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June 5, 2017

Opening evening at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights 

Museum for Human RIghts

The CPBI National FORUM 2017 will kick-start on Monday June 5th at the The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The museum is not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership.

FORUM participants are invited for an opening keynote address by Max Valiquette who will discuss current trends and what they mean to pension and benefits industry. Following his presentation a sit-down dinner will be served, in the Bonnie & John Buhler Hall.  

Max Valiquette
Innovation and Trends Expert
Max Valiquette helps companies, organizations, and brands find solutions to their problems by better understanding their employees, customers, and communities. Named one of Canada’s “Most Influential Marketers” by Marketing magazine, he has worked with some of the biggest brands around the world throughout the course of his career as a leading marketing and brand strategist. His varied expertise makes him one of the most sought-after public speakers on trends, innovation, marketing, and youth culture.


Don’t miss out on this memorable evening!    

June 6, 2017 

FORUM Gala Evening; Celebrating the CPBI 2017 Hall of Fame 

The FORUM 2017 Gala evening will take place at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg following a full day of sesssions. 

Come celebrate with your fellow delegates the 2017 inductees into the CPBI Hall of Fame during a Gala evening featuring a special performance by Winnipeg`s own JP Hoe. 

JP Hoe

JP Hoe is a singer-songwriter who connects with fans of all music genres. Soaring melodies, sharp lyrics, and his rhythm driven songs create a unique yet idly familiar sound.


The Winnipeg native is earnest, wry, ironic, funny and insightful. His material has a genuine homespun feel, filled with catchy hooks; it is very authentic, uncontrived and confessional. He’s played gigs all over the world, connecting with audiences via his soul-on-sleeve lyrics, but also his down-to-earth unpretentious charm.

The six-time, Western Canadian Music Award nominated artist, has a tremendous gift for writing songs. His big, bold, blue-sky voice is captivating and compliments his creative and emotional lyrics. In his album, Mannequin, the singer-songwriter has crafted the kind of compilation that, to borrow a Wilco lyric, tries to break your heart. It is a soaring collection of cinematic epics that can still fascinate you and tend to burn with an intimate intensity.

You will not want to miss the JP Hoe Band and the Hall of Fame ceremony