2022 IBAS Convention & AGM

October 13 - 14, 2022

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The 68th Annual IBAS Convention & AGM is back live and in-person! This page is your program guide for the event. It can be accessed at any time during convention by scanning the QR code on the back of your delegate name badge using your smartphone camera. Click the links below to toggle quickly between sections.

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Important Event Details
Thursday Schedule (October 13)
Friday Schedule (October 14)
Exhibitor Listing
Hotel & Shuttle Information
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Important Event Details

BANQUET SEATING: This year's event is sold out, which means space in the Regency Ballroom will be very limited. To ensure we can accommodate all guests, a blank seating chart will be posted near the IBAS Registration Desk in the Convention Level foyer. Immediately upon checking into the Registration Desk on Thursday, all delegates are asked to 'sign up' at a table for the Thursday evening Chair's Banquet & Comedy Night. This is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note designated seating is for the banquet only; all other sessions are by rush seating.

CE CREDIT: IBAS member brokers are eligible to receive eight (8) CE credit hours for attendance at all sessions — three (3) hours on Thursday, October 13, and five (5) hours on Friday, October 14. We cannot provide 'partial day' credit. You must attend all sessions during each day to receive that day's eligible CE credit hours.

MAJOR PRIZE DRAW: There are many awesome prize draws for attendees during convention; however, our major prize draw — a once-in-a-lifetime 'surprise' concert experience — will take place during the breakfast session on Friday morning, and you must be present to win!

SGI CANADA SNACK SHACK & PHOTO HUB: Head on over to the Wascana Room on the Convention Level to meet with SGI representatives and crush your sweet-or-salty cravings with a revolving selection of 'elevated' snacks. There will also be a professional photographer on-site to snap (free!) headshots and team photos. And then on Friday night, there will be an immersive photo booth to capture all the fun.

WAWANESA PREMIUM COFFEE BAR: The Victoria Room — again, located on the Convention Level — is your stop for a caffeine pick-me-up. The barista team from Lumsden-based Cortado Mobile Café will be setup to offer locally roasted coffee, espresso-based drinks, tea-based drinks, and — during the evening events — 'spiked' coffee and other signature, coffee-themed alcoholic beverages.

CHANCE AUCTION: Don't forget your wallet! We'll be hosting a 'chance auction' (buy tickets, enter them into the draw for the items you want to win) during the #BrokersCare Hospitality Night on Friday evening, with 100% of all ticket sales going directly to the 2022 #BrokersCare Campaign for Kids. Items range from a 'dinner in' with a professional chef, to a $1,000 Midtown Common shopping spree, to a trip for two to see Kane Brown perform in Regina on December 9.

EXHIBITOR TRIVIA CONTEST: Upon checking in at the IBAS Registration Desk, be sure to pick up your Exhibitor Trivia card. This year's theme is Saskatchewan Roadside Attractions. Each exhibitor booth on the Convention Level has a booth number as well as a roadside attraction assigned to it, including the SGI CANADA Snack Shack & Photo Hub as well as the Wawanesa Premium Coffee Bar (but not the Intact booth, #11, which will be setup in the Blue Lounge on Thursday only). Stop by each booth, speak with the vendors, and match the correct booth number beside the corresponding community name. Drop off your completed entry form at the Registration Desk before 8 p.m. on Friday for your chance to win $1,000 cash, courtesy of Midwest Claims Services!

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Schedule: Thursday, October 13

11 a.m.: Delegate Registration & Exhibitor Booths Open
Convention Floor Foyer  |  Exhibitor Trivia Contest Sponsored by Midwest Claims Services

Upon arrival, check in at the IBAS Registration Desk and then kick-off convention by visiting your industry partners at exhibitor booths setup throughout the venue’s Convention Floor. In lieu of a crowded trade show, vendors will remain on-site for the duration of the two-day event so you can reconnect with them at your comfort and convenience.

12 – 2 p.m.: Welcome Lunch & Opening Keynote
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Intact Insurance

Olympic gold medalist and host of The Amazing Race Canada, Jon Montgomery, is first to take the stage with his inspiring story about finding success outside his comfort zone. Jon will detail the secrets of 'gold medal teamwork' and how curiosity can be a key differentiator for leaders both in sport and in business.

2:30 – 4 p.m.: 2022 Annual General Meeting
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Red River Mutual

The 2022 IBAS AGM is an opportunity for you to have a direct say in the governance and direction of your association. This will include the election of directors, as well as an update on SGI motor licence issuing discussions and other important advocacy issues. Please note the AGM is open to IBAS broker members only.

5 – 6:30 p.m.: Chair’s Reception
Blue Lounge & Library (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Intact Insurance

Join your fellow brokers and partners for complimentary cocktails and musical entertainment prior to the banquet.

Program Starts @ 6:30 p.m.: Chair’s Banquet & Comedy Night
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by SGI CANADA

This marquis event will commemorate the presentation of the 2022 IBAS Community Leadership Award as well as the 30-year Broker Service Awards (presented by Wynward Insurance). It will also feature a set from Graham Chittenden — actor, writer, and one of the country's hottest stand-up comedians! Delegates are invited to stick around after the performance to enjoy the DJ and open bar.

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Schedule: Friday, October 14

Friday, October 14, is the second-ever #BrokersCare Day across Saskatchewan. Wear your campaign t-shirt with pride — and win awesome prizes in the process!

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: CAIB Breakfast, Morning Keynote & Major Prize Draw
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance

Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast, a celebration of IBAS member achievements, and an invigorating talk from one of Canada’s most in-demand speakers. Open to all delegates, this special breakfast will recognize 2022 CAIB graduates followed by a keynote from renowned resiliency and workplace wellness expert, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe. During the session, we will also be drawing for a major door prize — but you must be present to win!

10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Insurer Executive Fireside Chat
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Saskatoon Fire & Flood

IBAS Board Chair Dave Pettigrew moderates this engaging discussion with SGI President & CEO Penny McCune as well as Carol Jardine, President of Canadian P&C Operations with Wawanesa Insurance.

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Lunch Keynote
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Westland Insurance

Re-energize your Friday with Graham Sherman, founder of Tool Shed Brewing Company, as he shares the lessons he’s learned pioneering Alberta’s craft beer industry. Sherman will dispel the innovation ‘myth’ and explain how even the smallest businesses can harness the power of disruption to stand out in a highly competitive market.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Mutual Leaders Panel Discussion
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Lydale Construction

Mutual insurance companies have long played a vital role in the Saskatchewan insurance marketplace. Shelley Willick (President & CEO, Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance), Brian Esau (President & CEO, Red River Mutual), and Valerie Fehr (CEO, My Mutual Insurance) give their takes on where the industry and the broker distribution network are heading.

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.: Education Breakouts

Delegates can choose from attending one of two concurrent, 45-minute breakout sessions:

  • Session #1: The State of the Commercial Insurance Market
    Oak Room (Main Floor) 
    |  Sponsored by BMO
    Presenter: Celyeste Power, Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Advocacy, Insurance Bureau of Canada

  • Session #2: The Future of Farming
    Saskatchewan Room (Convention Floor)

    Presenter: Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, Saskatchewan Grain Farmer & Canadian Western Agribition's Top 50 Most Influential People in Agriculture

4:30 – 7 p.m.: Brokers' Beer & Innovation Showcase
Circa 27 Dining Room & Lounge (Main Floor)  |  Sponsored by Westland Insurance

Immediately preceding our #BrokersCare Hospitality Night, this showcase is a hybrid between a mini trade show, beer tasting, and reception, and will feature complimentary beer sampling led by Graham Sherman of Tool Shed Brewing Company (along with some of Saskatchewan's leading craft brewers), as well as interactive vendor displays by insurance industry partners offering new and/or improved technologies, products, or services. Last call will be at 6:30 p.m., and then head back upstairs to the Convention Floor for the remainder of the evening.

Doors Open @ 6:30 p.m.: #BrokersCare Hospitality Night & Featured Entertainment
Regency Ballroom (Convention Floor)  |  Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance

Meet-and-mingle with vendor partners, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the open bar, as we rollout the most anticipated night on the IBAS calendar! The evening will include performances by an all-Saskatchewan trio of musicians: Langenberg-born country superstar Jess Moskaluke, Weyburn-based recording artist Brayden King, and Lloydminister's own Jordyn Pollard! Wear your 2022 #BrokersCare campaign t-shirt for a chance to win great prizes!

JUST ADDED: Wawanesa's Jamie Taronno and his band, Doctor Restaurant, will take the stage for a guest performance immediately following Jess Moskaluke!

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Exhibitor Listing

FULL EXHIBITORS (BOTH DAYS, BY BOOTH NUMBER)

  1. Lydale Construction (Regency Ballroom)
  2. Saskatchewan Blue Cross (Regency Ballroom)
  3. Intact Public Entities (Regency Ballroom)
  4. CAA Insurance (Regency Ballroom)
  5. ARAG Legal Solutions (Regency Ballroom)
  6. Saskatchewan Mutual Insurance (Regency Ballroom)
  7. My Mutual Insurance (Regency Ballroom)
  8. Victor Insurance (Regency Ballroom)
  9. Midwest Claims Services (Regency Ballroom)
  10. GMS (Regency Ballroom)
  11. Intact Insurance (Blue Lounge) – Thursday Only
  12. APRIL Canada (Blue Lounge)
  13. Custom Software Solutions (Blue Lounge)
  14. Saskatoon Fire & Flood (Blue Lounge)
  15. Red River Mutual (Blue Lounge)
  16. PAL Insurance Brokers (Blue Lounge)
  17. Modern Specialty Insurance (Blue Lounge)
  18. CHES Special Risk (Blue Lounge)
  19. FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada (Library)
  20. Restorex (Library)
  21. SGI CANADA (Wascana Room)
  22. Wawanesa Insurance (Victoria Room)

BROKERS' BEER & INNOVATION SHOWCASE 

  • 251 Forensic Fire Investigations
  • Acturis
  • Agile Underwriting
  • Applied Systems
  • BioSweep Saskatchewan
  • CAMGA Bridge Platform
  • Creditor Insurance Watchdogs
  • Coalition
  • Croo
  • Hillman AV
  • HSB Canada
  • Mobile Advisors
  • Optiom
  • Pacific Marine Underwriting
  • Primaco
  • ProNavigator
  • Trufla

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Hotel & Shuttle Information

HOST HOTEL: The host venue for the 2022 IBAS Convention & AGM is the Hotel Saskatchewan, located at 2125 Victoria Avenue in Regina. With the exception of the Education Breakout Session #1 and the Brokers' Beer & Innovation Showcase (both on Friday, October 14), which are scheduled to run on the Main Level (same as the lobby), all sessions will take place on the Convention Level of the hotel, denoted by the letter 'C' in the hotel elevators.

PARKING:  Parking can be found on the southwest side of the Hotel Saskatchewan. If you are staying at the hotel, please be sure to register your licence plate. If you are not staying at the hotel, remember to pay for parking at the kiosk or using the HangTag smartphone app.

SHUTTLE: A complimentary shuttle will run between the Hotel Saskatchewan and the DoubleTree by Hilton. It will depart the Hotel Saskatchewan from its east doors (facing Scarth Street) and from the DoubleTree's main entrance every 15 minutes beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 13, and 7:45 a.m. on Friday, October 14, ending at midnight on both days.

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