Larry Kropf

Larry Kropf

Director of Marketing, ALink Computer Systems Inc.

Larry Kropf earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Guelph in 1987 and spent over 25 years in the food industry. He has held management positions in Sanitation, operations and quality control and has been exposed to all sectors of the food industry.

In 2014 Larry was asked to use his quality assurance knowledge to help an MMPR applicant obtain his license. Since then he has been working in various aspects of the Cannabis industry consulting on Quality systems, and facility design. He is working with suppliers to the industry to help them ensure they are compliant with Health Canada and cannabis grower requirements.

A & L Canada Labs has long had a software packaged that helped greenhouse growers manage their growing process.

Larry has been was asked to help develop, and market, this program to suit the needs of the Cannabis industry. Working with Alink Computer Systems Inc, the approach has been to develop an open text, modular based system to meet the needs of the industry while incurring minimal incremental cost. Clients can purchase whatever modules they need without having to invest in features already offered in existing software. The open text ensures easy data transfer between programs the clients already have and the systems Larry is helping to develop.

ALink is partnering with Accounting and Document Management software providers to provide all the needs of the industry in a single user interface.

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NIAGARA FALLS, ON JUNE 09, 2020. North America’s leading cannabis cultivation and extraction conference, tradeshow and awards show, Grow Up, has made the difficult decision to reschedule the 4th annual show in Niagara Falls, ON which was slated to take place September 1-3, 2020.

This decision has been made from monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation both in Ontario and around the world, along with the advice and recommendations from Grow Up’s advisory board.

“The health and safety of our attendees, speakers and exhibitors are our main priority,” says Randy Rowe, President of Grow Up. “Even though our event is three months away, we feel that we cannot responsibly produce a show that brings together 4,500 delegates and over 200 exhibitors from around the world”.

Grow Up Conference and Expo will be bringing its conference, tradeshow and awards to Victoria BC next summer. This west coast show featuring the Grow Up Extraction Zone, hosted by Extraction Magazine, will bring over one hundred high-level industry speakers, exhibitors and thousands of delegates together on Vancouver Island. Details to follow.

The premier Grow Up Awards Gala will still take place, but will be hosted in Victoria BC in the Summer of 2021. “The Cannabis industry has made tremendous growth over the last year and we are determined to recognize the excellence and innovation with our 2nd annual awards show”, says Neill Dixon, Co-Founder of Grow Up. “Bringing the Grow Up Awards Gala to Victoria BC will make it easier for our west coast growers and suppliers to be a part of the celebration”.

The 2021 Niagara Falls version of Grow Up will take place September 1-3, 2021 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls, ON.

We appreciate your patience and thank you for your support and stay safe.

Thank You

For more information please contact:
Randy Rowe