When Canadian recreational cannabis was legalized, there were only 158 stores servicing the entire country in November 2018. By November, 2021, there were 2,700. Trends suggest the number could reach 3,700 by the end of this year.
The O’Canna Retail Summit & Expo was created in response to this unprecedented sales development. An event within the larger event of O’Cannabiz, the Retail Expo is our first trade show exclusively devoted to the point-of-sale side of the cannabis industry.
It’s a national all-business event, focused on the needs and goals of retailers, operators of dispensaries, and their suppliers without the distraction of consumers and the public! In a period of phenomenal expansion, the Retail Expo is the place to strengthen a supply chain and solidify new contacts. All the products, services and know-how needed to open and maintain a successful cannabis retail operation will be on hand.
More directly, our Retail Zone Summit Stage will offer a two-day business-dedicated training program. It’s a “retail school” of sorts that will feature peers and experts ready to advise established and aspiring retailers on both the big picture and the smallest of details they’ll face as they gain a foothold in this burgeoning business. Everything from best-practice customer service, merchandising, promotion and tech tips will be covered in our 360-degree approach to retail.
Elevating Cannabis Retail
As we collectively envision our future marketplace we will examine social responsibilities and concerns, such as advocacy, eliminating the persistent illicit market, effective practices for keeping cannabis out of the hands of minors, social justice and equity, access to medical cannabis, and industry viability.
The Retail Experience Reimagined
In this rapidly changing industry, we are combining invaluable advice from experts on modern commerce technology to deliver seamless customer experiences, merchandising, add-on sales, customer service, and buying/vendor practices with solutions focus on cannabis retail data mastery, digital marketing, PPC strategies, retail store environments, and customer retention programs that will dramatically increase cannabis retail profits!
Join us for this two-day event and have access to:
- More than 20 educational sessions, featuring nationally recognized speakers, trainers, and industry experts on two stages on Expo Floor
- Exhibit Hall with industry experts
- Unlimited networking and referral building opportunities
- Option to attend O’Cannabiz Awards Gala Dinner at Casa Loma (including new Retail categories)
- Awards host comedian Gerry Dee and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Tommy Chong
Who Should Attend
The O’Canna Retail Summit & Expo will connect business professionals with common interests. Buyers, vendors, investors, accessory suppliers, display and interior designers, regulators, budtenders, recreational retail owners, and medical dispensary operators will network and compare experiences and expectations.
So, join us at the O’Canna Retail Summit & Expo June 1-3, 2022 and discover what’s “in-store” for the future!