At Vancouver’s next big weed get-together, you can expect less tie-dye and more suit-and-tie.
Organizers of the International Cannabis Business Conference this week at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver expect a crowd of 650 or more to attend over Thursday and Friday.
And with tickets to attend the conference running upwards of $600 each, the event might have more of a corporate feel than the average 4/20 rally.
There has been no shortage of cannabis conferences passing through Vancouver in recent months: the Cannabis Hemp Conference came to the Westin Bayshore in July, and last month brought bothCanadian Cannabis Business Week and the Lift Cannabis Expo to downtown Vancouver.
But the International Cannabis Business Conference seeks to differentiate itself from other events with its global scope and ambitions, said conference organizer and founder Alex Rogers this week. The first editions of the conference were held in San Francisco and Portland, and next April, organizers will take it to Berlin. Plans are in motion, Rogers said, for 2018 events in Australia and Croatia.