While the North American continent clearly is a step ahead of almost every nation in Europe, one can clearly see an upswing of cannabis in Europe as well. In fact, more than 25 promising cannabis events and cannabis conferences will be held on the European continent in 2019. Whether you are a cannabis entrepreneur, investor, therapist, researcher or simply enthusiast – Europe inheres just the perfect event for your needs.
We created a list of the best 25 cannabis conferences and events in Europe during the year 2019. The list is sorted by country and date. Let’s dive right in.
Best Cannabis Events in Europe 2019
Date: 30 October 2019
City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Cannabis Capital Convention is the first cannabis conference for investors and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands. It will take place on the 30th of October and it will be hosted at the Compagnietheater, which is a deconsecrated church in the heart of Amsterdam. This year’s focus is on North American cannabis brands and the lessons they have learned but the speakers will also shine a light on how European cannabis companies managed to prosper despite the restrictive legislation in Europe.
Date: 1-3 November 2019
City: Prague, Czech Republic
The international trade show of cannabis and medicinal herbs Cannafest is one of the largest cannabis trade shows in the world. Its 9th iteration will take place from the 1st to the 3rd of November 2019 in the beautiful setting of the PVA Expo Prague Letnany. Visitors can be looking forward to seeing exclusive exhibitions including cultivation technology, fertilizers, seeds, smoking accessories and vaporizers, both on display and on sale.
Date: 29-30 January 2019
Future Cannabis Strategies Europe will bring together strategic business leaders from across the whole European consumer-facing cannabis products category, this includes cannabis products and devices, beverages, tobacco, cosmetics and nutraceuticals, together with solution providers for 2 days of insight, discussion and debate.
Date: 2-3 March 2019
The Hemp and CBD Expo aims to provide a fantastic weekend event from the 2nd to the 3rd of March. The professional environment coupled with the opportunity for both education and enjoyment means the event is sure to be a hit, no matter what your reason for attending is. Both B2B and B2C guests are encouraged to join what will be the first dedicated Hemp and CBD event the UK has ever seen.
Date: 24-25 June 2019
From the 24th to the 25th of June 2019, the leaders of the medical cannabis industry will gather at the Southbank Centre, London’s world-class cultural hub, in the heart of the city. This two-day event will explore the latest developments of the UK market and the professionalisation of the industry across the European continent.
Date: 14 March 2019
As one of two European pendants to the ICBC San Francisco, the Spain-based version of the International Cannabis Business Conference will be held on the 14th of March 2019 in the Catalonian metropole Barcelona. Similarly to the event in San Francisco, the ICBC Barcelona will host an expo floor for international cannabis-related companies and aims to feature several speeches by cannabis experts from around the world.
Date: 15-17 March 2019
Spannabis is the reference trade show for the cannabis sector worldwide. Sixteen years of culture, innovation and cannabis industry, hand in hand with the most outstanding brands of the current market.
Date: 26-28 April 2019
During the past seven editions, EXPOGROW has consolidated itself as “[m]uch more than a Cannabis event” and now wants to go further. The last weekend of April 2019 is going to become “LA GRAN FIESTA DEL CANNABIS” that you can not miss.
Date: 23-24 May 2019
Medical Cannabis 2019 follows the success of the first congress held in Vienna and will continue to address the many controversies surrounding cannabis-based medicines. Strong public and patient demand have led to the decision to allow cannabis products for medical use in most European countries.
Date: 31 March – 2 April 2019
The second European spin-off of the International Cannabis Business Conference will happen in Germany’s capital city Berlin between 31 March and 2 April 2019. Previous speakers of the ICBC Berlin included US congressman Dana Rohrabacher and cannabis lobbyist Georg Wurth, who is the chairman of the German Hemp Association.
Date: 21-23 June 2019
Mary Jane Berlin starts its fourth edition in Berlin – with over 9,000 square metres of hall space, 5,000 square metres of outdoor space and more than 250 international exhibitors and 25,000 visitors “Mary Jane Berlin” is the leading German cannabis exhibition. “Mary Jane Berlin” is not only an exhibition but also a festival. A combination of exhibitors, a beach area, food stalls, live concerts and lectures about cannabis’ therapeutic effects makes sure that an extensive cultural and entertainment program is offered.
Date: 23-25 August 2019
The cannabis industry in Europe and Germany has experienced a noticeable upswing in recent years. Now the time is ripe for a cannabis fair in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s biggest state and one of the most populous areas of Europe. The CannaFair would like to contribute to this upswing trend and offer all cannabis companies the best possible platform to present themselves and their products.
Date: 31 October – 2 November 2019
The IACM Conference (International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines Conference) 2019 will be held at the Estrel Hotel in Berlin and is focused on medical use-cases of cannabinoids and cannabis as a medicine. In former chapters, the IACM Conference honored several researchers in the cannabis sector for researching the therapeutic potential of marijuana and hemp.
Date: 17-19 May 2019
CannaTrade is Europe’s oldest hemp trade fair. The history of CannaTrade begins in 2001, when the international cannabis trade fair CannaTrade was held in the halls of the BEA Expo in Bern for the first time at the “Swiss Hemp Days”. In 2008, CannaTrade moved to Basel and until 2016 it took place every two years in the city hall of Dietikon / Zurich. It has been held annually since 2018 in Zurich-Oerilkon.
Date: 6 May 2019
MJBizDaily’s European Cannabis Symposium gathers leaders from the business, research and legislation of Europe’s medical marijuana and hemp market for an intensive one-day event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Marijuana and hemp professionals will get an overview of industry structures and standards as well as insight into emerging investment and business opportunities.
Date: 6-8 September 2019
With a legal medical cannabis program and Europe’s largest production of cannabis placed in Denmark, Scandinavia is witnessing a rising interest in the cannabis industry. It is the mission of North Grow Expo to connect the industry, and other relevant industries, with this Scandinavian market and audience. 150,000 invitations will be distributed through Scandinavian shops, expos, festivals and relevant events. The event organisers expect a very busy weekend that offers innovative exhibitors, great speakers, opinion shifting debates and amazing activities.
Date: 26-28 April 2019
City: Vienna, Austria
Hanfexpo 2019 is one of Europe’s major cannabis consumer orientated events. The about 140 national and international exhibitors present the newest trends of the hemp market. Discussed topics include cannabis growing, laws, medicine, clothes, cosmetics, food, material and many other exciting things. A day pass is available for only €15, while VIP tickets, that give access to an exclusive after-show-party, are available for just €36.
Date: 10-13 October 2019
The Cultiva Cannabis Congress is the hotspot concerning medicine, law, politics and culture. International experts will talk about current developments, research, changes and trends. Numerous high-profile speakers from the fields of science, research, medicine and politics will speak about a wide range of topics such as cannabis in medicine, hemp as a raw material, legal issues as well as health and cultural aspects.
Date: 8 February 2019
On the 8th of February 2019, the brightest and best from the medical cannabis industry will convene at the historic Maison de la Chimie in Paris for a one day event. With attitudes towards cannabis changing in France and movement towards regulation stirring, now is the time to visit the City of Light.
Date: 9-10 April 2019
Cannabis Business France claims to be the most important event on the development of the cannabis and hemp market in France. Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops attendees will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi-stream format allows visitors to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance.
Date: 12-14 April 2019
Now in its seventh edition, Indicasativa is the first Italian event dedicated to the world of hemp and its many uses. A catalog of exhibitors gathering the most important European and worldwide producers, the high number of professional operators, the large and ever-growing success of the public, the wealth of events (both inside and on the sidelines of the fair) make it one of the most important showcases of the sector in Italy.
Date: 3-5 May 2019
4.20 HEMP FEST has become the first International Cannabis Expo of Milan, Italy’s most important market within the industry. In the 4th edition of 4.20 HEMP FEST, you’ll be able to enjoy three days of music, art, culture, hemp food, talks and conferences with international companies and new products of the sector.
Date: 20-21 November 2019
City: Valetta, Malta
The Medical Cannabis World Forum is a two-day event which brings together experts from around the world to deliver the latest advancements in medical cannabis legislation, business and fintech. Speakers include Malta’s prime minister Joseph Muscat and dozens of renowned cannabis researchers from all around the globe.
Date: 29 November – 1 December 2019
City: Warsaw, Poland
On 10,000 square metres of floor space, exhibitors from all over Europe will present the latest developments and trends of the hemp market. A wide variety of different products on the topics of growing, indoor gardening, seeds for collectors, lightning, paraphernalia, medicine and cosmetics will be shown to the interested visitors. As a framework program, a congress with international well-known speakers from science, medicine and industry will be held.
Strain Insider made sure that every relevant cannabis conference in Europe is included in this list. If you still found a missing event that you think deserves to be here, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org