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Why attend Cannabis Drinks Expo?

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15/02/2023 There are several reasons why you need to attend a cannabis drinks expo

Networking opportunities: The Cannabis drinks expo brings together industry professionals, business owners, and entrepreneurs, providing a platform for them to connect and network with others in the field.

Product launches and demonstrations: Expos are a great platform for companies to showcase their new and innovative products, as well as demonstrate how they are used.

Education and market insights: Many expos feature seminars and workshops that provide education and insights into the latest trends, technologies, and regulations in the cannabis drinks market.

Staying up-to-date: The cannabis drinks industry is rapidly evolving, and expos provide an opportunity for attendees to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest developments.

Making connections with suppliers and manufacturers: Expos are a great place to meet with suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors and learn about new products, materials, and technologies.

Access to new products and services: Cannabis drinks expos often have vendors and exhibitors showcasing their products and services, providing attendees with access to the latest and greatest in the industry.

Overall, attending a cannabis drinks expo can provide valuable opportunities for professionals to learn, network, and stay up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry.

The theme for the year was “Growing The Category” and Cannabis Drinks Expo saw significant category growth with the support of all the exhibitors and visitors who believe and are passionate to pull the reins harder. The 2023 theme is broken down into four major pillars below.


Creating end-user demand is one of the biggest challenges our category of cannabis drinks faces. To increase consumer knowledge of cannabis beverages, CDE will collaborate with speakers, attendees, exhibitors, and the media. The eventual customer demand will assist dispensaries and stores in stocking cannabis beverages, assisting the entire supply chain.


The second pillar of CDE will be educating end consumers about the technical aspects of cannabis beverages and the benefits of "trying" them. In the upcoming 12 months, CDE will collaborate with important influencers to inform current cannabis users about cannabis drinks and craft beer, wine, and spirits lovers about how cannabis beverages may also be consumed socially.


One of the most frequent comments CDE received was that it would be beneficial to have additional state co-packers and MSOs at both sites because they are essential to removing some of the legal and logistical barriers in the US market. In 2023, CDE will endeavor to secure show space for top MSOs and co-packers. The distribution of both established and emerging brands will be aided by this.


An international and multistate panel and discussions on how brands can partner with US companies and how US companies may partner with foreign companies to thrive will be held in 2023, which will also prioritize attracting international participants. All the above pillars will focus on one main goal, i.e. “Growing the category.”


San Francisco Location and Dates:

South San Francisco Conference Center. July 27, 2023 - Expo Floor Hours: 11 am to 5 pm. *Conference Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Chicago Location and Dates:

Morgan MFG, 401 N Morgan St Suite #204A, Chicago IL 60642. August 1, 2023 - Expo Floor Hours: 11 am to 5 pm. *Conference Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

Your day at the conference will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions. The morning sessions are from 9 am to 11 am and the afternoon sessions are from 1 pm to 3 pm. You will be able to walk around the expo floor and meet exhibitors during your breaks. Lunch will be served from 1 pm to 2 pm and is included in your conference ticket. After the expo floor closes at 5 pm, you may walk into the after-event party in the same venue. Please note that the cocktail party ticket needs to be purchased separately unless you get your conference ticket during your launch week by January 13, 2023.

What Is Special About Super Early Bird Pricing?

Cannabis Drinks Expo conference tickets go on sale with super early bird pricing from January 15 to February 28, 2023. Your conference ticket will be priced at $299 for all the sessions. It includes expo floor entry and lunch and as a bonus it also includes cocktail party passes worth $50. The expo floor pass pricing is also at the super early bird of just $39. Prices go up from March 1, 2023.

Who's Speaking at Cannabis Drinks Expo San Francisco 2023?

1. Paul Weaver Director, Head of Cannabis at The Boston Beer Company (he/him)

2. Christopher Joseph Co-Founder, Wyld and Founder & CEO, Cascade Spirits

3. Jodi Green Attorney at Miller Nash LLP

4. Maha Haq Director of Retail Marketing at StateHouse Holdings

5. Randy Reed Cannabis Scientist, Lehua Brands

6. Darnell Smith Founder & CEO, MXXN

7. Paulo Sobral General Manager at Cann

8. Jason Vegotsky CEO, of Petalfast

More speakers are being added and you will be able to see the full list here.

What will you learn at Cannabis Drinks Expo Conference?

The conference will take a deep dive into the category. Speakers who are experts in this will provide you with actionable insights to help you save money with the expensive lessons that they have learned, they will provide you with knowledge of the current and future landscape of the industry so you can plan your business trajectory, they will provide you with appropriate knowledge to spot upcoming opportunities. 

The cannabis industry is multiplying, and with legalization spreading to more states, it will only get bigger. The latest edition of the Cannabis Drinks Expo will allow attendees to learn more about this exciting new industry.

Who is this for?

For anyone curious about the future direction of the cannabis drinks industry in the United States, the place to be in 2023 will be the Cannabis Drinks Expo. The event is for people looking to get into cannabis drinks, existing cannabis drinks brand owners, and supply chain partners who are helping the cannabis drinks industry.

Networking Party

Don’t miss the cocktail party at the same venue from 5 pm to 7 pm. Grab a drink or two and network with speakers, exhibitors, and peers. You get free access to this if you book your Cannabis Drinks Expo conference tickets before January 13 (in the launch week).

Can’t attend in person? Secure the recorded sessions with an all-track pass

We'd love to see you in person and hang out with us, learn, network, and also have a drink at the after-party! However, if you'd prefer to attend virtually, the PowerPoint and videos of the speakers’ talks will be available. You will be able to watch all the sessions in your own time and have access to Powerpoint presentations so you can learn and apply the information in your business.

Pricing for Cannabis Drinks Expo In-Person Conference Sessions

January 14, 2023, to February 28, 2023 - $299 (Super Early Bird).

March 1, 2023, to May 10, 2023 - $399 (Early Bird).

May 11, 2023, onwards - $499 (Regular).

*All conference tickets are fully refundable 60 days before the event. All conference tickets include lunch, coffee & pastry and expo floor entry. The launch pricing conference ticket also includes access to the cocktail party.

Pricing for Cannabis Drinks Expo Floor

January 14, 2023, to February 28, 2023 - $39 (Super Early Bird).

March 1, 2023, to May 10, 2023 - $49 (Early Bird).

May 11, 2023, onwards - $59 (Regular).

So go ahead and secure your seat at the best deal by grabbing your conference pass in the launch week. Chicago visitor tickets | San Francisco visitor tickets