October 30, 2019

Looking Ahead to the Action at the 2020 Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco and Chicago

October 30, 2019
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High-profile event for cannabis industry coming to California and Illinois in summer 2020.

The second annual Cannabis Drinks Expo, set to take place on July 30, 2020 in San Francisco and on August 4 2020 in Chicago, will bring together producers, manufacturers, brand owners, distributors and retailers within the fast-growing cannabis industry.

The major theme of the Cannabis Drinks Expo will be “Growing Your Cannabis Drinks Business”.

The conference, which is built to help participants unlock new opportunities in the fast-growing U.S. cannabis industry, will include a full day of panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and speaker presentations from some of the biggest names in the cannabis industry – along with a tradeshow floor.

The tradeshow floor will include exhibitors such as producers, manufacturers, distributors, brand owners, branding experts, law firms and packaging experts. If you are missing expertise in one of these key areas, this is your chance to connect and establish new relationships. Throughout the event, there will be plenty of networking opportunities to meet one-on-one and discuss and how to bring a new product to market.

During the morning session, a series of high-profile speakers will help highlight some of the most attractive business opportunities in the cannabis market today. After these morning sessions set the context on how to grow your cannabis drinks business, the second part of the day will include insights and analysis from some of the top executives, tastemakers and influencers who are helping to shape the industry.

Speakers who will be delving into the ins and outs of the cannabis drinks industry throughout the day at CDE 2020 include:

  • Eric Becker, Director of Research & Analysis, MadisonJay Solutions
  • Shivawn Brady, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Justice Grown
  • Rachel Burkons, Co-Owner, Altered Plates
  • Michael Christophe, Co-Founder and CEO, mood33
  • Chris Cuvelier, CEO, Zola and Head of Beverage, Caliva
  • Christine De La Rosa, CEO & Co-Founder, The People’s Dispensary
  • Lauren Fraser, VP of Supply Chain, Flow Kana
  • Neal Levine, CEO, Cannabis Trade Federation
  • Michael Lewis, CEO, Sprig
  • Josh Lizotte, CEO & Co-Founder, Rebel Coast Winery
  • Dennis O’Malley, CEO, Caliva
  • Andrew Paladino, VP, CBD Living Water
  • Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky, President & CSO, Industrial Sonomechanics
  • Eric Schnell, Co-Founder & President, mood33
  • Bill Silver, CEO, CannaCraft
  • Anna Symonds, Cannabis Educator & Advocate
  • Caroline Yeh, Director of Commercialization, Kiva Confections

“We really wanted to present a wide range of different speakers who could help to showcase the real dynamism and growth potential of this industry,” said Sid Patel, CEO and Founder of Beverage Trade Network, the organizer of the event.

At the end of the full day of activities, participants will have a comprehensive view of what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing cannabis drinks industry. They will understand the key strategies and tactics for success, and they will also find out why certain brands are already having so much success in the marketplace. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking throughout the one-day event. In addition to the conversations that will happen at the exhibitor booths, there will also be many opportunities to network one-on-one with other event participants and to ask specific questions about your own business.

As a result of attending the Cannabis Drinks Expo, participants will be able to accelerate their time to market and start making new sales faster. At the event, it will be possible to find partners who can handle the branding, packaging, and marketing of any cannabis-infused drinks product. During the business conference part of the event, participants will learn the tools, approaches, methodologies and strategies that will jump-start product sales. Presentations and seminars will cover everything from product creation to product marketing. Along the way, attendees will learn about new consumer trends that have the potential to disrupt the market.

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to grow your cannabis drinks business, or how to transition from the wine or beer industry into the cannabis industry, the Cannabis Drinks Expo is shaping up to be the must-attend event of the year.

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About Beverage Trade Network

Beverage Trade Network (BTN) is a producer of competitions, conferences, expos and trade shows for the alcohol beverage trade industry around the world. BTN is the alcohol beverage industry’s leading network and is committed to helping importers and distributors find new suppliers from all over the world. BTN hosts events in London, New York, and San Francisco, including the highly acclaimed International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (London and San Francisco), the London Wine Competition (London) and the USA Trade Tasting show (New York).


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