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Lift Events & Experiences kicks off trade show, new advisory board

January 10, 2023  By Grow Opportunity Staff

(Lift) Vancouver — Lift Events & Experiences, the leading organizer of North American cannabis industry conferences and trade shows, today announces its first advisory board. The distinguished group gathers a who’s who of individuals representing the breadth of diversity, opportunity and innovation found throughout the fastest-growing industry in the world.

Additional Lift events in 2023 will include Lift Toronto, June 1-3, and Lift San Francisco, August 2-4. As Lift’s suite of events expands across North America, the advisory board will offer invaluable insight into current trends and challenges facing cannabis professionals in Canada, the United States and around the world while ensuring each event provides forward-thinking solutions for current market challenges.

“This is a critical time in the evolution of the cannabis industry, and Lift’s ability to create connectivity and curate educational opportunities is more important than ever. I look forward to collaborating with Lift to ensure that their valuable events continue to honor our legacy of excellence, while working towards a future of social equity, inclusion and innovation for all.” — Jamie L Pearson of New Holland Group

“We are so honored to welcome each accomplished member of this advisory board, and we look forward to collaborating with them to ensure that our events continue to serve each unique audience across the full cannabis supply chain while paying tribute to the roots of this industry.” — Lift Events & Experiences portfolio lead, Lindsay Roberts


Lift Events & Experiences 2023 Advisory Board

  • Deepak Anand, Head of International Consulting, Gateway Proven Strategies
  • David Brown, Cannabis Policy Analyst & Founder, StratCann
  • Adelia Carrillo, Founder, EventHi
  • Andrew DeAngelo, Founder, Andrew DeAngelo Consulting
  • Chris Day, CEO, Gateway Proven Strategies
  • Christine De La Rosa, CEO, The People’s Ecosystem
  • Jill Ellsworth, CEO, Willow Industries
  • Jillian Reddish, Co-Founder, Global Cannabis Network Collective
  • Jesce Horton, CEO, Lowd
  • Mariana Larrea, Attorney; Founder, AMENIC
  • Nathan Mison, CEO, Diplomat Consulting
  • Gia Moron, CEO, Women Grow
  • Jamie Pearson, CEO, New Holland Group
  • Shanita Penny, Founder/Principal, Budding Solutions
  • Amna Shamim, Chief Growth Officer, Parsl
  • Dana Shoched, President & CEO, O2VAPE
  • David Tran, Founder, Farechild

Lift Vancouver 2023 Schedule

  • Lift Cannabis Business Conference (LCBC): Thursday, January 12
  • Lift Expo Industry Days: Friday, January 13 & Saturday, January 14
  • Lift Expo Consumer Day: Saturday, January 14
  • Lift Official After Party: Saturday, January 14

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