Region: Cannabis Business Summit & Expo
Meet us in San Francisco, June 15-17, 2020!

Why Attend?

Why You Should Attend #CannaBizSummit 2020

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!

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 7,000 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 2020?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place from June 15-17, 2020 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. 

How many attendees are expected at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2020?

The projected attendance is 7,000+ 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, June 16, 2020 and 11am – 4pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Who is the keynote speaker?

Announcement pending… stay tuned!

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

  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of June 16-17, 2020
  • Access to more than 400 exhibitors on the expo floor June 16-17, 2020
  • Customize your event experience by attending the sessions most relevant to you
  • Access to all available speaker slides
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on June 15, 2020 requires separate purchase

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

  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of June 16-17, 2020
  • Access to more than 400 exhibitors on the expo floor June 16-17, 2020
  • Customize your event experience by hopping between themed tracks to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Access to all available speaker slides
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on June 15, 2020 requires separate purchase

What does my "Expo Only" Pass Include?

  • Access to more than 400 exhibitors on the expo floor June 16-17, 2020

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 2020 be held?

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place from June 15-17, 2020 at the Moscone Center (747 Howard Street, 5th Flr., San Francisco, CA 94103)

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

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2020 has 11 official hotels. We have reserved unprecedentedly low room rates (starting in the low $200s/night) in San Francisco. DO NOT wait to book your room and risk rates as high as $500/night)

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 Moscone Center here.

Where can I park at the venue?

As a City-owned facility, The Moscone Center provides information according to the City’s traffic management philosophy which encourages the use of transit first. View their parking map to find a parking garage, or use the list below for reference.

  • 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 (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.
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 348-0971
  • Jessie Square Garage
    223 Stevenson St.
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 978-9634

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 National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) members receive a discounted rate on booth space.

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 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. 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.)
  • 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