The largest cannabis investing and financing event returns to Chicago after a successful Spring event in Miami
Top cannabis executives, lawmakers and celebrities are among the lineup of featured speakers for the Chicago conference
CHICAGO, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference, the world's largest and most successful cannabis investing and finance event, will be held in Chicago on September 13-14, 2022, at the iconic Palmer House Hotel. Building off the momentum of the spring event held in Miami, Benzinga's Chicago show is expected to exceed attendance projections, bringing together 2,000 industry operators, investors, policymakers, and advocates.
The event comes at a time when cannabis companies are announcing strong growth despite nationwide inflation. While many experts are concerned about a recession, cannabis companies reported close to $6.6 billion in legal cannabis sales, the largest quarter reported to date. To outline the state of the industry and current market opportunities, Benzinga will bring to the stage a celebrated lineup of over 150 speakers, including:
Rep. Dave Joyce, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 14th congressional district
Rep Troy Carter, U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district
Kim Rivers, CEO of Trulieve
Boris Jordan, Executive Chairman of Curaleaf
Tim Seymour, CNBC News Anchor and Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Seymour Asset Management (SAM)
Charlie Bachtell, CEO of Cresco Labs, LLC
Wendy Berger, CEO and Founder of WBS Equities, LLC, and board member, Green Thumb Industries
Nancy Whiteman, Co-founder and CEO of Wana Brands
Aaron Miles, Chief Investment Officer of Verano
Mike Tyson, legendary boxer, entrepreneur and cannabis advocate. Founder of Tyson 2.0
Emily Paxhia, Managing Partner, Poseidon
Ric Flair, American professional wrestler and founder of Ric Flair Drip, Inc.
Vivian Azer, Managing Director of Cowen and Company
Chris Beals, CEO, WeedMaps
Matt Hawkins, Founder and Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital
"Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to Chicago at a critical time for the industry when people are questioning how the economic headwinds will impact the strong growth the industry has been experiencing," said Benzinga CEO Jason Raznick. "We're truly excited about the remarkable range of advocates and investors we're bringing together in this space to facilitate impactful new ventures and discuss the state of the industry."
The event prioritizes diversity by providing scholarships that showcase women and BIPOC-owned brands at the conference, both on stage and in the exhibit hall. Benzinga is proud to work with the following organizations:
Cannabis Doing Good
Last Prisoner Project
Minorities for Medical Marijuana
Illinois Women in Cannabis
Marijuana Policy Project
Ticket prices start at $297.00 for accredited investors and $897 for general audience, and will rise in price closer to the date. Benzinga offers discounted conference tickets to the owners of cannabis businesses who have received state certification for their social equity initiatives. To secure tickets at the lowest price, click here.
About Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference
Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is the world's largest and most successful cannabis investing and finance event, The event attracts representation from more than 80% of the cannabis industry's market capitalization in one place. Benzinga provides attendees exclusive opportunities for curated networking and unparalleled access to private deal flow. For more information, visit www.benzinga.com/events/cannabis-conference