Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo (CWCBExpo) became the first cannabis conference to host a dedicated pavilion for women-owned businesses in the industry. Now in its second year, the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion, with Women Grow as one of the Anchor Sponsors, is expanding to showcase even more of the fantastic women-led brands and service providers entering and evolving the cannabis industry. Read on to find out more about what you can expect to see at the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion when you attend CWCBExpo 2023, June 1-3.
What is the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion?
Previously coined the “Women Grow Pavilion,” The CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion is an area of the exhibition floor dedicated solely to women-led brands from across the greater New York region and across the U.S. Curated in partnership with Women Grow, the space is dedicated to women entrepreneurs displaying their businesses and highlighting their talents.
“People may be surprised, but Women Grow recommended CWCBExpo to rebrand the space [in 2023] in order to create broader opportunities for women business owners and their allies,” said Women Grow President Gia Morón. “As leaders in this industry, it is important we continue to build on how we would like to see the future of this industry. We believe the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion will be the new marketplace for cannabis business.”
What can you expect to find at the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion?
The Women’s Pavilion is one of the most popular spots on the show floor during CWCBExpo. Pavilion-goers can expect to meet and network with women entrepreneurs from all areas of the cannabis industry.
“Last year’s Women Grow Pavilion was incredible, with opportunities that grew out of the exhibit space from distribution deals to investment conversations. At least five businesses with products are currently on shelves at dispensaries,” said Morón. “The launch of the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion is exciting, and we are happy to see the shift and look forward to participating this year.”
If last year’s Women’s Pavilion serves as any prediction, CWCBExpo 2023 will have no shortage of outstanding women-owned businesses. This year’s space will be much larger to accommodate more women-owned and allied businesses. You can expect a variety of companies, from food and beverage makers to law firms to cannabis accessories — and everything in between!
In addition to networking opportunities, the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion is an excellent place for new and veteran cannabis professionals to admire the growth of today’s industry and gain hope for an even more inclusive and equitable future. The pavilion attracted the attention of influential leaders across New York City, including Mayor Eric Adams, who stopped by the pavilion last year to meet business owners.
Sponsors like Women Grow are lining up to support women entrepreneurs who are bringing innovative products, critical services, and unique ideas into the cannabis industry. And, as the Women’s Pavilion enters its second year, we’re extending a big ‘thank you’ to those who helped make the pavilion’s inaugural show a success. Last year’s Women’s Pavilion exhibitors will be offered their own turnkey exhibit space to return to the Women’s Pavilion at a specially discounted rate.
How to get involved in the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion
CWCBExpo is just a few months away and exhibitors are lining up to take part in the Women’s Pavilion and demonstrate their unique contributions to the ever-growing legal cannabis industry. Anyone interested in participating in the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion as an exhibitor is encouraged to fill out the exhibitor contact form.
With Women Grow’s leadership, CWCBExpo is providing scholarships to new women entrepreneurs interested in displaying their products and services at a booth in the Women’s Pavilion. For more information on scholarships or to become a sponsor for the CWCBExpo Women’s Pavilion, email firstname.lastname@example.org.