The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference is the ONLY event focused on providing progressive business owners, investors and opportunity seekers with real life how-to information about breaking into the cannabis industry.
No theory, state of the industry or policy based topics, just practical how-to instruction delivered by experienced cannabis professionals who've been there and done that!
We had 22+ of the top Cannabis & CBD PIONEERS fly in from across the globe in 2019 to speak to a sold out crowd of 500+ attendees, 28+ sponsors & an array of journalists.
In 2021, our live show returned with a vengeance with a sold out crowd of 1,000+ attendees! 2022 was even bigger forcing us to upgrade to largest ballroom in NJ.
Many of our attendees said they learned more at our event in 2-days, than they did in months at pricey universities and learning facilities.
Below is a small sampling of the presentations and topics that will be covered. We've put together the most diverse and synergistic array of speakers and topics to ensure you get a well-rounded educational experience.
Every year, our speaker lineup is ON FIRE!!!
One of the TOP cannabis dispensary operations & optimization experts in the country. Sequoah is currently retail director for Las Vegas based dispensary "The Source+" and supports more than 120 retail employees across (4) retail locations. 15+ years of retail and executive management experience makes Sequoah super WELL-VERSED!
Seasoned cannabis operator hailing from California with a vast background including VP of Operations at 4Front Ventures, a prominent player among the top-10 multi-state operators (MSOs) in the cannabis industry today. Josh managed the entire operation of the company's expansive 173,000 square foot manufacturing facility & produced a variety of cannabis products, packaged flower, prerolls, edibles, vapes, soft gels, mints, tablets & extraction products across 11 brands. Josh also played a pivotal role in introducing Sauce, Diamonds & Rosin to the California cannabis market in 2016
Voted High Times 100 Top Influencers in Cannabis, Scheril is a pillar in the cannabis industry and dynamic attorney specializing in cannabis, agriculture & dietary supplements. She's also COO of the Justus Foundation where she helps legacy operators transition to the legal side by offering an array of pro-bono services! Scheril's background is too extensive to possibly cover here.
The 1st Executive Director to lead New Jersey’s Cannabis Academy, the country’s first government-run program aimed at diversifying the cannabis industry. Tauhid brings 10 years of experience in the cannabis space as a journalist, adjunct professor and more.
Angela has over 25 years of experience in accounting, audit, fraud risk management & business process re-engineering within the Big 4 firms. Her specialty is working with plant-touching businesses, focusing on their pain points & tailoring her services to address their unique needs.
One of the first social equity applicants in NJ to be awarded a conditional license. Tahir is now CEO of Simply Pure Trenton NJ nd Director of Social Equity & Inclusion at the Marijuana Policy Project.
26-year old entrepreneur, software developer & CEO of WebJoint, an all-in-one cannabis software & backbone for delivery services & brands.
Emily is one of the TOP cannabis consultants in NJ, with the largest number of clients going through the application process or already open! Emily was formally an attorney who figured out most consulting agencies provide mediocre services while hiking fees. She's one of the most thorough in understanding what it takes to get a license more than ANYONE!
Will Bowden is owner & CEO of Grasshopper Farms (Premium Outdoor Sun Grown Cannabis) multi-state indie operation with 160 acre farm in Michigan, 48 acres in Colorado & soon to open in NJ. Grasshopper Farms pumps out 10,000+ outdoor plants per growing cycle utlizing a team of locally recruited farmers and techniques that are producing outdoor sun-grown bud that competes with indoor cultivars.
Founder of Blazin' Bakery one of the first DIY herbal edibles brownie mix in a box product lines. Awarded best new product at Seattle Hempfest and glowing reviews in High Times magazine.
Has worked extensively in the cannabis software industry and now heads off sales for one of the largest cannabis POS companies in North America (Cova). Chris works closely with retailers helping them interpret their data and numbers, which in turn gives him the uncanny ability to deliver insider information that is based on FACTS!
Minh has over 2 decades of cultivation, manufacturing & wholesale experience. His expertise spans across various cultivation methods, specializing in indoor, outdoor & greenhouse facilities. Responsible for construction of 600,000 square feet of compliant indoor cultivation facilities from ground up, vertical integration specialist with deep insight about cannabis product manufacturing & wholesaling.
VIP & Platinum ticket holders get a RealCanna GOODY BOX filled with $150 or more worth of swag from our sponsors!
Each Goody Box is unique but here's a shortlist of products you may receive!
Get MORE quality leads, prospects and sales than exhibiting at ANY cannabis tradeshow or conference at a FRACTION of the cost! NO booth setup hassle, NO travel expense & NO days out of the office!
6 SHOWS IN ONLY 4 YEARS!
November 2019 - Newark NJ
April 2020 - 420 Festival
March 2021 - Virtual
October 2021 - Newark, NJ
October 2022 - Newark, NJ
On top of all the activities we'll have premium experiential networking including our "VIP Cocktail Reception Mixer" on Day 1. And our Renown "Experiential After Party" including exotic cuisine, tastings, deserts, cocktails, live DJ's and more on Day 2.
People are still talking about our after party from 2019 so this is gonna be a MOVIE!!!!
Here's a small fraction of our sponsors for 2023
Want to pitch your Cannabis, CBD or Hemp based business or idea LIVE on stage at the Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference?
Participate in our cannabis business pitch contest called Spark Tank🔥
Apply to pitch to a panel of seasoned angel investors, cannabis brand consultants and investor relations experts.
Press registration applies to editors, writers, print or broadcast reporters. All press registration requests will be evaluated and you will be sent a confirmation that your media credentials have been granted or that more information is needed for verification.
We had 500+ people travel from as far as the Virgin Islands, UK & Zimbabwe to physically attend our conference in November 2019. Our virtual conferences in 2020 & March 2021, topped with 1,600+ attendees from 17+ countries. Our in-person show returned with a vengeance in Oct 2021 with 1,000+ attendees. This years show will be even BIGGER giving you the option to attend in-person or virtually.
This year we have more than 40+ speakers spread across 2-days live on stage in Newark, NJ! We'll be announcing speakers daily, all the way up to the day of the event. Check out our rockstar lineup from last year below to get an idea of what to expect!
The Real Cannabis Entrepreneur Conference was created by NJ natives Gary George (founder) & Marie George (co-founder), after spending years traveling the country, attending cannabis events, cannabis conferences, conventions and seminars to find the specifichow-to information on breaking into the industry.
After many years and dollars spent we realized most conferences were riddled with state of the industry, regulatory and legislative conversations, which although important fails to deliver the down and dirty blueprint that we were looking for to get started NOW!
We're serial entrepreneurs and own a 27 year old award winning digital marketing agency (Blazin Multimedia) so we understand the value of investing in mentors. But after realizing most cannabis conferences only covered surface level topics, we decided to CREATE THE SOLUTION to our own problem.
Our mission is to help level the playing field and the empower the underserved by providing information and guidance needed to tap into one of the biggest and fasting growing industries on the planet.