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Chicago & Springfield: The 2022 Illinois Cannabis Business Conference

Whose cannabis will be in your infused creations and on your dispensary shelves?

A meeting for leaders of new cannabis business licensees

Two opportunities for new retail and infuser licensees to get acquainted with current product manufacturers and vendors.

Chicago, Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Chicago Teachers Union Hall 1901 W. Carroll Ave.

Springfield, Tuesday, September 20, 2022 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wyndham Springfield 700 E. Adams St.

This event is limited to dispensary and infuser owners and their designated purchasing managers.

There is no attendance fee for licensed dispensary or infuser license holders.

Illinois cultivators and vendors interested in attending should contact Brad Spirrison at

If you are not one of the above groups and you would like to attend, please contact Mike Fourcher at

All dispensary and infuser attendees must register here no later than September 7.

Participating Cultivators

(as of August 26)

  • Ascend Wellness

  • Aeriz

  • Cresco Labs

  • Curaleaf

  • Nature’s Grace & Wellness

  • PharmaCann

  • Progressive Treatment Solutions

Participating Sponsors

(as of August 21)

  • AeroPay

  • Dutchie

  • Leaf.Trade

  • Forian

Meetings Between Cultivators and Dispensaries/Infusers

Because there are a limited number of time slots available, the event hosts are scheduling meetings between cultivators and dispensaries/infusers. Therefore, it is necessary to complete registration information as soon as possible to ensure attendees are scheduled for as many meetings as possible.

Due to limited availability, meetings will be limited to 15 minutes, with a 5 minute “switching time”. We urge attendees to use this time to start a relationship and begin discussions, not to close a deal.

Meeting times will be provided by email 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.

Training Sessions

The Summit will include three 40-minute panel-driven seminars in both Chicago and Springfield to provide insight into operating cannabis businesses. Additional details about the panelists is forthcoming.

  • 9:00 a.m. – Professional Services

  • 10:00 a.m. – Construction/Architecture & Engineering

  • 11:00 a.m. – Staffing and Operations

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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