Hosted by the Beverage Trade Network, the buzzing Cannabis Drinks Expo returns to San Francisco for 4th year on July 27, 2023 and to Chicago for its 3rd year on August 1, 2023.

Cannabis Drinks Expo is for anyone involved in the cannabis beverages supply chain or looking to get into cannabis beverages. Both San Francisco and Chicago saw a huge networking opportunity for anyone curious about the future direction of the cannabis drinks industry in the United States.

2023 Cannabis Drinks Expo show’s in San Francisco and Chicago will continue to focus in “Growing the Category” with 4 main areas. The conference and trade show will be planned around the below pillars.

Creating End Consumer Pull 

One of the main challenges the cannabis drinks category faces is to create end consumer demand. CDE will work with speakers, visitors, exhibitors and media to create more end consumer awareness on Cannabis Beverages.

The ultimate demand in consumers will help dispensaries and retailers stock cannabis beverages which will help the entire supply chain.

Educating Consumers on Cannabis Beverages

The second pillar that CDE will focus on will be inducing end consumers with more technical information and on why they should ‘try’ cannabis beverages.

CDE will work with key influencers in the next 12 months to educate current cannabis consumers on cannabis beverages and also craft beer, wine and spirits drinkers on how cannabis beverages can also be part of their social consumption.

State Bottlenecks

One of the common feedback CDE got was to have other state co-packers and MSO’s at both the locations as they are key to unlocking some logistical and legal bottlenecks that we have in place in the US market.

CDE will work on getting leading co-packers and MSO’s as exhibitors in 2023. This will help current and new brands expand their distribution.

National and International Theme

This year will also have a focus on bringing international and other state participants where companies can partner with each other to open new markets.

From left to right: Sid Patel (CEO and Founder), Ankita Okate (Events Head and Global Growth) and Mauricio Perez (CTO) of Beverage Trade Network (BTN), Organizers of CDE.

BTN hosts 16 events around the world including London, Paris and Shanghai.

Dates and Location

San Francisco: July 27, 2023, South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Boulevard South San Francisco, California Chicago: August 1, 2023, Morgan MFG, 401 N Morgan St Suite #204A, Chicago, IL 60642, United States.

Cannabis Drinks Expo Conference Sessions

Beverage Trade Network is known for its insightful conferences. You can expect a solid speaker line up on ‘how to’ sessions in both San Francisco and Chicago which will help you get into cannabis beverage sector, which will help you save money by learning and mainly help you navigate your current business and grow.

You will learn on how to work with co-packers, how to sell effectively in dispensaries, what are cannabis distributors looking for, what trends to expect and how to do business with MSO’s and more. The conference will also include a technical panel which will focus on product development.

Networking Party

Don’t miss the the cocktail party at the Double Tree Hotel next to the expo venue in San Francisco and at Morgan MFG in Chicago after the event. Grab a drink or two and network with speakers, exhibitors, and peers.

Can’t attend in person? Secure the recorded sessions with an all track pass. We’d love to see you in person and hang out with us, learn, network and also have a drink at the after party! However, if you’d prefer to attend virtually, the Powerpoints and videos of the speakers’ talks will be available.

You will be able to watch all the sessions in your own time and have access to Powerpoint presentations so you can learn and apply the information in your business. Both Exhibitor and Visitor Registration is now open, and you can get your passes now to save on tickets.

If you would like more information, please contact Sid Patel at or call +1 855 481 1112. Website:

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