A major CBD show is to be held in Las Vegas next month in what is billed as “an epic collaboration of two industries”.
The CBD.io event will take place on 9th and 10th November in conjunction with VapExpo – “one of the world’s leading vape expos”.
US-based organisers of the event at the Las Vegas Convention Center told CBD-Intel “all the main players” in the CBD industry would be represented, mentioning Blue Moon, Charlotte’s Webb, and “Instagram king” Dan Bilzerian.
Various prominent figures in the field, including chefs, doctors and basketball players will be present to discuss the future of the industry. Speakers will include CBD-Intel’s managing director, Tim Phillips.
Two stages will be turned into social media studios live-streaming the event around the globe.
Promotional materials promise domestic and international buyers from a range of industries, covering healthcare to pets, to sports nutrition, to food, to textiles, to alternative medicine.
Explaining the collaboration, CBD-io said: “The vape industry has been one of the earliest adopters of hemp products, fueling the rapid growth of education and use since its beginning. Partnering with VapExpo facilitates this growth by combining the exhibit space to allow vendors, buyers and affiliates the chance to do business in one central location.”
Organisers expect around 12,000-15,000 people to attend over the course of the two days, during which a multi-episode documentary will be filmed for Netflix.
The vape event, an expansion into the US of the French-based VapExpo, which recently held its tenth show in Paris, promises to provide “unparalleled international exposure in a professional environment”.
Organisers say it will include virtually every major industry player. There will be a wrap party on the Saturday evening, according to the ticketline for the event.
“Their main mission is to just deliver a professional vape show in a pure business setting,” one of the US-based organisers said. They contrasted this with previous vape shows which they say have sometimes focused on free giveaways, loud music and other non-business-oriented draws.
VapExpo Las Vegas will feature a series of seminars promising to “bullet-proof” vape shops and distributors, called the “Trade Secrets Series”.
The programme for the show also highlights a “modders gallery” where visitors will be invited to “discover the pinnacle of high-end hardware from around the world”.
Among participants will be companies such as Blu, Charlie’s Chalk Dust, Cosmic Fog Vapors, Mad Hatter Juice, and Smok.
– Daniel Mollenkamp CBD-Intel staff