I’m extremely glad and proud to say I’m as soon as once more an official media accomplice for The CBD Present, the illustrious CBD expo by Rasb Media.
Following the non-existence of conferences and expo’s throughout 2021, they returned with a bang final yr, my favorite of all of them being the CBD Present.
It was superb to lastly meet so many individuals I had spoken to beforehand through e mail. There have been loads of laughs, loads of discussions in regards to the CBD trade after which a couple of cheeky drinks on the finish.
You possibly can guess your backside greenback I’ll even be attending this yr, so should you’re going alongside, make certain to offer me a message on the day!
When Is It Taking Place?
The principle occasion is going down on the 22-Twenty third Could 2023, being a Monday and Tuesday.
The place Is It Taking Place?
The occasion in Could 2023 will likely be going down at Olympia in London. That is fairly thrilling for me, as I grew up in Hammersmith, with my dad residing there, so it is going to be good to go to my hometown once more.
The Olympia holds 200 occasions per yr, together with the likes of Comedian Con and Aesthetic Drugs Stay.
A venue that has been operating occasions for the general public since 1886, the constructing had a 20 million pound funding in 2011, including 4,000sqm over two flooring within the Olympia West.
How Do I Get There?
Whereas this station is in Hammersmith, it’s truly nearer to Kensington station on the London Underground.
Kensington is on the district line, nonetheless not like a lot of the direct line routes going throughout, that is one cease off Earl’s Court docket and is the final cease on that line, so that you need the practice that has Kensington as the ultimate cease.
Alternatively you may entry Kensington (Olympia) through the London Overground, being one cease from Shepherd’s Bush.
In case you’ve flown in to Gatwick airport, then you may catch a practice to Clapham Junction and can usually should make the change to the practice going to Kensington Olympia, being the third cease usually (after Imperial Wharf and West Brompton).
There are additionally quite a lot of buses that come inside a comparatively shut proximity of Olympia, such because the 9, 23, 27, 28, 49 and 391. A number of of those run an evening service, but it surely’s value checking beforehand if there’s a night time service on your route should you’re staying late.
If you would like a less expensive possibility than the practice, you may catch a coach through the Nationwide Categorical.
What time ought to individuals arrive on the day?
In case you’re arriving on the twenty second Could then the doorways will open at 10am, staying open till 5pm, whereas on day 2 they open an hour earlier at 9am, staying open till 3:30pm.
How do I e book a gathering with one of many exhibitors?
In case you go to the Exhibitors web page on the Rasbmedia web site (within the high nav), you will notice the checklist of exhibitors that will likely be current on the day.
There have been 175 exhibitors on this checklist for the final occasion, whereas every model brand hyperlinks by means of to their web site, the place you may attain out to them through e mail and organize a gathering.
Are there any eating places native to Olympia that you may advocate for lunch?
Close to to the Olympia venue, there are a selection of nice eating places, together with Miran Masala, Chez Abir and the Cumberland Arms.
Additionally, should you simply desire a fast snack, there’s a Tesco’s simply a few minutes away, the place I picked up a meal deal so I may eat after which get again in.
Is there parking close to by? Is it simple to park as an exhibitor with provides in a van?
Whereas the Olympia does have parking spots, you do have to pre-book these earlier than attending. Keep in mind that should you’re staying for greater than 10 hours, then it should work out cheaper to e book an entire day upfront.
Alternatively, there’s some off-site parking out there within the native space, however not an enormous quantity.
How lengthy ought to I give myself to stroll across the whole venue?
It actually depends upon how a lot time you’re taking at every exhibitor stand and whether or not you intend on watching the talks.
From my expertise at Olympia, it’s not as large and full as Excel, equivalent to for WTM (which you might probe for 3 days and have solely scratched the floor).
Nonetheless, time can rapidly disappear at these occasions, particularly should you e book conferences.
I reckon you may stroll across the venue whereas briefly stopping and chatting inside a few hours, if not much less, so 1-2 days provides you loads of time to community.
What are the official hashtags I ought to monitor on the day for the CBD Present?
Whereas there doesn’t seem like an official hashtag in place at the moment, the one generally utilized by the CBD Present is #CBDshow, when you can count on to see a couple of posts with #TheCBDShow and #CBDShow2023.
Why ought to somebody attend this occasion in London?
In case you signify a CBD model, it may be a chance to satisfy buys for some large shops or pharmacies, it may be an opportunity to coach your self by means of the lectures and it’s additionally an opportunity to satisfy bloggers and influencers (like me, hello!).
For most of the people, it may be an opportunity to talk to quite a few manufacturers and study extra about their product vary and their plans for the long run.
Are there any native motels you may advocate for individuals hoping to remain the night time?
There are a selection of motels native to the Olympia venue, all at numerous value ranges and high quality ranges.
I’ll rapidly warn you that a number of the low price choices have tiny rooms, that gained’t matter an excessive amount of as you’ll most likely be out a lot of the day, however they are often fairly claustrophobic.
Some native choices embrace the W14 Kensington Lodge, St Paul’s Lodge, the Hilton and the Hand & Flower.
Is there a giant get together on the finish?
I haven’t seen any official data relating to this, however I can promise you I’ll be having a great few drinks on the finish to rejoice!
If I hear extra earlier than the massive day, I’ll make certain to replace this text with extra data and the place it is going to be going down.
What Occurs Over The Two Days?
There will likely be quite a lot of distinguished audio system who will likely be sharing their ideas and insights on the CBD trade, with talks organized for each days.
A few of the audio system final yr included Angela Mustone from HighOnLove, Tamara McAsey from CannaFull Ltd and Tom Lorimer from OTO CBD.
They’re at the moment collating all the information for audio system, a number of the extra outstanding audio system will likely be from Broughton Group, CCell and IFS Labs as they’re sponsors.
They will even have a big TV character with over 1 million Instagram followers that are confirming.
The seminars will likely be going down every day between 10am and 4:30pm.
Past the talks, the opposite fundamental attraction is the exhibitors, as you get the prospect to show your product vary to main retailer sellers, international e-commerce companies, wholesalers, distributors, pharmacies and naturally, influencers!
In case you’re eager about exhibiting at The CBD Present, make certain to get in touch with them to get a full flooring plan and e book your self a stand.
Altogether, there needs to be 100+ suppliers, in addition to 50+ instructional seminars and keynotes.
What Kind Of CBD Manufacturers Will Be Attending?
Just about all the large CBD manufacturers will likely be current, nonetheless being a UK primarily based occasion, there will even be a number of the smaller home manufacturers on the occasion.
They are going to be exhibiting every thing CBD, together with oils, edibles, topicals, magnificence merchandise, vapes and cosmetics.
Outdoors of CBD manufacturers, there will even be packaging firms, distributors, cultivators, traders and advertising businesses in attendance. After all, should you’re in search of a advertising company then it could be value getting in touch with myself!
The place Do I Get A Ticket?
When Launched – You will get a ticket for The CBD Present from right here, with two choices out there, being the commerce solely fundamental convention (days 1 & 2) or the general public day 2 exhibition.
Each tickets are free, nonetheless should you’re hoping to e book conferences with suppliers and attend all the assorted seminars and keynotes then it could be value getting the 2 day move.
You can too get a VIP move for £29.99, which is able to get your queue soar, reserved entry to all, plus some refreshments.
Alternatively, should you’re hoping to hitch the digital occasion, then you may fill in your particulars right here for the move.
Upon getting signed up, your ticket will likely be emailed to you. You possibly can print your ticket and convey it alongside in paper type. In case you don’t have entry to a printer, you may both obtain it or add it to Apple Pockets.
It’s additionally value highlighting that every badge may have a QR code, so as an alternative of getting to swap enterprise playing cards and grabbing their particulars, you can provide it a fast scan and the knowledge will likely be despatched straight to your telephone!
That is one thing I’ve seen extra generally at conferences over the previous few years and I find it irresistible!
Can We Meet?
Completely, should you’re hoping to rearrange a gathering with me, do let me know beforehand and I’ll make certain to satisfy you at a set level, equivalent to at your exhibition stand or within the café.
I’m planning on attending each days, whereas I additionally could be staying in a while the ultimate day for some further drinks, so I hope to lastly meet individuals and put a face to a reputation.