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CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 22, 2021 – Cannabis Conference, North America’s premier plant-touching event that brings together thousands of industry experts, is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Anthony to Director of Sales.

Anthony has been instrumental in the rapid growth of the Cannabis Conference and its award-winning media brand, Cannabis Business Times (CBT), since acquiring and printing CBT in 2015. In this new role as Director of Sales, he will work on expanding the Cannabis Conference sales team, which provides exhibition and marketing opportunities for solution providers to breeders, pharmacy operators and extraction professionals in the legal cannabis and hemp industries. Anthony will also oversee the sales growth of the Cannabis Business Times, Hemp Grower, and Hemp Grower Conference.

“Based on Scott’s strong track record over the past six years in the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp markets, he is the right person to lead the continued growth of the industry’s premier licensed operator conference,” Cannabis Conference and Cannabis Business Times’ Group Publisher Jim Gilbride said.

Scott Anthony, Cannabis Conference Sales Director

“It has been exciting to see these markets grow exponentially since the introduction of CBT,” said Anthony. “The Cannabis Conference creates an invaluable opportunity by taking the foundation of CBT’s high quality education and marketing platform and translating it into a curated personal experience. Each year, exhibitors look forward to meeting thousands of targeted decision makers looking for solutions to improve their business. I look forward to leading our talented sales team to expand these marketing and events opportunities in 2022. “

According to Grandview Research, the global cannabis market will exceed $ 70 billion by 2028. Additionally, according to the Brightfield Group, the CBD market is expected to grow 202% over the next five years to $ 16 billion in 2026.

In line with the exponential growth of the industry, the Cannabis Conference has grown from a small event in Oakland, California to an established industry conference that brings more than 3,000 cannabis professionals to Las Vegas. In 2022, more than 200 exhibitors will offer products and solutions exclusively for farmers, retailers and manufacturing professionals on an area of ​​85,000 square meters. These providers include, but are not limited to, software, supplies, equipment, advisory and legal services, and more. The 2022 Cannabis Conference also features over 40 industry-leading training sessions led by the expertise of over 90 speakers and panelists.

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About the cannabis conference

Cannabis Conference is the leading education provider for plant-contacting companies in the legal cannabis and hemp markets. The 2022 Cannabis Conference will take place August 23-25, 2022 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will bring together more than 3,000 industry experts as well as more than 200 exhibitors from industry-leading technologies, solutions and services for cannabis cultivation, extraction and retail. The educational program of the Cannabis Conference includes over 40 sessions and over 90 speakers, the content of which is led by the Advisory Board of the Cannabis Conference 2022 from respected operators who come into contact with plants. Cannabis Conference is produced by B2B publisher GIE Media, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio. More information is available at