With the COVID-19 virus being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the Canada and Quebec governments have put in place several temporary mesures to limit the propagation including the interdiction to held events and Canada's border closing.  

As the situation is evolving very quickly and unpredictably, the Local Organizing Committee has decided to POSTPONE the event to MAY 10-14 2021.

Registration is closed until August 31, 2020. Abstract submission is re-open until February 1st, 2021.


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Chair: Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon PhD, Professor at École de technologie supérieure
Presenters: Myriam Larouche-T, Gabriel Bélanger, William Fournier

Date: TBD
Location: TBD
Language: TBD
Cost: include in Registration

Discussion panel description:

The cannabis industry is booming in Quebec. More and more young companies want to open horticultural greenhouses that can grow cannabis. The new players are numerous and license acquisition times are long and rigorous. Several issues related to the legalization of greenhouses, license fees and culture for sale require specialized skills in the field. Specialists are therefore very rare in the field given the openness to this very recent industry.

In this panel discussion, legal experts will come to talk and discuss the various peculiarities of this industry in full expansions. How to start a cannabis culture greenhouse. What are the waiting times for license approvals? What are the issues related to this product? How to optimize the cultivation of cannabis in 4.0 technology. How to determine the cannabis varieties to produce.

All these questions and more will be shared with specialists, students, professors and guests.


About the chair


Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon PhD, Professeure à École de technologie supérieure

La professeure Ouellet-Plamondon supervise et orchestre les recherches de l’étudiante au doctorat Myriam Larouche-T. Son parcours dans les diverses sphères de l’environnement et sa certification en biologie lui permet d’encadrer les recherches pouvant offrir une valeur ajoutée à la culture du cannabis. Elle agira à titre d’animatrice du panel.

Au sujet des panelistes



Myriam Larouche-T M.ing, PhD student

How to control THC and CBD levels during cultivation to optimize production times. This student's research attempts to demonstrate that 4.0 technologies can help to standardize THC and CBD levels during culture. Sharing research and analysis done by the student.


Gabriel Bélanger, Eng., Cannabis consultant

Consulting engineer for cannabis license holders and applicants in Canada and Europe. Gabriel is a teacher and lecturer. He has been working in the field for a few years. He shares the issues with entrepreneurs and the options to start a business. He actively participates in several panels, conferences and events related to cannabis.


William Fournier

A specialist in the cultivation of cannabis, he is the chief grower of one of the largest cannabis growhouses in Quebec. His career allows him to know the nutrient needs and settings that can optimize the cultivation of cannabis. One of the issues related to cannabis horticulture greenhouses is the cultivation of different varieties. He will discuss the needs and the different types of products requiring special care.