In the dynamic landscape of the cannabis industry, one event stands out as a true pioneer and a must-attend experience for enthusiasts, professionals, and curious minds alike: NECANN. As NECANN marks its 10th anniversary in 2024, the excitement is palpable, and the evolution of this cannabis conference is nothing short of remarkable.
The journey began in February 2015 when NECANN Boston made its debut. Mark Sheppard, the visionary behind the event, takes us back to those early days, reminiscing about the inaugural show and the unexpected challenges posed by the New England Patriots making the Superbowl that year. Despite the initial hiccups, NECANN persevered and steadily grew, becoming a cornerstone in the cannabis event calendar.
One of the notable developments for NECANN 2024 is the expansion to three exhibit halls, breaking new ground for the conference. Mark Sheppard shares the behind-the-scenes efforts that went into securing an additional hall, allowing them to condense the show to a thrilling two-day experience. This not only accommodates more exhibitors but also brings joy to the vendors who no longer need to extend their stay through Sunday.
The excitement doesn’t stop there. NECANN is not just a trade show; it’s a comprehensive cannabis experience. In 2024, attendees can expect five programming tracks, including four workshops, a first-time offering with full access tickets. The addition of the Green Market Reports Finance Summit on Friday is a groundbreaking move, showcasing NECANN’s commitment to staying at the forefront of industry trends. This partnership promises a wealth of insights into the financial aspects of the cannabis world.
One highlight that has become a tradition at NECANN is the NECANN Cup award show, scheduled for Saturday. This prestigious event recognizes and celebrates outstanding contributions to the cannabis industry. As the excitement builds for this year’s winners, the NECANN team is keeping the details under wraps, adding an extra layer of anticipation.
Mark unveils the thought process behind the selection of speakers for NECANN 2024. As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, the focus is on showcasing the best and brightest from the New England cannabis community. With keynotes, panels, and discussions covering a range of topics, from social equity to psychedelics, NECANN promises an immersive experience for all attendees.
As the conversation veers into the charm of Boston, Mark and Dimitri share anecdotes about the city’s historical significance and its welcoming atmosphere. From the quaint cobblestone streets of Newbury to the exhilarating Boston Marathon memories, they paint a vivid picture of why Boston in March is the ideal backdrop for NECANN.
The interview wraps up with a reminder of the event’s dates—March 22nd and 23rd, 2024—and encourages readers to secure their tickets early at NECANN.com. Whether you’re a seasoned industry professional or someone looking to explore the cannabis landscape, NECANN Boston 2024 promises an unforgettable experience filled with knowledge, networking, and the celebration of a decade of cannabis convergence. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this historic event!