University of Regina to host ninth annual Inspiring Leadership Forum

Media Advisory Release Date: March 5, 2018 3:30 p.m.

The theme of this year’s ninth annual University of Regina Inspiring Leadership Forum is Scaling New Heights. The Forum provides an opportunity for the sold-out audience of 600 hear the inspirational stories of internationally-renowned leaders.

The three keynote speakers are:

  • 9:15 a.m. – Manjit Minhas – Founder of Minhas Breweries, Distillery and Winery (9th largest brewery in the world), CBC’s Dragons’ Den judge, and one of Chatelaine Magazine’s entrepreneurs of the year
  • 11:00 a.m. – Barb Stegemann – Founder of The 7 Virtues perfume, bestselling author of The 7 Virtues of a Philosopher Queen, recipient of the Women's Innovator Award
  • 3:00 p.m. – Bonnie Brooks – First female CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company, past editor-in-chief of Flare, and recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal of philanthropy

Starting at 1:30 p.m., the Saskatchewan Leaders Panel will be moderated by Brenda Lucki, Assistant Commissioner, Commanding Officer, RCMP Depot Division. Panel participants are:

  • Becki Bitternose – Owner of PlayBuffalo, a fashion line that was featured at the 2016 New York Couture Fashion Week
  • Pam Klein – President of Phoenix Group, Saskatchewan’s leading advertising agency; member of several boards and advisory groups
  • Aimee Schulhauser – Owner, Schoolhaus Culinary Arts, Tangerine: The Food Bar, and Tangerine in the Valley

Media are invited to attend a 15-minute scrum with the keynote speakers in the Speakers’ VIP Room, meeting room 4, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Queensbury Centre, Evraz Place
1700 Elphinstone Street
Regina, SK
8:00 a.m. – Registration and networking breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Program starts
12:15 p.m. – Buffet Lunch and Networking
1:30 p.m. – Saskatchewan Leaders Panel Discussion

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