San Jose Convention Center
San Jose Convention Center, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

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Event Date Wed Jul 25 EDT - Fri Jul 27 EDT (over 5 years ago)
Location San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
Region Americas

The most influential, award-winning cannabis trade show in the U.S., hosted by the industry’s only national trade association, returns to the Bay Area, the epicenter of the cannabis movement, to celebrate five years of bringing together the industry's best and brightest minds.

NCIA was founded on the principle of power in numbers. We continuously work to bring our community together for collaboration and education to strengthen and to elevate the sophistication of the cannabis industry as whole.

Cannabis Business Summit & Expo is our largest community gathering. More than 6,000 of the industry's leaders, entrepreneurs, and newcomers alike will come together to learn best practices for maintaining a successful business and to gain knowledge on emerging topics and policy issues.

120,000+ Square Feet of Expo Floor
7,500+ Attendees
150+ Thought Leaders and Speakers


2018 Speakers

Jacob Policzer
President & Founder, The Cannabis Conservancy

Brian Farmer
Co-Founder & Director of Auditing and Certification, The Cannabis Conservancy

Brittny Anderson
Co-Founder & Director of Operations, The Cannabis Conservancy

Aaron Smith
Executive Director, National Cannabis Industry Association

Jasmine L. Tyler
Advocacy Director, US Programs, Human Rights Watch

Matt Schweich
Executive Director, Marijuana Policy Project

Emily Paxhia
Managing Director, Poseidon Asset Management

Christie Strong
Marketing Communications Manager, Kiva Confections

Jeanine Moss
CEO, AnnaBis Style

Allison Margolin
Founding Partner, Margolin & Lawrence

Lindsay Robinson
Executive Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

James Anthony
Founder and Lead Attorney, Anthony Law Group

Jake Heimark
Founder and CEO, Plus Products

Jason Horst
Principal, Horst Legal Counsel

Kimberly R. Simms
Attorney, Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms, APC

Sean McAllister
Attorney, McAllister Garfield

Jim Thorburn
Attorney, Thorburn Walker

Dr. Jonathan Vaught
CEO and Founder, Front Range Biosciences

John Hudak
Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management and Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution

Anne Forkutza
Director of Customer Experience, Cova Software

Sumit Mehta
CEO, Mazakali

Amy Larson
VP Marketing, Cohnnabis

Joe Segilia
General Counsel, Terra Tech Corp.

Lara DeCaro
Founder & Board Member, National Cannabis Bar Association

Alan Hanson
Attorney, Emerge Law Group

Kelvin Keith
Senior Manager of Global Business Development, Tidel

David Elkind
Partner, Lowenstein Sandler LLP

Heidi Quan
Attorney at Law, Murchison & Cumming LLP

Nancy Whiteman
Owner, Wana Brand

Khurshid Khoja
Principal, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel

Simone Cimiluca-Radzins
Founder and CEO, Kalogia

Ethan Moon
Chief Operating Officer, Viridios LLC

Ian Stewart
Chair, Wilson Elser's National Cannabis Law Practice Team

Eduardo Provencio
General Counsel, Mary’s Brands

Amanda Conley
Partner, Brand & Branch LLP

Lisa Jordan
Director of Marketing, Canna Advisors

Shabnam Malek
Partner, Brand & Branch LLP

Carly Alameda
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel

Tanya Hoke
Managing Director,k Galen Diligence

Patrick McManamon
Founder and Managing Director, Cannasure Insurance Services, LLC

Henry Wykowski
Attorney, Henry G. Wykowski & Associates

Beau Whitney
Senior Economist, New Frontier Data

Steve Fox
Director, NCIA's Policy Council

John Downs
Director of Business Development, Arcview

Troy Dayton
CEO, The Arcview Group

Denyelle Bruno
President, Tender Greens

Jessica Lukas
Client Engagement, BDS Analytics, Inc.

Jason Thomas
CEO & Managing Broker, Avalon Realty Advisors, Inc.

Andrea Unsworth
Owner, Tulip & Oak Consulting

Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD
CEO & Founder, THR Technologies

Patrick Goggin
Senior Attorney, Hoban Law Group

Robert T. Hoban
Managing Partner, Hoban Law Group

Taylor West
Senior Communications Director, Cohnnabis

Giadha Aguirre de Carcer
Founder and CEO, New Frontier Data

AC Braddock
CEO, Eden Labs LLC

Ryan Sullivan
Corporate Counsel, BIC Corporation

Courtney Maltais
Founder, The Clear™

Roger Obando
Co-Founder & CTO, Baker Technologies

Bob Holtzapple
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel

Adam Cole
Learning & Development Specialist, Native Roots Dispensary

Peter Suddard
Director of Sales, Veld

Katie Das
Owner, Stand Assured Consulting Group

Dr. Richard Kaufman
Chief Science Officer, NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc.

Ron Seigneur
Managing Partner, Seigneur Gustafson LLP

Luigi Zamarra
Owner, Luigi, CPA

Colby McKenzie
Co-Founder, Eyechronic

Scott Milne
President, Rocky Mountain Efficiency Group

Colin Bell
Co-founder & Chief Growth Officer, Growcentia

Lauren Fraser
Founding Director, Cannabis Distribution Association

Nicole Howell Neubert
Principal, Clark Neubert LLP

Marc Graboyes
Co-founder & CEO, Next Frontier Biosciences

Genny Kiley
Attorney, Emerge Law Group

Ellen Moy
Attorney, Greenbridge Corporate Counsel

Karson Humiston
Founder & CEO, Vangst Talent

Emily Leongini
Associate, Arent Fox

Diane Romza-Kutz
Partner, Thompson Coburn

Rebecca Stamey-White
Partner, Hinman & Carmichael LLP

Rachel K. Gillette
Partner, Greenspoon Marder LLP

Brett Roper
CEO & Co-Founder, Medicine Man Technologies

Nico Roberts
Co-Founder, Rootery

Felipe Recalde
Founder, RISE Brands

Jolene Forman
Staff Attorney, Drug Policy Alliance

Ilan Weiss
Principal, MNfuse LLC

Zela G. Claiborne
Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Services

Shawn Hauser
Senior Associate, Vicente Sederberg LLC

Rod Kight
Attorney, Kight Law Office

Dana Chaves
Sr. Director of Business Development, Ms. Mary Staffing/Hybrid Payroll

Shawna Seldon McGregor
Managing Partner, Grasslands

Afzal Hasan
EVP, Corporate Development & General Counsel, CannaRoyalty

Mary Shapiro
Founder and Attorney, Evoke Law

Marco Materazzi
Shareholder, Emerge Law Group

Aaron Flynn
Co-Chair, San Francisco Chapter of the California Growers Association

Carmella Murphy Houston
Vice President, Business Services, Salal Credit Union

Mara Gordon
Founder, Aunt Zelda's Inc.

Adam Mintz
McKinney Capital

Carrie Roberts
Senior Consultant, Medicine Man Technologies

Amy O’Gorman Jenkins
Senior Policy Director, California Cannabis Industry Association

Hailey Stephenson
Assistant Vice President, Norick Risk Funding Concepts

Lanese Martin
Co-Founder + Co-Executive Director, Hood Incubator

Stephanie Moriarty
Principal and Commercial Insurance Broker, Abe Insurance

Camille Dixon
Statewide Program Manager and Cannabis Insurance External Affairs Director, California Department of Insurance

Shay Aaron Gilmore
Attorney, The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore

James Marek
CEO, Stratton Agency

Phil Cherner
Law Office of Phil Cherner