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Brands and Buyers

Edmonton, AB, September 29 – Oct. 1, 2024

We are look forward to hosting our 10th Conference and Expo downtown at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Don’t miss out on Canada’s largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

Welcome to the Brands and Buyers Zone

Showcase your brand at the Brands and Buyers Zone, an exclusive platform designed to connect cannabis brands with a diverse and engaged audience. By participating, you’ll have unparalleled access to Canada’s largest retailers and hundreds of budtenders eager to explore the latest innovations in the cannabis industry.

If you plan to distribute product samples from your booth, you’ll need to purchase the Sampling Add-on. This add-on enables you to offer samples from your booth and includes a tracking app to record the recipients’ information, allowing you to follow-up with potential buyers and budtenders.

Load-in: Sunday September 29, 2024
Expo: September 30 – October 1, 2024

Book now. There are a limited number of booths available.

Product Sampling

See, smell, touch, and sample products.

Product Sampling

(participating brands only)

Provide up to 3.5 grams of dried cannabis (or equivalency) as sample products, allowing attendees to see, smell, touch, and sample your offerings - leading to increased interest and sales.

Targeted Networking:

Meet the largest retail buyers and individual stores.

Targeted Networking

(participating brands only)

The Brand and Buyer's Zone brings together industry retail, including purchasing agents and managers, budtenders and influencers, along with growers and government bodies in a focused environment.

Exposure and Visibility:

Showcase your brand and products

Exposure and Visibility:

(participating brands only)

Showcase your brand and products to a diverse audience of industry professionals and budtenders, increasing your brand's reach in the cannabis market.

Expert Insights:

Latest trends, innovations, and regulatory updates

Expert Insights:

(all delegates)

Gain access to the latest trends, innovations, and regulatory updates through our engaging panel discussions, keynote speakers, and educational sessions.

Retail Buyer Application / Speed Networking

Retail Buyer Application
As a retail store owner, manager, or buyer, you play a vital role in the cannabis industry. Apply before August 31, 2024 and be eligible to receive two complimentary Industry Passes (a $249 value each)! This is your opportunity to explore the Brand and Buyers Zone, where you can engage with leading cannabis brands, discover innovative products, and gain valuable insights from industry experts. Stay ahead of the competition and propel your business forward – apply today!

We are excited to bring back our Brands and Buyers Speed Networking event on Monday, September 29, 2024! This high-energy event is designed to connect innovative cannabis brands like yours with top retail buyers in the industry, giving you the opportunity to showcase your products, expand your network, and drive business growth.

Why Attend?
🌿 Connect with 200+ stores represented and 150 brands in one place
🌿 Participate in fast-paced, 5-minute meetings per round
🌿 Showcase your products and provide samples directly to retail buyers
🌿 Generate new leads and build lasting partnerships

Event Details:
– Date: Monday, September 29, 2024
– Format: Two rounds (morning & afternoon)
– 5 minute meetings, 1 minute between meetings
– Cost: $250 per round

As a participating brand, you’ll be encouraged to provide product samples, data sheets and other marketing material to retail buyers.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to grow your brand and create lasting connections in the cannabis industry. Register now to secure your spot at the Brands and Buyers Speed Networking event!

Budtender Insider Pass

Tuesday, October 1, 2024
Grow Up recognizes the significant role budtenders play in the cannabis industry, which is why we’ve dedicated a special day just for you on Tuesday, October 1, 2024. This day will be filled with informative sessions tailored specifically for budtenders, allowing them to expand their knowledge and expertise in the field.

Additionally, participating brands will offer product sampling*, giving budtenders a chance to experience various products first-hand. Grow Up provides a unique opportunity for budtenders to interact directly with the growers, gaining valuable insights into the products they’ll be representing in their stores. To make the day even more enjoyable, we’ve organized fun activities to encourage networking and camaraderie among the budtender community. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge as a budtender at Grow Up!

*QCW number, retail store ID and proof of employment is required for sampling.

Current Retail Buyers Grow Up Alberta

Updated on a regular basis.

Moderna Cannabis Society
Off The Record Cannabis
Planet Hollyweed
Plantlife Cannabis