Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina & Area 29th Annual Business Dinner – Presented by PTI

The Impacts of Mentoring in the Business Community

Successful people never reach their goals alone. The theme of the evening will revolve around how mentorship is a phenomenon that no one is immune to and how its fundamental principles are applicable to not only the youth we serve, but is also one of the key driving forces behind any successful business model.


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The Evening Includes:

Cocktails: 5:30

Take the opportunity to meet our keynote speaker Murad Al-Katib, while enjoying appetizers and complimentary open bar.

Dinner and Program: 6:30

Enjoy dinner with a keynote speech from Murad Al-Katib. The evening will also include a fun twist on the popular Deal or No Deal game show featuring a “bald Howie Mandel” impersonator, door prizes and much more.

Keynote Speaker: Murad Al-Katib

Murad Al-Katib, President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., is the guiding visionary in all aspects of the business, while also serving on the Board of Directors. As a strong financial and strategic business thinker, he is also able to anticipate and mitigate risk in the international trading and commodities markets. Murad completed his MBA, then worked in trade promotion for the Government of Saskatchewan. In 2001, he founded Saskcan Pulse Trading, providing the nucleus for AGT. Since then he has grown AGT into a world leader in the production of value-added pulses, staple foods and pulse ingredients for markets around the globe. This Canadian start-up originating in Saskatchewan, is now a global billion-dollar company.

Murad has served on the Boards for the Canadian Special Crops Association and Pulse Canada. He was the Chair of the Advisory Board for Small and Medium Enterprise, for the Canadian Minister of International Trade. Murad proudly served as a panel member for the Government of Canada’s renewal of Canada’s Global Commerce Strategy and for the Advisory Committee for the Review of the Canada Transportation Act for the Minister of Transport. Currently, Murad serves on the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and is the Chair of Economic Development Regina.

Murad has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2017 “Oslo
Business for Peace” Foundation Honouree, the 2017 Ernst and Young “World Entrepreneur of the Year” Award after being named 2016 Ernst and Young “Canadian Entrepreneur of the
Year” and “Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year”. He also received the 2016 United Nations
Association of Canada “Global Citizen Laureate” Award, a placement on the PROFITGuide
Magazine’s “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years” list, the Globe & Mail
“Canada’s Top 40 under 40” as well as the Western Producer’s list of “44 Innovators Who
Shaped Prairie Agriculture”.

27th Annual Business Dinner

The Impacts of Mentoring in the Business Community

Successful people never reach their goals alone. The theme of the evening will revolve around how mentorship is a phenomenon that no one is immune to and how its fundamental principles are applicable to not only the youth we serve but also the business community

The Evening Includes:

Reception: 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Take the opportunity to meet our keynote speaker, Anthony Marquart while enjoying complimentary appetizers. Take part in our raffle, silent auction and Wine Wall opportunity.

Dinner and Auction: 7:30 – 10:30
Enjoy dinner with a keynote from Anthony Marquart.
The evening will include live and silent auctions.

Corporate Tables of 8 are $1500.00

To book your corporate table, please contact Leah Barnard at or by calling (306)757-3900 extension 2

Keynote Speaker – Anthony Marquart

Anthony Marquart is the President of Royalty Developments Ltd. A real estate development company headquartered and active in Regina. Anthony has been President since 2003. Developments include hotels, office buildings, shopping centres, residential buildings, and downtown, industrial and farmland.

Anthony is also the President of Queen City Sports & Entertainment Group Ltd., which last year purchased the Regina Pats Hockey Club. The Regina Pats are the oldest major junior hockey franchise in the world that have continuously operated from their original location. The team began operations in 1917 and is named after the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the First World War.

This history resonates throughout Canada as the coveted Memorial Cup was named to honour Canada’s First World War casualties. This proud franchise has appeared in fourteen (14) Memorial Cups with three (3) Memorial Cup championships in 1925, 1930 and 1974.

In addition to his real estate development and sports/entertainment efforts, over the past ten (10) years, Anthony has been an active volunteer board member of the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, an organization committed to improving conditions for businesses and those who work, shop, live and play in downtown Regina.

As well, Anthony has also given back to the community by donating both his time and profits to charities, schools and organizations that embody the true spirit of making the city of Regina, province of Saskatchewan and society as a whole, a better place.

Anthony and his wife Nanette have four children, Kenneth, Mila, Vianne and Colin.