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Corporate Culture 2019: People, Purpose, Performance

Monday January 28 - Tuesday January 29 2019 Hotel X Toronto Toronto, ON

Conference Overview

In today’s increasingly complex and fast-moving world, strong corporate cultures and a clear sense of purpose have become major forces behind creating competitive advantage.

Simply put, if culture is the heart of the business, purpose is the key to unlocking full organizational and employee potential.

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“Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential. It will ultimately lose the license to operate from key stakeholders.… And ultimately, that company will provide subpar returns to the investors who depend on it to finance their retirement, home purchases, or higher education”

—Laurence Fink, CEO, Blackrock

It’s not what keeps you up at night, but what makes you jump out of bed in the morning.

At this highly interactive event, you’ll have the opportunity to explore different corporate cultures. Cultures that support innovation. Cultures that create exceptional customer experiences. Cultures that help navigate change and transformation. Cultures that drive engagement and unleash discretionary efforts. You’ll also learn about values and behaviours, about transparency, collaboration, and authentic leadership. And it will all converge around the imperative of employees discovering their true purpose, organizations articulating their core purpose and your ability to connect the two. Because when you do, anything is possible.

"If you are lucky enough to be someone’s employer, then you have a moral obligation to make sure people do look forward to coming to work in the morning.”

—John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market

But cultures can also have a dark side!

Aside from clear contributions to an organization’s success, there is another reason culture is a top business priority. The absence of a clearly defined and articulated culture or worst yet, toxic cultures, can cause real damage to people and often destroy brands. We must and will address this too!

Explore how to focus on people, build purpose and deliver performance from organizations who have done just that.

At this event you will learn about real cultures at real organizations and how they have contributed to success. You will hear about cultures that:

  • put customer experience at the center of everything they do
  • value and support high performance
  • are focused on innovation
  • create healthy and productive workplaces
  • embrace change and are well prepared for transformation
  • support transparent authentic leadership
  • embrace and learn from failure

Building on Success

The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. This event attracts Canada’s top leaders, and provides an insightful and enlightening learning experience for conference participants.


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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Associate your brand with the solutions, and position your organization as a leader in its field. Connect with your top prospects, and collaborate with senior executives, practitioners, and thought leaders.

To learn more about exclusive sponsor benefits, please contact Tracie Jones at 613-862-1566 or by e-mail, or visit our Sponsorship Benefits page.