Our 2nd Annual Consumer Day


At a much lower ticket price for those new to Cannabis Industry and following New West’s two iconic days of B2B networking and Expo, we are bringing together dispensaries, retailers, cultivators and brands for a day of building relationships, business, advocacy and education.

We are hosting our 2nd Annual Consumer Day And Career Fair focused on attendees that are new to cannabis and/or long-time consumers for recreational and medical purposes. This is where you discover the freshest products, gain knowledge and meet fellow enthusiasts, experts and consumers. Participate in our Career Fair hosted by Vangst, whether you’re looking for a job as a budtender or an executive looking for a new career there will be a myriad of opportunity with over 30 Companies looking to hire.

2017's Consumer Day Keynote Speaker

George Clinton Founder of Parliament Funkadelic

Saturday October 13th 2018

  • In 2017 we had over 3,000 new and eager consumers looking for education and interaction with participating brands and dispensaries.
  • 2017's appearances by Keynote Speaker George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic and other notable figures was legendary.
  • In 2018 we will have 4 panel discussions with top Cannabis industry entrepreneurs and over 100 Brands will be exhibiting and directly engaging with their target consumers for 2018.

New West Summit 4.0 comes to Oakland for a big, bright experience in one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world.

Matthew Greene

New York, NY, USA
CEO & Founder, Edible Science, LLC

Matt Greene has spent his entire career in the marketing, advertising and AdTech industry. His fascination with technology began in 1987 while working with his client Steve Jobs in developing the launch strategies for NeXT Computers. Starting in 1998, Matt pioneered online advertising and supporting technologies for the digital ad agency he founded, Blue Ribbon Digital, where his team drove innovation across all aspects of digital media - from Search to Mobile and Video, his agency measurably generated over $2BB in revenues for their Fortune 100 clients. In this capacity, Matt has spoken at leading conferences such as AdTech, iMedia Summits and the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. Starting in 2015, Matt re-focused his energies on the burgeoning cannabis industry knowing that the need for innovation in technologies to support the industry would be mandatory. With his his new company, Edible Sciences, he and his team on concentrating their energies in solving the #1 problem facing the edibles sector: Dosing Accuracy. He will be speaking at Binghampton University's TIER Talks in SEPT '17 on technology innovations occurring in the cannabis ancillary space.

Brett Finkelstein

Boca Raton, FL
Managing Director, Phyto Partners LP

Brett is an experienced executive, venture capital and private equity investor and advisor. He has partnered with, worked with and developed key relationships with numerous premier private equity, investment banks, and venture capital companies. As one of the founders of Phyto Partners LP, Brett’s fundamental ambition for the company’s stakeholders is to creatively apply his unique resources of extensive operating skills, certainty to close, access to capital, extensive network of resources and relentless pursuit of excellence to facilitate a more super-charged evolution for enterprises we fund, launch, and maintain activist roles in. For the powerhouse companies we invest in, advise, and or buy we will be providing more investment value and a comfort level for our financial capital partners, as well as our portfolio companies that join us. Phyto Partners LP was profiled in Forbes as one of the leaders in the cannabis industry. Phyto has invested in half of what CB insights profiled as the trailblazers of 2017.