It’s no real surprise that the 6th Annual NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo has made the list of “essential conferences for meeting everyone you need to know to succeed in cannabis.” During its run, attendance at the trade show has climbed exponentially. This year, over 10,000 attendees are expected to congregate, July 22-24, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Such a crowd of executives, entrepreneurs and investors offers networking opportunities galore. The event, which focuses on business opportunities in the fast-developing cannabis space, undoubtedly offers a matchless opportunity to “meet… everyone you need to know to succeed in cannabis.”
The “essentials” list compiled by industry journal Green Entrepreneur tags the 6th Annual NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo as “great for all things science and technology,” and business, too, might have been added. The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), is devoted to advancing the business interests of the cannabis industry. It is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization representing state-sanctioned cannabis-related businesses at the federal level. Membership of the organization, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, includes nearly 2,000 member-businesses and tens of thousands of cannabis professionals, and it is rapidly growing.
The 6th Annual NCIA Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will begin with a series of pre-conference workshops and off-site tours on Monday, July 22. On July 23-24, the conference and expo proper get going. Patrons and professionals will have a choice of five educational tracks to follow: (i) cultivation; (ii) processing, distribution and retail; (iii) business services; (iv) licensing, regulations and compliance; and (v) advocacy and community. Exhibits from participating companies will range across the 120,000 square feet being devoted to the expo floor, and a series of addresses by influential figures will bring attendees up to speed on developments and trends in the industry.
Lori Ajax, the first chief of California’s newly formed Bureau of Cannabis Control, will be on hand. There may be no one better at detailing the regulatory course that cannabis enterprises in the state must navigate. Jim Belushi is slated to perform at the Blues & Buds Celebration. The famous figure knows a thing or two about cannabis now, having gone from acting to farming cannabis in Oregon. Michael Correia, director of government relations, is also scheduled to make an address. Come and see what else is on the cards at this unique event.
For more information, visit the event’s website at www.CannabisBusinessSummit.com
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