2019 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 proposed agenda and is subject to time changes as the remainder of 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.

Launch Party: May 30th 6-8:30pm, Barcelona Tavern, Stephen Ave.
Summit Days: May 31st-June 1st, Downtown Marriott Hotel.

 

Day One MAY 31ST

Day One Theatre A

8:00am - 8:50am

Doors Open, Exhibitor Hall.

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks & Introductions.

9:05am - 9:50am

Kevin Lea - Cannabis Insurance & Risk Management.

9:50am - 10:20am

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

Crystal DeCnodder - Marketing Cannabis - Content, Events, Technologies.

11:20am - 12:05pm Georgina Rodriguez - Cultivation and Quality, a Regulatory Approach.

12:10pm  - 1:30pm

Lunch break: Explore restaurants along Stephen Ave.
1:30pm - 1:50pm Tour Exhibitor Hall A & B
2:00pm - 2:10pm Return to Marriott, coffee will be served. Afternoon notes.
2:10pm - 2:55pm

Chef John Michael MacNeil - Cooking with Cannabis.

2:55pm - 3:25pm Networking Break - Botanical Bar & Bites.
3:30pm - 4:15pm Chris Budd- Why GMP? Understanding Compliance In The Cannabis Open Market.
4:25pm - 5:10pm Jo-Anne Yau - Budding Growth: Legal Strategies for Business Development in the Cannabis Industry.
5:10pm - 5:30pm End of Day 1.

Day One Theatre B

8:00am - 8:50am

Doors Open, Exhibitor Hall.

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks & Introductions.

9:05am - 9:50am

Nick Pateras - Overture to the Industry.

9:50am - 10:20am

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

Dr. Sana-Ara Ahmed - The Impact of the Shift from medical to recreational cannabis use in Canada - A Pain Specialist Perspective in the Modern Era.

11:20am - 12:05pm Len May - Cannabis Is Personal: The Intersection Between Human Genetics and Cannabis.

12:10pm - 1:30pm

Lunch break: Explore Restaurants Along Stephen Ave. Recommendation: Barcelona Tavern.
1:30pm - 2:00pm Tour Exhibitor Hall A & B.
2:00pm - 2:10pm Return to Marriott, coffee will be served. Afternoon notes.
2:10pm - 2:55pm

Panel - IoT and the Role of Technology in the Cannabis Industry.

The world is changing, and advances in technology and IoT are taking centre stage  as they are integrated into developed and emerging economies. Learn about the role of IoT and Technology during our Day 1 panel discussion on May 31st at the Greenest Conference in Canada.

Featuring: Rana Banik ,  Christoph BuchmannWayne Logan
Moderator: Trish Josephs (Demchuk)

2:55pm - 3:25pm Networking Break - Botanical Bar & Bites.
3:30pm - 4:15pm Annaliese Kibler -  Women in Cannabis.
4:25pm - 5:10pm Panel: Exploring the Opportunities & Challenges Relating to the People Side of the Cannabis Industry.
Featuring: Ashley Newman, Shwetha MurthyCharlotte Collett, Daryl Henry
Moderated: Scott Stoppler
5:10pm - 5:30pm End of Day 1.

Day Two JUNE 1ST

Day Two Theatre A

8:00am - 8:50am

Doors Open, Exhibitor Hall.

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks & Introductions.

9:05am - 9:50am

Darren Bondar- Retailing in a Regulated Environment.

9:50am - 10:20am

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

Mark Raffan- The 7 Deadly Sins of Negotiation.

11:20am - 12:05pm Jeff Bradshaw- Fit for Duty: What Does it Mean and Why Should You Care?

12:10pm  - 1:30pm

Lunch Break: Explore restaurants along Stephen Ave.
1:30pm - 1:50pm Tour Exhibitor Hall A & B.
2:00pm - 2:10pm Settling time - Intro/Welcome.
2:10pm - 2:55pm Trevor MacMillan Ph.D. Fluorimetry and the Measurement of Cannabinoids.
2:55pm - 3:25pm Networking Break - Botanical Bar & Bites.
3:30pm - 4:15pm Michael Wynn - Visual Design in Cannabis Brands.
4:25pm - 5:10pm 2019 Summit Overview.
5:10pm - 5:30pm End of Summit. Closing Remarks.

Day Two Theatre B

8:00am - 8:50am

Doors Open. Exhibitor Hall.

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks & Introductions.

9:05am - 9:50am

Nancy-Anne Rose - Lessons from the Trenches: Audit adventures and surprise visits from Health Canada.

9:50am - 10:20am

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

Panel - "The Alberta Advantage: Bringing Home Innovation and New Opportunity in Alberta."

Join us in our exploration of the 'Alberta Advantage.' Moderated by Invest Alberta, we're examining Alberta's opportunity to support our energy-sector talent and to position our skilled workforce as world leaders in the cannabis sector. Hear from a variety of industry-leaders across the board and see how cannabis will impact Alberta's workforce and economy.

Featuring: Sasha MusijJaspreet K. GrewalGail E. EvansTrish Josephs (Demchuk)
Moderator: Dwayne Dreger

11:20am - 12:05pm

Panel - "Marketing Cannabis: Practical Strategies and Insights for Effectively Marketing Cannabis and Cannabis Support Brands".

Featuring: Crystal DeCnodder, Michael Wynn, Nick Pateras, Lana Rogers,

Moderator: Shyla Wolf

12:10pm  - 1:30pm

Lunch break: Explore Restaurants Along Stephen Ave. Recommendation: Barcelona Tavern.
1:30pm - 1:50pm Tour Exhibitor Hall A & B  
2:00pm - 2:10pm Settling Time- Intro/Welcome
2:10pm 2:55pm

Panel - The Opioid Crisis and Medical Cannabis. Featuring: Fred Mills CMF SFP FMP. Dr. Robert L. Tanguay, Dr. Rica Love, Dr. Ted Vant, and Moderated by: Ali Oonwala.

2:55pm - 3:25pm Networking Break - Botanical Bar & Bites.
3:30pm - 4:15pm Pitch Session.
4:25pm - 5:10pm Soap Box Sesh.
5:10pm - 5:30pm End of Summit. Closing Remarks.

May 31st Workshops & B2B Meeting Space

Day One workshops & B2B

8:00am - 8:50am

Doors Open. Exhibitor Hall.

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks & Introductions.

9:05am - 9:50am

Rooms Closed.

9:50am - 10:20am

Coffee & Bites Networking Break.
10:25 - 11:10am B2B MEETING SPACE.
ROOM: Mount Royal.

Book with registration team at Summit.
11:20am - 12:05pm B2B MEETING SPACE.
ROOM: Mount Royal
.
Book with registration team at Summit.

12:10pm  - 1:30pm

Lunch break: Explore Restaurants Along Stephen Ave. Recommendation: Barcelona Tavern.
1:30pm - 1:50pm Tour Exhibitor Hall A & B  
2:00pm - 2:10pm Settling time -Intro/Welcome
2:10pm 2:55pm

B2B MEETING SPACE.
ROOM: Mount Royal.

Book with registration team at Summit.

2:55pm - 3:25pm Networking Break - Botanical Bar and Bites.
3:30pm - 4:15pm

WORKSHOP:
ROOM: Hillhurst 

Fred Mills ACMPR Growers Room. Part One.

Evan Yusep - Cannabis Growing 101.

Scott Milton - Cannabis vs. Epilepsy, a life changing decision.

4:25pm - 5:10pm B2B MEETING SPACE.
ROOM: Mount Royal.

Book with registration team at Summit.
5:10pm - 5:30pm B2B MEETING SPACE.
ROOM: Mount Royal.
Book with registration team at Summit.

June 1st Workshops & B2B Meeting Space

Day Two workshops & B2B

8:00am - 8:50am

Doors Open. Exhibitor Hall.

8:50am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks & Introductions.

9:05am - 9:50am

Rooms Closed.

9:50am - 10:20am

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

B2B MEETING SPACE. ROOM: Mount Royal. Book with registration team at Summit.

11:20am - 12:05pm B2B MEETING SPACE.
ROOM: Mount Royal.
Book with registration team at Summit.

12:10pm  - 1:30pm

Lunch break: Explore Restaurants Along Stephen Ave. Recommendation: Barcelona Tavern.
1:30pm - 1:50pm Tour Exhibitor Hall A & B  
2:00pm - 2:10pm Settling time -Intro/Welcome
2:10pm 2:55pm

WORKSHOP:
ROOM: Mount Royal
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Crystal DeCnodder - Your Growth Playbook - A Marketing Workshop.
Practical Strategies to Successfully Market a Regulated Product or Service. 

2:55pm - 3:25pm Networking, Exhibitor Hall, Wine.
3:30pm - 4:15pm

WORKSHOP:
ROOM: Hillhurst.
Fred Mills ACMPR Growers Room. Part Two.

Martin Posadovsky - Cannabis Strains & Genetics.

Fred Mills & Kelly Mauro - Cannabis Grow Coaching.

4:25pm - 5:10pm B2B MEETING SPACE. ROOM: Mount Royal.
Book with registration team at Summit.
5:10pm - 5:30pm B2B MEETING SPACE. ROOM: Mount Royal. Book with registration team at Summit.

Topics

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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