The New England Cannabis Network (NECANN) was conceived in 2014 during a discussion lamenting the lack of established resource hubs for the rapidly expanding Cannabis industry in New England. Events where businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, patients, advocates, and consumers could connect, learn, and grow were needed, and we felt a locally owned and operated convention model focused on the New England market (and each state’s medical and recreational status) would be a superior alternative to the generic national canna-convention franchises. Rather than focusing on what the New England Cannabis Industry can do for us, NECANN takes a collaborative approach to our shows that has resulted in consistently high ROI for exhibitors, sponsors, patients, and attendees, facilitating growth for all.
NECANN launched a series of successful events in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine in 2015, drawing more than 10,000 attendees, hundreds of vendors, and dozens of speakers. Since then, we have added events in Vermont, Western Mass, and a partnership event in Reno, making NECANN the largest cannabis industry convention series in the U.S. In 2017, our Boston, Portland, and Providence events were the three largest (in terms of exhibitors & attendees) cannabis industry events in New England. As we prepare for our 4th Annual conventions (and the launch of three new ones) with recreational cannabis now legal in both Massachusetts and Maine, we are uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional value and exciting growth opportunities to every aspect of the cannabis and hemp industries.