2024 IBAS Leaders Summit

October 17, 2024


IBAS’s signature fall gathering has a brand-new look and feel, a revitalized program, as well as a sharpened focus — tailored specifically for member principals and senior brokerage leaders!

Join us on Thursday, October 17, at the historic Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina for the can’t-miss insurance event of the year. Delegates will learn from one another’s experiences, network with industry decision-makers, celebrate broker achievements, and have a direct voice in shaping IBAS’s advocacy and operational priorities. All broker members are eligible to receive five CE credit hours.

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Before the Event

IBAS is pleased to offer members and partners two new opportunities to connect before the summit, on Wednesday, October 16:

Reservable Dinner Tables

Members and partners registered for the summit can reserve tables in advance for the purpose of hosting broker-partner dinner meetings or team dinners. These tables will be located in the Dining Room & The Burrow of the Hotel Saskatchewan, and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for one seating time only (5 – 7:30 p.m.). The menu will feature a Chef's Choice buffet at a cost of $55 per person (plus taxes and gratuity). Reservation contact details will be provided in the auto-generated e-mail you receive upon registration.

#BrokersCare Banger Bingo

This is quite possibly the most fun you will ever have at an insurance event! Part bingo night, part comedy gameshow, and part rock-and-roll dance party, Banger Bingo is an immersive mash-up of fun, laughter, prizes, cold drinks, and great tunes. All proceeds go directly to the #BrokersCare Community Fund. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Separate registration is required. Click here for details. Tickets are $75 each (plus tax), and include a 'late night lunch' and one complimentary drink ticket.

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Event Program

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

8 a.m.: Exhibitor Booths Open
Convention Level

Get a head-start to your day with a hot cup of coffee and by networking with more than 20 partner vendors setup throughout the Convention Level. Also, be sure to complete the Exhibitor Trivia Card for your chance to win $1,000 in cold, hard cash, courtesy of Red River Mutual!

8:30 – 10 a.m.: Keynote Breakfast: 'Showing Up Wholeheartedly'
Regency Ballroom  |  Sponsored by Lydale Restoration

Peter Katz is a Juno Award-nominated singer-songwriter, whose music has garnered more than 30 million streams, 26 million views on YouTube, and acclaim from every corner of the globe. He is also an inspirational public speaker, with an impressive client list that includes RBC Royal Bank, Johnson & Johnson, American Express, Bell, and Sun Life.

In this truly unique presentation that blends keynote with concert, Katz taps into his 15-year experience on tour to share his secrets on how to stay connected to the bigger picture to create maximum positive impact — and empower those around you to do the same.

As a delegate, you will come away with a renewed vision and understanding on how to improve team morale, overcome the day-to-day challenges to build company culture, and leverage practical, research-based techniques to better regulate your own personal wellbeing so you can ‘show up’ for yourself, your family, your colleagues, your clients, and your business each and every day.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: The State of the Industry
Regency Ballroom  |  Sponsored by Sandbox Mutual Insurance

IBAS senior leaders sit down with some of the sector’s most high-profile experts to discuss the trends and challenges impacting both brokers and carriers across Saskatchewan and beyond. Confirmed guests:

  • Nevina Kashun, president of MSA Research — the insurance industry’s foremost provider of analytics and financial information; and
  • Sangita Kamble, president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies;
  • Peter Braid, CEO, Insurance Brokers Association of Canada; and
  • Aaron Sutherland, vice president, western region, for the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

12 – 1:45 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon: 'Embracing Uncertainty'
Regency Ballroom  |  Sponsored by Intact Insurance

In 2019, Sam Goodwin was wrongfully accused of espionage and taken hostage in Syria while on a journey to travel to every country in the world. Both the U.S. government and intelligence officials doubted whether he’d ever be seen alive again.

Back home, Goodwin’s family built up a network of journalists, hostage negotiators, Middle East experts, diplomats, Vatican envoys, and mercenaries, until eventually — by nothing short of a miracle — they found a secret backdoor into the heart of the Syrian intelligence service itself.

Today, Goodwin is a thought leader on uncertainty and an in-demand public speaker. His incredible journey of survival illustrates the extraordinary power of the human spirit and has inspired audiences around the world. In a genuine, straightforward, and sometimes humorous style, Goodwin draws on his experiences to demonstrate how to turn adversities into assets and reflects on the challenges we all face in a world where borders may divide us, but our shared humanity unites us.

Goodwin earned his bachelor’s degree from Niagara University, as well as his master’s degree from Washington University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is also an entrepreneur who co-founded a tech startup business and regional NGO in Singapore.

1:45 – 2 p.m.: Our Largest Grand Prize Draw *Ever!*
Regency Ballroom  |  Sponsored by Saskatchewan Blue Cross

You won’t want to miss our biggest prize draw in IBAS history! Immediately following the luncheon, we will be selecting one lucky winner, who will receive a prize package valued at $10,000 — plus a $2,500 donation to the not-for-profit or community cause of their choice. But there is a catch: You must be present, in the room at the time of the draw, to win — no exceptions!

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.: Member Policy Congress (Broker Members Only)
Regency Ballroom  |  Sponsored by Red River Mutual

Have your say on the future of Saskatchewan’s P&C insurance industry in the first-ever IBAS Member Policy Congress. This is an interactive, members-only forum where brokerage leaders will come together to discuss and ultimately vote upon key IBAS advocacy directives and policy priorities.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Saskatchewan Craft Beer & Spirits Showcase
Convention Level  |  Sponsored by FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada

Sample world-class products from some of Saskatchewan’s leading craft brewers and distillers while catching up with partner exhibitors.

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.: Chair's Banquet & Comedy Night
Regency Ballroom  |  Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance & SGI CANADA

This year’s featured evening theme is Hometown Heroes. Whether it be an old high school letterman jacket, a Rotary Club golf shirt, a jersey from an iconic local sports legend, or something in between, throw on an outfit that reflects your hometown pride! The program will include:

  • Dinner entertainment from local guitar legend, Jack Semple;
  • Presentation of the 30-year IBAS Broker Service Awards;
  • Honouring the recipient of the 6th annual #BrokersCare Community Leadership Award; and
  • A performance by Canadian stand-up comedy sensation, Dave Hemstad.

9:30 p.m.: Exhibitor Booths Close
Convention Level

10:30 p.m.: CEO's Social
Circa 21 Lounge & Dining Room (Lobby Level)  |  Sponsored by Red River Mutual

The night’s not over yet! Head on downstairs to enjoy complimentary beverages and reconnect with partners and peers from across the industry.

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Hotel Rooms

Upon completing your online registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will contain the direct booking link to our block at the Hotel Saskatchewan.

Please note that this link is for broker members only. Any non-broker reservations made through this online booking link will be automatically cancelled. For hotel bookings, partners are asked to contact the IBAS events team at community@ibas.ca

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Ticket Information

Please read the following registration details carefully before signing up:

  • Online registration is for IBAS broker members only. All other registration inquiries must be facilitated through the IBAS events team by contacting community@ibas.ca. Any ineligible registration will be automatically cancelled and refunded.
  • Full delegate passes are $449 per person (plus tax) until July 12 — after which time, the price will increase to $499.
  • To stay true to our core value of making every experience an '11,' delegate registration is all-inclusive. Each guest receives three fine dining-quality meals, complimentary snacks and refreshments, industry-leading speakers and entertainment, the chance to win amazing prizes, as well as full access to our afternoon and evening open bar.
  • All broker members who register by July 12 will be automatically entered into our early-bird prize draw, sponsored by CAA Insurance.
  • As part of 2024 membership, each IBAS brokerage member receives one free registration to the summit. Upon checkout, you will simply enter a single-use promotional code that will be applied against your order total. This will allow you to sign up multiple individuals on the same order while still taking advantage of this member benefit. Each member principal will receive this unique promo code by e-mail. If you have not received it, please contact IBAS Manager of Education & Membership Jordan Jensen at jordan.jensen@ibas.ca
  • Due to capacity restraints, we will not be able to offer a supper-only ticket option until early-bird registration closes, pending remaining availability.

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