2023 IBAS Convention & AGM
October 12 - 13, 2023
Thank you to everyone who attend the 2023 Convention & AGM! We are still looking for two winning tickets drawn as part of our #BrokersCare Chance Auction. These are green tickets with the numbers 346597 and 646827. If you are in possession of these tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, October 20.
It's time to huddle up in YXE for IBAS's signature event of the year! Don't miss your opportunity to hear from some of Canada's most in-demand keynote speakers, take in world-class entertainment, network with key business partners, and celebrate the vital role that brokers play in the social and economic fabric of Saskatchewan. Member brokers are eligible to receive eight (8) CE credit hours. Please see below for full event details, including an updated schedule. For more information, e-mail the IBAS events team at email@example.com.
Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13
Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
612 Spadina Crescent East
All member registrants are automatically entered into prize draws taken after each session, including the major prize draw on Friday afternoon; but you must be present when your name is drawn to win!
'ENTER TO WIN' DRAWS
There are two draws that member brokers must enter in-person while attending to be eligible to win — each valued at $2,500:
- Buy Local Holiday Shopping Spree (Courtesy of SGI CANADA)
- YXE Dine & Unwind Prize Pack (Courtesy of Wawanesa Insurance)
Read below for instructions on how to enter.
Due to capacity restraints, please note that some portions of the event are open to broker members only. These sessions are denoted below with an asterisk (*). Please note this schedule is subject to change.
9 A.M.: DELEGATE REGISTRATION OPENS
Hotel Lobby (Main Level)
9 A.M. – 12 P.M.: SGI TRANSFORMATION OPEN HOUSE *
Top of the Inn (8th Floor)
Plan to arrive early to enjoy a coffee and come-and-go conversation with subject matter experts leading SGI’s corporate transformation efforts. Here, you will receive a hands-on look at the latest in SGI CANADA’s Guidewire implementation as well as the Auto Fund’s DRIVE platform — and provide feedback to improve the broker and issuer experience. Complimentary breakfast sandwiches will be available until mid-morning.
Enter to Win a $2,500 Buy Local Holiday Shopping Spree (Sponsored by SGI CANADA)
Let us make this upcoming holiday season your best yet! Head on up to the SGI Transformation Open House to enter your name to win $2,500 in gift certificates to local businesses of the winner’s choice. This draw is open to brokers only. The winner will be announced at the Chair’s Banquet & Comedy Night on Thursday evening.
12 – 2 P.M.: KICK-OFF LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | Sponsored by Intact Insurance
Renowned keynote Ron Tite, founder of award-winning agency Church+State and one of Marketing Magazine’s ‘Top 10 Creative Canadians,’ shares his thoughts on how brokers can prioritize personal and organizational growth to shift from recovery to reinvention.
2:30 – 5 P.M.: 2023 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | AGM Sponsored by Optiom | Presentation Sponsored by My Mutual Insurance
The 2023 IBAS AGM is your opportunity to have a direct say in the governance and future of your association. This will include the election of directors, a key update on SGI motor licence issuing discussions, and informative, members-only presentations from two special guests:
- Laura Twidle, President & CEO, Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ)
- April Stadnek, Executive Director, Insurance Councils of Saskatchewan
5:30 – 7 P.M.: 'THE REDZONE' TAILGATE RECEPTION
South/West Rooms (Main Level) | Sponsored by Intact Insurance
Join your industry peers prior to the Chair’s Banquet for complimentary cocktails, hors-d'œuvres, and musical entertainment from Carlyle’s own Morgan Robertson.
7 P.M.: JEANS & JERSEYS BANQUET & COMEDY NIGHT
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | Sponsored by SGI CANADA
We’re dressing down our marquee Chair’s Banquet in 2023! Trade in your dress or suit jacket for your best pair of jeans and favourite team jersey (sports or brokerage — feel free to get creative!) as we cheer on the recipients of the annual IBAS Community Leadership Award (presented by Saskatchewan Blue Cross) and 30-year Broker Service Awards (sponsored by Wynward Insurance). Following the program, guests will be treated to a stand-up set from Canadian comedy great, Derek Edwards.
October 13 is also #BrokersCare Day in Saskatchewan! Remember to wear your #2023 #BrokersCare Campaign T-Shirt for a chance to win amazing prizes throughout the day and into the evening. Due to capacity restraints, please note that some portions of the event are open to broker members only. These sessions are denoted below with an asterisk (*). Please note this schedule is subject to change.
8:30 – 10:30 A.M.: CAIB BREAKFAST & MORNING KEYNOTE
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | Sponsored by Sandbox Mutual Insurance
Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast, a celebration of IBAS member achievements, and an invigorating educational session. This special breakfast will recognize 2022-23 CAIB graduates, followed by a presentation from body language, human behaviour, and communication expert Mark Bowden, who will share valuable insights into how to better leverage body language to build trust, gain credibility, and — ultimately — sell.
11 – 11:45 A.M.: THE STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | Sponsored by Portage Mutual Insurance
Celyeste Power returns to the IBAS stage for the first time in her new role as president and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada to share her thoughts on the state of the P&C insurance industry and what to watch for in the months and years ahead.
11:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.: HALF-TIME LUNCHEON
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | Luncheon Sponsored by My Mutual Insurance
Stick around immediately following the 11 a.m. presentation to grab a quick lunch before heading upstairs to the Top of the Inn for the brokers-only afternoon program.
1:30 P.M.: MAJOR PRIZE DRAW *
Top of the Inn (8th Floor) | Sponsored by Red River Mutual
Whether you're dreaming of a hot winter vacation or jetting off to the next big game, we want to help to get you there! Be on-hand at 1:30 p.m. sharp for our 2023 major prize draw: a $2,500 WestJet gift card, complete with a Monos Hybrid Carry-On Plus Suitcase — a total value of $3,000!
1:45 – 2:45 P.M.: WAWANESA EXECUTIVE BEARPIT SESSION *
Top of the Inn (8th Floor) | Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance
New for 2023, this is one of two ‘bear pit’ sessions slated on the agenda. Here, senior leaders from Wawanesa Insurance will provide an update on key broker issues, and will then answer both pre-submitted and live questions from the audience. This is a free-flowing exchange you won’t want to miss!
3 – 4:15 P.M.: SGI EXECUTIVE BEAR PIT SESSION *
Top of the Inn (8th Floor) | Sponsored by SGI CANADA
The second of two bear pit sessions at convention, the following executives from SGI will share their latest insights and perspectives with brokers, and participate in an interactive delegate Q&A:
- Penny McCune, President & Chief Executive Officer
- Andrew Voroney, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, SGI CANADA
- JP Cullen, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, SGI Auto Fund
- Darlene Schultz, Executive Vice President & Chief Transformation Officer
4:30 – 8 P.M.: TRADE SHOW & HOSPITALITY ROOMS
After a three-year hiatus, our convention trade show is back — with close to 40 exhibitors setup in the convention hall, plus bonus hospitality rooms from Wawanesa in Carver’s Lounge and SGI CANADA in Scarlet Restaurant. Remember to fill out your Trade Show Trivia card for a chance to win $1,000 in cold, hard cash, courtesy of Midwest Claims Services.
Enter to Win a YXE Dine & Unwind Prize Pack — Valued at $2,500 (Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance)
Head into the Wawanesa hospitality room (Carver's Lounge) before 7:30 p.m. to enter your name into this special draw to win a luxury culinary and hotel experience in Saskatoon! The package consists of a:
- Two-night stay in a premium one-bedroom suite at The James Hotel (complete with parking, hot breakfast, bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne, and more!)
- $250 gift card to Primal Pasta
- $400 gift card to the globally acclaimed Hearth Restaurant
- $150 Co-op gas card
- $500 gift certificate to the Midtown Plaza shopping centre
This draw is open to brokers only. The winner will be announced on the main stage during half time, and posted to screen at the Chance Auction table.
7:30 P.M.: #BROKERSCARE RIDERS GAME DAY PARTY
Centre/East Rooms (Main Level) | Sponsored by Wawanesa Insurance
Show off your Rider pride as we watch Saskatchewan head into Calgary to take on the Stampeders. We’ll have the game up on the big screen with plenty of food, refreshments, and prizes. Following the fourth quarter, dust off your boots and hit the dance floor to the tunes of Doctor Restaurant — back for the second straight year by popular demand! Can't find a seat? The game will be on inside the Wawanesa hospitality room (Carver's Lounge).
Wawanesa Insurance (Open until midnight)
Carver's Lounge (Main Level)
SGI CANADA (Open until 8 p.m.)
Scarlet Restaurant (Main Level)
- Boxx Insurance
- Beck Glass
- Lions Gate Underwriting
- Trans Canada Insurance Marketing
- Victor Insurance
- Pacific Marine Underwriting
- Agile Underwriting
- CHES Special Risk
- Rival Insurance Technology
- Taycon Risk
- APRIL Canada
- PAL Insurance Brokers
- Midwest Claims Services
- Saskatoon Disaster Services DKI
- Red River Mutual
- Mutual Fire Insurance of B.C.
- Four Points Insurance
- FIRST Insurance Funding of Canada
- Saskatchewan Blue Cross
- CAA Insurance
- My Mutual Insurance
- Saskatoon Fire & Flood
- 251 Fire Investigations
- Wynward Insurance
- Opta Information Intelligence
- Sandbox Mutual Insurance
- Lydale Restoration
- Applied Systms
- OASIS - Outdoor Adventure & Sport Insurance Solutions
OTHER PARTNERS IN ATTENDANCE
- Aviva Canada
- HSB Canada
- Insurance Bureau of Canada
- Intact Insurance
- Peace Hills Insurance
- Portage Mutual Insurance
Purchase your tickets and enter to win up to seven awesome chance auction items. Tickets are three for $10, 10 for $20, or 30 for $50. 100% of each ticket sold goes directly to the #BrokersCare Community Fund.
'BIN THERE, DONE THAT' GETAWAY PACKAGE
Sponsored by CAA Insurance
- Two-night stay in a luxury grain bin at Alive Sky Lodge
- $250 Co-op gas card
- $250 gift card to Brick & Mortar Beauty Company in Rosetown
DEWALT CORDLESS TOOL SET
Sponsored by HSB Canada
- 20V MAX XR Lithium-Ion Cordless Brushless Combo Kit
- Consists of a drill, impact drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, and flashlight
- Includes two 5Ah batteries, charger, and bag
PLAYSTATION 5 CONSOLE
Sponsored by Independent Financial Services
RIDERS FAN BUNDLE
Sponsored by My Mutual Insurance
- Football autographed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders legend George Reed (with a glass display case)
- His and hers Riders toques and mitts
- His and hers Riders ball caps
DYSON AIRSTRAIT HAIR STRAIGHTENER
Sponsored by Pacific Marine Underwriting
- The latest Dyson hair technology
- Copper/nickel colour
TWO-PIECE BEIS LUGGAGE SET
Sponsored by Northbridge Insurance
- Front-Pocket Carry-On Bag in Beige
- The Commuter Duffle Bag in Beige
APPLE WATCH ULTRA 2
Sponsored by Primaco
- Second-generation — just released in September 2023
- 49mm titanium case
- Orange and beige trail loop band
- Up to a 36-hour battery life
- 2023 IBAS AGM Information Package
- 2022-23 Audited Financial Statements
- Proposed Revised IBAS By-law No. 1
- Proposed Articles of Amendment