MLast week, thousands of cannabis industry professionals came to Las Vegas for the 5th Annual Marijuana Business Conference. It is by far the longest running, biggest and most respected cannabis trade show event – featuring the industry’s leading entrepreneurs, advocates and investors – and is growing each year at an astounding rate.
I had never attended this conference before. While I genuinely enjoy and thrive in networking situations, this one was big enough even I had a hard time keeping up. However, although it may have been slightly overwhelming for some, the attendance and enthusiasm that was apparent in the atmosphere at the conference was absolutely inspiring. There were 10,881 attendees this year, almost double what the conference saw last year in 2015, where there was 5,561 attendees. The conference sold out certain items starting on Tuesday (11/15), but most rolled into Wednesday.
“The demand for attendance exceeded our expectations. We were able to accommodate as many people as the rooms would fit,” said Marijuana Business Daily. I think we exceeded the expectations of many…who knew this would almost double in size in a year’s time?