George Zimmer to Keynote at Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles


Iconic Entrepreneur & Business Leader to Headline West Coast Event for the Legalized & Medical Marijuana Industry


PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles (CWCBExpo in LA) is pleased to announce that the iconic founder of Men’s Wearhouse and zTailors, George Zimmer, will be its headline Keynote Speaker. Taking place September 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, CWCBExpo is the premier trade show and conference for the legalized and medical marijuana industries.

As a renowned business leader, and one of the early pioneers of Conscious Capitalism’s stakeholder model, Mr. Zimmer started what would become the largest men’s tailored clothing company in America. In his role as Founder, Chairman, CEO & TV spokesperson, he guided Men’s Wearhouse with a workingman’s ethos that valued his employees and his customers equally with his shareholders, creating an enjoyable service-oriented experience.

“I value all stakeholders, not just the shareholders,” says George Zimmer.

Mr. Zimmer is once again revolutionizing the apparel industry with his new venture that was recently announced, zTailors.  Coined the “Uber of Tailoring” this new concept delivers the time-honored craft of tailoring directly to the consumer for a remarkable, and highly personalized customer experience.

“We are beyond excited to have George be our headline keynote speaker.  Who better than George to share his progressive thinking and vision on what it takes to blaze your way to the top of an industry,” said Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director, CWCBExpo and Managing Partner of Leading Edge Expositions.

“His unique insight will help everyone attending navigate this emerging market and help move the business forward into the mainstream.”

Mr. Zimmer is also a noted philanthropist and scholar graduating from Washington Universityin St. Louis with a degree in Economics.

He was the recipient of the Kupfer Award given by Mays Business School. He is a supporter of the research on the therapeutic use of MDMA. He also was a strong advocate of Proposition 19 in California.

“George’s progressive thinking and proven business leadership embodies what the CWCBExpo events are all about — helping those in the cannabis business succeed,” said Dan Humiston, President of International Cannabis Association (ICA) and sponsors of CWCBExpo in LA.

Mr. Zimmer’s keynote will be part of a comprehensive conference program with the best minds in the medical, legal, financial and product development fields.  The educational program will provide unmatched insight on what is needed to succeed in this rapidly changing and growing industry including in-depth workshops on September 16th that cover:

  • Cannabis Careers and Job Fair
  • How to Open a Cannabis Business: A Certification Workshop
  • Marijuana Investor Summit

Conference sessions on September 17th -18th, will focus on tracks that will provide the full spectrum of business success including sessions for entrepreneurs, growing and sustaining a cannabis business, insight into what’s ahead and what’s next for the industry, and direct access to thought leaders and innovators.

CWCBExpo in LA will also feature an exhibit floor (September 17th -18th) with suppliers in the industry showcasing cutting-edge products and services to marijuana producers, entrepreneurs looking to enter the market, medical professionals and dispensary owners, investors, and providers of professional services.

Discounted conference rates for advance registration, and more information for the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo in Los Angeles can be found at For more information on sponsoring or exhibiting contact Christine Ianuzzi, Show Director at [email protected] or call 201-881-1602.

About Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo)
The Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) are produced by Leading Edge Expositions in partnership with the International Cannabis Association (ICA).  The events are the leading professional forums 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 industry.  In 2015, CWCBExpo took place June 17th -19th, at the Javits Convention Center in New York, and the CWCBExpo Fall will be held September 16th -18th, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  For more information on ICA visit To learn more about the CWCBExpos go to

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