Since 2014 NECANN has been creating resource hubs for the rapidly expanding Cannabis industry. Events where businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers can connect, learn, and grow. We feel that individually created conventions focused on each local market’s needs and opportunities are a superior alternative to the generic national canna-convention franchises found everywhere. Rather than focusing on what the Cannabis Industry can do for us, NECANN takes a collaborative approach to each of our conventions that has resulted in consistently high ROI for exhibitors, sponsors, attendees, and the local cannabis market as a whole, facilitating growth for all.
NECANN events are unique in the cannabis space in several ways: (1) Rather than waiting until the battle for cannabis normalization is won before launching a convention in a new market, we search out potential markets that need help and join the fight. (2) As part of that commitment, we donate 10% of the exhibit floor booth space at each convention to local cannabis advocacy groups and non-profits. (3) Even after legalization, our events continue to serve not just the B2B communities, but patients, caregivers, and recreational consumers as well. Every single facet of the industry is represented as our events, including: Accounting, Insurance, Marketing, Banking, Payment Processing, Botanicals, Patient Advocacy, Diversity & Inclusion, Storage, Packaging, Dosing Equipment, Patient Education, Medical Experts, Displays & Fixtures, Grow Lights, Hemp Industry , Hydroponics & Cultivation Products, Infused Products, Inventory Tracking, Legal Resources, Licensing Services, Medical Resources, Smoking, vaping, and dabbing accessories, POS & Management Software, Private Equity & Investment Resources, Training & Education, Security Services & Equipment, Testing & Lab Services, Tinctures, Salves, & Topicals.
If you see one of us at one of our conventions, please feel free to introduce yourself and share your thoughts on what you would like to see at the next one! If you are an cannabis-related advocacy group or non-profit in a market we host a convention and would like to be considered for a donated booth, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an introduction and links to your organization.
Marc Shepard – Co-founder, President
Jeff Lawrence – Co-founder
Beth Waterfall – Programming Director
Kris Hultgren – Development Director | Development Director
Dave Gerth – Exhibitor-Sponsorship Sales
Shannon Goyette – Exhibitor-sponsorship Sales
David Day – Social Media Manager