Our Mother City has been chosen as the next host of the global CannaTech conference 2019 – the first time the conference will be held on African soil.
This international conference will be lighting up Cape Town from 24-26 November this year, at the Lookout venue in the V&A Waterfront.
The announcement that international experts will be heading to South Africa to share their experience and insights is a landmark one for our burgeoning cannabis industry, which is estimated to grow to R27 billion by 2023.
Talk about putting us on the map!
Saul Kaye, founder of the conference and CEO of iCAN:Israel-Cannabis, said SA is ripe for cannabis investment.
“With inexpensive land and labour force, and an ideal climate for cannabis cultivation, Africa is in the midst of a green rush,” Kaye said. “The global interest in Africa’s cannabis market and South Africa’s recent legislative acceptance of cannabis makes Cape Town the perfect destination for CannaTech.
Kaye was born in South Africa, and is excited to bring his cannabis expertise back home.
“As someone born in South Africa, I am especially looking forward to establishing ties throughout the entire continental cannabis eco-system,” said Kaye.
“We are thrilled to bring some of the world’s leading companies and investors to Cape Town to meet with their counterparts to discuss a range of business and technological issues and work with like minded professionals who understand the immense global health and business potential of medical and recreational cannabis moving forward.”
Tickets will set you back a good few Randelas, but include full access to two days of conference, breakfast and lunch (including beer and wine), and access to all expert networking events and afterparties.
Zootly says: You have until July 15 to get your hands on an early bird ticket, going for $599. That’s roughly R8500.