The Marijuana Business Conference [MJBizCon] is bringing cannabis industry leaders together at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 19-22, 2021.
The conference is one of the most established industry events of its kind and will be marking its tenth annual event.
The show will kick off with a discussion from MJBiz CEO Chris Walsh on the ‘State of the Industry and Predictions for 2022.’
Walsh’s discussion will be followed up by two other panels: ‘Reality Check: A Deep Dive into U.S. Cannabis Legalization–Is Your Business Prepared?’ and ‘Clash of the Titans: Can Cannabis Culture and Big Business Coexist?’.
This year’s convention will feature 1,100 exhibitors and more than 70 hours of educational content from 140 speakers. New format changes and additions include:
• MJBizCon teaming up with Hall of Flowers, the leading event for cannabis retail buyers and brands to offer an experience with unparalleled purchasing and networking opportunities for the cannabis industry.
• A ‘Closing Keynote’ on October 22 at 9:00 AM PT will feature Daymond John, Founder/CEO of FUBU, Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank and CEO of The Shark Group sharing entrepreneurial inspiration and insight on the final day of the event. Expo floor opens immediately after at 10:00 AM PT.
• Early digital content on Thursday, October 14 will run from 9:00 AM – 3:45 PM PT (available on-demand only) with a focus on Canada and Global Markets aimed at international investors, C-Suite executives, and founders. Digital content from select sessions will continue throughout the event.
• FOUR pre-show forums on Wednesday, October 19 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center: MJBizFinance Forum, Hemp Industry Daily Forum, Science Symposium, and Associations Day. (Ticketing for these sessions is each sold separately.)
• New on the expo floor, the MJBizCon LIVE Stage will play host to exhibitors demonstrating new products and technologies.
“We are thrilled by the enthusiasm and support we are receiving from the industry about coming back together at MJBizCon,” said Walsh said in a press statement. “One thing we have all learned through the pandemic is that relationships thrive on face-to-face connections.
Among other changes, this year’s event will also be implementing COVID safety precautions, including a mask requirement for all attendees and more space for social distancing. The event is not requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, but guidelines may be subject to change according to the convention’s website.
“We are increasing space for COVID safety and continue to work closely with the Las Vegas Convention Center and Clark County Nevada to ensure protocols are in place for a safe event,” added Jess Tyler, senior vice president of events and sales for MJBiz. “The positive feedback pouring in from our MJBizCon alumni who are excited to return to Las Vegas is overwhelming. We’re looking forward to returning better than ever.”
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