If you’re looking for a top quality Hemp-Based CBD Manufacturer, you need to be a regular at hemp industry events.
Events are the best way to stay on the cutting edge. But more importantly, it’s a way to meet amazing new connections. Meeting people you like and can trust is the fastest way to grow the CBD business you care about.
That’s why in today’s article, we’ll go over 20 of the absolute best CBD events happening in 2020. Attending even one of them could be your ticket to meeting the perfect business partner.
- USA CBD Expo 2/13 – 2/15 (Las Vegas, NV)
Billing itself as “The Nation’s Largest CBD Event”, we rate this event as *must attend* for anyone in the industry. The USA CBD Expo is the epitome of what a well organized hemp event can be.
Hosted in the spacious Las Vegas Convention Center, attendees can expect to learn everything from brand marketing to working with regulation. Given the sheer number of attendees and booths, it’s also the perfect place to meet a US based CBD manufacturer.
Over 40 top experts are billed to speak, covering every CBD topic under the sun. Expect breaking news on regulations, cutting edge marketing strategies, brand-new agricultural techniques, and much more.
Plus… 70 degrees in February and world class entertainment doesn’t hurt!
- SXSW Cannabusiness 3/18 – 3/21 (Austin, TX)
South by Southwest may be the most influential festival in the world. It’s where artists like John Mayer and Kid Cudi broke into the mainstream for the first time. And now, with Cannabusiness 2020, SXSW is on the leading edge of Hemp-Based CBD.
SXSW is located in the heart of Austin, TX… one of the most exciting tech hotspots in the nation. This means this event is a MUST if you are doing any kind of business online.
Listen to game-changing presentations during the day, then head over to sixth street to network over drinks. Not only will these three days be some of the most productive you’ve ever had… they’ll also be some of the most fun.
- Hemp Culture Expo 2/15 – 2/16 (San Diego, CA)
Isn’t it nice how winter hemp events are in cities with gorgeous weather? On February 15th, you have the chance to attend San Diego’s first permitted hemp and CBD event.
This new event puts a major emphasis on every aspect of hemp. From clothing retailers to natural healers to US based CBD manufacturers, Hemp Culture Expo has it all.
This event is unique in its focus on hemp culture. This is a great way to learn more about the products you sell. Take careful notes – anything new you learn can be shared with your customers, elevating your brand.
- NECANN 3/20 – 3/22 (Boston, MA)
NECANN is the east coast’s largest hemp event. In 2019, over 9,000 people attended. And this year, they estimate over 10,000!
Although this event continues to grow every single year, it’s still known as an “industry secret”. This is the one event that even the pickiest vendors choose to attend. So when you are looking for QUALITY, this is the place to be.
By going to the event with the most hemp industry professionals and cbd manufacturers in New England, you’re certain to meet someone who can move your business forward in a big, big way.
- Cannabis Conference4/21 – 4/23 (Las Vegas, NV)
Las Vegas is a city full of quality private label hemp manufacturers. If you’re really looking to get ahead in the industry, you’ll find yourself returning there again and again.
We head back there in April for the annual Cannabis Conference. This absolutely massive event features elite speakers, in-depth industry education (including business, agriculture, tech, legal, and much more), and one of the industry’s largest show floors. Here you can meet some of the best US based hemp manufacturers in the business.
For 2020, the Cannabis Conference is adding a new focus on growing hemp and CBD products. So it’s absolutely worth checking out.
- MJ Bizcon 6/3 – 6/4 (New Orleans, LA)
MJ Bizcon is a special event that, in their own words, is the only event “laser-focused on what’s next for the cannabis industry.” Although many events cover the future of hemp, MJ Bizcon zooms in and makes it an almost sole focus.
Therefore, this is the event for vendors who are looking for NEW.
Because the hemp industry grows so quickly, this is an event that can really give you an edge. Both in the new knowledge and new connections you leave with. That’s why no matter where you’re located, it’s worth the flight to New Orleans to attend.
- Cannabis & Hemp Expo 11/23 – 11/24 (Ottawa, Canada)
Although hemp is one of the fastest growing industries on the planet, it’s starting to mature. The Cannabis & Hemp Expo in Ottawa aims to showcase the professional standards the industry has attained.
This attracts the hemp manufacturers with the deepest roots. Think of it like “blue chip” stocks. With the laws and regulations improving in this space, these companies now have commanding positions in the market.
Not only will you learn a lot about the business from rubbing shoulders with them, you could make a business relationship that takes your business to the stratosphere.
- Southern Hemp Expo 8/14 – 8/15 (Nashville, TN)
The Southern Hemp Expo is the largest hemp event south of the Mississippi. And farmers in Tennessee are raving about the most exciting crop of the century… hemp.
This aura of agriculture makes this event especially useful for making connections with a top US Based Hemp Manufacturer. With relaxed regulations, new advancements are being made in growth and farming every year in Tennessee.
At this event you’ll learn about these advancements – and have the chance to work directly with the people developing them.
- National Hemp Expo 2/29 – 3/01 (Louisville, KT)
The National Hemp Expo features over 100 companies ranging from cbd manufacturers to industrial processing. This expo puts a sole focus on hemp and cbd. This makes it a much more “targeted” event for vendors and industry professionals to attend.
Unlike Vegas conferences, here, you will only meet those selling hemp or CBD with legal levels of THC. It’s also a smaller event than some of the others mentioned on this page. The specific focus and smaller size of the event means you are sure to meet the people you need to.
You won’t have to worry about walking for miles through vendors, most of whom sell products you don’t deal with. For this reason, the National Hemp Expo can be a very efficient event to attend depending on your business.
- NoCo Hemp Expo 3/26 – 3/28 (Denver, CO)
Last year, over 10,000 attendees attended the NoCo Hemp Expo. It was so big, they practically overflowed the Crown Plaza Convention Center! This year, the NoCo Hemp Expo is at The Western Complex in Denver. With over 200,000 square feet of space, the event has pledged to reach the next level in 2020.
This year, the NoCo Hemp Expo will feature at least 400 exhibitors. Up to 20,000 people will attend, many of them industry professionals. So many important players attend this event, the key to upgrading your business can be found here.
But you need to plan ahead. Figure out which cbd manufacturersyou’d like to meet with or make a deal with. Plan out how you’ll approach them and what you’ll say.
By being very targeted with your plans, you can make the most of this massive event and change the course of your business for the better.
- Green Bend Farm, Ranch & Hemp Expo 4/8 – 4/10 (Great Bend, KS)
This is another expo that’s highly centered on farming and agriculture. In fact, it includes a lot of exhibitors and panels that aren’t related to hemp at all. So why do I mention it?
Simple: if you’re looking for someone who is highly involved and a top expert hemp manufacturer, this is the place you’ll find them. Because of the broader focus of this event, I mostly recommend it to people who are in the area, or if you have a specific need that it can address.
- Pet CBD Wellness Expo 4/24 – 4/26 (St. Louis, MO)
CBD has taken the pet market by storm. The demand is off the charts. Yet it’s a totally different market than human consumption, and comes with dramatically different rules.
Enter the Pet CBD Wellness Expo.
Here you can learn from the top experts in the field. You can learn all about the latest laws and regulations. You can learn about selling hemp and cbd on Amazon, or anywhere else online. Lastly, here you’ll meet Hemp-Based CBD product manufacturers who design and sell specifically to pets.
- Albany Hemp Fest 5/8 – 5/9 (Albany, GA)
The Albany Hemp Fest is a free two day festival. It includes art, music, and all things hemp, so this is a great event for B2C (business to customer) vendors. Here you can interact directly with your customers, providing free samples, and testing market interest for new products.
Since it does include art and music, it’s a lot of fun. However, if you’re looking for more of a business setting, this isn’t the event for you.
- Hempadelphia 6/6 – 6/7 (Philadelphia, PN)
Hempadelphia is one of the largest hemp and CBD events in the entire northeast. A big focus of Hempadelphia is environmentally conscious living. So if your product or brand has a major focus on sustainability and being “green”, this is the event for you.
It’s also a great way to meet a private label hemp manufacturer with shared values. This ensures your product is the highest quality—and meets your rigorous standards—up and down the supply chain.
- The CBD Expo 4/3 – 4/5 (London, England)
The CBD Expo is England’s largest hemp event of the year. The event focuses on three aspects of the CBD market:
- The benefits and science of CBD
- CBD Food & Drinks
- CBD Beauty & Cosmetics
Like other 5-star events, The CBD Expo features a wide range of world class speakers. On the exhibition floor, expect to sample dozens of CBD products ranging from tinctures to face creams.
If you do business in Europe, this is the perfect event to meet a Hemp-Based CBD product manufacturer.
- Eastern US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo 5/3 – 5/5 (Buffalo, NY)
This May at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, hundreds of top private label CBD manufacturers will meet for a “from seed to sale” expo. As the name implies, this event covers every part of the CBD process. From agriculture, planting and growing… to marketing, advertising, and selling.
This makes it one of the best east coast hemp events to meet business partners. No matter who you need to upgrade your business, you’ll find them at Eastern US Hemp Growers Expo!
- Advancing Industrial Hemp 2020 5/18 – 5/19 (Lincoln Park, CO)
Advancing Industrial Hemp is an event designed to grow the business of everyone who attends. Whether that’s through improving crop management and CBD yield, upgrading soil management, increasing market share, or meeting a business connection who can change everything.
This event features some of the top CBD growers in the country. Masterclasses will be taught on soil analysis, fertilizer and crop nutrition, and pest and weed management.
Advancing Industrial Hemp is an event designed to be incredibly practical. When you leave the event, you will have an arsenal of new tactics you can apply to your business immediately.
- Cannabis Drinks Expo 2020 7/30 (San Francisco, CA)
This is one of the largest events in the USA that specializes on CBD drinks. Hosted by the Beverage Trade Network, the Cannabis Drinks Expo includes all the major players in this space.
Every presentation and part of the event is geared towards businesses in the CBD drinks space. So if you sell drinks, or have any interest in doing so, this niche event is a must attend.
- National US Hemp Growers Conference & Expo 11/09 – 11/11 (Las Vegas, NV)
Vegas again for what may be this fall’s premiere hemp event. Featuring three action packed days of workshops and sessions, the theme of this year is “what happens in Vegas shouldn’t always stay in Vegas.”
It means you’re going to learn from and rub shoulders with the leading players in the CBD and hemp space. And the connections and cutting edge techniques you learn you can take home to grow your business.
With 50+ exhibitors, it’s the perfect place to network and meet amazing people in the industry.
- Europe Canna Expo 10/15 – 10/16 (Zagreb, Croatia)
The Europe Canna Expo is one of the most important events in Europe. It’s attended by an international audience of government leaders, clinicians, press, and consumers.
This year’s conference will feature expert presentations on CBD business, science, cultivation, and patient care. Hosted at the world-class Sheraton Zagreb, the Europe Canna Expo is more than just an event… it’s an experience.
There you have it – the best of the best CBD and hemp expos in 2020. Attending even just one of them will have game changing impacts on your hemp business. That’s why you’ll see the industry leaders at every event.
So join their ranks. Not only will you stay on the cutting edge of hemp, you’ll meet the perfect Private Label CBD Manufacturer for your brand.