WHAT: After a three-year hiatus, Lift Vancouver 2023 returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre with a renewed vision, signature Ah-Ha! moments, and a focus on the unique needs of audiences across the full cannabis ecosystem. This anticipated event showcases leading-edge content, an expansive array of exhibiting companies and the best networking in the business. The three-day event kicks off on Thursday, January 12, with the Lift Cannabis Business Conference, a strategy-focused, advocacy-oriented business conference intent on meaningful change and sustainable growth in the industry. On Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14, the Lift expo floor will showcase leading and emerging exhibitors while debuting fresh experiences, education and activations.
Keynote Speaker Eric Costen, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister & Lead, Cannabis Industry Sector, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, will open the Lift Cannabis Business Conference on Thursday, January 12, with remarks covering Canada’s economic development goals for the cannabis industry, as well as current federal, provincial, territorial and municipal cooperation.
Industry Stage, Brand Stage and interactive Speakers’ Corner featuring leading cannabis experts and fresh voices. Hot topics include Education & Opportunity, Indigenous Cannabis, Budtender Masterclass, Next Gen Vape, Sex Ed., Cannabis & Fitness, Psychedelics Treatments and Trends, and more.
Brand Discovery Pavilion, an expo floor showcase of cannabis brands, including a micro and small batch craft growers’ area.
Supersized Budtender Program – an all-encompassing celebration of the unsung heroes of our industry – including free admission, educational programming, a dedicated lounge area with giveaways and refreshments, the Lift Vancouver After Party and much more for certified Budtenders.
[email protected] on the Expo Floor (Booth #1630), a special area outfitted with games, photo opps, a glass-blowing demonstration, sweet treats and more.
A Lift Networking Lounge (Booth #819) on the Expo Floor and the brand-new Outdoor Networking Lounge, a generous space furnished with seating and games, as well as an additional tented area, located right next door on the Jack Poole Plaza.
Lift Vancouver Coloring Wall created by renowned indigenous artist CarrieLynn Victor.
A special screening of Frenchy Dreams of Hashish celebrating the life of master grower, Frenchy Cannoli, on Saturday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Expo Hall. The screening is included with Consumer Ticket purchase; additional ticket types may add film tickets for $20. Proceeds benefit the Origins Council.
Official Lift Vancouver After Party – Join us for music, drinks, bites and networking at the Lamplighter Pub in Gastown on Saturday, January 14 from 5 – 8 p.m. immediately following Lift Vancouver.
WHEN: Lift Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC): Thursday, January 12 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lift Expo Industry Days: Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lift Expo Consumer Day: Saturday, January 14 | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lift Expo Official After Party: Saturday, January 14 | 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHO: Retailers, brands, growers, processors, manufacturers, budtenders, educators, advocates, regulators, consumers, investors and more.
PARTNERS: Presenting Partner-Green Planet Wholesale; Platinum Partners-Mills Nutrients, FTL Distribution, and PreRoll-Er.
WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building | 1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
For more information, or to request press credentials, contact [email protected]
Lift Events & Experiences serve the cannabis community as both a meeting place and a destination for discovery. With dates across North America, each Lift event showcases leading-edge content and premiere exhibitors in a high-energy setting for thousands of cannabis growers, processors, manufacturers, brands, budtenders, retailers, educators, advocates, regulators, consumers, investors and more – while paying tribute to the roots of this rapidly-evolving industry. Lift is proudly produced by MCI. For more information, visit LiftEvents.com.