The Laurel Packinghouse

1304 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC

V1Y 1Z9, Canada

March 31, April 1 - 2020


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Evolving cultivation in

Canadian Cannabis

Mar 31 - Apr 1, 2020

Kelowna, BC

Collaborate.  Evolve.  Grow.


The Growing Summit will bring the leaders of the Canadian Cannabis industry together, exploring traditional cultivation methods or legacy growing methods as we forge through this exciting time in Canadian history. Together we will establish the Canadian Cannabis industry growers as world leaders in cultivation innovation.

Day 1   

  • Welcoming Ceremony

  • 'Fireside' style panels

  • Networking Reception (appetizers included)

  • Laurel Packing House: History of Cultivation


Day 2 

  • Breakfast (included)

  • CFIA will help us navigate regulations

  • Lunch + Coffee Breaks (included)

  • 'Fireside' style panels

  • Dinner Cultivated:   An evening event (included)


The Summit

Join us in POWERFUL Conversation


About the Summit

Learn from other growers and share your knowledge with others as we examine challenges and triumphs that growers face every day.



From the MMAR in 2001 to C-45 in 2018, the Canadian Cannabis industry has captured the attention of the world. Canada has emerged as the global leader in cannabis cultivation. The eyes of the world are watching Canada, however other nations are soon to be hot on our heels. How do we maintain our excellence as an industry while continually improving skills, methods, and scientific understanding of the cultivation of cannabis?


The Summit aims to unite Canada's greatest growers and industry-related professionals in order to find the answers that will help growers face daily challenges together.


  • Inspire a new and innovative vision and share practical skills from a diverse panel of industry speakers


  • Network with growers and growing-related professionals, provincial and regulatory agencies, and service providers


2020 Speakers 

The Growing Summit is proud to bring together the following inspirational speakers from across the 'Growing' Cannabis industry.

Dr. Simons brings extensive knowledge of chemistry, pharmaceutical drug development, and laboratory testing to the brand to strengthen the value chains accessed by craft cannabis growers while ensuring proper compliance with Health Canada regulations. Dr. Simons aims to bridge the learning gap for craft growers who are navigating product lot release, quality control, genetics breeding programs and product development, especially in the future edibles and beverage markets. In addition, she provides advanced expertise in scientific asset development for the international distribution of craft products.

Dr. Brigitte Simons

Rudi is the co-founder and CEO of Habitat Craft Cannabis, leading strategy, vision and business
development. Rudi has a deep passion and a long history of building regenerative agriculture and sustainable protein businesses. Before Habitat, Rudi was the CEO of Turtle Valley Bison Co, raising and producing sustainable bison products. The realization was that running a ranch was as much about ensuring the health of the
ecosystem for the bison as it was about raising the bison themselves. With extensive
experience building profitable companies with a positive social mandate, Rudi Scheibel is dedicated to delivering consumers organic cannabis that is industry-leading in quality, price and sustainability.

Rudi Schiebel

Andrea Keddy has worked in the greenhouse industry for over 15 years, with 9 years specializing in biological control in crops. Raised in the East coast, she has lived and worked in the industry across Canada. She is passionate about helping growers develop IPM programs and teaching the fundamentals of pest management. With over 5 years direct experience in Cannabis crops specifically, she now manages the western Canada cannabis crops for Koppert Biological Systems and is excited to be partnered with industry leaders and producers as they grow forward.

Andrea Keddy, Koppert

Our Speaker Schedule is 70% full. We are currently waiting on bios from the remaining speakers, which will be added to the website shortly. 

More Bios - Added Daily

Jodi McDonald is the President & Founder of Keystone Labs Inc. Keystone Labs was incorporated in 2005 and in August 2015, acquired a Health Canada controlled substance license to conduct cannabis testing.  Jodi has a background in clinical and microbiology sciences and her passion is bridging the gap between analytical and microbial sciences and the medical cannabis industry to help improve the quality of medicinal cannabis products being used by patients.

Jodi Mcdonald

Brittny, a co-founder and Director of Operations of The Cannabis Conservancy, grew up in Canada’s cannabis capital, Nelson BC. In 2018, she was elected to serve as a Councillor for the City of Nelson and is the Alternate Director for the Regional District of Central Kootenay. She has had a lifelong interest in the cultivation and legalization of Cannabis. Her interest in corporate environmental practices was reinforced while working in Canada’s oil sands with a small contractor at Suncor, the first company to develop the oil sands, which inspired her to pursue an internship on Vandana Shiva’s seed saving farm in India and an M.Sc. in Environmental Science and Policy. Brittny's expertise includes policy development and implementation, environmental education and scientific research. Before serving full time with The TCC she was the Environmental Technologist for the Regional District of Central Kootenay. Her professional focus includes resource conservation, resource recovery, and agriculture. She currently sits on the National Cannabis Industry Associations' Facility Design Committee.

Brittny Anderson, M.Sc.

Jennifer Caldwell
Local Cannabinoid Company
Jennifer has indulged her love of science in many different roles – as a biology and chemistry teacher, as a scientific consultant for a plaintiff pharmaceutical law firm and most recently in quality assurance, compliance, licensing and regulatory affairs in the cannabis industry. Jenn was an integral member of the original Peace Naturals team that achieved the first new medical cannabis license in Canada under the MMPR/ACMPR where she acted as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. She has helped many applicants with licensing, quality and compliance issues in her time as a consultant and now leads the team at Local Cannabinoid Company, a cannabinoid
extraction facility in Barrie, Ontario. Jennifer has been intimately involved in all aspects of the day to day operations of a licensed cannabis facility including Good Production/Manufacturing Practices,
product specifications and release, licensing, Regulatory liaison with Health Canada, standard operating procedure development, education/outreach, research and development, curriculum development and training.

Jennifer Caldwell

2020 Exhibitors


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iconic for its place in cultivation history in the Okanagan region.

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Cultivating cannabis history at the Laurel Packinghouse, the venue of the Growing Summit.