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Cannabis Trade Shows to Watch this 2022

As cannabis grows in popularity, cannabis trade events and conferences are ideal places for cannabis business owners to learn about the industry's future.

The marijuana industry in the United States is fast booming. And the year 2022 is shaping up to be the most prosperous yet. The market anticipates new strains, technological advancements, and commercial expertise. Visiting such events is a wonderful place to start if you want to be an active market player, interested in specialized innovations, or simply want to be a part of the local cannabis community.


Cannabis trade exhibitions give you the opportunity to meet your peers and build solid relationships with other business individuals from different areas of the industry. Here are some of the best trade shows to look out for this year. 

Cannabis Drinks Expo

Cannabis Drinks Expo, hosted by Beverage Trade Network is a must-attend event for those interested in the future of the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry. Anyone working in the creation, manufacture, distribution, or retailing of cannabis and associated products may find the Cannabis Drinks Expo to be of interest. The conference covers key issues such as the likelihood and timeline for legalization in other countries, as well as the impact of legalized cannabis on traditional alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage markets. Political analysts, medical specialists, and others involved in the development and execution of legalized cannabis into new markets would all benefit from it.

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Mark your calendars for July 28 and August 2, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - July 28, in South San Francisco Conference Centre, SF US

August 2, in Midwest Conference Centre IL, US

Southeastern Hemp & Medical Cannabis Convention

A two-day exhibition with networking opportunities and breakout discussions on medical usage and practices, economic potential in the industry, scientific developments, and local, state, and national legislation pertaining to the nascent cannabis and hemp industries. 

Mark your calendars for May 12 and May 14, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - Cobb Galleria Centre

2 Galleria Parkway Southeast, Atlanta, US 

MJ Unpacked

MJ Unpacked is the very first cannabis event of its kind, bringing together dedicated cannabis retailers, THC CPG manufacturers, and accredited investors for a two-day gathering of networking, collaboration, and capital access. In October 2021, MJ Unpacked had its first conference in Las Vegas, featuring over 100 globally recognized THC CPG brands. The event featured eleven conference sessions focused on retail and brand issues, as well as panel discussions with industry luminaries.

 MJ Unpacked is a fantastic opportunity to network with senior industry decision-makers from licensed operators to active investors. The conference features exclusive networking opportunities, investor pitches, hundreds of THC CPG brand booths, and more. 

Mark your calendars for May 18 - May 20, 2022

Venue for the Expo - New York Hilton Midtown, NYC

NECANN 2022 New York Cannabis Convention

NECANN highlights cutting-edge concepts and high-quality products from around the industry. This event brings together a diverse group of guest speakers as well as some of the most influential members of the local cannabis community all in one place. The exhibitors for this event ensure that everyone walks away from NECANN NY with more knowledge and inspiration to help them succeed in the local cannabis business.  NECANN is a must-attend cannabis industry event for you if you wish to meet influential hemp industry innovators. 

Mark your calendars for August 26 - August 27, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - Albany Capitol Center, 55 Eagle Street, Albany, NY

USA CBD Expo Colombia

CBD Expo Colombia is one of the yearly CBD trade exhibitions. The event takes place in Medellin, Colombia. A crowd of 5,000 people is expected. Learn all about this burgeoning sector from top industry professionals. This expo could be a great opportunity if you want to meet cannabis industry experts or discover clients for your company. CBD, kratom, mushrooms, hemp, nutraceuticals, and other alternative items are all available. Meet the vendors and receive exclusive offers on hundreds of industry-leading products.

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Mark your calendars for May 21- May 22, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - Plaza Mayor , Medellín, Antioquia Colombia 

Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition NYC

New York City is now one of the country's largest cannabis and hemp economic sectors. Dealers and cultivators, entrepreneurs and investors, health specialists, and stockholders will all have the opportunity to network and collaborate at the event. This three-day event offers the industry's best cannabis and hemp business conference programs. CWCBExpo offers the industry's best cannabis and hemp business conference programs. The sessions are instructive, topical, and current, and they cover both the local and national landscapes. The conference program assists you in building your brand, increasing efficiencies, and identifying investment opportunities. The sessions are instructive, topical, and current, and they cover both the local and national landscapes.

Mark your calendars for June 2- June 4, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - Javits Convention Center, New York City

CannaCon Detroit

CannaCon is a one-stop-shop for everything cannabis-related, including cultivation supplies, industry advancements, world-class genetics, business and legal guidance, extraction technology, scientific and financial trends, retail display, marketing, branding, and more. This is one of the major trade fairs, with around 20,000 attendees and 500 exhibitors expected. CannaCon is held in cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Oklahoma City, and New York. This trade exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for a cannabis brand to demonstrate its successes, while guests can learn more about local industry firms to buy from or collaborate with.

Mark your calendars for July 21- July 22, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - TCF Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI, USA.

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Cannabis Conference 

Cannabis Conference has earned a reputation for providing the best level of education to thousands of cultivators, dispensary owners, and extraction experts. This conference is a must-attend for anyone interested in learning more about running a dispensary or cultivating cannabis. Professionals from all over the world will work exclusively with plant-touching cannabis businesses as well as technology and innovation firms. You'll learn about the most effective ways for cannabis growing and cultivation, meet some of the industry's most famous thinkers, and learn about the latest technologies, services, and solutions at this event.

Mark your calendars for August 23- August 25, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - Huntington Place 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI

MJBizCon – Marijuana Business Conference & Expo

MJBizCon is the largest and most anticipated cannabis industry event of the year. It is one of the cannabis trade exhibitions that will bring together over 500 exhibitors and thousands of attendees. This event aids businesses and other market participants in determining the cannabis industry's future. The award-winning event takes place in the Las Vegas Convention Center and features over 250,000 square feet of exhibit space, a three-day conference, pre-show forums, over 140 speakers, and numerous networking and collaboration opportunities. 

Mark your calendars for November 15- November 18, 2022 

Venue for the Expo - Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

It's time to start making plans to go. Don't miss out on these events, whether you're new to the sector or a seasoned cannabis entrepreneur.

Article by Aakriti Rawat, Beverage Trade Network

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