Forward Together

The OMNI King Edward Hotel in Toronto, ON

GARY VAYNERCHUK

Considered one of the leading global minds on ‘what’s next’ in culture, relevance and trends; a serial entrepreneur, serves as Chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia.

HUBERT JOLY

Recognized as “Top 100 Best- Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review, “Top 30 CEOs in the World” by Barron’s, and “Top 10 CEOs in US” by Glassdoor; former CEO of BestBuy.

JENNIFER MOSS

Award-winning journalist, author and international public speaker specializing in burnout and workplace wellness.

JANICE STEIN

Few people have a better understanding of global economics, geopolitics, or international security and terrorism; Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at UofT; Order of Canada and Order of Ontario member.

Join us as we move forward together through change and reinvention at our executive leaders-only conference. Learn from world renowned thought leaders, share experiences, and forge key business and personal bonds.

SCHEDULE
November 10th - Members Only (Times in EST)
12:00 pm
Lunch & Opening Remarks
2:00 pm
Topical Breakout Sessions
3:45 pm
JANICE STEIN
6:00 pm
Networking Reception
7:00 pm
Dinner & Entertainment
9:00 pm
Late Night Lounge & Casino
November 11th - Members & Special Guests
8:00 am
Breakfast & Round Tables
10:00 am
Opening Remarks
10:15 am
GARY VAYNERCHUK
12:00 pm
Lunch & Panel Discussion
1:45 pm
HUBERT JOLY
3:15 pm
JENNIFER MOSS
5:00 pm
Closing Remarks
5:15 pm
Closing Reception

CEO's Message

In times of crisis, great leaders create opportunities to continually build and enhance their capabilities and connections. These same leaders engage their teams and take advantage of what they are learning, use it as an impetus to re-envision their businesses and break long-held paradigms to allow them to move FORWARD Together.

The Annual PEO Leadership Conference is our marquee event of the year, it is known for its cutting edge leadership content and executive networking. We will welcome some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders to stretch your thinking in a time of continuous change and reinvention; and we will do it in an interactive two-day IN-PERSON and live-streamed conference that will allow you to connect, think and grow with some of the world’s best!

You’ll come away with new ideas on how to lean in and lead in today’s business environment, driving disruption and innovations to reshape and reinvent your go-to-market, while fostering a culture of trust and compassionate guidance of your teams.  Through our Global Leadership Exchange, we’ll also welcome our two US Partners, Allied Executives and INC CEO Project as we assemble over 500 business leaders in 3 North American locations.  We are once again looking to make this the best North American Leadership Conference of 2021!

You will enjoy a balance of executive networking opportunities coupled with thought provoking presentations and collaborative discussions.

Participants who are double vaccinated will permitted to attend in person.  For those that choose not to attend in person and/or not vaccinated we are making arrangements to remotely broadcast the November 11th Speakers live via zoom.  This will also allow us to share the speakers and their insights with the employees of both our member organizations and our partners.  All government regulations will be followed and of course may change as we get closer to the event. 

The conference will  consist of several activities, including:

  • Thought Leadership Keynote Speakers
  • Executive Networking Receptions
  • Breakfast Round Table Discussions
  • Fine Dining & Entertainment
  • Late Night Lounge
  • Elevated Venue with Exceptional Standards
  • Virtual Streaming of Speakers

Past Conferences

Speakers

  • GARY VAYNERCHUK
    World Renowned Innovation & Marketing Strategy Expert
    Gary is considered one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture, relevance and the internet. He is described as one of the most forward thinkers in business – he acutely recognizes trends and patterns early to help others understand how these shifts impact markets and consumer behavior.
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    Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and serves as the Chairman of VaynerX and the CEO of VaynerMedia.

    Gary is considered one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture,  relevance and the internet. Known as “GaryVee” he is described as one of the most forward thinkers in business – he acutely recognizes trends and patterns early to help others understand how these shifts impact markets and consumer behavior. Whether its emerging artists, esports, NFT investing or digital communications, Gary understands how to bring brand relevance to the forefront. He is a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase and Uber.

    He helps Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention through his full service advertising agency, VaynerMedia which has offices in NY, LA, London, and Singapore.  VaynerMedia is part of the VaynerX holding company which also includes VaynerProductions, Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, Tracer, VaynerSpeakers, VaynerTalent and VaynerCommerce. Gary is also the Co-Founder of VaynerSports, Resy and Empathy Wines. Gary guided both Resy and Empathy to successful exits — both were sold respectively to American Express and Constellation Brands.

  • HUBERY JOLY
    World Renowned Leadership & Turn Around Expert
    Hubert Joly is the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. He has been recognized as one of the one hundred “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review, one of the top thirty CEOs in the world by Barron’s, and one of the top ten CEOs in the United States in Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards.
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    Hubert Joly is the former Chairman and CEO of Best Buy. He has been recognized as one of the one hundred “Best-Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review, one of the top thirty CEOs in the world by Barron’s, and one of the top ten CEOs in the United States in Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards. Joly is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School and serves on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren.

    During Hubert’s time at Best Buy, he and his team rebuilt the company into one of the nation’s favorite employers, a sustainable leader, and an innovator, dramatically increasing customer satisfaction and growing the company’s stock price 10-fold. His greatest achievement, however, may have been to make himself dispensable: he decided to step down as CEO in 2019 and as executive chairman in 2020, and pass the baton to a new generation of leaders.

    Hubert’s purpose in life is to make a positive difference on people around him and use the platform he has to make a positive difference in the world. Besides serving on the boards of Johnson & Johnson and Ralph Lauren, he now spends most of his time as a lecturer at Harvard Business School and supporting other leaders seeking to become the best versions of themselves and to lead with purpose and humanity. He is also actively invested in efforts to advance meaningful diversity and inclusion.

  • JENNIFER MOSS
    Burnout & Corporate Culture Expert
    Jennifer Moss is an award-winning journalist, author and international public speaker specializing in happiness and wellness at work. Her book, Unlocking Happiness at Work, received the distinguished UK Business Book of the Year Award.
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    Jennifer Moss is an award-winning journalist, author and international public speaker specializing in happiness and wellness at work. Her book, Unlocking Happiness at Work, received the distinguished UK Business Book of the Year Award. Moss works with a wide range of organizations on how to develop and measure their happiness strategies for improved performance. Her inspiring and evidence-based presentations help leaders and their teams find joy and grow to become more resilient and successful.

    Moss is a Harvard Business Review contributor and nationally syndicated radio columnist. She also sits on the Global Happiness Council – a small group of leading scientists and economists that support the UN’s sustainable goals related to global well-being and the Annual Global Happiness Policy Report. Prior to this, Moss worked in Silicon Valley, eventually joining Barack Obama’s California social team during his historic presidential campaign.

    To acknowledge her contributions to business and public service, Moss was named a Canadian Innovator of the Year, an International Female Entrepreneur of the Year, and recipient of the Public Service Award from the Office of President Obama. Her next book, The Burnout Epidemic, will be published by Harvard Business Press in September 2021.

  • JANICE STEIN
    Geopolitical Expert
    Whether it’s economics, geopolitics, or international security and terrorism, few people have a better understanding of global issues than Professor Janice Gross Stein.
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    Whether it’s economics, geopolitics, or international security and terrorism, few people have a better understanding of global issues than Professor Janice Gross Stein. Her dynamic presentations provide a unique perspective into what’s really happening around the world—from China to Russia to the Middle East and Europe—and what it means to her audiences. Professor Stein’s presentations not only connect the dots regarding key events, but provide a look at where things are headed, and where the potential dangers and opportunities may lie. Both realistic and hopeful, she leaves her audiences with a better understanding of current global issues, and a clear, compelling vision of the future.

    Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    Professor Stein was the Massey Lecturer in 2001, and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate, and has received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, McMaster University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Sponsors

We pride ourselves on our strategic partnerships and trusted networks. We believe in collaborating with reputable industry leaders and organizations that bring value to our Leadership Community as well as embody our principles and commitment to best business practices.

Whether you’re a premium lifestyle or a corporate brand that helps leaders excel in their business or careers, sponsoring the PEO Annual Leadership Conference will bring tremendous value to your company. Establish your brand as forward thinking with your finger on the pulse of innovation. Showcase yourself as leaders with the ability to identify opportunities that bring value to your customers while aligning your brand with one of Canada’s most respected peer to peer leadership development firms.

Educational Partners

Aird & Berlis
Aird & Berlis provides strategic legal and business advice in all principal areas of business law. Regardless of size or sector, we treat every client like our most important one, providing strategic legal counsel that is tailored to your business.
Cleveland Clinic Canada offers services to help people age well, move better and know their healthcare options. Our patients benefit from the expertise of dozens of Canadian physicians, specialists and wellness experts. That’s peace of mind you just can’t find anywhere else.
At EY, our purpose is Building a better working world. The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
Focus Asset Management is an independent, privately owned investment management firm. We are passionate and single-minded about managing our clients wealth and believe that their experience pervades everything we do. Focus Asset Management Company does this with the highest levels of trust, integrity and respect while always collaborating using a team approach.

Lead Sponsors

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