The 2020 O’Cannabiz Industry Awards Gala, taking place October 27-29 at Toronto Airport Marriott, is a gathering point of the best of the best in the Canadian and international cannabis industry. The event brings together thousands of reputable brands and expert companies.
The gala will begin with a VIP business conference. There will be a cocktail reception from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. The award ceremony will start at 8:00 pm. A conference and expo will take place on the second day, Friday, April 24, and on the third, April 25. There will also be a VIP networking party on the third day among other networking opportunities.
Standard booths feature exhibit space of 10 x 10, 24 hour professional security, a listing of the company and booth number in O’Cannabiz’s official show guide and website, one conference and expo pass giving access to seminars, workshops, and networking events, two exhibitor passes, and more.
The O’Cannabiz industry awards gala is hosted by Gerry Dee of Family Feud Canada, star of award-winning sitcom Mr. D. There will be a total of 6 award categories to honor cannabis professionals and establishments.
The first category is “Best in Cannabis Industry.” Industry professionals make the nominations, which are then reviewed by a committee. The category includes Best Cannabis Innovation, National Start-Up of the Year, Green Deed Award, and Brand of the Year among others.
In “Best Cannabis People,” industry pros can vote for Cannabis Person of the Year, Educator of the Year, and Social Media Influencer of the Year, and other interesting awards. The “Retail” category includes Best Customer Service, Best Clinic (the best medical cannabis clinic in Canada), Best Retail Store and Best Retail Chain.
The other categories are “Cultivation” with a total of 6 awards and the “People’s Choice” awards, which include Cannabis Product of the Year, Best Vape, Best Pre-Rolls, Best CBD Oil, and Best THC Oil.
There will be many notable speakers at the event, including research scholar Dr. Edris Madadian, COO/CSO of Leaf Cross Biomedical Inc. Srinivasa Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and John “Amazon” Easterling, and Tony Chapman of Tony Chapman Reactions.
The event also boasts an impressive roster of sponsors. The “Platinum” sponsors are Paxiom Group and Montel Inc. Among the many media partners of the gala are Cannabis Science & Technology, National Post, Growth Op, Now Magazine, and Cannabis Newswire.
The producers of O’ Cannabiz have many years of experience creating global connections between entrepreneurial communities in broadcasting, arts, tech, and media as well as in the production of national events. They have organized trade summit events with governments across the globe and worked in close cooperation with sponsors on all government levels. Among the events produced by them are Digital Media Summit, the groundbreaking CMW Music Fest, Radio Interactive Summit, and the internationally popular and acclaimed Canadian Music Week.