Cannabis is gaining worldwide attention, as more countries are beginning to implement medical cannabis and recreational laws. The European cannabis market is steadily growing and the interest in gaining knowledge about cannabis in at an all-time high (no pun intended).
The number of cannabis event in Europe in 2019 has increased, as some organizers are expanding their conferences to different European countries (ICBC, Cannabis Europa), and other biennial conferences are returning this year (IACM, GRC).
With so many choices this year, the planning, promoting and quality of organization will be critical components of a good cannabis event. Last year, some events were cancelled, due to financial problems, mainly lack of sponsors, and schedule problems. Before determining the date of an event it is essential to check for similar events happening in EU as well as in other countries.
Below you will find a list of all the major cannabis 2019 EU events. Some events still need to update their pages, other will be announced later in the year. I will try to keep the list updated as much as possible, so you will have the most comprehensive guide on European 2019 cannabis events.
- Athens Cannabis Expo 2019, 11-13.1.2019, Athens, Greece
- STCM Conference 3.0, 19.1.2019, Bern, Switzerland
- Future Cannabis Strategies Europe 2019, 29-30.1.2019, London, UK
- Hemp & CBD Expo: Birmingham, 2-3.3.2019, Birmingham, UK
- ICBC Barcelona 2019, 14.3.2019, Barcelona, Spain
- Spanabis Barcelona, 15-17.3.2019, Barcelona, Spain
- ICBC Berlin 2019, 31.3–2.4.2019, Berlin, Germany
- Cannabis Business France 2019, 9-10.4.2019, Paris, France
- Indica Sativa, 12-14.4. 2019, Bologna, Italy
- Konopex Ostrava, 19-21.4.2019, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Hanfexpo – Erste Wiener Hanfmesse 2019, 26-28.4.2019, Vienna, Austria
- Expogrow 2019, 26-28.4.2019, Irun, Spain
- Hempfest: Milan, 3-5.5.2019, Milan, Italy
- MJBizDaily’s European Cannabis Symposium, 6.5.2019, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Kanaba Fair #4 , 11–12.5.2019, Cracow, Poland
- ICBC ZURICH 2019, 15-16.5.2019, Zurich, Switzerland
- CannaTrade, 17-19.5.2019, Zurich, Switzerland
- Canadian Cannabis Capital Markets Conference, 18-19.5.2019, London, UK
- The 2nd International Annual Congress on Controversies on Cannabis-Based Medicines, 23-24.5.2019, Barcelona, Spain
- International Conference of the European Industrial Hemp Association: Cologne, 5-6.6.2019, Cologne, Germany
- Mary Jane Berlin, 21-23.6.2019, Berlin, Germany
- Cannabis Europa, 24-25.6.2019, London, UK
- Europe CBD Expo London 2019, 12-13.7.2019, London, UK
- Cannabinoid Function in the CNS (GRS), 20–21.7.2019, Castelldefels, Spain
- Cannabinoid Function in the CNS (GRC), 21-26.7.2019, Castelldefels, Spain
- CannaFair 2019, 23-25.8.2019, Dusseldorf, Germany
- Product Earth Expo 2019, 23-25.8.2019, Coventry, UK
- Cannabis Now, 4-5.10.2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Cultiva, 10-13.10.2019, Vienna, Austria
- Cannabis Business Italy 2019, 16-17.10.2019, Rome, Italy
- International Congress on Clinical Trials in Cannabis, 24-25.10.2019, London, UK
- Canapa in Mostra, 25-27.10.2019, Naples, Italy
- The IACM Conference 2019, 31.10-2.11.2019, Berlin, Germany
- Cannafest, 1-3.11.2109, Prague, Czech Republic
- Cannabiz Summit World, 4-5.11.2019, St Julians, Malta
- Portugal Medical Cananbis 2019, 8-9.11.2019, Lisbon, Portugal
- MedCann World Forum, 19-21.11.2019, Valletta, Malta
- Portugal Medical Cananbis 2019, 22-23.11.2019, Porto, Portugal
- Cannadouro 2019, 23-24.11.2019, Porto, Portugal
- Euro-Medical cannabis conference, 27-28.11.2019, Athens, Greece
- Cannabizz Warsaw 2019, 29.11-1.12.2019, Warsaw, Poland
You can find more detailed information about the specific events in the following section where I have divide all the events into 4 categories for a more focused search. The categories are:
- Cannabis Business conference EU 2019
- Cannabis Expo EU 2019
- Cannabis Scientific Conference EU 2019
- Hemp Conference EU 2019
Cannabis Business Conferences EU 2019
Future Cannabis Strategies Europe will bring together strategic business leaders from across the wider European Consumer-Facing Cannabis products category, this includes CBD/ Cannabis Products & Devices, Beverages, Tobacco, Cosmetics & Nutraceuticals, together with solution providers for 2 days of insight, discussion and debate into how manufacturers can:
- Understand consumer trends & demands from European cannabis derived product consumers
- Identify opportunities to introduce Cannabis/ Hemp infused products into existing products
- Review recent product innovation to understand how market trends are adapting
- Introduce the ‘Cannabis Products Directive’ to explain how this affects and regulates the industry across Europe
On the 8th of February 2019, the brightest and best from the medical cannabis industry will convene at the historic Maison de la Chimie in Paris for a one-day event. With attitudes towards cannabis changing in France and movement towards regulation stirring, now is the time to visit the City of Light.
The Most Important Event on the Development of the Cannabis and Hemp Market in France. Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective on the digital future. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.
Join us at the Auditori de Cornellà in Barcelona to learn about doing cannabis business in Europe and network with the top companies and agencies in today’s new marketplace.
Learn about doing cannabis business in Germany and network with the top companies and agencies in today’s new marketplace.
The most important event on the development of the cannabis and hemp market in France.
MJBizDaily’s European Cannabis Symposium gathers leaders in the business, research and legislation of Europe’s medical marijuana and hemp market for an intensive one-day event in Copenhagen, Denmark. Marijuana and hemp professionals will get an overview of industry structures and standards as well as insight into emerging investment and business opportunities.
Learn about the latest in tech, scientific research and potential impacts on global markets. Engage with case studies and explore different market structures across the European Union while preparing for potential future scenarios and impacts, including block chain, pharmaceutical advancements and investment trends. This is where serious players in the European market will gather to network, learn and connect.
The International Cannabis Business Conference will be held on Thursday,16 May. Early Bird tickets include all speaker sessions and exhibitor area and entry to an exclusive private after-party on Thursday night.
Mark your calendars, Cannabis Europa is back with its flagship two day event in London on the 24th and 25th June 2019
Cannabis Expo’s EU 2019
The purpose of the event is to inform the public about all the products and innovations that exist in the world of cannabis and the latest achievements in the medical, pharmaceutical and industrial use of cannabis. Come to get to know all the innovative companies that are active in the cannabis sector with many different products and services such as CBD (Cannabidiol), cosmetics, cocktails, seeds, medical, vaporizers, clothing and many more.
What is Canapa Mundi? It is the International Fair which has been bringing in Rome hemp fragrance and taste since 2015: the biggest event in Italy in exponential growth, the only officially recognized as International. In 2017: 7.500m², 120 stands, 23,000 attendances, 6,000 accredited professionals. In 2018: 9,000m², 150 stands, a relevant increase of visitors is expected.
Spannabis is the reference trade show for the cannabis sector worldwide.
Sixteen years of culture, innovation and cannabis industry, hand in hand with the most outstanding brands of the moment.
The expositions dedicated to cannabis, seeds, indoor and outdoor techniques, as well as expositions focused on garden technology and other medicinal herbs will be prepared for you.
You will learn a lot of interesting information and news about the use of cannabis in medicine, construction, industry, or among animals. Vaporizers and smokers’ enthusiasts will also be there. Here you will find everything you want to know and need to buy for the coming growing season.
You can also look forward to a rich accompanying program, including lectures, conferences, conferences or hemp exchanges where you can discuss and trade with renowned experts. Last but not least, there are workshops, competitions and afterparty for you.
For the first time a hemp fair will take place from 26-28 April 2019 in the MARX HALLE in Vienna. More than 140 exhibitors from Austria and abroad will present the latest trends on the hemp market, all in a 13,000 m² large venue. On display will be a large number of products for cultivation, care, fertilisation and the protection of plants. In addition cosmetics, clothing, food and literature with countless other novelties and sensations that are waiting for you around the hemp plant. A special focus is on the field of medicine with numerous lectures to round off the varied programme.
The 8th edition of the EXPOGROW cannabis fair is held on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 of APRIL 2019, maintaining the same venue, the FICOBA Irun fairground (Guipúzcoa – Euskadi).
During these 7 editions, EXPOGROW has consolidated itself as “Much more than a Cannabis Fair” and now wants to go further. The last weekend of April 2019 is going to become ” LA GRAN FIESTA DEL CANNABIS” that you can not miss.
Welcome to CannaTrade, Europe’s oldest hemp fair! The history of CannaTrade begins in 2001, when the international cannabis trade fair CannaTrade was held in the halls of the BEA Expo in Bern for the first time from the “Swiss Hemp Days”. In 2008, CannaTrade moved to Basel for two editions and until 2016 it took place every two years in the Stadthalle Dietikon / Zurich. It has been held annually since 2018, in Hall 622 in Zurich-Oerilkon.
Mary Jane Berlin starts it fourth edition in Berlin – with over 9,000 m2 of hall space and 5,000 m2 of outdoor space is “Mary Jane Berlin” the leading German Cannabis exhibition with more than 250 international exhibitors and 25,000 visitors. “Mary Jane Berlin” is not only an exhibition but also a festival. In combination with our exhibitors, Beach Area & Badeschiff, food stalls, live concerts and lectures about cannabis’ therapeutic effects an extensive cultural and entertainment program is offered. As a visitor of Mary Jane Berlin, we inform you about the variety of THE green power plant – as food, cosmetic, building material, medicine and much more!
Welcome to Europe’s largest CBD Expo, 4000 square meters, 81 exhibitors including producers, manufacturers and distributors. This Expo is solely for CBD products, helping businesses connect and understand the CBD industry.
Respectable researchers, scientists, ag-tech, pharma experts, regulators, investors, entrepreneurs and 80 exhibitors will share their knowledge about the flourishing medicinal cannabis industry at Europe CBD Expo, Britain’s first-ever international Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Trade Show and Conference.
The B2B event will take place on Friday, 12th July at The ExCeL London, followed by consumer day on 13th July.
Companies, entrepreneurs, researchers, investors, clinicians, nurses, consumers, will meet at Europe CBD Expo to connect and learn about opportunities in the booming medical cannabis market as well as show the latest products, technologies and research in the field and the latest in regulatory development across the legal cannabis markets.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions from experts in the research, development, and distribution of cannabinoids and medicinal cannabis products.
The Trade Show will feature 80 hand selected companies that have met the Expo’s strict participation criteria, an independent laboratory testing of Cannabinoids and Medicinal Cannabis levels, full unique terpene profile and test for microbiological contamination, heavy metals and pesticides, as well as reputational and ethical criteria.
The Conference will focus on discussions by the world’s leading names and industry experts in the cannabis and cannabinoids spheres.
The cannabis industry in Europe and Germany has experienced a noticeable upswing in recent years.
Now the time is ripe for a cannabis fair in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s biggest state and one of the most populous areas of Europe. The CannaFair would like to contribute to this upswing trend from 2019 onwards and offer all cannabis companies the best possible platform to present themselves and their products.
Product Earth Expo is the UK’s Only Cannabis and Hemp, Music, Exhibition, Seminar and Camping festival. Aimed at educating the public, sharing innovation and promoting the progress of the UK Cannabis and Hemp Industries. The 2 day camping weekend includes seminars, live music, DJ’s and exhibitors.
The industrial and medical cannabis fair.
The 3rd CANNADOURO EDITION will be held on 23 and 24 November 2019 again at the Alfandega do Porto, the old customs of Oporto, considered the best Congress Center in Europe awarded the Business Destinations Travel Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
The exhibition space of this year’s edition will again be occupied by national and international companies related to the current uses of cannabis and that represent all the innovative and business capacity of this sector in a strong worldwide expansion.
The conferences continue to be a commitment by Cannadouro to promote the public debate and within civil society regarding the use of hemp in all its aspects: industrial, recreational and medicinal.
Cannabis Scientific Conferences EU 2019
After the very successful conference 1.0 of the year 2013 and 2.0 in 2016, the STCM conference 3.0 2019 aims again at presenting current basic scientific, clinical, legal and regulatory facts and trends, serving as base for an objective discussion of the re-medicalisation of Cannabinoids and Cannabis products. In addition, the market regulation for recreational use is discussed. The conference addresses to medical professionals, scientists, caregivers, patients, patient organisations, politicians, regulatory authorities, media people, and the broad public.
Med-Cannabis2019 follows the success of the first Congress held in Vienna and will continue to address the many controversies surrounding cannabis-based medicines. Strong public and patient demand has led to the decision to allow cannabis products for medical use in most European countries. There is a lot of basic-science and clinical research on the potential use of cannabis products for chronic pain and cancer management as well as controversies on the potential harms.
This Congress will bring together researchers, clinicians, trialists, methodologists, industry professionals, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, and national cannabis agencies to update the current state of knowledge and of controversies and to outline some visions of the potential of cannabis based medicines.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Cannabinoid Function in the CNS is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. This edition of the GRS on Cannabinoid Function in the CNS will focus on plant-derived cannabinoids.
Better Maps for the Retrograde Route: Molecular, Synaptic and Circuit Mechanisms Opening Novel Avenues for Cannabinoid Research to Leap from Bench to Bedside the major objective of the 2019 “Cannabinoid Function in the CNS” Gordon Research Conference is to showcase unpublished research data addressing the burning questions of cannabinoid research thereby stimulating the life science community to focus on solving these pending challenges
The IACM Conference 2019 will be held on October 31 – November 2, 2019, at Estrel Hotel, Berlin, Germany.
Portugal Medical Cannabis 2019 is organized by the Portuguese Observatory of Medicinal Cannabis. The OPCM is a non-profit association of scientific nature, which aims to study cannabis and its derivatives for the benefit of patients.
The event will take place in Lisbon — November 8th and 9th — and Porto — November 22nd and 23rd and will include Conferences, Workshops for Health Professionals and Parallel Sessions for the general public.
Hemp Conference EU 2019
The Hemp and CBD Expo will be held in Hall 18 of the Birmingham NEC, one of the UK’s most prestigious and dynamic venues. We aim to provide a fantastic weekend event over the 2nd and 3rd of March. The professional environment coupled with the opportunity for both education and enjoyment means our event is sure to be a hit, no matter what your reason for attending. Both B2B and B2C guests are encouraged to join us at what will be the first dedicated Hemp and CBD event the UK has ever seen!
4.20 HEMP FEST has become the first International Cannabis Expo of Milan, Italy’s most important market within the industry. In the 4th edition of 4.20 HEMP FEST, you’ll be to enjoy three days of music, art, culture, hemp food, talks and conferences with international companies and new products of the sector.
Many more events will be announced later this year and I will add them to the list. If I missed any relevant cannabis 2019 events please let me know in the comments, so I can add them to the list.