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Leading Edge Expositions Appoints Scott Giannotti, Managing Director for the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions

Contact: Annie Scully, ascully@leexpos.com, 201-310-9252

Leading Edge Expositions Appoints Scott Giannotti, Managing Director for the 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions

Giannotti is a Veteran Proponent of the Benefits of Cannabis and Hemp

(Paramus, NJ, January 2017)—Scott Giannotti has been named Managing Director for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) produced by Leading Edge Expositions, LLC. In this new position, Giannotti will lead business development and oversee the international sales strategy. Giannotti’s primary focus will be on establishing new partnerships and nurturing exhibitor relationships for the leading trade events for the legalized cannabis and hemp industries. The 4th Annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions will take place June 14-16, 2017 in New York, NY and September 13-15, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA.

“We are thrilled to have Scott join Leading Edge Expositions and spearhead the growth of the CWCBExpo events. Scott’s experience and deep knowledge of the cannabis and hemp industries as well as his entrepreneurial background, will serve us well and help the CWCBExpo conferences and expositions continue to be effective business-building forums for the industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Partner, Leading Edge Expositions, LLC.

Prior to joining Leading Edge Expositions, Giannotti had a 15-year career in telecommunications and over 20 years of participatory action research of cannabis and hemp. Giannotti is best known as the founder of the Cannabis and Hemp Association of New York. He is also known industry wide as “The Hemp Coach” and has provided life and business development services to individuals and corporations seeking to optimize the benefits of cannabis and hemp in their lives. A former recipient of a U.S. Small Business Administration loan, Giannotti holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from New York Institute of Technology.

“The annual Cannabis World Congress & Business Expos will continue to be the pre-eminent coast-to-coast forums for the business of cannabis,” said Scott Giannotti. “I look forward to working with the Leading Edge Exposition team to create the most dynamic trade show experience and educational conference. I am confident that attendees will benefit and participating companies will succeed.”