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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.
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 of the most prospective cannabis business events in the first half of 2019.
Date: 28 November 2019
City: London, United Kingdom
Bryan, Garnier & Co’s first Cannabis Conference is directed at market participants looking to understand and explore the opportunities in this exciting industry.
It unites over 30 European and North American firms chosen for their technological leadership, ground-breaking research, differentiated market positioning and innovative products.
The one-day event offers a packed agenda, featuring insights from expert speakers, panel discussions and company presentations. Speakers include cannabis heavyweights such as Bruce Linton (ex-CEO of Canopy Growth) and Vincente Fox (former president of Mexico & cannabis investor). Register here to discover more about the potential in this fast-growing market.
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: 26-27 April 2019
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.
Date: 7-8 February 2019
City: 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. 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.”
Date: 1-3 April 2019
City: 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 cannabisconference.com, “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.”
Date: 30 May to 1 June 2019
City: New York
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition is a business-to-business trade show event for the legalized cannabis industry. It is held 3 times per year in the largest media, financial, and business markets: New York, Los Angeles, and Boston. It is 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.
Date: 12-14 June 2019
City: New Orleans
MJBizConNEXT is the place for cannabis business executives, lead cultivators and extractors and innovators in the industry seeking a forward-looking view into what’s NEXT in the cannabis industry. Learn about next-generation innovations and technology that are shaping the future of the cannabis industry on the immersive show floor. Gain actionable conference content from industry leaders to prepare for the unthinkable, the unplanned and the unimaginable in this rapidly growing industry.
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: 12-13 July 2019
The Europe CBD Expo is one of the prime cannabis business events in Europe, featuring 4,000 square metres, 81 exhibitors, 500 square metre educational zone and 20 plus leading industry speakers. This is an unmissable event for anyone looking to learn more about medical cannabis & CBD, and its business world. Tickets are available for only £40.
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: 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: 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.
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.