Grow Up Victoria, one of Canada’s premiere cannabis conferences and expositions, hosted their 2023 installment at the Victoria Conference Centre on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. This event brought together 100+ high level speakers, 70+ exhibitors and thousands of industry delegates including budtenders, retail store owners, growers, brand managers and more.

Grow Up Conference & Expo hosts shows across Canada from Niagara Falls, Ontario to Edmonton, Alberta to Victoria, British Columbia. The conference is well-known for their yearly Grow Up awards gala and for facilitating meaningful B2B connections and networking opportunities.

BC Cannabis Culture

The Grow Up Victoria Conference was hosted on Vancouver Island, where a large part of Canada’s cannabis history has taken place and where a large number of the genetics that have made “BC Bud” famous have originated. Some of the country’s most renowned breeders, growers, facilities and brands are based within an hour or two of the conference grounds. Naturally, many of the speakers and attendees of the conference are industry trailblazers who were able to share a wealth of knowledge.

Grow Up Victoria

High Impact Marketing Panel

ADCANN founder (and Marketing Manager at Ghost Drops), Colin Bambury, spoke on the “High Impact Marketing” panel on the main stage on the second day of the conference. Joining him was Cy Williams from High Canada Magazine, Kaya Arai from Nine Point Agency and Cameron Gallacher from Latched. Colin spoke on the importance of pushing the boundaries when it comes to marketing and branding within the cannabis industry. He shared important lessons that he’s observed from years of writing for ADCANN and building brands within the cannabis industry.

Notable Speakers and Exhibitors

Other notable speakers and panelists included Ed Rosenthal, Ted Smith, Tommy Chong, Jodie Giesz-Ramsay, Spensir, Andrea Dobbs, Marcus “Bubbleman” Richardson, Antuanette Gomez, Remo Colasanti and Mat Beren. Some of the top brands and exhibitors included CannDelta, High North Labs, Highdeal Solutions, Adastra Labs, Puffco, Nine Point Agency, Remo Nutrients and the RCCBC.

Brands and Buyers Speed Networking

The Grow Up Victoria Conference brought unique value to retailers by organizing their B2B “Brands and Buyers Speed Networking” sessions. These sessions provided budtenders and retail representatives with their own tables, where LP and brand representatives would take turns visiting to show off new and upcoming products and share other exclusive knowledge. Grow Up Conference facilitated these conversations in a structured environment is a meaningful way for brands to collaborate together in this industry.

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Last Updated on October 23, 2023 by ADCANN



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