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November 16-18

US (NV): 35,000 industry professionals to gather at MJBizCon

MJBizCon is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 16-18, 2022. Along with MJBizCon, the reMind Psychedelics, Business Forum, also owned by Emerald’s Xcelerator Division, CannaVest Institutional Investment Conference, and the Hall of Flowers Experience events will comprise MJBizCon Week, beginning Tuesday, November 15.

Now in its 11th year, MJBizCon is where more than 35,000 cannabis industry professionals convene for unparalleled networking, start-up funding, alliance creation, and fact-based insights on growth projections, regulatory reform, politics, and business management. In short, MJBizCon is where vendors, executives, and entrepreneurs gain a competitive advantage in an industry expected to generate $52.6 billion in retail sales by 2026.

Chris Walsh, CEO of MJBiz will deliver his ‘State of the Industry and Predictions for 2023’ on Wednesday, November 16. He will address the current cannabis climate and opportunities for future growth. Topics include: the mid-term election and how it will it impact the
industry, mature and emerging market woes and opportunities, the strategies companies should be employing now to overcome industry growing pains, and whether federal reform is gaining momentum.

The 2022 event will showcase over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 70 hours of educational content from 170 speakers.

MJBizCon’s agenda is carefully curated to deliver value for businesses and enterprises at all stages: from education to development to launch and growth and expansion. The Main Stage will feature a diverse lineup of both cannabis industry leaders and successful mainstream executives providing exclusive insights:

  • A one-on-one on-stage interview with Cookies Co-founder and CEO Berner. Berner has mastered branding and global expansion in the cannabis industry. He’ll shed light on how he has carved a sizable presence in the market and jumped many hurdles in both life and
  • Rhonda Kallman is a trailblazer in the alcoholic beverage industry. Kallman founded the Boston Beer Company (producers of Sam Adams) and now runs Boston Harbor Distillery. She will provide insight from decades of business, branding, and marketing expertise from an industry with many parallels to cannabis.
  • A ‘Power Panel’ featuring cannabis business leaders Nancy Whiteman (Co-founder and CEO, Wana Brands), Ruben Lindo (Founder, Blak Mar Farms, LLC), Troy Datcher (CEO, The Parent Company), Toi Hutchison (President and CEO, Marijuana Policy Project) and Peter Caldini (CEO, Acreage Holdings) will address current cannabis challenges, trends, and opportunities.
  • SIX pre-show forums start on Tuesday, November 15, at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel (next to the Convention Center): MJBizFinance Forum, MJBiz Hemp + CBD Forum, MJBiz
    Marketing Forum, MJBiz Science Symposium, reMind Psychedelics Business Forum, and Associations Day. (Ticketing for these sessions are each sold separately.)

The new expo-floor spans two floors of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall. Divided into industry sectors including cultivation, processing, packaging & lab services, business
services and retail/dispensary, exhibitors showcase new tech solutions, supplier offerings, and processing equipment.

Additional experiential exhibits include the return of Hall of Flowers, First-Timers Open House, Innovations Product Showcase, and the Exhibitor Spotlight theater. Recharge at ‘The Joint’ (first floor) or ‘Elevation Lounge’ (second floor) to hydrate, plugin, or meet up. Come outside to ‘The Patio,’ a newly added outdoor gathering space for fresh air, games, DJs, drinks, and more. Participate in audience meet-ups taking place for cultivator, manufacturer, retailer and global

With a new scholarship program, pop-ups from Women Grow and Black Cannabis Magazine, ongoing efforts for speaker diversity, and networking functions focused on women and the BIPOC communities will make MJBizCon 2022 more inclusive than ever.

“MJBizCon is a great place to collectively support each other and the industry as we look to brighter days ahead. We will capitalize on emerging opportunities, learn from new powerhouse states like New York and New Jersey, and build on the momentum coming out of federal changes to come,” said Chris Walsh, CEO MJBiz.

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