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:
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”.
What an evening!! Another record was hit on October 7th with over $60,000 raised that will go towards youth mentoring programs in Regina. Big heart felt thank you to Scotiabank for presenting this evening. At the end of this special night, there was no one who left that room anything short of inspired. We were super fortunate to have Frank O’Dea share his powerful journey and message of hope, vision and action with us. Thank you to Michelle Ferris for sharing your story with us, and our journey together. It’s this type of impact that fuels our movement from top to bottom and left to right. It’s this type of impact that inspires us to want to reach as far as we can, day in and day out. It truly does take a village. Thank you to our community for wanting what we want for tomorrow. Thank you to the staff, the volunteers, the mentors, the board of directors, the partners, the strangers who show up and just drop off sporting event tickets, the donor who wrote us a cheque for 10 dollars, and the other donor who wrote us a cheque for $10,000. It all matters a great deal, and it all makes what we are accomplishing as a village, really special. Lastly, thank you to all of the youth that we have the privilege of serving. It is you who inspire us all, and it is you who will change the world tomorrow.