Symposium Schedule


Forward Together: 2018 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium

Please join Shirley Przybyl, 2018 President of the Manitoba Real Estate Association and Harry DeLeeuw, Chair of REALTOR® Week, andthe 2018 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium: Forward Together.

This year’s dynamic, insightful and engaging symposium features the Honourable James Moore, Senior Business Advisor at the multinational law firm Dentons and a Public Policy Advisor at the global firm Edelman. He also serves as Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia, is the national vice-chair of the Canadian Cancer Society, a member of the NAFTA Council for the Government of Canada and a corporate director.

Previously, serving as Canada’s Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, and Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics. He was chair of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Prosperity and Vice Chair of the Operations and Social Affairs Cabinet Committees and served as the Senior Regional Minister for the province of British Columbia.

A Member of Parliament for 15 years, James is the youngest Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister in British Columbia’s history, the youngest Regional Minister in Canadian history and the third youngest Cabinet Minister in Canadian history.

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.

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

ITINERARY (subject to change)

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome and introduction by Harry DeLeeuw, chair of REALTOR® Week and the 2018 Manitoba REALTOR® Network Symposium

9:10 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. Title Sponsor Message

9:20 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. One-on-one interview with Scott Fielding, Minister of Finance

9:50 a.m. to 10:50 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

10:50 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Refreshment Break

11:05 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Message from the Leader of the Manitoba New Democratic Party, Wab Kinew

11:20 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. 2018 REALTOR® Advocacy Issues with Lorne Weiss, MREA Manitoba Political Action Committee Chair and Michael Juce, MREA Director of Public Policy

11:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. REALTORS® Care presentation by Ralph Fyfe, President, Canadian REALTORS® Care Foundation

12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m. Lunch Set-up Break

12:10 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Lunch with keynote speech by the Hon. James Moore Minister of Industry, Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages, and Secretary of State for the Asia Pacific Gateway and Minister for the 2010 Olympics

1:20 p.m. Sponsor Draw and final remarks

1:30 p.m. Departure


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, Pamela Moat, MREA Operations Coordinator can be reached at 204.772.0405 or email: pmoat@mrea.mb.ca.

For more information about the 2018 MRN Symposium, please contact the Manitoba Real Estate Association at 204-772-0405.


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact:


Pamela Moat
Operations Coordinator