Looking for Extraction Equipment? Check Out a Conference
Last month, we set up a booth at MJBIZCON Next in New Orleans. MJBIZCON (Marijuana Business Conference & Expo) has conferences all over North America, including Las Vegas, Toronto, and, of course, New Orleans. It was a tremendous week full of gorgeous architecture, great food (beignets), amazing people, a fantastic convention center and did we mention the beignets? All in all, we love conferences because they give us the opportunity to meet all kinds of people from those just dipping their toes into cannabis to the old hands who’ve been around since the beginning.
Not only are conferences a great way to network, they’re also important discovery opportunities for people looking to acquire extraction equipment. If you’re in the market for a new extraction machine, here are a few reasons you should go to a con!
You Get to See the State of the Cannabis Industry
Both the cannabis and hemp industry are moving fast. New trends in extraction and processing are popping up every month as the market matures and new players enter the fray. Nothing quite beats seeing it all firsthand in the convention hall as deals and conversations pop up all around you. Cannabis and hemp conferences are the beating heart of this industry, and it’s important to check in every so often to stay up-to-date.
You Get to Meet Sellers First Hand
Selecting the right extraction machine is one of the most important parts of building a cannabis or hemp oil business. It’s a long and protracted affair made even more complicated by the fact that it’s tough to compare one machine to another. Being able to interact and engage with the extraction team behind the equipment, and even sometimes the guy who invented the machine makes a huge difference. In person, you can ask as many questions as you want and have the techs walk you through the entire process. At our booth, we have our machine on hand so you can see exactly what you’re getting and we can walk you through the process step by step.
Tips for First Timers
Experiencing your first convention can be overwhelming, there are so many things to see and people to meet, it’s easy to get lost in the swirl. Our COO, Joshua Carmona, has a few words of wisdom to help newbies navigate their first con, “Bring a lot of water. Take your time. Ask a lot of questions. Do your research. Enjoy yourself.” And, when in New Orleans, make sure you try the beignets.
The Xtraction Services team tries to attend as many cannabis and hemp conferences as possible throughout the year. If you find yourself in the neighborhood, make sure to stop by and say, “Hi.” We’ll be happy to see you!