The inaugural Imperious Expo, a marijuana business conference dedicated to spotlighting the medical and industrial cannabis industries, is coming to the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall in Tacoma, Washington this July 20-21.
Boasting dozens of highly qualified speakers, the event’s topics will range from cannabis cultivation, diversity, insurance, legal issues, business licensing, to sustainability and more. Speakers at the conference have been drawn from industry experts everywhere, and will include a presentation by legendary cannabis activist Ed Rosenthal — Eric Brandstad of Forever Flowering Greenhouses will make the event’s keynote address.
Other speakers include David Muret of Viridian Staffing, Chris Beals of Weedmaps, Aaron Pelley of Pelley Law, Aaron Pitsicalis of Purple Haze Properties, and dozens more. Ganjapreneur‘s own podcast host and brand strategist Shango Los will also be speaking.
The Imperious Expo is a primarily business oriented conference, with an emphasis on business to business (B2B) strategies and networking opportunities for medical and industrial marijuana enterprises. According to event co-founder and managing partner Eric Norton, the Imperious Expo was designed from its start to be “a medical and industrial hemp model [trade show] that will fit into any state as it goes green.”
“It’s obvious that many other trade shows got into the industry for quick money,” Norton said in a phone interview. “That’s not the case with us: having a medical model in Washington — because it’s full-blown rec — has cost us money. We would be able to throw a bigger [recreational] show… but that’s not our focus. And that’s enabled us to draw in speakers from all over the country.”
The Imperious Expo will be an annual event, held in the Tacoma Dome itself in future years. Norton said there are plans to bring the show to Phoenix, Arizona and Portland, Oregon — though dates for future shows have not been announced.
Tickets are available online. General admission tickets for the entire event cost $149, one day passes are available for $99. Both passes grant full access to the exhibition hall and that day’s speaker lineup.
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