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YPO EDGE

   
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Each year, business leaders from around the world gather for YPO EDGE, YPO’s landmark event. For 2 days, members, their spouses, partners and invited guests from more than 130 countries convene with world-renowned thought leaders to address key issues in business, politics, philanthropy and humanities. The event, hosted on a different continent every year, offers exceptional educational opportunities for attendees while helping the global leaders of today shape the world of tomorrow.

Sharpen Your Edge

Brimming with natural beauty, creativity and boundless energy, the world-class port city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, provides the perfect home for the 2017 YPO EDGE. In March 2017, the EDGE will bring together architects of change from around the world who impact every field of thought from business to personal development, wellness, the arts and entertainment, politics, philosophy and social issues. More than 2,500 YPO members, spouses and partners will connect in Vancouver for powerful idea exchange, inspiration and discovery.

2017 YPO EDGE in Vancouver
2017 YPO EDGE in Vancouver

Some of the leaders and entrepreneurs who have spoken to members in past years include:

His Majesty King Abdullah II

His Majesty King Abdullah II

King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

Founder and Chairman
Virgin Group

Muhtar Kent

Muhtar Kent

Chairman and CEO
The Coca-Cola Company

Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Co-founder
Apple Computer

Carl Bates

“YPO EDGE (formerly Global EDGE) was a phenomenal experience that challenged my thinking about both business and life. One of my key takeaways resulted in direct changes to our company’s strategy and a significant increase in performance in the following months. As a young YPOer, direct business value is a key driver of my YPO experience.”

Carl Bates

Chief Executive of Sirdar Global Group
Johannesburg, South Africa
Member since 2010

Phil Koosed

“The EDGE (formerly Global EDGE) was an incredible personal and professional journey for me. It opened up a number of opportunities and learning experiences that I would have never been able to participate in otherwise. It was truly an unforgettable experience.”

Phil Koosed

Co-founder and CEO of Bamko
Los Angeles
Member since 2012