Actor, Host and Activist Montel Williams Announced as Key Note Speaker
After Legalization, What's Next? O'Cannabiz Vancouver will be Canada's First Major Cannabis Conference and Expo Post-Legalization
– December 9 - 11, 2018 – Parq Vancouver Casino Resort, Vancouver
TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2018 /CNW/ - The producers of the annual O'Cannabiz Conference and Expo in Toronto and Grow Up Cannabis Conference and Expo in Niagara Falls are excited to announce their expansion to Canada's west coast, and cannabis hub – Vancouver, British Columbia. The O'Cannabiz Conference and Expo Vancouver presented by MNP will be the first major cannabis conference and expo post-legalization, held December 9 – 11, 2018 at the Parq Vancouver Casino Resort in Vancouver (39 Smithe Street).
O'Cannabiz Vancouver stems from the success of the four conferences focused on the business behind this budding market and the evolving growing industry, both named leading cannabis industry events in Canada by High! Canada Magazine.
"After two years establishing the O'Cannabiz and Grow Up brands in Canada's financial centre, we learned that there was need in the B.C. market for a B2B focused conference," said Neill Dixon, President and CEO of O'Cannabiz Vancouver. "B.C. is a major hub for the cannabis industry, but many of the biggest financial partners and legal teams are in Toronto. We are going to be bringing them together to build bridges and foster connections, hopefully leading to some very profitable partnerships."
Actor and former TV personality Montel Williams, who has been a medical cannabis advocate for nearly two decades due to his personal battle with multiple sclerosis, will present the conference's keynote speech reflecting on his experience as an entrepreneur with Lenitiv Scientific, his full spectrum cannabis company which offers both hemp-derived and cannabis-derived product lines in the United States. Williams is also actively involved in discussions in State Legislatures across the US about cannabis reform and sensible cannabis policy.
O'Cannabiz Vancouver will feature over 130 world-class speakers and 175 exhibitor booths in 60,000 square feet of exhibit space. Conference topics will include Canada's cannabis legalization and implementation; public health, safety and protection; investing outlook and opportunity; business growth and profitability; and the exploration of alternate consumption methods.