January 31-February 1, 2017: The National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. The show looks to provide industry solutions for both cultivators and retail business owners. The NCIA expects more than 80 exhibitors and nearly 2,000 business executives and buyers to attend. The show is open to the general public; however, exhibitor space is reserved for NCIA members. Ticket information and the show’s agenda have yet to be announced.
More information: cannabisbusinesssummit.com/Denver-2017.
February 2-3: The third annual Emerald Conference is Feb. 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina in San Diego. The event remains dedicated to the exploration and science of cannabis. Topics of discussion include: Analytical testing, research and development, clinical applications, inter-lab comparisons and proficiency testing, state regulations, industry standardization and more. Show organizers say the event draws a variety of lab owners, clinicians, directors, state regulators and accreditation agencies. Tickets are available now.
More information: theemeraldconference.com.
February 10-12: The Hawaii Cannabis Expo will be Feb. 10-12, 2017 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in Honolulu. This event offers attendees free education seminars, panel discussions and keynote presentations by industry leaders. Classes cover growing, budtending, strain selection and advanced cultivation.
More information: hawaiicannabisexpo.com.
February 15-16: The Cannabis Collaborative Conference returns for its third year in Portland, Oregon and expects to host its biggest show ever. The event is set to take place at the Portland Expo Center on Feb. 15-16, with an investor summit that precedes the main event on Feb. 13.
More information: ccc-con.com.
February 16-18: Returning for its fourth year in Seattle, CannaCon is scheduled for Feb. 16-18 at the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal on Feb. 16-18. The event is the largest cannabis business show in Washington and regularly sees more than 3,000 visitors per day.
More information: cannacon.org.
March 31 – April 1: The fourth annual NoCo Hemp Expo opens on March 31 at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland, Colorado. The event focuses specifically on the industrial hemp industry and brings hemp businesses and professionals from around the globe together under one roof. Speakers will address a variety of aspects about hemp laws and business opportunities.
More information: nocohempexpo.com.
April 3-7: The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center invites the public to attend its Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on campus in Tucson, Arizona on April 3-7. The course does not discuss cannabis cultivation, but focuses on the best information in controlled environment agriculture. It includes presentations from industry experts, hands-on education and training workshops, plus a commercial greenhouse tour. Webinar options are available for those who cannot attend the course in person.
More information: ceac.arizona.edu/public-courses.
April 21-22: The first conference to offer Continued Medical Education (CME) credits for healthcare professionals interested in medical cannabis is coming to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on April 21-22. The World Medical Marijuana Business Conference & Expo is a 22.5-credit CME course that provides the essential education physicians and providers need to implement medical cannabis into their practice. The educational content has been curated to apply to several medical states. The course, hosted by Compassionate Certification Centers, is just one part of the event, the show also includes a 200-booth vendor section, a cocktail mixer and a chance to meet with former NFL star, Ricky Williams. Tickets are on sale now.
More information: www.compassionatecertificationcenters.com.
April 21-23: The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel hosts O’Cannabiz on April 21-23 in Ontario, Canada. The event addresses Canada’s decriminalization of marijuana from a business perspective. Organizers hope to prepare attendees for the new marketplace through panels and discussions with forward-thinking industry leaders. The first day of the show provides attendees with a crash course of the industry, while more complex topics are addressed during the following days. Each day of the show includes breakfast, lunch and an evening mixer. Tickets are available now.
More information: ocannabiz.com.
June 12-14: The NCIA Cannabis Business Summit returns to Oakland, California on June 12-14. Show organizers expect a record turnout at the Marriott hotel.
The fourth annual event will have more than 250 exhibitors and at least 4,000 business executives and buyers. The show is open to the general public; however, exhibitor space is reserved for NCIA members. Ticket information and the show’s agenda have yet to be announced.
More information: cannabisbusinesssummit.com.
June 14-16: The Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo heads back to the Javits Convention Center for its fourth year in New York City on June 14-16. The event continues to provide B2B networking, educational seminars and the latest in technological solutions for New England and New York. Show organizers have booked industry service providers from accounting to vaping. Registration is open now for attendees and exhibitors. New details are to be announced as the show gets closer.
More information: www.cwcbexpo.com.
September 13-15: Haste makes waste and the organizers behind the CWCBE have already announced that the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition Los Angeles will return to Los Angeles on September 13-15. Show details are scarce at the moment but exhibitors are already lining up to be a part of the West Coast event. More details are to be announced as over the coming months.
More information: www.cwcbexpo.com.
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