EXPO
01/21/2021 - 02/06/2021
All times shown are in Eastern time
THE PROGRAM

FOUR DAYS OF LIVE, INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING

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Jan 21st > Feb 6st

 LIVE DAYS  

Jan 26  : 12PM-5PM PT / 3PM-8PM ET (Commercial)
Jan 27  : 9AM-2PM PT / 12AM-5PM ET (Commercial)
Feb 2  : 12PM-5PM PT /  3PM-8PM ET (Content for All)
Feb 3 : 12PM-5PM PT / 3PM-8PM ET (Content for All)


Two days of exclusive to industry professionals in the first week,
Two days with additional programming for all growers, including those not directly in the trade but interested in cultivation, product practices and training
You'll meet and learn from some of the industry's most notable individuals and brands, while piling up the savings on your 2021 sales bookings.
Can't make it to one of our blocks of scheduled interactive programming? No problem! Recordings will be available on the platform the next day.
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ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING
Whenever you sign in, you can be confident knowing that there is new content to see, new people to meet, and new ways of thinking about cannabis cultivation in Canada. Drop in regularly to catch up on anything you’ve missed, earn swag, and qualify for exclusive manufacturer and distributor discounts at the BioFloral 2021 Sales Booking Warehouse. The more time you spend in the Expo, the more value you’ll realize! With the Expo running more than two weeks, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to reach out, connect, and schedule dedicated time with other participants who can help you elevate your business.

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OVERWHELMED BY THE OPTIONS?
It’s a lot to take in, we get it, but don’t worry. You’ll be asked a few questions when you register to help us get a better sense of what you want to get out of the Expo. And then, we’ll populate your schedule with the content we think is most relevant to you. Don’t like something we put there? Swap it out for something you do like!

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THE NETWORK

NEW RELATIONSHIPS TO CULTIVATE

Industry trade events are all about networking, and The Grower’s Source Expo is no exception. It may be virtual, but we’ve made it as face-to-face as possible. Be selective and connect with specific people, or throw caution to the wind and get randomly matched with another attendee for a five minute speed dating-style video chat. The Grower’s Source platform makes it easy to join or create topic-based discussions, or break away from the bigger group and start a more focused conversation.

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VIRTUAL EVENT, GET YOUR SWAG ON

The Grower’s Source EXPO relies on your participation. 

 

Active participants in this immersive experience will walk away with invaluable new connections and inspiring ideas to help improve how they approach cultivation.

 

But that’s not all.

 

Since your participation improves everyone’s experience, we’re giving away premium swag to attendees who:

  • Spend a minimum of 5 hours on the platform (across the 2 weeks of programming)

  • Visit/attend at least 3 learning labs, 3 show rooms and 3 brand lounges

The more brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you’ll earn! We'll even mail it right to your front door.

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The CrowdGrower’s Source Expo

The GS EXPO is the only industry virtual trade event that is accessible to all Canadian, while focusing the limelight on the business, art, and science of cannabis cultivation. Offering a unique and engaging experience designed for collaborative learning and the forging of new connections, you’ll leave with a stronger network and the inspiration to seize opportunity.

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You’ll find a melting pot of people involved directly and indirectly in cannabis cultivation, including:

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Licensed Producers

Master growers and their grow crews

QA personnel

Operations managers

C-level executives

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Speciality Stores

Owners and managers

Customer services personnel

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Manufacturers and supply chain key players 

Consultants and service providers

 Associations

Industry media

Passionate growers




THE TRADE

THE TRADE DEAL OF THE YEAR

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2021 is shaping up to be the Canadian cannabis industry’s biggest year yet. Do you have what you need to keep up with the demand? Get exclusive discounts for the year through our BioFloral-sponsored 2021 Wholesale Booking program @ the Warehouse lounge. We’ll be offering industry leading products and equipment with manufacturer discounts, matched by the distributor. You won’t find a better deal in 2021 anywhere.

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THE ENTRANCE

Commercial Access Pass

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Non-Commercial Access Pass

 



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THE MORE

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THE CONVERSATION CONTINUES

After the Expo, stay informed with The Grower’s Source Broadcast, our flagship channel for digital content such as podcasts and video series dedicated to cannabis cultivation. If you’re a grower, you’ll also get a special invite after the Expo to join The Grower’s Source Network, an app-based social network built by and for passionate growers.



GOT SOMETHING TO ADD?

We love any great content that benefits the cannabis cultivation community. If you’re an industry professional that’s passionate about a topic relevant to the community, we want to help you be heard.



BE A BUZZ-WORTHY BRAND

Are you a brand or organization seeking more exposure? We have multiple sponsorship levels available, as well as activation opportunities to elevate your brand in the eyes of those who matter. Find out more about the Grower's Source for industry brand, LP's, Associations, and more.

 



THE AGENDA
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HELP DESK
HELP DESK
Come see us with your questions or to get more explaination on any aspect of the program.  
...or simply come say hi ! 
We'll be happy to see some faces around ! :)
Start
10:30 AM
End
8:00 PM
Virtual Interview Room - On appointment
Virtual Interview Room - On appointment
Start
3:00 PM
End
4:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Happy Hour virtual room / The BullDog
Happy Hour virtual room / The BullDog
Welcome to the Growers Source Happy Hour virtual room / The BullDog ! Here is where you can get a head start on making connections with your peers all across the country in advance of the Expo. Each Virtual Happy Hour room is set up to allow up to 17 people on camera. In the event that one of the Happy Hour rooms is full, you can just hop into another one and see who else is around. Grab a cocktail and get schmoozing!
Start
7:00 PM
End
9:00 PM
Happy Hour virtual room Join us, Have a drink at the bar
Happy Hour virtual room Join us, Have a drink at the bar
Welcome to the Growers Source Happy Hour virtual room Join us, have a drink at the bar! Here is where you can get a head start on making connections with your peers all across the country in advance of the Expo. Each Virtual Happy Hour room is set up to allow up to 17 people on camera. In the event that one of the Happy Hour rooms is full, you can just hop into another one and see who else is around. Grab a cocktail and get schmoozing!
Start
7:00 PM
End
9:00 PM
Happy Hour virtual room Light One Up
Happy Hour virtual room Light One Up
Welcome to the Growers Source Happy Hour vitual room Light One Up! Here is where we can get a head start on making connections with our peers all across the country in advance of the Expo. Each Virtual Happy Hour room is set up to allow up to 17 people on camera. In the event that one of the Happy Hour rooms is full, you can just hop into another one and see who else is around. Grab a cocktail and get schmoozing!
Start
7:00 PM
End
9:00 PM
Chat with Olivia
Chat with Olivia
Come hang with me! I'd love to hear your thoughts on the GS experience so far, what you hope to gain from joining this community and what you are excited to teach your peers. Heads up! This session will be recorded- anything you say can and will be used against you in the group chat (kidding...but seriously we are recording).
Start
8:00 PM
End
9:00 PM
22
Virtual Interview Room - On appointment
Virtual Interview Room - On appointment
Olivia visits the different showrooms and Interviews brands to gather their input for the audience experience at the Expo
Start
3:00 PM
End
6:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
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GS Tutorial - How to maximize networking
GS Tutorial - How to maximize networking
Our short video tutorial series aims to provide you with the insights you need to make the most out of your Grower's Source experience. Our tutorials are short, right to the point, and provide you with specific guidelines to navigate this unique platform
Start
9:00 AM
End
9:00 PM
GS Tutorial: Platform Walkthrough
GS Tutorial: Platform Walkthrough
Our short video tutorial series aims to provide you with the insights you need to make the most out of your Grower's Source experience. Our tutorials are short, right to the point, and provide you with specific guidelines to navigate this unique platform
Start
9:00 AM
End
9:00 PM
HELP DESK
HELP DESK
Come see us with your questions or to get more explaination on any aspect of the program.  
...or simply come say hi ! 
We'll be happy to see some faces around ! :)
Start
12:00 PM
End
5:00 PM
HELP DESK (Brand partner support)
HELP DESK (Brand partner support)
Come see us with your questions or to get more explaination on any aspect of the program.  
...or simply come say hi ! 
We'll be happy to see some faces around ! :)
Start
12:00 PM
End
5:00 PM
26
Olivia Opens the EXPO
Olivia Opens the EXPO
Catch Olivia LIVE as she cuts the proverbial ribbon to launch the first edition of the Grower's Source EXPO!
Start
3:00 PM
End
4:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Speed Networking
Speed Networking
Make sure to go "Like" people you would like to connect with via (?) . From there we will match you with those interested in making new connections and improving their networks. Each speed networking session consists of 3 rounds of 5 minute conversations. Get ready to mingle!
Start
3:00 PM
End
3:15 PM
Master Growers and QA: How to Foster Collaboration
Master Growers and QA: How to Foster Collaboration
Master Growers and QA Specialists approach cultivation from two different perspectives -- perspectives that often seem at odds with one another and cause friction. In this Learning Lab, join Alex and Monica, a successful Master Grower and QA duo as they address the collective frustrations around integrating these roles, and share ways to collaborate effectively and efficiently.
Start
3:30 PM
End
4:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Alexandre Gauthier
Monica Maillé
Growth Through Experience: Lessons from Our History, To Inform Our Future
Growth Through Experience: Lessons from Our History, To Inform Our Future
Our industry is continually evolving and maturing. But we don't need to push forward blindly; other horticulture sectors have gone through the same challenges and developments, leaving us with valuable insights to help our industry persevere. We'll take a look at some of these learnings, how we can apply them to our industry, and the positive impact this can have on our profit margins. Let's bridge the gap between cannabis production and horticulture!
Start
4:00 PM
End
4:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
David Kjolberg
James Daughters
Max White
Nico Hache
Lights & Lenses 101
Lights & Lenses 101
Understand the ever-growing options for grow room glasses and how to pair them with the vast range of grow room lights.
Start
4:15 PM
End
4:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Dave Iacovelli
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Our brand partners are waiting for you in the virtual showroom. Visit individual Brand Lounges to discover what's new, and discuss with experts from around the world. (The more Brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you'll collect!) Commercial clients, don't forget to stop by the BioFloral Warehouse to benefit from their 2021 sales booking program! Direct Access: https://inevent.com/en/123go/TheGrowersSource/live.php#(liveID:'222771',lobby-display:all)
Start
4:45 PM
End
5:30 PM
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
4:45 PM
End
5:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
LED (details to follow)
LED (details to follow)
Details to follow
Start
5:00 PM
End
5:30 PM
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Our brand partners are waiting for you in the virtual showroom. Visit individual Brand Lounges to discover what's new, and discuss with experts from around the world. (The more Brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you'll collect!) Commercial clients, don't forget to stop by the BioFloral Warehouse to benefit from their 2021 sales booking program! Direct Access: https://inevent.com/en/123go/TheGrowersSource/live.php#(liveID:'222771',lobby-display:all)
Start
5:30 PM
End
6:15 PM
Mycorrhiza Run-down
Mycorrhiza Run-down
Dive into the proven science behind Mycorrhizal inoculants and learn about how they can improve plant health and crop yields.
Start
5:30 PM
End
6:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Ari Singer
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
6:00 PM
End
6:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Ecommerce Marketing, The Key Points to Keep in Mind
Ecommerce Marketing, The Key Points to Keep in Mind
Panel discussion with digital marketing specialists from various spheres such your online store development, SEO and social media. Through an open discussion we will highlight the most critical success factors when expanding your business online. THIS SESSION IS DESIGNED FOR HYDROPONIC SPECIALTY STORES AND IS PRESENTED IN ENGLISH
Start
6:15 PM
End
6:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Andrew Durot
Grégoire Gervais-Vachon
Ryveann Elizabeth
Vincent Rodriguez
Water In Equals Water Out
Water In Equals Water Out
Basic concepts in relative humidity and sizing dehumidification for your garden.
Start
6:45 PM
End
7:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Coleman Retzlaff
Daniel Kerr
Commerce électronique, les facteurs critique de succès. Présenté en FRANCAIS
Commerce électronique, les facteurs critique de succès. Présenté en FRANCAIS
Cette table ronde d'experts dans différentes sphères du marketing digital vise à supporter les magasins spécialisés dans le développement de leur commerce en ligne, l'optimisation sur les moteurs de recherche, l'utilisation des média sociaux et plus. Les panélistes feront le point sur les facteurs critiques permettant de développer vos affaires en ligne. CETTE SESSION S'ADRESSE AUX MAGASINS SPÉCIALISÉS ET EST PRÉSENTÉ EN FRANÇAIS
Start
7:15 PM
End
7:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Andrew Durot
Grégoire Gervais-Vachon
Ryveann Elizabeth
Vincent Rodriguez
Integrated Rootzone Management (IRM)
Integrated Rootzone Management (IRM)
More and more cultivators have become familiar with the notions of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as a practical way to make cost effective decisions to manage pests and diseases in their gardens. An additional area to apply similar concepts is Integrated Rootzone Management or IRM. IRM is comprehensive approach to creating and maintaining all interconnected elements and properties of the rootzone, physical, chemical and biological. A successful IRM program ensure optimized rootzone water, nutrients and oxygen levels within an appropriate temperature range, a healthy microflora while not being limited by abiotic and biotic stress. This discussion will explore some of these concepts and discuss monitoring frequency and validation techniques.

Points of Discussion 

Cultivation Substrate
Oxygen and Other Gases
Irrigation/Fertigation
Nutrition
Rootzone Microbiology
IRM approach for commercial cultivators
Start
7:30 PM
End
8:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Alexandre Gauthier
Ari Singer
Patrick Scanlon
William Fournier
27
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
12:00 PM
End
1:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
From Soil to Oil: How to Align your Pheno-Hunting with Extraction Goals
From Soil to Oil: How to Align your Pheno-Hunting with Extraction Goals
Do you know how to identify the phenotypes best suited for extraction when you're hunting in a grow room or field full of unique phenotypes? How do you facilitate the hunt so that the human impact on the plants is minimized? What traits can you look for in a plant to help choose the extraction method that will best utilize its genetics? And finally, which plants and extraction method pairings will resonate with which market segments? Join James Curran as he answers these questions and more during this in-depth Learning Lab.
Start
12:05 PM
End
12:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
James Curran
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Our brand partners are waiting for you in the virtual showroom. Visit individual Brand Lounges to discover what's new, and discuss with experts from around the world. (The more Brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you'll collect!) Commercial clients, don't forget to stop by the BioFloral Warehouse to benefit from their 2021 sales booking program!
Start
12:30 PM
End
1:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Mycorrhiza Run-down
Mycorrhiza Run-down
Dive into the proven science behind Mycorrhizal inoculants and learn about how they can improve plant health and crop yields.
Start
12:45 PM
End
1:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Ari Singer
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Our brand partners are waiting for you in the virtual showroom. Visit individual Brand Lounges to discover what's new, and discuss with experts from around the world. (The more Brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you'll collect!) Commercial clients, don't forget to stop by the BioFloral Warehouse to benefit from their 2021 sales booking program!
Start
1:15 PM
End
2:00 PM
Method Seven Labs
Method Seven Labs
Notch filtering technology balances color, allowing growers to view their plants properly, and ensuring they grow to their max potential. Method Seven labs work with Carl Zeiss and COLTS laboratories to ensure that M7 Safety products pass and exceed national safety standards.
Start
1:15 PM
End
1:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Dave Iacovelli
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
1:45 PM
End
2:00 PM
Crafting the Future of the Cannabis Flower
Crafting the Future of the Cannabis Flower
This keynote panel presentation will feature a discussion around the Craft cannabis movement in Canada. Join Myrna Gillis, CEO of Aqualitas (Standard LP); Peter Shearer, Senior Category Manager at the Ontario Cannabis Store; Gord Nichol, Master Grower at North 40 Cannabis (Microcultivation LP); and David Brown (Cannabis Policy Analyst with StratCann) as they share their thoughts and experiences on what is currently shaping the craft flower market and what future craft cannabis producers and consumers can expect.
Start
2:00 PM
End
2:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Av Singh
David Brown
Gord Nichol
Myrna Gillis
Peter Shearer
Meet the Brands - Discuss 2021 Booking
Meet the Brands - Discuss 2021 Booking
Details to follow
Start
2:00 PM
End
4:30 PM
Ecommerce from A-Z: How to pivot your business & start selling online during a pandemic. (présenté en français)
Ecommerce from A-Z: How to pivot your business & start selling online during a pandemic. (présenté en français)
Bringing your business online is no easy task. Yet some brands seem to do it much better than others. What did they understand that others haven't yet. My team and I helped build over 600 Shopify stores. From established brands grossing 0$ per month to young startups generating millions a month. In this talk, we'll go over the fundamentals of what consists of a winning strategy and the points you might be missing.
Start
2:15 PM
End
2:45 PM
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
2:45 PM
End
3:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Ecommerce from A-Z: How to Pivot your Business & Start Selling Online During a Pandemic.
Ecommerce from A-Z: How to Pivot your Business & Start Selling Online During a Pandemic.
Bringing your business online is no easy task. Yet some brands seem to do it much better than others. What did they understand that others haven't yet. My team and I helped build over 600 Shopify stores. From established brands grossing 0$ per month to young startups generating millions a month. In this talk, we'll go over the fundamentals of what consists of a winning strategy and the points you might be missing.
Start
3:00 PM
End
3:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Andrew Durot
Vapor Pressure Deficit
Vapor Pressure Deficit
Using simple concepts to understand VPD, what it is and how you can use it to improve your grow room environment.
Start
3:00 PM
End
3:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Coleman Retzlaff
Daniel Kerr
Growth Corner
Growth Corner
Open Discussion Hubs Tailored Specific Audience - Topics TBC
Start
3:30 PM
End
4:00 PM
Choosing the Right Cannabis Growing Container
Choosing the Right Cannabis Growing Container
As any professional cannabis grower will attest, there is an art to successful growing. The right cannabis containers and root systems need to cohesively work together, in ideal conditions, in order to yield the healthiest crops. The right cannabis containers are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Oftentimes, choosing the right container is based on maintenance and scheduling.
Start
4:00 PM
End
4:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Craig Ruvere
Speed Networking
Speed Networking
Make sure to go "Like" people you would like to connect with. From there we will match you with those interested in making new connections and improving their networks. Each speed networking session consists of 3 rounds of 5 minute conversations. Get ready to mingle!
Start
4:30 PM
End
5:00 PM
29
Happy Hour
Happy Hour
Details to follow
Start
7:00 PM
End
9:00 PM
01
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia LIVE On-Stage with Tanner Stewart, Co-Founder of Stewart Farms and Executive Producer of the Documentary "The Need To GROW"
Start
8:00 PM
End
8:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Tanner Stewart
MOVIE NIGHT | "The Need to GROW" Screening and Discussion with Executive Producer Tanner Stewart
MOVIE NIGHT | "The Need to GROW" Screening and Discussion with Executive Producer Tanner Stewart
Join Tanner Stewart, Co-Founder of Stewart Farms and Executive Producer of the Documentary "The Need To GROW", for a virtual screening of the film, followed by a Q&A.

Synopsis:
"The Need To GROW" follows pioneers of cutting edge technology as they fight to localize sustainable food systems and regenerate Earth's dying soils.
Start
8:15 PM
End
10:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Tanner Stewart
02
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
3:00 PM
End
4:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Photosynthesis
Photosynthesis
Details to follow
Start
3:15 PM
End
3:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Eric Bergeron
Interview with Eric Coulombe, Garden Culture
Interview with Eric Coulombe, Garden Culture
Join Olivia LIVE On-Stage with Eric Coulombe from Garden Culture Magazine
Start
3:45 PM
End
4:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Eric Coulombe
Meet the Brands - Discuss 2021 Booking
Meet the Brands - Discuss 2021 Booking
Details to follow
Start
3:45 PM
End
4:45 PM
Dial in Your Grow Op: Precision Irrigation and Plant Steering
Dial in Your Grow Op: Precision Irrigation and Plant Steering
Dial in Your Grow Op is a Keynote Conference focused on, you guessed it, precision irrigation and plant steering! Hosted by Douglas Jacobs, Technical Crop Advisor at Grodan, you’ll learn best practice applications of the equipment you sell, and boost your own grow game at the same time!
Start
4:00 PM
End
4:45 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Douglas Jacobs
Eric Coulombe
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Our brand partners are waiting for you in the virtual showroom. Visit individual Brand Lounges to discover what's new, and discuss with experts from around the world. (The more Brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you'll collect!) Commercial clients, don't forget to stop by the BioFloral Warehouse to benefit from their 2021 sales booking program!
Start
4:45 PM
End
6:45 PM
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
4:45 PM
End
6:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Growing for Quality
Growing for Quality
A in dept look on what it takes to grow high quality cannabis from the eyes of master growers and ceo. Alexandre Gauthier, master grower at Origine Nature, Patrick Page, master grower at MTL Cannabis and Tanner Stewart CEO at stewart farms will look into what is needed to produce quality cannabis from the growing aspect, production aspect, workflow and getting to market. Genetics, phenotypes, irrigation, environmental, cultivation techniques, harvest/drying/processing techniques, packaging and marketing will all be touched on this panel.
Start
5:00 PM
End
5:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Alexandre Gauthier
Patrick Pagé
Tanner Stewart
Watering and the nutrient balance
Watering and the nutrient balance
Details to follow
Start
5:45 PM
End
6:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Erik Duivenvoorde
Speed Networking
Speed Networking
Details to follow
Start
6:30 PM
End
6:45 PM
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia as she works her way through the EXPO interviewing key industry players, brand experts, growers and more!
Start
6:45 PM
End
8:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Water In Equals Water Out
Water In Equals Water Out
Basic concepts in relative humidity and sizing dehumidification for your garden.
Start
6:45 PM
End
7:15 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Coleman Retzlaff
Daniel Kerr
How to be a Better Grower in Seconds
How to be a Better Grower in Seconds
Don’t Grow Blind! Join Dave Iacovelli from Method Seven to learn how to protect your eyes in the grow room and why grow glasses are part of every master grower’s toolkit.
Start
7:30 PM
End
8:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Dave Iacovelli
03
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia LIVE On-Stage as she discusses what's to come with The Grower's Source!
Start
3:00 PM
End
4:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
Growing Together as a Community: How Can we Make the Best use of THE GROWER'S SOURCE Platform and Tools Moving Forward?
Growing Together as a Community: How Can we Make the Best use of THE GROWER'S SOURCE Platform and Tools Moving Forward?
Details to follow
Start
3:15 PM
End
3:45 PM
Speed Networking
Speed Networking
Make sure to go "Like" people you would like to connect with. From there we will match you with those interested in making new connections and improving their networks. Each speed networking session consists of 3 rounds of 5 minute conversations. Get ready to mingle!
Start
3:45 PM
End
4:00 PM
Set your Intentions for a Successful 2021: Revisit, Reflect, and Grow.
Set your Intentions for a Successful 2021: Revisit, Reflect, and Grow.
Looking to fine tune your crop process? Tweak your growing environment or experiment with new techniques? This Q & A style panel will feature some of Canada's most notable growers as they revisit and reflect upon past crops, offer you cultivation insights, and guidance as to what to expect from the changes you want to implement.


CANNA will be collecting your questions and goals for 2021 throughout the EXPO, so make sure to stop by CANNA lounge if you want to help us grow the conversation around your goals.
Start
4:00 PM
End
4:45 PM
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Meet Brand Experts & Collect Some Swag
Our brand partners are waiting for you in the virtual showroom. Visit individual Brand Lounges to discover what's new, and discuss with experts from around the world. (The more Brand Lounges you visit, the more swag you'll collect!) Commercial clients, don't forget to stop by the BioFloral Warehouse to benefit from their 2021 sales booking program!
Start
4:45 PM
End
6:15 PM
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Olivia LIVE On-Stage!
Join Olivia LIVE On-Stage for Closing Remarks
Start
4:45 PM
End
8:00 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Olivia Benaroche
The Importance of EC
The Importance of EC
Details to follow
Start
5:00 PM
End
5:30 PM
The Importance of pH
The Importance of pH
Details to follow
Start
5:40 PM
End
6:10 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Pieter Klaassen
Vapor Pressure Deficit
Vapor Pressure Deficit
Using simple concepts to understand VPD, what it is and how you can use it to improve your grow room environment.
Start
5:40 PM
End
6:10 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Coleman Retzlaff
Daniel Kerr
Meet the Brands - Discuss 2021 Booking
Meet the Brands - Discuss 2021 Booking
Details to follow
Start
6:15 PM
End
7:30 PM
Consumer Market and Demand
Consumer Market and Demand
Details to follow
Start
6:20 PM
End
6:50 PM
Mycorrhiza Run-down
Mycorrhiza Run-down
Dive into the proven science behind Mycorrhizal inoculants and learn about how they can improve plant health and crop yields.
Start
6:20 PM
End
6:50 PM
THE SPEAKERS
Ari Singer
LED (details to follow)
LED (details to follow)
Details to follow
Start
7:00 PM
End
7:30 PM
The Challenge of Small Batch Offering
The Challenge of Small Batch Offering
Details to follow
Start
7:00 PM
End
7:30 PM
THE SPEAKERS
José Dominguez
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GS Tutorial - How to maximize networking
GS Tutorial - How to maximize networking
Start
9:00 AM
End
10:00 AM
test
test
Start
9:00 AM
End
9:00 AM
THE SPEAKERS
Host

Franck Munn

The Growers Source

Olivia Benaroche

Host & Brand Ambassador

Expo host Olivia Benaroche is a Montreal-based emcee, comedian, podcast host and voice actor. From providing colourful commentary for Bell Centre hockey games, to hosting corporate fundraisers and comedy shows, Olivia is no stranger to keeping an audience engaged. She’ll bring her energy, humour, and budding passion for growing to the Expo, keeping the atmosphere both entertaining and professional.

Tyler Stanley

Speaker - Cultivation

Alexandre Gauthier

Master Grower @ Origine Nature & Plant Specialist Consultant @ MTL Cannabis

Alexandre Gauthier has been part of the cannabis industry since the legalisation of cannabis for medical use. He achieved the rank of Master Grower and has helped multiple organisations produce and sell top quality cannabis throughout his career.

His knowledge and understanding of the cannabis regulations and retention requirements have contributed to the impeccable traceability within the organizations he has worked for. Alex currently holds the position of Master Grower at Origine Nature in the Laurentian region of Quebec. He is thrilled to share his knowledge by educating the public, which in turn will provide support in helping the Canadian cannabis industry continue on its path to a bright and successful future and earn the international recognition it so well deserves.

Ari Singer

Sales Manager at DYNOMYCO

Ari is a man with a mission: spreading endomycorrhizal fungi spores for the benefit of crops worldwide. Ari is passionate about mycology, gardening and making the world more sustainable. He holds a B.A in Sustainability & Economics from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.

Av Singh

Coleman Retzlaff

Eastern Canada and East Coast Regional Sales Manager for Quest

Coleman Retzlaff is the Eastern Canada and East Coast Regional Sales Manager for Quest. He brings 20 years of refrigeration, dehumidification and HVAC experience as a member of the Quest team since 2014. Coleman prides himself on a consultative approach and making difficult concepts easy for others to understand.

Craig Ruvere

Marketing Communications Manager @ The HC Companies

Craig has been with The HC Companies for almost three years – building and supporting the brand through ever evolving marketing initiatives throughout the industry. He’s received numerous awards and recognition for his writing, marketing and creativity – most recently for HC’s sustainable products website, hc-sustainable.com.

Daniel Kerr

Dave Iacovelli

Director of Sales @ Method Seven

Dave has spent over two decades in the Cannabis industry. His efforts span from building out grows of every style and scale to owning a hydroponics supply store. He now brings that experience to Method Seven and works with the design team to help ensure the best products for growers hit and enhance the market. Education and helping customers figure out their specific needs for the grow space is what he enjoys the most. He looks forward to your questions and stories.

David Brown

Advisor @ StratCann Services Inc

David Brown is the founder of StratCann, a cannabis industry publication with a special focus on micros and nurseries. Prior to founding StratCann, David was a Senior Policy Advisor to Health Canada's cannabis branch from 2018-2020, working—among other things—with the regulation team on the crafting of new licence categories like micros and nurseries. Prior to his time with Health Canada, David was a co-founder of and Communications Director for Lift Cannabis and Editor in Chief of Lift News.

David Kjolberg

Legacy Master Grower, Consultants, Specialists in growing Premium cannabis

David has been cultivating cannabis for decades specializing in premium quality production, he has designed, built and consulted on many production facilities over the years as well as spending three years as the Master grower for one of Canada’s first licensed producers.

Douglas Jacobs

Senior Technical Advisor

Doug has been working to adopt and apply commercial proven horticulture techniques to the cannabis industry for several years. He provides expert consulting on advanced Precision Growing methods to optimize crop production, reduce costs, and produce the highest quality plants in an environmentally sustainable way. He has extensive experience with indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse farm design, and management, vertical farms, aquaculture, and CEA system design. Prior to joining the Cannabis sector Doug worked for Future Growing, a hydroponic system manufacturer and had his own urban farm consulting company. He has helped to design and build new farms and trained new growers across North America. Doug has helped design and build more than a 100 farms most notably of which for Google, Microsoft, the San Francisco Giants, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex, the US Space and Rocket Center, the Orlando County Convention Center, and the University of Colorado Village Center Greenhouse in Boulder.  Doug showcases his passion and expertise as a featured writer in various national industry publications and as a conference speaker at events across North America.

Dylan Coggler

Master Grower @ Laurentian Organic / Tremblant Cannabis

Eric Bergeron

Technical and sales support @ CANNA Canada Corp.

Technical Representative, source of growing knowledge and longest Canadian CANNA member.

Eric Coulombe

Owner / Senior Editor @ Garden Culture Magazine

Erik Duivenvoorde

Brand Representative @ CANNA Canada

CANNA Brand Representative, always finding a solution for each challenge. People person

Gord Nichol

President, North 40 Cannabis

My name is Gord Nichol and I am the Founder and Master Grower at North 40 Cannabis. I have been intimately involved in the cannabis industry for 40 years now and a grower for 32 years. My love of all things cannabis started when I was a teen and has developed into a quest to gather all available knowledge and experiences I can. I am a product of the legacy market and also a medical user.

We started North 40 Cannabis in 2018 to prepare for the coming Micro Cultivation class licenses and began operations in Sept 2019.

Ivan Vander Deen

Regional Sales Manager @ The HC Companies

Ivan is the Director of Sales for all Canadian markets, serving greenhouse, nursery and cannabis customers with all their growing container needs, as well as working with HC’s vast network of dedicated distributors. Ivan’s been with The HC Companies for over 12 years.

James Curran

Independent Consultant @ Confidential

I am an autodidact who has been studying the phytochemistry of cannabis among other botanicals for over a decade with passion. I have worked with the plant from all stages of growth to the design of value added products. The meat in between those extremes includes

-Extraction process flow design (Hydrocarbon,Ethanol,Co2,Solventless)

-Fractional distillation

-Cannabinoid Crystallization and Crystal engineering

-Solventless extraction

-Formulation and product design

James Daughters

Master Grower @ Laurentian Organic

In the greenhouse industry for over 10 years as a grower in tomato greenhouses. Working with living soil on a large scale tomato greenhouse before transfering to a cannabis production.

Been working in cannabis for 4 years under the regulation of Health Canada. Passionate about plants, soil, greenhouses and the sustainability of it all.

José Dominguez

Cannabis Sommelier & Product Manager @ Neptune Wellness Solutions

15 years experience in craft/commercial grow, solventless extraction and phenotyping. Over the last decade I've earned a strong reputation after winning 43 canadian cannabis awards in various categories. After founding one of the first licensed producers in 2017, I joined Neptune to get deeper and more intensive knowledge of ethanol, co2, solventless extractions.

Martin Quintal

Owner @ Futur Vert

Max White

Co-Owner, VP Business Development @ Aroma Cannabis

Max was introduced into the Cannabis industry at the age of 15 years old as one of the youngest medical marijuana card holders in Oregon in 1999. Over 20 years later he operates a commercial Cannabis grow facility doin buisness as Aroma Cannabis and a grow management company called Aroma Cannabis Distributing.

Meurig Murray

Director of Cultivation @ Stewart Farms

Monica Maillé

QA/QC Manager @ IsaaCann Health Group Inc.

Monica Maillé holds a BSc in Biology from Laurentian University and is a graduate of the post graduate Commercial Cannabis Production program at Niagara College. Since completion of her post graduate program, Monica has been working in the cannabis space as a Quality Assurance Associate, and now as a QA/QC Manager and QAP. Monica is knowledgeable in many aspects of the cannabis industry, including plant science and physiology, entomology and bio-control, pathogens and PCP’s as well as the Cannabis Act and Regulations and Inventory Management. Monica has always wanted to make a positive impact in the world and to be a leader in her community, what better way to achieve her goals than in the cannabis industry.

Myrna Gillis

CEO and co-founder of Aqualitas

Myrna Gillis, QC is the CEO and co-founder of Aqualitas, a vertically integrated multi cannabis license holder and producer of organically grown cannabis and value-added products distributed domestically and internationally. She is a disabilities advocate, and practiced law in the vulnerable services sector for 25 years before joining the cannabis industry in 2014. Motivated by a desire to promote access to cannabis, innovation and sustainability in cultivation and product development she has led her team and company to highlights including Canada’s 2020 Grower of the Year (Jake Ward- Head Grower), a Spark Innovation Award, and Clean Tech Energy Award for cultivation, as well 16 provincial and federal research grants. Myrna received her Queens Counsel designation for excellence and integrity in the practice of law, and was a business leader bronze winner in 2019. She is a member of the Wallace McCain Institute Advisory Board supporting rapid growth companies in Atlantic Canada and has volunteered for various disabilities and social justice organizations over the last 30 years.

Nico Hache

Director, Risk Advisory @ Deloitte

Nico is a Director within Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Practice, overseeing CCI Deloitte’s cannabis facility and operational optimization and security support services. Nico gained significant experience in the commercial horticulture industry across Canada. His initial years of working in vegetable, flower, and shrub propagation, eventually lead Nico to a position as Head Horticulturalist at J.D. Irving Limited, one of North America’s largest forest seedling companies (producing 24 million seedlings annually). Over the past 7 years, Nico has arguably helped pioneer the legalized cannabis industry. First, by joining one of Canada’s leading licensed producers, Organigram, as Director of Operations during their start-up phase; and later, continuing his pursuit as Director of Cultivation and Security Services at Cannabis Compliance Inc. (CCI), by providing industry leading cannabis companies with best practice counselling.

Patrick Pagé

Patrick entered the cannabis industry over 3 years ago. He worked all production position in a cannabis facility before claiming the title of master grower. The vision and knowledge he acquire througout his amazing career enable him to better understand cannabis plants and consistantly produce high quality products.

Patrick Scanlon

Head of cultivation and /co-founder @ CannTx Life Sciences Inc.

Co-Founder of CannTx Life Sciences Inc., Head of Cultivation/Master Grower of a mid sized LH (30000sqft). Privately owned focused on quality flower.

Peter Shearer

Senior Category Manager - Dried Flower @ Ontario Cannabis Store

Pieter Klaassen

Randy Rowe

President @ Grow Up Conference & Expo

Tanner Stewart

Co-Founder @ Stewart Farms & Executive producer of "The Need To GROW"

“An impassioned believer that the processes of our agriculture will dictate the quality of our nutrition and the sustainability of our future, Tanner has long been an advocate for, and entrepreneur in, Canada’s vertical farming and aquaponics industry.

His passion for business and his interest in sustainable agricultural practices have led him to become an executive producer of an award-winning environmental documentary: The Need To GROW.

His investments in agricultural technology and appreciation for the health and wellness potential of cannabis have culminated in the founding of Stewart Farms. Stewart Farms is constructing a state-of-the-art, indoor aquaponics facility with 100,000 square feet and 40-foot-high potential for vertical farming to grow organic, sustainable cannabis in St. Stephen, New Brunswick.

Tanner has a deep passion for our health and wellness industry and organic, sustainable and regenerative farming practices. These principals form the foundation of Stewart Farms and they are only just getting started.”

William Fournier

Product Developer @ CANNA

Product developer, but mainly Head Grower and plant enthusiast. Runs the Canadian CANNA research and Development Center
Speaker - Store Marketing

Andrew Durot

Founder @ Ecom Experts

Andrew has been in the Ecommerce world for over 9 years. Today he's the owner of EcomExperts, a Shopify focused development agency. EcomExperts currently manages over 600 Ecommerce stores distributed across the ecosystem.

Grégoire Gervais-Vachon

Chief analyst at Cyberpublicity

Chief Analyst of Cyberpublicity since 2020. I've helped Small, medium and big business optimized web marketing strategies on Google's search engine for more than 4 years with Cyberpublicity. I have a bachelor in marketing and I'm finalizing a master in business intelligence and statistics.

Ryveann Elizabeth

Social Media Strategist @ Munn & Affiliates

Ryveann is a graduate of Concordia University, with a diverse background in experiential marketing, event coordination, creative management, public relations, social media & digital content strategy. 

With extensive experience in a variety of industries including: health & wellness, charity organizations, hospitality, festivals, trade shows & conferences, food, tech, cloud business solutions, podcasting, and the Canadian cannabis industry, Ryveann has a proven, and distinctive vantage point when it comes to creating customer-centric strategies for a wide range of target audiences.

Steven Besnard

Account manager - Google Certified @ CyberPublicity

Account manager at Cyberpublicity since 2020. Graduated with a marketing and communication master from France, I am passionate about business development.

I help small and medium companies to develop and optimise their Google ads campaigns according to the marketing strategy.

Vincent Rodriguez

Marketing & eCommerce Manager @ BioFloral

THE THANKS
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