On this edition of the podcast, Alicia Petty and Steve Blank host Christine Ianuzzi, Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions, Producer of the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition.
Christine Ianuzzi has a background in corporate America providing a creative, steady and experienced business skillset across several industries from technology to cannabis. She is a serial transition executive that has been a trigger for change and a leader in disruptive and progressive businesses in many blue-chip companies since 1987 that include ABC Television, ABC Radio Networks and HBO, as well as her own business. In 2015 Christine joined her family of entrepreneurs who owned and operated hundreds of trade shows across several industries for many decades – many in disruptive business sectors. Since 2015 Christine has built the CWCBExpo brand and business. Christine is a Board of Director for the National Hemp Association, was cited in 10 Most Interesting Females in Cannabis in Weed Reader in February 2018, has served on the Board of Trustees at New York University (NYU)-Polytechnic University, and also served as President of the Alumni Association of Polytechnic University of NYU.
Today, Christine is Managing Partner and Show Director for 3 trade shows that focus on the legalized cannabis industry: Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpos) in New York, Los Angeles, and Boston.
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are business-to-business events for the legalized cannabis industry and are held 3 times per year in the largest media, financial and business markets: New York, Los Angeles and Boston. The CWCBExpos are the leading forums offering conferences and expositions for dispensary owners, growers, suppliers, investors, medical professionals, government regulators, legal counsel, and entrepreneurs looking to achieve business success and identify new areas of growth in this dynamic and fast-growing industry.