You may recognize the name George Zimmer from his commercials for his company, Men’s Wearhouse. He ends every commercial with, ‘You will love the way you look, I guarantee it.’ I have pointed out to a lot of people that are not necessarily cannabis supporters that George Zimmer is. I always first establish who he is, and that he’s very successful and recognizable. Everyone I talk to can agree that he has an impressive track record. Then I hit them with the ‘you know he supports cannabis reform too, right?’
The look on some people’s faces are priceless. I can literally see the stereotypes that they have believed for so long being torn apart in their minds. If a guy like George Zimmer can get on the right side of history, so can just about everyone else. George Zimmer represents a growing number of professional, successful people that are coming out of the shadows to support reform and dip their toes into the marijuana industry. George Zimmer will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition that is taking place in Los Angeles, California from September 16-18. Below is a press release about George Zimmer’s keynote designation:
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo in LA) is pleased to announce that the iconic founder of Men’s Wearhouse and zTailors, George Zimmer, will be its headline Keynote Speaker. Taking place September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the premier trade show and conference for the legalized and medical marijuana industries.
As a renowned business leader, and one of the early pioneers of Conscious Capitalism’s stakeholder model, Mr. Zimmer started what would become the largest men’s tailored clothing company in America. In his role as Founder, Chairman, CEO & TV spokesperson, he guided Men’s Wearhouse with a workingman’s ethos that valued his employees and his customers equally with his shareholders, creating an enjoyable service-oriented experience.
“I value all stakeholders, not just the shareholders,” says George Zimmer.
Mr. Zimmer is once again revolutionizing the apparel industry with his new venture that was recently announced, zTailors. Coined the “Uber of Tailoring” this new concept delivers the time-honored craft of tailoring directly to the consumer for a remarkable, and highly personalized customer experience.
“We are beyond excited to have George be our headline keynote speaker. Who better than George to share his progressive thinking and vision on what it takes to blaze your way to the top of an industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo and Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions.
His unique insight will help everyone attending navigate this emerging market and help move the business forward into the mainstream.”
Mr. Zimmer is also a noted philanthropist and scholar graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Economics.
He was the recipient of the Kupfer Award given by Mays Business School. He is a supporter of the research on the therapeutic use of MDMA. He also was a strong advocate of Proposition 19 in California.
“George’s progressive thinking and proven business leadership embodies what the CWCBExpo events are all about-helping those in the cannabis business succeed,” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association (ICA) and sponsors of CWCBExpo in LA.
Mr. Zimmer’s keynote will be part of a comprehensive conference program with the best minds in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields. The educational program will provide unmatched insight on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including in-depth workshops on September 16th that cover:
- Cannabis Careers and a Job Fair
- How to Open a Cannabis Business: A Certification Workshop
- Marijuana Investor Summit & CannaPitch
Conference sessions on September 17th -18th, will focus on tracks that will provide the full spectrum of business success including sessions for entrepreneurs, growing and sustaining a cannabis business, insight into what’s ahead and what’s next for the industry, and direct access to thought leaders and innovators.
CWCBExpo in LA will also feature an exhibit floor (September 17-18) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to marijuana producers, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.
More information for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles can be found at www.cwcbexpo.com/los-angeles-show/registration.asp. For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-881-1602.
About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA). The events are the leading professional forums for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic industry. In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17-19, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16-18, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on ICA visit www.internationalcannabisassociation.com. To learn more about the CWCBExpos go towww.cwcbexpo.com.
Qualified members of the media are invited to register as press for the CWCBExpo LA. To request a press badge go to: www.cwcbexpo.com/los-angeles-show/press-registration-form.asp