Grow Opportunity

Virtual Summits
Focus On: Cannabis Packaging
August 23, 2023 at 1:00pm EDT

On August 23rd, 2023, Grow Opportunity presents the third virtual event in the “Focus On” series regarding packaging in the regulated cannabis space. Embedded in an environment of compliance, automation, and conversations surrounding sustainability, packaging is an intricate topic all cannabis producers must address in their operations.

Join us for an afternoon virtual event taking place between 1 and 3:30pm EDT and hear what packaging and automation experts have to say about cannabis CPGs. This virtual event consists of a keynote speaker, panel discussion, sponsor presentations and Q&A opportunity with the speakers.


1:00pm - 1:05pm
Opening Remarks: From the Editor

Speaker Haley Nagasaki, Editor Grow Opportunity

Keynote Speaker: Plant Based Packaging

Speaker: Borna Zlamalik, Senior Vice President of R&D and Innovation, Organigram Inc.

Canada has begun the shift away from single-use plastics in many sectors. The cannabis industry, already having been dubbed a “climate villain” by some, leaves ample room for improvement on the sustainable packaging front.

Keynote speaker Borna Zlamalik will disclose Organigram's initiative currently underway to transform end-of-life plant matter into biodegradable plant-based packaging. This strategic endeavour by the company aligns with climate and sustainability objectives vital for future business development. Attendees will gain access to the plans and strategies that position the leading LP at the forefront of the industry's incentive toward more sustainable practices.

1:45pm - 2:00pm

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Tanner Stewart, CEO Stewart Farms
  • Josh Adler, MSc - VP Operations & Business Development, Aqualitas
  • Nicholas Taraborelli, Vice President, Paxiom Automation Inc.
Join panelists for a conversation surrounding alternatives to the current packaging model in place. From moderator Tanner Stewart’s roots in sustainable agriculture, aquaponics and vertical farming, to Aqualitas’ reclaimed ocean-bound plastic packaging, nuanced ideas and outside-the-box thinking is the driving force behind Grow Opportunity’s Focus On: Packaging panel discussion.

Successfully automate your pre-rolls production

Speaker: Harold Bouchard Eng. - President of PreRoll-Er

The automation of your pre-rolls production is a must to survive in this industry with the labor shortage. However, automation is not an easy thing to do and our expert at PreRoll-Er can help you achieve your goals.

3:00pm - 3:05pm
Closing Remarks

Product Demos

Frequently Asked Questions About Focus On: Cannabis Packaging

When & Where?

Focus On: Cannabis Packaging will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on August 23, 2023 at 1:00pm EDT.

Why Virtual?

Allow our national audience to come together in a flexible digital environment.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of August 23, 2023.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.