Through June 8-9, 2018, Bulldog Fire & Security attended the O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario. This event focused on the fast-growing cannabis market in Canada, exploring the latest regulations, industry standards, and best practices for medical and recreational cannabis.
At Bulldog, we have seen the impending legalization and regulating of cannabis in Canada dramatically increase the number of special dispensary and production operations throughout the province. As a result of the incredible growth, and the evolving guidelines of Health Canada, many production businesses are scrambling to determine their security needs and grappling with these complex guidelines.
The O’Cannabiz Expo consisted over of 150 vendors, including Bulldog Fire and Security. The vendors included large scale producers like JWC, Aurora, and AgMedica, as well as consulting companies like Hyde and Associates, and equipment suppliers like Zortech LED and Homegrown Hydroponics, just to name a few. With such a diverse list of exhibitors, we were amazed and the depth and growth of this industry over such a short time. In speaking with the many delegates that stopped by our booth, this was one of the best cannabis expos in the province!
Although we did not attend the conference portion of the event, the quality of presenters was very impressive. From the opening keynote speaker, Steve DeAngelo (Arcview Group) to the likes of Pranav Sood (Trellis), Nick Jikomes (Leafly), Danny Timmins (MNP), and Sherri Altshuler (Aird & Berlis LLP), there was no shortage of information for attendees. The speakers covered a wide spectrum and topics so, there was truly something for everyone and no shortage of important information for attendees.
If you missed O’Cannabiz, don’t fret. The show will be coming to Niagara Falls as the “Grow Up Conference and Expo” from September 7-8 at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre. As at O’Cannabiz, Bulldog Fire & Security will be at this event and we are very much looking forward to continuing to grow with this incredible sector. Be sure to stop by our booth to say hello and speak to us about your fire, security, or monitoring needs.