Scott Anthony Promoted to Director of Sales of Cannabis Conference

Anthony will be responsible for growing the Cannabis Conference sales team to expand exhibiting and marketing opportunities for suppliers that serve the plant-touching segment of the rapidly growing cannabis market.

November 22, 2021

CLEVELAND, OH – NOVEMBER 22, 2021 – Cannabis Conference, the leading event for plant-touching businesses in North America that brings together thousands of industry professionals, is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Anthony to Director of Sales.

Anthony has been instrumental in the rapid growth of Cannabis Conference, as well as its award-winning media brand Cannabis Business Times (CBT) since CBT’s acquisition and print launch in 2015. In this new role as Director of Sales, he will work to expand the sales team for Cannabis Conference—which provides exhibiting and marketing opportunities to solutions providers for cultivators, dispensary operators and extraction professionals within the legal cannabis and hemp industries. Anthony will also be overseeing the sales growth of Cannabis Business Times, Hemp Grower and Hemp Grower Conference.

“Based on Scott’s strong track record over the past six years navigating the rapidly evolving cannabis and hemp markets, he is the right person to lead the continued growth of the industry’s most important conference for licensed operators,” Cannabis Conference and Cannabis Business Times’ Group Publisher Jim Gilbride said.  

Cannabis Conference Director of Sales Scott Anthony

“It's been exciting to witness the exponential growth in these markets since we launched CBT,” Anthony said. “Cannabis Conference creates an invaluable opportunity by taking the foundation of CBT’s high-quality educational and marketing platform and translating it into a curated in-person experience. Each year, exhibitors are excited to get in front of thousands of targeted decision-makers that are looking for solutions to better their businesses. I'm looking forward to guiding our talented sales team to expand these marketing and event opportunities in 2022.”

According to Grandview Research, the global cannabis market will surpass $70 billion by 2028. In addition, the United States’ CBD market forecast is expected to experience 202% growth over the next five years, reaching $16 billion in 2026, according to Brightfield Group.

In alignment with the industry’s exponential growth, Cannabis Conference has grown from a small event in Oakland, Calif, to an established industry conference that brings 3,000+ cannabis professionals to Las Vegas. In 2022, 200+ exhibitors will span 85,000 square feet, offering products and solutions exclusively for cultivators, retail dispensaries and manufacturing professionals. These providers include (but are not limited to) software, plant inputs, equipment, consulting and legal services, and more. Cannabis Conference 2022 will also offer 40+ industry-leading educational sessions, guided by the expertise of 90+ presenters and panelists.

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About Cannabis Conference

Cannabis Conference is the leading educational provider for plant-touching businesses in the legal cannabis and hemp markets. Cannabis Conference 2022 will take place at Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Aug. 23-25, 2022. The event will bring together more than 3,000 industry professionals, as well as 200+ exhibitors of industry-leading technologies, solutions and services for cannabis cultivation, extraction and retail businesses. The Cannabis Conference educational program includes 40+ sessions and 90+ speakers, with content guided by the Cannabis Conference 2022 Advisory Board of esteemed, plant-touching operators. Cannabis Conference is produced by B2B publisher GIE Media, Inc., in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, visit