Charting the Course

December 13 & 14, 2018

Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon, SK

SCPO’s annual December Convention is being held on December 13th and 14th in Saskatoon at the Radisson Hotel. Registration forms and the conference agenda will be available shortly.

As this is the primary event at which your Board can hear from members and industry, our plan is to take greater advantage of this opportunity.

Through our fall consultation you told us these discussions are a priority, so in addition to a mix of preferred learning opportunities, the Board will be allocating more time to discussion with convention delegates on the issues and opportunities in front of us in 2019.


Registration


SCPO is an industry-driven organization. Our annual convention provides the greatest opportunity for industry to come together to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead, and to help focus the work of the association – charting our course. We have a packed line-up of presentations and feedback sessions, and the proposed convention line up is below.


12:00 PM

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

1:00 PM

WELCOME TO DELEGATES
Gelegates will be welcomed by SCPO’s Chair Harvey Kroll, as well as a representative from Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment.

1:30 PM

OPENING PLENARY
SCPO business and strategic update, including highlights from SCPO’s recently completed economic impact study of the provincial outfitting industry.

2:30 PM

ILLEGAL OUTFITTING
SCPO and the Ministry will present preliminary assessments on a mix of strategic initiatives including term license, draw system, outfitting only, dual pricing, and a data/profile program. This session will focus on confirming strategies with the potential to best complement enforcement and awareness in our fight against illegal outfitting.

4:00 PM

REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:15 PM

Concurrent Sessions

CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE
The Chair of SCPO’s CWD committee will bring an update on the current information and discussions related to CWD and the outfitting industry.

A QUALITY FISHERY
SCPO is interested in discussing initiatives with the potential to support the health and sustainability of a quality fishery, with specific consideration of the role of big fish.

5:30 PM

SUPPER & GUEST SPEAKER
John Boretsky / SCI Representative

Supper will be served, and delegates will hear John Boretsky share current perception research on the hunting and outfitting industry and strategies for building industry credibility.

7:00 PM

SECTOR COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS & REPORTS

In addition to open discussion and updates from the sector committees, the following presentation will be provided by the Ministry.

7:30 PM

MONITORING THE WILDLIFE RESOURCE

A representative from the Ministry of Environment will provide an overview of the science and tools used to monitor the health and populations of the wildlife resource.

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION

Member registration for SCPO Member Meeting

8:30 AM

MEMBER MEETING
Open to Members

With key topics for discussion and/or required motions including (but not be restricted to) the following:

  • ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS
  • FINANCIAL AND BUDGET UPDATE
  • SCPO & PROFESSIONALISM
  • CODE OF CONDUCT
  • SCPO REVENUE GENERATION

11:00 PM

TOURISM SASKATCHEWAN ROUNDTABLE
Representatives from Tourism Saskatchewan will host a roundtable discussion with convention delegates to identify and discuss industry needs and opportunities that can be addressed through this partnership.

12:00 PM

LUNCH & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Steve McLellan / CEO of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce

Steve is a champion of the value of the outfitting industry and its important contribution to the provincial economy.

1:30 PM & 2:30 PM

The concurrent sessions below will each be held twice to allow delegates to attend both sessions.

ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS SUCCESSION, & OTHER TOPICS
We have heard that business accounting and business succession are key topics of interest so we have brought the two together as a working session.

WEBSITES & ONLINE MARKETING
A topic that never gets old and should not be ignored. A working session on steps to take to make sure you are planning effectively and getting most out of your investment.

3:30 PM

CONFERENCE WRAP UP
Chair Harvey Kroll will wrap up the conference

4:00 PM

ALLIED ASSOCIATE TRADE SHOW & COCKTAIL HOUR
This year the SCPO will be taking a preliminary step towards reintroducing a trade show format. A number of our Allied Associates are interested in growing existing and building new relationships with Saskatchewan outfitters.

6:00 PM

CONVENTION BANQUET
Silent auction, cocktails and supper, and entertainment by comedian and hypnotist Corrie J who has one motto: make all shows safe, clean fun for audience and participants alike.