Attend MJBizCon 2017!
The Marijuana Business Factbook 2017 projects overall marijuana sales at the retail level in the U.S. will reach between $5.1- $6.1 billion in 2017. And that by 2021 that number could top $17 billion (which would represent a 300% increase from 2016).
The largest, oldest and most trusted B2B cannabis trade show, MJBizCon, is only 1 week away!! More than 15,000 cannabis professionals, VCs, entrepreneurs, CEOs, leaders, etc will be in attendance.
More than 650 exhibitors ready for serious business discussions; 110+ top-notch speakers with 9 tracks that make up 45 sessions in total. [This is strictly a B2B event, not for patients or consumers.]
Highlights from this year’s MJBizCon also include:
▪ First time in the Las Vegas Convention Center – allowing greater space for a bigger, better MJBizCon
▪ The Business of Hemp Forum: An Exclusive pre-show workshop (Tues. Nov 14, 8am-5 pm)
▪ Minorities in Cannabis Luncheon: Networking lunch Wed, Nov 15 at 12:45 pm (Advance registration is required)
▪ Keynote Speaker George Blankenship: Former Executive, Tesla Motors, Apple Computer & Gap (Wed, Nov 15)
▪ The #MJBizCon Mixer: Industry Celebration & Benefit Event (Weds. Nov 15, 5-7PM)
Since 2012, Marijuana Business Daily’s annual B2B conference has been the biggest networking opportunity of the year. Attendees include a dynamic mixture of industry veterans, top newer firms, and emerging launches. All seven key industry sectors will be fully represented: dispensaries and rec retailers, wholesale growers, professional and financial services, infused product makers, private equity investors, ancillary products and tech, and testing labs.
This effort furthers the goals of the largest minority business association in cannabis with the largest global conference in the marijuana space, Marijuana Business Conference & Expo (MJBizCon) by providing a face-to-face platform where minority business owners, and those interested in supporting the diversity of the industry, can come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities that exist.
“Education and networking are key factors that will propel success in the cannabis industry. This luncheon encompasses both with a focus on inclusion of communities of color,” said Jesce Horton, Cofounder and Chairman of MCBA. “We must be a diverse industry in order to build in a sustainable way. MJBizDaily is helping us to do this by providing a space for minorities to identify barriers and join with the industry to break them down."
CEO and Co-Founder of Marijuana Business Daily, Cassandra Farrington, noted, “The importance of engaging minorities and ensuring a diverse industry is just the start of what he hope to achieve in this nascent industry. This is the beginning of a long relationship in an industry where breaking down barriers of all kinds is the norm, not the exception. We hope to see these opportunities continue to expand.”
MCBA will be one of the advocacy groups represented at the annual MJBizCon Mixer via Marijuana Business Daily’s Industry Giveback program. Additionally, the MJBizCon Minorities in Cannabis luncheon will he held Wednesday, November 15 at 12:45 pm in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Marijuana Business Daily is the leading B2B resource in the cannabis industry. Founded in 2011, it is the most trusted, independent publisher and event producer serving America’s marijuana industry entrepreneurs and investors. They offer unbiased business analysis, research, trends, and breaking stories, daily. Marijuana Business Conference & Expo, is America’s oldest and largest Cannabis Trade Show. Their fall event is held in Las Vegas, every November and has consistently been named to the Fastest 50 growing trade shows in North America by Trade Show Executive Magazine since 2015.