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Leading Canadian Cannabis Expo, Grow Up Conference, Announces First Alberta Show for 2023

Leading Canadian Cannabis Expo, Grow Up Conference, Announces First Alberta Show for 2023

The largest cannabis conference for Canadian growers expands its footprint to Edmonton, Alberta

November 24, 2022, Edmonton (Alberta): Canada’s widely respected Grow Up Conference and Expo announces its cross-country expansion with the inaugural Alberta conference held in Edmonton from May 28-30, 2023, at the Edmonton Convention Centre.

Awarded the best cannabis conference of 2021 by High! Canada magazine, Grow Up attracts top industry experts, businesses, and professionals, creating a hub of cannabis culture in key regions across Canada.

“After countless requests from the industry, we are thrilled to bring the Grow Up Conference and Expo to Edmonton for the first time. With rich cannabis history and culture, Alberta is a natural hub to host top experts to gather, learn, network and discuss how the industry moves forward,” says Randy Rowe, President, Grow Up Cannabis Conference & Expo. “With internationally renowned speakers, an all new Brand and Buyers zone, innovative workshops, expert panels, interactive demonstrations, and valuable networking opportunities, it will be valuable programming for those in the cannabis space.”

New for 2023 – Brands and Buyers

Grow Up will introduce the Brands and Buyers zone, where Licensed Producers can promote their latest brands and products directly to retail buyers. Purchasers from the largest retail stores across Canada will congregate to select products from the hottest brands by standard, micro and craft processors. No matter how big or small the brand, they will have an equal opportunity to connect with buyers and arrange one-on-one meetings with retailers interested in purchasing their products.

Alberta 2023 will feature the largest collection of retail and wholesale buyers in Canada – a prime time for brands to shine. Flower, concentrates, extracts, edibles, beverages and topicals will be on display and ready for purchase orders to be made.

The show’s robust programming will include interactive and hands-on cannabis workshops, master classes, a dedicated hash zone, and the popular seed exchange. In addition, Grow Up is proud to bring The Canadian Cannabis Cup to Alberta Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the Edmonton Convention Centre. The top licensed producers in cannabis flower, hash, extracts and concentrates will compete for the title of “Best in Canada” by live judging in the Grow Up Consumption Lounge in front of delegates.

With a reputation for bringing heavy-hitter keynotes and industry legends to the expo, past speakers include Jim Belushi, Ed Rosenthal, Simon Smit and the late Frenchy Cannoli, Grow Up Conference and Expo is the one-stop event for all aspects of cannabis.

Retailers and Brands:
To complete the application to be a part of the Brands and Buyers zone, visit:

Retail owners and purchasers will be eligible for a free VIP Pass to Grow Up and the Brands and Buyers Zone. Only Health Canada approved companies will be considered.

Media accreditation:
To request media VIP passes and further information about attending the expo, please visit:

Exhibition booths, ticketing and registration for Grow Up Conference and Expo is now open. For further information, email


About Grow Up Cannabis Conference and Expo:
Grow Up Conference and Expo has been hailed a top cannabis industry event in Canada, hosting events in Niagara Falls, ON, Victoria, BC, and now Edmonton, AB. With decades of experience creating nationally renowned high-profile events, trade summits and shows around the world, Grow Up is committed to bringing forward-thinkers, trailblazers and experts together. For more information, visit

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Malania Dela Cruz | Nine Point Agency |

Grow Up Awards Nominees Annouced – Voting Open

Grow Up Awards Nominees Annouced – Voting Open

Grow Up Awards Nominees Annouced. Voting Open

Award Ceremony September 12th, 2022 • Niagara Falls ON

2022 Award Nominees

The nominations have been processed and we have our list of finalists for the 3rd Annual Grow Up Awards.  For a complete list of finalists, please visit

Join us as we celebrate the best in the industry. 

• Cocktail Reception
• 2022 Grow Up Industry Awards Ceremonies

Reception: 5:00PM // Awards Gala: 5:30PM // 

Tickets on sale now.
LIMITED VIP Tables are available. Theatre seating is general admission. 
$60/ticket. LIMITED VIP tables of 8 available: $600

1. Master Category

Master Grower of the Year

  • Adrian Everett
  • Brett Pendleton
  • Bruce Walker
  • Chris Cagnoni
  • Dustan McLean
  • Gregory Bryan Hood
  • Jerome Brassard-Duperre
  • Katelyn Fiala
  • Natasha Smith
  • Nathaniel Garneau
  • Nikita Elijah
  • Pat Scanlon
  • Patrick Page
  • Rob Baldwin
  • Stacie Hollingworth
  • Steve Sissons
  • Tyson Cramer

Craft Producer of the Year

  • Canasyga
  • Carmel Pharms
  • Habitat Cannabis
  • MTL Cannabis
  • Noya Cannabis Inc.
  • Organnicraft
  • Parkland Flower
  • Qwest
  • StoneGrove

Celebrity Grower of the Year

  • Berner
  • Jim Belushi
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • Seth Rogen
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Tommy Chong
  • Willie Nelson

Extraction Specialist of the Year

  • Caitlin McIlhone – High Fidelity Services
  • Charlie Gibson
  • El Hasho – BIG
  • Gord Nichol – North 40
  • Hugo Leon de Gante – Lady Jane Labs
  • Lindsay Labelle – Guerilla Solventless
  • Patrick Rasmussen – Distinkt
  • Wes Gauthier

Cannabis Education Award

  • AAPS
  • BlueSky Organics Corp.
  • Canna Reps
  • Cannabis 45
  • Niagara College
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo

Outstanding Cannabis Cultivation Research

  • Adel Zarei
  • BlueSky Organics Corp.
  • Dr. Dedi Meiri
  • Dr. Jeremy Warren
  • Gene-eBank
  • Mother Labs
  • Sylvain Gaudreau

Online Cannabis Cultivation News Source

  • Andrew Nunez-Alvarez
  • Cannabis News Wire
  • Cannabis Prospect Magazine
  • Cannabis Wiki
  • Grow Opportunity
  • High Canada Magazine
  • Maximum Yield
  • Remo Colasanti
  • St Fatty’s Day/THCNN
  • Stratcann
  • The GrowthOp / Postmedia

2. Equipment/Products

Product of the Year

  • CALI – Pink Diamonds
  • Canadian Cannabis Exchange
  • CryoCure Freeze Dry Equipment
  • Ekidna
  • Feather – Rapid THC Spray
  • gGro Horticulture Solutions
  • Ghost Drops
  • Hash Co
  • Hydrobucket
  • MyCrops
  • PINNRZ Inc
  • Pure Rezolve
  • Pure Sunfarms Pink Kush
  • Quiclone
  • Seaborn Organics
  • VT Dry & Cure Technologies
  • Wacky Willy

Environmental Impact Award

  • Bio Quality
  • BizReps
  • CannaGreen Packaging
  • Cryo Cure
  • Growers Oxide
  • HealthView Pharms Inc
  • Humble Bees Botanical
  • Myrna Gillis, CEO Aqualitas Inc.
  • Pure Coco
  • Seaborn Organics

Packaging Equipment

  • Abbey Equipment Solutions
  • Aesus Packaging Systems, Inc
  • All-Fill
  • BellatRx Inc.
  • BIS Solutions
  • Boveda
  • CannaGreen Packaging
  • CPM Innovation
  • Dope Automation
  • ND Supplies
  • Nitrotin
  • Paxiom / Canapa

Lighting System

  • Aelius LED
  • Agnetix
  • AUVL
  • California LightWorks
  • Ego Gtech
  • Gavita
  • gGro Horticulture
  • Green Amber Canada
  • Grow Solar LLC
  • Heliospectra
  • Illumenedge
  • Zortech LED Canada

Drying And Curing

  • Canncas
  • Conviron
  • Cryo Cure
  • Darwin Chambers
  • Enwave
  • iDry and Cure
  • Lift And Grow
  • VT Dry & Cure Technologies

Best Growing Media

  • Berger
  • BlueSky Organics Corp.
  • Fafard
  • Fibre Dust LLC
  • Gaia Green Living Soil
  • Growdan
  • GrowHaus
  • Huplaso
  • Medicoir Coco
  • Milleniumsoils Coir, Vgrove Inc.
  • Pure Coco
  • Riococo
  • Terra Firma Plant Technologies Ltd.

HVACD System and Controls

  • aGROair
  • Conviron
  • D’Anterior Corp
  • Enertec
  • Environmental Systems Corporation
  • Go Hot Water
  • Naylor Building Partnerships
  • Quest
  • SolutionAir
  • Timfog Engineering Co

Extraction Equipment

  • BioXtra Labs Inc.
  • ClearSolv Solvents Inc.
  • ExtractionTek Solutions
  • extraktLAB | United Science
  • Luna Technologies
  • Medxtractor Corp.
  • Thar Process
  • Vitalis Extraction
  • Wacky Willy

Testing/Laboratory Equipment

  • Agilent
  • CanGenX
  • Dark Heart Industries
  • Ekidna
  • Hoskin Scientific
  • Keystone Labs
  • M&L Testing Equipment
  • Omni International, Inc
  • Rad Source Technologies
  • SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratorie
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Validation Tech Inc.
  • Zef Scientific

Best Trimming Equipment

  • CenturionPro
  • Eteros
  • EZ Trim Bud Trimmer
  • GreenBroz
  • Mobius
  • The Trimiminator
  • Tom’s Tumbler
  • Trimpro
  • Twister Trimmer
  • UltraTrimmer

Best Sanitation Product or Company

  • AEGIS®
  • EnviroNize®
  • GroWater
  • Growers Oxide
  • Pure Rezolve

Post Extraction Equipment

  • Across International
  • Gilson, Inc.
  • Lab Society
  • Pall Corporation
  • Purolite Corporation


    3. Company/Supplier

    Best Packaging, Labeling & Supplies

    • Canadian Copacking Group Inc.
    • Cannabis Dispensary Supply
    • CannaGreen Packaging
    • Cannasupplies
    • Delta 9 Pak
    • Detonate Labels & Packaging
    • Dope Automation
    • MedLock (CannaLock)
    • ND Supplies Inc
    • Solve4 Solutions
    • Tychon Packaging Inc.

    Best Nutrients and Biostimulants Product

    • Anatis
    • Bio Quality
    • BlueSky Organics
    • CanGenX
    • CANNA
    • Druid Nutrients Canada
    • Emerald Harvest Canada
    • Gaia Green All Purpose
    • GreenPlanet Nutrients
    • Hawthorne Gardening Company
    • Humble Bees Botanical
    • MIIM Horticulture
    • Pure Cannabis Nutrients
    • Remo Nutrients
    • Seaborn Organics
    • Uber Nutrients

    Cannabis Consultant of the Year

    • 4 Plant
    • Av Singh – Flemming & Singh Cannabis Inc.
    • Canadian Cannabis Exchange
    • Cannabis License Experts
    • CannDelta Cannabis Consulting
    • D’Anterior Corp
    • David Hyde- Hyde Advisory/CannaNavigators
    • Growbox Consulting
    • Jonathan Hirsh
    • Meristem Cannabis Consultanting
    • Solve4 Solutions

    Best Extraction Services Provider

    • Ayurcann
    • BioXtra
    • CannaPiece Corp
    • Distinkt Cannabis
    • Dymond Concentrates 2.0
    • Evolved Extraction
    • extractX
    • Final Bell
    • Maratek
    • Neptune Wellness
    • Nextleaf Labs Inc.
    • Pantheon Cannabis
    • Valens

    Best Lab/Testing Facility

    • A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.
    • Canvas Labs
    • CARO Analytical Services
    • Cedarlane Labs
    • Ekidna
    • Eurofins
    • High North Laboratories Inc
    • Pura Analytical Labs
    • Sigma Analytical Services
    • SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories
    • Validation Tech Inc.

    Integrated Pest Management Company of the Year

    • Abell Pest Control
    • Anatis Bioprotection
    • BioBee
    • BioBest
    • Crop Defenders
    • Koppert
    • Natural Insect Control

    Best Engineering Service and Facility Design

    • D’Anterior Corp
    • Dope Automation
    • GGS Structures Inc.
    • Kingspan
    • Lab Society
    • Laporte Consultant
    • Olympia Steel Buildings
    • Paul Boers Manufacturing
    • Structural Panels Inc.

    Best Genetics / Seeds Provider of the Year

    • 4plant
    • Apollo Green
    • CanGenX – ERBACEOUS
    • DNA Genetics
    • Great Gardener Farms
    • Green House Seed Co
    • Humboldt Seed Company
    • InPlanta Biotechnology
    • Mother Labs
    • Nymera
    • Segra
    • Serious Seeds

    Cannabis Product Distributor

    • Joint Ventures Craft Cannabis
    • Mercari Life
    • O2O
    • ROSE Life Science
    • The Legacy Market

    Best Plant Propagation/Breeding

    • Dr. Darryl Hudson
    • Klonetics
    • Mother Labs
    • Quiclone
    • Safari Flower Co.
    • Segra

    Best Cannabis Cultivation Supplier/Distributor

    • BIOFLORAL Canada
    • GreenPlanet Wholesale
    • Growhaus Supply
    • Hawthorne Gardening Company
    • Innovative Growers Equipment
    • ND Supplies Inc
    • Sun Parlour Grower Supply
    • WeShare Supply

    Cannabis Cultivation Magazine of the Year

    • Cannabis Prospect Magazine
    • Garden Culture Magazine
    • Grow Magazine
    • Grow Opportunity
    • High Times
    • High! Canada Magazine
    • Maximum Yield
    • The GrowthOp / Postmedia