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Why Attend?

Why You Should Attend #CannaBizSummit 2019

NCIA’s 6th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is the nation’s most influential cannabis event of the year. Network with like-minded peers, shop our world-class expo floor, learn from industry experts, experience a hands-on tour or workshop, and more!

Meet Entrepreneurs, Policymakers, and Thought Leaders in the Cannabis Industry

Be among the best and brightest at the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo

NCIA was founded on the principle of power in numbers. We continuously work to bring our community together for collaboration and education to strengthen and elevate the sophistication of the cannabis industry as whole.

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is our largest, national community gathering. More than 10,000 of the industry’s leaders, entrepreneurs, and newcomers alike will come together to learn best practices for maintaining a successful business and gain knowledge on emerging topics and policy issues.

Attendee FAQ

When and where is Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place from July 22-24, 2019 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. 

How many attendees are expected at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019?

The projected attendance is 10,000+ cannabis industry professionals, with 85% having purchasing power or decision-making authority.

What are the hours of the expo hall?

Expo hall hours will be 11am -5pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 and 11am – 4pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Who is the keynote speaker?

We have two exciting keynote sessions planned for Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019. Click here for full details.

What Does My "Conference and Expo" Pass (Member and Non-Member) Include?

  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of July 23-24, 2019
  • Access to more than 120,000 square feet of expo floor and more than 400 exhibitors on July 23-24, 2019
  • Customize your event experience by attending the sessions most relevant to you
  • Lunch access on the expo floor
  • Access to all available speaker slides
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on July 22, 2019 requires separate purchase

What Does My "Dispensary Owner, Cultivator, Infused Product Manufacturer" Pass Include?

  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of July 23-24, 2019
  • Customize your event experience by hopping between themed tracks to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Lunch access on the expo floor
  • Access to all available speaker slides
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on July 22, 2019 requires separate purchase

What does my "Expo Only" Pass Include?

  • Access to more than 120,000 square feet of expo floor and more than 400 exhibitors on July 23-24, 2019
  • Lunch access on the expo floor

I have a discount code for registration, 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. Registration discounts apply only to the “Conference & Expo Pass” full ticket.

I registered but something came up and I cannot attend, can I send my colleague?

Yes. You may transfer your registration to your lucky colleague. Be sure to give us as much notice as possible, otherwise they’ll be wondering why their name badge has your name on it.

I registered online but didn’t get an email confirmation or receipt yet.

You should receive a confirmation receipt from [email protected] immediately after your transaction is completed. If you do not see the email in your inbox then please be sure to check your spam folder in case it got flagged as spam.

Will I have access to speaker slides during the event?

Yes. Not all sessions prepare PowerPoint presentations but for those that do, we will be providing access to download the presentations slides in a PDF format via the conference app.

Where will Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 be held?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center located at 150 West San Carlos Street in San Jose, CA 95113.

Where do I find hotels for Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 has four official hotels and one additional hotel will be added soon:

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110

Hilton San Jose – SOLD OUT
300 S Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110

San Jose Marriott – SOLD OUT
301 S Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

The Fairmont San Jose – SOLD OUT
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

You can register and book any of these hotels at the same time here

How do I get to Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

You may find directions to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center here.

Where can I park at the venue?

There is a paid lot parking at the Center as well as several other street and lot parking options in the area. See here for complete parking information.

How much does it cost to exhibit at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

Please contact [email protected] to discuss pricing for expo space and sponsorships. All exhibitors must be National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) members to exhibit. Membership must be current and in good status at the time of the event date to set up on the show floor. There will be no exceptions to the membership requirement.

What booth space is available?

Floor plan can be viewed here. Contact [email protected]  to discuss booth space availability.

How do I get more information about exhibiting at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019?

You may get more information about exhibiting at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo by reaching out or contact us at [email protected]

What are the benefits of exhibiting at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

  1. NCIA events have the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers over any other industry trade show
  2. Over 70% of our attendees have decision-making power, with the remaining 30% having influence over the decision-making process
  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.
  7. Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is one of only two cannabis industry trade shows to be recognized and verified by the Trade Show Industry.

How far in advance should I book exhibit floor space?

For the past five NCIA conferences, exhibit floor space has sold out about 1-2 months in advance of the event date. We recommend securing your booth at least six months in advance. Please contact us [email protected]. NOTE: All exhibitors must be National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) members to exhibit. Membership must be current and in good status at the time of the event date to set up on the show floor. There will be no exceptions to the membership requirement.

What do I get if I purchase an NCIA membership?

NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. NCIA is leading the campaign to ensure our businesses are treated fairly under federal law. Below is an overview of NCIA member benefits. To learn more about membership, please visit NCIA’s website.

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.

Who do I contact to become an NCIA member?

To learn more about how to become an NCIA 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 in July, please send your qualifications to:

[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.)
  • Hilton San Jose — Host Hotel.
  • San Jose Marriott  Host Hotel.
  • The Fairmont San Jose  Host Hotel.
  • DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose — Host Hotel
  • Expo Convention Contractors Inc.  General Service Contractor (Exhibitor booth Furnishings, Transportation, Material Handling, etc.) [email protected]