The International Cannabis Business Conference is gearing up for a momentous event in Vancouver, British Columbia, this June 24th-25th, just a few months before Canada legalizes across the nation, but the premier industry conference is already making big plans for 2019, including a third trip to Berlin, Germany. Already established as the foremost B2B cannabis industry gathering in Europe, with more than 1,000 attendees from over 50 countries at the most recent event, the 2019 Berlin ICBC is poised to be the biggest and best industry conference yet. Go ahead and start planning to be in Germany March 31st to April 2nd, 2019, at the Maritim ProArte Hotel as the Berlin ICBC will be THE cannabis industry event of the year.
Germany’s medical program has seen tremendous growth since the first Berlin ICBC last year. In a year, the number of German qualified cannabis patients jumped from about 1,000 to more than 15,000. Some analysts expect the number of patients to hit 30,000 soon in the EU powerhouse as medical cannabis goes more mainstream and more doctors start prescribing its use. With insurance companies covering the cost of cannabis and the nation to start issuing cultivation licenses to local businesses for the first time, it is easy to see that the German medical scene will continue to expand, paving the way for full legalization in the near future.
The 2017 and 2018 Berlin ICBCs featured prominent entrepreneurs, investors, advocates, and political officials from Germany, and around the world, and the 2019 version will continue the tradition of combining business, politics, and culture like no other business conference. No other event brings together German leaders like Dr. Franjo Grotenherman, Georg Wurth, and Dr. Wieland Schinnenberg to the same stage as Canada’s Jamie Shaw, Robert Laurie, Ben Rispin, and Clint Younge and Americans Nic Easley, Jamie Pearson, and Kris Krane, where Henry Rollins is keynoting, and after-party entertainment includes the likes of Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs or hip-hop legend KRS-One. And cannabis comic and activist (and about to be featured on Netflix), Ngaio Bealum, always keeps attendees engaged and entertained.
The cannabis legalization movement has proven to be a worldwide fight with global momentum, and the ICBC is so pleased to be a part of this historic struggle for freedom (with jobs and revenue an added bonus!). With Canada (the leading cannabis exporter) set to legalize this summer, and the United States continuing to make positive steps at the federal level, it is only a matter of time before Germany ends cannabis prohibition and the rest of the EU follows. Now is the time to get involved with the cannabis movement and industry. Secure your tickets now as the event will sell out and be a part of history.