The Alberta Liquor Store Association, in partnership with Alberta Gaming Liquor Commission, and Connect Logistics will be hosting Alberta’s sixth annual Liquor Industry Conference in Calgary on October 16 and 17.


Monday October 16 and Tuesday October 17

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel

2008 Airport Rd NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3B9

About the Conference

The Alberta Liquor Industry Conference is an excellent opportunity for all sectors of the Alberta Liquor Industry to come together to participate in a one day conference to discuss topics of interest, network and learn about the new trends and products in Alberta. Through seminars, a tradeshow and a keynote luncheon the conference provides opportunities to interact with industry representatives from the Alberta liquor industry, including; Hospitality, Brewers, Restaurants, Bars, Retail and more.


Door Prizes

Into the Vineyard – Okanagan Industry Immersion Trip

Recognizing the importance of education and hands-on learning opportunities, Connect Logistics Suppliers has generously donated two spots on the ALSA organized Into the Vineyard trip to the Okanagan Valley in Spring of 2018.

Tickets to the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival

Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival has been kind enough to donate two pairs of Entrance tickets as well as sampling coupons for the 2018 Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival in your respective city!



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 2017 Keynote Speaker – Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth Corporation and Tweed Marijuana Incorporated.

Mr. Linton is the founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) and co-founder of Tweed Marijuana Incorporated. Canopy Growth was the first cannabis producing company in North America to be listed on a major stock exchange (TSX, July 2016) and, included on a major stock index (S&P/TSX Composite Index, March 2017).  Bruce’s primary focus has been to position cannabis brands in a competitive market and to raise the capital necessary to fund such operations. Bruce’s experience as a founder, CEO, and Board member across a wide variety of enterprises has influenced the positive start of Canopy Growth, which to date has enjoyed market support for capital raises of over $200 million. Bruce has led six M&A transactions valued over $500 million total since founding CGC.

ALIC Luncheon Keynote




Honourable Joe Ceci, President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance

Joe Ceci was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on May 5, 2015 to represent the constituency of Calgary-Fort. On May 24, 2015 Premier Rachel Notley appointed him President of the Treasury Board, and Minister of Finance. Prior to his role in provincial politics, Joe was a highly regarded civic leader in Calgary. He was a successful alderman with the City of Calgary for 15 years, and served as Vice-Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Community and Protective Services Committee. He and his wife, Christine, call Calgary home.

ALIC Luncheon


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Gael MacLeod – Chair of the Board, AGLC

Alain Maisonneuve

Alain Maisonneuve – Acting CEO, AGLC

AGLC Updates


Jody Korchinski – Vice President – Liquor Services, AGLC

AGLC Industry Update


Dave Berry

Dave Berry, Acting VP of Regulatory Services – AGLC

AGLC Industry Update







Stephen Dougans – Business Development Manager, Connect Logistics Services

CLS for Retailers and Agents 

Eric Baich

Mr. Eric Baich – Manager, Social Responsibility, AGLC

AGLC Social Responsibility update



Dhane Chesson, North America Accounts Manager, Wines of Rioja

Wines of Rioja







October 16
Alberta Liquor Industry Conference Registration
October 16
Alberta Liquor Store Association Annual General Meeting
October 16
3:00 – 4:30pm
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission Industry Update with Jody Korchinski, VP of Liquor Services
and Dave Berry, acting VP of Regulatory Services
October 16
Alberta Liquor Store Association Award Reception Featuring the Wines of Rioja
October 17
Alberta Liquor Industry Conference Registration
October 17
Seminar 1A Connect Logistics for Retailers with
Stephen Dougans, Business Development Manager, Connect Logistics Services

Seminar 1B AGLC Compliance Regulations update with Dave Berry, acting VP of Regulatory Services, AGLC
October 17
Seminar 2A Connect Logistics for Agents with
Stephen Dougans, Business Development Manager, Connect Logistics Services

Seminar 2B AGLC Social Responsibility with Eric Baich, Manager, Social Responsibility, AGLC
October 17
AGLC Updates with Alain Maisonneuve, acting CEO with presentation from
Beverage Container Management Board – Jeff Linton, President BCMB
October 17
12:00 – 1:30 PM1:30 – 3:00 PM
Keynote Luncheon with Honourable Joe Ceci Minister of Finance and
Bruce Linton, Canopy Growth – Lunch Keynote Speaker
Economic opportunities of cannabis and leveraging the Alberta liquor model
with Stan Swiatek, director and founder of Sundial Growers






Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors 2016

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors


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