CannaCon is one of the largest cannabis business conventions in the world, presenting 260 vendors working within the cannabis industry and 39 seminars focused on educating the public and cannabis businesses on cannabis related topics. The three-day event has been a staple in the cannabis business world over the last two years, with nearly 6,000 attendees in 2014 and nearly 11,000 in 2015. It’s no secret that 2016’s attendance are expected to exceed last year’s in a major way, presumably bringing the attendee count per thousand well into the teens.
CannaCon’s quick-growing platform as a way for the public to view the cannabis industry conducting business and view a large selection of cannabis lifestyle vendors in one place is showing itself to serve the community well. The event satisfies the needs of many within the cannabis industry, but also supplies amenities for enthusiastic consumers intrigued by the latest and greatest innovations within the industry. With 98,500-square-feet of exhibition space, CannaCon 2016 will bring forth thousands of enthusiasts and consumers, as well as those within the cannabis retail, production and finance industries.
The varied assortment of seminars accessible at CannaCon is one of the event’s stand-out assets, producing leading voices on a variety of topics. 2016’s seminars will include a Q & A with growing authority Kyle Kushman, a breeding course with Adam Dun and a highly anticipated budtenders course with certification by Jerry Whiting of LaBlanc CNE. Seminars covering law, accounting and taxes will also be available to further expand knowledge of the financial law associated with the cannabis industry, and showcase the wide array of financial options for cannabis companies.
Of course, attendees can expect to have their fair share in terms of entertainment, so if you’re attending, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for all those celebrity sightings and signings. CannaCon will as well host a dozen food trucks for attendees’ appetite needs.
As a reminder, the event does take place on federal property, so cannabis smoking is prohibited on-site. CannaCon 2016 begins Thursday, February 18 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues through Sat, Feb. 20 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Pier 91 located at 2001 W. Garfield St., Seattle, 98119. For more information, and to register for free parking, visit www.CannaCon.org.