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Live Webinar EU-GMP Certification – Is it really necessary for Canadian LPs?

August 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Live Webinar EU-GMP Certification – Is it really necessary for Canadian LPs?

Distinguished Faculty

Vicky Koutsandrea

QA/RA Cannabis Consultant

Vicky has a background in Applied Science, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.

The last 3 years, she has been working at AAPS as a consultant.

She has worked with many licence holders towards their cannabis licence, amendment applications and addition of other activities to their licence.

She has also set up the licence holders’ quality systems from scratch, written SOPs, developed Hazard Analyses and Preventive Control Plans.

In addition to these, Vicky has performed Gap analyses and prepared various facilities for Health Canada and other regulatory audits.

Vicky is passionate about quality and aims to help clients improve their operations, avoid pitfalls, detect compliance issues early, and stick to GPP, GMP and other standards as applicable.

Adam Clarke

CEO, Stratus Designs Ltd
Lead Designer & HVAC Design Specialist

Adam has provided planning & design services on over forty (40+) cannabis/hemp cultivation & processing facilities in the last 7 years. For over 14 years he has worked on the mechanical & HVAC design of facilities for: cannabis cultivation, processing & packaging; ice rinks; pharmaceutical manufacturing & packing facilities; high-end food production & packaging. Adam specializes in designing customized solutions for the cannabis and hemp industry to ensure facilities are designed to account for:

  • Adherence to GACP & EU GMP Standards
  • Optimal crop yield
  • Efficient, EU GMP compliant workflows
  • Long-term reliability, cleanliness & health of facilities / equipment / personnel.
  • Energy optimization
  • Cleanliness and Health Canada compliance
  • Cost efficient operation
  • Facility workflow optimization

Over the past several years, Adam (and Stratus) has assisted in the design and development of cannabis and hemp facilities across Canada. These projects have involved the entire “seed-tosale” pipeline of cannabis and hemp products. Stratus has been involved in facilities covering: outdoor cultivation, indoor cultivation, drying, processing, extraction, storage, bottling and packaging, and more.

Beyond the facility and HVAC planning and design, Adam and Stratus are a Reliable Controls® Authorized Dealer. This means Stratus can provide full design, implementation, and service/support for Controls & Automation of facilities in a variety of industries.

Adam brings to the team an experience reviewing many facility business plans, standard operating procedures as well as full controls and reporting compliant to Health Canada. With this experience Adam is uniquely qualified to help our clients team move their facility in the right direction aiming to avoid the common mistakes made in industry.

Webinar Overview

The EU GMP certification has been extremely popular among Canadian Licence Holders since the European cannabis market started to boom.

Some companies have even gone to great lengths to obtain it.

This webinar’s goal it to provide a high-level overview of the EU GMP recent trend as well as highlight some of the main requirements that must be satisfied in order to obtain it.

Webinar Outline

  • What is GMP?
    • Canada vs US vs EU
  • Path to EU GMP
  • EudraGMP database
  • GMP retrofitting: challenges
  • Can all areas be GMP?
  • Can Cannabis be Imported into the EU without GMP Certification?
  • Examples of EU GMP certified Canadian Cannabis companies
  • Case Study: Failing EU GMP audit
  • Cannabis European Market
    • Current trends-most popular markets
    • Recreational vs Medicinal Cannabis Regulations
    • Exports/Imports
  • Conclusion: Does a cannabis licence holder need to be EU GMP certified?
  • Q&A

Note: Course outline is subject to change without notice. Please check back regularly for updates.


This webinar is valuable for any individual with interest in Cannabis Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and Operations as well as License Holders, wishing to pursue the EU GMP certification.


August 19, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm