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Come visit us in Toronto, May 27-29 as we host our 9th Conference and Expo just minutes from the airport at the Delta by Marriott Toronto Airport Convention Centre. Don't miss out on Canada's largest collection of growers, retailers and brands.

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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.

Previous Speaking Engagements at Grow Up:
2021 Niagara Falls

Dr. Florina Truica

Dr. Florina Truica is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cold Plasma Group, Inc. She is a plasma scientist and engineer with two decades of research experience in both academic and commercial R&D, and a passion for creating eco-friendly technology solutions. She has a MSc in Applied Sciences from a Strasbourg Polytechnic University in France, and a PhD in Engineering Physics from École Polytechnique of Montréal in Canada.

Dr. Truica stared her career as an academic researcher, but later switched to commercial R&D working for the Global Research Centre of a multi-national company, Novelis Inc., in Kingston, Ontario. In 2014, she started working for an advanced materials start-up in Kingston, Alcereco / Grafoid Inc., as their Senior Scientist, and later as Director of Technology. Over the years, she has developed several eco-friendly chemical processes as platform technologies for advanced manufacturing, which she has helped evolve from an idea to large-scale commercial implementation. In 2019, she co-founded Cold Plasma Group to bring to market an innovative plasma sterilization technology, and to create automated plasma sterilization machines for the cannabis sector.

She is the author or co-author of several patents and patent applications, and of 45 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She has received conference awards and was invited to speak at many international conferences.