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Chicago | August 3, 2020


Cannabis Drinks Expo Coming to Chicago in Summer 2020

Following the successful launch of the first-ever Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco in July 2019, event organizers Beverage Trade Network have announced a follow-up Cannabis Drinks Expo event in Chicago for Summer 2020.

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The one-day event will take place on August 3, 2020, and will consist of both a business conference and a trade show floor for exhibitors. For anyone thinking of getting involved in the fast-growing cannabis drinks category, the upcoming Cannabis Drinks Expo in Chicago offers the perfect platform for growth.
The primary reason to attend the Cannabis Drinks Expo in Chicago is the chance to meet new high-quality partners with expertise in growing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, packaging and branding. A tradeshow floor enables participants to interact with these partners directly, find out what types of services they offer and see how they can help to bring new products to market.

Note: If you are interested to exhibit/attend either in San Francisco or Chicago or both, you may Register Your Interest Here to book with discounted rates

We liked the energy and enthusiasm of attendees. We met a lot of potential customers. The event exceeded our expectations - Green Taste Flavors & Consulting | 2019 CDE SF Exhibitor

The list of exhibitors at the Cannabis Drinks Expo in Chicago will include producers, manufacturers, distributors, brand owners, branding experts, law firms and packaging experts. If you are missing expertise in one of these key areas, this is your chance to connect and establish new relationships. Throughout the event, there will be plenty of networking opportunities to meet one-on-one and discuss and how to bring a new product to market, especially in the dynamic Midwest region of the United States.

The Cannabis Drinks Expo in Chicago will follow the same format as the recently concluded Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco, which attracted over 80 exhibitors, hundreds of participants, and an all-star list of speakers that included beverage executives, branding experts, mixologists, scientists, and legal experts. Top speakers included Bill Silver, CEO of Cannacraft, and Jeff Maser, President, and CEO of Tinley Beverages.

2019 Speakers  |  Register Interest for 2020

“The decision to add another cannabis drinks event in Chicago just made a lot of sense,” said Sid Patel, CEO, and Founder of Beverage Trade Network. “In the lead-up to the San Francisco show this year, we received a lot of positive feedback about organizing an event for the Midwest. Chicago has the potential to become an influential new hub for the cannabis industry, and we’re excited to debut the new event next year.”

As a result of attending the Cannabis Drinks Expo, participants will be able to accelerate their time to market and start making new sales faster. At the event, it will be possible to find partners who can handle the branding, packaging, and marketing of any cannabis-infused drinks product. During the business conference part of the event, participants will learn the tools, approaches, methodologies and strategies that will jump-start product sales. Presentations and seminars will cover everything from product creation to product marketing. Along the way, attendees will learn about new consumer trends that have the potential to disrupt the market.
The Cannabis Drinks Expo is the only show in North America completely dedicated to the business of cannabis drinks products. This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. By some estimates, the cannabis industry is growing at a 20% compound annual growth rate. And now, with the legalization of recreational marijuana in states beyond the West Coast, we could be at the tipping point of another vast wave of growth in the industry.