Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

We are excited to welcome the educated & insightful lineup of speakers that we have confirmed for our inaugural year. Based on feedback from our focus group, our goal is to bring a wide range of topics and opinions on the following subjects:

Sustainability of the industry, both for new licensed producers, established producers, growing & packaging of cannabis, retaining a robust workforce

Legislation: Navigating legislation & the challenges that come with it, lessons learned from the first few years, legacy growers and markets and why this is important.

Uniting the industry with one common voice
Breaking down stigma and barriers for LP’s, Budtenders and those trying to share more about the industry

Education & problem solving at all levels of the cannabis value chain, from budtenders, to dispensaries, to educators, to licensed producers, to suppliers and consumers.

Below, please see our confirmed speakers for 2022. These experts possess years of experience across various sectors in the cannabis and agriculture industries and are excited to share their knowledge with you.

Our roster of speakers is growing daily, be sure to check in regularly for updates!

Susan Dupej, PhD

Susan Dupej, PhD

SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Guelph
George Fleming

George Fleming

Director of Strategy and Insights, Beacon Hill Brands
Claude Robert

Claude Robert

Cannabis IPM division supervisor, Anatis Bioprotection
Robert W.E. Laurie

Robert W.E. Laurie

President, Barrister & Solicitor, AD LUCEM LAW CORPORATION

Erik Fletcher

Erik Fletcher

Co-Founder, Cannab Agency
Elias Theodorou

Elias Theodorou

Athlete & Medical Cannabis Patient
David Berg

David Berg

President and Chief Technology Officer, Strainprint Technologies Ltd
Ian Haase

Ian Haase

Co-Founder, Director - Motif Labs Ltd

Andrew Parshad

Andrew Parshad

President & CEO, Cannabis License Experts
Fady Kamel

Fady Kamel

Cannabis Insurance Expert
PantaSon

PantaSon

Reggae & Dancehall Music Producer, PantaSon Music Production Limited
Abi Sampson

Abi Sampson

Professor - Cannabis Regulations, Centennial College

Dean Jessop

Dean Jessop

CEO, D' Anterior Corp
Britney Guerra

Britney Guerra

Cannabis Retail Operations Specialist, Guerra Cannabis Ltd
Howie Brox

Howie Brox

President, CBIO (an affiliate of LiUNA)
David Schwede

David Schwede

CEO, Heritage Cannabis

Mariah Macfarlane

Mariah Macfarlane

Territory Manager, Tantalus Labs
Melissa Kurek

Melissa Kurek

VP Operations, Indiva
Dr. Sherry Boodram

Dr. Sherry Boodram

CEO & Co-founder, CannDelta Inc.
Michael Athill

Michael Athill

COO, HRVSTR

Sara Epp, PHD

Sara Epp, PHD

Assistant Professor of Rural Planning and Development, University of Guelph
Ika Washington, MSc

Ika Washington, MSc

CEO/Founder, DiversityTalk
Drew Henson

Drew Henson

Founder, TOQi
David Hyde

David Hyde

CEO, Hyde Advisory & Investments Inc.

Jerome Hoyte

Jerome Hoyte

Managing Partner, White Ash Group
Angelina Blessed

Angelina Blessed

Founder, Blessed Edibles
Steven Conville

Steven Conville

CEO, Kronic Relief
Ashley Athill

Ashley Athill

CEO, HRVSTR

Deepak Anand

Deepak Anand

Founder, Materia
Andy Deonarine

Andy Deonarine

CEO, CannSell
Annaliese Kibler

Annaliese Kibler

Director of Regulatory Affairs, Aurora Cannabis
Nicholas Nedin

Nicholas Nedin

Product Development and Quality Assurance Manager, Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation

Jamie D'Alimonte

Jamie D’Alimonte

CEO, Greenway Greenhouse Cannabis Corporation
Antuanette C Gomez

Antuanette C Gomez

CEO, Peak Pharm Labs
Vaani Maharaj

Vaani Maharaj

CFO, Entourage Health Corp
Sara Ryan

Sara Ryan

Director, Medical Education, Entourage Health Corp