Cannabis Drinks Expo's goal and theme for 2023 remains “Growing the Category”. With new states becomg legal, 2023 show will be focused to bring cannabis drinks professionals from all new legal states as well, with key focus on MSO’s, dispensaries, cannabis growers, packaging companies, co-packers, flavour suppliers, cannabis drinks brands, service providers that are in or looking to enter the Cannabis Beverage category.
Extensive research was done at this year's show with the stakeholders to discuss the theme for 2023. After analyzing more than 50 feedback forms, meeting MSO’s, Co-Packers and other influencers of the category, we have concluded that the 2023 theme will again be ‘Growing the Category’. The 2023 theme will be broken down into 4 main pillars. Each pillar, as followers, will be marketed all year round to help the category grow.
Creating end consumer pull
One the main challenge our cannabis drinks category faces is to create end consumer demand. CDE will work with speakers, visitors, exhibitors and media to create more end consumer awareness on Cannabis Beverages. The ultimate demand in consumers will help dispensaries and retailers stock cannabis beverages which will help the entire supply chain.
Educating consumers on Cannabis Beverages
The second pillar that CDE will focus on will be inducing end consumers with more technical information and on why they should ‘try’ cannabis beverages. CDE will work with key influencers in the next 12 months to educate current cannabis consumers on cannabis beverages and also craft beer, wine and spirits drinkers on how cannabis beverages can also be part of their social consumption.
One of the common feedback CDE got was to have other state co-packers and MSO’s at both the locations as they are key to unlocking some logistical and legal bottlenecks that we have in place in the US market. CDE will work on getting leading co-packers and MSO’s as exhibitors in 2023. This will help current and new brands expand their distribution.
National and International theme
2023 will also have a focus on bringing new state and international participants and will have an national and international panel discussions on how brands can partner with US companies and how US companies can partner with foreign companies to grow. All of the above pillars will have one goal: Growing the Category.
Where and When
San Francisco: July 27, 2023, South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard South San Francisco, California
Chicago: August 1, 2023, Morgan MFG, 401 N Morgan St Suite #204A, Chicago, IL 60642, United States
Book your exhibitor spot with just 25% down right now. Select the city below. (An additional 10% discount will be applied to total invoice if exhibiting at both venues):
Who are the exhibitors?
If you’re serious about the cannabis drinks category, we’re still keeping it as real as ever. At Cannabis Drinks Expo, our goal is to empower you with knowledge, network, and platform so you can grow and build your cannabis drinks business. CDE is where you will find cannabis brands and suppliers that are serious about building their business in this category exhibit.
Potential exhibitors will include: Medical marijuana producers, Cannabis growers, Cannabis producers/ product developers, Cannabis processors, Cannabis distributors/transporters, Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Branded drinks companies, Drinks manufacturers/producers, Pharma companies, Equipment and service providers, CBD manufacturers, Marijuana-Infused products and edibles providers, Testing and laboratory services, Logistics, and supply chain operators, Drinks distributors/wholesalers, Drinks importers, Lobbyists/ public affairs businesses, Political advisors
The event will offer 100 exhibits per city only, so space is limited. Exhibitors are encouraged to reserve space as early as spots are expected to sell out quickly. Set up includes: The show is a trestle table set up, you will not pay anything extra for chairs and tables and wifi. Your pricing covers ALL costs associated with the show. You are required to bring in one roll-up banner only and may place marketing material on your table.
Early Bird: $2000 December 1, 2022, to January 31, 2023
Regular: $2400 February 1, 2023, onwards.
*Get a further 10% discount if selecting both locations (San Francisco and Chicago)
Set up includes:
1. 6' x 30" Table-Top, with skirting
3. e-Program Guide Listing
4. 2 Passes for Cocktail Party
5. 2 Lunch passes
Select the city below. (An additional 10% discount will be applied to total invoice if exhibiting at both venues):
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This is a NON-CANNABIS CONSUMPTION and SAMPLE event. Exhibitors are not allowed to distribute, sell, gift, or consume any medicated or live THC products at the venue at all times.