As outlined in our previous blog post, the countdown has begun to the biggest cannabiz event of the year: Marijuana Business Journal’s MJBizConWeek 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Head back to that post for a rundown on the event and why your business should be there, and keep reading to find out which MJBizConWeek Affiliated Events, booths and workshops we plan on attending, and why. Also be sure to RSVP now for NisconCo’s own free event: An Elevated Mixer.
Details: 12/11/19 — 4:00-9:00 p.m. — Presidential Suite of Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino
Rundown: Join one of the top cannabis PR firms, NisonCo PR, and the Cannabis Marketing Association for an evening of mixing and mingling with the nation’s top cannabis marketing and public relations professionals under one roof. Enjoy appetizers, beverages, music, and fun at the Presidential Suite at the Rio Hotel after Day 1 of MJBizCon. The private Presidential Suite comes with a roof deck, cabana, swimming pool, drinks and ample outdoor space to enjoy the view of Las Vegas from the 50th floor.
This mixer is for NisonCo PR friends and family, Cannabis Marketing Association Members, and their guests as we celebrate MJBizCon in Las Vegas. This is a free event, but guests must be approved by our team in advance.
On this page, you will find a full list of affiliated events as well as links to RSVP/buy tickets for those events.
Details: 12/10/19 — 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. — Mansion 54
Rundown: The National Women of Cannabis Conference is a female-driven organization designed to provide events that engage and empower women in the marijuana and hemp industry. This will be a full day of networking, collaboration and empowerment while highlighting women entrepreneurs and addressing issues and progress in the cannabis industry.
This event is open to all seeking to create an industry of equality.
Details: 12/9/19 — 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. — Residence Inn by Marriott Las Vegas Convention Center
Rundown: Designed for pharmaceutical and medicinal product manufacturers, safety and quality managers, supervisors, internal auditors, consultants, and anyone interested in understanding and meeting the requirements of the GMP Pharmaceuticals EU Directive for medicinal products for human and veterinary use. This training is for interpreting the requirements of the good manufacturing practice (GMP) Pharmaceuticals EU Directive for medicinal products for human and veterinary use, and for Medicinal Products and Active Substances used as Starting Materials with its application in the context of EudraLex Volume 4.
Details: 12/10/19 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. — Westgate Ballroom
Rundown: Join scientific industry leaders for a networking reception following MJBizCon’s Science Symposium, to continue the conversation about science. Enjoy food stations from the Westgate’s award-winning restaurants, and share a cocktail with new friends.
Details: 12/10/19 — 12:30-5:00 p.m. — Location TBD
Rundown: The International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA) presents a special educational event around liquidity events, in conjunction with MJBizCon. This session will center on business exit strategies and liquidity events for your clients, including how to make an exit and help your colleagues realize the gains of their sweat equity. Rounding out INCBA’s 2019 educational arc, these important sessions addressing the issues and mechanics for cannabis business exit strategies and liquidity events will give you the tools you need to best serve your clients.
Details: 12/11/19 — 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. — Westgate Las Vegas Ballroom A
Rundown: Surna presents Operation Cannabis: A Bash for Veterans’ Cannabis Access, a fundraiser for Veterans Cannabis Project. The event will include drinks, hor d’oeuvres, remarks from special guests (TBD), live music, and the opportunity to connect with VCP Executive Director Doug Distaso and veterans who are dedicated to fighting for veterans’ cannabis access.
Details: 12/11/19 — 7:00-10:00 p.m. — Classic Jewel Vegas
Rundown: Take part in an informative panel discussion with cannabis business owners and operators, community leaders and policy makers, be the first to screen a groundbreaking series produced by award winning Urban Grow Media and get a glimpse into the future of social responsibility. The Cannabis Collective is a private event for the media, industry influencers and sponsors.
Details: 12/12/19 – 12/13/19 — Stratosphere Hotel, Business Suite and Casino
Rundown: Ionization Labs will be running live demos of Cann-ID during Day 2 & 3 of MJBizCon, to schedule a demonstration please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831.869.3929
Details: 12/12/19 — 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. — King Solomon’s Table
Rundown: Following the MJBizDaily Awards, Cannabis and Cocktails is a networking event presented by Shannabis in affiliation with MJBIZCON. The event will center around welcoming the first recipients of the Puffy Awards.
Details: 12/12/19 — 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. — The Meet Las Vegas
Rundown: An immersive networking experience to delight all six senses. Beautiful visuals await the eyes, along with a story that unfolds from beginning to end. Inside this unique event, you’ll find sensory delights and a spectacle all throughout the night.
Details: 12/11/19 — 5:00-8:00 p.m. — Waldorf Astoria (residential entrance)
Rundown: Steve Gormley and the International Cannabrands team invite you to an intimate gathering with friends, colleagues, and top cannabis investors as we head into 2020. Join us to mix, mingle, and hear about ICL’s newest developments while enjoying cocktails and appetizers in a gorgeous private residence overlooking the Strip.
Booths and Exhibitors
With nearly 1300 booths and exhibitors on the official list at the time of publication, you will want to plan an itinerary in advance. Here are the resources you’ll need, some tips and a few recommendations from NisonCo.
MJBizCon provides a handy tool for planning all aspects of your conference attendance. It’s a good place to begin laying out workshops and booths you’d like to engage with.
Divide and Conquer
If you have a team travelling to the conference, split your forces to cover more ground. Have your best talkers working on networking, your thriftiest buyers and shrewdest technology experts approaching booths and asking questions. Travelling alone? Your itinerary is an imperative tool in maximizing your conference output.
Used in conjunction with My Show Planner, this venue map enables you to search for exhibitors, booths, product categories and more. The master exhibitor directory here is also helpful, and includes a PDF download of all exhibitors.
Booths Worth a Visit
Dispensary Products and Services:
A full-service, global platform for bringing premium products to market in the burgeoning head shop, smoke shop, dispensary channels, and beyond. Since 2005, Greenlane has worked diligently to build a reputation as the industry leader by meeting the needs of customers, suppliers and the end-users of the products they represent. They have achieved this by offering the most innovative products at competitive prices, providing white glove customer service, and processing orders quickly with unparalleled, highly-efficient operations and logistics.
A customer acquisition platform that specializes in activating and expanding 1st party data for marketing, insights and measurement. Focused in the cannabis industry, Surfside maintains the largest database of CBD and THC consumers to help businesses understand, retain and acquire new customers.
Licensed Producers (Incl. Vertically Integrated)
A vertically integrated supplier of CBD distillate and isolate, supporting producers of CBD-based products in a wide variety of end markets. With its own seed genetics operations, almost 1,700 acres of high-CBD hemp under cultivation, in Center, CO, and major extraction processing capacity, Point3 Farma is able to dependably supply large volumes in this rapidly growing market.
ExtractCraft makes the complicated process creating professional quality concentrates achievable for anyone safely and simply. Their ethanol recovery appliances are easy and safe to use in the home or small business and make achieving high quality extraction achievable for everyone. These appliances work under vacuum, with low heat, to recover almost all the ethanol for reuse, paying you back and paying for itself every time they are used.
Market Intelligence and Consumer Insights
Brightfield is technology-driven market intelligence and consumer insights company focused on the legal CBD and Cannabis industries. Through their unique approach to data-driven solutions, they help uncover impactful answers for difficult business questions and fuel tomorrow’s favorite brands.
There are nearly 90 workshops and add-on programs being offered for MJBizCon this year, meaning your well-planned itinerary is more vital than ever. Check out the agenda for programs here. Many of these events happen on the show floor, making it possible to tune in and out as desired. Topics run from outlooks on the 2020 United States election and its impact on the cannabis industry, to sessions on tips and tricks for lowering tax costs.
A heads up: some programs require additional tickets that may sell out in advance of the conference. So if any of those are unmissable for your company, get tickets now.
Will you be attending the conference events this December? If you’re a journalist, we’d be happy to get you in touch with the exciting companies making announcements at the event. For companies attending, reach out to see how we can help maximize your presence during MJBizConWeek. We hope to see you there!
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