Hospitality Sessions: The Cocktail Whisperer
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Hospitality Sessions: The Cocktail Whisperer

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) - Ontario in partnership with Lifford Cannabis Solutions invites the hospitality community to join us for this monthly event series. Please join us at Lifford Wine & Spirits (471 Jarvis Street) on the third Wednesday of the month to learn more about how cannabis will impact the hospitality industry.

$20 for CAPS Members

$35 for non-members

Hospitality Sessions: Cannabis Cocktails December 19th

Warren Bobrow, the Cocktail Whisperer, is the 6x Author of Apothecary Cocktails: Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today, Whiskey Cocktails: Rediscovered Classics and Contemporary Craft Drinks, Bitters and Shrub Syrup Cocktails: Restorative Vintage Cocktails, Mocktails & Elixirs, Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks & Buzz-Worthy Libations and his celebrated, 2017 release, The Craft Cocktail Compendium. Bobrow presented at the 2018 SXSW on Disrupting the Cannabis Kitchen and Cannabis Cocktails. He was the Mercedes-Benz Me Conference Mystery Speaker on Wellness, also at SXSW 2018.

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The Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum 2018
Dec
2
to Dec 3

The Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum 2018

Want to get beyond diversity and inclusion rhetoric? Enraged by Kavanaugh decision because it tells us how much more work we have to do from all angles? Looking to connect with people working to create a future centered on gender and social justice.

Join us Sunday, December 2-Monday, December 3, 2018 to explore feminist approaches to enterprise design, product and service innovation, operating practices, strategic planning, and more with over 200 participants. Workshops are both "think and do" oriented. Our foundational talks will provoke, inform, and inspire you to think about current issues, futures, and ideas about how to advance the UN's sustainable development goals via a feminist lens. Visit feministforums.com for full agenda and list of speakers.

This unique event showcases and celebrates the voices of feminist business practitioners of all genders and identities. Topics include feminist theory/thought leadership, feminist business design, governance practices, urban feminist ecosystems, how to market like a feminist, the state of women's entrepreneurship, how to start a cannabis enterprise, how to find funding for your feminist enterprise, an update on women in business policy initiatives, business, politics, and activism, and much more. 

A full event pass is $299 plus HST for two days. If you are at that point in your life when a helping hand would be appreciated, please send us an email to publisher@liisbeth.com and we will add you to the bursary fund list. You can also choose to volunteer at the event in exchange for a pass.

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Hospitality Sessions: Terpenes & Terroir
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Hospitality Sessions: Terpenes & Terroir

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) - Ontario in partnership with Lifford Cannabis Solutions invites the hospitality community to join us for this monthly event series. Please join us at Lifford Wine & Spirits (471 Jarvis Street) on the third Wednesday of the month to learn more about how cannabis will impact the hospitality industry.

$20 for CAPS Members

$35 for non-members

Hospitality Sessions: Terpenes & Terroir

Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm, a cannabis blog and lifestyle brand that is focused on the gourmet side of the cannabis industry. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. Jamie is also a contributor to POPSUGAR specializing in cannabis recipes and cannabis lifestyle. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience.

Jamie developed a love for wine and agriculture while earning her degree in Wine and Viticulture, with a concentration in Wine Business at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. As an avid traveler, she expanded her knowledge and explored different regions where she studied enology and viticulture at the University of Adelaide, Australia and the Engineering School of Enology at Changins, Switzerland.

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The Walrus Talks Disruption Ottawa 2018
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Walrus Talks Disruption Ottawa 2018

Featuring:

  • Guylaine Beaudry, vice-provost of Digital Strategy and University Librarian, Concordia University

  • Lisa Campbell, CEO, Lifford Cannabis Solutions

  • Nyla Innuksuk, founder and CEO, Mixtape VR

  • Kamran Khan, founder and CEO, BlueDot Inc.

  • Fenwick McKelvey, assistant professor, Communication Studies, Concordia University

  • Saadia Muzaffar, tech entrepreneur and author

  • Maxime St-Pierre, executive director and Head of Digital, CBC/Radio-Canada

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Secret Sessions YYC
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Sessions YYC

Lifford Cannabis Solutions will be premiering our cannabis portfolio in Alberta at this exclusive secret session in a top secret location in Calgary for media and influencers. Join us for a magical evening pairing Lifford Wine and Spirits with our new cannabis portfolio featuring sungrown unique strains available legally across Canada. Pairings will be hosted by The Cannabis Sommelier, along with strain inspired cocktails. 

Join us for a night to remember!

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/secretseshYYC

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Secret Sessions YVR
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Secret Sessions YVR

Lifford Cannabis Solutions will be premiering our cannabis portfolio in British Columbia at this exclusive secret session in a top secret location in Vancouver for media and influencers. Join us for a magical evening pairing Lifford Wine and Spirits with our new cannabis portfolio featuring sungrown unique strains available legally across Canada. We are excited to host guest speaker Amanda Siebert author of "The Little Book of Cannabis". Pairings will be hosted by The Cannabis Sommelier, along with strain inspired cocktails. 

Join us for a night to remember!

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/secretseshYVR

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Hospitality Sessions
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Hospitality Sessions

The Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS) - Ontario in partnership with Lifford Cannabis Solutions invites the hospitality community to join us for this monthly event series. Please join us at Lifford Wine & Spirits (471 Jarvis Street) on the third Wednesday of the month to learn more about how cannabis will impact the hospitality industry.

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Restaurants Canada Presents: An Evening with Chris Sayegh
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Restaurants Canada Presents: An Evening with Chris Sayegh

Restaurants Canada in partnership with George Brown College is excited to bring The Herbal Chef, Chris Sayegh for an intimate private dinner at Mildreds Temple to learn more about cannabis and its application within the foodservice industry. At his core, The Herbal Chef is a passionate science and biology student who turned to the chemistry of food and herbs to feed the intellectual side of his creations. A walking brand full of charisma and charm, Christopher Sayegh has pioneered Cannabis Infused Fine-Dining in an effort to elevate the perception of cannabis through mainstream media. This five-course non-infused gourmet dinner created by Chris and his team will include music, fine wine complements of Lifford Wine & Spirits. Both Chef Chris and Arlene Ray of Lifford Wine & Spirits will educate and entertain. With a seemingly endless supply of passion and drive, Chef Chris is seeking to educate the Canadian culinary community leaving a positive impact on the world through his medium of choice.Having faced intense struggles to pursue this commendable dream, join us for a private dinner, brought to you by Restaurants Canada at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, to learn more about cannabis and its application within the food service industry.

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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis-Infused Edibles and Beverages
Oct
15
7:30 AM07:30

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis-Infused Edibles and Beverages

  • Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are in the midst of a massive social revolution, recreational cannabis becomes legal on October 17, 2018.  This conference is about the new environment and focus on cannabis-infused edibles and beverages.  Although we are a year away from edibles being legalized, entrepreneurs want to be ready. They need the legal, food safety, product definition and dosing help.  The Infused Innovations Initiative  was created by a team of experts in the food industry to assist food and beverage processors on their processing journey. Join us on October 15, 2018 at George Brown College's Food Innovation and Research Studio to learn how you can be part of this billion dollar industry.

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What Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs Should Know About Cannabis
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

What Food & Beverage Entrepreneurs Should Know About Cannabis

As part of Food Starter’s Popup Roundtable events, we’re pleased to have Lisa Campbell a Cannabis Portfolio Specialist at Lifford Wine & Spirits and Chad Chad Finkelstein a Partner and Registered Trademark Agent in Dale & Lessmann’s Corporate Commercial Grouplead our next topic: What Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Should Know About Cannabis.

Popup Roundtables are informal 2-hour presentations where food entrepreneurs have an opportunity to interact with food business experts and fellow entrepreneurs. If you are exploring cannabis food and beverage market opportunities, this session is for you.

About this Roundtable:

The legalization of cannabis creates a wide range of opportunities for food entrepreneurs looking to create marijuana-based edibles. But it’s more complicated than whipping up a new formula for hash brownies. At this event, Food Starter brings together the wisdom of cannabis edibles experts to give an overview of licensing, regulation, marketing, flavour profiles of cannabis, co-packing agreement and packaging and labelling considerations.

Over the years, Lisa Campbell became a true cannabis expert by working extensively in international drug policy with Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy and is currently the Chair of the Ontario Cannabis Consumer & Retail Alliance. Lisa is now launching a cannabis subsidiary for Lifford Wine & Spirits, helping cannabis companies navigate the emerging cannabis industry across Canada and beyond. Lifford Cannabis Solutions works with cannabis companies to help their brands come to market across all ten provinces, leveraging Lifford’s national salesforce and longstanding partnerships with provincial control boards. Lisa holds a Master of Environmental Studies from York University and is as a Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Universities Without Walls alumnus.

Topics Lisa will cover:

  • Micro-processing licenses & sourcing legal cannabis, wholesale pricing

  • Limitations on cannabis marketing & product diversity

  • Ways of extracting cannabis for food and beverage (oils and powders)

  • Flavour profiles of cannabis: terpenes 101

  • How to host a private cannabis dinner legally

  • Cannabis workshops and transformational services

  • Limitations on Import and Export for medical and scientific use

  • Ways to collaborate with licensed producers

Chad Finkelstein is a partner and registered trademark agent in Dale & Lessmann’s Corporate Commercial Group. Chad’s practice includes all areas of business law with an emphasis on franchise law, licensing and distribution, intellectual property law, advertising and marketing law and gaming law. Chad is an advisor to domestic and foreign franchise companies, brand owners, manufacturers, distributors, licensors, advertisers, marketers, gaming operators and IT service providers. He is a frequent writer and speaker for industry publications and events, including contributing a regular column on branding legal issues to the National Post and Restaurants Canada. Chad has been recognized as a leading franchise lawyer in Canada by Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Lexpert, Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Franchise Times.

Topics Chad will cover:

  • When will edibles be legal?

  • What kinds of licenses will be required to manufacture and sell edibles?

  • What are the branding, marketing, packaging and labelling considerations when preparing for manufacturing and selling edibles?

  • What corporate structure should I consider? Will the identities of my key investors be made public?

  • What steps should I take to protect my brand?

  • What terms should I look for in a co-packer agreement?

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Crafting the Future: Global Cannabis Women's Summit
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Crafting the Future: Global Cannabis Women's Summit

Women must support one another - Together we are powerful and can truly affect change. The Global Cannabis Women’s Summit in Toronto will galvanize women to bring feminist principles into their business and redefine the future of the cannabis industry. By bringing women from all around the world together to collaborate and learn from each other, we’ll create diverse visions of the future to challenge and inspire us to find agency today in creating the industry of tomorrow.

The Green Tent will kick off the event with a networking session. Host Irie Selkirk will explain why The Green Tent is a destination for women-led businesses to connect in the cannabis industry, and why providing the space for meaningful networking, exchanging relevant info, promoting one another, and hosting workshops and retreats is so important. #UnderTheGreenTent women support one another with professional and community skill-building, offering platforms for go-to market launches, mentorship, and more. Ultimately, building bridges that build better companies.

Lightning Talks will be short inspiration talks featuring feminist business leaders, leading into a panel discussion hosted by High Friends, a podcast hosted by Rachel Colic and Gill Pollard featuring diverse industry perspectives. During the event catering will be provided by up and coming Canadian Chef Charlotte Langley, as well as hemp cocktails infused with Token bitters. Hempster will also be doing an infused cooking demo, so this event is not to be missed!

6pm Networking with The Green Tent 
7pm Lightning Talks
8pm High Friends Panel
9pm Token Hemp Cocktails

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CANNABISTFEST
Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

CANNABISTFEST

In collaboration with HelloMD – CannabisFest is an exclusive one-day gathering of North America’s newest class of risk-takers – the cannabis entrepreneur. This event will bring together visionaries and canna-hackers alike, to learn, connect and uncover how cannabis entrepreneurs are shaping legalized marketplaces. Serious opportunities will be created in this new multi-billion dollar market.

REGISTER NOW FOR CANNABISFEST

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Higher learning: What to Expect When You're Expecting to Legalize Cannabis
Jul
9
6:00 PM18:00

Higher learning: What to Expect When You're Expecting to Legalize Cannabis

Public Forum @ BanQ 
July 9th, 6pm - 8pm 
Register Now!

We've got a brand new #SPEforum series coming up this summer - we're bringing experts from the scientific, social, industry, and policy perspectives together to talk about on #cannabis & #opioids in #Canada!

Tickets (free!) available for the second forum on what to expect with the upcoming legalization of recreation cannabis in Canada from all of these perspectives. #WeedLiketoKnow what questions you have about #cannabis, and so lots of time will be allocated to Q&A with the panel. Hope you'll attend and join the conversation!

Event will be at BanQ library, 475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve in #Montreal (Berri entrance), July 9 @ 6pm, and it will be live-streamed on Facebook Live. Keep an eye out for one more #SPEforum on (il)licit drugs this August! 

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