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Virtual Summits
Focus On Cannabis Security Event
October 21, 2020 at 1:00pm ET

A virtual event for licensed producers, retailers and security professionals who work in Canada’s cannabis industry, Focus on Cannabis Security is designed to educate, inform and share best practices.

This innovative half-day summit was a mix of live and recorded sessions that explored current trends and issues that affect cannabis facilities and security professionals across Canada. Click on the session you are interested in below, enter your information to gain access to the exclusive content!


1:00pm - 1:10pm
Opening remarks

Welcoming Remarks: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security magazine

Keynote Address

Global cannabis industry advisor David Hyde will discuss his perspective on the current state of affairs in the Canadian cannabis business and offers his view of what 2021 and beyond may bring. Audience Q&A will follow.

Speaker: David Hyde, CEO, Hyde Advisory & Investments

Safety in cannabis cultivation

Tess Espejo has 17 years of experience with ULC. In 2019, she joined the Building and Life Safety Technologies group and is also the program lead on ULC's S4400 Standard for Safety of Premises, Buildings and Equipment Utilized for the Cultivation, Processing and Production of Cannabis. Tess will explain the development of the standard and implementation since its introduction last year.

Speaker: Tess Espejo, Program Manager, Building and Life Safety Technologies, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.

2:00pm - 2:15pm
Coffee Break

CSO Panel

Security directors at leading licensed producers discuss the evolution of safety and security in the cannabis world and how policy and preparation helped the industry manage through COVID-19.

Ken Doige, Vice President Security & Safety, CannTrust
Terry Hoffman, Vice President of Enterprise Risk and Security, Zenabis
Mike Soberal, Senior Director, Corporate Security, Aurora Cannabis

Experts and Advisors Panel

Leading consultants and experts from across the cannabis spectrum offer their unique view of the evolution of the recreational market since legalization and how their clients' needs have changed in the last two years.

Jeff Hannah, Principal Consultant, JH & Associates
Tim Grose, Vice-President, Secure Integration, G4S
Daniel Bear, Professor, Humber College

3:15pm - 3:25pm
Closing remarks

Speaker: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security magazine

Six Pillars of Protective Services

Cannabis Transport and Security Services

Welcome to G4S

Product Demos

Frequently Asked Questions About Focus On Cannabis Security Event

When & Where?

Focus On Cannabis Security Event will take place virtually via Zoom Webinar on October 21, 2020 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

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 October 21, 2020.

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.