Must-attend SK business events this January

This winter, grow your business by networking with other SMB owners and entrepreneurs. We’ll see you at these SK networking events, agricultural conferences, AGMs, hackathons, and small business workshops.


Start At Square One

Do you have a business idea, but don’t know where to start? Attend the free Start at Square One: A Guide to Launching a Small Business Seminar.

  • Who should attend: New and aspiring entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan
  • Where: Regina and Saskatoon
  • Admission: To be announced.

These 1-hour seminars will cover:

  • Market research
  • Creating a business plan
  • Regulatory steps
  • Taxation
  • Employer obligations
  • Explanation of the entrepreneurial resources available to you

Chamber On Tap

Join Saskatoon’s business community and the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce for a pint-sized chat.

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon business leaders, entrepreneurs, and future entrepreneurs
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $0 for Chamber members


  • Gain entrepreneur insights from local business leaders on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Friendly networking event that’s free for Chamber of Commerce members
  • This month: a Wellness Panel featuring Brooke Bulloch - Food to Fit Nutrition, Leon Ferguson - Bridges Health, and Shelley Turk - Proactive Fitness
  • Free for Chamber members, non-members welcome, too

Shaken With A Twist

Free business networking event on the second Thursday of every month, hosted by WESK (Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan) and presented by and Trusted Marketing Services.

  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, business professionals, and leaders from the Saskatoon community. The event is open to members and non-members, men and women.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: To be announced.


  • Shawna Nelson chats with some of the boldest business women and leaders in the Saskatoon community
  • There is a casual networking component to start and wrap-up the evening
  • Appetizers, drinks, and door prizes
14 - 17

Crop Production Week

Come in from the freezing weather to plan your harvests at CropSphere and the Crop Production Show.

  • Who should attend: Prairie growers of pulse, canola, flax, wheat, barley, seeds, and oats
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: To be announced.

Highlights include:

14 - 17

Western Canadian Crop Production Show

Western Canada’s premier grain industry showcase features the latest agricultural technology, services, and products.

  • Who should attend: Canadian crop growers, farmers, buyers, and sellers
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: To be announced.

Highlights include:

  • Crop production practices, products, field equipment, and marketing
  • Seed bed preparation Grain technology, handling, processing, storage, and transportation Farm financing & real estate
  • Grain technology, handling, processing, storage, and transportation
  • Farm financing & real estate
  • Drones in Agriculture seminar


Hosted by WESK (Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan) on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, this upscale networking event will inspire you with storytelling and casual couch conversation.

  • Who should attend: Regina entrepreneurs, professionals, and business leaders
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $0


  • Guest host Lisa Peters asks some of the boldest businesswomen and leaders of the community the most unpredictable and unfiltered questions about business, life, and community.
  • Bring your friends, invite your co-workers, mingle with SK business leaders
  • Free to attend, no RSVP necessary
15 - 16


The sixth annual agricultural conference for Saskatchewan growers featuring crop market outlooks, research, and agronomy. Tickets: $200-225.

  • Who should attend: Prairie growers of pulse, canola, flax, wheat, barley, seeds, and oats
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: To be announced.

Guest speakers include:

Hosted by:

  • The Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (@SaskPulse)
  • The Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission (@SaskCanola)
  • The Saskatchewan Oat Development Commission (SaskOats)
  • The Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission (@SaskFlax)
  • The Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission (@Sk_Wheat)
  • The Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission (@SaskBarley)

WESK Meets

Monthly coffee networking session for SK business leaders and entrepreneurs, hosted by WESK (Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan).

  • Who should attend: SK business professionals and entrepreneurs, men and women
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $0


  • Grow your business by connecting with local entrepreneurs in a safe and relaxed atmosphere
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee and network with other entrepreneurs and business professionals
  • Bring your business cards!
  • Free to attend, please RSVP
18 - 19

Emerging Agriculture Hackathon

Emerging Agriculture is Canada’s first (and largest) agricultural-based hackathon. This weekend collaboration brings together industry professionals, students, and entrepreneurs with the goal of advancing the ag tech industry.

  • Who should attend: Anyone with an interest in agriculture, computer science, engineering, and commerce
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $10 per person


  • Hackathons foster innovation and collaboration with the goal of expanding technology development
  • Challenges in the agricultural industry will be identified and solved with tech solution proposals
  • Participants will be given seven hours to launch a design before they present it to a panel of industry professionals
  • Participants have the opportunity to network with professionals from various industries, display their skills to potential employers, and be mentored by successful entrepreneurs. Winners will have the chance to meet with a lawyer to help them launch their design.
  • Tickets: $10 here

Saskatoon Babes Who Brunch

A Saturday-morning networking session with business leaders whose intention is to grow, connect with one another, and become comfortable in the uncomfortable. The brunch slogan: “There’s nothing more powerful than a woman determined to rise.”

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon businesswomen
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $45-$55


  • Come for raw conversation with amazing women, delicious brunch eats and sips, and to hear impactful insights, experiences, and takeaways from an incredible lady boss
  • Don’t be shy...attending solo is encouraged
  • Tickets: $45 for members and $55 for non-members, which includes a two-course brunch, coffee, and a curated gift bag

Economic Trends In Agriculture

Get perspective on 2019 economic trends and how they could impact your operation as well as agriculture markets in Saskatchewan and across Canada.

  • Who should attend: Agricultural producers in Saskatchewan
  • Where: Swift Current
  • Admission: $0


  • A 3-hour presentation by J.P. Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agriculture Economist with Farm Credit Canada
  • Lunch included
  • Free to attend

Theory of Constraints and WIP Limits (Presentation by Thomas Coats)

An overview and discussion of Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (introduced in his 1984 book, The Goal) and how the concepts discussed in the book resonate with Kanban framework and the Agile Mindset.

  • Who should attend: Software developers/solution implementers
  • Where: SaskTel Collaboration Centre, 1855 Lorne St Regina
  • Admission: $0

Event starts at 5:30pm.

23 - 26

Winter Cities Shake-up Conference

An international conference for all cities who experience winter, Winter Cities Shake-Up features experts and rising stars in winter design, winter business, and winter fun. You’ll learn best practices and brainstorm new approaches to helping your winter city be more liveable, more profitable, and more enjoyable.

  • Who should attend: Urban planners and designers, entrepreneurs and business people, artists, cultural and community organizers, and anyone who wants to take advantage of all winter has to offer.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $480 before Dec 15, then $670; $60 opening reception only


  • Four days of winter learning, exploration, and excitement
  • Panel/presentation topics include: Climate Sensitive Urban Design; Place Making; Lighting; Science of Snow Management; Getting Around in Winter; Wind Modeling; Winter Traditions; Creating Active Outdoor Spaces; Outdoor Education Programs; Climate Change; Mobility and Accessibility; Culture Attitudes and Social Celebration; Health - SADD, Mental Health, Accident/Incident Rates, Psychological Effects
  • Guided tours explore a solar power pilot project, a snow management facility, Canada's Best Outdoor Skating Rink, a Fat Bike Adventure Park, Snow Park, and Crokicurl
  • Tickets: $480 before Dec 15, then $670; $60 opening reception only

PMI RSSC January Luncheon

Authentic leaders move us. They know how to work through emotion and self-understanding. They understand the perspectives of others. And they effectively communicate, conflict and connect by developing and maximizing their personal brand/identity.

  • Who should attend: Current and aspiring Project Managers.
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: See below.

During this ‘Eureka Experience’, we will engage in practical and interactive discussions that will clarify and strengthen your leadership communication abilities and effectiveness.

Event Price (All prices include GST):
Regular Early 37.80
Register at Door 43.00

Member Discounted Price:
Register Early 27.30
Register at the Door 32.50


Ideas On Tap @vendasta

Ideas on Tap is Saskatoon’s must-attend monthly speaking and networking event. This free event offers great speakers, food, drink, networking, and learning.

  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, small business owners,‘Silicon Prairie’ software professionals or anyone curious about what Vendasta is all about
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: To be announced.


  • A mixture of themed talks, networking, learning, and “foosball insanity”
  • Thought leaders and experts from the community come together to share their insights, advice, and expertise
  • Kick back with a cold one and enjoy the scene

There you are: 13 opportunities to launch your business, attend conferences, network with peers and mentors, and build your empire. Let us know if we can help connect your business to your community, SK customers, and the world.

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