Confirmed Presenters include:


Rosy Mondin
Executive Director
Cannabis Trade Alliance of Canada

Sandra Gogal
Miller Thompson LLP

Andreea Toma
Director of Licensing
City of Vancouver

Kerry Jang
City of Vancouver

Gary Leong
Chief Scientific Officer

Cam Battley
SVP Communications & Medical Affairs

Hugo Alves
Bennett Jones LLP

Debra Brochart

Kirk Tousaw
Tousaw Law Corporation

Alison McMahon
Cannabis at Work

Hilary Black
Director of Patient and Community Services

Mike Hager
News Reporter
The Globe and Mail

Kent Hovey-Smith
Partner & Director, Corporate Affairs
Tidal Health Solutions

To see our full list of speakers and participants, contact us to learn more.

Why You Should Attend


  1. Focus directly on specific cannabis industry challenges – and really learn – at one, two, or more of these comprehensive one-day Cannabis Business conferences

  2. Gain unparalleled insight from peers and industry experts who will explain and advise on the critical issues and obstacles unique to cannabis professionals'

  3. Hear the most up-to-date intelligence on the progress of the federal regulatory taskforce – as well as learn what provincial and municipal initiatives are underway

  4. Explore how related sectors are responding to Canada's national cannabis business now, such as pharmacies, liquor control boards, retailers/dispensaries, etc.

  5. Learn how Canada's courts, banks, investors, insurers and employers are prepping for this new industry

  6. Discover, tips, techniques – and traps – on cannabis marketing, communications, public education and government advocacy, public safety, customer trends, research and data analysis, and much more!

Who Should Attend

Make contact, establish relationships, and collaborate with North America's leading cannabis experts, including:

  • Business Strategy
  • Law
  • Finance, Banking and Investment
  • Government Relations
  • Regulatory Affairs and Compliance
  • Business Systems
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Data Analysis
  • Patient and Customer Privacy
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Performance Management
  • Business Development and Sales
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Communications and Education
  • Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Retention
  • Project Management
  • Security, Quality and Safety

Lift Cannabis Expo

The Canadian Institute's Canadian Cannabis Business Week has been created in collaboration with Lift. The Lift Cannabis Expo will be taking place in Vancouver, September 17-18, following the Canadian Cannabis Business Week. This Expo is an important step in showing the world the professionalism and maturity of the expanding cannabis industry. By getting involved in Vancouver's Lift Expo, you'll be joining leading businesses from around the globe showcasing some of the best products and services the industry has to offer to thousands of eager and curious consumers. To buy tickets or to learn more, click here.

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