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CannaVision ’24 Schedule

Toronto, ON

We are look forward to hosting 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.

CannaVision ’24 Schedule

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.


CannaVision ’24 Executive Summit Schedule-at-a-glance

Monday May 27, 2024

7:30 am – 9:00 am
Networking Breakfast:

9:00 am – 11:45 am
Panel Discussions

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel Discussions

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CannaVision Cocktail Reception sponsored by CCX

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Grow Up Awards Gala

CannaVision ’24 Executive Summit Schedule

We are working on the schedule for CannaVision ’24. Below is an outline of the agenda. Please visit this site on a regular basis, as we will be updating the schedule on a regular basis.

CANNAVISION ’24 Executive Summit
Monday May 27, 2024
7:45 AM8:50 AM
Monday May 27th
Passes needed:
Kick off CannaVision 2024 with an enriching Power Breakfast, a unique opportunity for delegates to connect, network, and enhance their professional online presence. Join us for a morning of meaningful engagement, featuring a special session by Alison Demelis from LinkedIn, who will share expert tips on crafting an impactful LinkedIn profile. In addition, take advantage of our professional photography station to update your LinkedIn profile picture, ensuring your digital first impression is as compelling as your in-person one. This is more than just a breakfast; it's a step towards amplifying your professional visibility and unlocking new opportunities in the cannabis industry and beyond.
9:00 AM9:15 AM
Monday May 27th
Passes needed:
We take a moment to honor and acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We open the inaugural CannaVision 2024 Executive Summit, marking the ninth conference under the banner of Grow Up Conference and Expo, Randy Rowe, President and CEO, welcomes delegates to the summit.

Our Welcoming Address, presented by the Tony Chapman. Join us as we convene for this landmark inaugural executive summit, Tony will outline the roadmap for our discussions and set the stage with the Vision for our day’s summmit. Join us as we kickoff the summit which is designed to shape the future of the cannabis industry on both the global and national stages.
9:15 AM10:30 AM
Monday May 27th
Passes needed:
CannaVision 2024 begins with a comprehensive exploration of the cannabis industry through a data-driven lens. This session is designed to equip attendees with a foundational understanding of the current state and future trajectory of cannabis on a global scale. Featuring:

By The Numbers: Domestic Sales Analysis – A detailed examination of the domestic market, focusing on consumer behavior, sales patterns, and emerging trends that are shaping the Canadian cannabis landscape presented by Steve Johnston.

Bulk & Wholesale Trends: Presentation and Year-to-Date Analysis – An insightful look into bulk shipment B2B and wholesale markets, providing an analysis of the first half of the year, identifying key trends, challenges, and opportunities that stakeholders need to be aware of. Presented by Erin Butler.

International Markets: Data & Trends – Expanding the lens to a global perspective, this segment offers an in-depth analysis of international cannabis markets, exploring regulatory developments, market entry strategies, and growth projections. Presented by Jhavid Mohseni.

The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session

Moderated by: Mitchell Osak
10:30 AM11:30 AM
Monday May 27th
Passes needed:
This panel offers exclusive insights from experts with firsthand experience in various international markets. Our discussion spans from Germany to Asia, including critical insights into Europe, the UK, Australia, and Israel. Attendees will gain insight to key regulatory highlights, recent trends, importation guidelines, and strategies for brand establishment and sales channel development across these regions. This session promises to equip delegates with the knowledge needed to navigate and succeed in the complex international cannabis market.
Moderated by: John B. Aird
11:30 AM12:30 PM
Monday May 27th
Passes needed:
Join us for a midday pause at CannaVision 2024. This is your chance to step back, relax, and enjoy a well-deserved break in your day. The provided luncheon offers a perfect opportunity to casually mingle with fellow delegates, check your emails, or simply enjoy a moment of relaxation.
    12:30 PM1:30 PM
    Monday May 27th
    Passes needed:
    In an industry where profitability has eluded many, a select few Licensed Producers (LPs) have achieved success. we brings together some of the industry's successful LPs to discover the strategies, innovations, and decisions that have set these companies apart, leading them to profitability against the odds. Explore the practical steps these LPs have taken, from optimizing operational efficiencies to pioneering new market strategies and beyond.
    Moderated by: Alexandre Gauthier
    1:30 PM2:30 PM
    Monday May 27th
    Passes needed:
    This panel offers a pragmatic how-to guide designed for cannabis professionals navigating this critical pathway. Learn how to strategically select and partner with the right entities, apply street-smart tactics for seamless conversion, and understand the intricate details of conversion costs, including consultancy fees and export expenses. This session will explore the nuances of financial responsibilities, structuring deals effectively, and ensuring compliance without compromising operational efficiency. Whether you're an LP looking to expand into the EU market or seeking to elevate your production standards, this panel will provide you with the insights and strategies needed to navigate the complexities of GMP conversion successfully.
    Moderated by: Dr. Sherry Boodram
    2:30 PM3:00 PM
    Monday May 27th
    Passes needed:
    Join us for a refreshing Networking Coffee Break where attendees will have the unique opportunity to connect with our speakers in a relaxed and informal setting. Enjoy a selection of coffee and snacks while building valuable connections. Don't miss this perfect blend of networking and learning!
      3:00 PM4:00 PM
      Monday May 27th
      Passes needed:
      This diverse panel brings together experts to offer updates and analyses on the significant shifts and trends within the U.S. market. Key discussions will include a detailed update from consultants on the New York cannabis scene, an exploration of emerging markets poised for growth, and the latest developments in decriminalization efforts across the states. This session offers valuable perspectives for businesses looking to understand or enter the American market. Join us for an engaging examination of what’s happening south of the border and how it impacts Canada and the global cannabis landscape.
      Moderated by: Shahbaaz Kara-virani
      4:00 PM4:45 PM
      Monday May 27th
      Passes needed:
      This panel brings together a diverse group of cannabis retailers, from boutique shops to national chains, to share their insights on navigating the competitive landscape of cannabis retail. The discussion will focus on current strategies that have driven success, along with a forward-looking perspective on what it will take to ensure continued growth and fair market practices. Panelists will address challenges such as market saturation, consumer trends, regulatory changes, and digital transformation. This session is essential for anyone looking to understand the intricacies of retail success in the cannabis industry and how businesses can adapt to thrive in an ever-evolving market. Join us for a candid conversation about the future of cannabis retail and the pathways to achieving and maintaining success.
      Moderated by: Katie Pringle
      4:45 PM5:00 PM
      Monday May 27th
      Passes needed:
      Based on what we've learned today at CannaVision 2024, we will explore how Canada can continue to lead and innovate within the global cannabis industry. Experts will discuss strategies to uphold and enhance our national reputation as pioneers, focusing on leveraging intellectual property and accumulated experience to secure wins both domestically and on the international stage. The conversation will extend to tactical approaches for maintaining leadership, navigating global markets, and the strategic use of Canada's progressive cannabis policies as a model for success worldwide. This final panel serves not only as a summary of the day's discussions but also as a forward-looking vision, charting a course for Canada's cannabis sector to unlock new opportunities and growth on a global scale. Join us for a comprehensive wrap-up and an inspiring outlook on the future of cannabis in Canada and beyond.
      5:00 PM6:00 PM
      Monday May 27th
      Passes needed:
      As we draw CannaVision 2024 to a close, join us for an Cocktail Reception, where we celebrate the insights and connections made throughout the summit. Mingle with fellow delegates, speakers, and industry leaders in a relaxed setting. Let's raise a glass to the future of cannabis, marked by our collective vision and efforts.

      Presented by:
        GROW UP AWARDS GALA ’24 Executive Summit
        Monday May 27, 2024

        5:30 PM9:00 PM
        Monday May 27th
        Passes needed:
        The Gala is a Ticketed Event
        Location: Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre, Toronto, ON

        5:30 PM Cocktail Reception


        $175 pp – After May 3, 2024
        Limited seating.
        Includes four-course dinner, two bottle of wine at each table. Cash bar.

        8:00 PM – POST AWARDS PARTY
        Location: The Vue Event Venue, 195 Galaxy Blvd. Etobicoke, ON
        Award ticket holders and all CannaVision ’24 and Grow Up Industry pass holders welcome.