The first national conference for Black professionals in cannabis
HOUSTON,TX, October 19 – Black CannaBusiness Magazine will launch the first B2B conference for Black professionals in cannabis over three interactive days November 12th-14th 2020. The virtual event will feature over 30 powerful Black cannabis business and equity voices spanning 6 informative and educational conference tracks consisting of: Cultivation and Farming, Dispensary Operations, Cannabis Wellness, Ancillary and Tech, Start-Ups and Funding, and Black Politics.
Black CannaBusiness and their partners are proud to bring a breadth of influential speakers including keynote presentations focussed on the State of Black CannaBusiness byKarim Webb, entrepreneurial activist and CEO of 4thMVMT, Dr. Chanda Macias, CEO of Ilera Holistic and Chairwoman of the Board at Women Grow and senior advisor to the governor of Illinois on cannabis control Toi Hutchinson. Speakers are still being added each day.
The first annual Black CannaBusiness Conference & Expo is sponsored by some of the best and brightest cannabis companies in the country. Wana Brands, an industry leader in cannabis-infused products and the No. 1 edibles brand in the United States has partnered with event organizers to do their part to move the industry forward. Wana Brands CEO Nancy Whiteman will sit down with Black CannaBusiness founder Kristi Price on the last day of the conference for an exclusive “Inclusion Conversation”, the first in a series of conversations produced by Black CannaBusiness Magazine that will give leading cannabis companies a platform to address their organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“The problem of diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry can only be solved by creating new pipelines and conducting actionable outreach,” says Kristi Price, founder and CEO of KRMA Media Inc, the parent company of Black CannaBusiness Magazine. “Our partners and supporters recognize that if we are going to take the hashtag out of D&I, we have to provide real opportunities for more Black people to enter the industry.”
The 3-day online conference will provide all the benefits of an in-person event without the high cost of travel and time away from work or home. Attendees will attend keynotes with Q&A and watch live and video presentations from Black cannabusiness thought leaders, connect with attendees in the networking lounges, meet sponsors in the virtual exhibit hall, download slides and have access to all of the conference content on-demand from November 16th-30th.
Early bird tickets are available until November 1, 2020, and be purchased on the event registration page, exhibition booths are also available for companies looking to promote their business products and services.
About Black CannaBusiness Magazine
Black CannaBusiness Magazine is a subsidiary of KRMA Media Inc, a Black woman-owned multi-media company helping Black professionals accelerate their involvement in the cannabis industry through the distribution of curated b2b content, the production of experiential events and the development of original video programming. Our sponsors prioritize diversity and are committed to doing their part to create a more inclusive industry.
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