The emerging legal cannabis industry is growing faster than any other large industry on the planet right now, and by many measures, the industry is still in its infancy. Cannabis reform is spreading across the globe, and with it, once-in-a-generation opportunities are being created in the process. It is estimated that over $31 billion in legal cannabis was sold in just 2021 alone, and that is with only a limited number of legal markets in operation.
Over the course of the next decade, several countries are expected to legalize cannabis for adult use. If you have always wanted to work in the cannabis industry or to launch a cannabis business, now is the best time to take the leap. The profit potential of the industry is off the charts, however, much of the unregulated market is still untapped. That creates the perfect scenario in which to get in on the ground floor and ride the cannabis industry tidal wave as it continues to build, especially in Europe.
Timing Is Important
As it stands right now, only three countries have legalized cannabis for adult use. Those countries are Uruguay, Canada, and Malta. Of the three, only Canada permits legal sales to anyone of legal age via for-profit entities such as dispensaries and delivery services. Uruguay limits sales to residents, and Malta currently does not permit legal sales, and when they do, it will be limited to private, non-profit clubs.
The global cannabis industry is about to experience a tectonic shift in the near future, starting in Europe, as adult-use legalization sales spread across the continent. Switzerland is ramping up its adult-use industry pilot program this summer, Denmark is expanding a similar program, and all the while Germany is working towards nationwide legalization.
An adult-use legalization measure, which will include a national industry model, is expected to be introduced in Germany as soon as this summer. It’s no longer a question of if Germany will legalize cannabis. It’s only a question of when. Once sales are launched in Germany, it will instantly become the largest cannabis market on earth and will no doubt open the floodgates to similar reforms in the region.
Meeting the right people at the right time in the cannabis space can literally be the difference between success and failure. It can result in you landing the job that you always wanted or generating the business deal that will prove to be a gamechanger for your company. With that in mind, the timing of the upcoming International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin could not be better.
Europe’s Largest Cannabis B2B Conference
The International Cannabis Business Conference is the leading cannabis B2B (business to business) event series on the planet, with previous conferences occurring in several countries on multiple continents. The current political climate in Germany makes it the perfect backdrop for the next International Cannabis Business Conference being held on July 19-20, 2022 in Berlin.
Offering world-class industry networking opportunities, the Berlin International Cannabis Business Conference is the longest-running cannabis B2B conference in Europe. The conference will once again feature a unique blend of cannabis policy, advocacy, industry, and networking.
“We are particularly excited about this year’s conference in Berlin given the favorable political climate for cannabis legalization. It is going to be extra special for our team to offer world-class cannabis industry and policy education, networking, and entertainment to attendees at such a crucial juncture for Europe’s emerging cannabis industry,” says Alex Rogers, founder of the International Cannabis Business Conference.
In addition to the Berlin B2B event, the International Cannabis Business Conference will also offer a one-day Global Investment Forum (GIF) on July 18, 2022. The ICBC Global Investment Forum in Berlin will feature hand-picked cannabis companies participating in a pitch session in front of top investors on the ICBC Main Stage. It is a tremendous opportunity for cannabis companies in the emerging cannabis industry to showcase their products/services in front of seasoned industry investors. The pitch session is also open to service providers looking for reliable and high-end clients.
Who Will Be Speaking At ICBC Berlin?
The most entertaining man in cannabis, Ngaio Bealum, will serve as the International Cannabis Business Conference’s Master of Ceremonies in Berlin. To see which topics will be discussed at the B2B conference, check out the event’s schedule. Below is a sampling of the presenters:
- Kristine Lütke – Member of the German Bundestag, Free Democratic Party
- Peter Homberg – Partner, Dentons
- Karl Bär – Member of the German Bundestag, Bündnis’90/Die Grünen
- Jessica Billingsley – Chief Executive Officer, Akerna
- Antonia Menzel – Public Affairs, Sanity Group
- Ben Dronkers – President, Dronkers B.V. Group
- Silvia Alunni – Advisor EU Affairs, Hague Corporate Affairs and Deputy-Secretary General, Medicinal Cannabis Europe
In addition to the conference curriculum, the conference will also feature an after-party with a special musical guest, Morgan Heritage. Reggae band Morgan Heritage has won multi-Grammy awards and will entertain conference attendees after two full days of presentations and networking opportunities.
Over 5,000 attendees and 350 sponsors and exhibitors are expected at the Berlin International Cannabis Business B2B Conference alone. International Cannabis Business Conference events are attended by leading policymakers, executives, and entrepreneurs from all over the world, with over 80 countries being represented at previous events. The event series is the best way for innovators and inventors to get their products or services in front of the top influencers and decision-makers in the cannabis space, as well as for investors to network with aspiring entrepreneurs.
A cannabis industry revolution is sweeping Europe, and Germany is at the center of it. If you’re serious about succeeding in the cannabis industry, check out the International Cannabis Business Conference’s flagship program in Berlin in July. The networking and educational opportunities will be unparalleled.
You can secure tickets now and take advantage of the early bird pricing discount through June 22nd, 2022.