- 20+ EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
- RETAIL ZONE ON EXPO FLOOR
- UNLIMITED NETWORKING & REFERRAL OPPORTUNITIES
- OPTIONS TO ATTEND:
- PSYCHEDELIC SUMMIT
- INVESTOR’S BREAKFAST
- WOMEN OF INFLUENCE IN CANNABIS BREAKFAST
- O’CANNABIZ AWARDS DINNER GALA + AFTER PARTY AT CASA LOMA
(NEW RETAIL AWARDS CATEGORIES ADDED)
- AWARDS HOSTED by COMEDIAN GERRY DEE
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT TOMMY CHONG
“From a business to consumer standpoint, it’s important to showcase the product. Traditional dispensaries are totally immersive experiences. A bud tender should tend to the bud, and not just hand you a package.”
Kevin Lee, ND Supplies, Title Sponsor of O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo
WORLD-CLASS CANNABIS AUTHORITIES
“There are few celebrities in the cannabis world that would be more deserving of recognition than Tommy Chong” Through his body of work and through his activism, he has done so much to bring awareness and mainstream acceptability of cannabis. As fellow Canadians, we have much to be thankful for.”
Neill Dixon, President, O’Cannabiz Conference & Expo
CONNECTING CANNABIS BUSINESSES TO THE RESOURCES THEY NEED
In the days that followed legalization of cannabis in Canada there was demand, but no supply and nowhere to buy it. By November 2018, more than a year after the passage of the federal legislation, there were only 158 stores servicing the entire country. By November 2021, the picture had changed – there are now 2,700. Trends suggest the number could reach 3,700 by the need of this year.
The O’Canna Retail Summit & Expo was created in response to this unprecedented sales development. The Retail Summit & Expo is our first trade show exclusively devoted to the point-of-sale side of the cannabis industry. Whether you’re a business owner or a budtender, this event is for you!
Retail Zone Summit
A two-day business-dedicated training program
O’Cannabiz is assembling the best retail experts in the industry and creating a “retail school” that will advise on both the big picture and the smallest of details typically faced by established and aspiring retailers. Everything from best practices, customer service, merchandising, digital marketing, and essential business and technology needs in a 360-degree approach to retail.
The Retail Summit & Expo is focused on the needs and goals of cannabis retailers, medical dispensary operators and the businesses that service them, all without the distraction of the public consumer. In a period of phenomenal expansion, the Retail Summit and Retail Zone on the Expo Floor is the place to strengthen supply chain channels and solidify new business contacts. All products, services and know-how needed to open and maintain a successful cannabis retail operation will be on hand.
Retail Success Solutions, Networking & Education
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
ELEVATING CANADIAN CANNABIS RETAIL
As we collectively envision and manifest a successful Canadian cannabis marketplace, we must also examine social responsibilities and concerns. Advocacy, social justice and equity, access to medical cannabis, and eliminating the persistent illicit market and access to minors are all important calls to action.
THE RETAIL EXPERIENCE REIMAGINED
By bringing together those with expert qualifications and visionary creative minds, we aim to provide business owners with the solutions needed to dramatically increase profits at the retail level. In this rapidly evolving sector of the cannabis industry, a focus will be on modern commerce technology to deliver seamless customer service experiences; store environment and merchandising; ancillary add-on sales; buyer/supplier best practices; digital marketing; PPC strategies; retail data management; and the all-important customer retention programs in this often highly competitive marketplace.
• As an Attendee
• As an Exhibitor
• As a Sponsor
WHAT TO EXPECT!
VIP Business Conference
Retail Summit & Retail Zone
2-Day Expo (100,000sq ft floor)
3rd Annual O’Cannabiz Awards Dinner Gala
Moderator - Vivianne Wilson
Chief Merchandising Officer, FOUR20
Founder, The Grown Group
Director of Retail, Stok'd Cannabis
Owner/Operator, The Green Bouquet Cannabis Inc.
Vice President of Merchandising, Fire & Flower
Founder, GreenPort Cannabis
VP Corporate Development, SEVENPOINT Interiors
Moderator - Casey Hiltemann
Budtender/Event Coordinator, GreenPort Cannabis
CEO, Budtenders Association (BTA)
Master of Marijuana , Master of Marijuana
Budtender, Sativa Bliss (Kipling)
Expert Certified Cansell Budtender, Higher Limits Cannabis Company
Senior Consultant, CannDelta Inc.
Dr. Susan Dupej
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada/Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Guelph
CEO, Parkland Flower
Founder and Chief Consultant , Meristem Cannabis Consulting
VP Corporate Development, SEVENPOINT Interiors
Co Founder, Hybrid Pharm
Chief Commercial & People Officer, VIVO Cannabis Inc.
Founder & CEO, Mimi Cannabis
Cannabis Content Creator, Different Day Creatives
Cannabis Sommelier, CannaLily
Sales & Marketing Executive, Grnhouse Agency
Moderator - Katie Pringle
Co-Founder, The Woods Cannabis
Lead Producer, Content & Co-Founder, Business of Cannabis, Dutchie
President, CBD Strategy Group
Brand Development Manager for AKI Wellness, Community Engagement Manager for Sweetgrass Trading, AKI Wellness
Founder & CSO, Sister Merci
CEO & Founder, Kronic Relief