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What – The 2nd Annual California Cannabis Business Expo is the leading forum in one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. This event is the focus for decision makers in the cannabis industry including; current business owners and managers, entrepreneurs starting a cannabis business, investors providing private equity & resources, and professional and business service providers.
When – March 3 – 5, 2016
Where – The California Cannabis Business Expo will take place at the Hilton Union Square in San Francisco. The Expo, located in the Grand Ballroom, features 30,000 square feet of space all in one room for the best quality networking. The summit sessions will take place in adjoining ballrooms with more than 24,000 square feet. Attendees will have access to private rooms with capacities ranging from 20 to 200 attendees for meetings, private events and presentations to further their specific business goals and objectives.
Why CA – Based on estimates by California NORML, there are now more than 750,000 and as many as 1,125,000 medical marijuana patients in California. The total estimated number of medical marijuana patients is 564,000 for all other states combined.
California is a hotbed for startup activity and now ranks as the most popular market for entrepreneurs starting marijuana companies. Kauffman Foundation estimates that 38% of the total U.S. venture capital and angel investment capital comes from the Bay Area. The Marijuana Investor Summit and Business Expo will significantly increase exposure for ALL participants wishing to gain access to capital.
Who – The California Cannabis Business Expo attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers will read like the “Who’s Who” in cannabis! Connect with corporate officers from publicly traded companies, management of the largest providers of ancillary products, owners / operators for cultivation / dispensary companies, qualified investment funds, private equity firms, family offices, leading angels, up and coming entrepreneurs, emerging brands, award winning infused product producers, expert service providers from accounting and legal firms – you name it and they will be here!
History –The first Marijuana Summit and Business Expo held in Denver in April of 2015 received accolades from all in attendance. The energy, networking, education and business created at our first show firmly placed this event as a leader in the industry. San Francisco in 2016 will be bigger, better and provide the highest quality networking and education held in the cannabis industry. Our goal is to be the BEST professional B2B event in the industry while providing the most value for each and every person that attends and participates.