2021 MedCan Speaker

Tom Forrest

Cultivation Director,
Puro

A global leader in the cannabis industry, Tom is the first ever Churchill Fellow for Cannabis Agronomy and publisher of a White Paper for the Australian industry on cannabis botany, global industry and cultivation.  As part of this fellowship in 2019, Tom spent time at 50 licensed commercial growing operations in 10 different countries.

Tom is currently the co-founder and Cultivation Director for Puro (Marlborough, NZ), co-founder and Managing Director of Indicated Technology (Melbourne, VIC) and Communications Manager for Stealth Garden Wholesale (Adelaide, SA).

Tom has instigated and pioneered multiple successful cannabis projects in Australia and New Zealand including the university WHO partner site in 2016/2017 and worked with more than 50 groups throughout Australia and New Zealand providing consulting and equipment procurement services.

Tom has significant experience in horticulture and protected cropping, with specialist training in hydroponics and plant botany.  Tom has intimate knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical standards required of cannabis agronomy. This, combined with his business and marketing qualifications and expertise, has seen Tom become a sought-after lecturer, speaker and advisor on sustainable and successful cannabis cultivation.


All Sessions by Tom Forrest

Day 1 - Industry Summit

Time Industry Stream Science Stream
16:40
  • Providing an overview of AUS/NZ approach to growing cannabis for medicinal purposes
    • An in-depth discussion on indoor versus outdoor growth – how do they differ and will one dominate over the other?
  • Showcasing technology in play to capture data and assisting with cultivation
  • The road that lays ahead – opportunities for growth and collaboration
Tom Forrest 
Cultivation Director, Puro
  • Providing an overview of AUS/NZ approach to growing cannabis for medicinal purposes
    • An in-depth discussion on indoor versus outdoor growth – how do they differ and will one dominate over the other?
  • Showcasing technology in play to capture data and assisting with cultivation
  • The road that lays ahead – opportunities for growth and collaboration
Tom Forrest 
Cultivation Director, Puro

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