Trade Shows are Back March 2021 - Here's What You Need to Know.

Trade Shows are Back March 2021 - Here's What You Need to Know.

Published by Denise Mckenzie on Feb 26th 2021

It has been a wild year, full of ups and downs. Thankfully, as we move away from the worst moments of 2020's global pandemic, our industry is slowly making its way back to some sense of normalcy (kind of). The first in-person events are coming up this March with optimum safety. 

We'll be there for back-to-back (socially-distant) trade shows.  

We're starting the trade show season off with a bang! Windship Trading Co. is co-sponsoring the first ever  HQ Event, presented by SSE Group in New Orleans the first week of March. The following week, we'll be traveling to sunny Orlando, Florida for the previously postponed Winter CHAMPS Trade Show

The organizers of both events are taking every measure possible to ensure a safe and productive environment at each show. Read on to learn more about what we're doing to stay vigilant in preventing the spread of Covid-19. You'll also find full event details and a sneak peek of what to expect at the Windship Trading booth. 

Exclusive Brands and Featured Vendors

Windship Trading Co. is your  one-stop-shop for all smoke shop and dispensary products. If you're looking for name-brand vaporizers, grinders, high-end glass, or other smoking accessories, we've got you covered! We'll be showing off some of our top vendors in Spotlight Podiums, including industry staples like Storz & Bickel, our in-house brands, Piranha and Elevate, and the latest game-changers like Dab Rite and Martha Stewart CBD.

Here's a sneak peek of what to expect at the Windship Trading booth and the Martha Stewart CBD flagship kiosk.

Storz & Bickel

Leading the vaporizer market for over twenty years,  Storz & Bickel continues to steer the industry and challenge other brands to become more innovative. With a quality lineup of desktop and portable hardware, few brands can compete with Storz & Bickel's functionality and durability.

Bonus: Windship Trading is hosting a FREE Giveaway Contest. One lucky winner at EACH show will take home a Volcano Hybrid Vaporizer. Ask one of the reps at our booth how you can enter to win one for your store (or yourself!).

Martha Stewart CBD

Offering quality CBD products to your customers is about to get much easier. Martha Stewart's premium CBD wellness lines are now available exclusively at Windship Trading Co. Each gummy, softgel, and oil drop is formulated with precision, guaranteeing only the purest CBD isolate derived by 100% USA-grown Hemp. Expect only the finest quality curated by Martha herself.

Don't forget about our furry friends! Recently, Martha Stewart CBD launched the pet wellness line, which currently includes Soft-Baked Chews and Well Drops for all dogs, large, small, and in between.

To learn more about  Martha Stewart CBD, visit our flagship kiosk, just steps away from the Windship Trading booth.

Dr. Dabber

Since 2013,  Dr. Dabber has been a key innovator in the cannabis industry. From creating the very first low-heat dab pen to winning several awards and becoming one of the first to perfect the electric dab rig, this inventive brand has exceeded expectations time after time.

In 2018, Forbes Magazine called Dr. Dabber Switch " the future of cannabis". The Boost Evo, their latest release, elevates the dab session to the next level if that's even possible.

Dip Devices

The  Dip Devices brand offers some of the most versatile units out there for concentrate consumption. The EVRI Starter Kit goes from direct-to-dab with the Vapor Tip Attachment to 510 cartridges to refillable pods with a click of a magnet.

The Dipper is a unique two-in-one vaporizer featuring a Vapor Tip Atomizer to conveniently dab without a rig and torch or any loading. The Quartz Crystal Atomizer allows the option to load the unit like a traditional pack-and-go pen.

Visit Dip Device's Spotlight podium at the Windship Trading booth to check out these fantastic units and to peep their latest product launch!

Dab Rite

The  Dab Rite Digital IR Thermometer is the latest addition to our essential product lineup, and they're flying off the shelves. This unique unit offers a solution for concentrate enthusiasts by bridging the gap between traditional nails and electronic rigs, being the first infrared thermometer in the cannabis industry.

The innovative technology is a game-changer for conventional dabbers who like to use a torch and banger, allowing them to precisely gauge temperature for the perfect dab. Stop by the Windship Trading booth to learn more about how you can offer your concentrate-loving customers the best of both worlds.


Over the years, our tried-and-true in-house brand,  Piranha, has offered a wide selection of quartz, bangers, silicone, and glass. However, hardly any accessory competes with the best-selling lineup of Piranha grinders, available in several different sizes, pieces, and color options. With sharp teeth and a fine grind, Piranha offers quality and affordability with all of its products.

Stay tuned for updates on Piranha's upcoming product launch, featuring a fair-priced, premium line of glass and other accessories.

Elevate Accessories

For connoisseur smokers looking to class it up, handcrafted pipes and accessories by  Elevate are the go-to for sophistication, elegance, and convenience. The Colorado-based company is redefining cannabis culture with an innovative line of classic smoking products.

From the Glass Joints, the Classic and Colfax Dugouts, to the Mini and Might Hitters, Elevate Accessories are thoughtfully designed smoke shop staples with a modern twist. Stop by the Windship Trading Co. booth to get a feel for the incredible design and craftsmanship that goes into each glass and wooden accessory.

Health and Safety matter.

Please keep in mind that we're not out of the woods yet with Covid-19. The event hosts are taking all necessary measures to mitigate viral exposure by implementing safety precautions, including, but not limited to:

  • Mask requirements
  • Temperature checks
  • Social distancing
  • Extra cleaning and sanitation
  • Minimized public capacity

If you decide to attend either upcoming event, please adhere to all public health and safety guidelines and take proper precautions. If you have any questions about our booth or the event(s) in general, please contact us.

What measures we're taking and what we ask of you.

Windship Trading Co. will also follow strict Covid protocols by providing hand sanitizing solutions, limiting the number of employees and attendees at the booth, and practicing and encouraging social distancing. We'll also offer an option for new accounts to fill out a contactless wholesale application using custom QR Codes. Just scan the code and fill out the application on your own personal device to submit.

We humbly ask anyone attending either event to show respect for all others, including the Windship Trading crew, other trade show attendees, and convention center employees. Do your part and wear a mask, wash your hands, and avoid crowded booths and areas. Be mindful, and don't worry. If you're at the show, you'll have three whole days. You can always circle back to the booth when it's less congested.

The HQ Event - New Orleans, an SSE Group LLC Production

SSE Group and Headquest Magazine welcome the smoke shop industry to The Big Easy for The HQ Event. Join us on March 2nd and 3rd for our first in-person trade show in over a year. We're pumped to see our favorite shop owners and industry partners, and we look forward to participating in a safe and fruitful trade show.

Register to attend The HQ Event directly with HQ Magazine and make your hotel reservations with the Hilton - New Orleans Riverside.

Tuesday - Wednesday, March 2-3, 2021

10:30 AM - 6:00 PM CST

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Boulevard

New Orleans, LA 70130

Hilton - New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras Street

New Orleans, LA 70130

Booth Number: #908 Bourbon Street

*Booth location is subject to change.

CHAMPS Winter Trade Show - Orlando

CHAMPS Winter Trade Show is always one of the most popular trade shows of the year and is traditionally held in Las Vegas. This year, of course, is much different, and we're happy to change it up a bit. We'll be exhibiting at CHAMPS on March 9th, 10th, and 11th at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in sunny Orlando, Florida.

If you'll be in the Orlando area and would like to attend the event, register with CHAMPS directly to reserve your badge(s).

Tuesday - Thursday, March 9-11

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

6000 W Osceola Pkwy Kissimmee, FL 34746

Booth Number: #1612

*Booth location is subject to change.

Windship Trading Co. supports you.

We understand and support your decision not to attend in-person industry events. We encourage you to make the best decisions appropriate for your health, business, employees, and beyond. Please feel free to reach out to your sales rep for more details or express any concerns regarding the event.

Keep in touch and see you soon.

Please stay well until we see you during the upcoming trade show season. If we don't see you, be sure you stay in the loop! Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of Windship Trading's homepage to hear about the latest products, exclusive promotions, and more. You can also follow us on Instagram, Linked In, and Facebook for daily news and posts.

Further Reading:

CBD Wellness - The Martha Stewart Way
Martha Stewart's CBD for Dogs has Arrived
What to Expect After You Place Your First Order
Credit Card Processing in the Cannabis Industry- Get with Green Birdy!