FEB. 1 VIP RECEPTION - Experience networking Cali style! We start things off the evening before the conference with our VIP Reception, to be held at the Hyatt Embarcadero from 6-8 PM. This event is fully catered and is a great way to start making connections. Past VIP Reception guests have included Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom, California State Marijuana Czar Lori Ajax, U.S. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Tommy Chong, Steve DeAngelo, and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders. See our Events page for more details.
FEB. 2 CONFERENCE - California legalizes! Starting January 1st, 2018, California will allow for recreational use, as well as implement new regulations for Cannabis industry operators. With rapid changes to business and compliance, monitoring the fast moving dynamics of our rapidly changing industry is a full time job. The International Cannabis Business Conference San Francisco---Northern California's first B2B event since the recent historic election---will bring together top state regulators and industry leaders to discuss permits, business models, and opportunities within the newly enacted laws and landscape. Of course, the International Cannabis Business Conference also famously offers some of the best cannabis industry networking, leveraging our worldwide following to connect wholesalers, brands, distributors, investors and strategic partners. Join us for the longest continuous running cannabis business conference in California. The one and only International Cannabis Business Conference!
FEB. 2 AFTER PARTY - Join after the first day of conference at our exclusive After Party for an unforgettable evening of networking. With previous live performances by hip hop legends KRS One and Del the Funky Homosapien, our After Parties have become the stuff of legend. Free for all ticket holders.
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Reserve your room today and enjoy peace of mind knowing all you have to do is show up. Early bird room rates are good through Dec. 31, 2017. Our previous San Francisco event was booked to capacity so act now to secure your spot at the 2018 International Cannabis Business Conference.
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Keynote Speaker at 2017 Event in San Francisco
American Cultural Icon
Berlin Keynote Speaker 2017
U.S. Republican Congressman
California's First Cannabis Czar at 2017 Event in San Francisco
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