For more than a year and a half Chicago’s expo and convention industry took a catastrophic turn due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As 2021 has progressed more and more large gathering events have reopened their doors with specific health protocols and guidelines and now, this October, McCormick Place is playing host to an event return of epic proportions. The United State’s largest CBD & hemp event, The USA CBD Expo, is coming to Chicago. Check out the details for how you can get involved or attend this one-of-a-kind event!
Where: McCormick Place | 2301 S King Dr, Chicago, IL 60616
When: October 28-30, 2021
Presented by three of the world’s best cannabis seed banks; Rocket Seeds, Vancoast Seeds, and Crop King Seeds, the recently successful USA CBD Expo Atlanta brought in over 7000 attendees. Of those, more than 52% were industry buyers and professionals, making B2B networking one of the most important aspects of the show. In addition, investors, entrepreneurs, and enthusiasts alike benefited from learning about multiple topics presented by more than 70 expert speakers who shared their insights on current market trends surrounding CBD, hemp, and other high-demand alternative products like Delta 8, Kratom, and Mushrooms.
Wanting to bring together a rapidly expanding industry under one roof, these innovative event organizers have consistently evolved their focus to remain at the vanguard of industry trends. This evolution means reaching out to include thousands of business owners who are also expanding to include products outside of the scope of previous versions of the show.
“…we were surprised to see how many vendors had alternative products in their booths different from CBD and Hemp, it really gives us a perspective of where the industry is heading” – said Jason Monti, Director of Sales at USA CBD Expo, “…our team has been working tirelessly to help us evolve into a new kind of event where USA CBD Expo will become a category among others that make up the alternative product’s industry.”
This paradigm shift in the scope of what USA CBD Expo aims to become represents the most significant change that the event organizers have undertaken since Vape Conventions and Vape South America merged with USA CBD Expo. And just like then, they are confident that this move will result in growth, not only for the event (which is already the nation’s largest) but for the industry as a whole. With continued investment in marketing and business development, USA CBD Expo keeps expanding its shows despite the many challenges that the pandemic has brought on for the general event industry. As the nation gets a grip on the pandemic and returns to business-as-usual, this leading brand prepares to host what they expect to be their biggest event of the year; and that brings us to USA CBD Expo Chicago presented by 3Chi.
In total, you can expect over 300+ vendors and 50+ speakers in attendance—all of whom are industry experts and authority figures. Follow these links for a full exhibitor and speaker list. And if you needed anymore convincing about just how electric this event is primed to be, check out the video from Atlanta’s 2021 event.