2019 Year in review
2019 Year in review
2019 was an outstanding year for London Canna Group. In this blog post, we reflect on the Company’s success and key achievements. We invite you to explore selected highlights and successes from our year in the features below:
At Our Core: Team, Diversity and Inclusion
Our success over the last year would not have been possible without our talented team. The bold community of individuals that make up our LCG Family is the driving force behind our businesses.
We are committed to creating an environment where each employee can share their unique identity because collectively, our diversity of thought and experiences is what enables us to be relevant and strongly connected to our consumers, community and each other. In 2019, we have grown from a team of four to 15 persons.
A champion for the people / Everyone is welcome
Our first event, Europe CBD Expo, has given patients a platform to voice their frustrations about the lack of access to medical cannabis and engage with industry experts. The event has helped to provide legitimacy to an industry for all to see. In turn, we believe this helps regulatory reform for the benefit of consumers, businesses and investors. It has highlighted that Cannabis is now a serious and legitimate business that we can no longer hide from, inspiring entrepreneurs from all fields, from the vastly experienced businesses to the young with fresh ideas.
We have hosted the first and largest Medical Cannabis & CBD Expo in Europe
We have traveled a lot this year- in fact, we covered the majority of Cannabis Expos and Conferences around the world, reporting back on events from Spain, Denmark, Germany, USA, Canada, Malta, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic. Having seen what the industry is offering, we are confident in saying that ECE is the largest Medical Cannabis and CBD Expo in Europe.
We would like to thank everyone who participated in Europe CBD Expo 2019. Whether you attended, presented, exhibited or sponsored, we appreciate your time and effort in making the event a huge success.
We welcomed 3507 attendees from global CBD and medical cannabis brands, retailers, solution providers, agencies, entrepreneurs, consumers, investors, start-ups and media outlets. Everyone was encouraged to immerse themselves in the conference, exhibition and showcases packed full of exciting content. Over the two days, we heard from over 30+ speakers and hosted over 70 exhibitors. With your ongoing support, we hope to continue our mission of creating incredible event experiences that break the mould and that helps you to make connections that can truly transform your business in retail, marketing and beyond.
100% Positive Sentiment
ECE events were designed to be accessible to everyone, from big businesses to patients and clinicians, to whom we provide detailed information from the world’s leading experts. The platform to share knowledge and educate the public is extremely difficult to find at an affordable price. We aim to change people’s perception of the plant and make it readily available to all. This applies to policymakers, press and industry representatives down to individuals and their families that can benefit from an open discussion of the latest clinical research. We were lucky that the industry, press and consumers have recognised this too. Especially media members, to which we are grateful for providing us with the 100% positive sentiment and helping us with removing the stigma surrounding the cannabis plant.
First company to put Cannabis on London Underground
Canna Club Shoreditch Opened
We have opened a first transformative, expressive and evolving retail experience that curates tested, trusted legal Cannabis and Cannabinoids brands sourced from around the world.
The opening of the new store coincides with our mission to promote wellbeing in the community and to bring a sense of discovery, learning and adventure into CBD shopping. As most CBD brands are white labelled and becoming increasingly complacent, we wanted to provide a sense of handpicked, tested, high-quality brands that you can trust. Canna Club is based on the principle that the products offered are of the highest quality without compromise. We are personally invested in our products, therefore, we want to be sure that the products you consume are clean and safe. We hope that you continue to love our products. It is our honour to serve great products and pass our knowledge onto such wonderful people!
The Year Ahead
The launch of ECE 2020 series is the cornerstone of our ambitious plans to expand our footprint and go global. After our successful launch in London, demand from our community is taking us all over Europe, with first destinations being Dublin, Ireland and Zagreb, Croatia.
Dublin and Zagreb conferences will have the leading international experts presenting on Cannabis Business, Science, Cultivation, Patient Care and Access, thereby giving an understanding of the current state of play of the CBD and Medical Cannabis Industry globally. The event will highlight the opportunities that are available to Ireland and Croatia as they continue to move towards an open CBD and Medical Cannabis market, from large scale cultivation all the way through to research.
The ECE London format will be very similar to the 2019 event, with a dedicated B2B day on Friday 26th June 2020 and B2B and B2C on Saturday 27th June 2020. We will, however, have two dedicated Conference areas, plus the Main Stage, tripling the size of the conference sessions and the number of expert speakers from this year, showing our commitment to providing detailed Scientific and Business information for our attendees and an educational programme that is second to none.
The Expo will also increase in size to over 125 exhibitors and provides a platform to the leading brands and service providers across the CBD and Medical Cannabis industry to meet with like-minded individuals from across the globe, both B2B and B2C.
The Dublin event will be hosted at the highly prestigious Shelbourne Hotel (27 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2, Ireland) on 3-4th March 2020.
The flagship event ECE London will be held on 26-27th June 2020 at the ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL.
The Zagreb event will be hosted at the Sheraton hotel (Ul. Kneza Borne 2, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia) on 15-16th October 2020.
We are expanding the Canna Club Retail and rolling out two new locations.
2020 will see launch of two new services; DIY PR Course for small business owners and Activations and event planning services.
We thank all the ECE visitors, participants, sponsors, exhibitors, Canna Club customers, brands and LCG clients for making 2019 a year to remember. We look forward to working with all our partners, stakeholders and clients in 2020