For cannabis industry professionals around the globe, MJBizCon is the go-to event for networking and staying informed on industry developments, hurdles and innovations. This year, the conference takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center from December 11 through 13, with other various events taking place during the full week. From start-ups to dispensaries, growers to lawyers, anyone in or interested in joining the cannabis industry is welcome. 

Each day is packed with expo floor happenings, speaker series, after-parties and add-on programs. This year expects to bring in 30 to 40,000 attendees from over 75 countries. The expo floor features roughly 1,300 exhibitors from every possible sector of the industry, making this one of the largest business to business cannabis expos in the world. Why is MJBizCon a can’t miss event? Check out some of our top reasons below. 

Endless networking opportunities

With tens of thousands of cannabis professionals gathering in one place, there are ample networking opportunities abound. The expo floor is huge and covers every type of business in the industry. MJBizCon is a great place to connect, discuss collaborations and scope out new innovations in your field of work. If you’re attending as an exhibitor, make sure to carve out some time to walk the floor and check out the expo hall. The best in the biz are all under one roof — it’s a valuable opportunity to make connections within the industry. 

In addition, MJBizCon hosts a variety of add-on networking opportunities. On Wednesday, MJBiz is hosting a minorities in cannabis luncheon as well as empowering women in cannabis reception. On Thursday, they’re hosting an investor luncheon. These events have an additional cost, for more information and to check out the full add-on and speaker schedule, click here

Best place to find your dream job


Whether you’re new to the industry or looking to make a change, MJBizCon is a great place to figure out your next move. Check out some of the speaker series to learn about the line of work you’re interested in and gain valuable business advice. Walk the expo floor to scope out emerging markets and industry leaders, then stop by the Vangst  booth at C5909. We’ve helped connect thousands of professionals with leading businesses across cannabis. We’ll have a list of open positions across the industry and hiring experts on-site to help you find your fit in cannabis. 

If you’re a business owner, H.R. manager or simply interested in learning more about our hiring solutions available for your cannabis business, stop by and say hi or schedule a meeting with our team below. We have custom recruitment solutions that fit your needs, let’s connect!

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Further your knowledge of cannabis and business

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This year, the CEO and founder of Netflix plans to speak on “Thinking Like a Startup and Overcoming ‘That Will Never Work.’” In addition to his keynote speech, the conference schedule features over 50 sessions covering a variety of topics. Popular subjects include future legalization, environmental impact and sustainability, international and emerging markets, licensing, CBD and more. Sessions take place all day Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and provide valuable insight into the current state and future of the industry.  

You can also stop by Podcast Row, an on-site podcast recording space where various interviews are taking place throughout the event. From 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Vangst’s own podcast, Seed to Sound, will hold a handful of interviews with industry leaders to discuss the biggest changes to the industry in 2019, 2020 predictions and tech’s influence on the industry. 

If you plan to arrive earlier in the week, you can attend the hemp industry daily forum, science symposium or marijuana business crash course on-site for an additional cost. 

Killer after parties

If your day wasn’t already packed enough with cannabis happenings, each night of the expo hosts a handful of after-parties for continued networking opportunities. The best way to learn about these events is to mingle throughout the expo floors each day. Invites are given out by the hosts on the floor throughout the week. You can also browse the affiliated events during the week here to find unique events happening outside of the convention center. While the opportunities for after-parties are certainly enticing, make sure to get plenty of rest so you’re ready to go for the busy expo floor days throughout the week. 

Enter our giveaway to win two tickets to the WoWOrganics Dream after party or the High Times Biz Bash 3.0 after party! Simply follow us on Instagram, like the photo on our feed and tag a friend to enter!

MJBizCon is packed with industry happenings and is one of the most valuable events for professionals in cannabis. There’s no better place to connect with cannabis pros, learn about the state of the industry and dive head-first into your passion.

Post MJBiz update – We sat down with leaders in the cannabis industry during MJBizCon 2019 at Podcast Row to discuss the industry. Check it out!