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Cannabis conferences & trade shows in Canada in 2023

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Elevated Signals

We try to get to as many cannabis events, trade shows and conferences as possible across Canada, and it was great to see so many new ones emerge over the last year.

So as people start planning their trips and travel plans for 2023, we thought it would be helpful to pull together a list of some of the top cannabis events, conferences, and trade shows that will be taking place in Canada this year.

We've also put together a list of the cannabis events, conferences and trade shows happening internationally (outside of Canada and the USA) in 2023.

We’ll update and add to this cannabis conference & trade show list throughout 2023 as more dates are announced, but in the meantime, if you think there’s anything missing that we should add to the list, or attend in 2023, drop us a message at marketing@elevatedsignals.com or on Instagram.

January 2023

Lift & Co Vancouver

Date: 12-14 January 2023 | Town/City: Vancouver, BC

Canada's flagship cannabis event returns to Vancouver in January. The expo spans two high-energy days connecting the cannabis community with hundreds of exhibiting companies. The new Brand Discovery Pavilion and Cannabis Retailer Zone, will bring fresh experiences to budtenders and consumers while showcasing and serving brands and retailers.

If you're heading to Lift in Vancouver, swing by and say hi to the Elevated Signals team at booth 1326 👋


March 2023

Future Cannabis Strategies North America 2023

Date: 8-9 March 2023 | Town/City: Toronto, ON

Future Cannabis Strategies North America brings together strategic business leaders from the North American Consumer-Facing Cannabis market. It will explore the CBD industry, including Cannabis Products & Devices, Beverages, Tobacco, Cosmetics & Nutraceuticals, together with solution providers for two full days of insight, discussion and debate.

CannExpo

Date: 24-26 March 2023| Town/City: Toronto, ON

CannExpo will bring together Consumers, Budtenders, Retail Store Owners, industry newcomers, and the cannabis-curious! In 2023 CannExpo will celebrate Budtenders with a very special event as part of  Budtender Appreciation Week.


April 2023

Niagara Falls 420 Expo

Date: 22 April 2023 | Town/City: Niagara Falls, ON

Niagara Falls 420 Expo is a celebration of all things cannabis & community. This year’s event will feature more than 30,000 square feet of all things cannabis, including; exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and more.

Growing Relationships

Date: 29 April 2023 | Town/City: Calgary, AB

Following the success of its sold-out event in Kelowna, BC, StratCann is bringing the event to Alberta’s community of small-batch and micro-producers, retailers and other professionals in the cannabis industry.

This event is specifically designed to create opportunities to build relationships and socialize with the community as they gather retailers and producers for a day of networking, discussion and learning.


May 2023  

Agri-Tech Venture Forum

Date: 3-4 May 2023 | Town/City: Toronto, ON

Not specifically for cannabis - but we like it because it's agriculture + technology focused (our fave things). The AGRI Tech Venture Forum is an annual event that serves as a converging point for global ag tech leaders. Industry giants, investors, accelerators, and innovators provide insight into the latest sector headwinds, technology milestones, and key challenges facing the future of ag tech.

Grow Up Conference

Date: 28-30 May 2023 | Town/City: Edmonton, AB

Grow Up Conference is a true B2B cannabis event focusing on cultivation, extraction and psychedelics. With over 100 world-class speakers, the sessions are dedicated to the hottest topics, the latest trends and the future of cannabis.

Hall of Flowers - Toronto

Date: 31 May - 1 June 2023 | Town/City: Toronto, ON

In 2022, for the first time in Hall of Flowers history, the coveted cannabis trade show made an appearance in Toronto, Canada. The Canada edition of the trade show ended up being one of the largest gatherings of Canadian cannabis brands and retailers in history. The strength of Hall of Flowers is bringing together the weed industry’s premium brands and buyers from across the continent.


June 2023

Lift & Co Toronto

Date: 1-3 June 2023 | Town/City: Toronto, ON

Launched in 2016, Lift is the original large-scale cannabis trade show in Canada, serving the cannabis community as both a meeting place and a destination for discovery. Each Lift event showcases leading-edge content and premiere exhibitors in a high-energy setting for thousands of retailers, producers, growers, investors and decision-makers.

Cannabis Wiki Conference & Expo

Date: 14-15 June 2023 | Town/City: London, ON

Set in Southwestern Ontario’s Agri-Food Hub and partnered with leaders in the agricultural space, the Cannabis Wiki Expo aims to forge new relationships and usher in a reinvigorated era for the cannabis & hemp expo space.

Discover dynamic exhibits that showcase the latest innovative products & services across all categories, with a focus on the collision between agriculture, cannabis, and agri-food.

Enjoy educational sessions with industry innovators, leaders, and influencers, that explore future trends and current prospects within Southwestern Ontario’s Cannabis industry.


July 2023

Canna Golf Classic - Toronto

Date: 25-26 July 2023 | Town/City: Toronto, ON

The opening night reception and classic dinner will take place at one of Toronto's best rooftops with a view of the city and in the heart of the entertainment district. The second day includes the infamous golf tournament event at the legendary Angus Glen Golf Club.


August 2023

Canna Golf Classic - Vancouver

Date: 22-23 August 2023 | Town/City: Vancouver, BC

The infamous golf tournament will take place at one of the top courses in the Vancouver area. The event includes a champagne welcome, lunch, Texas scramble golf, luxury gift bags, reception, a 3-course dinner, awards, presentations and After Party at the River Rock Casino.

6th Annual Unicorn Cup

Date: 11-14 August 2023 | Town/City: Salmo, BC

The Annual Unicorn Cup is BC’s premiere three-day music, camping and cannabis education and comparison event! It celebrates the spirit of cannabis and regenerative farming practices and bridges the gap between governance, legal producers, consumers and the transitioning legacy market.


September 2023

Montreal Cannabis Expo

Date: 13-14 September 2023 | Town/City: Montreal, QC

Join like-minded industry professionals working in all aspects of the Cannabis Industry, including Licensed Producers, growers, investors, suppliers, healthcare providers, job-seekers and media at this premier event showcasing the best products, services and world-class speakers the industry has to offer.


October 2023

Grow Up Conference

Date: 1-3 October 2023 | Town/City: Victoria, BC

Grow Up Conference is a true B2B cannabis event focusing on cultivation, extraction and psychedelics. With over 100 world-class speakers, the sessions are dedicated to the hottest topics, the latest trends and the future of cannabis.


Why you should go to cannabis trade shows, events and conferences in 2023

Trade shows, events and conferences are the perfect place to meet other people from the cannabis community, for business networking and engaging with others who are passionate about the plant. Cannabis events are a great way to connect with industry professionals, potential investors, and other like-minded entrepreneurs.

As well as networking, cannabis conferences provide attendees with valuable learning opportunities. More often than not there will be a range of panels and keynote speakers sharing insights into the industry, advice and thought leadership. Expos provide the opportunity to see the latest cannabis innovations in real life, from machinery, through to lighting, nutrients, packaging and cannabis software (to name a few!)

Finally they are great fun and you usually get loads of free stuff. The swag game in the cannabis industry is strong!