Growing Relationships – Kelowna 2024 Agenda

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We look forward to welcoming you to Growing Relationships in Kelowna, BC, on Monday, June 10!

Below are the details for our Growing Relationships attendees. Please read the details fully and email us if you have any questions. We suggest you bookmark this page and have it handy on your phone for June 10. We will not have paper agendas but we will have signage at the event.

TIME

The doors open at 8:45am PDT for registration, networking, and a light breakfast; programming will begin at 9:30am. We will end around 4:30pm with some prize give-aways, don’t forget to put your name in the bowl at registration!

VENUE

Growing Relationships is at the Manteo at Eldorado Resort (3762 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna). We will be in the Waterfront Ballroom & Patio. Look for signage in the lobby of the Manteo hotel at the resort.

► Bring your government-issued ID, this is an age-gated event.

DRESS FOR THE WEATHER

Our event room opens up to our exclusive outdoor lakeside patio. This space will be available for informal networking throughout the day, and for the industry speed-dating if the weather cooperates. You may also wish to enjoy your lunch al fresco, so come prepared!

PARKING

The Eldorado Resort has very limited parking available, typically used for guests registered at the hotel. However, the Kelowna Public Parking lot is right beside the hotel, and there is a parking lot at Gyro Beach just a short walk from the venue.

The Eldorado Manteo Resort Event Parking Fee is $15 per day. QR codes will be available in the event room for you to scan, register & pay for your parking. Or, you can register & pay at the hotel’s front desk.

The hotel lot is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. There is also a public space in the Kelowna Public Parking lot on Cook Road, located directly in front of Hotel Eldorado, for up to $11.00 a day or $1.65 per hour.

EVENT AGENDA

TimeMonday, June 10, 2024
8:45-9:30Registration & Light Breakfast
9:30-9:40Welcome & Introductions
Presentation
9:40-10:00Navigating the Green Frontier
10:00-11:00Industry Roundtable Workshop
11:00-12:30Industry Speed-Networking session
12:30-1:30Lunch
1:30-1:55Prizes & Presentations
2:00-3:00CannaTalks Panel: Exploring the Supply Chain
3:00-3:15Nutrition Break
3:15-4:15Retail Panel: Realities of Cannabis Retail in BC
4:20-4:45Closing Remarks… and more Prizes!

INDUSTRY SPEED-NETWORKING: how to prepare

This is a fun and fast-paced experience! We strongly encourage you to practice and perfect your B2B elevator pitch before you arrive: craft a concise 1-minute introduction to introduce your business, your brand and your current products.

PLEASE NOTE: the elevator pitch applies to Producers and Services primarily, as you will be presenting your business to the retailers. Retailers: we recommend you bring business cards to share with those you make connections with!

We’ll guide you through this fast-paced activity with the goal of making impactful connections that can be further developed as we move into lunch and beyond.

DRESS CODE

We do not have a formal dress code, though most people dress business casual. We have the beautiful lakeside patio reserved for us, to enjoy networking and lunch. As the weather looks like it will cooperate, we will likely have groups outside for various portions of the speed-networking activity!

TETHER EVENT

We’ve partnered with Tether as they deliver their Kelowna Sampling Event the evening before Growing Relationships, on Sunday, June 9. Use promo code STRATCANN for 20% off any ticket type for you and your budtenders – grab your tickets here!

HASHTAGS

Help us keep the relationships growing, use the official event hashtags: #stratcannevents #growingrelationships

FEDERAL & PROVINCIAL REGULATIONS

Please note this event will adhere to all federal and provincial regulations. We appreciate your cooperation, participation and support.

Adult Only Event

This is an adult-only event (19+).

Please ensure you have your government-issued ID with you, or you may be denied entry.

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS