March 19, 2014

RELEASE: National Cannabis Industry Association to Host First Annual Cannabis Business Summit

Landmark conference for the nation’s premier cannabis business association will be held June 24-25 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver

DENVER – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is launching its first national conference, The Cannabis Business Summit, June 24-25 in Denver, Colorado. The summit will offer cannabis business leaders a national stage to discuss best practices and business developments from around the industry. The summit will include more than 35 sessions, more than 800 attendees, and an exhibition floor featuring more than 30 leading cannabis businesses over the course of two days.

The Cannabis Business Summit is positioned for business owners and operators across multiple verticals in the cannabis industry. Several topic-oriented tracks will give attendees the opportunity to focus on their areas of expertise. Tracks offered include: CannaBusiness 101, Advanced CannaBusiness, Ancillary Services and Products, and Cannabis Policy and Reform, as well as Community Sessions offering attendees an opportunity to meet and learn from the diverse communities that make up the industry. Featured educational sessions will highlight some of the industry’s leading pioneers and innovators.

Conference highlights and topics covered will include:

  • Best practices in cultivation, retail, and infused products
  • Latest developments in banking and taxation
  • Securing investment for cannabis businesses
  • Streamlining cannabis businesses with technology
  • Security, compliance, and safety for cannabis businesses and their customers
  • Integrating sustainability into business plans
  • Risk management and industry insurance
  • Latest state and federal policy developments
  • Responsible and effective marketing
  • Philanthropy and community engagement

NCIA’s Cannabis Business Summit will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Along with the educational sessions and an exhibitor showcase, the event will also include a fundraising reception to support NCIA’s work advancing the policy goals of the responsible cannabis industry.

In an evolving industry with new frontiers and prospects emerging each day, the Cannabis Business Summit will provide essential educational and networking opportunities, making it a must for any cannabis industry professional. Visit us online, and register at

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