The Highest Level Networking Event in the Cannabinoid Industry
We are the creators of the ORIGINAL CBD Expo Tour, and it's personal. 

Powered by Delta 8 Magazine and CBD Health & Wellness Magazine, our driving force is education and we’ve been doing it for eleven years, when the CEO of MACE Media Group, Celeste Miranda, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Our education panels are unmatched, connecting physicians, scientists, industry experts, researchers, and thought leaders. Coming up will be our 25th stop on the CBD Expo TOUR where we bring the magazines alive in our conferences, connecting store owners and other professionals with the trending products they are looking for. Our exclusive Industry Buyers Club is highly vetted and personal invitations are sent to attend our events. These are the people you want your product to be in front of.

Our conferences are boutique and rooted in quality. Our goal isn’t for you to scan as many badges as you can. Our goal is for you to make that life-changing deal or connection. We tune our event to high-caliber exhibitors that “get it” and provide them with data and continued promotion AFTER the event. We are partners for our exhibitors and providers for our attendees. Sales are done on our floor. Samples are given freely.

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Other Upcoming Locations in 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina
JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 1, 2022
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa at 5400 John Q. Hammons NW, Concord, NC 28027
Dallas, Texas
MARCH 31-APRIL 1, 2022
Hyatt Regency Dallas Downtown at Reunion at 300 Reunion Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207
St. Paul, Minnesota
August 18-19, 2022
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront, an IHG Hotel at 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101
Orlando, Florida
october 6-7, 2022
Hilton Orlando at
6001 Destination Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32819
Los Angeles, California (CBD Expo ONLY)
December 1-2, 2022
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE at 900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Countdown to Indy...
Indianapolis, IN Conference Location
7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Exclusive Stage Series for the Indy Expo December 9-10, 2021
Agenda: Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Agenda: Thursday, December 9, 2021
9:15 AM
The Pro's and Con's of Using a White Label Service for Cannabinoid Products
Find out just how beneficial white labeling can be for your business, along with potential drawbacks that may make it a less favorable option depending on your business’s needs, goals, and circumstances. You will learn more about the white labeling process, how it works, what to expect, as well as what could go wrong, and how to handle it. Identify and compare the primary advantages and disadvantages to give you all the information you need to decide if a white-label service is right for you.
Jane Doe
moderator
Kevin Fortin, Attorney
PANELIST
Ethan Wehr, Client Advisor
PANELIST
Preston Campbell, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Matthew Roland, Sales Director
PANELIST
10:15 AM
All About Conversions: Converting CBD Into THC-O, HHC, THCP, THCV and Other Isometric Conversions
The science of converting CBD into other cannabinoids has gained ground quickly over the past few years, and with good reason. With a rapidly expanding cannabinoid market, find out why it’s growing so fast and why it’s important to know now, as well as for the future of cannabinoid products and sales. Uncover tips, techniques, and conversion best practices from leading industry experts to stay ahead of the competition and at the forefront of cannabinoid conversion methods and technology.
Jerry King, CEO
moderator
Vince Sanders, Owner
PANELIST
Benjamin Walls, COO
PANELIST
Steven P. Bennett, Founder
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
11:15 AM
Same Yet Different: The Extraction of Mushrooms and Cannabinoids
Mushrooms and cannabis are the headline grabbers.  They are distinctly different and have the same barriers to moving forward in a consistent scientific process.  Mushrooms are consumed around the world.  Flavors and fragrances help with meals.  They hold many compounds with great value once extracted, also.  Cannabis is not a typical dinner garnish or ingredient.  Both of the plants need to be extracted to gain the concentrated form to put into a medicine.  The use of cell blasting technology has proven successful.  From water and ethanol history to looking at how to do this on a small scale, pilot, to industrial-scale will be discussed.
Catherine Sidman
moderator
Dominic Annunziato, Founder
PANELIST
Dr. John MacKay, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Keith Johnson, Owner
PANELIST
Dacia L. Boehning
PANELIST
12:15 PM
CBD Advertising: What Claims to Avoid While Promoting Your Products
The margins for lawful CBD advertising are extremely narrow. CBD products can’t make health
claims, yet they’re made predominantly for health reasons. It’s like chocolate milk not being
able to make taste claims. Ideally, CBD companies should only be worried about making quality
products rather than tightroping across an advertising minefield of technicalities. But the status
quo of the CBD industry is far from ideal. Nevertheless, CBD businesses can adapt and learn to
navigate it successfully.
Ryan Allio, VP
moderator
Chris Fontes, CEO
PANELIST
Derek Webber, President
PANELIST
Catherine Artzt, CEO
PANELIST
Josh Smith, President
PANELIST
1:15 PM
Neuroscience: Cannabinoids and Brain Health
Cannabinoids and brain health is a subject of great controversy, though it should not be. Cannabidiol’s (CBD) role in relieving intractable seizures managed to grab reputable headlines in 2018. Recent studies have also highlighted the potential of cannabinoids in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids is ongoing and promising.
Cpt. Jason Straw, USAF, Nurse Corp 
moderator
Greg Gerdeman, CEO
PANELIST
Michele Finn, Proprietor
PANELIST
Brandon R. Brooks, CEO
PANELIST
Reginald Stanfield, President
PANELIST
2:15 PM
The Proper Storage of Cannabinoid Extracts
Learn from the pros about how to properly store cannabinoid extracts. Proper storage can preserve product potency, limit cannabinoid degradation, and extend product shelf-life.
Understand the importance of regulating critical environmental factors like temperature, humidity, exposure to oxygen and light, and how they can affect your extracts. Identify ways to control and manipulate these factors to your advantage, and be able to mitigate your risks for product contamination, degradation, or loss.
Jerry King, CEO
moderator
John MacKay, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
Marshall Williams, President
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
3:15 PM
Exploring Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, Ketamine & Other Psychedelics
Psychedelics are the intersection of science, philosophy, and spirituality, which many experts
and laymen alike believe to provide glimpses of and even portals to the divine. Find out the
unique spells that psychedelics cast on the brain to unlock the secret doorways to the furthest
corners of our psyche, treat deep-rooted mental health issues like depression, and plant a
special seed within you that you can continue to nurture long after the trip has come to an end.
Chris Fontes, CEO
moderator
James Kalish, Manager
PANELIST
Daniel Sliva, Ph.D, CSO
PANELIST
Rebecca Zirkle, Founder
PANELIST
Dominic Annunziato, Founder
PANELIST
4:15 PM
Cannabinoid Entrepreneurship: How to Build the Green American Dream
The cannabinoid industry is opening up the doors to entrepreneur-type individuals looking to capitalize on what's expected to be a $30-billion industry by the year 2025. With those numbers, there's plenty of pie to go around, giving those who have their sights set on selling and distributing cannabinoid products, like CBD or Delta-8, plenty of opportunities. But before you dive into a cannabinoid business, there are plenty of questions that need answers to ensure you're headed in the right direction. What are the legalities of the specific cannabinoid you're looking to sell? Should you embark on an eCommerce venture or stick to brick-and-mortar (or both)? Where should you look for reputable vendors and other third-party services? Join us at our upcoming conference where you'll find everything you need to start and grow a lucrative business in the world of cannabinoids.
Sarah Cotterill, CEO
moderator
Chris Fontes, CEO
PANELIST
Dr. Jon Thompson, CEO
PANELIST
Joe Linne, Chief Hempster
PANELIST
Ryan Allio, Vp
PANELIST
Agenda: Friday, December 10th, 2021
9:15 AM
Innovations in Extract Testing Equipment
Extraction is an essential part of the process from plant to shelves.  Innovation in formulations has emphasized the extraction of the compounds from the plant to meet the ingredients list.  While minimizing the capital and operating costs, meeting the requirements has been a challenge for companies.  At line and inline testing equipment is has not moved at the same rate as extraction equipment.  What are the challenges to overcome?  Where are the choke points in the process that would save time and money?  What is being worked on currently?  How could you update current products to take advantage of today?
Catherine Sidman
moderator
John MacKay, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Josh Smith, President
PANELIST
Ryan Skaar, COO
PANELIST
Marshall Williams, President
PANELIST
10:15 AM
The Latest Consumer Data on Delta 8 and CBD
Businesses collect a lot of data about their consumers. This not only costs money, but it also costs precious time. Consumer data should inform decision making and designing of customer engagements. This should lead to the delivery of exceptional shopping experiences that will set your business a notch higher than your competitors. Unfortunately, most canna-businesses do not know how to extract the most valuable information from consumer data. Consequently, consumer data rarely translates to improved efficiency and profitability. Where does your business lie? Join us in this panel as we explore the latest consumer data and show you how to leverage this information to drive your sales through the roof.
Jane Doe
Moderator
Thomas R. Nolasco, Partner
PANELIST
Frank Lloyd, Owner
PANELIST
Cpt. Jason Straw, USAF, Nurse Corp
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
11:15 AM
Integrative and Plant Medicine Cellular Health
Welcome to the intersection between integrative medicine and plant medicine. Learn about the importance of integrative medicine, what it is, and why doctors are embracing these types of science-based alternative therapies to prevent and treat various diseases, as well as maintain general health. Discover how combining it with plant medicine as an alternative practice has such a powerful impact on our cellular health, and why it’s important for the future of modern medicine.
Jane Doe
moderator
Reginald Stanfield, President
PANELIST
Preston Campbell, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
12:15 PM
Psilocybin Tryptamines: Psilocin, Baeocystin, Norbaeocystim and Aeruginascin
Navigate the complexities of several psilocybin tryptamines. Find out what they are, how they work, what they’re used for. Learn more about who these compounds can benefit, and what medical conditions for which they may be best suited. Through expert discussion, discover their unique potential for several different therapeutic applications, and what this means for the future of psychedelic use in therapy.
Dominick Annunziato, Founder
moderator
Daniel Sliva, Ph.D, CSO
PANELIST
Rebecca Zirkle, Founder
PANELIST
Dacia L. Boehning
PANELIST
Jane Doe
PANELIST
1:15 PM
Expert Debunks: The Myths Associated with Cannabinoid Processing
The three top myths will be discussed.  First, my way (fill in the blank) is the ONLY way to make (fill in the blank).  Second, “there is nothing more to be discovered in cannabis processing”.   And thirdly, “I will meet all the government standards, including T Free”. The myths affect the science and business of cannabis profitability.
John MacKay, Ph.D. 
Moderator
Dr. Jon Thompson, CEO
PANELIST
Derek Webber, President
PANELIST
Jerry King, CEO
PANELIST
Ryan Skaar, COO
PANELIST
2:15 PM
How to Build a Highly Successful Cannabis Business in the Ever Changing Gray Regulatory World
Each member brings years of experience and knowledge. As an attorney specializing in FDA/DEA/pharmaceuticals, Brian Dickerson, JD, will discuss liability, legality of the deltas, and what you need to be doing as a business owner. Dr. Curran is a tenured regulator with a PhD in chemistry. He will give his perspective as a regulator who tests and inspects products in the state of Florida. He will also share the chemistry behind the deltas. Heather Elrod, is a highly successful nationally recognized CEO both inside and outside of the franchise world. She will discuss how you build and scale a successful business with nationwide distribution. Dr. Greg Gerdeman, has a PhD in Pharmacology from Vanderbilt University. He is a nationally known expert in cannabis. He will discuss how cannabis works in the body, especially the deltas. He's also built a successful grow and dispensary in W VA as well as FL. Director Holly Bell, has built and runs the Florida State Hemp Program as well as the Edibles portion of the Medical Program. She will give her input as a regulator who has created laws and rules. She'll also discuss where the regulations are headed with the deltas.
Holly Bell, Director
moderator
Greg Gerdeman, CEO
PANELIST
Matthew Curran, Ph.D.
PANELIST
Brian Dickerson, JD
PANELIST
Heather Elrod, CEO
PANELIST
Awards to be given at the Indy Afterparty!
Competition open ONLY to exhibiting products. Please submit onsite at the registration counter.

Best in Show
Delta 8 Product
Best in Show
CBD Product
Best in Show
Cannabinoid Vape
Best in Show
Cannabinoid Edible
Best in Show
Cannabinoid Beverage
Dr. John MacKay
Scientific Innovation
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