Toronto | Sept 12 – 15, 2023

Elevate Cannabis Industry Expo


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Don't miss the first expo organized by retailers


We Rise By Lifting Others.

The Elevate Cannabis Industry Expo is intended to bring transparency and collaboration to the forefront of our industry. Retailers, Budtenders and LPs are struggling to thrive. What is not being shared are ways to overcome these shared challenges on a grand scale. We are providing a safe space to be vulnerable, ask questions and gain insight to some best practices from successful members of our industry, while surrounded by like minded people – this is an invaluable opportunity to connect, elevate and grow, together.

Why you should attend?

This event is for Retailers!, Budtenders, Licensed Producers, Brand Reps and All Industry Professionals

Classes & Workshops

Learn and grow your business / career from the leaders in the cannabis industry.


Meet your peers and new build relationships to purse new opportunities.

Meet Industry Leaders

Meet and greet with some of the best industry leaders who are driving the industry forward.

New Product Drops

Learn about and sample some of the best new products coming to the market.

Social Responsibility

Advance your cannabis knowledge to promote responsible consumption.




Sponsor Partners


Media Partners

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Retailers Attending & Supporting Us


Elevate Industry Expo Schedule

Download the CanMar Hub app now and gain exclusive access to Elevate like never before.


Imagine having Elevate at your fingertips – where networking knows no bounds, expertise soars, and every moment is an opportunity to connect and grow.


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Want to be a Speaker?

Thank you for your interest in becoming a speaker at this Conference and Expo. Your participation is key in helping to educate and grow our industry.

Please fill out as much information below as possible. Our committee will review your information and contact you if you have been selected.


Get Your Tickets Early

Day 1 Pass

Store Manager / Owners Training Day


/ Regular Value Per Person

Day 2 Pass

Budtender Training Day


/ Regular Value Per Person

Day 3 Pass

LP & Brand Reps Training Day


/ Regular Value Per Person

Trade Show Day Pass

Trade Show Access Only

Trade Show & Networking Social Pass

Trade Show & Networking Event Access

Ticket Inquiry Form

Complete the form if you're interested in receiving information for any of our tickets.


What are people are Saying?


"We are stronger together!"

This conference stays true to this mission and consists of connection, collaboration and community. The connections I’ve personally made by attending VIP Media Group's events are so greatly appreciated and beneficial. I am excited to be a part of this conference“
Jacqui Childs

"We are ecstatic about Elevate Conference"

At SESS Holdings we are ecstatic to sign up with the Elevate Cannabis Business Conference. With Retailers and LPs connecting at these levels of training and sharing knowledge, it will give the opportunity that all LPs require to build the trust and relations they require to ensure the success of their business. The crew at the Retailer Connect have proven themselves to be an essential source for anyone in the industry. We are excited to be a part of this team and conference.
Omar Ali
CEO / Grower - SESS Holdings

“Always a great vibe - educational, collaborative and fun”

VIP Media events create events to meet and socialize with other independents in the cannabis space. It’s always a great vibe - educational, collaborative, and fun! I love being involved in supporting the people in the industry to be successful.
Katy Perry
Founder / CEO - TOKE Cannabis

"The events where you find the decision makers!"

VIP Media Group events are where you find the decision makers! They're not only the best way to connect with retailers but to also learn, have fun and connect with potential partners and customers in spectacular scenarios. Jazz and his team are enablers who know how and when to connect the right people together. At STRAIN, we'll support the Elevate Cannabis Expo since we've seen an ROI like in no other event in the industry.
Manny Ramirez
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"VIP Media Group has built a reputation for quality"

‘A refreshing take on a cannabis conference that embraces the importance of collaboration and mutual success! VIP Media Group has built a reputation for quality, education, and entertainment. Cannabis MarketSpace has had the pleasure of working with Jazz and his team this past year, and we look forward to supporting future events that highlight the importance of training & education while creating fun and interactive experiences. Well done VIP Media Group!’
Pauline Hyde
Cannabis MarketSpace

“VIP Media Group understands the importance of creating a network of like-minded organizations”

VIP Media Group understands the importance of creating a network of like-minded organizations dedicated to delivering top cannabis experience to customers. Whether you are an LP, a retailer, or an industry service provider, their commitment to education and sharing best practices allow all types of industry participants to thrive in this highly competitive industry.
Dominic Laflamme
Co-Founder & Director of Sales and Marketing- EXKA Inc.

"Jazz and his teams ability to bring people together is inspiring"

Jazz and his teams ability to bring people together is inspiring. Their events bring a myriad of different players across the industry together under one umbrella of unity. I fully support their commitment to bringing the retailers together and LPs together to achieve mutual success. The industry is definitely stronger because of people like Jazz
Shahbaaz Kara-Virani
Managing Director - KIND Media
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"f you're a retailer looking for support, VIP media group has the team and the tools to help!"

‘The 420 Celebration Gala was easily the best cannabis event of the year for independent retailers. Jazz and his team provided great hospitality, incredible networking opportunities and authentic, practical content. If you're a retailer looking for support, VIP media group has the team and the tools to help!” The Elevate Cannabis Expo is shaping up to be a must attend event for everyone in the industry.’
Jason Krulicki
Owner - One Plant
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“Their events are wonderful for facilitating great conversations around our industry”

VIP Media Group provides an amazing opportunity of meeting so many like-minded people with their events. Their events are wonderful for facilitating great conversations around our industry and how we can help to grow it together. I truly appreciated that I could share my industry insight, stories, and get to know many retailers on a personal level, whom I now call my friends. I'll be there for sure at all the future events!
Travis Wice
Account Manager - Sensi Brands Inc

Come and Relax

We have you Covered

Free Parking

Plenty of free parking available on site

Lunch Included

All training days have a complimentary lunch included for all attendees

Wi-Fi Hotspot

Free wi-fi will be available to all attendees 

Consumption Space

Outdoor smoking area will be setup to consume safely

Networking Mixer

Every evening features a networking mixer with complimentary food and drinks

Where to Stay

Hotels Nearby

Avid hotel Toronto - Vaughan Southwest

Avid hotel Toronto - Vaughan Southwest, an IHG Hotel is located in Woodbridge, a neighborhood in Vaughan, and is near the airport and near a metro station.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Brampton Toronto

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport is just 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from the airport and offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). The indoor pool is a great spot for a morning swim, and guests can get a workout in at the 24-hour fitness center.

Send Us Message

Complete the form if you're interested in any sponsorship, tickets or have any general inquiry about the event.


No, you do not have to attend all 4 days. Although for some people it may be beneficial to attend more than one day. There are lots of opportunities to learn and network but its up to you to decide what’s best for you.

Yes, We will be publishing a book with all the Training materials for you to take with you. All attendees will get copies of the Education & Training Book.

We have deals with a couple of nice hotels close to the Convention Centre. We will provide you with a hotel discount code should you require to say in a hotel.

Yes, Complimentary Lunch and Dinner is provided for all attendees on all 4 days of the conference. We will also have bar service during the networking mixers.

Yes, We will have an outdoor Cannabis Consumption and Smoking Area. Depending on the weather we will have Tents and outdoor heat lamps if required.