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

#CannaBizSummit is right around the corner!

Register before July 21 and save up to $100!

All NCIA Members Save as much as $200 on Admission! 

Not yet a member of NCIA? Join today by adding a discounted annual membership to your show registration!

*Cannabis Business Summit registration account credentials are not the same as NCIA Member account credentials.

Thanks for coming to this year’s Cannabis Business Summit!

Pass Descriptions

Conference & Expo Pass (July 22-24) — Whether you purchase the member or non-member “Conference & Expo Pass” this pass 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.

Expo Only Pass (July 23-24) — The “Expo Only” Pass 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” Pass holders will not be able to attend any of the educational track sessions, NCIA council roundtables, or Award Ceremony.

Registration FAQ

When and where is CBS2019?

CBS2019 will take place from July 23-24, 2019 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. 

How many attendees are expected at CBS2019?

The projected attendance for CBS2019 is 7,500+ 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 announced soon. Please check back here or view more about our expo hall.

Who is the keynote speaker?

The keynote speaker will be announced very soon. Check back on the keynote speaker page for more 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
  • Customize your event experience by hopping between themed tracks to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception access
  • Access to all available speaker slides on-demand post-conference
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on July 22, 2019 required 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
  • Breakfast, lunch and networking reception access on the expo floor
  • Access to the General Sessions

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, otherwisethey’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 be emailing a link to you during the event so you can download the presentations slides in a PDF format. Don’t worry, we have several staff on-site that can answer any questions about any problems accessing conference materials online.

Where will Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 be held?

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

Read more about the venue here.

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

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 has four official hotels:

Hilton San Jose
300 S Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110
San Jose Marriott
301 S Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
The Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
You can register and book your hotel at the same time here.

How do I get to Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

You may find directions to the San Jose 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 sponsorship opportunities.

What booth space is available?

All available space on our expo floor may be viewed on our virtual Floor Plan.

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 to [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., and the winner of The Denver Post’s The Cannabist Golden Pineapple Award in 2016 for Best Business Event.
  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 two months in advance.

Please contact [email protected]

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!).


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 and Expert Calling Network

NCIA members may apply to present at any of the association’s national conferences or Quarterly Cannabis Caucuses. Members may also apply to participate in NCIA’s Expert Calling Network, which allows members to list themselves online and be paid by the hour for consulting calls. NCIA members looking to access experts in the network receive a discount on callfees.

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.


  • 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 Quarterly Cannabis Caucus series. These Caucuses are held in the cannabis industry’s eight most active regions, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the first month of each quarter.

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].