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Keynote Speakers

Leaders, communicators, change makers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best.

*Friday Luncheon Keynote - Friday, May 25, 2018

Murad Al-Katib President & CEO
AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.

Headquartered in Regina and publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, AGT Food and Ingredients is one of the world’ largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods and food ingredients. Murad is a dynamic speaker and provides the guiding vision for all aspects of the company. He has received a host of awards including the 2017 “Oslo Business for Peace” Foundation Honouree, the Ernst and Young 2017 “World Entrepreneur of the Year”, 2016 “Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year”, the 2016 United Nations Association of Canada “Global Citizen Laureate” Award, PROFIT Guide Magazine’s “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years”, the Globe & Mail “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” as well as the Western Producer’s list of “44 Innovators Who Shaped Prairie Agriculture”. 


*For Board Delegates, please note this is an additional pre-conference offering being facilitated in partnership with the IABC/Regina chapter. This keynote is optional and not included as part of the delegate registration. Board delegates wishing to attend the Friday keynote are required to sign up for the luncheon. 

Saturday Morning Keynote - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Kellie Garrett, PCC, ICD.D, IABC Fellow CEO 
Kellie Garrett Enterprises

Kellie is a speaker, executive coach and consultant on leadership, employee engagement, high performance, internal culture change, political savvy and influence. She coaches individuals and teams on improving communication, engaging in constructive conflict and linking behaviours to business strategy. She is a Master Facilitator at Brené Brown’s company Brave Leaders Inc., teaching leaders how to demonstrate courage and vulnerability in the workplace. Kellie also consults on strategic planning as well as board dynamics and governance. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur in 2013, Kellie was a Senior VP at Farm Credit Canada, responsible for business strategy, enterprise risk management, the customer experience, and reputation management. Kellie is passionate about helping others reach their potential by enhancing the professional and personal leadership of individuals and teams. She strongly believes in giving back to community and is a long-time volunteer for Dress for Success and autism. (One of her two grown sons has autism.)


Saturday Luncheon Keynote - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Mary Weimer COO 
Hilberg & Berk

Since 2013, Mary Weimer has been a driving force in the growth and development of Hillberg & Berk. Her hands-on approach has allowed her to actively participate in all areas at the company – from buying stones around the world, to marketing, to manufacturing. As Chief Operating Officer, her focus is on retail strategy, business growth through retail expansion, and new business opportunities. These areas encompass leasing, legal, store design, construction, retail logistics, technology and distribution of product among others.

Hillberg & Berk is a purpose-driven brand focused on empowering women through design. From its head office in Regina, Saskatchewan, Hillberg & Berk designs and manufactures jewellery that is sold through its own retail stores and wholesale accounts in Canada as well as internationally through its ecommerce website.

Prior to her role at Hillberg & Berk, Mary was an entrepreneur at the age of 23. After completing her degree in Political Science at the University of Regina, she and her husband/business partner, Jeremy Weimer, went on to purchase a commercial art gallery in Regina, SK. The gallery is still a successful operation to this day.

Mary was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. She has been involved with several non-profit organizations over the years as a volunteer board member: Globe Theatre, Saskatchewan Professional Art Galleries Association and most recently Youth Ballet Company of Saskatchewan. Mary is a member of TEC Canada. Mary and Jeremy live in Regina with their four children – Sarah, James, Claire and Ella.


Saturday Afternoon Keynote - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Jeph Maystruck
Strategy Lab

Jeph has an utter disregard for the status quo, for the past 10 years he has been disrupting the marketing industry in Canada. He gives keynotes regularly on a variety of topics, hands out lottery tickets daily, and runs a marketing company out of Regina called Strategy Lab. Jeph has had the pleasure of working with organizations such as the University of Regina, the YMCA, and Tourism Regina. Outside of "work" Jeph cofounded Big Idea Camp, a high school camp that's a cross between Harvard Biz and Amazing Race, started Cupcakes & Websites, a student run website company, has published over 97 songs on Soundcloud (so he technically a DJ), and plays an above average amount of ping pong.