Grow Opportunity

From the Editor: May/June 2019

Grow Opportunity has partnered with our sister publications Greenhouse Canada, Canadian Security and Canadian Packaging to host the 2019 Grower Day Conference and Tradeshow, on June 18 and 19 in St. Catharines, Ont., focused on horticulture and cannabis cultivation.

May 14, 2019  By Mari-Len De Guzman

Grower Day is a two-day event. The first day’s conference agenda are geared toward horticulture professionals interested in vegetable and ornamental plant cultivation.

The second day, on June 19, is the “all-about-cannabis” conference, which features a line-up of exceptional speakers in the cannabis industry. From organic growing and sustainability to security management and product packaging, Grower Day has something to offer to growers and cultivators in or thinking about getting in the cannabis industry.

Sustainability is top-of-mind among responsible cannabis producers – from the growing of the plant to product packaging. Our Grower Day conference will feature Steven Bourne and Brandon Hebor from Rafterra  Global, who will discuss how technology innovations are enabling sustainable cannabis production. The Green Organic Dutchman’s David Perron will provide an overview of organic cannabis cultivation.

Other notable speakers for the cannabis portion of Grower Day on June 19 include: Patricia Korosi, sector specialist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, who will discuss the opportunities for industrial hemp and hemp-based product development in Canada; George Routhier, CEO of PipeDreemz, who will discuss the ABCs of SOPs for cannabis production; and Jayson Goodale, senior consultant at Cannabis Compliance Inc. who will be presenting the business case for outdoor grow.


Recognizing that running a cannabis enterprise takes more than just the knowledge of cultivating the plant, we partnered with Canadian Security and Canadian Packaging magazines to bring in experts in their industries to offer their insights on the business operations side.

Curious about product safety? Hear from Alan Cavers, engineering manager at ULC Standards, about proposed standards outlining the minimum requirements for safe cannabis production.

With security systems being one of the biggest capital investments for licensed producers, for indoor, greenhouse and outdoor grow facilities, you won’t want to miss our keynote presentation by 3 Sixty Secure Corp. president David Hyde. Hyde is one of the foremost authorities on security in the cannabis industry.

Grower Day is also your opportunity to see the latest innovations in products and services. Over 42 exhibitors will be on site to provide insights on solutions to your operational challenges.

Save the date for June 18 and 19 and attend the 2019 Grower Day. Seating is limited so register early. Visit for details and to register.


Nominations are still open for the 2019 Canada’s Top Growers Award. There’s still time to nominate an outstanding and deserving cannabis grower.

Visit for details and to nominate your favourite grower.

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