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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:
2017 | 2019

Vijay Sappani

Vijay Sappani is a successful diversified cannabis entrepreneur and angel investor in several Cannabis start-ups. He is currently Founder and CEO of Ela Capital Inc, a boutique investment and advisory services firm focused on cannabis, medical devices and healthcare sector. He is co-founder of Qunuba Sciences, one of the world’s largest cannabis and medical devices advisory company, co-founder of High noon, a premium cannabis house of brands company, and co-founder and former Chief Strategy Officer of TerrAscend, one of the largest publicly traded Canadian Cannabis company. He is also board member of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) and has been a speaker and panelists in many conferences.
Vijay through Ela Capital has several investments and advisory engagements with cannabis companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and LATAM.
Ela Capital has investments in several cannabis companies in tissue culture, vaporizers, cannabis formulations, clinical trials, distribution, CBD supply chain and cannabis brands.
Vijay has over 15 years of multinational experience in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, government and security. He has held senior positions with Natco Pharma, Mylan and Biovail. He also served as Senior Special Assistant to the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and was a member of the board for the ministry’s Pharmacy Council. Currently he serves on the board of the MacDonald Laurier Institute focused on Indo-Pacific region policies, CDG Canada rare disease group and has previously served on the boards of over a dozen community and national organizations.
Vijay holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from and a post-graduate in marketing management.