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America's Leading Cannabis Women To Speak at Cannabis Drinks Expo

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24/06/2022 Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC) will be partnering again with Cannabis Drinks Expo to host a rock solid session on the subject of Developing a Female-Led Cannabis Beverage Brand.

Illinois Women in Cannabis (IWC) has assembled a powerhouse panel of female executives who will discuss women as consumers of cannabis-infused beverages and drinks, and the implication of portability, palatability, and sociability on product development, branding, and marketing. 

The panel will be moderated by Amor Montes De Oca, Executive Director at Illinois Women in Cannabis and will be featuring:

1) Meagen Anderson, Director of Wholesale, Highway Horticulture, a Midwest vertically integrated cannabis production facility and wholesaler.

2) Lisa Hurwitz, President of Happi, Michigan's first THC-infused beverage.

3) Wendy Berger, Illinois Women in Cannabis Co-Founder and Board Member & Founder of WBS Equities, LLC.

Meagen Anderson, Lisa Hurwitz,Wendy Berger

(From left to right: Meagen Anderson, Lisa Hurwitz,Wendy Berger).

Established in 2014, Illinois Women in Cannabis has grown into the leading cannabis industry networking organization in Illinois, and is steadily advancing its mission to empower women to build strong cannabis industry relationships, networks, and careers. Its Cannabis Drinks Expo panel of experts are all women and include the chief revenue officer from the beverage category’s leading cannabis-infused brand, the product development advisor for a just-launched cannabis-infused seltzer, the partner and business strategist of a buzzworthy national cannabis brand and shopper marketing agency, and a food and beverage trend-spotter for the nation’s restaurant industry. You will want to join us for this informed and focused discussion on what women want from their infused beverages.


Where and When

August 2, 2022 - Midwest Conference Center 401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164, USA (11 am to 5 pm)

Expo Floor Hours: 11 am to 5 pm

Conference Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Cannabis Drinks Expo, a super hit b2b trade show returns in July, providing the cannabis and drinks industry a unique platform to do business, learn about the category and source amazing brands.

Cannabis Drinks Expo is a b2b event that happens in San Francisco and Chicago annually.

The theme for the 2022 show will be ‘Growing The Category’. The 2022 show will focus on helping anyone looking to get into the category learn and develop new products, it will help existing brands expand into other states by meeting other state manufacturers. It will help retailers and distributors develop their store own brands, it will find new ways cannabis beverages can be marketed and sold. It will find new ways cannabis beverages can be developed to grow end consumer market share. 

The 2022 show will focus on increasing the overall category by showcasing exhibitors who can help do that and by creating networking opportunities and focusing on multi-state bottlenecks that are in place. The show will have an international and national focus instead of a state-based focus. This is where multistate operators will come to find synergies and do business with each other and help the category grow.

Hosted by the Beverage Trade Network, this expo will shine a spotlight on the skyrocketing legal cannabis market and provide insight into its future brimming with opportunity.