Best US Cannabis Conferences of 2019

You’ve heard the old adage “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Making connections is essential in life, but especially important in business. More often than not, a new career opportunity comes from someone with whom you’ve had professional experience in the past. Whether you’re looking to get into the legal cannabis industry or market your current cannabis business, conferences are an excellent way to build your network.

Let take a look at some of the top conferences in the United States slated for the first half of 2019:



1. Cannabis Collaborative Conference – Portland


The Portland Expo Center will be hosting the 5th annual Cannabis Collaborative Conference (CCC5.0) from January 23rd through January 24th. This year’s focus is on furthering businesses as they set out to legitimize the cannabis industry. With an eye towards the future, emerging trends in CBD, investment and growth, and changing regulatory environments will be at the forefront of the event.


2. CannaCon – Seattle



From January 31st to February 2nd, Seattle’s CannaCon will take place at the Washington State Convention Center. With over 12,000 expected attendees, CannaCon is one of the biggest cannabis conferences in the country. A product of its success, CannaCon has expanded to 3 additional cities: Oklahoma City, Detroit, and Springfield MA.


3. International Cannabis Business Conference – San Francisco

The fifth annual International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) will be held on February 7 and February 8, 2019, in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California. The event provides an expo floor for international cannabis-related companies and aims to feature several speeches by cannabis experts from around the world.


4. New England Cannabis Convention – Boston



The 5th annual New England Cannabis Convention (NECANN) will be held in Boston from March 22 until March 24th at the Hynes Convention Center. Growing each year since inception, 2019 is expecting 350+ exhibitors, 100+ speakers, and over 10k attendees. With retail stores opening in Massachusetts earlier this year, the 2019 convention will be one of the largest, most influential industry events on the East Coast.


5. Cannabis Conference – Las Vegas

From April 1 to April 3, 2019, the third Cannabis Conference will take place in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event will open its gates to speakers, exhibitors and attendees in order to support the cannabis industry through B2B networking and educational presentations.


Didn’t find anything that spoke to you? Aren’t able to make conferences on those dates in those locations? Check out this calendar of events for more conferences and forums near you.



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