January 12: Lift Cannabis Business Conference

Canada's leading business conference for the cannabis industry comes to Vancouver.

About The Lift Cannabis Business Conference

Bringing together leading experts from across the industry to tackle subject matter from a uniquely West Coast Canadian perspective, we’re proud to bring you our second, highly anticipated, Lift Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC).

This exclusive all-day conference is your opportunity to join and thrive in the coming legal recreational market. Choose the sessions that best suit your needs, from panels on brand building to securing investment, managing regulations, carving niche opportunities and more.

The LCBC runs Friday, January 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) and kicks off the Lift Expo weekend, also taking place at the VCC from January 13 – 14. The LCBC is a must-attend event for anyone working in cannabis, or looking to break into the cannabis market. It’s also your opportunity to meet other cannabis professionals and thought leaders, and kick-start meaningful conversations, relationships and deals.

Get your all-access pass today and attend both the LCBC and the expo. An all-access pass guarantees your spot in all LCBC sessions, and gets you into the full range of expo events and networking sessions. Hurry! Early bird pricing begins November 1 and passes are only $300. Or, purchase an LCBC Single Session ticket for an early bird price of $40, giving you access to the session of your choice, as well as the evening’s exclusive networking event.

WHERE

Room 301
Vancouver Convention Centre
West Building

WHEN

January 12, 2018


Highlights From Last LCBC

2018 Sessions

  • Jan 12: Business Conference


  • Jan 13: Lift Expo Vancouver


  • Jan 14: Lift Expo Vancouver


  • 07:00 - 08:00
    Commodity Tax and Cannabis How are these taxes going to affect your operations? We will be able to provide you with the latest details regarding the various layers of taxation both at the Federal and Provincial level. There is new information being released daily, we will help you to navigate this ever evolving area. We will also discuss why planning for these taxes at the onset of your business venture will set you up for success in the future.

  • 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
    Ziel's APEX is the leading technology used by cultivators to reduce total yeast and mold count (TYMC) in cannabis, allowing businesses to increase revenue, protect their license, and stay ahead of the regulatory curve. Join Arthur de Cordova as he discusses the problems a high TYMC can cause, the benefits of using APEX to safeguard against these issues, and the positive impact other businesses including the largest outdoor cannabis farm in the U.S., Los Suenos Farms, have experienced after incorporating APEX into their operations. Ziel's APEX is backed by a decade of use in the global food industry, and offers an organic and non-toxic solution that retains cannabis potency and terpenes.

  • 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

  • 10:30
    Learn about what Canadians think about the impending cannabis legalization based on end-of-year polling conducted by H+K Strategies. The results will be examined regarding views related to the distribution regimes proposed by provinces, consumption preferences, availability and desire to consume infused products and taxation rates.

  • 11:00
    Hear from experts who will discuss the current state of affairs and the potential market regarding cannabis in jurisdictions such as the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Columbia and Canada. Our panel will compare and contrast where these other countries are at in terms of legislation, regulation and identify what has worked, what hasn’t and where and when current and future challenges/opportunities may arise.
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 11:00
    Get matched to the perfect job opportunity at this cannabis career fair, presented by Cannabis At Work. Visit the Career Fair page (https://liftexpo.ca/expovancouver18/cannabis-career-fair) for more information.
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 12:15
    Canopy Growth Corporation is the largest cannabis producer in Canada and parent company to the most well-known cannabis brands in the world, with production facilities in seven provinces and operations commencing in markets around the world. Canopy is committed to building an international business with a strong national platform while supporting the local communities where it operates through job creation, meaningful stakeholder engagement, and local economic opportunity.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 12:30
    Learn how to cook with cannabis at our cooking demos!
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 12:45
    As Canada moves towards a legal recreational Cannabis market in July 2018, what will happen to Medical Cannabis and the needs of patients using this as a medicine? Will Pharmacies play a role in medical cannabis distribution? How about those growing at home under the existing ACMPR? This presentation will examine and help address some of these issues at hand.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 13:00
    An overview of where the hemp industry is and where it is going in Canada.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 13:45
    Producer/Processor regulations and how small, craft producers can be integrated in Canada's legal cannabis industry.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 15:30
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 15:00
    Women in Canada are taking charge and leading the cannabis grassroots initiatives. Highlighting leaders on the grassroots level who educate and advocate for safe cannabis use and patients’ rights.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 15:15
    Learn how to cook with cannabis at our cooking demos!
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 16:15
    Strainprint™ is a mobile cannabis tracking app that allows users to record the efficacy of different medical cannabis products, doses, and ingestion methods. In his talk, Tom will be presenting the preliminary findings of his analysis of 30,000 anonymous Strainprint™ tracked sessions, including statistics on user demographics, the current ACMPR cannabis product landscape, and reported effects of cannabis use.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 17:00
    Social media, influencer and content marketing tips for businesses of all sizes.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 11:15
    Can a cookie really save your life? For Dr. Samuel Mellace, a naturopath and one of Canada’s leading cannabis experts, a cannabis cookie did more than that: it ignited a passion for helping others living with chronic illness and pain. After 15 years of self-experimentation and working with patients, Dr. Mellace believes cannabis can be the healthcare success story of our lifetime—but only if we engage in learning the truth about it. Straight from his newly released book The Great Cannabis Conspiracy (launched and available at Lift!), Dr. Mellace will explain how he successfully used cannabis to heal his body after a life-threatening car accident, a prescription opioid addiction, and cancer.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 11:30
    Get matched to the perfect job opportunity at this cannabis career fair, presented by Cannabis At Work. Visit the Career Fair page (https://liftexpo.ca/expovancouver18/cannabis-career-fair) for more information.
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 11:30
    Ian Mitchell clarifies the facts and dispels the myths around driving under the influence of cannabis.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 12:00
    An overview of the cannabis substitution effect, with a focus on the impact of cannabis use on opioid and alcohol use. Panelists will discuss their personal and professional experiences in regards to substitution effect, and the growing amount of research suggesting that cannabis may improve personal and public health & safety by reducing the use of opioids and alcohol.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 13:00
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 13:30
    This intimate panel will feature patient and LP representatives who will examine the potential impacts of Bill C-45 & C-46 of Canada’s medical cannabis patient population.
    Where
    Main Stage

  • 14:00
    The Guerrilla Rosin Press is an industrial scale rosin press that has been engineered from the ground up and features 11”x 4” dual heated Aluminum plates run by an industry first colour touch screen controller. Evolved Cannabis will demonstrate its capability to produce high quality rosin.
    Where
    Demo area

  • 14:30
    Although cannabis legalization and regulation is around the corner, many other drugs continue to be similarly criminalized. Join us in the conversation about the wider future of drug policy in Canada.
    Where
    Main stage

  • 15:15
    The most common quality control issues affecting batch release of cannabis are pesticides and microbiology. Learn about the testing methods that are performed to ensure consumer safety and quality control of cannabis products in Canada, and how to protect your crop from costly failures.
    Where
    Demo Area

  • 15:45
    As we grow closer to a fully legalized Cannabis industry, this unprecedented moment creates an intersection best described as "Vice & Medicine." As there continues to be stigma around cannabis, we need to find the right way to educate, dispel myths and increase knowledge so users can navigate their choices, experiences and expectations. To get to where we need to go, let's embrace the idea that perhaps cannabis doesn't need marketing, but rather understanding. Join us as we end the conference with the broader educational conversation.
    Where
    Main stage

Ticket Info

Ticket Type Early-Bird (Ends Nov 30) Regular

LCBC & Expo All-Access Pass

This ticket provides you with access to all LCBC (Jan 12) sessions as well as entrance to the Lift Expo (Jan 13-14) including the full range of Lift Expo programming and networking sessions.

$300 $350

LCBC Single Session Pass

This ticket provides you with access to an LCBC session of your choosing as well as access to the evening networking event.

$40 $50

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Location

Room 301, Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building), 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3

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