Region: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

JUL. 20-22, 2022
San Francisco, CA

The Most Influential Event in the Cannabis Industry

When the brightest professionals from every aspect of the legal cannabis business join forces for three full days in the city that started it all, big ideas are bound to happen. Save the date for NCIA’s 8th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, July 20-22, 2022 in San Francisco!

#CannaBizSummit Has it All!

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the only national trade association advancing the interests of the responsible cannabis industry, presents the 8th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo July 20-22, 2022 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. #CannaBizSummit is the industry’s most influential national B2B trade show and the only event combine a lineup of exclusive education, exhibitors, and experiences under one roof. The event is also home to BLOOM: A Brands Experience, a “show within a show” highlighting a uniquely immersive sensory experience for attendees, who are invited to see, touch, and smell products from dozens of brands specializing in flower, vapor, pre-roll, oils, edibles, and more, directly on the show floor.

Covering Every Aspect
of the Cannabis Industry

BLOOM: A Brands Experience

At NCIA’s 8th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, attendees will have the opportunity to see, touch, and smell products from dozens of brands specializing in flower, pre-roll, vapor, oil, edibles, and more, within the new BLOOM: A Brands Experience on the expo floor.
 
BLOOM invites licensed retailers, distributors, infused product manufacturers, and consumer enthusiasts to enter an immersive sensory experience, including signature design elements and a selection of premium exhibitors. BLOOM will be the talk of 2022, so don’t miss this chance to to discover the year’s top trends! Your destination for industry-leading innovations and next season’s best-sellers is BLOOM: A Brands Experience at NCIA’s 8th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo.

It’s All Here

Whether you’re a returning guest or this is your first trip, the 8th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is a can’t-miss event if you want to grow your career or business with confidence.

  • Grow Your Cannabis Business: Shop and compare the latest technology, products, and services, watch live demos, and compare benefits side-by-side from hundreds of exhibitors. Engaging speakers, hand selected for their expert knowledge, will share secrets of the trade to help you get your cannabis business future-ready — even in the backdrop of economic and environmental change.
  • Expand Your Network: Reconnect with colleagues and make new business connections during networking events planned throughout the show, including several receptions, happy hours, and one-on-one time with suppliers.
  • Learn From the Best: Attend exclusive education sessions about the research driving the next generation of innovation, then experience it just steps away in the exhibit hall, plus watch live recordings and join your favorite podcasts on the new Live Podcast Stage
  • See, Touch, and Smell Cannabis Products: Head over to the new BLOOM: A Brands Experience and get hands-on with cannabis products showcased by growers and cultivators from across the country.
  • Explore San Francisco: Join offsite tours and see first-hand how other dispensaries and cultivation facilities are delivering quality products and services for their customers.

MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS

The connections you’ll make are a key part of why #CannaBizSummit earned its reputation as the most influential event in the cannabis industry. From our anticipated Expo Hall Networking Reception to amazing after-parties, check back in this section for exclusive networking opportunities.

2022 Tickets Coming Soon!

Conference & Expo Ticket

Whether you purchase the member or non-member “Conference & Expo” ticket, this provides you full access to all conference activities including the expo floor, BLOOM, all keynote sessions, educational track sessions, NCIA Council Roundtables, award ceremony, lunches, receptions and optional add-on for tours and workshops.

 

Expo Only Ticket

The “Expo Only” ticket provides access to the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, BLOOM, expo floor and the General Sessions. This includes cocktail receptions and access to 400+ industry vendors. 

NOTE: “Expo Only” ticket holders will not be able to attend any of the educational track sessions, NCIA council roundtables, or Award Ceremony.

 

YOU'RE INVITED

Why Attend?

The cornerstone of #CannaBizSummit is its unmatched, interactive programming. By joining us in San Francisco, you’ll have the opportunity to:  

  • Hear from some of the industry’s most notable experts and thought leaders during our enlightening educational sessions
  • Learn something new while having an unforgettable experience during one of our keynote sessions, interactive workshops, or immersive demos.
  • Browse 120,000 feet of expo floor, where 300+ brands will exhibit world-class products and services designed to help your business succeed – all while networking with thousands of like-minded industry professionals from across the country. 

There’s never been a better time to experience the industry’s premier trade show. 

Why Sponsor?

The cannabis industry spans manufacturing, retail, cultivation, distribution, and ancillary services. And, so does our #CannaBizSummit expo floor.

Exhibiting at the Cannabis Business Summit provides companies the unique opportunity to generate new leads, strengthen client relationships, promote their brands, and build awareness of their organization – all in one place. Sponsorship opportunities may be customized to suit your unique needs, and did we mention? For the first time in Moscone Center history, cannabis products will be allowed on-site (for display only)!  

July 20-22, 2022 is your chance to present your products and services directly to an audience of qualified decision-makers.  

P.S. In 2019, the exhibitor floor sold out, so be sure to secure the best possible spot today. 

FAQs

Is valid proof of full vaccination along with a photo id required for entry into Moscone Center and Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2021?

Yes.  Per the order of San Francisco, ALL participants of events in Moscone Center, which includes the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2021, must show valid proof of full vaccination(s) against COVID-19 along with an official government-issued photo ID in order to be permitted to enter into Moscone Center and/or event.

Providing a self-attestation of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in lieu of proof of full vaccination(s) is not permitted and you will not be allowed entry into the Moscone Center or event.

What is considered Fully Vaccinated and which brands are acceptable?

Full vaccination means you completed the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the FDA or by the World Health Organization (WHO).  A vaccination card similar to a CDC vaccination record card issued by a foreign governmental jurisdiction is an acceptable form of proof of vaccination.  Lists of FDA-authorized vaccines and WHO-authorized vaccines are available.

As of 15 November 2021, WHO has evaluated that the following vaccines against COVID-19 have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy:

COVID-19 Vaccines Authorized for Emergency Use or FDA-Approved

Is Cross Vaccine dosage acceptable?

Recent updates from the CDC have approved cross vaccine dosage and is acceptable for entry into SEMICON West: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html

 

 

What are the valid forms of vaccination proof?

Valid forms of vaccination proof include a valid photo ID and:

  • Original, copy or electronic photo of the CDC vaccination card (or similar documentation issued by another foreign governmental jurisdiction); or
  • documentation from a healthcare provider; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California available by going to https://myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by another State, local, or foregin governmental jurisdictions; or
  • personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by an approved private company.

What companies provide digital vaccine cards approved for use by San Francisco business, including Moscone Center?

The following companies provide digital vaccine cards approved for use by San Francisco businesses:

  • Bindle (businesses using this must also check against photo ID)
  • CLEAR HealthPass
  • CommonPass (businesses using this must also check against a photo ID)
  • MyChart by Epic (a QR code is generated within your account). Examples of healthcare systems that use this system (businesses using this must also check against a photo ID):
  • SFDPH MyChart
  • UCHealth-Colorado
  • UCSF MyChart
  • VaxYes (using their level 2 verification)
  • VXPASS (businesses using this must use VXPASS app/verification webpage and must also check against photo ID)

Will I have to wear a mask within Moscone Center and Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2021?

Yes.  All event participants of the Cannabis Business Summit and Expo 2021 and staff will be required to provide their own well-fitted face mask and wear it covering their nose and mouth throughout the entire event.

Other than when eating or drinking, masks will be required to be worn at all times when inside Moscone Center.

When and where is #CannaBizSummit 2021?

#CannaBizSummit will take place from December 15-17, 2021 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  

What are the hours of the expo hall?

DATES & HOURS 2021

MOVE-IN SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM |  After 5:00 PM is Overtime
Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

EXHIBIT DATES & HOURS
Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday, December 17, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

MOVE-OUT SCHEDULE
Friday, December 17, 2021  | 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM | After 5:00 PM is Overtime
Saturday, December 18, 2021 |  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

View the complete Schedule-At-Glance here.

Who is the keynote speaker?

Keynote Speakers are announced. Visit the agenda page for complete details.  

What does my Conference & Expo ticket include?

  • Entry to all keynote and breakout sessions
  • Admission to the Expo Hall and BLOOM showcasing 300+ exhibitors
  • Access to the Networking Reception on the Expo floor
  • On-demand access to available speaker slides post-conference

Note: Separate ticket purchase required for entry to pre-conference workshops, tours, investment, and ancillary programs. 

What does my Expo Only ticket include?

  • Admission to the Expo Hall and BLOOM showcasing 300+ exhibitors
  • Access to the Networking Reception on the Expo floor
  • Access to education on the Expo floor in the Elevation Lounge and Knowledge Bar

Can I use a discount code to purchase my ticket?

Discount codes may be used for the Conference & Expo ticket only.  

I have a discount code; can I use it to apply to any ticket including the Expo Only or discounted dispensary tickets?

No, discount codes do not apply to all products. Discounts apply only to the “Conference & Expo Pass” full ticket 

After I registered online, should I have received a receipt or email confirmation?

Yes, after you registered you should have immediately received a confirmation receipt from [email protected]. If the email is not in your inbox or spam folder, please contact us at [email protected] or call (888) 347-6445.

I didn't find my answer, who should I contact about tickets?

For all other registration questions and inquiries, please contact us at [email protected] or via phone:

  • Attendee Tickets – 888-347-6445 / 972 -349-7687
  • Exhibitor Registration – 888-663-8384 / 972-349-7695

Where will Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2021 be held?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2021 will be held at the Moscone Center located at 747 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103. Read more about the venue.

Where do I find hotels?

There are 11 official hotels for Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2021! We are currently in the final stages of modifying our hotel block for our new event dates, so please continue to check back through this link for the latest and best hotel rates. 

How do I get to the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo? 

You can find directions to the Moscone Center here. 

Where can I park at the venue?

Unfortunately, the Moscone Center does not include a public parking facility. Listed below, you can find public parking garages in close proximity to the venue. For your convenience, each of these garage’s provide space reserved for use by authorized, handicapped individuals.   

  • Fifth & Mission Parking Garage 
    833 Mission Street (between Fourth & Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)
    (415) 982-8522 x18 
  • Hearst Parking Center 
    45 Third Street (45 Third Street (entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)
    (415) 989-4000 
  • Moscone Center Garage 
    255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South’s Esplanade Ballroom)
    (415) 777-2782 (garage)
    (415) 538-7888 (office) 
  • Museum Parc Garage 
    300 Third Street (entrance on Third and on Folsom streets)
    (415) 348-0304 

 

Do I have to be a National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) member in order to be a sponsor at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

No. However, as a benefit of membership, exhibitors, who are active NCIA members in good standing at the time of the event date receive a discounted rate on booth space.

Exhibitors who are not active members of NCIA will pay a higher rate for participation in the Expo. There’s no better time to become a member if you haven’t already, secure your booth discount today!

How much does it cost to be a sponsor at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

Contact us at [email protected] to receive a custom quote for exhibit space and sponsorship pricing based on your specific needs. All NCIA members receive a discounted rate on booth space.

How far in advance should I book exhibit floor space?

For the past five years, NCIA exhibitor space has sold out 1-2 months prior to the event. We recommend securing your space as quickly as possible. To get started, please contact [email protected].

What booth space is available?

Contact [email protected] to discuss booth space and availability.

How do I get more information about becoming a sponsor at Cannabis Business Cyber Summit?

You may get more information about becoming a sponsor at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo by contacting us at: [email protected].

What are the benefits of being a sponsor at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

  1. NCIA events have the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers over any other industry trade show
  2. Among 2019 Cannabis Business Summit attendees surveyed:
    • 90% held C-Level or Management Roles, and
    • 96% made or influenced decisions for their company
  3. Have your company represented among the most successful and well-known companies in the industry
  4. Meet with attendees across all areas of the industry, including cultivation, extraction, science laboratories, infused product manufacturers, retail, and many more
  5. Join forces with the only national industry association representing YOUR business needs and advocating for cannabis reform at the federal level
  6. Be part of an award-winning event! Cannabis Business Summit & Expo was winner of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award in 2016, honoring the fastest-growing trade shows held in the U.S., the winner of The Denver Post’s The Cannabist Golden Pineapple Award in 2016 for Best Business Event, and #1 Fastest Growing Annual Trade Show in the U.S. in 2017, 2018 & 2019.
  7. Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is one of only two cannabis industry trade shows to be recognized and verified by the Trade Show Industry.

Why should I join NCIA?

Legal cannabis is the fastest growing industry in America, and NCIA is the only national trade organization working tirelessly to ensure that cannabis businesses are treated fairly under federal law. See below for an overview of the benefits of membership and visit NCIA’s website to learn more:  

Business intelligence

NCIA members receive exclusive free access to real-time consumer market data through the GreenEdge online portal, brought to members in partnership with BDS Analytics. The portal provides NCIA members with standardized measures of industry sales performance and growth from the four most developed adult retail marijuana markets: California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon (more states to come!).

Recognition

NCIA members stand out in a rapidly growing industry because they are recognized as responsible businesses that have agreed to a basic code of ethics and are invested in the future of the cannabis industry through their support for NCIA’s work. Members are listed in our online membership directory (with higher level members getting prefered placement), which is a go-to resource for industry leaders. Members also receive a digital “member badge” for their website as well as a sticker and certificate to hang in their facility.

Speaking opportunities

NCIA members may apply to present at any of the association’s national conferences or regional networking events; Cannabis Caucuses, Industry Socials and Harvest Celebrations.

Discounts and exclusive services

NCIA members are eligible for exclusive discounts on products and services within the association’s network. Many members report covering 100% of their membership dues or even a net-savings by joining NCIA and taking advantage of member discounts.

Also:

  • All NCIA members have placement in our membership directory on our website. Sponsoring and Sustaining members get their logo instead of just the name.
  • Member News Submission Form for press releases and company news.
  • Member Blog Posts, to be featured on our site and in our newsletter.
  • Free/discounted registration to our ever-growing list of events.
  • NCIA Committees including Infused Products, Legal & Banking, Marketing & Advertising, and more!

Networking Events

NCIA Members enjoy free and discounted registration to our ever-growing list of events, including our Cannabis Caucuses, Industry Socials and Harvest Celebrations. Find out more about each event series here.

How do I become an NCIA member?

For more information on becoming a member, please visit NCIA’s Website or contact Membership Manager Jon Dinh at [email protected].

Media Inquiries

Interested in covering Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

If you are part of the media covering and serving the cannabis industry and you are interested in participating in the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, please contact [email protected].

We will be in touch with you shortly to confirm your media pass for the event.

Industry Alert: Beware Fraudulent Solicitations

National Cannabis Industry Association has been the target of some groups that are trying to take advantage of our growing industry event. Cannabis Business Summit & Expo participants are getting numerous phone calls and e-mail messages from individuals offering all types of services from fake hotel & travel arrangements to attendee list sales.

Please note that NCIA and its vendors DO NOT sell exhibitor or attendee lists. Companies who do this are not affiliated with NCIA in any way. Do not click on any links from e-mails from these types of accounts or from any that look suspicious. Fraudulent emails and/or website domains include: “@event-info.org,” “@crmviewdata.com,” “@globaltechleads.com,” “@reachattendees.com,” “@smarsdatasales.com,” “@dataquartr.com,” “@clientreachlist.com,” “@it-techworld.com,” “@reachleadez,” “@emicrobizhub.com,” “@prospex1,” and “@globalpromedia.com”.

Please see below a list of approved NCIA vendors

The most absurd and frequent solicitations are coming from housing companies for room reservations at our host hotels in the immediate area of the show and alleged list-management companies that claim that they have NCIA summit and expo attendee lists. If you are contacted about either of these offerings, they are scams! NCIA DOES NOT sell or share our attendee list with contact information.

If you receive a solicitation from a third party or from any person or business that claims to be an authorized vendor or makes it seem as though they are affiliated with NCIA, we ask that you forward the information on to Delaney Duclow at [email protected]  or call 972-349-5973.

Official Cannabis Business Summit Vendors

  • MCI USA — Event Operator (Event Production, Marketing, Exhibitor & Attendee Ticket Sales, etc.)
  • Expo Convention Contractors Inc.  General Service Contractor (Exhibitor booth Furnishings, Transportation, Material Handling, etc.) [email protected]
  • Host Hotels — Coming Soon

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