This past week, we witnessed Hall of Flowers Toronto ignite a fire within the cannabis industry.
Established brands kept their ongoing connections with retailers intact, while craft cultivators forged fantastic new relationships.
Retailers had the chance to meet with over 100 brands, helping them make better-informed decisions about what to stock. The representatives of Big Pete’s Treats said the show was, “the best Hall of Flowers yet.”
In HOF’s second year in Toronto, we saw an increase of 15% in attendance, drawing some of Canada’s most influential figures in the cannabis industry. We were thrilled to welcome a robust crowd, with over 500 buyers and more than 250 budtenders from across Canada. The curated presence of buyers and decision-makers responsible for inventory management was truly impressive. Along with a unique opportunity to strengthen their relationships with representatives from six Provincial Boards, all of whom were present. Whether you’re launching a new product, entering the market or looking to maintain current sales, HOF remains the must-attend event of the season for buyer and brand-focused relationships.
“Had an incredible experience at Hall of Flowers… It was great to finally meet so many of my industry colleagues face to face and build those in-person connections.”Samuel Scruton, Territory Sales at Hybrid Brand Management
One of the standout successes of the event was the impactful Equity Grant program, made possible through our partnership with the OCS. This program provided small businesses unprecedented access to retailers, further solidifying our commitment to fostering inclusivity and growth within the industry.
Jake Hribljan from The Grow Opportunity had this to say of the bustling trade show floor: “The event, whose hallmark is to bridge producers and retailers, left many with an optimistic takeaway at the end of two days at Exhibition Place. Toronto’s now second Hall of Flowers, with its free-flowing exchanges both in conversation and product samples, kickstarted the Fall season with attendees leaving with bags brimming with colorful packs of innovative adult-use cannabis products.”
Thank you to all the brands like Papa’s Herbs, WYLD, and West Coast Gifts, who returned this season because they know Hall of Flowers is the ultimate place to connect directly with buyers. Another heartfelt thank you to our partners this season at High Bud’s Club, O2O and AdCann, who delivered 250+ budtenders to join us on the floor, absorbing key knowledge and sales insight for their conversations with consumers.
“Hall of Flowers has come and gone and it was a fantastic experience both personally and for Partake Cannabis Inc. Was great finally meeting a bunch of my cannabis colleagues that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and working with but not having actually met in person until now.”-Marco Fretes, Director of Sales Partake Cannabis / Co-Founder CannaPulse Dispensary Magazine
View the complete gallery from HOF Toronto 2023. Thank you, cannabis industry, and we look forward to seeing you at the next show. Stay tuned for the announcement of our next show, Hall of Flowers California.