About the PEO Leadership Conference

Changing the way leaders Lead, Learn and Live

The Annual PEO Leadership Conference is our flagship event of the year! It is an exclusive three day members-only experience where the PEO Leadership Community convenes to connect, think and grow as well as to rejuvenate and have fun. The schedule is complete with an exciting range of activities including fine dining, live music, networking, and a line-up of world renowned speakers on leadership and performance, workshops, and experiential activities.

Our members have ranked the Annual PEO Leadership Conference as 4.9 out of 5.0 for exceptional value and experience and our 5th anniversary promises to be even better. Discussion is thought provoking, engagement is full-throttle, and your experience will prove invaluable.

Our 2016 Leadership Conference


PEO Leadership Conference 2017 – Fearless. Thriving in an Age of Acceleration

“Being a great leader requires you to challenge the status quo, anticipate the future and be confident enough to step outside of your comfort zone to inspire and engage those around you. It means you live with a purpose and take the time to celebrate the successes along the way.” — Leon Goren, CEO and Owner, Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO)

This year our conference theme, “Fearless. Thriving in an Age of Acceleration”, takes the PEO Leadership Community on a journey to explore how changes in technology will affect their organizations, their lives and generations to come. It will also explore alternatives to conquer any fears and challenges around those inevitable changes. Our evening lounge, this year, will also facilitate a greater component of technology and play.


Keynote Speakers


Yossi Ghinsberg

Adventurer | Amazon Survivor | Inspiration for the Movie, Jungle (2017)

Our opening keynote on Wednesday and panelist on The Human Adaptability Equation (Thursday) at this year’s conference, Yossi Ghinsberg knows survival like almost no one else. When he was just 21 years old, he made headlines around the world for having survived in the Amazon rainforest for three weeks, alone. Today, Yossi Ghinsberg’s business adventures include: a tech entrepreneur in the heart of Silicon Valley, VP of a groundbreaking medical corporation and the visionary behind Chalalan the most celebrated eco-resort in the Bolivian Amazon. [Video] Read more…

Amber Mac

Entrepreneur | Technology Expert | Disruptor

Amber Mac(Arthur) started her career in San Francisco and Boston during the dot-com boom in the late 1990s. As a strategist for Razorfish and Director of Marketing for an e-procurement software company, she spent four years in the technology start-up trenches. Amber left the start-up world to join Microsoft to build one of the first female-focused lifestyle portals. In 2006, she started her own digital agency, Konnekt. The company’s first client was world-renowned business coach, Tony Robbins. She was formerly the co-host of BNN’s App Central. She is a bestselling author and is a regular business host and expert for Fast Company, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CBS, BNN, The Marilyn Denis Show, and SiriusXM Radio. She was recently hired to serve as an entrepreneur advisor on a new reality pilot called Dream Funded: Let the Crowd Decide, created by Mark Burnett. [Video] Read more…


Leonard Brody

Business and Technology Visionary

Our Thursday opening keynote and panelist on The Human Adaptability Equation, Leonard Brody has been called “a controversial leader of the new world order” by BC Business magazine. He is an award-winning entrepreneur, venture capitalist, bestselling author, and a two-time Emmy nominated media visionary who is consistently ranked as the #1 speaker on conference programs. In his compelling, customized talks — for clients ranging from the United Nations to Visa and Pepsi — Leonard addresses the rapid pace of change, innovation, and disruption facing us all, and what to do about it. [VideoRead more…


Dr. Janice Gross Stein

Founding Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Professor Janice Gross Stein will be our Thursday afternoon keynote. 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. [VideoRead more…

Erica Keswin

Futurist | Author | Workplace Strategist

Erica Keswin, MBA, our Friday morning panelist, brings 20+ years in organization and leadership development, and the human capital space, to our PEO Leadership community. From consulting to Executive Director at numerous well regarded organizations, she has also served as an Executive Coach at New York University’s Stern School of Business. as well as the founder of The Spaghetti Project. As an author and speaker, Erica is focused on the impact of technology on relationships in the workplace. These days, she is obsessed with all things workplace: talent retention, culture, meeting protocols, managing the digital deluge, robotics—anything and everything that will help people connect, and see for themselves why honoring relationships is so good for business. [Video] Read more…

Carlos Davidovich

NeuroLeadership, NeuroManagement, NeuroMarketing Expert

Dr. Carlos Davidovich, MD, our Friday morning panelist, is the VP of Executive Coaching at Optimum Talent, a firm that brings the latest tools from neuroscience to the business world. For over 15 years, he has coached internationally, supporting the development of executive leaders and management teams alike. Carlos draws on his skills as a medical doctor plus his 20 years of experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry to deliver insights to both organizations and executives about neuroscience and leadership. He is a professor of Neuromanagement in the MBA program at the University of New York in Prague (UNYP) and a guest lecturer for the EMBA program at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. He is also a member of the Neuroleadership Institute, the NMSBA (NeuroMarketing Science & Business Association) and faculty of the Harvard Institute of Coaching.

Breakout Session Speakers – Thursday 16th November


David Siegel, CEO, Investopedia

Session 1

Accelerated Digital Growth: Revenue, Users & A Winning Culture | About David Siegel


Tomi Poutanen, Co-CEO, Layer 6 AI

Session 2

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Opportunity & Impact | About Tomi Poutanen


Dr. Claire Tsai, Ph.D., BEAR, UofT, Rotman B-School

Session 3

Leveraging Behavioural Science and Big Data | About Claire Tsai, Ph.D.


Surprise Entertainment

Every year at our Annual Leadership Conference & Executive Retreat, our members enjoy our surprise entertainers. From our very own band to magicians and musical prodigy, the Presidents of Enterprising Organizations (PEO) continues to surpass expectations. This year, is no different – members, your evening entertainment awaits.


Experiential Activities


Lifestyle Lounge

PEO’s Evening Social

Open Wednesday & Thursday, enjoy your evening relaxing, networking and exploring AI, tech toys and more.


Yoga with Adina Smolcic

Nurture U Yoga at Kingbridge

Registration Required. Adina brings a variety of styles of yoga together for a safe space to honour the wisdom of the body. Read more…


Touch Basketball

Your PEO Leadership Community

Registration Required. Join your peers for some cardio fun as your unwind before the evening session.


There are many reasons to sponsor a conference that influences, guides and empowers the leaders of our multinational and Canadian corporations and top-tiered small business owners. What matters is how this works for you and your business. Whether you’re a premium lifestyle brand that focuses on the health and well-being of this exclusive community, or a corporate brand that helps leaders to excel in business and career, there’s true value for you and your brand in sponsoring the PEO Annual Leadership Conference & Executive Retreat.

Interested? Learn more. Contact us about the 2017 Conference or the 2018 Conference, today.

  1. Contact Joanna Thommee, Director, Marketing, Events and Corporate Communications – jthommee@peo.net  | 416-637-0299 x 305
  2. Complete the Event Sponsor formClick Here

Registration (members only)

Member Registration

Members, you receive an exclusive invitation with your direct registration link and access code.

Become a Member

Become a member by the end of October 2017, and get your registration access too! Learn more here.


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Social Media

Engage on social media! Our PEO Leadership Community, members and future members alike, are invited to connect with and engage with us on social media!

Prior to and during our 2017 conference, we are using the hashtag #PEOExecConf2017 on most of our social media posts, across Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

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