16 essential SK business events to attend this October

Fall is an extremely busy time for business networking. This October, meet with Saskatchewan business leaders, HR professionals, and business award nominees at these must-attend business events and workshops. Highlight events include Small Business Week, Disaster Forum, and the ABEX awards gala in Saskatoon.


BBEX Awards

The 25th annual 2018 Battlefords Business Excellence Awards ceremony recognizes the achievements and successes of Battlefords business leaders and we’re a proud sponsor this year.

  • Who should attend: Business leaders in and around North and South Battleford
  • Where: North Battleford
  • Admission:

Award categories:

  • Heritage
  • Marketing
  • New Business
  • Community Contribution
  • Micro Business
  • Customer Service
  • Best Employer
2 - 3

2018 CPHR Saskatchewan 12th Annual Conference

CPHR Saskatchewan’s premiere annual event.

  • Who should attend: HR professionals and consultants and business owners.
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $125 students, $625 members, $725 non-members.


  • Dynamic keynote speakers
  • Professional development sessions
  • Learn new ideas and trends
  • Be inspired and improve workplace productivity
  • Register here.
9 - 12

2018 Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation Conference

The 30th annual CRRFC is committed to health & improving life

  • Who should attend: Practitioners and researchers interested in rural areas
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $300 students, $400 members, $425 non-members.


  • Share your rural successes and learn from a diverse group of individuals
  • Conference topics include Rural Broadband, Rural Healthcare, Rural Water Governance, Cannabis & Rural Development, Inclusivity & Rural LGBTQ+ Youth, Impacts of Long-Distance Commuting
  • Register here

Learning Day With Deloitte

Hosted by WESK , this is a free day of learning about how to run your SK small business.

  • Who should attend: WESK members only
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission:


  • Internal Control Health Check
  • Break-Even Analysis
  • Financial Statements 101
  • Introduction to Tax
  • Cash Flow Forecasting & Management
  • Inventory Management


A world-class delayed simulcast leadership experience full of rich content.

  • Who should attend: New leaders
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $65 - $420


  • LIVE 2 LEAD is held live in Atlanta and simulcast to over 300 host sites (including Saskatoon) and 40,000 people around the world
  • Learn from world-class leadership experts like New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink and Debra Searle who rowed the Atlantic solo for 111 days
  • Start leading with renewed passion and commitment
15 - 19

Small Business Week 2018

Square One will be hosting free daily business seminars.

  • Who should attend: Small business people
  • Where: Regina and Saskatoon
  • Admission:


  • Learn from entrepreneurs and experts during free seminars hosted all week


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

  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, professionals, and business leaders
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission:


  • Guest host Lisa Peters speaks with businesswomen and community leaders about business, life, and community
  • Bring your friends, invite your co-workers, mingle with business leaders
  • Free to attend
  • Check out the Uncorked trailer here

Women In Business & Tools For Life!

12th annual women’s workshops on how to follow your dreams and balance your life between entrepreneurship and home.

  • Who should attend: Women (men welcome)
  • Where: La Ronge
  • Admission: $60 - $90


  • Keynote speakers: Samantha King - Turn your Everyday Efforts into Profits, Katrina German - How to Schedule Your Social Media, Jenn Lusby - Why Women Make the Best CEOs, Tammie Leonard - Inspired Thinking
  • Lunch provided
  • Workshops: $60 until September 28th, $75 after September 28th
  • Dinner & entertainment features comedian Julie Kim and Canadian Idol runner-up Theresa Sokyrka. Cost: $50/ticket or two tickets for $90.
  • Register here. For further info or to buy dinner tickets, phone Community Futures Visions North at 306.425.2612

Shaken With A Twist

Free business networking event, hosted by WESK

  • Who should attend: Entrepreneurs, business leaders, and inspirational women in our community
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission:


  • Get inspired and educated through storytelling and casual couch conversations with SK business leaders
  • Host Shawna Nelson chats with Kimberley Parent, Owner & Artistic Director of Saskatoon Salsa Dance Co.
  • Both men and women welcome
  • Appetizers & wine

Build Sask Green 2018

Sponsored by SaskTel, Build Sask Green is Saskatchewan’s largest and longest running green building conference

  • Who should attend: Anyone involved in the green building industry
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $250 members, $350 non-members, $100 students.


  • Discuss how zero carbon applications in new and existing buildings can help meet carbon reduction goals, and explore case studies on newly-completed pilot projects and how they can be applied locally
  • Learn about zero carbon balance, a zero carbon transition plan, thermal energy demand intensity, energy use intensity, renewable energy, peak demand, as well as embodied carbon
  • Learn how to utilize policy, measurement tools, and programs to reduce commercial building emissions, and how to navigate and implement the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2015 with confidence

Business to Business Expo

As part of Saskatchewan’s Small Business Week, the Regina Chamber of Commerce hosts their once-a-year Business to Business EXPO trade show. We are a proud sponsor and will be in attendance - come say hi!

  • Who should attend: Anyone in the Regina business community
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission:


  • Over 1,000 visitors and 80 exhibitors
  • A great place to meet others in the Regina business community and share ideas
  • Showcase your products and services to a large audience

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