Growing Summit 2021 is going virtual

Published Apr 1, 2021 10:59 a.m. ET

Growing Summit aims to help Canadian cannabis cultivation professionals who are looking to collaborate, learn, and share knowledge surrounding the numerous benefits, trials, and tribulations of either being or becoming a grower in this industry. This virtual event will run for 3 days and include topics that can help industry experts throughout all stages of growth and development, from the creation of businesses that specialize in growing cannabis to the introduction of innovative technologies, quality standards, design, and licensing.


There’s an exciting lineup of cannabis industry leaders who will be presenting through the virtual Growing Summit this year, including:

  • Sami Majadla – CEO of CertiCraft and influential member of the Kootenay Cannabis Economic Development Council

  • David Brown – Co-founder of Lift & Co. and former policy advisor with Health Canada's cannabis branch

  • Andrew Freedman – The first real Cannabis Sommelier

  • Amar Singh – Co-founder and CEO of Elevated Signals

  • Michael Athill – Creator of HRVSTR

  • Jeff Ord – VP of Accounts & Relationships with Cannabis At Work and host of The Roll Call

  • Kieley Beaudry – Cannabis educator, entrepreneur, Co-founder of Parkland Flower Inc, and founder of The Alberta Cannabis Micro Licence Association

  • Serena Donovan – CEO and owner at Because You Cann Inc.

  • Dr. Earl Oliver – Computer scientist, entrepreneur, and owner of Gnomestar Craft Cannabis

  • Annaliese Kibler – Cannabis Ambassador and Director of Regulatory
    Affairs for Aurora Cannabis

  • Anuraga Mandava - Chief Consultant at Qualium Consulting

  • Siobhan McCarthy – CEO and Executive Producer of blyssful PRODUCTIONS, award-winning producer, director, writer, Product Specialist, Formulator & Plant Medicine Educator

  • Nina Ackah – Quality Assurance Expert for Viridis Cannabis and former auditor for the Microbiology labs of the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority

  • Katie Pringle – Integrated marketing expert, CEO, and co-founder of Marigold Marketing and PR

  • Ashley Athill – CEO and co-founder of HRVSTR Cannabis

  • Leif Undseth – VP of Operations at the Canadian Cannabis Exchange

  • Agenda

    This is a rundown of the Growing Summit scheduled for 2021, and it includes some of the most interesting cultivation-specific topics that will be provided virtually in prescheduled timeslots over the course of 3 full days, from April 26th to the 28th.

    Day 1 – April 26

    Time: 3:20 pm – 5:20 pm EST

    • Social Kick-Off & the Wonderful World of Terpenes
    • The Roll Call

    Day 2 – April 27

    Time: 10:00 am – 5:20 pm EST

    • Transitioning From The Legacy Market
    • Starting A Micro
    • Exhibitor Spotlight
    • CTLS Cannabis Tracking and licensing system
    • Exhibitor Spotlight
    • Real Estate Requirements
    • Exhibitor Spotlight
    • Facility Design & Layout
    • Exhibitor Spotlight
    • Choosing the Right Ancillary Businesses to work with

    Day 3 – April 28

    Time: 11:00 am – 5:20 pm EST

    • Batch Testing & Lab Requirements
    • Exhibitor Spotlight
    • Connecting with Consumers
    • Enacting Positive Change to Regulations
    • Getting Your Product to Market
    • Exhibitor Spotlight
    • Got Licensed? What Now?


    Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here, and the cost to take part is broken down into 5 separate categories if you’d like to take part in this virtual event:

    Digital Delegate: $149+$7.45 GST

    Company Pass: $599.99+$30 GST

    C45, ACMLA, PACC Members: $99+$4.95 GST

    Both C-45 & Growing Summit Pass: $229+$11.45 GST

    Students: $55+$2.75 GST

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