New England’s Leading Cannabis Event Production Company

XpoCanna is a group formed with decades of event production experience. As progressive cannabis normalization advances throughout the Northeast, our production company is here to help cannabis companies network with likeminded entrepreneurs and expand their client base. Ongoing Federal regulations make marketing cannabis difficult. Our cannabis conventions, expos and trade shows will help your cannabis enterprise reach thousands of cannabis enthusiasts from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. With recreational cannabis sales on the horizon the time is now for an event to service the rapidly growing New England Cannabis Industry here in Western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Wesley Jenks – President

Born into a trade show business- Jenks Productions, Wes has been producing over 25 events in six states for the past 20 years. As a cannabis connoisseur, Wes has been biding his time, patiently waiting for the East Coast Cannabis Market to develop a need for Cannabis Conventions. Wes has been actively lobbying Connecticut State Representatives to increase availability and awareness of Connecticut Medical Cannabis Programs. Wes is thrilled at the announcement of 9 new medical marijuana dispensaries in CT, and the state’s push for recreational cannabis.

Wes also serves on the Conservation Lake Commission in the town of East Hampton, Connecticut, which is dedicated to improving lake quality and preserving the town’s natural resources. When time and weather permit, you’ll find Wes out in the water surfing and wakeboarding or in the mountains chasing down some powder. Wes, a former national champion water-skier, believes being active in nature is a much-needed relief from the day-to-day office environment and helps create a healthy work-life balance.

If you would like to learn more about XpoCanna or how to get involved with cannabis awareness, contact Wes at 860-365-5678 ext. 303 or wes@jenksproductions.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/wesley-jenks-1ba4098/

 

Dennis Jenks – VP

During the energy crisis of the late 70’s, Dennis envisioned his first trade show- an Energy Exhibition. With the immediate success of his first expo, his event business, Jenks Productions, began to grow. Through the 1980’s Dennis expanded their event portfolio and the genres of events produced. To date, Jenks Productions has produced over 300 events in over 8 states. Genres of shows span from RV conventions, boat expos and car shows to pet shows, home improvement expos, energy shows, bridal shows and kids conventions. Dennis is very proud that the company has weathered two major recessions and is still going strong. As of the 2017-2018 season, Jenks currently owns and produces 25 trade show events in six states, making them the largest producer of trade shows in the Northeast.

Dennis is still a national ranked water-skier and recently broke the Eastern Region slalom record for his age division. When he’s not busy working you can find him on the lake getting in some turns or up in the mountain enjoying skiing.

Contact Dennis at 800-955-(SHOW)7469 ext. 302 or dennis@jenksproductions.com

 

Charmagne “Charlee” Harris – Sales Manager & Event Planner

After graduating from the MacDuffie School and completing a freshman year of college, Charmagne spent the next 26 years as a mother and wife, during those formative years with her children. Charmagne learned the art of repainting collectible, antique mechanical banks as a part time assistant when time permitted. Snow skiing became a weekend family sport leading to a long-term friendship with Alpine Haus former owner, Peter Aldridge. Pete enlisted Charmagne’s help, part time, in his ski shop, the Alpine Haus. Pete’s friendship with Dennis Jenks opened the door for Charmagne to explore a new opportunity. In February 1996, Charmagne began her successful career as a sales associate. Adopting the nickname “Charlee”, she began absorbing as much as possible at Jenks Productions; quickly realizing she had found her passion in the consumer show management industry. In 1998, Charmagne intuitively increased her sales generation by launching her own business website establishing a direct sales connection for continued growth. Her passion has resulted in a 23+ year working relationship with Jenks Productions, a close-knit family company. Charmagne has immersed herself in learning as much as possible about the industry, recognizing the complement to successful sales is a full understanding and knowledge of every aspect of the business. Now, as Sales Manager for Jenks Productions, Charmagne shares her passion for the industry with the Jenks team, imparting her intuitiveness, experience and enthusiasm to develop growth and business production. Tim Harris, Operations Manager for 20+ years at Jenks Productions, is Charmagne’s husband.

Charmagne’s loyal office “assistant” is her loving golden retriever – Whisper, a valued “team member.”

In the off season, as the hectic show season changes focus, Charmagne enjoys working remotely from / retreating to Cape Cod. Enjoying the comfort of family and friends; thriving on the restorative sea air properties; taking morning walks on the boardwalk; delighting in early morning sunrises and spectacular sunsets; building sand castles and collecting sea glass.

Contact Charmagne at 860-918-0891 or charlee@jenksproductions.com