For Immediate Release February 15, 2018
Calgary, Alberta â€“ On Friday, March 2nd Cannabis Canada will be hosting its National Educational Conference & Business Opportunity Forum in Calgary, and has partnered with the Calgary Chamber on a luncheon for a deep-dive into the business opportunities in the emerging cannabis industry.
â€śThe emergence of the cannabis industry represents a new market opening in Canadaâ€”itâ€™s the first time weâ€™ve seen anything like it happen in recent history,â€ť says Phil Roberts Chair of the Calgary Chamber and President and CEO of Vintri Technologies.
Calgaryâ€™s business community is eager to explore how they can tap into this market, and what kinds of opportunities it represents for our economy. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re bringing together some of the biggest names in the industry to spark a dynamic discussion at a Presidentâ€™s Panel.
Itâ€™s about much more than production and retail. There are business opportunities in everything from HR to branding, traceability to technology,â€ť says Roberts.
The Presidentâ€™s Panel will kick-off the luncheon and will feature Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth, Cam Battley, CCO of Aurora, Ted Hellard, Executive Chairman of Sundial and Cassandra Farrington, CEO of MJBusiness Media.
â€śBecoming a licensed producer of medical cannabis has been an exciting process with a steep learning curve,â€ť says Sundial Executive Chairman, Ted Hellard. â€śWe are thrilled to pass some lessons learned and predictions for the future to the next wave of cannabis entrepreneurs.â€ť
Finance Minister Joe Ceci will also offer opening remarks on behalf of the government of Alberta.
The Chamber luncheon is one component of the full day Business Opportunities Forum happening on March 2nd. A ticket to the luncheon also gives guests access to the Forum for the entire day.
Tickets and information about the Chamber luncheon can be found at www.calgarychamber.com
The full schedule for the Cannabis Canada Forum can be found at www.cannabiscanadaforums.com
Calgary Chamber Media Contact:
Alycia Lowdon Calgary Chamber
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Cannabis Canada Media Contact:
Peter Pilarski, Vice President
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About the Calgary ChamberÂ
The Calgary Chamber is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. For 127 years the Chamber has worked to connect Calgaryâ€™s businesses, help them grow and expand their influence in an effort to make the city an even better place to live and work for all.
About Cannabis Canada AssociationÂ
Cannabis Canada is the leading organization of Canadaâ€™s Licensed Producers of Medical Cannabis under Health Canadaâ€™s Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).
The Associationâ€™s mission is to act as the national voice for our members in their promotion of industry standards; support the development, growth and integrity of the regulated cannabis industry; and serve as an important resource on issues related to the safe and responsible use of cannabis for medical and non-medical purposes.
Members of Cannabis Canada share a philosophy of both patient-centric care and improved public health, and are committed to product safety and quality, secure and reliable access and the promotion of the safe and healthful use of cannabis.