Opportunity Meets: 2017 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium

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The Fort Garry Hotel

222 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3


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OPPORTUNITY MEETS: 2017 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium

Please join Chris Pennycook, 2017 President of the Manitoba Real Estate Association and Harry DeLeeuw, Chair of REALTOR® Week, for Opportunity Meets, the 2017 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium.

This year’s dynamic, insightful and engaging symposium features political activist and commentator, the Hon. Preston Manning, former leader of the Official Opposition in Parliament and founder of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. Perspectives on provincial politics will be offered by esteemed members of the media and a leading pollster and Manitoba economic leaders will engage in a Building Manitoba panel discussion.

Opportunity Meets is a government relations symposium for REALTORS®, hosted by the Manitoba Real Estate Association. Held during REALTOR® Week, Opportunity Meets promises to offer intriguing commentary and insight into public policy and provincial politics, and initiatives that build stronger Manitoba communities.


8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Registration

9:15 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Welcome and introduction by Harry DeLeeuw, chair of REALTOR® Week and the 2017 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium

9:20 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. Title Sponsor Message

9:25 a.m. to 9:40 a.m. Fireside chat on the 2017 REALTOR® advocacy issues

9:40 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. Perspectives on provincial politics panel discussion with Richard Cloutier, co-host of the News, 680 CJOB; Sean Kavanagh, provincial affairs reporter, CBC; and Mary Agnes Welch, Research Associate, Probe Research and former public policy reporter, Winnipeg Free Press

10:25 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. Refreshment Break

10:35 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. REALTORS® Care presentation by Ralph Fyfe, President, Canadian REALTORS® Care Foundation

10:40 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Building Manitoba panel discussion featuring economic development leaders moderated by Martin Cash, business reporter, Winnipeg Free Press

11:25 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch with presentation of the Brian M. Collie Award and keynote speech by the Hon. Preston Manning, former Leader of the Official Opposition and founder of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy

1:00 p.m. Sponsor Draw and final remarks


What is the cost to attend Opportunity Meets?

This event is open to all Manitoba REALTORS® and admission is free. If you are registered and your plans change, please change your registration status on this website to make room for someone else to attend.

What are my parking options?

There are numerous Impark surface lots in the immediate and surrounding vicinity of the Fort Garry Hotel as well as the parkade immediately behind the hotel. Please arrive 15 minutes early to give yourself time to park. Valet parking is also available at the main entrance of the Fort Garry Hotel.

Do I need an entrance ticket?

You do not need to present a ticket at the door. Once you register on this website, we will have a record of your registration.

Who can I contact with questions?

The organizer, Jaime Wolfe, MREA Operations Coordinator can be reached at 204.772.0405 or

  • Michael Barrett

    Michael Barrett

    Canadian Real Estate Assocation

    Regional Director - Manitoba

  • Richard Cloutier

    Richard Cloutier

    Senior Reporter

    Global News

  • Greg Dandewich

    Greg Dandewich

    Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.

    Senior Vice-President

  • Chuck Davidson

    Chuck Davidson

    Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

    President & CEO

  • Harry DeLeeuw

    Harry DeLeeuw


    Chair, REALTOR® Week

  • Ralph Fyfe

    Ralph Fyfe

    Canadian REALTORS Care® Foundation


  • Sean Kavanagh

    Sean Kavanagh

    CBC News Manitoba


  • Hon. Preston Manning

    Hon. Preston Manning

    Keynote Speaker

    Former Leader of the Official Opposition, Political Activist and Commentator

  • Chris Pennycook

    Chris Pennycook


    2017 President

  • David Salvatore

    David Salvatore


    Chief Executive Officer

  • Dr. Paul Thomas

    Dr. Paul Thomas

    University of Manitoba

    Professor Emeritus in Political Studies

  • Lorne Weiss

    Lorne Weiss


    Chair, Manitoba Political Action Committee

  • Mary Agnes Welch

    Mary Agnes Welch

    Probe Research Inc.

    Research Associate

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