Your essential guide to SK networking events this April

This April, we’ll see you at these Saskatchewan business networking events, conferences, trade shows, and small business workshops.


Grow Your Brand, Authentically

Have you ever felt afraid to be seen? Worried that if you let your light shine people will run the other way? Join Heather Murphy of Authentically for a 1-hour luncheon as she teaches you how to be more authentic in your social media, marketing, and branding.

  • Who should attend: Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $30 and WESK members get 25% off. Registration deadline: March 31st.

Learn how to authentically:

  • Clarify your messaging
  • Improve your image
  • Build your confidence to make lasting connections

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: Free


  • Entrepreneur insights from local business leaders on the first Wednesday of each month
  • Friendly networking event that’s free for Chamber of Commerce members
  • Guest speaker: Declan O'Reilly, O'Reilly Insurance
3 - 4

11th Annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum

This Forum provides information on how manufacturers, construction, equipment, and service providers can access mining supply opportunities.

  • Who should attend: Mining professionals including manufacturing, construction, equipment, and service providers
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Before March 22nd, tickets are $85 for trade show reception, $225 for the full Forum, and $800 for a tradeshow booth or outdoor display

Highlights include:

  • An overview of projects and operations by Saskatchewan mining companies
  • Information on opportunities to supply goods and services to the mining industry
  • The process and steps to become a supplier to the mining industry
  • DEMOday where pre-selected supply chain companies can pitch their innovations to Saskatchewan’s major mining companies and have them considered for potential financial support

Start at Square One

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

  • Who should attend: Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Where: Regina & Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

These 1-hour seminars will cover:

  • Idea cultivation and market research
  • Developing a business plan
  • Business structure and registration
  • Licenses and permits
  • Tax regulations
4 - 11

Learning Events for Small Businesses

Directwest is hosting a series of learning events for small businesses, with the focus on “How to Build a Marketing Plan - A Playbook for Small Business.” From understanding the needs of your current and potential customers, to determining the right mix of advertising products and services that work best for you, a well-rounded marketing plan is the key to success.

  • Who should attend: Small business owners
  • Where: Saskatoon (April 4), Regina (April 9), Yorkton (April 11)
  • Admission: Free


  • Learn first-hand from local experts how marketing gives you the tools to strengthen your brand, stand out from your competitors, and grow your business.
  • Each event will feature three speakers followed by a panel discussion
  • Speakers: Andrew Clarke, VP Brand, Digital Platforms and Technology at Directwest on "How to Build a Marketing Plan”; Lynn Hoffman, Vice President, DSA Media on “Mediums and Data Insights”; Paul Huber, Publisher, Industry West Magazine on “Find your Target: Locate and Market to Your Best Customers"

Paragon Awards

The Regina & District Chamber of Commerce Paragon Awards are presented annually to acknowledge and reward successful Regina and District Businesses that best exemplify the spirit of business excellence.

  • Who should attend: Regina business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $125/ticket, $900/table of 8

Awards will be presented for best:

  • Young Entrepreneur
  • Community Alliance
  • Community Involvement
  • Marketing and Promotional Achievement
  • Export Achievement
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Diversity
  • New Business Venture
  • Environmental Excellence
  • Business of the Year

Neil Squire Job Fair for People with Disabilities

Meet us at the Neil Squire Job Fair for People with Disabilities, a recruitment event for people with disabilities in Saskatchewan.

  • Who should attend: People with disabilities looking for career information or new jobs
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: Free for job seekers


  • Last year’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities hosted 324 job-seekers and 46 employers. Don’t miss out on this year’s event!
  • Network with a range of employers
  • Get resume assistance from Neil Squire Society staff
  • No registration required; simply drop in at the University of Regina’s Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
  • SaskTel will have a booth, so please come say hello
5 - 6

Martensville Business Expo

The Martensville Business Expo, with exhibitors from throughout our region, is co-hosted by the Prairie Sky Chamber and City of Martensville, and features outstanding networking opportunities for local entrepreneurs and businesses.

  • Who should attend: Martensville business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs
  • Where: Martensville
  • Admission: $2 for adults, kids are free. Vendors: $75-$250. Taste of Martensville: $100.

Highlights include:

  • Don’t miss your opportunity to market your company at this trade show
  • Taste delicious, local food and beverages at Taste of Martensville, pick up free swag, and make new professional connections
  • Vendor exclusive networking

Stop using Projects to make Products

This Agile Regina Meetup will discuss how a project is "a set of interrelated tasks to be executed over a fixed period and within certain cost.” The problem: product development can’t be constrained to a "certain cost" and products don’t have a prescribed end date—so long as the organization finds innovative ways to meet market demands, the products they develop will evolve. So, why all the projects?

  • Who should attend: Agile Regina Meetup members, and anyone planning or struggling with production development, including project managers, software developers, and team leads
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: Free


  • This session will be presented by David Sabine, a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) licensed by, an Agile Practices Guide, Product Expert, Technical Coach and Software Engineer, Executive Director of Ontario Scrum Community®, and TEDx Alumnus
  • David works to improve the profession of software delivery, helping organizations deliver products with the highest possible quality and value
  • Strong opinions welcome!

Shaken with a Twist

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

  • Who should attend: Business leaders and inspirational women in our community.
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free


  • Connect with like-minded peers
  • Q&A with a local entrepreneur
  • Prizes, appetizers, wine courtesy Peller Estates

2019 SABEX Awards Gala

The Saskatoon Achievement in Business Excellence (SABEX) awards are an incredible evening of networking, cocktails, and delectable cuisine. Join the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce to honour the region's finest businesses of the year.

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon-area business leaders and entrepreneurs and SABEX nominees, guests, and sponsors
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $175 members, $225 non-members.

Highlights include:

  • Awards including Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year,New Business Venture, and the Saskatooning Award for a unique & iconic business that enhances the quality of life in Saskatoon
  • Cocktails 5 p.m.
  • Dinner 6:00 p.m.
  • Awards Gala to Follow
  • Info/tickets

Saskatoon Toastmasters

Hosted by Saskatoon Toastmasters every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, this public speaking event lets you practice your communication and leadership skills.

  • Who should attend: Anyone who wants to speak with confidence and improve their public speaking and leadership skills
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: Free

Highlights include:

  • You can give and receive constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment
  • As a guest, you won’t be expected to participate - your role is to sit back and enjoy the speakers
  • You’ll receive a free guest package containing information about the club
  • An experienced member will answer any questions you may have about Toastmasters

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 business women
  • 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


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: Free


  • 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.
  • Special guest: Dr. Gina Gandy, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Leadership with the Hill-Levene Schools of Business at the University of Regina. She is also a trained leadership and performance coach and consults in the areas of leadership, women in leadership, strategy, and change.
  • Bring your friends, invite your co-workers, mingle with SK business leaders
  • Free to attend, no RSVP necessary

Optimizing Flow

In this Agile Regina Meetup, presenter Lisa Lueck will discuss how organizations are made up of many interacting teams that individually evolve continuously and affect each other as they do. To achieve organizational efficiency and success, organizations must ensure that these teams are well aligned, remain well aligned, and improve their alignment over time.

  • Who should attend: Agile Regina Meetup members, and anyone interested in tech project management, organizational change management, Agile transformation, and Lean
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: Free

Discussion topics:

  • How to optimize flow between your organization teams
  • What are common impediments to the overall flow of work in an organization?
  • How will a team know if the optimization of their process will help or hinder another team?
  • Learn efficiencies that will improve your work environment and processes

SREDA Forum 2019

Saskatoon’s must-attend business event to support, celebrate, and learn about Saskatoon Region’s economy.

  • Who should attend: Saskatoon business and community leaders
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $30-$100


  • One of Saskatoon’s must-attend business events
  • 400+ Saskatoon business and community leaders come to share insights, find inspiration, make connections, and identify opportunities and challenges for growth in the local economy
  • Speaker topics include technology, urban planning, agriculture, clean energy, entrepreneurship, indigenous, mining, research & innovation, and the creative economy
  • Keynote speakers: Brad Wall, Tanja Knight, Alex Fallon, Mayor Charlie Clark
25 - 26

CUMA Saskatchewan Conference & Trade Show

The Credit Union Managers Association (CUMA) is building a vibrant credit union system by helping credit union employees to establish strong, professional relationships with their peers. This year’s theme for CUMA’s annual conference & tradeshow is ‘Leveraging Leadership’.

  • Who should attend: Saskatchewan credit union professionals and leaders
  • Where: Regina
  • Admission: $425 members, $500 non-members


  • Trade show booths (SaskTel will be attending, come say hi), conference networking sessions, and an evening banquet
  • Keynote speakers include legendary CFL star Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons and positive psychology researcher Neil Pasricha
  • Breakout sessions with Barry Bundus, Manager of Fraud Management at SaskCentral and Keith Nixon, CEO of SaskCentral
  • Presentation from Mental Health First Aid instructor Darren Aschacher who’ll share the Mental Health Continuum Model, a self-assessment tool to gauge your mental health and the mental health of friends, family, and co-workers around you
  • Register online

Ideas on Tap @Vendasta

Ideas on Tap is Saskatoon’s must-attend monthly speaking and networking event. Come for 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: Free


  • 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

Saskatchewan Real Estate Forum

The Saskatchewan Real Estate Forum will provide details on the diversity of the Saskatchewan economy and the economic drivers in SK real estate. Learn the key trends in the province’s office, industrial, retail, housing, investment and development markets, the pricing and availability of financing from the credit markets, plus how municipal planning and growth management policies affect development in Saskatchewan.

  • Who should attend: Real estate executives, brokers, developers, investors, asset managers, and other professionals active in the acquisition, leasing, financing, management, and marketing of office, industrial, retail, and multi-unit residential real estate
  • Where: Saskatoon
  • Admission: $385 until April 1st, then $410

Highlights include:

  • Learn about the diversity of the SK economy and what lies ahead, major trends in the Saskatoon and Regina real estate markets, and how they are performing from a leasing, development, and investment perspective
  • See a wide range of speakers, presentations, and panel discussions on the economic drivers in Saskatchewan
  • Learn about key trends in the office, industrial, retail, housing, investment and development markets, the pricing and availability of financing from the credit market, and municipal planning and growth management policies affecting development

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