Friday, April 20, 2018
4/20 Welcome Reception - Crystal Gardens, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
VIP & 4/20 Welcome Reception ticket holders will begin the weekend with an early preview of the exhibitors, and will be able to enjoy some delicious hors d’oeuvres while mingling with industry experts, fellow enthusiasts, and government officials in this celebration to welcome you to the first annual National Cannabis Conference, and to the exciting opportunities that are going to be possible with the legalization of Cannabis in Canada.
*VIP & 4/20 Welcome Reception ticket holders only
3:00 - 7:00pm
Trade Show Sneak Peek*
Enjoy a private sneak peek of vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors before the public trade show opens on Saturday.
5:00 - 7:00pm
Mingle and enjoy a selection of hors d’ouerves and cash bar, catered by the Fairmont Empress.
7:00 - 11:00pm
Enjoy an evening of music, dancing and drinks at the 4/20 party – Crystal Garden style. Keep posted for updates and more information.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
National Cannabis Conference & Tradeshow - Crystal Gardens, Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
Join us for this exciting day as we lead you through the ins and outs of everything to do with the legalization of cannabis in Canada. We will have experts and enthusiasts from many areas of the cannabis industry. Including updates on the new Federal, Provincial, and Municipal rules, financial experts discussing the impact of legal cannabis to the economy and potential investment opportunities, how grey market producers can migrate to the new micro cultivator/producer categories, and explore the overlooked opportunities and support businesses of the new cannabis economy.
Trade Show will be open from 9:00am – 5:00pm
10:00 - 10:30 am
Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps will open the conference and provide a quick update on Victoria’s progressive approach in managing the retail distribution model for full cannabis legalization.
10:30 - 11:15 am
A review of the most recent rules and regulations proposed by the federal, provincial/territorial and municipal governments.
11:15 - 12:00 pm
The Retail Model
What will the new retail model look like? How will the “BC Dispensary” Model compete? What about the current “micro-processors” and craft growers – where will the new model leave them?
1:00 - 1:30pm
Investing in Cannabis Stocks & Companies
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly of investing in cannabis companies. Presented by Steve Bokor CFA, Portfolio manager with PI Financial Corp. and supported by a research department specializing in small to mid-cap issuers.
1:45 - 2:30 pm
How to Transition from the Grey Market
The transition from the “grey” market to the legal market will be imperative for the goals of legalization to succeed. Craft “micro” growers will need to be prepared and ready to act once the new rules are released. We will cover it all in this session – bring your notepads!
2:45 - 3:30 pm
Grower's Tips & Tricks
The new regulations propose a Micro-Producer (craft grower) category as well as a legal framework for the “Do It Yourself” to grow at home. Learn the Tips & Tricks for what it takes to have a successful crop.
3:45 - 4:30pm
Putting it all Together
A wrap up to the days events, draws for the show prize giveaways and insight as to what we could expect as we approach the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada.
Saturday Night, April 21, 2018
After Party - Location TBA
Join us at 7:00pm for an evening of good food and a chance to continue to establish new connections, build upon relationships, and share ideas from the day on the future of Canadian cannabis.