Conference and Expo

September 27 - 29, 2018

Montego Bay, Jamaica

2017 Highlights


SEPTEMBER 27 – 29, 2018. Montego Bay, Jamaica

The CanEx Jamaica Business Conference & Expo will bring together high level professionals from across the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and North America to discuss opportunities for investment, medical development and the legal landscape.

The conference will feature presentations and exhibitions by experts, policymakers, researchers and business people.

CanEx Jamaica 2018 will be our largest event to date with over 1,000 attendees expected.

CanEx Jamaica was held for the first time in September 2016, and a Seminar Series was subsequently held on May 5, 2017.

Both events were very successful and provided an important opportunity for knowledge exchange and high level networking.

There have been many valuable business relationships and partnerships forged at CanEx Jamaica and the event was covered in many media outlets, including the front page of the Sunday New York Times.

CanEx Jamaica will deliver:
• 2 – day conference featuring the latest advances on the legal, investment and product development landscape
• Speakers, panelists and innovative experts shaping the future of the global cannabis market
• First-hand insight into the most cutting-edge market innovations and technologies
• Unrivaled networking opportunities – meet key policy makers and strategic influencers
• Interactive sessions which facilitate a deep-dive into the cannabis-related topics that matter most to you


Sponsorship | Booths – Expo & Job Fair

Purchase tickets


Conference: Thursday September 28 and Friday September 29, 2018.


27sep(sep 27)8:21 am(sep 27)8:21 amWelcome Cocktail8:21 am - 8:21 am Event Type :CanEx 2018

28sep(sep 28)8:22 am(sep 28)8:22 amCanEx Business Conference & Expo & Cannabis Job FairMontego Bay Convention Center, Montego Bay8:22 am - 8:22 am Event Type :CanEx 2018

28sep(sep 28)9:58 am(sep 28)9:58 amEvening Cocktail Party9:58 am - 9:58 am

29sep(sep 29)7:07 am(sep 29)7:07 amCanEx Wrap Party with Live Performances7:07 am - 7:07 am

29sep(sep 29)8:31 am(sep 29)8:31 amCanEx Business Conference & Expo & Cannabis Job FairMontego Bay Convention Center, Montego Bay8:31 am - 2:31 pm Event Type :CanEx 2018

29sep(sep 29)6:31 pm(sep 29)6:31 pmCanEx Cannabis Awards DinnerHosted by Ed Lover / Special Award - Peter Tosh Pioneer Award6:31 pm - 6:31 pm Event Type :CanEx 2018

30sep(sep 30)1:09 am(sep 30)1:09 amFarm & Herb House Tours1:09 am - 1:09 am

30sep(sep 30)2:09 am(sep 30)2:09 amFarm to Table Dining Experience2:09 am - 2:09 am

Travel Packages


CanEx Jamaica – Business Conference & Expo Pass (2 Day Pass)
All-Inclusive Luxury Accommodation
Complimentary R/T Conference Shuttle
Complimentary R/T Airport Transfer
Rates are Per Room Based on Double Occupancy



(4 Days / 3 Nights)


(4 Days / 3 Nights)



CanEx Advisory Board

Highlights CanEx Jamaica – Business Conference and Expo 2017


  • CanEx Jamaica was the first Cannabis conference I ever attended and by coming and the connections I made, it started me on the road that I’m travelling on today.

    CEO , Phoenix International Investment Group
  • CanEx Jamaica has clearly established itself as a leader within a new and exciting industry that has tremendous growth potential within Jamaica and on the international stage. The CanEx conference is first world in terms of professionalism, offering a formidable opportunity to interact with a diverse range of speakers, presenters and attendees.

    Managing Member, KoVo Capital Ventures, LLC
  • As a Canadian investor in the tourism industry in Jamaica, I was thrilled to see CanEx taking place so soon on the island. The Cannabis industry represents a lot of opportunity for Jamaican and Foreign investors. We need to grab the bull by the horns or get left behind. CanEX was an amazing forum to get educated as well as create much needed linkages across various participants. There were some tough discussions and clearly a lot of issues still to iron out but at least some robust ideas are coming to the table. Jamaica is a leading Cannabis brand and therefore should have a first rate annual cannabis conference. CanEx is a fabulous start. I will be back.

    Christine Cohen, The Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel
  • I congratulate Douglas Gordon and his team for putting on CANEX as it really serves as a great educational platform bringing together professionals and experts from all over the world who are involved in the cannabis industry.  Jamaica, and people living in Jamaica, need platforms like CANEX to can acquaint ourselves with what is happening in the global cannabis industry and hence be able to get maximum benefit  from this  cannabis industry.

    I wish  Douglas and the team all the best, hoping to see a next great CANEX.

    Ras Iyah - V
  • “I have attended numerous cannabis conferences over the last few years and CanEX Jamaica is one of my favorite, by far. It gather some of the cannabis industry leaders and top scientists/doctors in an amazing setting. Not only attendees will learn a lot about cannabis they will also have the opportunity to network with the top cannabis companies. Put CanEx Jamaica on your list of must attend conferences you will not regret it!”



    Sebastien Cotte
  • “An extremely well organized and structured conference. I leaned a great deal about the industry from the experts and the networking was second to none.”

    - S. Forrester, Florida
  • “The CanEx Conference embodied the intersectionality of Jamaica’s diverse population, the beauty of Jamaicans living abroad coming home to contribute, and the full utilization of the innovation and talent within Jamaica’s borders.

    The CanEx Conference created a think-tank environment which generated actionable next steps for Cannabis legalization and business development in Jamaica.

    As a Cannabis Attorney, I am excited about what this new yet familiar industry means for job creation and business opportunity.”

    Scheril Murray Powell, Esq.