Program

APEXLeadership Summit 2021

Shape the Future, TogetherMay 11-13, 2021 | 11:00 – 3:30pm
Virtual Summit Program

Day 1 – Tuesday May 11, 2021 Global Context,
Challenges &
Opportunities

All times Eastern

Virtual Reception Area – 11:00 – 11:30
Access to exhibitor kiosks, Summit program agenda, list of speakers and resources and Summit plenary

Welcoming Remarks – 11:35 – 11:45

  • Jacqueline Rigg, CEO, APEX

Setting the Scene with Deputy Head Summit Co-Chairs – 11:45 – 11:55

  • Daniel Quan-Watson, Deputy Minister, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
  • Anne Kelly, Commissioner, Correctional Service Canada

Opening Keynote: Understanding the Global Geo-political Landscape – 12:00 – 12:40

  • Mark Carney, Vice-Chair, Brookfield Asset Management and Head of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) and Impact Fund Investing

Interview: The Role of Public Service in Shaping Canada – 12:45 – 13:25

  • The Honourable Frank McKenna, P.C., O.C., O.N.B., Q.C., Deputy Chairman, TD Bank

Presentation: Top Trends & Practices in 2021– 13:30 – 14:10

  • Jeremy Gutsche,CEO, Trend Hunter

Closing Interview: Unpacking the Twilight of Democracy – 14:15 – 14:55

  • Anne Applebaum, Journalist, Author, Historian

Wrap up – 14:55 – 15:00

Day 2 – Wednesday May 12, 2021 Nourishing Mental & Emotional
Health

All times Eastern

Virtual Reception Area – 11:00 – 11:30
Access to exhibitor kiosks, Summit program agenda, list of speakers and resources and Summit plenary

Opening Interview: Perspectives from the Covid Front Line – 11:50 – 12:30

  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, M.D., NFL Player

Presentation: Searching for Solutions to Diversity & Inclusion – 12:35 – 13:15

  • Rola Dagher, Global Channel Chief, Dell Technologies
  • Catherine Luelo, Senior VP & Chief Information Officer, Air Canada
  • Patrice Njoh, Leader, Change Management & DEI CoP, Deloitte

Presentation: Relieving Work-related Stress with Humour – 13:20 – 14:00

  • Judy Croon, Comedian

APEX Awards of Excellence Ceremony – 14:05 – 15:15

  • Emcee:Jacqueline Rigg, APEX, CEO

Recipients of the APEX Awards of Excellence for 2020 and 2021 will be honoured on May 12. Consult the full list of 2020 Recipients! The 2021 Recipients will be announced in the near future.

Day 3 – Thursday May 13, 2021Inspirational Leadership & Resilience

Virtual Reception Area – 11:00 – 11:30
Access to exhibitor kiosks, Summit program agenda, list of speakers and resources and Summit plenary

Opening Interview: Survival and Self-Discovery: Observations from a Child Bride – 11:50 – 12:30

  • Samra Zafar, Author, Human Rights Activist

Presentation: Lessons in Resilience from a Blind Athlete – 12:35 – 13:15

  • Diane Bergeron, President, Blind Iron Vision & Vice-President, Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Presentation: Harnessing the Power of the Six Paradoxes of Leadership – 13:20 – 14:00

  • Blair Sheppard, PwC Global Leader, Strategy & Leadership

Closing Keynote: Embracing Change, Encouraging Disruption and Incentivizing Innovation – 14:05 – 15:15

  • Judy Croon, Comedian

APEX Awards of Excellence Ceremony – 14:05 – 14:45

  • Michele Romanow, CBC’s Dragons’ Den & Co-Founder, Clearbanc

Concluding Remarks – 14:55 – 15:15

  • Jacqueline Rigg, APEX, CEO