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?!