Cannabis Travel World Fair 2023

Cannabis Travel World Fair 2023


Tuesday, Feb 7th 2023 09:00 AM -

Wednesday, Feb 8th 2023 12:30 PM (PST)


Private Location

Online Event, CA



Join us virtually on February 7-8, 2023, for our Inaugural Cannabis Travel World Fair.

Pack your bags and get ready for two days of adventure exploring the growing world of Cannabis Tourism.

Be prepared for a virtual travel experience featuring sought-after information from the 2023 CTAI original Cannabis Travel Data Report, fascinating panels, and presentations by international industry experts, activations, and simulated travel experiences.

Your registration entitles you to a passport for the first Cannabis Travel World Fair. Tuesday, February 7, and Wednesday, February 8, from 9 am PT – 12:30 pm PT

Early bird registration is until December 31, 2022. Price increase January 1.

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Sponsorship Opportunities:

It’s the moment we have all been waiting for… the rebound of travel! Cannabis plays a unique role as both a destination driver and experience enhancer with a potential of millions of dollars in economic impact. Join us in the movement and let the world know what you have to offer. At our events, attendees learn more about the current travel trends and insights from industry experts that they need to position their businesses for the next phase of growth. Our events are designed specifically to educate, entertain and provide networking opportunities to grow your business. Interested in sponsoring?

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Session Schedule:

Day 1: February 7

9:00 am PST Welcome: Georgi Gordon – CTAI Membership Chair

9:05 am Cannabis Travel Association International: An Overview with CTAI Founder and Chairman, Brian Applegarth

9:20am Keynote: Andrew DeAngelo

9:50 am Cannabis Travel International: 

Travel the world with cannabis experts from Antigua, Canada, India, Jamaica, Portugal, Trinidad/Tabago, A video montage view of today’s cannabis travel around the globe.

The world is opening up to cannabis travel experiences. Our panel of international experts will share where their countries stand on the status of legalization and acceptance of cannabis. You will also learn the similarities and differences in the evolution of global cannabis travel. Matt Beaman,  M. Omari Jackson,  Marcus Ramkissoon B.Sc., MS, Susan Dupej,  Priya Mishra,  Kevin Nafte

10:35 am Staying Green: 

Hemp and Agrotourism: How to incorporate sustainability in cannabis tourism.

CannaTourism is also about ecological consciousness. Find out how hemp and cannabis growers are integrating experiential travel by bringing visitors back to the roots of cultivation. Trichome TJ, Sam De La Paz, Paul Iglesia Moderator: Adelia Carrillo

11:05 am 30 Minute Speed networking

11:35 am Tour Activation: Coral Cove Wellness Resort—Keiko Beatie

11:40 am Putting the “Tour” in Tourism

Pioneers, property owners, and subject matter experts discuss best practices in Cannabis Experiential Tours

Wine tasting and tours have long been established in the hospitality industry. Learn about the next wave of enjoyment with experts who understand Tour Operation and Cannabis and where they intersect.

Ayanna LawsonA.c Moon Cameron, Mike Schibel, Samantha SageApril Price Moderator: Brian Applegarth

12:10 am The Travelers Predicament: Where can we smoke weed?

A look at the Dispensary and Consumption Lounge Experience: concerns and solutions 

You’ve traveled to a location where cannabis consumption is legal. You’ve purchased some weed. Dispensary and Consumption lounge owners and operations talk about the challenges and successes of retail spaces that cater to consumers. 

Sara StewartArend Richard, Lauren Fontein Moderator: Scott Reiman

12:40 am Legislative Update: California Catering Bill Progress Report Jerred Kiloh

Day 2: February 8

9:00 am PST Welcome with Georgi Gordon: CTAI Membership Chair

9:05 am CTAI Updates—Brian Applegarth

9:20 am Mainstreaming Cannabis: 

How to collaborate with conventional travel partners

The CTAI advocates for the incorporation of weed in the traditional travel environment. This panel will share about their ongoing collaboration with established travel industry businesses and colleagues.

Veronica Castillo, Philip WolfJamie EvansVictor Pinho Moderator: Georgi Gordon

9:50 am Let’s Talk Technology

An in-depth open discussion about software platforms amongst the top executives in the cannabis event space.

OTAs (Online Travel Agents) have taken over much of travel booking all over the world. Find out from this panel about the technology they use to make booking travel and events user-friendly online.

Elizabeth Becker, Monique Fitzgerald, Adelia Carrillo Moderator: Ali Fakhri

10:20 am Tour Activation: Bulldog Café Amsterdam

10:25 am 30 Minutes of Speed Networking

10:55 am Tour Activation: High Dining

11:00 am A Story to be Told:

Successful marketing gurus share (some of) their secrets in making your cannabis destination, resort, experience, and brand thrive. 

Our panel of top marketers in the cannabis space will give you guidance on branding and marketing your product, destination, experience, and/or service.  

Lisa SnyderJoyce Cenali Moderator and Speaker: Laura Hand

11:30 am Tour Activation: YVY Cannabis Wellness Centre

11:35 am Cannabis Travel in the U.S.A.

We will have representatives give their perspectives on what’s happening with travel and tourism in their state. We will take you on a trip through northern and southern California, Hawaii, Colorado, New York, Texas, Colorado, and Illinois.

Jackie SimionBryan BergmanSumer ThomasChristopher LaPortePhil CooperSam De La Paz 

12:05 am Tour Activation: Cannabis Bud Bar

12:10  am Data Rules: Cannabis Tourism Publication

Join us as Amanda presents the data and insights from the CTAI 2022 Cannabis Tourism Publication. Discover the most up-to-date cannabis travel data – a 360 view of the cannabis trend as it exists today! The full report will be available for purchase on the website after the Cannabis Travel World Fair.

Presenter: Amanda Reiman Ph.D., MSW

12:30 am ANNOUNCE THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER: FREE 3 Night, 4-Day stay at Coral Cove Wellness Resort in Jamaica! (Note: Must be present to win.)

Refund Policy

This event accepts refunds until 3 day(s) before the event.


Cannabis Travel Association International