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Budtenders: Discover the Best of Cannabis at Grow Up’s Brands and Buyers Zone

Join us on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, for a special $20 Budtender Day and experience product sampling, networking, and more!

Attention all budtenders! Grow Up Conference and Expo invites you to our Brands and Buyers Zone, a dedicated space designed just for you. We understand the crucial role you play in the cannabis industry, and we’ve created an event tailored to your unique needs and interests. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with top brands, discover new products, and grow your expertise.

Why Attend?
At Grow Up’s Brands and Buyers Zone, you’ll have the chance to:

  • Explore Product Sampling: Experience the latest products firsthand with one-time maximum samples of up to 3.5 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalency) per product, provided by cannabis representatives. Remember, these samples are for licensee use only and cannot be sold or provided to the public.
  •  Connect with Leading Brands: Network with some of the biggest names in the industry and gain insights into their product offerings, innovations, and future plans.
  • Expand Your Knowledge: Stay up-to-date on industry trends and best practices, ensuring you’re well-equipped to educate and guide your customers in making informed decisions.
  • Enjoy Exclusive Deals: Take advantage of special promotions and discounts available only to budtenders attending the Brands and Buyers Zone.
  • Share Your Experiences: Meet and mingle with fellow budtenders, exchange ideas, and discuss your experiences in the ever-evolving cannabis landscape.

Don’t Miss Budtender Day – Tuesday, May 30, 2023

To make this event even more accessible, we’re offering a special $20 Budtender Day on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. This discounted ticket grants you access to the Brands and Buyers Zone, where you can experience all the benefits outlined above.

Get ready to expand your horizons and elevate your career in the cannabis industry. Secure your spot at Grow Up’s Brands and Buyers Zone by purchasing your $20 Budtender Day ticket today!

Monday, May 29 • 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Official Industry Networking Party
(The Banquet Bar, ICE District)
Presented by Hyde Advisory & Investments and Fuego

Budtender Day
Tuesday, May 30, 2023

10:30 AM11:15 AM
Tuesday May 30th
Passes needed:
Consumers believe that high THC means high quality - but this is not true. If our industry needs to grow, then consumers need to learn how to purchase based on quality instead of THC. A panel of Budtenders will be discussing selling points on 16 Cultivars - all without mentioning THC potency
Moderated By: Julie Domingo
11:15 AM12:00 PM
Tuesday May 30th
Passes needed:
As novice consumers increase their sophistication of cannabis consumption, our special guest, Kevin Jodry and top Budtenders discuss how to identify customer types and efficiently recommend products.
Moderated By: Julie Domingo
1:00 PM1:30 PM
Tuesday May 30th
Passes needed:
Join our expert panelists as they discuss the future of cannabis breeding and phenohunting from both the legacy & legal perspectives. As the industry continues to evolve, it's essential to examine the role of legacy producers and how they are shaping the cultivars that legal cultivators and consumers will appreciate in the years to come. Our panelists will explore the advantages and disadvantages of operating within the medical production framework vs. the legal framework, and the unique challenges that breeders and phenohunters face in the current cannabis landscape. From the science of genetic breeding to the art of phenohunting, our experts will share their experiences and insights on how to navigate the complex world of cannabis breeding and phenohunting from both the legacy and legal perspectives. Whether you're a legacy producer looking to adapt and transition to the legal framework, or a new legal cultivator looking to learn from the best, this panel is a must-attend for anyone interested in the future of cannabis genetics.
Moderator: Chris Mayerson
1:30 PM2:15 PM
Tuesday May 30th
Passes needed:
Should retailers be on the hook for selling products that don't meet customer expectations? What happens when a customer falls in love with a SKU but the next batch burns poorly? We go in depth on the balance between setting up customer expectations, troubleshooting for optimal use, and working with brands to ensure consumer confidence. (batch differentials, failed vapes, hard to pull prerolls, lab discrepancies)
Moderated By: Julie Domingo
2:30 PM3:15 PM
Tuesday May 30th
Passes needed:
In a world where cannabis advertising is restricted, we discuss strategies and best practices for influencer marketing.
Moderated By: Julie Domingo