Participant Notice

July 22–24, 2019
San Jose, CA

Industry Alert: Beware Fraudulent Solicitations

The National Cannabis Industry Association has been the target of some groups that are trying to take advantage of our growing industry event. Cannabis Business Summit® participants are getting numerous phone calls and e-mail messages from individuals offering all types of services from fake hotel & travel arrangements to attendee list sales.

Please note that NCIA and its vendors DO NOT sell its exhibitor or attendee lists.  Companies who do this are not affiliated with NCIA in any way. Do not click on any links from e-mails from these types of accounts or from any that look suspicious. Fraudulent emails and/or website domains include: “,” “,” “,” “,” “,” “,” "," "," "@reachleadez," "," "@prospex1," and "". 

Please see below a list of approved NCIA vendors

The most absurd and frequent solicitations are coming from housing companies for room reservations at our host hotels in the immediate area of the show and alleged list-management companies that claim that they have the NCIA summit and expo attendee lists. If you are contacted about either of these offerings, they are scams! NCIA DOES NOT work with housing companies, nor do we sell or share our attendee list with contact information.

If you receive a solicitation from a third party or from any person or business that claims to be an authorized vendor or makes it seem as though they are affiliated with NCIA, we ask that you forward the information on to Kara Mignanelli, Esq. ( or call 619.810.1931.

Official Cannabis Business Summit Vendors

  • Global Strategic Management Institute (GSMI) — Event Operator (Event Production, Marketing, Exhibitor & Attendee Ticket Sales, etc.)
  • Hilton San Jose — Host Hotel.
    To make reservations visit the Hotel/Travel page.
  • Marriott San Jose  Host Hotel.
    To make reservations visit the Hotel/Travel page.
  • The Fairmont San Jose Host Hotel.
    To make reservations visit the Hotel/Travel page.
  • The Hyatt San Jose — Host Hotel
    To make reservations visit the Hotel/Travel page.
  • Expo Convention Contractors Inc. General Service Contractor (Exhibitor booth Furnishings, Transportation, Material Handling, etc.)

If you receive a call or email from a third party offering services and you are interested, we ask that you check with Kara Mignanelli, Esq. ( to verify the services before contracting.

Cannabis Business Summit Team

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