Lift Cannabis Conference & Trade Show Returns to Toronto, June 1-3 2023

Published: May 25, 2023

Lift Cannabis Conference & Trade Show Returns to Toronto, June 1-3 2023

Lift Toronto Cannabis Conference and Trade Show 2023 will be pulling out all the stops with leading-edge content, new activations, attractions, an expansive array of exhibiting companies and the best networking in the business. The ultimate cannabis industry and community event kicks off on Thursday, June 1, 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, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, the Lift expo floor will showcase leading and emerging exhibitors while debuting fresh experiences, education and activations.

WHEN: Lift Toronto 2023 Event Schedule

Thursday, June 1 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm)- Lift Cannabis Business Conference: Canada’s premiere business strategy gathering where top leaders, innovators, regulators, investors, researchers, suppliers and professional services come together to learn, network and forge a path forward.

Friday, June 2 & Saturday, June 3 (11:00 am to 5:00 pm) – Lift Expo Industry & Budtender Days: Open to members of the cannabis industry and budtenders, featuring hundreds of exhibiting companies from every corner of the industry and leading-edge content across multiple stages.

Saturday, June 3 – Lift Expo Consumer Day (11:00 am to 5:00 pm): The final day of the event is also open to consumers, from the canna-curious to the canna-connoisseur.

Saturday, June 3 – Lift Toronto Official After Party (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Ending Lift on a high note with live music, refreshments and informal networking at an off-site location.*

WHERE: Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada


Lift Cannabis Business Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote speaker: Ontario Cannabis Store President & CEO David Lobo on how the OCS is enabling a vibrant cannabis marketplace.
  • Spotlight Presentations: Priorities & Progress of Canada’s Cannabis Industry, Fairness in Banking, and What the CannTrust Case Taught Us.
  • Canada’s Brands & World View Leadership Panels: Bullish and Bearish, New and Established, International Markets and How to Remain Competitive and Grow.
  • Legacy Consumers to Legal: What the Illicit Market Can Teach the Legal Market.
  • Plus: Winning Confidence of Lenders & Investors; The Growth of Extracts, Concentrates & Processing; and (Caged) Guerrilla Cannabis Marketing.

Lift Expo stage session highlights include:

  • Budtender Masterclass: Product knowledge, retail operations and new harm reduction toolkit.
  • Maestros of Marketing: Power panel featuring key brand and retail players.
  • Unforgettable Edibles & Beverages: New tastes for fun and relaxation.
  • Diversity Dividend: The bottom-line benefits and just good policy.
  • Cannabis Tourism Spotlight: Everything about leisure, lounges and adventures.
  • Craft Cannabis: Hitting new highs, one small batch at a time.
  • & much more!

Expo Floor Features

  • First-Ever Diners’ Club: Join Canada’s top chefs for live demonstrations of out-of-this-world cookery, baking, mixology and munchie-making.
  • Stand-Up Comedy: Laugh out loud with The Noobie & The Doobie on the Main Stage, Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • Discovery Neighbourhoods: Explore the hottest brands and products in the Brand Zone and Micro Growers’ Area.
  • Expanded Lift Budtender Program: The latest budtender training, plus special perks with the signature
  • PLAY@LIFT:  Enjoy games, photo opps, sweets and more on the Expo floor.
  • Lift Official After Party* at Steam Whistle Brewing! *Your Lift Cannabis Business Conference, Industry Expo or Budtender Badge is your ticket. Please note that Consumer wristbands do not grant access to the After Party.

WHO: Retailers, brands, growers, processors, manufacturers, budtenders, educators, advocates, regulators, consumers, investors and more.

PARTNERS:  Platinum Partners-Quality Wholesale and Mills. Click for a full list of Lift Toronto 2023 Partners.

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About Lift
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