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APEX is excited to host the 2024 Leadership Summit and Awards of Excellence Ceremony, a premier annual learning event, offering professional learning, networking and inspiration – exclusively for Canada’s public service executive community.    

This unique learning event will be held in-person:

on May 14-15, 2024 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa

A virtual participation option will also allow participation of executives from across Canada and abroad. The annual Summit is viewed as a must-attend event for more than 1100 executives, including deputy ministers, and includes the prestigious APEX Awards of Excellence Ceremony to be held on the evening of May 14.  

Leadership Excellence: Rethinking and Reinventing Together

This year’s Summit themed Leadership Excellence: Rethinking and Reinventing Together is much more than just a conference; it is a convergence of visionaries, thought leaders, and trailblazers shaping the future of work, public service and leadership. This year’s theme is dedicated to exploring Leadership Excellence: Rethinking and Reinventing Together – reflecting our commitment to fostering, growing, and adapting leadership in an ever-evolving global landscape. Our high-profile lineup of keynote speakers and industry experts will share their insights, strategies, and success stories, providing invaluable perspectives on leadership excellence of today and tomorrow.    

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In addition, the annual APEX Awards of Excellence Ceremony will be held on the first afternoon. The ceremony recognizes and celebrates recipients of our 8 outstanding professional awards, including the prestigious APEX Public Service Citation Award.

We welcome participants, senior executives, sponsors, and exhibitors to this highly-rated, annual tradition of leadership development and Awards of Excellence.

We received 58 nominations for this year’s Awards of Excellence. The nominees and the winners will be announced soon!

Program and Speakers

We are very excited to bring together an extraordinary line up of renowned thought leaders from both the public and private sectors. Stay tuned for more updates while we schedule an impressive line-up and program for this year’s event. More information will be released here as we get closer to the event.

Photo Peter Mansbridge
Peter Mansbridge
Photo Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Marie-Hélène Pelletier
Photo Arun Thangaraj
Arun Thangaraj
Photo Amber Mac
Amber Mac
Photo Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Photo Rick Hansen
Rick Hansen
Photo Christiane Fox
Christiane Fox
Photo Risha Grant
Risha Grant

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors play a key role in the success of the APEX Leadership Summit and the APEX Awards of Excellence. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and our team would be delighted to discuss your interests. Please visit the Summit Sponsorship tab at the top of this page for more information on our sponsorship opportunities.

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