Wana Brands Co-Owner Nancy Whiteman will offer Cannabis industry insights on innovative trends and discuss tools and strategies for marketing infused products at leading industry events including The Imperious Cannabis Business Expo (Phoenix, AZ; April 12-13) CannaCon Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA; April 20-22) National Cannabis Industry Cannabis Business Summit & Expo (Oakland, CA: June, 20-22) and the DispensaryNext Conference and Expo (Denver,CO; July 17-18).
“Wana Brands has been an innovator in the infused products category since 2010 and as more businesses break into the Cannabis industry, particularly in new and emerging markets, we feel a sense of responsibility to share the experience and insight we’ve gleaned over the last seven years,” said Wana Brands Co-Owner Nancy Whiteman. “We look forward to presenting alongside industry leaders and discussing the latest innovations and trends as well as sharing our tips and tool for successful marketing in the infused products space.”
The Imperious Cannabis Business Expo (April 12-13, 2017, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona): The Imperious Cannabis Business Expo comes to Phoenix, an important emerging market for the legal cannabis industry. A B2B conference for professionals in marijuana, the event will spotlight the medical and industrial sectors of the cannabis industry. Whiteman will speak on the “Designing and Marketing Cannabis Infused Products” panel on Tuesday, April 12 at 2:00pm. Joining Whiteman in the panel discussion are Jane Fix, Monarch Dispensary, and Trista Okel, Empower Oil.
CannaCon Santa Rosa (April 20-22, 2017, Sonoma County Events Center Santa Rosa, CA): A three-day expo geared toward cannabis businesses, employees, entrepreneurs and investors, CannaCon will feature daily seminars, guest speakers and product showcases. The CannaCon Educational Pathway Seminars are designed to meet the specific needs of producers, processors, retailers, and consumers all who have varying levels of experience. Whiteman will discuss “Point of Sale Strategies” with Alec Rochford, Founder, Duby on Friday, April 21 at 1:30pm.
National Cannabis Industry Cannabis Business Summit and Expo ( June 12-14, 2017, Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, California): The NCIA Cannabis Business Summit and Expo is an award-winning event that brings together the industry’s brightest minds. Hosted in the epicenter of the cannabis movement, by the industry’s only national trade association. The Cannabis Business Summit features 5 educational tracks with 140 thought leaders and over 4,500 industry professionals. On Wednesday, Jun. at 2:45pm Whiteman will discuss emerging innovations and trends for infused product manufacturers in a session titled “Unveiling The Future: A New Crop of Infused Products.”
Dispensary Conference & Expo (July 17-18, 2017, Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center, Denver, Colorado): DispensaryNext is a 2-day conference & expo focused on the next generation of products, services, and strategies for cannabis dispensaries. DispensaryNext Denver will offer 20+ sessions exploring best practices in dispensary management and marketing, product case studies, opportunities to network with passionate industry peers, and an 75+ vendor exhibit hall with the latest and greatest in cannabis dispensary products, services, and tech. Whiteman will discuss how to pick the right product mix in an individual speaker session on Monday, July 17. Whiteman will also join a panel discussion entitled “Consumer Safety & Education” on Monday, July 17 at 3:30pm.
Established in 2010, Wana Brands is ranked 2016’s No. 1 edibles producer in sales revenues in the highly competitive Colorado market according to BDS Analytics. Wana Brands produces 20,000 units a week in its 30,000-sq. ft. Colorado facility, servicing more than 450 of Colorado’s 500+ dispensaries. Wana Brands is also available in over 200 dispensaries in Oregon. The company launched in Nevada at the end of 2016, and has a partnership in Illinois that will bring Wana Brands products to that state in 2017. Additionally, Wana Brands has deals in the works in four new emerging markets. Wana Brands best-selling products include Wana Sour Gummies, Jewels, Salted Caramels and WanaCapsXR.Nancy Whiteman is co-founder and co-owner of Wana Brands, which produces Wana Edibles, Wana Extracts, and Wana Medicinals. Whiteman is responsible for partnerships and licensing agreements domestically and internationally. She is also responsible for the strategic vision of Wana Brands and has been instrumental in Wana Brands’ growth into new and emerging markets. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is on the Board of the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA), and is a member of the National Cannabis Industry Association, and Colorado Leads, which promotes an environment of sensible regulation that creates certainty and sustainability for all companies that have benefited from legalization of medical and adult use marijuana. Nancy was named the fourth most important woman in Cannabis in 2016 by Cannabis Business Executive.
Wana Brands: Enhance Your Life.
Wana Brands leads the Cannabis infused products industry in quality, consistency and potency. Wana products include a full line of edibles, including our market leading gummies and WanaCapsxr, a family of extended release cannabis capsules that provide symptom relief for up to 12 hours. Wana Brands is the No. 1 ranked edibles brands in sales revenue in the highly competitive Colorado market according to BDS Analytics (2016 Brand Share Report). Wana products are also available in Oregon and Nevada with more markets readying for launch.