The New England Cannabis Network (NECANN) was conceived in 2014 during a discussion lamenting the lack of established resource hubs for the rapidly expanding Cannabis industry in New England. Events where businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers could connect, learn, and grow were needed, and we felt a locally owned and operated convention model focused on the New England market (and each state’s medical and recreational status) would be a superior alternative to the generic national canna-convention franchises. Rather than focusing on what the New England Cannabis Industry can do for us, NECANN takes a collaborative approach to our shows that has resulted in consistently high ROI for exhibitors, sponsors, patients, and attendees, facilitating growth for all.
NECANN launched a series of successful events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine in 2015, drawing more than 10,000 attendees, hundreds of vendors, and dozens of speakers. Since then, we have added events in Vermont, Western Mass, and a partnership event in Reno, making NECANN the largest cannabis industry convention series in the U.S. In 2017, our Boston, Portland, and Providence events were the three largest (in terms of exhibitors & attendees) cannabis industry events in New England. As we prepare for our 4th Annual conventions (and the launch of three new ones) with recreational cannabis now legal in both Massachusetts and Maine, we are uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value and exciting growth opportunities to every aspect of the cannabis and hemp industries.
The New England Cannabis Convention is unique in that it serves both the B2B, B2C communities, as well patients and caregivers. Every single facet of the industry is represented, including: Accounting, Insurance, Marketing, Banking, Payment Processing, Botanicals, Patient Advocacy, Diversity & Inclusion, Storage, Packaging, Dosing Equipment, Patient Education, Medical Experts, Displays & Fixtures, Grow Lights, Hemp Industry , Hydroponics & Cultivation Products, Infused Products, Inventory Tracking, Legal Resources, Licensing Services, Medical Resources, Smoking, vaping, and dabbing accessories, POS & Management Software, Private Equity & Investment Resources, Training & Education, Security Services & Equipment, Testing & Lab Services, Tinctures, Salves, & Topicals.
We hope to see you at one of our conventions; if you see one of us, please feel free to introduce yourself and share your thoughts on what you would like to see at the next one! New England is our home, and we want to do our part to help make the cannabis industry here the huge success we know it can be!