Best Upcoming Cannabis Business Events in Early 2019

International cannabis business events are a fundamental factor for spreading and accelerating cannabis adoption around the globe. Such events are typically attended by thousands of cannabis enthusiasts, hundreds of established cannabis businesses and dozens of experienced cannabis experts that are holding speeches.

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Whether you want to obtain the latest information about and around the marijuana hype, connect to the leaders of this novel, yet promising industry, or find new customers or investors for your exciting business idea: a cannabis conference can help you with all that, and even more. Because of this, serious cannabis investors and entrepreneurs are advised to attend at least one cannabis-focused business event per year.

The following is a list about the most prospective cannabis business events in the first half of 2019.


North America


O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo — Toronto

The O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo will take place on April 26 and April 27, 2019, in Canada’s biggest metropole Toronto. As advertised on the website, the event is planned to welcome thousands of cannabis business people, which will leverage O’Cannabiz as a highly effective B2B networking event.

The spacious expo floor will provide room for hundreds of exhibitors that want to showcase their visions of conducting business in the world of cannabis. Keynote speakers are yet to be announced, but they are said to be equal to the previous speakers of the O’Cannabiz event in 2018. Those included several leaders of the industry, such as authorities from some of the biggest cannabis companies in the world.


United States

International Cannabis Business Conference — San Francisco

The fifth annual International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) will be held on February 7 and February 8, 2019, in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. The event provides an expo floor for international cannabis-related companies and aims to feature several speeches by cannabis experts from around the world.

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As cannabis expert, and ICBC 2018 attendee, Dr. Carl Hart commented on the event, “I found this conference to be one of the most comprehensive; there were talks on cannabis, social justice, human rights and science.”

Cannabis Conference — Las Vegas

From April 1 to April 3, 2019, the third Cannabis Conference will take place in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event will open its gates to speakers, exhibitors and attendees in order to support the cannabis industry through B2B networking and educational presentations.

As stated on, “The educational program for Cannabis Conference is being developed by professional cultivators and industry leaders who comprise the 2019 Cannabis Conference advisory board, in partnership with the editorial team behind Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary.”




International Cannabis Business Conference — Barcelona

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 March 14, 2019, in the Catalonian metropole Barcelona. Similar 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.


International Cannabis Business Conference — Berlin

The second European spin-off of the International Cannabis Business Conference will happen in Germany’s capital city Berlin between March 31 and April 2, 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.



Cannatech Conference — Tel Aviv & Panama

The Cannatech Conference will take place on February 13 and 14, 2019, in Panama City and from April 1 to April 3, 2019, in Tel Aviv, Israel. CannaTech is considered to be among the leading technology-focused cannabis business events and brings in some of the big global players of the cannabis industry, including the business areas of science, medicine, finance, agri-tech, innovation and regulations, with a detail on medical cannabis and its prospects. Keynote speakers include dozens of the industry’s thought leaders from all over the world.


Cannabis business events are regularly connecting serious cannabis entrepreneurs and businesses around the world. If you know about other cannabis business events that take place in early 2019 and are not listed on this post, let us know in the comments.

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