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The Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s premiere cannabis conference.

The Lift & Co. Expo is Canada’s premiere cannabis conference.

By The Planter’s Guide

A mover. A shaker. A forward-thinking trend-setter. Lift & Co.’s Expo lives up to its name as being Canada’s premiere meeting place for all things cannabis.

Lift’s expo launched in Toronto in May 2016, and was an instant success, drawing more than 130 exhibitors from North America and Europe to present to a sold-out crowd of 10,000 professionals and canna-curious adults. Vancouver’s first expo followed in September of that same year. As the industry grew with the march towards legalization, so did the event.

The sixth Canadian edition takes place in Vancouver from January 10-13, 2019 and promises to be the best yet. We planted the seeds of TPG in mid-2017 and attended the first Lift event in January 2018. We’ve since attended four other conferences and to be frank, none of them have come close to the level of organization and engagement that Lift offers.

The business-focused Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference on Thursday, January 10 is an all-day event that features top experts from Canada, with a focus on the rapid evolution of the industry pre- and post-legalization, and what the future may hold.

Friday, January 10 is an industry-only day for professionals to share ideas, pitch new proposals, and in many cases, build in-person relationships with people they only “knew” through social media.

Most people will choose to attend the Expo Weekend (January 12-13) – a steal at just $20 per day – and perfect for those new to cannabis, or seasoned consumers (medical or otherwise) that want to learn about the latest trends, products, innovations and policies within the ever-evolving legal industry.

Our top seminar picks for the weekend:

Saturday, January 12

2:30pm - 3:30pm:  Leading Edge Genetics & Plant Science Innovations – let your inner canna-nerd out to play, featuring science experts such as Alexzander Samuelsson (Nextleaf) and more.

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Media Report Card on Cannabis Legalization – how are we doing so far, Canada? This panel features the inspiring Gill Polard (The Her(B) Life) and others.

Sunday, January 13

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Micro-Growers and Craft Cannabis - How Small Cultivators Impact the Industry – Essential insight for anyone entering the micro-grower and craft space, featuring Jesse McConnell (Rubicon Organics) among others.

1:30pm - 2:15pm: Cannabis and Entertainment: Let the Show Begin – where we can learn how to let our hair down and not take the industry so seriously, including lessons learned from industry innovator Abi Roach (HotBox Shop + Lounge)

See you at the expo!

What: Lift & Co. Cannabis Business Conference and Expo

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre (West), 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

When: January 10-13, 2019

Ticket: While you still can… Liftexpo.ca