CCS Agenda

The Canadian Cannabis Summit agenda features keynotes and panel presentations from a diverse range of industries. With two theatres, attendees can select from a variety of talks and verticals.

Please note: This is a sample agenda and is subject to change as our speakers are updated. Please keep an eye on this page for updates or subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page to receive these details in your inbox.


Day One Theatre A

    8:00am - 8:50am

    Doors Open.

    8:50am - 9:00am

    Opening Remarks & Introductions.

    9:05am - 9:50am

    Dr. Richa Love - Medical Cannabis and its effects on patients. Hear first hand accounts of how patients from a variety of backgrounds have drastically improved the quality of life thanks to medical cannabis.

    9:50am - 10:20am

    Coffee & Bites Networking Break.
    10:25 - 11:10am

    Audrey Wong 
    Repealing Prohibition 2.0 - Succeeding in the industry through studying 95 years of legalized liquor.

    11:25am - 12:10pmCrystal DeCnodder - Marketing Cannabis.

    12:15pm  - 1:00pm

    Lunch break Paper St.
    1:10pm - 2:00pmAndrew Freedman - Building Communities.
    2:10pm - 3:05pmKelly MauroErika Holter -
    Driving Diversity in Canada’s Cannabis Industry.
    3:35pm - 4:20pm

    Paul Dhillon- Customer Oriented Service in Retail Cannabis. 

    4:30pm - 5:15pmTo Be Announced Soon.

    Day One Theatre B

    8:00am -8:50am Doors Open.
    8:50am -9:00am Opening Remarks & Introductions.
    9:05am-9:50am Which conditions are doctors recommending medical cannabis for? Learn more about how Medical Cannabis has been utilized as part of an effective treatment plan.
    9:50am -10:20am Coffee & Bites Networking Break Sponsored and Crafted with Love by The Beltliner. 
    10:25am - 11:10am Matt Zabloski-
    Project Lead for the Legalization of Cannabis for the City of Calgary.
    11:25am -

    Briegh Anne Albert- Alberta Cannabis Framework, and what Albertans can expect when cannabis becomes legal in our province.

    12:05pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break Paper St.
    1:10pm - 2:00pm Philippe Lucas - Medical and Recreational Cannabis in Canada: Patient Patterns of Use, Substitution Effect, and the Potential Impacts of Legalization on Public Health.
    2:10pm - 3:05pm Marketing Panel- Nick Pateras, Crystal DeCnodder, Michael Wynn & Mike Morrison
    3:05pm - 3:35pm Networking - Food, Beer, Wine Break.
    3:35pm - 4:20pm Karen Stokke- Duty to Accommodate, Workplace Impairment and Workplace Safety Aspects.
    4:30pm-5:15pm Jeff Purcell- Cannabis Production Facilities 

    Day Two Theatre A

    8:00am - 8:50amDoors Open
    8:50am - 9:00amOpening Remarks & Introductions.
    9:05am - 9:50amNick Pateras- Global Trends.
    9:50am - 10:20amCoffee & Bites Networking Break.
    10:25am - 11:10amInvestment Panel- Todd Hirsh, Sandi Gilbert & Sonny Mottahed.
    11:25am - 12:10pmHart Steinfeld- Yoga & Cannabis.
    - 1:00pm

    Lunch break Paper St.

    1:10pm - 2:00pmShekhar Parmar- Medical Cannabis 101 - What is it for? How is it used? Where do I get it? Join Shekhar Parmar to learn the answers to all these questions and more.
    2:10pm - 3:05pmJason KujathThe Legal Retail Landscape.
    3:05pm - 3:35pmNetworking - Food, Beer, Wine Break.
    3:35pm - 4:20pm

    Sara Hastings-Simon
    Exploring renewable energy opportunities for the Cannabis industry.

    4:30pm - 5:15pmRetail Panel- Kelly Mauro, Michael Koehn, Mack Andrews & Khalid Abdul Razak.

    Day Two Theatre B

    8:00am - 8:50am Doors Open
    8:50am - 9:00am Opening Remarks & Introductions.
    9:05am - 9:50am Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed- Expert Opinion: A Cannabinoid Medicine Specialist Viewpoint on Legalization of Cannabis and How it Affects You & Your Family.
    9:50am - 10:20am Coffee & Bites Networking Break Sponsored and Crafted with Love by The Beltliner.
    10:25am -11:10am Paul Ehvert- How the Legalization of Cannabis is Driving Innovation in Engineering.
    11:25am - 12:10pm Chef John Michael MacNeil-Cooking with Cannabis Elevated Eats. Chef John to prepare some elevated eats of his favourite classic savoury and sweet recipes with Guest Mike Morrison.
    12:05pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch break Paper St.

    1:10pm - 2:00pm Fred Mills- Growing Medical Cannabis at Home.
    2:10pm - 3:05pm Alex Wihak-The City of Calgary’s Real Estate & Development Services business unit.
    3:05pm - 3:35pm Networking - Food, Beer, Wine Break.
    3:35pm - 4:20pm

    Michael Koehn-  Improving Patient Outcomes with Cannabidiol: The Magic Is In The Mix.

    4:30pm - 5:15pm

    Kevin Lea- Cannabis Insurance & Risk Management.


    Policy & Regulations

    Canadian Cannabis regulations and Federal legislation will be announced by the Federal Government with the upcoming legalization of recreational Marijuana in July 2018.

    High Finance

    Investor opportunities, trends, innovations, markets, and insurance.

    Health, Wellness & Safety

    Therapeutic and medical treatments, personal well-being, lifestyle, fitness, public health and safety.

    Growing & Cultivation

    Exploring the process and journey of seed to sale, cultivation technologies, and the foreseen challenges of tracking and taking inventory of Cannabis products.

    Cannabis Science

    Research, case studies, extraction methods, THC, CBD, accreditation and standards in laboratories and greenhouses.

    Marketing & Advertising

    Discussing the complex guidelines on branding cannabis products and services. Strategies for effective marketing.

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