Important Update: NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2022

 

First and foremost, thank you for your continuing support of NCIA and the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo.

Following last December’s event at Moscone Center in San Francisco, we received constructive feedback and insights from our exhibitors and attendees, as well as throughout the broader cannabis industry. We remain committed to delivering top-tier events, encompassing community-building opportunities, a vibrant marketplace, and cutting-edge education.

And so, we are reimagining and revamping NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo and have made the decision that we will not proceed with our event scheduled for July of 2022 so that we may have sufficient time to evaluate and implement these new features.  We firmly believe that this will better enable us to deliver of the highest level of quality and innovation in the cannabis events space.

Thank you once again and stay tuned for further updates.

 

Covering Every Aspect
of the Cannabis Industry

BLOOM: A Brands Experience

At NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, attendees 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. Your destination for industry-leading innovations and next season’s best-sellers is BLOOM: A Brands Experience at NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit & Expo.

It’s All Here

Whether you’re a returning guest or this is your first trip, 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.

Tickets

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? Cannabis products are allowed on-site (for display only)!  

FAQs

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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