It has been about a month since thousands of cannabis industry professionals embarked on our annual journey to Las Vegas for MJBizCon 2022, THE conference of all cannabis business conferences, and what an experience it was! This was the 11th year for MJBIzCon, which may not seem like a long time until you examine the changing political landscape and the developing industry in the cannabis sector over that period of time…because it has been pretty amazing!
This was also the first MJBizCon since MJBiz has been acquired by Emerald X, a wholly owned subsidiary of Emerald Holding, a New York-based business-to-business event and media company, for $120 million earlier this year. Aside from MJBizCon, the acquisition included publications MJBizDaily, Hemp Industry Daily and MJBizMagazine.
MJBizCon 2022 Recap
MJBizCon showcased nearly 1,500 booths. That’s one exhibitor for every attendee at this year’s event and 35,000-40,000 attendees were expected. As a publicly held business, Emerald doesn’t share concrete attendance data for any of its shows, but they did share that this was the largest expo to date with 280,000 net square footage, which was 10% larger than…