*MJ UNPACKED: Oct. 21 – 22, 2021 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
With 28 years of trade show leadership experience, George Jage was named “Tradeshow Elite” by Tradeshow Executive and named the “Next Generation of Leaders” by Tradeshow Week Magazine.
Founded by George Jage, former president of MJBizDaily/ MJBizCon and CEO of Dope Media- Jage Media launched in early 2020 with a veteran team of cannabis investors, including: BDSA; CanopyBoulder; Panther Opportunity Fund; and cannabis industry veterans.
Premiering alongside MJBizCon, MJ Unpacked will be in-person & exclusive to cannabis CPG brands, retailers, and accredited investors. It is the first cannabis CPG trade event that is designed to both drive commerce and integrate access to capital.
Attendees will gain specialized insights, have access to capital and collaborate with other retailers, investors and brands across the country.
00:00 - intro
00:26 - starting Jage Media
04:50 - secret to successful events
07:41 - launching a company during the pandemic
12:45 - In-person events & FOMO
15:28 - OG trade shows VS now
19:04 - Pandemic’s impact on events
23:43 - Tech-enabled booths with QR codes
26:23 - MJ Unpack’s revenue model
29:26 - cannabis investing & deal flow
35:12 - Pot stocks underperformance
37:42 - Infused beverages with Federal legalization
38:16 - Do brands matter?
41:28 - What do cannabis brands need?
44:47 - criminal justice reform
49:19 - Federal legalization crystal ball
51:49 - Raising capital & biggest revenue drivers
55:44 - Dope Magazine’s acquisition by High Times
51:29 - Strategic partnerships with Apex‘s Wholesale Cannabis Platform
01:02:22 - last words
01:03:33 - outro
George Jage CEO of Jage Media, producers of MJ Unpacked