WE Cann 2019 Conference

08 May 2019

The Canadian Cannabis landscape continues to evolve at a tremendously fast pace. On October 17, 2018, Canada became the first major industrial nation to legalize adult-use cannabis.

By October 17, 2019 we expect to see the second wave of legalization – with ingestibles and vaping products legal for recreational use.

Building on the success of the inaugural WE Cann™ Conference in Leamington, Ontario in November 2018, TheCannalysts and Grant Thornton are pleased to bring the WE Cann™ event to Edmonton, Alberta on May 8, 2019. While the location may be different, the format and objectives remain the same. WE Cann™ is a B2B conference that seeks to recognize and celebrate the economic growth and development that this burgeoning industry has brought to our communities and looks to explore what is to come.

Alberta is on the trajectory to become Canada’s cannabis production capital with 19 licensed producers and 75 retail cannabis outlets – 22 of which are in Edmonton and surrounding areas. WE Cann™ West will address future opportunities and formats Cannabis can take, and what is needed to get there. From agriculture to the development of consumer recreational; health and wellness products and the advanced manufacturing processes, the 2019 WE Cann™ Conference will bring together cannabis industry leaders to discuss opportunities and build new connections.

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Your ticket includes:

  • A full day of individual speaker presentations and compelling sessions on cannabis operations, health and wellness & finance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Opportunity to connect with over 200 industry leaders



Chuck Rifici, CEO - Auxly 


Operational Excellence Panel

Jeanette VanderMarel, CEO - 48North

Dieter MacPherson, SVP OPS - Aurora

Nathan Woodworth, CEO - James Wagner Cultivation

Brian Marchand, SVP OPS - Aphria


Science Panel

Dr. Jon Page, CSO - Aurora

Dr. Igor Kovalchuk, Founder - InPlanta BioTech

Dr. Shelley Hepworth - Carleton University

Ryan Lee, CEO - Chimera Genetics Research


Retail Panel

Marc Lustig, CEO - Origin House 

Charlotte Bowyer, Account Manager - Hanway Associates

NEW - Raj Grover, CEO - High Tide  



Andrew Stordeur, CCO - Sundial 

Dan Sutton, CEO - Tantalus Labs 

Craig Wiggins (GoBlue), Director - TheCannalysts

Tamy Chen, Equity Research Analyst, BMO Capital Markets

Jamie Shaw, Principal - Groundwork Consulting 

Lincoln Johnson, CEO - EnCann Solutions

Cameron Kozlowski, BMO


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Please note that WE Cann™ West is an 18+ event. We reserve the right to check identification at the door.


A discounted rate of $161.00 has been arranged at the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel for WE Cann™ West Attendees.

To take advantage of this special rate, please book here before April 22, 2019.


Dominique Lafond
  • Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
  • 4236 36 Street East
  • Nisku, AB T9E 0V4
  • Canada
Tel: +17804018261 Contact: