Canada’s international premier cannabis B2B is back again – this year’s O’Cannabiz Summit & Expo is more exciting than ever! O’Cannabiz is bringing industry experts from across the globe together for three days of music, events, and panels. With more programming than ever, O’Cannabiz is bringing together budtenders, speakers, and experts together to the O’Cannabiz Retail Summit in response to the explosion of cannabis retail. That’s not all, as O’Cannabiz is also hosting a Psychedelics Summit, looking to the future industry of decriminalized plant-medicine.
For industry experts & the canna-curious, this is one star-studded event not to be missed. O’Cannabiz is returning to Toronto’s International Centre from June 1st-3rd – grab your tickets here.
What You Can Expect
June 1st sees the convention doors open for O’Cannabiz’s VIP Business Conference & Industry Awards Dinner Gala. After Jay Rosenthal & Neill Dixon’s opening address, the day begins with the opening keynote from George Smitherman, the president & CEO if the Cannabis Council of Canada. Across the day there are a ton of amazing panels not to be missed, such as the featured keynote from Steve DeAngelo, the founder of the Last Prisoner Project, known as the Father of the legal cannabis industry. Another panel not to be missed is “Legacy-to-Legal: How Legacy Brands Have Transformed their Business into the Legal Landscape” where industry giants such as Jeff Goldenberg of The Ministry of Sativa & Angelina Blessed of Blessed Edibles and Gallery Brands, alongside other amazing panelists, discuss the transition of brands into the legal market. After this day of excitement, be sure to have your tickets for the O’Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala at Casa Loma where the best in the industry will be celebrated, with the event hosted by Gerry Dee – the actor/comedian some may recognize from shows & movies such as Family Feud Canada or Trailer Park Boys.
June 2nd has even more excitment than the first day, with events such as the Investors Breakfast, Industry Conference, Psychedelic Summit, Retail Summit/Retail Zone, & Budtender Appreciation Reception. After the early morning Investors Breakfast, the day begins with a bang: at 10AM not only does David Mokler open the Psychedelic Summit with the opening psychedelic keynote, but a fireside chat is being held with Drug War Veteran, and cannabis superstar, Tommy Chong, who is also attending to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. There are even more big names throughout the day, such as the keynote being held by Wanda James of Simply Pure & a special performance by The Legendary Wailers. Besides the star studded lineup, there are more astonishing panels, such as “Patients as Consumers: Do Budtenders Ever Refer to a Cannabis Doctor?”, Retail Zone training program, & the Terp Cup – where budtenders judge the terps from top Canadian brands such as Carmel, BLK MKT, and Lot 420.
The final day of the convention, June 3rd, sees just as many sessions as the other days. Starting with “A Balanced Breakfast”, this separately ticketed event brings together a diverse panel to discuss the support of Diversity and Social/Gender Equity initiatives and how they can help advance cannabis industry & the industry in general. For the remainder of the day, attendees can connect with the exhibitors, network, or attend more amazing panels such as “Creative Marketing Solutions for Retailers”, which ADCANN CEO, Cody Hicks, will be speaking.
With endless topics, exhibitors, and opportunities – this is an event one will not want to miss. For full details and event summaries, please check out the O’Cannabiz website
Last Updated on May 26, 2022 by ADCANN