Opening Keynote Speaker
Referred to as “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong,” Colonel Chris Hadfield became a household name as the first Canadian commander of the International Space Station.
A heavily decorated astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Hadfield’s many awards include the Order of Canada, the Meritorious Service Cross, and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. Hadfield is also a bestselling author of three books, an acclaimed musician, and the host of two internationally acclaimed television series, including National Geographic’s One Strange Rock.
Closing Keynote Speaker
Purpose-Driven and Inclusive Leadership
Katie leads RBC’s eight personal and business regions in Canada. This includes more than 20,000 advisors in branches and business centers, and industry-leading specialist teams such as Commercial Banking, Financial Planning, Investment and Retirement Planners and Mortgage Specialists.
What we heard from last year's attendees:
The speakers were great with lots of insights and it was very valuable to have my entire executive team attend with me.
What a great day, full of learning and conversations! The best part for me was meeting the other participants, none of whom I knew before attending.
The 2019 EDGE Summit was one of the best leadership events I’ve attended! All of the speakers seemed to be the best of the best and the MC, Steve Patterson, was really, really funny. A nice touch that added a fun element to the day.
The annual EDGE Summit was a full day of very high impact peer learning and lots of practical insights from inspiring speakers and participants. We found so much value in the day’s program, we’re planning on bringing our executive team to Edge Summit in 2020.
The session speakers were very good. There were many very good take-aways and several ideas turned into commitments. It was very valuable to have my entire Senior Executive Team attend; there was something for everyone.
It was a very inspiring and interactive peer learning day with 500 CEOs/Executives/Business Owners from across Canada. The speakers were great and the ability to review the information and network with my peers was invaluable.
I've attended every annual EDGE Summit since 2017 and l always get lots of new ideas, build new relationships and make big commitments based on what l've learned. And the 2019 Summit was one of the best, most inspiring meetings i have ever attended! I highly recommend it!
I attend the annual EDGE Summit each year to get access to innovative thinking from world class speakers and successful CEOs from across Canada.
EDGE Experience Chair
Passionate about populating the world with inspiring leaders, Nancy founded MacKay CEO Forums to accelerate CEO performance through peer learning. Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, and published author.
Dr. Nancy MacKay is the founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1000 CEOs, Executives and business owners across Canada. With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing first hand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together to learn from each other, and to help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges.
Nancy is a CEO coach, dynamic keynote speaker, published author and a former university professor. She is the host of The CEO EDGE Podcast Show with thousands of listeners from around the world. Nancy holds a B.Math and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo, as well as a Ph.D. in Business from Canterbury University in New Zealand. She is the co-author of “The Talent Advantage” by Wiley Publishing. Nancy loves playing squash and travelling around the world with her family and lives in BC.
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“I believe that we all need to show up as Inspiring Leaders every day and be the best for the world.”