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General FAQs

When are your next events?

September 28-30, 2022, at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

April 26-28, 2023, at the Hilton Midtown, New York City.

September 6-8, 2023, at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Who is qualified to attend?

Attendance is exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives with the title manager and above, and family offices, personal or private investment funds, hedge funds, and venture capitalists actively investing in the space.

Free registration is for qualified retailers with a THC license and retail store-front.

Do you have to be 21+ to enter the event?

Yes. Only adults 21+ are allowed to enter the event. No children are allowed.

What if I don't have my license yet? Can I attend?

MJ Unpacked will approve registrants that provide documentation of their application status. During registration, applicants in early-stage markets can upload documentation from the State, their attorney, or CPA that shows the type(s) of licenses sought and stage of the application.

How much does it cost to attend?

The cost to attend depends on your business type, registration date, and product selection. See the grids below.

Expo Only Includes:

  • Event Access
    • Brand Experience Hall
    • Breakout Sessions
    • The Lounge
  • My Show Planner & App Access
  • Brand Experience Hall Cocktail Reception
  • Closing Networking Mixer
Business TypeEarly Bird until 7/29Advance 9/14Full 9/14-9/30
RetailersFreeFree$99
VerticalsFreeFree$99
Brands$299$399$399
Distributors$299$399$399
Delivery Services$299$399$399
Cultivators$299$399$399
Consumption Lounges$299$399$399
Accredited Investors$299$399$399

 

Expo + Conference Includes:

  • Everything above plus…
    • All Day Conference Program
    • Hosted Networking Lunch
Business TypeEarly Bird until 7/29Advance 9/14Full 9/14-9/30
Retailers$150$150$249
Verticals$150$150$249
Brands$449$549$549
Distributors$449$549$549
Delivery Services$449$549$549
Cultivators$449$549$549
Consumption Lounges$449$549$549
Accredited Investors$449$549$549

Do I qualify for free retailer registration if I have a non-storefront retail license?

For non-storefront retail license holders or business activities in CA, you qualify for free registration as a retailer only if you provide an invoice or evidence that you are taking possession of 3rd party branded products for resale. Please provide an invoice with sensitive information blacked out.

 

Do you offer a social equity discount?

Yes! We offer a 50% off registration discount for social equity license holders. Please contact us at [email protected].

How can I reserve exhibit space in the Brand Experience Hall?

Email [email protected] or call (206) 338-1608 for more information on how you can show off your company at the event.

How can my organization become a sponsor?

Email [email protected] or call (206) 338-1608 for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

How can I reserve a hotel room, and what are the rates?

MJ Unpacked has a limited hotel block at the MGM Grand for $98 per night*. Please visit book.passkey.com/event/50234455/owner/28465/home to book your discounted room. *Event rates are subject to availability, and reservations must be made before Sept. 6, 2022.

I am a consultant or ancillary services/products supplier. How can I attend?

Consultants and ancillary providers are welcome to join us by exhibiting or sponsoring the event. We have limited space for these select companies and welcome your participation as an exhibitor. Email [email protected] for information on exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

Attendance is exclusive to cannabis retail and brand executives with the title manager and above, and family offices, personal or private investment funds, hedge funds, and venture capitalists actively investing in the space.

I'm not vaccinated. Can I attend?

MJ Unpacked is following the guidelines of the State. Currently, Nevada does not require proof of vaccination.

Do I need to wear a mask?

We will continue to monitor Nevada and Las Vegas regulations, but currently, masks are not required for indoor spaces.

Is this a consumption event?

There is no sampling on the event floor of THC-containing products.

How do I become a speaker at your events?

Each session in our conference program is highly curated by a committee of license holders from different markets to address current pain points and needs.

While we don’t have a typical “Call for Speakers”  if you are a license holder and would like to speak or join our conference committee, or if you are a PR firm and would like to explore our programming to see where your clients best fit, please Contact Us.

Please note: we don’t engage in a “pay-to-play” model. Most speakers are license holders and sessions are panels or fireside chats. Speakers aren’t compensated; they are thought leaders who lend their experience and best practices to their peers.

Can I get a list of exhibitors and attendees?

We do not sell, rent or distribute lists of any kind to anyone.  Registered delegates (exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees) can download the MJ Unpacked app and reach out to, connect with, and schedule appointments with one another.

Is the conference agenda available?

You can view the full MJ Unpacked conference agenda and event schedule at https://mjunpacked.com/agenda/.

Will conference sessions be recorded?

Yes. Conference session recordings will become available after the event in the MJ Unpacked App to delegates who purchased the conference pass.

Can I host, sponsor, promote, or publish external hospitality functions during the event?

Clients agree not to host, sponsor, promote, or publish any external hospitality function that conflicts with any programming or networking events that are produced by Event Management and part of the official Event schedule.  This is not to impede any small group events but to avoid Clients holding large functions that are in conflict with official hospitality events.  Failure to comply may result in loss of exhibit space, sponsorship status, or event access.  Please contact our sales team to explore our bespoke hospitality service offerings.

I want to watch the Pitch Presentations but I'm not an accredited investor. How can I?

Under SEC rules, only accredited investors can attend Pitch Presentations and access the data locker. If you are interested in a particular company that is pitching, we suggest you contact them directly and can do so through the MJ Unpacked App.

Currently, I only sell hemp (or Delta 8). But I’m in a State that expects to pass adult-use shortly. Can I attend?

Please email [email protected] with your details. They are making exceptions for companies in States like yours. 

Who produces MJ Unpacked?

MJ Unpacked is produced by Jage Media – a veteran team of B2B event producers and business media. You may have heard of George Jage. He was president of Marijuana Business Daily/ MJ Biz Con from 2014 – 2017 and CEO of Dope Magazine.

Registration Questions

Why was I denied?

We deny registrations if we can’t verify:

– That your company is a licensed – or applicant – cannabis brand or retailer

– That you are a qualified and accredited investor with a family office, personal or private investment fund, hedge fund, or venture capitalist actively investing in the space

If you feel we reached an error, please contact us at [email protected]

I got into NYC, why am I denied now?

We continue to hone our process and build our team to make every aspect of our event better than the last. If you are currently denied, it’s because our expanded team and processes can’t verify:

– That your company is a licensed – or applicant – cannabis brand or retailer

– That you are a qualified and accredited investor with a family office, personal or private investment fund, hedge fund, or venture capitalist actively investing in the space

If you feel we reached an error, please contact us at [email protected]

How can I add the Conference Pass if I’m already registered or exhibiting?

If you are already registered and would like to add the Conference Pass, please visit https://mjunpackedregister.com/upgrade_start.cgi to upgrade your existing registration. As an exhibitor, you can get Conference Passes for you and your team members through your company registration account. The Conference Pass costs an additional $150.

How do I modify my registration?

Please call customer service at 206-201-3696 and we can help. NOTE: Modifications can’t be made after August 26, 2022.

Do you offer Day Passes?

MJ Unpacked is a 3-day event chock full of exciting seminars, exhibits, and special events. We do not offer 1-day passes.

I want to bring my friend, spouse, or significant other. How do I get them a badge?

If your friend, spouse, or significant other is a cannabis retail or brand executive with the title manager and above, or a qualified and accredited investor working with a family office, personal or private investment fund, hedge fund, or if they are a venture capitalist actively investing in the space, they are welcome to register themselves at https://mjunpackedregister.com/start.cgi.

Attendance is exclusive to the above audience.

I don’t know my license number, but I am a licensed brand or retailer. Can I register?

Yes. Go ahead and register and enter “1234” for your license. As long as you and your company have an online presence that we can use to verify your identity, you will be approved.

Do I have to be pre-registered? What if I want to show up and register onsite?

Pre-registration is highly recommended. People that show up without a badge will have to register online at mjunpackedregister.com and wait until their registration is approved to access the floor MJ Unpacked is on.

Once approved, they will receive a text to pick up their badge on the 2nd floor of the MGM Grand Conference Center. Photo ID must be provided.

Access to the 3rd floor is open to badge holders only.

Will you mail me my badge?

We will mail badges to registrants in the USA that registered before Sept. 1, 2022.

My company has a business suite at your event. How do I get more badges?

Suite badge allotments can’t be increased. If your client, partner, investor, or guest, is qualified to attend MJ Unpacked, please contact your client success manager and they will provide you with options.

I registered as an accredited investor in NYC, why can't I get in now?

Sadly, an inordinate amount of people who registered as accredited investors were consultants that were selling to our exhibitors. If you truly are an angel investor please reach out to [email protected].

I'm an accredited investor, can I change my company name on my badge?

You were approved based on your investor status, not your company type. Badges cannot be altered once approved.

What is your cancellation policy?

There are no refunds on registration except in the case of bereavement, jury duty, military service, or medical emergency.

There are no refunds on registration except in the case of bereavement, jury duty, military service, or medical emergency.

I'm an exhibitor, can I breakdown early during the event?

Exhibiting Clients are not allowed to tear down their exhibits or pack their displays prior to the published close of the show on the final day.  This is disruptive to the other exhibitors who are exhibiting and creates a potential safety hazard.  A $500 early breakdown fee may be charged at the discretion of Event Management which will be required to be paid prior to any future participation.

I’m an investor in Jage Media, and I want my client to get a badge.

Your client and/or portfolio company still needs to go through registration and the approval process in order to get a badge. We want you to make a return on your investment and the exclusivity of the event is core to our value proposition. Thank you for understanding.

MJ Unpacked App Questions

How do I download the MJ Unpacked App?

The MJ Unpacked app is available to registered delegates only through the Apple and Google Play Store.

Download for iOS:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mj-unpackeds-official-app/id1581650008

Download for Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mapyourshow.MJU21WESTMobileApp

How do I log-in to the MJ Unpacked App?

Once you have downloaded the app you need your email address and registration number to log-in. If you forgot your registration number, you can find it here: https://www.mjunpackedregister.com/lookup-reg.cgi

Do I need the MJ Unpacked App?

The MJU app lets you browse our conference sessions and speakers, money stage pitch presenters, and our exhibitors. You can chat with, email and schedule meetings with other attendees through the app. You can also curate your event schedule, favorite products or services, and download exhibitor brochures for later consideration. It’s also where you’ll find our floor plans and receive notifications for mixer events and afternoon snack breaks.

I’d like to talk with a particular exhibitor but no one is at their showcase. Can you make an intro for me?

You can contact them through their profile in the MJU app. You can chat with them, email them, and request time on their calendar if they’re not already booked out.

How do I chat with other attendees and exhibitors?

We’re releasing chat functionality in the app 2 weeks before MJ Unpacked.

Log into the MJ Unpacked app using your registered email address and registration number, click on the home screen tile labeled ‘Messages’ 

From there you’ll see a list of all attendees and exhibitors who are currently logged into the app. Select their name and chat with them!

You can search for specific people, companies, job titles, etc., as well.

You’ll also have an option to select a Chat Room with pre-selected business development topics. Click on the topic/chat room and join the conversation

What do I do if people are chatting with me too much?

You will have the ability to block users who over-communicate with you. There will be a tab labeled ‘Blocked Users’ when you select the home screen tile labeled ‘Messages’

I want to meet with one of the VCs/MSOs in a private business suite but I don’t have an appointment with them. What should I do?

You should check out their profile in the MJU app and see if they still have open meeting times for you to book an appointment with them. If there’s no availability remaining, go to the second floor of the MGM Grand and talk to the suite host to see if they’re available to take a meeting with you.

Where can I find the floor plan(s)?

Our floor plans will be located in the MJU app and through our digital directory.

There are QR codes on every booth and showcase but I’m not a tech-savvy person. Can you help?

QR codes can be scanned using the QR Code Scanner feature in the MJ Unpacked App. The QR codes take you directly to the exhibitor or sponsor profile so you can chat, email, and schedule meetings with them. If you don’t want to scan the QR codes, you can browse through our alphabetized exhibitor list in the MJ Unpacked App. If you need tech support onsite, head to the MJ Unpacked sales booth or find one of our event staff roaming the event and we’ll assist you.

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