With Hall of Flowers being California’s largest (and dare we say coolest) B2B cannabis trade show, it's the place to be if you’re a retailer looking to stock up on top shelf, licensed cannabis brands. The event is hosted at the Santa Rosa fairgrounds in sunny Northern California and will take place this Wednesday through Thursday (Sept 18-19). We're excited to be attending this year and want to share our favorite tips with you!
1. Dress Comfortably
Just like any all-day festival, trade show, or conference: it’s best to wait for the after parties if your motto is to “dress to impress”. Being that this is on a fairground and not a swanky hotel or conference center, seating can be hard to find and the grounds are less than perfectly paved.
2. Bring Those Dolla Dolla Bills, Y’all
With new regulations in place, brands are not allowed to give samples anymore! All sample products can be purchased for a nominal $2 a piece - so bring small change and be ready to leave with full hearts (and hands) as you legally purchase samples from distributors and manufacturers that are on site
3. Pace Yo’ Self
Easier said than done, we’ll admit, as you may find yourself tempted to hit that Cannagar one last time while connecting with new friends. Or maybe you’ll want to indulge in the 10 edibles you picked up during your day - all before nightfall… (They’re only micro-doses, right?) Wrong. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and remember to bring those goodies home with you so that you can consciously consume and evaluate them for your customers.
4. Find Fenix!
Some of our team members will be floating around the event. Chase down our very own Eliza Maroney or John Rippey and connect with us. Whether you’re seeking distribution representation or if you’re shopping for new products, we’d love to chat!