EDMONTON, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - A little more than six months into the legalization of adult recreational use cannabis in Canada and with the next wave of products (edibles, drinks and vaping) expected to hit the market in the fall, industry insiders will be coming together for the second WE Cann™ Conference to share insights into this rapidly changing landscape and address future opportunities for growth.
Co-presented by TheCannalysts and Grant Thornton LLP, this one-day conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions and the opportunity to network with leaders from the agricultural, scientific, health and wellness, retail, finance and manufacturing industries.
"The significant economic growth and development that this burgeoning industry has brought to many Canadian communities is something we should celebrate," said Trisha LeBlanc, national cannabis industry leader at Grant Thornton. "The future looks bright with opportunities for products, technologies and services all along the supply chain, but we need to continue to be forward-thinkers and innovators for Canada to maintain its leadership position."
With 19 licensed producers and 75 retail cannabis outlets – 22 of which are in the Edmonton and surroundings areas – Alberta is quickly becoming a major hub of Canada's cannabis production.
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Location: Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel, 4236 36 St. East, Edmonton International Airport, AB
Featured speakers include:
- Chuck Rifici, Chairman and CEO, Auxly
- Lincoln Johnson, President, EnCann
- Dieter MacPherson, SVP Operations, Aurora
- Brett Marchand, SVP Operations, Aphria
- Andrew Stordeur, CCO, Sundial
For the full list of speakers and to register, please click on this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/wecann-conference-edmonton-ab-tickets-59381644096?aff=ebdssbeac
About Grant Thornton LLP
Grant Thornton LLP is a leading Canadian accounting and advisory firm providing audit, tax and advisory services to private and public organizations. We help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice through a broad range of services. Together with the Quebec firm Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP, Grant Thornton in Canada has approximately 4,000 people in offices across Canada. Grant Thornton LLP is a Canadian member of Grant Thornton International Ltd, whose member and correspondent firms operate in over 100 countries worldwide. A listing of Grant Thornton offices and contact information can be found at: www.GrantThornton.ca.
TheCannalysts is a forum curated to bring publicly-traded cannabis companies and engaged investors together for interactive discussions of issues and opportunities facing the industry. Our platforms include our "Ask Me Anything" series with industry c-suites, "Inside the Ropes" Podcast covering current events and how it impacts investments, "Boots on the Ground" in-depth clinical tours of operations, Science Q&A's, quarterly earnings analysis, and much more. Our combination of fundamental financial analysis, equity box scrutiny, patent research and science brings investors a unique resource to the cannabis investor. Find out more at www.thecannalysts.ca @thecannalysts on Twitter r/thecannalysts on Reddit.
SOURCE Grant Thornton LLP
For further information: or to request an interview, please contact: Megan Schumacher, Argyle Public Relationships, [email protected], 416 968 7311 ext. 249; Jared Colautti, Grant Thornton LLP, [email protected], 647 291 9345