If you are interested in learning more about the business side of cannabis, this blog is for you. With its focus on networking and education, Canadian cannabis conferences will help you learn how to manage your company effectively. You can also explore the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

14 Canadian Cannabis Conferences You Don’t Want To Miss In 2023

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The world of cannabis production is developing faster than ever. Trends surface, best practices evolve and technology rapidly gets better and better. What better way to fully engage yourself than by attending conferences and expos?

To help you navigate the year of great cannabis events, GrowerIQ researched this list of the top 14 Canadian cannabis events from around the country. Read more to find your closest location – or – take a trip to extend your network and business reach.

Canadian cannabis – celebrated locally and abroad

Our team thoroughly enjoys when our community of growers connect, from Master Growers to start-up companies making their debut. GrowerIQ attended a few international gatherings in 2022, including the EXPOMEDEWEED in Medellín, Colombia and The Canna Expo in Johannesburg, South Africa. We met some of our software clients and new industry members with whom we are excited to grow and develop rewarding partnerships.

Five reasons your business should attend a Canadian cannabis conference event:

  1. Open up your team’s networking platforms
  2. Diversify your marketing approach
  3. Ideal workforce training opportunity to interact with clients and customers
  4. Generate leads while developing product and service offerings
  5. Observe and research trends at the source of the industry players

Each listed event offers a unique conference offering. Whether you are interested in purely business or sourcing your new favourite product, your journey begins here.

Our team takes pride in the fact that our community of cannabis professionals has grown and thrived. Each listed event offers its own unique conference offering.
Our team takes pride in the fact that our community of cannabis professionals has grown and thrived. Each listed event offers its own unique conference offering.

Event lineup: from relax to luxe and everything in between

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#1 – CannExpo

When: Friday 24 – Sunday 26 March

Where: Toronto, ON

This is a designer show for consumers, budtenders and retailers. While highlighting new products, services, and technology from licensed producers, the lineup will include a cannabis cooking competition and an awards session. Hear from celebrities and educational speakers and then stay around for a 60s throwback afterparty.

Get tickets: HERE

#2 – Niagara Falls 420 Expo

When: Saturday 22 April (Earth Day)

Where: Niagara Falls, ON

Claiming to be North America’s largest celebration of everything cannabis and community, this event will not disappoint. With over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space, attendees will enjoy educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and an appearance by Afroman.

Get tickets: HERE

#3 – Growing Relationships

When: Saturday 29 April

Where: Calgary, AB

StratCann presents an event focusing solely on bringing growers, processors, and retailers together to meet, learn and collaborate. This is great for building relationships and extending better industry ties with the cannabis community. Get ready to network, attend engaging panel discussions, enjoy a delicious catered lunch, and indulge in exclusive access to the Sunalta patio at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Get tickets: HERE

#4 – Agri Tech Venture Forum

When: Wednesday 3 – Thursday 4 May

Where: Toronto, ON

Held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, this event joins the forces of all things agricultural and technological. Attendees get to mingle alongside fellow industry giants, investors, accelerators, innovators, key influencers and decision-makers while sharing their insights and challenges.

Get tickets: HERE

#5 – Canadian Conference on Cannabis

When: Thursday 18 May

Where: Québec, QC

The 4th Canadian Cannabis Conference will take place in May to discuss regulatory constraints, cultivation techniques, new applications and other such factors that contribute to industrial advances in research. The conference will also discuss the social and medical implications of cannabis use, as well as the potential for its application in clinical trials for cancer treatment. The event is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees from across Canada and abroad.

Get tickets: HERE

#6 – Grow Up Conference (Alberta)

When: Sunday 28 – Tuesday 30 May

Where: Edmonton, AB

Returning for its 7th conference, Grow Up Conference and Expo’s B2B cannabis event showcases the best in cultivation, extraction and psychedelics. Join as the Best in the Industry is named at the Canadian Cannabis Cup 2023. Be sure to gather at the round table for educational presentations and talks – and then enter the retail zone where standard, micro and craft LPs meet retail decision-makers.

Get tickets: HERE

#7 – Hall of Flowers

When: Wednesday 31 May – Thursday 1 June

Where: Toronto, ON

The Hall of Flowers trade show started with six shows in California and Nevada and made its way up to Canada in 2022. Returning for its second year in Toronto, this international show provides a platform and marketplace for premium cannabis brands and buyers. Expect a clean aesthetic atmosphere, optimised sensory experiences and chic lounges to try products on-site.

Get tickets: HERE

The world of cannabis production is changing so rapidly that the best way to stay current on trends, improve skills and learn about new technology is by attending conferences and expos.
The world of cannabis production is changing so rapidly that the best way to stay current on trends, improve skills and learn about new technology is by attending conferences and expos.

#8 – Lift & Co Toronto

When: Thursday 1 – Saturday 3 June

Where: Toronto, ON

Join Lift at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a packed weekend of cannabis industry events. Attend the Lift Cannabis Business Conference for conversations centred on sustainable growth from dynamic speakers in the cannabis development world. Explore leading-edge content and meet premiere exhibitors and budtenders at the expo days. Afterwards, enjoy a social gathering at the Saturday afternoon party.

Get tickets: HERE

#9 – Cannabis Wiki Conference & Expo

When: Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 June

Where: London, ON

Immerse yourself in the world of cannabis and hemp through dynamic exhibits, innovative products, technologies and processes, and services for all things agriculture, cannabis and agri-food. This event focuses on educational sessions, exploring future trends and analyses of current prospects of Southwestern Ontario’s Cannabis industry.

Get tickets: HERE

#10 – Canna Golf Classic (Toronto)

When: Saturday 25 – Sunday 26

Where: Toronto, ON

Indulge in a premium weekend experience with the Canna Golf Classic. Start by dining at The Rooftop Luxury Consumption Lounge held at Soluna, hosted by the industry’s original mobile High Bar event group. Continue the following day with an executive golf tournament held at the Angus Glen Golf Club.

Get tickets: HERE

#11 – The 6th Annual Unicorn Cup

When: Friday 11 – Monday 14 August

Where: Salmo, BC

Get into the spirit of cannabis outdoors. Join the event for three days of music, culture and cannabis education. Be a part of the Unicorn Cup crowning while marvelling at the Kootenay Mountains surrounding Rosebud Lake. The worlds of the cannabis market and regulatory practices will dovetail as producers meet consumers at this happy haven.

Get tickets: HERE

#12 – Canna Golf Classic (Vancouver)

When: Tuesday 22 – Wednesday 23 August

Where: Vancouver, BC

Taking the high seas to a new place, this edition of the Canna Golf Classic begins with a sunset dinner Canna Cruise on the harbour. The event continues with an executive golf tournament at the Northview Golf and Country Club. Enjoy classy meal courses, exclusive gift bags, presentations, and parties.

Get tickets: HERE

#13 – Montreal Cannabis Expo

When: Wednesday 13 – Thursday 14 September

Where: Montreal, QC

This business event serves as a meeting place for all industry participants, from Licensed Producers, growers, investors, and suppliers, to healthcare providers and the media. Job seekers jobs or entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend. Kick-start conversations around cannabis with thought leaders, industry professionals and businesses of all scales.

Get tickets: HERE

#14 – Grow Up Conference (Victoria)

When: Sunday 1 – Monday 3 October

Where: Victoria, BC

The west coast’s Grow Up Conference at the Victoria Conference Centre presents 120 high-level industry speakers and over 90 exhibitors. Meet thousands of delegates on Vancouver Island at this B2B gathering on popular topics and the latest trends of cultivation, extraction and psychedelics.

Get tickets: HERE

Grow in community, confidence and compliance

We look forward to meeting with you at future industry events. Be sure book your spot to chat to one of our consultants at your next conference.

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