Cannabiz Media will be attending the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) fifth annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo on July 25-27, 2018 in San Jose, California. Will we see you there? This year’s conference aims to provide information to people who want to get into the $24 billion cannabis market delivered by key players in the marijuana industry. Already, 165,000 jobs have been created in the marijuana industry, and the market is evolving every day. It’s a great time to get involved!

What’s Happening at the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo?

This year’s Cannabis Business Summit and Expo will include more than 120,000 square feet of exhibitor space and will feature more than 400 industry-leading exhibitors. Attendees can shop, contract, and learn about all of these exhibitors in one place.

In addition, the conference expects to have more than 7,500 attendees. That means you’ll have many opportunities to network with other cannabis professionals, cannabis industry business owners, decision makers, executives, and c-suite level professionals, including some of the best and brightest in the industry. You can expect to network with professionals across all sectors of the industry, including:

  • Ancillary products
  • Business solutions
  • Cultivation
  • Data insights
  • Distribution
  • Extraction
  • Infused products
  • Investments
  • Law
  • Laboratory testing
  • Medical
  • Retail and delivery

NCIA is known for its timely educational content as well as the influential speakers who provide cannabis industry expertise at its events, so as you’d expect, this year’s Cannabis Business Summit and Expo is filled with more than 150 speakers and thought leaders who will teach attendees how to overcome the latest obstacles affecting cannabis business owners across the country. Five educational tracks will be available, so you can get strategic, practical insights on the subjects that matter to you most. Tracks include:

  • Track 1 – The Fine Print: Money, Law and Your Business
  • Track 2 – Cultivation and Processing
  • Track 3 – Running Your Cannabusiness
  • Track 4 – Policy and Reform
  • Track 5 – Leading Edge: Emerging Topics in the Cannabis Industry

In addition, there will be full-day and half-day workshops in a pre-summit seminar as well as CLE, bootcamps, and facility tours of a state-of-the-art cannabis facility where you can get first-hand experience and exposure to the best practices used by industry leaders. These opportunities aren’t included in the regular registration fee, but are definitely worth considering!

Attending the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo

If you’re interested in the business of cannabis, then the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo is a great conference for you to attend. The event isn’t until July, but if you register before Friday, April 27, 2018, you can save $400 off the registration fee. Also, if you use the special Cannabiz Media discount code, CANNABIZ15, you can save an additional 15% off the registration fee.

You can register for the event here, and don’t forget to use your discount code: CANNABIZ15 for an extra 15% off! The team at Cannabis Media will be exhibiting on the expo floor, so be sure to stop by and see all of the new features and functionality offered to subscribers of the Cannabiz Media License Database.

Susan Gunelius, Lead Analyst for Cannabiz Media and author of Marijuana Licensing Reference Guide: 2017 Edition, is also President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company offering, copywriting, content marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, and strategic branding services. She spent the first half of her 25-year career directing marketing programs for AT&T and HSBC. Today, her clients include household brands like Citigroup, Cox Communications, Intuit, and more as well as small businesses around the world. Susan has written 11 marketing-related books, including the highly popular Content Marketing for Dummies, 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps, The Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing, and she is a popular marketing and branding keynote speaker. She is also a Certified Career Coach and Founder and Editor in Chief of Women on Business, an award-winning blog for business women. Susan holds a B.S. in marketing and an M.B.A in management and strategy.