New West Summit is Powering the Future of the Cannabis Industry


New West’s Oakland event will feature investors, tech companies, and media outlets operating in the cannabis space.

The New West Summit is back for its third annual Bay Area event. The last two events were held in San Francisco, but this year’s summit will be held in Oakland. The three-day convention will be open October 13-14 for industry members. A third day will be open to consumers looking to learn more about the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

While the past events have been successful, there is quite a bit of buzz going around in anticipation for New West’s next show.


“This year’s event is exciting for me as with two years under our belt it really feels like we are an established conference that is helping to shape the future of the industry in a significant manner,” Jim McAlpine, Executive Director of New West Summit told mg. “I’m also happy to be holding New West Summit in Oakland this year as I consider it the true epicenter of the California cannabis movement.”

New West showcases innovative developments in technology, media, and investment within the cannabis industry. Over 30 panels are set for the weekend. Attendees can expect to hear from successful cannabis investors and entrepreneurs who will discuss a wide range of topics including the future of cannabis branding, media, investment, publicly traded companies, and the new “green rush.”

Besides the panelist presentations, New West will also include “The Cannabis Career Fair,” which will be hosted by Bloom Farms. It will be held on Sunday, October 15 from 11am-4pm and will be perfect for those looking to the join the industry or for veterans seeking new opportunities.

The cannabis industry thrives on the contributions from innovative start-ups and New West will provide the perfect forum for companies looking to make their mark. The “Gateway Pitch Slam” is a start-up pitch competition that will allow new companies to fire off best ideas and possibly win $10,000 by Gateway, one of the most recognized business accelerators in the cannabis industry.

There will also be an “Exclusive Public Companies Symposium” at New West. Companies will have the opportunity to make 30-minute presentations and then hold a 15 minute Q&A session with audience members.

While most events in the cannabis industry operate solely in the present, the New West Summit sets itself apart by focusing on industry disruptors, technology, and the future of the cannabis industry. For anyone near or able to travel to the Bay Area from October 13-15, New West should be a high priority.

The New West Summit will be held at :

Marriot City Center

1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

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