Cape Town, get ready because the biggest cannabis event on the continent is back in town. Despite a 2-year pandemic break, this dynamic industry has grown rapidly and now The Cannabis Expo is preparing for its biggest expo yet in the Mother City in line with Government’s renewed focus on this flourishing industry. At his SONA address earlier this month, President Ramaphosa announced his plans to review current frameworks and look at easing policies to help the cannabis sector grow.
Hosted at GrandWest from 24 to 27 March, The Cannabis Expo Cape Town is the largest trade and consumer expo of its kind on the African continent and includes over 150 exhibitors, networking and entertainment spaces, The Cannabis Food Market where you can try and buy foods, drinks and treats with a cannabis buzz, as well as The Cannabis Convention that hosts moderated panel discussions and presentations from global industry leaders.
With a huge selection of cannabis-related products and services already legally on the market, The Cannabis Expo hosts businesses and professionals from all sectors of the industry: agriculture, healthcare, medicine, technology, product retailers and innovators, legislation groups and government departments.
Throughout the event, visitors are able to enjoy and participate in talks, presentations and panel discussions with cannabis industry leaders, experts, activists and government representatives on a variety of cannabis-related topics. Get clued up about the laws around cannabis, how to get a grower’s permit, what tools, lights and fertilisers are needed to grow the best crops, the wide range of health benefits of cannabis, the vast business opportunities the cannabis industry has to offer, and so much more.
“It’s great to be back in Cape Town, and after the recent government moves to further open up the cannabis industry we have seen a huge increase in exhibitors with new cannabis opportunities on offer”, says Expo Director Silas Howarth. “Whether you’re interested in cannabis and finding out about the latest cannabis products, or just want to have a good time with cannabis vibes, or if you’re serious about getting into the cannabis industry, you need to be at The Cannabis Expo.”
New to the upcoming Cape Town event, The JuicyFields Freedom Festival at the expo is the ultimate space for cannabis enthusiasts, providing a vibrant outdoor festival environment where visitors, delegates and exhibitors to the accompanying cannabis expo and convention events congregate throughout the 4 days. The festival includes a Festival Stage hosting popular bands, artists and DJs throughout the event, comfy relaxation areas and catering spaces including The Cannabis Food Market where visitors can browse and enjoy the latest in cannabis-infused and cannabis-inspired culinary delights. The festival and food market is accessible at no charge to all visitors and VIP delegate ticket holders who attend the expo. Cornel van der Watt Internationally recognised as the “White Lion” will once again be in attendance at this year’s Expo. Be sure to look out for their interesting display area and feel free to engage with Cornel himself when there.
“The demand has been massive, with many new international exhibitors joining the best of the local cannabis-related industry, making for an exciting and diverse event for Cape Town visitors,” says Howarth, “Expo tickets and VIP delegate passes are now available online at a discounted pre-sale rate, so don’t miss out.”
What to expect:
- Over 150 Exhibitors – Representing the entire cannabis industry
- The Cannabis Food Market – Browse and enjoy cannabis-infused meals, treats and drinks
- The JuicyFields Freedom Festival – A vibrant outdoor festival environment hosting bands, artists and DJs
- The Shroom Expo – A first in Africa, find out more about all things shrooms
- The Convention Stage (Thursday and Friday)- Global industry leaders presenting talks and taking part in moderated panel discussions
- The Expo Stage (Saturday and Sunday)- Presentations around cannabis-related topics that cover health, agriculture, legislation, finance and more
- A private space at The Cannabis Expo where members can legally use cannabis and “self-medicate” in the heart of Cape Town
Thursday, 24 March 2022: 10h00 – 18h00
Friday, 25 March 2022: 10h00 – 18h00
Saturday, 26 March 2022: 10h00 – 18h00
Sunday, 27March 2022: 10h00 – 16h00
Get Your Tickets Here
DAY PASS – R150 PRE-SALE|200 AT THE DOOR, This includes 1-day access to The Cannabis Expo, Food Market and JuicyFields Freedom Festival
VIP DELEGATE TICKET – R990 PRE-SALE|R1 490 AT THE DOOR, This includes:
4-day access to The Cannabis Expo, Food Market and JuicyFields Freedom Festival
VIP Seating at All Panel Discussions and Presentations
Exclusive Access to The Delegate’s VIP Area – Networking & Business Spaces, Dedicated VIP Catering Area
Delegate VIP Profile on Whova – Official convention app, allowing you to connect with & set up meetings with other Delegates, Speakers & Exhibitors
Attend the Official Networking Cocktail Hour, 6-7 PM on Thursday and Friday at the expo
Attend the JuicyFields Official VIP After-Party