The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries not just in North America, but the world. Unsurprisingly, there is no shortage of cannabis events. However, the quality of cannabis events, exhibitions, and conferences can vary in quality. Since you can’t attend every conference, we’ve compiled a list of the FIVE most important cannabis events of the year.
When: Apr. 20, 2019
Where: WASHINGTON, D.C.
The National Cannabis Festival is truly a unique event, even in an innovative industry like cannabis. Not only will you find cool music and a chill, collaborative vibe, you’ll also find plenty of educational content, activism, and advocacy.
When: May 29 – June 1, 2019
Where: NEW YORK
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWBC Expo) was not only one of the first conferences and trade shows for the legal cannabis industry, it quickly grew into one of the industry’s largest. In fact, it’s practically become an institution.
The conference is held three times per year with two East Coast events (NYC and Boston) and one West Coast event taking place in the City of Angels (Los Angeles). This iconic conference is not only great for industry veterans; if you’re new to the cannabis industry, this is one of the best conferences to dive right into.
When: July 22-24, 2019
Where: SAN JOSE
NCIA claims their annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is the “nation’s most influential, award-winning cannabis conference & trade show, hosted by the industry’s only national trade association.” Given NCIA’s stature in the cannabis industry, it’s hard to disagree with this characterization. Returning to Silicon Valley (specifically San Jose), NCIA will be celebrating six years of bringing together some of the most innovative entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the cannabis industry. Mark your calendar! You don’t want to miss this event.
When: Sept. 25 -28, 2019
Where: LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles is the second stop for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWBC Expo). One of the best and biggest B2B trade show events in the cannabis industry, CWBC Expo bills itself as the “leading forum for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.”
CANNABIS WORLD CONGRESS & BUSINESS EXPOSITION
When: Oct. 23 – 26, 2019
Beautiful Boston is the third and final stop for CWBC Expo. One of the must-attend cannabis events of the year, expect to find high-value education content as well as great exhibitors and networking opportunities.
When: Oct. 2019 | TBD
Where: SAN FRANCISCO
In terms of bringing together the industry’s most innovative entrepreneurs, New West Summit may take the cake. Truly a one-of-a-kind event, New West fuses science, tech, and investment. It’s a great place to get a sneak-peak of where the industry is heading and what the latest and greatest innovations are. Typically held across the Bay from San Francisco in Oakland (aka Oaksterdam), the parties are some of the industry’s best!
When: Dec. 11-13, 2019
Where: LAS VEGAS
How can one describe MJBizCon? How about MASSIVE? MJBizCon is huge! Last year’s cannabis event brought more than 25,000 people to Vegas. That makes it the industry’s largest event. You’ll find more than 1,000 exhibitors, tons of parties (it’s Vegas after all), and more networking opportunities than you could imagine.