Lift Expo Schedule

Please note that the schedule is frequently being added to and is subject to change. Please check back often for the latest updates.

Expo Hours at a Glance:
Friday: 12pm-5pm (Industry-Only)
Saturday: 11am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

  • Jan 12: Business Conference


  • 07:00 - 08:00

  • 08:00 - 09:00
    Experts discuss the efficiency and stability of quality assurance in the cannabis supply chain and how current strategies will change to accommodate a recreational market. Learn about the evolution of QA standards and strategies in a legal and wildly growing industry.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 09:15 - 10:15
    Ancillary services range from cultivation and compliance, software and security, lab testing, extraction and consumption products and services, and more. Discuss and discover opportunities with industry leaders building successful ancillary businesses in the cannabis space.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 10:30 - 11:30
    From black market BC Bud to massive corporate greenhouses - experts discuss how underground cannabis genetics and proprietary growing techniques and knowledge can be integrated into legal medical and recreational operations.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 11:30 - 12:30

  • 12:30 - 13:30
    How can businesses build a vibrant cannabis brand in an advertising-restricted market? Leaders in cannabis business branding discuss marketing tools and tactics in the black, grey and legal markets, and how to navigate these when building a strong brand in the cannabis industry.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 13:45 - 14:45
    Business operators and potential investors fuel up and talk ‘seed money’ at this high-powered session exploring everything you need to know when investing in publicly traded cannabis companies, private start-ups, and more.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 15:00 - 16:00
    How did Canada become the global leader in cannabis innovation and how can it maintain its position? Four experts discuss how Canadian companies can grow their businesses beyond the border and leverage Canadian-honed best practices globally.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 16:15 - 17:15
    Curious about the genetic resources that can fast-track cultivar development? Join the conversation and learn about insights into cannabis genetic resources, discuss recommendations for conservation, pre-breeding characterization, and genetic analysis that will underpin future cultivar development.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 17:30 - 18:30
    What is the role of the provinces under the Cannabis Act and how will the various regulations impact your cannabis business plans? Experts discuss parallels in other industries, strategies for engaging provincial governments, and how to proactively leverage your business and brand.
    Where
    Vancouver Convention Centre West Building

  • 18:00 - 20:30