I’m incredibly happy and proud to say I’m an official media partner for The CBD Show, the illustrious CBD expo by Rasb Media.
At a time where we’ve all been staying indoors for such an extended period of time, it’s fun to look forward to something in the not too distant future and begin to start planning our lives again.
You can bet your bottom dollar I’ll also be attending, so if you’re going along, make sure to give me a message on the day!
When Is It Taking Place?
The main event is taking place on the 22-23rd April 2022, being a Friday and Saturday.
However, not wanting to disappoint everyone who wants to still catch-up this year, they’re also running a virtual event on the 19th August 2021.
Where Is It Taking Place?
The event in April 2022 will be taking place at Olympia in London. This is quite exciting for me, as I grew up in Hammersmith, with my dad living there, so it will be nice to visit my hometown.
The Olympia holds 200 events per year, including the likes of Comic Con and Aesthetic Medicine Live.
A venue that has been running events for the public since 1886, the building had a 20 million pound investment in 2011, adding 4,000sqm over two floors in the Olympia West.
How Do I Get There?
While this station is in Hammersmith, it’s actually closer to Kensington station on the London Underground.
Kensington is on the district line, however unlike most of the direct line routes going across, this is one stop off Earl’s Court and is the last stop on that line, so you want the train that has Kensington as the final stop.
Alternatively you can access Kensington (Olympia) via the London Overground, being one stop from Shepherd’s Bush.
If you’ve flown in to Gatwick airport, then you can catch a train to Clapham Junction and will normally have to make the change to the train going to Kensington Olympia, being the third stop normally (after Imperial Wharf and West Brompton).
There are also a number of buses that come within a relatively close proximity of Olympia, such as the 9, 23, 27, 28, 49 and 391. A few of these run a night service, but it’s worth checking beforehand if there is a night service for your route if you’re staying late.
If you want a cheaper option than the train, you can catch a coach via the National Express.
What Happens Over The Two Days?
There will be a number of distinguished speakers who will be sharing their tips and insights on the CBD industry, with talks arranged for both days.
Some of the speakers you can expect include Angela Mustone from HighOnLove, Tamara McAsey from CannaFull Ltd and Tom Lorimer from OTO CBD.
The legendary Rob Van Dam is also set to speak, as he runs his own brand RVD CBD. Considering I grew up watching him on TV, I’m definitely going to try to get in for that talk, but I can imagine it being very popular.
The seminars will be taking place each day between 10am and 4:30pm.
Beyond the talks, the other main attraction is the exhibitors, as you get the chance to demonstrate your product range to major retailer sellers, global e-commerce businesses, wholesalers, distributors, pharmacies and of course, influencers!
If you’re interested in exhibiting at The CBD Show, make sure to get in contact with them to get a full floor plan and book yourself a stand.
Altogether, there should be 100+ suppliers, as well as 50+ educational seminars and keynotes.
What Type Of CBD Brands Will Be Attending?
Pretty much all of the big CBD brands will be present, however being a UK based event, there will also be some of the smaller domestic brands at the event.
They will be exhibiting everything CBD, including oils, edibles, topicals, beauty products, vapes and cosmetics.
Outside of CBD brands, there will also be packaging companies, distributors, cultivators, investors and marketing agencies in attendance. Of course, if you’re looking for a marketing agency then it might be worth getting in contact with myself!
Where Do I Get A Ticket?
You can get a ticket for The CBD Show from here, with two options available, being the trade only main conference (days 1 & 2) or the public day 2 exhibition.
Both tickets are free, however if you’re hoping to book meetings with suppliers and attend all the various seminars and keynotes then it would be worth getting the two day pass.
You can also get a VIP pass for £29.99, which will get your queue jump, reserved access to all, plus some refreshments.
Alternatively, if you’re hoping to join the virtual event, then you can fill in your details here for the pass.
Once you have signed up, your ticket will be emailed to you. You can print your ticket and bring it along in paper form. If you don’t have access to a printer, you can either download it or add it to Apple Wallet.
It’s also worth highlighting that each badge will have a QR code, so instead of having to swap business cards and grabbing their details, you can give it a quick scan and the information will be sent straight to your phone!
This is something I’ve seen more commonly at conferences over the past few years and I love it!
Can We Meet?
Absolutely, if you’re hoping to arrange a meeting with me, do let me know beforehand and I’ll make sure to meet you at a set point, such as at your exhibition stand or in the café.
I am planning on attending both days, while I also might be staying later on the Saturday for some extra drinks, so I hope to finally meet people and put a face to a name.