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The Talent Advantage: How to Retain, Attract and Develop The Best and The Brightest

Educate  Discover  Grow  Execute

2023 EDGE Summit

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

8:00 am - 6:00 pm PT

Vancouver, BC

Don't miss out on our 5th annual EDGE Summit. We are bringing together over 500 CEOs, Executives, Business Owners, and Board Members from across Canada and around the world to engage in a full day, high impact, peer learning and networking event.

This year's event theme is focused on the greatest business asset: people. Competition for top talent is greater than ever in a shifting marketplace and the 2023 EDGE Summit will provide key insights on how to Retain, Attract, and Develop top talent for competitive advantage.

Watch a Video Overview of the 2023 EDGE Summit from Nancy MacKay, Founder & CEO, MacKay CEO Forums

Keynote Speakers & Panel




Reinvention: Attracting and Retaining Talent When Everyone is Looking for an Exit




Excellence With Grit and Integrity




Regional President, BC

RBC Royal Bank

Curt Steinhorst is the author of the bestselling book, Can I Have Your Attention? and a regular Forbes contributor on leadership strategy. He coaches top founders, athletes, and executives, and speaks to audiences worldwide about mastering focus and attention — critical elements for businesses emerging from the pandemic and orienting themselves to a changed world. 

One of Canada's most decorated cross-country ski racers, and three-time Olympian, Beckie is the founder and CEO of Spirit North, an organization working to improve the lives of Indigenous children and youth through the transformative power of sport and play.

Martin is responsible for carrying out RBC Royal Bank's strategic objectives and managing business priorities in British Columbia. Oversees the application of policies and programs aimed at promoting the interests of RBC clients, employees and shareholders. He is also an official RBC spokesperson.

Business Partners

The MacKay CEO Diary Show

Inspiring leadership stories from members

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Bill McNabb

Retired Chair & CEO

The Vanguard Group

Hear directly from MacKay CEO Forums Members as they share their inspiring stories on how they're winning the talent challenge. MacKay CEO Forums Member surveys have indicated that attracting, retaining, and developing talent is the critical business challenge for 2023.

In conversation with Peter Mogan, Forum Chair, MacKay CEO Forums

Master of Ceremonies

Tim Magwood

Tim is a highly rated Forum Chair, seasoned MC, speaker, facilitator, and storyteller with a purpose of inspiring sustainable shifts to fuel well-being and innovation through compassion, clarity, and creativity.


Event Host

Dr. Nancy MacKay

Dr. Nancy MacKay is the Founder and CEO of MacKay CEO Forums, the highest impact and least time intensive peer group for over 1200 CEOs, executives and business owners across Canada and around the world. With a dream to populate the world with inspiring leaders, she founded MacKay CEO Forums in 2005, after seeing firsthand the tremendous value of having CEOs come together and learn from each other, and help each other deal with their toughest issues and challenges. As a Certified B Corp since 2018, MacKay CEO Forums is committed to diversity and inclusion and using business as a force for good in the world. She loves to play squash, and, over the past decade, has travelled to over 33 countries with her family.

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Event Co-Host

Marty Parker

Marty Parker is president and chief executive officer of Waterstone Human Capital. Founded in 2003, Waterstone is a leading cultural talent management firm that offers retained executive search specializing in recruiting for fit, culture change and transformation services, leadership development, succession planning, cultural and engagement measurement, and advisory consulting for entrepreneurial-minded, high growth organizations across North America. In 2005, Marty founded Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, an annual program that recognizes best-in-class Canadian organizations for having a culture that has helped them enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage. In 2014, the program expanded to include Canada’s Most Admired CEO.













Bring a guest who meets your definition of diversity and receive a special pricing of $1,500 for each of your tickets

Ticket purchases before Jun 30 will be entered into a draw for a trip for 2 to Spain in May 2024 with Canada's Great Kitchen Party!

Includes a

Forum Chair




Virtual attendance ticket option available for pricing Options 1-3.

Up to 4 attendees. $500 per additional attendee.


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2022 EDGE Summit Video

Our 4th annual EDGE Summit was a huge success! Held in Toronto, over 450 CEOs, Executives and Business Leaders spent the day together learning about The Evolution of Work. Our keynote speaker, Ram Charam, spoke about this key business topic.

2022 EDGE Summit Testimonials

"The October 2022 EDGE Summit was outstanding. The content was some of the best ever and I took away a lot."

-Paul McCullough, Interim President, BCIT, Innovator Partner, 5yr member

"I’ve attended 2 EDGE Summits and never want to miss out on the high impact speakers, the full day of inspiring CEO peer learning, and remarkable networking opportunities."


-Sandra Ketchen, President & CEO, Spectrum Health Care, 11yr member

"I believe that we all need to show up as Inspiring Leaders every day and be the best for the world."


Founder & CEO, MacKay CEO Forums

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