2023 IBAS Convention & AGM

October 12 - 13, 2023


Huddle up in YXE! IBAS’s signature event of the year returns to the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel in Saskatoon on Thursday, October 12 & Friday, October 13. Come together with brokers from across the province, as well as senior carrier and industry leaders, for what is shaping up to be one of our most memorable conventions ever!

You’ll hear from some of Canada’s most in-demand keynote speakers, take in world-class entertainment, interact with key partners to your business, and celebrate the vital role that brokers play in the social and economic fabric of Saskatchewan.

But don’t wait to register — similar to 2022, space is extremely limited, and we expect to sell out early. 

Member brokers are eligible for receive eight (8) CE credit hours. For more information, e-mail the IBAS events team at community@ibas.ca.



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 *
Canadian Room (Lower Level)

Drop in anytime Thursday morning for a coffee and 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.

12 – 2 p.m.: Kick-Off Luncheon & Thursday 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, a review of IBAS’s new three-year strategic plan, and an informative, members-only presentation from Laura Twidle, president and CEO of Catastrophe Indices & Quantification Inc. (CatIQ), on trends in CAT losses and their impact on insurance consumers.

6 – 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 country artist and 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 legend Ron James.


Remember to wear your 2023 #BrokersCare Campaign T-Shirt for a chance to win amazing prizes throughout the day and into the evening!

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 — with special guest, Todd Hochban, of West Coast Training — 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 – 2:30 p.m.: Wawanesa Executive Bear Pit 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!

2:45 p.m.: Major Prize Draw *
Top of the Inn (8th Floor)  |  Sponsored by Red River Mutual

Eligible for IBAS member brokers only — but you must be present to win!

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, executives from SGI CANADA and SGI Auto Fund will share their latest insights and perspectives with brokers, and participate in an interactive delegate Q&A.

4:30 – 8 p.m.: Trade Show & Hospitality Rooms
Main Level

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 cards for your chance to win a $1,500 holiday shopping spree, courtesy of Midwest Claims Services!

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!

Ticket & Hotel Details

Online registration is open to IBAS broker members only. Upon sign-up, all broker registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail that contains important event information, including a booking link for our limited room block at the Sheraton Cavalier Hotel (first-come, first-served). Non-broker registration is currently restricted to 2023 Annual Partners and convention sponsors by e-mailing community@ibas.ca. All prices are subject to tax.


Register by 5 p.m. on June 30 to be automatically entered into our early-bird draw for $1,000 cash, courtesy of CAA Insurance. The ticket price increases to $499 as of July 1.

  • Full, end-to-end event access, including all sessions and evening functions
  • Seating at the Jeans & Jerseys Banquet on Thursday night
  • Open bar, snacks, refreshments, one breakfast, two lunches, and two suppers
  • Free specialty coffees and refreshments from Cortado Mobile Café
  • Welcome gift upon arrival
  • Entry into our broker door prize draws, with close to $15,000 in prizes to be won!


  • Access to 'The Redzone' Tailgate Reception on Thursday night
  • Seating at the Jeans & Jerseys Banquet on Thursday night
  • Access to the Trade Show & Hospitality Rooms on Friday night
  • Access to the #BrokersCare Riders Gameday Party on Friday night
  • Open bar and both Thursday and Friday suppers


For the first time ever, we are offering a $99 ticket option to make portions of convention more accessible. Brokerage members are encouraged to sign up and bring out their teams for an enjoyable evening of networking and entertainment. This Friday evening-only registration does not have restricted quantities and includes:

  • Access to the Trade Show & Hospitality Rooms on Friday night
  • Access to the #BrokersCare Riders Gameday Party on Friday night
  • Open bar and Friday supper

Virtual Carrier Town Halls

In lead-up to our 2023 Convention & AGM, IBAS will be hosting a series of Carrier Town Halls via webinar with executives from select markets. These sessions will be held daily from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. between September 18 – 22.

Separate registration will be required, but each town hall is free for IBAS members. Mark your calendar and watch for a promotional e-mail coming soon (or check back here)!



Early-Bird Full Member Registration $449.00Register now
Brokers OnlyThis registration type is restricted to members.
Evening-Only Registration $289.00Register now9 left
Brokers OnlyThis registration type is restricted to members.
Friday Trade Show & Riders Game Day Party Registration $99.00Register now
Brokers OnlyThis registration type is restricted to members.