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2024 Quality Summit

Sponsored by
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
June 7, 2024

The Summit

Networking and Discussion for Quality, Regulating and Laboratory Testing Professionals
June 7, 2024
9:00 am

The C-45 Quality Summit is the ideal platform for those passionate about advancing quality, regulatory compliance, and lab testing standards in the Canadian legal cannabis sector. Engage with regulators, industry leaders, regulatory experts, and quality assurance professionals as we delve into the latest trends, challenges, and innovations.

Key Highlights:
  • EXPERT PANELS: Gain insights from top industry figures discussing critical topics in cannabis quality and regulation.

  • NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Connect with peers, thought leaders, and innovators in the cannabis industry.

  • EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS: Participate in interactive sessions designed to enhance your knowledge and skills.

  • LATEST INDUSTRY TRENDS: Stay ahead of the curve with updates on the newest developments in lab testing and compliance.

Whether you're a Quality Assurance Person, a regulatory professional, a laboratory analyst, an entrepreneur, student, or simply keen on the evolving landscape of the cannabis industry, the C-45 Quality Summit is the industry event of the year you don't want to miss!

Reserve your spot now and be a part of the discussion future of cannabis quality and compliance in Canada.


Ticket prices include breakfast, lunch, and coffee/snacks for the duration of the 1-day event.

The Conference

Summit Program

Please note: Summit program may change at anytime.

8:00 AM
Registration Opens

8:00 AM
Breakfast + Networking

9:00 AM
Opening Remarks

9:10 AM
Session #1 - Collaborative Round Table: "A Decade of Legal Cannabis in Canada - Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Opportunities"

10:00 AM
Session #2 - Presentation: "Updates from Health Canada"
Presented by Dionne Saul-Hamilton, Benoît P. Séguin, and Richard Ross
(Health Canada)

11:15 AM
Session #3 - Presentation: "Overview of AGLC’s Quality Assurance Programs"
Presented by Dharmesh Ahir, Manager of Quality Assurance Liquor and Cannabis, Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC)

12:00 PM
Lunch + Networking
Sponsored by Nextleaf Labs Ltd.

1:00 PM
Session #4 - Presentation: "Updates from the Ontario Cannabis Store"
Presented by Bin Mathew and Priyanka Mehra (Ontario Cannabis Store)

1:30 PM
Session #5 - Panel Discussion: "Panel Discussion with Health Canada, AGLC, and the C-45 Quality Association"
​Moderator: Chris Budd (Isolocity)
Panelists: Benoît P. Séguin (Health Canada), Eric Bonazza (Health Canada), Dharmesh Ahir (AGLC), Nina Ackah (Freedom Cannabis), and Carol-Ann Scott (HydRx Farms Ltd.)

2:40 PM
Session #6 - Panel Discussion: "Navigating Analytical Variabilities"
Moderator: Hubert Marceau (Laboratoire Phytochemia)
Panelists: Dr. Andrien Rackov (RPC), Dr. Addo Philip Wiredu (Crop Heaven), Beatrix Csemer (Safari Flower Company), and Ken Middlebrook (Proficiency Testing Canada)

3:35 PM
Nutrition Break + Networking
Sponsored by BT Solutions

3:55 PM
Session #7 - Panel Discussion: "QAP Workplace Efficiencies and Challenges"
Moderator: Brigitte Simons (Safari Flower Company)
Panelists: Jeffrey Phram (MeraCannabis), Kori Ainsworth (Cannabis Copack), Charolyn Babichuck (Agripharm), and Carol Duke (Bloom House Cannabis Co.)

5:00 PM
Closing Remarks


Quality Conversations

Hash it out with influential figures from the Canadian cannabis industry!


This is your chance to engage with a diverse panel of experts, including government policymakers shaping the future of cannabis regulation, pioneering business leaders driving market innovations, esteemed scientists advancing research and development, and dedicated quality professionals ensuring the highest standards of product excellence.


Together, we'll explore the evolving landscape of cannabis in Canada, discuss ways we can tackle the industry's most pressing challenges, and uncover new opportunities for growth and collaboration.


Join us for a series of dynamic, interactive sessions designed to foster meaningful dialogue and spark connections that pave the way for progress and quality enhancement in the cannabis sector.



Please note: Speakers may change at anytime.

Benoît P. Séguin

Director General, Compliance Directorate, Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch, Health Canada

Eric Bonazza

A/ Policy Development Manager, Strategic Program Support Division, Cannabis Directorate, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch, Health Canada

Dionne Saul-Hamilton

A/Executive Director, Licensing and Medical Access Directorate
Controlled Substances and Cannabis Branch, Health Canada

Richard Ross

A/Director, Inspection Operations, Cannabis Directorate
Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch, Health Canada


Dharmesh Ahir

Manager of Quality Assurance Liquor and Cannabis, Alberta Gaming Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC)

Bin Mathew

Director - Quality & Regulatory Compliance, Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS)

Priyanka Mehra

Senior Manager - Licensed Producer Engagement and Compliance, Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS)

Jeffrey Phram

Quality Assurance and Project Manager, Mera Cannabis

Carol-Ann Scott

Quality Assurance Person, HydRx Farms Ltd.

Kori Ainsworth

VP of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Cannabis Co-Pack

Charolyn Babichuck

Quality Assurance Person, Agripharm Corp.

Carol Duke

Quality Assurance Manager, Bloom House Cannabis Co.

Dr. Andrien Rackov, PhD

Director of Research and Controlled Substances, RPC

Dr. Addo Philip Wiredu, PhD

Director, Crop Heaven

Beatrix Csemer

Director of Quality and Compliance, Safari Flower Company

Ken Middlebrook, MSc

Executive Director, Proficiency Testing Canada

Tom Ulanowski, MSc, P.Chem, P.Ag

Chairperson, C-45 Quality Association; Founder, Quantify Environmental Ltd.

Dr. Brigitte Simons, PhD, MBA

Director, C-45 Quality Association; President/CEO, Safari Flower Company

Nina Ackah, MSc

Director, C-45 Quality Association; QAP/Quality Assurance Manager, Freedom Cannabis

Hubert Marceau

Director, C-45 Quality Association; Founder and Director of Development, Laboratoire Phytochemia


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Register Now

Register before March 31, 2024 to receive Early-Bird pricing!

C-45 Quality Association members also receive discounts on admission. To take advantage of this offer, simply sign up as a member first.
Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and coffee/refreshments throughout the day!
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