GrowUp Cannabis Conference & Expo

Date: October 6th & 7th, 2017           Location: Scotia Bank Convention Centre


Experience the growing power in Niagara

Grow Up Conference and Expo is focused on the education, collaboration and growth of the cannabis growing industry. Meet licensed producers, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, investors, lawyers, government officials, dispensary owners and growing enthusiasts –  all in one magnificent location.

The GrowUp Expo is focused on the growing aspect of the cannabis industry and will include Licensed Producers, Suppliers, Manufacturers, Automation Companies, Legal & Investment firms along with many more.


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Scotiabank Convention Centre | 6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9

Tel: (905) 357-6222     |   Toll Free: 1-888-997-6222

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Grow Up Cannabis Conference and Expo |150 Prince Charles Dr. S, Welland, ON L3C 7B3

Tel: (905) 324-8528   Email:  Web:     





Friday Oct. 6th

8:00 am – 6:00 pm


8:45 am – 9:45 am

Investing in Cannabis: Investor’s Breakfast (Ticketed Event)

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grow Up Conference Sessions

9:00 am – 8:00 pm

VIP Grower’s Lounge

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Grow Up Expo

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Grow Up Conference Sessions

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Grow Up Conference Sessions

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VIP Networking Reception – Main Lobby

Saturday Oct. 7th

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Registration Opens

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Women Leaders in Cannabis Breakfast (Ticket Event)

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Grow Up Expo

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

VIP Grower’s Lounge

10:10 am – 12:00 pm

Grow Up Conference Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Grow Up Conference Sessions

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Networking Coffee Break

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Grow Up Conference Sessions

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Aaron Salz

Founder & CEO, Stoic Advisory

Alan Robertson

Director of Special Projects, 7acres (Division of Supreme Pharmaceuticals)

Alex Rea

President, Homegrown Hydroponics

Alex Revich

Educator, Cannabis in Clinical Practice

Alex Blumenstein

Co-Founder, Leaf Group

Alexander Repetski

Chief Communications Officer, strainprint

Alison McMahon

CEO, Cannabis At Work

Ashley Walgren

Post Harvest Manager, The Giving Tree Wellness Centre

Autumn Rose Karcey

President, Cultivo, Inc.

Barinder Rasode

President & CEO, Niche

Bill MacDonald

Professor, Niagara College

Brad Rogers

C.O.O and President , CannTrust

Cam Battley

Executive VP, Aurora

Charlie Alovisetti

Senior Associate, Vicente Sederberg

Cheryl Shuman

Beverly Hills Cannabis Club, CEO & Founder

Dario DiCarlo

Principal, The Hidi Group

David Perruzza

Director, Strategic Partnerships North America, Rouge Media

David Hyde

Owner & Principal Consultant, David Hyde & Associates

Deepak Anand

VP of Business Development, Zenabis/Int’ Herbs & Medical Marijuana Ltd.

Derek Riedle

Founder & Publisher, Civilized

Dooma Wendscuh

Co-Founder & CEO, Province Brands

Dr. Alison Justice

VP Cultivation, Outco

Dr. Av Singh

PhD, PAg/Organic Agronomist , American Cannabis Company Inc.

Dr. Darryl Hudson

, Inplanta Biotechnology

Dr. Jonathan Cachat

PhD – Chief Executive Officer , CCV Research

Dr. Rahul Kushwah

CSO & Co-Founder, Anant Life

Dr. Shane Morris

Vice President, Quality Assurance and Scientific Affairs , Hydropothecary

Dr. Uma Dhanabalan

MD, MPH, FAAFP , Uplifting Health & Wellness

Ed Rosenthal

The Guru of Ganja

Ed Pintwala

, CPG Executive Search

Eileen McMahon

Partner, Torys LLP

Eugenio Garcia

CEO, Cannabis Now Media

Fiona Brown

Associate, Aird & Berlis LLP

Geoff Lawrence

Account Executive, Security, Convergint Technologies

George Dickinson

President, CannaPro

Graeme Murphy

Greenhouse IPM Specialist, BioLogical Control Solutions

Hugo Alves

President, Cannabis Wheaton

Ilya Strashun

, Cannascribe

Ivan Ross Vrana

VP, Public Affairs, HK Strategies

Jackie Subeck

CEO, Hey Jackpot

Jae Park

Director of Business Development, Ample Organics

James Eaves

Professor, Laval University

Jared Mirsky

CEO & Founder, Online Marijuana Design

Jason Moscovici

Lawyer/Biochemist, Robic LLP

Jayson Goodale

Sr. Cultivation Consultant, Cannabis Compliance Inc.

Jeanette VanderMarel

Co-Founder, The Green Organic Dutchman Ltd

Jenn Larry

President, CBD Strategy Group

Jennifer Maccarone

Chief Quality Officer, QAP, Up Cannabis Inc.

Jesse Stanley

CEO, Stanley Brothers

Jim Pelton

Executive Director, Training Services , Cannabis Compliance Inc.

Jim Diodati

The Honourable Mayor, City of Niagara Falls

Jodie Emery

Cannabis Advocate & Political Activist

John Perricone

Founder & CEO, Double Clef Management

John Prentice

CEO, Ample Organics

John MacKay

Founder & President, Synergistic Technologies & Associates, LLC

John Fowler

President & CEO, Spreme Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Jonathan Zaid

Founder & Executive Director, Canadians For Fair Access To Medical Marijuana

Jonathan Sherman

, Cassels Brock

Kathleen Hokanson

President & CEO, Koan Energy Consultants

Katie Iarocci

Plant Biologist & Horticulture Manager, Up Cannabis Inc.

Kevin Cullum

Technical Manager, Koppert Biological Systems

Kevin Hall

CEO, International Cannabis Solutions

Kimberly McManus

Patent Agent/Partner, Aird & McBurney LLP

Laust Dam

, HotHouse Consulting, Inc.

Maira Alos

Medical Cannabis Specialist, Cannascribe Inc.

Mandy McKnight

Advocate for Safe Access to Medical Marijuana

Marc Solby

, Lighthouse Consulting

Marc-Andre Bergeron

Business Development Manager, Genetec

Margaret Nelligan

Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Matei Olaru


Matt Rogge

Director of Research & Development, 7Acres/Supreme Pharmaceuticals

Maxim Zavet

Founder & CEO, Emblem

Michael Lickver

Executive VP of Strategy, Cannabis Wheaton

Michael Elkin

Vice-President, Partner Channels, Cannabis Compliance Inc.

Michael Harvey

VP, Security Services, Investigative Solutions Network

Michael Garbuz

Corporate Strategy & Legal Counsel, CannaRoyalty

Mike Finley

, Cultivo

Neil Price

Educator & Community Advocate, Humber College

Randy Flemming

Cultivation Advisor, American Cannabis Company Inc.

Rory Jonathan

Head of Grower Support , Advanced Nutrients

Ryan Krelove

Manager, Cannabis Supply Co.

Sabrina Gherbaz

Partner, Torys LLP

Shane Christopher Neal

Radio Personality & Television Host

Shannon Kloet

Director of Training Services, Cannabis Compliance Inc.

Sherri Altshuler

Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Shon Williams

Director of Business Development, Project Management, & Design, MJardin

Stacey Hickman

Entomologist, Natural Insect Control

Steve Narraine

Research Scientist, Ryerson University

Thomas Gerstenecker

Founder & CEO, 3sixty secure

Trina Fraser

Partner, Brazeau Seller Law

Vin Maru

Research Analyst, Editor-in-Chief for, Golden Tech Media, Invest in MJ

Vladmir Klacar

Assoc. General Counsel & Head of Regulatory Affairs, Cannabis Wheaton

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  • $20 – Single Day Admission
  • $30- 2 Day Admission (Friday & Saturday)
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