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MJ Biz Con 2017 Numbers...

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MJBizCon has quickly become a heavyweight in the event space, ranking as the fastest-growing trade show in the country and attracting more attendees than many mainstream industry gatherings.

This year’s conference – the sixth edition – attracted more than 18,000 cannabis professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center, a record for the event and the marijuana industry. That represents a 67% increase from last year’s show.

Here’s what you need to know about the conference:

This year, 678 companies exhibited at the event – a 111% increase from the 2016 show. Exhibiting companies spanned all sectors of the industry, from banking, security, packaging and marketing firms to consultants, cultivation equipment manufacturers and infused product companies.
Nearly 11% of all conference attendees – 1,932 in total – hailed from outside the U.S. Canada had the largest International presence at the show, accounting for over 75% of the non-domestic audience.
Exhibition floor space more than doubled compared to last year’s conference, rising from 45,000 net square feet in 2016 to over 100,000 in 2017.
Walking through each aisle of the exhibition floor at an average pace of 2 miles per hour would have taken about 45 minutes. Having a five-minute conversation with each vendor at the show would have taken just under 57 hours.
Eli McVey can be reached at elim@mjbizdaily.com