Events, shows & webinars

San Diego La Jolla Marriott, February 24-26, 2020

US (CA): Resource Innovation Institute to host indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions Conference

As California policy makers develop codes for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), Resource Innovation Institute (RII) will convene the inaugural Indoor Agriculture Energy Solutions (IAES) Conference, connecting policy makers, utility program managers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers,…

New show management has big plans for Indoor Ag-Con 2020

Indoor Ag-Con, LLC, was acquired from Newbean Capital and its founder Nicola Kerslake at the end of 2018 - delivering the Indoor Ag-Con Asia event in Singapore five weeks later and Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas a few short months after that. Three seasoned event industry professionals joined forces to form the…

US (NV): Post-harvest symposium and first annual Golden Grow Awards gala

Hemp subsidiary, The Hemp University, will host its final educational workshop of the year, “Post-Harvest Symposium” and the first ever Golden Grow Awards Gala in…

Photo report: Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2019

40 years ago, in 1979, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference was organised for the very first time. Who could have thought back than that the event was to grow out to the biggest event for the horticulture in Canada, updating growers from the vegetable, floral and cannabis industry on all that's new and…

40th edition Canadian Greenhouse Conference has a good start

The 40th edition of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference kicked off yesterday. Just like the Canadian horticultural industry, the event grows year after year. Fued Alle and Guillerma Baquero, J.Huete, showing the Hydroponic Systems products.   The team with PB Tec is one of the reasons the show is growing. They serve…

CAN (AB): MHC offering a pair of cannabis courses in industry awareness

Medicine Hat College is offering two cannabis industry training courses this month, followed by two other workshops in November and December. Shannan Hurlbut, MHC program administrator with continuing studies, says the college decided the time was right to offer these courses because of the Aurora…

October 9, Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Rum and music at Margaritaville

Once again, Grodan, Meteor Systems and Plant Products are hosting a party at Margaritaville for the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. The party takes place on October 9, 7-11 PM. You can pick up your…

CAN (BC): Deb Milimaka Miles wins Woman of Inspiration Award

Harvest One Cannabis congratulates Deb Milimaka Miles, Chief People Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Harvest One for being recognized as a Woman of Inspiration in the SupportHER category which recognizes Deb’s active mentorship that paves the road to empower women in leadership roles. The…

Niagara Falls gearing up for annual Eat.Drink.Chill event

Bags packed and ready to go to Niagara? Next week the annual Canadian Greenhouse Conference will take place there, and of course, the show would not be the same without the EAT.DRINK.CHILL get-together organized annually by various suppliers on the first evening of the show.  The event will take place at Fallsview Casino, at the R5 Lounge.  A chance to mingle, relax, eat great fo…

Propagators united: Welcome to Number-land

More than 100 propagation companies were in the Netherlands this week. They were invited by Grodan - the company organized the International Propagation Seminar for the eighth time. The kick-off of the event took place with a number of presentations, showing how it pays off to grow based on measurements.…

October 31, Denver

Conference showcases lighting and security technologies for growers

The Horticultural Lighting Conference has expanded, and is now HortiCann Light + Tech. Horticultural lighting remains a key focus of the one-day conference, with topics reflecting the increasing role of commercial cannabis cultivation in addition to ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. The conference also…

US (NJ): How to start a cannabis business in NJ

If you’re still looking for a spot in the Garden State’s growing cannabis industry, now may be your chance. Some of the biggest names in New Jersey’s green rush are coming together for a day of extensive networking and conversations about medical marijuana, legalization and the hemp and CBD industries as…

US (CA): Launch of cannabis business accelerator to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented founders

Cannabis marketplace Eaze and partners Ultranative and Bail Capital have announced the launch of Momentum, a business accelerator to cultivate the growth and success of underrepresented cannabis business founders. Access to capital is one of many enormous barriers for new entrepreneurs in the cannabis…

Technology increasingly at the service of seed quality and traceability

Seed industry unites at Seed meets Technology 2019

Flow cytometric ploidy determination, chlorophyll scanners, vacuum transport systems: all the stops are pulled out to further optimize the quality of seeds. At the same time, traceability is also becoming increasingly important, and a whole host of sensors and data collection techniques are involved.…

including soft fruit and cannabis

Canadian Greenhouse Conference speaker’s program announced

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest conference to date October 9 & 10 in Niagara Falls, Canada.  250 exhibitors from around the world will fill the trade show showcasing the newest products and technology.  The speaker’s program,…

A Webinar about replicating sunlight from any part of the world with LEDs

Plant biology researchers frequently study plants whose natural habitat is half way around the world. Growth chambers enable them to accurately replicate conditions such as lighting, humidity and CO2 saturation. Some research also demands that researchers perform trials on remote locations or collaborate…

CAN (AB): Cannabis class at Alberta based cannabis facility

An Alberta cannabis producer has opened its growing facility to students for a three-day pot production class.  Citing the cannabis industry's struggle to keep supply up with demand, Freedom Cannabis Inc. partnered with Edmonton's NorQuest College to offer the practical component to the school's Cannabis Trimming…

webinar, September 26

Humidity control in greenhouses and other indoor plant environments

The GLASE Webinar Series features the latest technological innovations and best practices in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry providing the participants…

NZ: A course to help get people ready to join the cannabis industry

Cannabis company Hikurangi Cannabis Company is out to change Ruatoria's bad reputation - and offer a path forward for Māori. It has set up a cannabis growing course at the…

Douglas E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Il on September 19th and 20th

US (IL): Chicago Cannabis Expo providing multiple cultivation learning opportunities

Cannabis cultivation techniques are continually evolving and leading the industry are the experts speaking in the Cultivation Super Panel and Seminar Series at Chicago Cannabis Expo. You can share in two days of intensive learning opportunities, as the Chicago Cannabis Expo proudly presents 50+ speakers…

CAN (QC): Agnes Kwasniewska named Master Grower of the Year

HEXO very own Master Grower, Agnes Kwasniewska, was named the first-ever Master Grower of the Year at the Grow Up Conference and Expo Awards.   The award recognizes professional cannabis growers whose dedication to their craft consistently produces top-quality crops for the marketplace. The nominees are growers that…

US (CA): Meeting of wine-grape, cannabis growers upbeat with joint marketing looking possible

An overflow crowd of vineyard owners and cannabis growers as well as other agriculturists and county officials packed the Industrial Eats ballroom in Buellton for a panel…

Grow Sisters launch 'Know Your Farmer 2019'

In 2016, Blessed Coast Farms received the first cannabis cultivation permit in the state of California. This was an incredible life change for second generation legacy cannabis farmer, Siobhan Danger Darwish. This major life change for Darwish was the catalyst that moved her to create Grow Sisters, the…

Tony Bundock participates in Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb

Climbing 28 floors with 25 kg firefighting gear

Things that can be done in 8 minutes and 36 seconds include boiling and eating an egg, making a bed or having a quick coffee meeting. It also includes climbing the 28 floors of the Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne while wearing 25 kg of full firefighting gear and breathing apparatus - or at least to…

JM: Supporting small farmers to induce further growth of the cannabis industry

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zimmer and Company T'Shura Gibbs is giving the company's commitment to sponsor 200 local farmers to attend the CanEx Jamaica 2019 Conference…

CAN (ON): University of Guelph launches courses for commercial cannabis growers

Cannabis growers from commercial professionals to home enthusiasts are the target of a new online course to be launched this fall at the University of Guelph. “Cannabis…

Next year's event is scheduled for May 18-20 at the Wynn Las Vegas

US (NV): Indoor Ag-Con announces dates, locations for 2020 event

Indoor Ag-Con, an event covering the technology of growing crops in indoor systems using hydroponic, aeroponic and aquaponic techniques, heads to Wynn Las Vegas from May 18-20, 2020 for its 8th annual edition in Las Vegas, NV. From an expanded exhibition floor, new educational tracks and networking…

Climbing stairs for charity... in full firefighter gear

Although the activities of Genesis Horticultural Solutions keep Australian consultant Tony Bundock pretty busy, he still considers it important to put something back into the local community. “I am now approaching my 30th year as a Country Fire Authority volunteer firefighter, which sees me respond to emergency…

registration including overnight stay open until September 6th

Don't forget to register for the CGC Bus Tour

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference bus tour offers a unique opportunity to tour Ontario’s premier vegetable and flower growing facilities providing valuable insight and…

US (MA): Holyoke Community College to launch cannabis training

Holyoke Community College and the Cannabis Community Care and Research Network (C3RN) will launch the first of four cannabis workforce training programs starting this fall.  Approved by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission as a Social Equity Vendor, the partnership aims to prepare workers – particularly…

US (CA): Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo to be held in Los Angeles

The business of bud is booming, as legalization of the once off-limits plant spreads roots throughout North America and into far-flung international markets. Thousands of…

DE: Impressions from the Cannafair 2019, Dusseldorf

Germany is poised to be one of the most profitable medical cannabis markets, according to various reports. Therefore, there is no better country to organize a trade show that revolves around this burgeoning sector. Indeed, on 23-25 August 2019, the Cannafair was held in Dusseldorf, in the heart of…

The GrowUp Conference to kick off in September

Niagara Falls, Ontario, is renowned for its vineyards and greenhouse growing. Therefore, it didn’t come as a surprise that the whole region became a larger area for cannabis growers when the cultivation of this crop became legal in Canada one year ago. Exactly because of its illegal status, as soon as…

US (OK): The winner of the Cannabis Cup for top indica flower cultivation and top non-solvent concentrate

Stability Growth recognized by High Times Cannabis Cup for Top Indica Flower Cultivation and Top Non-Solvent Concentrate. "Indica flower cultivation is a core strength of Stability Growth.  Receiving this validation from the cannabis industry's leading event as having one of the top three indica strains in…

US (VT): Vermont Technical College to launch certificate program for hemp production

On a leisurely drive along Whipple Hollow Road in the summer, drivers will enjoy bright, rolling valleys of goldenrod, scenic mountain views and now aromatic, emerald fields…

8, 9 & 10 October 2019

40th anniversary for Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest conference to date.  The ever-expanding trade show will bring over 240 exhibitors from around the world to showcase the newest products and technology.  The speaker’s program designed to…

US (MA): Berkshire Community College to launch training program for cannabis professionals

Cannabis careers are on the rise, and now Berkshire Community College wants to educate those seeking jobs in the field. The college is preparing to launch a one-year cannabis…

CAN (ON): Nominees for cannabis award announced

Grow Up Conference and Expo has announced nominees for its first annual Grow Up Awards Gala taking place on September 12, 2019, in the Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls,…

US (FL): Miami Dade College will offer MMJ classes

Miami Dade College officials are working on new classes and a certificate program that'll prepare students for jobs in the medical cannabis industry. But, administrators stress, they won't be teaching kids how to grow weed. Instead, they're developing courses on the biology and chemistry of marijuana, as…

Thailand: University opens 'cannabis studies department'

Things have moved slowly in authoritarian Thailand since passage of a medical cannabis law last year. But now one of the country’s leading universities is launching a…


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