Indo Expo Trade Show Returns to Portland

One of the preeminent trade shows for cannabis cultivation is coming again to Portland on August 5 and 6, 2017. The INDO EXPO will be held at the Portland Expo Center in N. Portland and will feature a wide variety of vendors and seminars covering the cannabis cultivation industry.

“INDO EXPO is a [Business to Business] industry cannabis show,” explained Chris Olson, organizer of the trade show. “It focuses primarily on growing cannabis—soil, lights, greenhouses, trimmers, nutrients, extractors—and quite a few ancillary businesses, too, with everything from tourism to magazines, lawyers and CPAs.”

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Seminars each day provide great information. Image: Indo Expo

They have a number of seminars during the show that focus on growing, nutrients, pest management, lighting, extraction and more. With a large group of vendors, including some of the biggest names, they will provide a great space to gain knowledge and learn about what new products and services are available.

Sponsors of the show are some of the best known names in cannabis, including: Grodan, Phive 8 Distribution, House & Garden, Wholesale Harvest Supply, Growth Science, Futurola, TimPro, Advanced Nutrients, Urban Agriculture, Cyco Flower, Beneficial Biologics, Precision Extraction Solutions, Mighty Blend Cultivated, Synergy, Ms. Mary Staffing.

“We have put together a large platform where people can come together and network and share information, get information for their businesses and market their products or services.” Olson told Oregon Cannabis Connection. “INDO EXPO has about 300 exhibitors … and we have a lot of large companies that people would recognize if they walked into a grow store. It’s all the products that are on the shelves.”

They do the show twice a year, including a show in Denver in the winter. This will be their sixth show in the past three years. At this point, the two locations are doing quite well. A wide variety of professionals attend, which can make the networking opportunities better than at a typical show. INDO EXPO is also offering a mixer at the Red Lion Hotel on Saturday night for additional chances to mingle with industry pros.

“Our show works better in a place where the industry is established or where it is getting established, and Oregon is very much that kind of place.” Olson explained. “There’s just so much buzz and everyone is just gearing up, and that’s where our show does well.”

Make connections with vendors and suppliers while you network at the Indo Expo. Image: Indo Expo

There is no better place for a business to business networking experience in cannabis. With the great vendors, the presentations, and their mixers, it makes the experience truly enjoyable. They get an unmatched number of industry professionals compared to other shows.

“INDO EXPO is uniquely positioned with a private B2B Saturday, which allows our exhibitors and buyers to connect and do business without distraction,” explains their press release. “We are open to the public on Sunday, August 6th and welcome aspiring growers, industry professionals and the general public to walk the floor and visit our Sunday exclusive Career Fair.”

They will have: Over 4,500 show attendees to coverage, show, source, network and learn, Over 3,000 qualified industry professionals will pre-register, 10% of attendees will be international visitors, Over 300 exhibitors will showcase over 1,000 product lines, and over 20 industry experts will participate in the forums and seminars, which are included with admission.

There will be an area just for the hemp industry, too. The Industrial Hemp Pavilion will provide a platform within the main area that will support businesses and entrepreneurs involved with idustrial hemp industry. The Expo will showcase USA Hemp-made products and services by a select group of hemp vendors.

About 5,000 attendees are expected for the show because the location is ideal. Portland is located perfectly between Vancouver, BC, and the San Francisco Bay area and will attract from all the western legal states.

More information is available about the Portland INDO EXPO online at their website They strongly recommend pre-registration for industry professionals seeking complementary tickets—which can be done online. They also have discounted early bird pricing for those who will be purchasing tickets. Access to Portland Expo is as easy as taking the yellow Max line to the last north stop.

Listen to Chris Olson’s Goddab Radio interview.

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Keith Mansur

Keith Mansur is the founder, publisher, and editor of Oregon Cannabis Connection newspaper. The print publication has been serving Oregon since 2010. He has been a Oregon medical marijuana patient, grower, and caregiver since 2006. Find him on Facebook or email him at

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