MJ Unpacked – George Jage, Jage Media
Welcome to Season 13 of the show! Kicking off the season with George Jage, CEO of Jage Media. George has a proven track record in cannabis working for MJBiz Daily and Dope Magazine. He previously spent ample time in Las Vegas running trade shows as well as creating the first World Tea Expo. Today George’s team is excited to announce MJ Unpacked (Oct 21-22, 2021), the first cannabis trade show in Las Vegas focused on cannabis retailers and THC CPG’s.
We chatted about the differentiations between this trade show and the well-known MJ Biz Con event taking place the same week in October 2021. MJ Unpacked is focused on offering a more personable experience for attendees to connect, collaborate and access capital. We even heard there’s a gong in the middle of the trade show floor where you can celebrate every time you make a deal!
George’s energy about the cannabis industry and his vision for this event is truly infectious. If you are looking for a change of pace from the typical Vegas experience all of us cannabiz folks have come to know so well this event is for you! We even heard the band is back together ;-) *hint hint*
George Jage is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Jage Media and Jage Media’s national, cannabis CPG Trade Show MJ Unpacked. Jage Media also operates MJ Brand Insights, providing sharp, substantive, and reliable industry intel for cannabis brands and retailers. George Jage is widely revered as a B2B growth specialist and business builder with a proven track-record of identifying new markets and opportunities to scale national businesses. George excels in navigating complex landscapes and accelerating financial performance and asset growth for his clients and peers. Prior to founding Jage Media and its properties, George was Co-founder & Exec VP of the Off-Price Show (1993 – 2001), Co-founder & CEO of World Tea Media (2002 – 2012), and Group Director of the Beverage Group at F&W Media (2013 – 2014). During their substantive growth years, George served as President of Marijuana Business Daily (2014 – 2017), and Chief Executive Officer of Dope Media (2017 – 2019) leading the six year old startup to its acquisition by High Times. George is recognized by Trade Show Executive as an Elite Leader, and is the recipient of the Jerry Valen Award of Distinction for Hospitality & Convention Executive of the Year by University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’s been awarded the Nevada Entrepreneur Award by Business Magazine, named Top 20 Under 40 by Gourmet News, and the Next Generation of Leaders by Tradeshow Week Magazine. George holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He enjoys quality time with his family, camping, hiking, golf, and is continually awarded #1 DAD by his kids. For more information, please visit: https://www.jagemedia.com & https://mjunpacked.com