tools to win are the key to survival.

What you will learn:

– What to expect when assessing startup and operational costs for getting your store off the ground and open for business.
– Considerations for your location and staying compliant in your jurisdiction.
– Factors to consider for product selection including pricing, margins and vendor relationships.
– Q&A at the end.

Trend Talks:  The Cannabis Data Game Show

Not the Cannabis Dating Game Show…the Cannabis DATA Game Show.
MJBizCon is making data fun and interactive by sharing consumer and market trends in the cannabis and CBD industries game show style. Get the most up to date data and trend insights from industry analysts and operators.

What you will learn:

– Data and insights to make operational changes and decisions.
– How and why data is a game changer in your day to day operations.
– Q&A at the end.

Cannabis & CBD Packaging: When You Should Judge a Book By Its Cover

It is more than just a box, bag or bottle.
Cannabis packaging is a brand, a regulatory reference and a sustainability statement. The cannabis supply chain would not be complete without packaging and we have a pro to talk all about it.

What you will learn:

– The regulatory woes associated with cannabis packaging and how to pivot accordingly.
– Sustainability profiles of packaging materials.
– Branding strategies and developing packaging that fits your audience.
– Insights into packaging that flies off the shelves.
– Q&A at the end.

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

Inventory can be the thorn in any dispensary operator’s side. Thousands of products from hundreds of brands – it will make your head spin. This overabundance eventually leads to price wars, high discounts and sadly the erosion of sales margins. But have no fear, there are insights near.

What you will learn:

– Commoditization in the cannabis industry: What does it mean? Is it a reality?
– The art of pricing wars. Insights into product categories and markets where commoditization is most common.
– How retailers are managing inventory and what they are doing to stand out.
– Q&A at the end.

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