Frequently Asked Questions

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General

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo will take place from July 22-24, 2019 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA. 

The projected attendance is 10,000+ cannabis industry professionals, with 85% having purchasing power or decision-making authority. Read more about who attends Cannabis Business Summit & Expo.

Expo hall hours will 11am -6pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 and 11am - 4pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

We're working hard securing another great keynote speaker for Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019. Stay tuned for exciting details!

Pass Descriptions & Registration

  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of July 23-24, 2019
  • Access to more than 120,000 square feet of expo floor and more than 400 exhibitors on July 23-24, 2019
  • Customize your event experience by attending the sessions most relevant to you
  • Lunch access on the expo floor
  • Access to all available speaker slides and MP3s on-demand post-conference 
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on July 22, 2019 requires separate purchase
  • Access to all keynote and breakout sessions of July 23-24, 2019
  • Customize your event experience by hopping between themed tracks to attend the sessions most relevant to you
  • Lunch access on the expo floor
  • Access to all available speaker slides and MP3s on-demand post-conference 
  • Access to Pre-Summit programs on July 22, 2019 requires separate purchase
  • Access to more than 120,000 square feet of expo floor and more than 400 exhibitors on July 23-24, 2019
  • Lunch access on the expo floor

No, discount codes do not apply to all products. Registration discounts apply only to the "Conference & Expo Pass" full ticket.

Yes. You may transfer your registration to your lucky colleague. Be sure to give us as much notice as possible, otherwise they’ll be wondering why their name badge has your name on it.

You should receive a confirmation receipt from [email protected] immediately after your transaction is completed. If you do not see the email in your inbox then please be sure to check your spam folder in case it got flagged as spam.

Yes. Not all sessions prepare PowerPoint presentations but for those that do, we be emailing a bit.ly link to you during the event so you can download the presentations slides in a PDF format. Don’t worry, we have several staff on-site that can answer any questions about any problems accessing conference materials online.

Hotel & Travel

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 will be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center located at 150 West San Carlos Street in San Jose, CA 95113.

Read more about the venue here.

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo 2019 has four official hotels and one additional hotel will be added soon:

Hilton San Jose
300 S Almaden Boulevard
San Jose, CA 95110 

San Jose Marriott
301 S Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113 

The Fairmont San Jose
170 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110

You can register and book any of these hotels at the same time here 

How do I get to Cannabis Business Summit & Expo?

You may find directions to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center here.

There is a paid lot parking at the Center as well as several other street and lot parking options in the area. See here for complete parking information.

Exhibiting

Please contact [email protected] to discuss pricing for expo space and sponsorships. All exhibitors must be National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) members to exhibit. Membership must be current and in good status at the time of the event date to set up on the show floor. There will be no exceptions to the membership requirement.

Floor plan can be viewed here. Contact [email protected] to discuss booth space availability.

You may get more information about exhibiting at Cannabis Business Summit & Expo by reaching out or contact us at [email protected]

  1. NCIA events have the highest concentration of legitimate buyers and sellers over any other industry trade show
  2. Over 70% of our attendees have decision-making power, with the remaining 30% having influence over the decision-making process
  3. Have your company represented among the most successful and well-known companies in the industry
  4. Meet with attendees across all areas of the industry, including cultivation, extraction, science laboratories, infused product manufacturers, retail, and many more
  5. Join forces with the only national industry association representing YOUR business needs and advocating for cannabis reform at the federal level
  6. Be part of an award-winning event! Cannabis Business Summit & Expo was winner of Trade Show Executive’s Fastest 50 Award in 2016, honoring the fastest-growing trade shows held in the U.S., the winner of The Denver Post’s The Cannabist Golden Pineapple Award in 2016 for Best Business Event, and #1 Fastest Growing Annual Trade Show in the U.S. in 2017.
  7. Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is one of only two cannabis industry trade shows to be recognized and verified by the Trade Show Industry.

For the past five NCIA conferences, exhibit floor space has sold out about 1-2 months in advance of the event date. We recommend securing your booth at least two months in advance. Please contact us [email protected]. NOTE: All exhibitors must be National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) members to exhibit. Membership must be current and in good status at the time of the event date to set up on the show floor. There will be no exceptions to the membership requirement.

NCIA Membership

NCIA is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. NCIA is leading the campaign to ensure our businesses are treated fairly under federal law. Below is an overview of NCIA member benefits. To learn more about membership, please visit NCIA's website.

Business intelligence

NCIA members receive exclusive free access to real-time consumer market data through the GreenEdge online portal, brought to members in partnership with BDS Analytics. The portal provides NCIA members with standardized measures of industry sales performance and growth from the four most developed adult retail marijuana markets: California, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon (more states to come!).

Recognition

NCIA members stand out in a rapidly growing industry because they are recognized as responsible businesses that have agreed to a basic code of ethics and are invested in the future of the cannabis industry through their support for NCIA’s work. Members are listed in our online membership directory (with higher level members getting prefered placement), which is a go-to resource for industry leaders. Members also receive a digital “member badge” for their website as well as a sticker and certificate to hang in their facility.

Speaking opportunities

NCIA members may apply to present at any of the association’s national conferences or regional networking events; Cannabis Caucuses, Industry Socials and Harvest Celebrations.

Discounts and exclusive services

NCIA members are eligible for exclusive discounts on products and services within the association’s network. Many members report covering 100% of their membership dues or even a net-savings by joining NCIA and taking advantage of member discounts.

Also:

  • All NCIA members have placement in our membership directory on our website. Sponsoring and Sustaining members get their logo instead of just the name.
  • Member News Submission Form for press releases and company news.
  • Member Blog Posts, to be featured on our site and in our newsletter.
  • Free/discounted registration to our ever-growing list of events.
  • NCIA Committees including Infused Products, Legal & Banking, Marketing & Advertising, and more!

Networking Events

NCIA Members enjoy free and discounted registration to our ever-growing list of events, including our Cannabis Caucuses, Industry Socials and Harvest Celebrations. Find out more about each event series here.

To learn more about how to become an NCIA member, please visit NCIA's Website or contact Membership Manager, Jon Dinh at [email protected].

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