This year, vendors at the Lift Cannabis Expo are setting up their booths a day early to network with fellow exhibitors and professionals. Cannabis industry thought leaders from across the globe will enjoy this intimate and private environment prior to the expo opening to the general public on May 27.
“There’s never really been anything like it,” says Lift CEO Matei Olaru. “Whether you own, run or work for a cannabis business, the Lift Industry Day and the Lift Cannabis Business Conference create unique opportunities to meet, network and learn before opening the expo to the general public.”
Lift Industry Day
Happening this May 26 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre, Lift Industry Day is only open to cannabis professionals. Participants will have unfettered and intimate access to the Lift Expo’s nearly 200 exhibitors. Along with exclusive networking sessions, Lift Industry Day also offers main stage presentations tailored specifically to industry stakeholders. (Stay tuned to Lift News for more on our soon-to-be-announced and not-to-be-missed special keynote speaker.)
Investors and entrepreneurs will be able to watch the Lift Pitch - a startup competition pitting promising new cannabis businesses against each other in front of a panel of all-star judges, including Tweed founder Chuck Rifici, lawyer Hugo Alves, a legal pioneer in Canada’s medical cannabis space and Aaron Salz, the first financial analyst in Canada to cover the industry. The prize? Over $20,000 in business services and personal investments from the judges. This is an excellent chance for attendees to vet potential investments, nominate a startup, or simply be entertained by the industry’s brightest up-and-comers.
Lift Cannabis Business Conference
The Lift Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC) is a series of eight ticketed breakout sessions happening alongside Industry Day, and featuring heavy-weight influencers in the cannabis space.
Panelists include Chuck Rifici, and Aurora CEO Terry Booth, speaking on timely and relevant topics customized to help professionals get ahead in today’s rapidly evolving cannabis landscape.
From marketing and branding to securing institutional capital, attendees can choose the sessions most relevant to their business needs and interests, dividing time as they’d like between LCBC sessions and Industry Day.
Lift Industry Day passes are $45, and cover floor show access at the Industry Day on Friday, May 26 as well as access to the consumer trade show on May 27 and 28. Get your Lift Industry Day tickets here.
A limited selection of LCBC session tickets are available at a cost of $50 per session. Get your LCBC tickets here.
A $350 all-access pass provides guaranteed access to every LCBC session and a three-day Lift Cannabis Expo pass, including Lift Industry Day on Friday, May 26 and the consumer trade show on May 27 and 28. Get your all-access pass here.