San Francisco | October 30, 2020

Chicago | November 3, 2020


The Journey to Success: Your First Few Thousand Stores

At the 2nd Cannabis Drinks Expo, Andrew Paladino from CBD Living will discuss how to turn your cannabis beverage brand into a success story.

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As a whole, the beverage share of the cannabis market is just 1%, as compared to edibles and inhaling cannabis. However, the interest seen in the cannabis beverage market is much higher than that. So, what is stopping brands from finding the road to success?

When starting, there is definitely a point where it is time to press go and charge ahead to get to market.

At the 2nd edition of the Cannabis Drinks Expo, Andrew Paladino - VP of Wholesale Sales at CBD Living Water - will discuss how to turn your cannabis beverage brand into a success story. A lot of times, brands know what to do, but don’t know how or when to do it.

In his session, Paladino will discuss his journey in the industry alongside other companies and products seen in the marketplace. He will be highlighting:

  • Common business themes

  • Issues

  • Strategies to help emerging cannabis beverage brands.

Strategy in the cannabis beverage business is most likely as logical as implementation, like when you have your product nailed down, you have production down, your warehouse is leased and you are ready to get your product to market.

Now what? This question is faced by many and only overcome by few. To solve this, and give emerging brands a detailed plan on things, Paladino will be discussing and covering:

  • Common obstacles

  • Typical day-to-day issues

  • Market factors

  • Production factors

  • Customer service questions

Pretty much everything he has witnessed while distributing CBD Living’s products to an emerging market.

Not completely outside the sphere, the discussion will also be on future issues to be expected, political shifts, media perception and consumer safety questions that are bound to arise for almost every company seeking to enter into the cannabis beverage space. This will be an up-to-date talk with current issues to be faced in the cannabis drinks space from 2020 and on.

Andrew Paladino has been working in Cannabis for well over 20 years with industry experience dating back far before the legalization movement. With connections to many of the successful and respected brands on the market today, he is able to successfully provide insights into the world of Cannabis drinks and products that can be of value to anyone fresh into this area of business. He has been working with CBD Living for 4, nearly 5 years and has watched countless ebbs and flows of an industry that is in a constant shift.

Other speakers at the 2020 Cannabis Drinks Expo include

Speakers who will be delving into the ins and outs of the cannabis drinks industry throughout the day at CDE 2020 include:


About Cannabis Drinks Expo

Cannabis Drinks ExpoCannabis Drinks Expo is a must-attend event for those curiously eying the future of the burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry.

We also cover the key issues surrounding the likelihood and timescale for legalization to other countries, as well as the impact of legalized cannabis on the traditional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks markets globally.

Who should Visit?

Cannabis Drinks Expo promises to be relevant for anyone involved in the development, production, distribution and retailing of cannabis and related products. It will also provide a vital networking opportunity for political analysts, medical experts and those involved in the development and implementation of legalized cannabis into new markets.

Attend Cannabis Drinks Expo in preferred city

Who should exhibit?

If you’re serious about the cannabis drinks category, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Cannabis Drinks Expo, our goal is to empower you with knowledge, network, and platform so you can grow and build your cannabis drinks business. CDE is where you will find cannabis brands and suppliers who are serious about building their business in this category exhibit.

Exhibit in preferred city

Potential exhibitors include (but not limited to): Medical marijuana producers, Cannabis growers, Cannabis producers/ product developers, Cannabis processors, Cannabis distributors/transporters, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Branded drinks companies, Drinks manufacturers/producers, Pharma companies, Equipments and service providers, CBD manufacturers, Marijuana-Infused products and edibles providers, Testing and laboratory services, Logistics and supply chain operators, Drinks distributors/wholesalers, Drinks importers, Lobbyists/ public affairs businesses, Political advisors, and more.

Important: The Cannabis Drinks Expo has been postponed to October 30, 2020, in San Francisco, and November 03, 2020, in Chicago, due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The decision was made to ensure the safety and health of those involved, including our team, visitors, and exhibitors.

Learn about new trends and key market forecasts at the 2020 Cannabis Drinks Expo. Get your visitor pass today.