2023 Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals
April 20, 2023
For the first time since 2019, the Saskatchewan Summit of Young Insurance Professionals is back live and in-person — Thursday, April 20, 2023, at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon!
This is one of IBAS's most anticipated annual events and routinely fills up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment. Thanks to our returning Presenting Partner, SGI CANADA, tickets are 100% free for IBAS members and invited guests (see below for eligibility). IBAS member brokers are entitled to receive 3.5 CE credit hours.
This summit is ideally timed for individuals traveling in for the 2023 SGI CANADA Convention, which runs April 21 & 22.
Who Should Attend
Any professional employed in Saskatchewan's insurance industry is welcome to take part. While there is no specific age restriction to this event, content will be tailored to individuals who are under the age of 40 and/or are in the early stages of their insurance careers.
The following activities will be held at The Top of the Inn Ballroom:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Delegate Registration
12 – 1:30 p.m.: Keynote Luncheon: 'Building a Cause Through Entrepreneurship & Community'
Sponsored by SGI CANADA
With customers across Canada and the United States, Peace By Chocolate™ is the result of people and passions coming together to advocate for a common cause. Join award-winning entrepreneur and speaker Tareq Hadhad as he shares his family’s story of escaping war-torn Syria to rekindling the family business in the small community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Now the subject of a feature-length movie and best-selling novel, Tareq delves into the challenges that came with forging new ground, navigating rapid growth, and staying true to the values that started it all.
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: Coffee Break
Sponsored by My Mutual Insurance
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion: ‘What Your Underwriter Wants You to Know’
Sponsored by Insurance Bureau of Canada
Relationships are at the heart of any business — and never before has that been more prevalent than in the world of insurance. Moderated by IBAS Emerging Brokers Council Vice Chair Jessica Eberle (HUB Insurance), this panel brings together three leading underwriters from top Saskatchewan insurers to discuss how brokers can better prepare submissions, drive quicker responses, overcome potential hurdles, and maximize customer service.
2:45 – 3 p.m.: Interactive Networking Break: Trivia Contest
Sponsored by Saskatoon Disaster Services DKI
3 – 4:30 p.m.: Workshop: ‘Leaders Taking Flight’
Sponsored by Sandbox Mutual Insurance
Geese are 71% more efficient when flying in a ‘V’ formation. It reduces resistance, conserves energy, and facilitates longer flight times, allowing birds to take turns at the front before falling back for rest. The same concept applies to insurance brokerages and other small businesses. This interactive workshop, led by Instinctive Solutions CEO Warren Barry, will demonstrate how your unique ‘flock’ can take flight towards higher purpose, productivity, and performance. Attendees will learn how to apply practical tools and strategies to significantly improve teamwork in a real-world brokerage setting — while taking ownership of each individual’s leadership role, regardless of position.
The following activities will take place in Carver’s Lounge on the main floor:
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Cocktail Reception & Entertainment
Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance
Join your fellow delegates and Jordyn Pollard, 2022 Saskatchewan Music Awards nominee for ‘Country Artist of the Year’, for great music, engaging conversation, as well as complimentary hors d'oeuvres and refreshments hosted by the IBAS Emerging Brokers Council (EBC) and the 2023 EBC Sponsor, Wawanesa Insurance.
(Please note this schedule is subject to change.)
Registration Terms & Conditions
In order to keep this event 100% free for attendees, the summit is subject to the following registration terms and conditions (which, by registering, you hereby agree to):
- Courtesy: Due to the limited number of seats, individuals should only register if they have every intention to attend. Please avoid late cancellations wherever possible.
- No-shows: Individuals who register but do not attend (without formal cancellation) are subject to a no-show fee of $75 plus tax, which will be invoiced following the event.
- Waitlist: Once the event is at capacity, individuals will have the option to sign up on a waitlist. Waitlisted registrants will be contacted in sequential order once a spot becomes available. The individual will have 24 hours to confirm the ticket before it is released.
- Non-broker registration: Registration is limited to IBAS member brokers and representatives from 2023 IBAS Annual Partners only. If you do not meet either criterion, your registration will be automatically cancelled. IBAS reserves the right to restrict the number of registrants from any one company.