After a nearly two-year hiatus thanks to the global pandemic, South Africa is once again able to host large scale events, and The Cannabis Expo, Africa’s largest cannabis event, is returning to Sandton.
The first major exhibition to take place in SA in 2021, The Cannabis Expo presented by JuicyFields runs from 18 to 21 November at the Sandton Convention Centre and is already attracting huge visitor and business interest.
“The Cannabis Expo is the perfect mix of cannabis business and lifestyle,” says expo director Silas Howarth. “With multiple spaces to explore, including the cannabis food market, the expo hall, the freedom music festival as well as the convention stages and networking lounges, The Cannabis Expo allows attendees to visit and participate in a safe environment.”
The cannabis industry is still booming in Africa and around the globe, and international medicinal cannabis powerhouse JuicyFields, is proving its commitment to helping the industry grow on the continent by partnering with The Cannabis Expo events.
JuicyFields, a medicinal cannabis crowd-growing platform that connects ‘e-growers’ with licensed producers and distributors from around the world, has been actively developing global cannabis businesses, focussing on Europe, Latin America and Africa.
“JuicyFields is an exciting and dynamic brand that is taking the cannabis world by storm. After hosting The Cannabis Expo with JuicyFields in Mexico City earlier this year, we are really excited to be working with them here in South Africa, and to be able to properly introduce the JuicyFields ethos and team to the African cannabis community,” says Howarth.
With over 100 exhibitor stands representing organisations from across the cannabis industry, visitors and delegates at The Cannabis Expo will be able to access an entire world of cannabis-related products, services and information.
The expo also includes the delegate convention stage, where global cannabis experts, industry leaders and government representatives take part in moderated panel discussions around all aspects of cannabis business, health, regulation and opportunities. With dedicated meeting rooms and a dealmakers’ lounge, delegates have access to a dedicated app where they can reach out to and set up meetings with the exhibitors, convention speakers as well as cannabis business entrepreneurs, investors and experts.
“Sandton Convention Centre is about to once again become the African meeting point for the global cannabis industry,” says Howarth. “From a business and regulatory perspective, if you’re in the local cannabis industry, or looking to do cannabis business in Africa, you need to be at The Cannabis Expo.”
While cannabis is big business, there is also a whole lot of fun to be had at The Cannabis Expo. The Cannabis Food Market runs over the four days, with a wide range of cannabis-infused foods and drinks on offer.
Also accessed by all expo visitors is The Freedom Festival, the ultimate music event for cannabis enthusiasts, providing a vibrant outdoor festival environment, including a festival stage hosting popular bands, artists and DJs throughout the event.
The Cannabis Expo presented by JuicyFields takes place from 18 to 21 November 2021, 10am – 18:00, at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Tickets and delegate passes now available from R150. For tickets or more information visit www.thecannabisexpo.co.za