Region: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Meet us in San Francisco, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2020!

Why Attend?

NCIA’s 7th 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!

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#CannaBizSummit: Where the cannabis industry’s key decision-makers gather, network, and learn

Cannabis Business Summit offers countless opportunities for business owners to connect, hear the latest industry news and policy updates, and discover new products and services. With three days of educational programming, interactive tours and workshops, and 400+ brands displayed across 120,000 square feet of expo floor, the 7th annual Cannabis Business Summit is the most important B2B event you need to attend this year. 

#CannaBizSummit will also be the first conference in the industry that will allow exhibitors to display THC products inside a city’s convention center. You heard us right – the Moscone Center in San Francisco will be the first city-owned convention center in the nation to authorize exhibitors, including consumer brands and dispensaries, to bring products containing THC into the venue!

What’s In Store For Attendees?

#CannaBizSummit – covering every aspect of the cannabis industry:

Attendee FAQ

When and where is Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2020?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place from September 29 – October 1, 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. 

What are the Expo Hall hours?

The Expo Hall will be open 11am – 5pm on Wednesday, September 30, and 11am – 4pm on Thursday, October 1. Check here to see the expo floor map.

Who is the keynote speaker?

We’ll be announcing our keynote speaker soon so be sure to check back often!

What’s included with my “Conference & Expo” pass?

  • Entry to all keynote and breakout sessions 
  • Admission to the Expo Hall showcasing 400+ exhibitors 
  • Access to Networking Reception on the Expo floor on September 30
  • On-demand access to available speaker slides post-conference
  • Separate registration/ticket purchase required for admittance to pre-conference workshops, tours, investment, and ancillary programs

What’s included with my "Conference & Expo: Dispensary Owner, Cultivator, Infused Product Manufacturer" pass?

  • Entry to all keynote and breakout sessions 
  • Admission to the Expo Hall showcasing 400+ exhibitors 
  • Access to Networking Reception on the Expo floor on September 30
  • On-demand access to available speaker slides post-conference
  • Separate registration/ticket purchase required for admittance to pre-conference workshops, tours, investment, and ancillary programs

What’s included with my “Expo Only” pass?

  • Admission to the Expo showcasing 400+ exhibitors
  • Access to Networking Reception on the Expo floor on September 30
  • Access to education on the Expo floor in the Elevation Lounge and Knowledge Bar

Can I use a discount code to register for any pass?

Registration discount codes may be used for the “Conference & Expo” pass only.

I registered but unfortunately won’t be able to attend. Is my pass transferable?

Yes, you may transfer your registration to a colleague. Please contact us as soon as possible at [email protected] with their name so we can update the registration prior to the event.

 

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]

Will I be able to access speaker slides from the event?

 Yes. After the conference, we will provide access to all available speaker PowerPoint presentations in PDF format, which can be downloaded via the conference app.

Where should I stay during the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

#CannaBizSummit is in the process of finalizing remarkably low room rates with 11 San Francisco hotels. Be sure to check our Venue page often for updates.

Where is Moscone Center and how do I get there?

Moscone Center is located at 747 Howard Street, San Francisco CA 94103, and you can find directions here.

Is there parking near the venue?

While San Francisco’s traffic management philosophy encourages the use of public transit first and foremost, there is parking available near Moscone Center. View the parking map or check the list below for garage locations:

  • Fifth & Mission Parking Garage
    833 Mission Street (between Fourth & Fifth streets, adjacent to Moscone West)
    (415) 982-8522 x18
  • Moscone Center Garage
    (Not operated by The Moscone Center)
    255 Third Street (Folsom & Howard, across the street from Moscone South’s Esplanade Ballroom)
    (415) 777-2782 (garage)
    (415) 538-7888 (office)
  • Hearst Parking Center
    45 Third Street (entrance on Stevenson, 2 blocks from Moscone South/North)
    (415) 989-4000
  • Museum Parc Garage
    300 Third Street (entrance on Third and on Folsom streets)
    (415) 284-9553
  • SFMoMA Garage
    147 Minna St.
    (415) 348-0971
  • Jessie Square Garage
    223 Stevenson St.
    (415) 978-9634

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

Contact us at [email protected] to receive a custom quote for exhibitor 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?

 View the floor plan here, then contact [email protected]ci-group.com to discuss booth space and availability.

How do I get more information about exhibiting at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2020?

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. 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 request your pass here.

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 —
    • Handlery Union Square Hotel
    • Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    • Hotel Abri
    • Hotel Diva
    • Hotel Union Square
    • Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco
    • Marriott Marquis
    • Parc 55 San Francisco
    • Sir Francis Drake Hotel
    • The Cartwright Hotel Union Square
    • Villa Florence Hotel