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The Industry’s Leading Trade Show  

Join us in San Francisco for the 7th Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo and find yourself among the best and brightest minds in the industry. We’re coming together to discuss best practices in emerging topics, brush up on policy, and exchange insider secrets. We can’t wait to see you there.  

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Covering every aspect of the cannabis industry:

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. (It really is enlightening content – 79% of 2019 attendees gave our sessions a rating of “good” or “excellent”!).  
  • 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 400+ 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)!  

August 3-5, 2021 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. 

TICKET OPTIONS

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, all keynote sessions, educational track sessions, NCIA Council Roundtables, award ceremony, lunches, receptions and optional add-on for tours and workshops.

Pricing and purchase options coming soon! 

Expo Only Ticket

The “Expo Only” ticket provides access to the Cannabis Business Summit & Expo, 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.

Pricing and purchase options coming soon! 

FAQs

When and where is #CannaBizSummit 2021?

#CannaBizSummit will take place from August 3-5, 2021 at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.  

What are the hours of the expo hall?

Expo hall hours will be announced soon.

Who is the keynote speaker?

The keynote speaker will be announced very soon. Visit the agenda page for more details.  

What does my Conference & Expo ticket include?

  • Entry to all keynote and breakout sessions
  • Admission to the Expo Hall showcasing 400+ 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 doe my Expo Only ticket include?

  • Admission to the Expo Hall showcasing 400+ 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 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) 

 

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 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 — Coming Soon

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