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Each year, business leaders from around the world gather for the YPO EDGE, the organization’s premier visionary showcase of thought leadership and innovation. For two 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, science, technology, philanthropy and the humanities. The event, hosted on a different continent each year, offers exceptional educational opportunities for attendees while helping the global leaders of today shape the world of tomorrow.

YPO EDGE
6-7 March 2019
Cape Town

Introducing the Life of Re_

We are experiencing one of the most radical changes in human history – the economy, the future of work, and our society. As robotics, AI, machine learning, and the gig economy redefines our way of life, leadership will be challenged.

In the tech world, software is in perpetual beta, never fully finished, constantly updated. As newly minted digital citizens, this is a process we could emulate. To live La Vida Beta. By leaning forward optimistically into the future to re-skill, re-tool, re-boot, re-invent. Welcome to the Life of Re_. A new way of being. A life of constant upgrade and improvement.

Join us at the 2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town where 2,500 of your peers from around the world will gather together to reconnect and learn from the most profound minds of our time. Discover and embrace the Life of Re_ as the continent’s Mother City hosts the world’s premier leadership conference of 2019. Come find your Re_. It will change the way you think.

2019 YPO EDGE in Cape Town
2018 YPO EDGE in Cape Town

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