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What trade show do you recommend?

Hi all! After wrapping up Indo Expo in Portland and Denver then CannaCon in Seattle, we are looking for one more outstanding trade show this year. I am curious what other’s may have experienced or recommend going further South or East. Although I do believe that this industry has several great shows going, we are also looking toward our ROI and making solid business connections.

I look forward to your feedback and thank you in advance!

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Hey @AgriairApril

Haven’t exhibited there personally, but we have heard very good things about the NECANN shows and will be doing a couple of them this year.

Dan

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I have had the best luck in Vegas at the MJBiz Con. This will be my 4th year exhibiting and my ROI has increased every year I have attended. I have exhibited at several of the smaller expos as have my collegues but the MJBiz is the go to show for us. I walk a few of the smaller ones each year to keep tabs on what is going on but haven’t found the same level of clients anywhere else.

Good luck! Hardest part for me was getting upper management to approve the expenditure the first time. Full speed ahead after that.

Randy

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Hi Randy!

I am a first time exhibitor (in this industry) and am signed up for MJBizCon in Louisiana - any feedback on that show?

Cheryl

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I’ll be watching this post closely!

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First time for that particular show. I did not sign up. I am going to
be in Toronto and Vegas this year though. I have some colleagues going
so I hope I am not missing out on that opportunity. We will see how it
goes. The DC show was not near as good as the Vegas show last year but
still had quality leads come from it. Went for the Toronto show instead
of New Orleans this time…

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Thank you for the feedback. I was just looking into those shows :slight_smile:

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I’ve signed up for Toronto also, since we are in Ontario. Sounds like Vegas is the one to be at though.

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I’ve heard the same thing, I’ll likely be attending the Vegas show this year as well!

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We second that!

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Anyone heading to Canada? We are looking into a few shows there as well. Any thoughts?

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I’ve heard great things about Lift, April!

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@AgriairApril
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@AgriairApril No problem. Happy to help.

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@cheryl Very hard to top this level of show. Bigger every year and no signs of slowing down.

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We’re going to be attending the Cultivation Conference hosted by Cannabis Business Times this year! March 12th-14th, Oakland, CA!

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I’ve been looking into that, maybe a show in Canada possibly an east cost show, I just don’t know which one would be best. NECANN would be great but it is truly just weeks away and I’m not sure we could do that :frowning:

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Can’t wait!!

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Definitely MJBizCon in Vegas every November. You walk a way with a ton of business if you do your networking and brand awareness correctly. Good luck!

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Just walking the exhibit hall is worth every penny in my opinion. That’s close to 100 business cards from this recent CannaCon in less than 2 days and every single one was a real conversation with an invite to followup. There’s plenty of business walking around these things too, it’s not just the vendors. People get tired, they sit down to have a coffee and then more business gets talked about. “Hi, who are you? Oh really, I’m so-and-so.” Connections.

Feeling adventurous? Step outside and have a smoke and toke with some people. I’ve met more underground growers that have given me their numbers and wanting to make connections that were the guys outside smoking the huge blunts. Growers with large acreages that are looking to make more organic (or less visible) connections. They are certainly out there (and attending.) Depends on your type of crowd, scene, target audience, etc I guess.

I’m getting excited just talking about this stuff. When’s the next show?! :rofl:

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