Get Inspired, Enlightened, Empowered

Whistler is where ACETECH was born 25 years ago - in the hearts and minds of BC's early
tech founders and titans of the industry.

Today, the soaring mountain peaks and pristine, natural beauty of Whistler continue to set the stage for inspiration and innovation at our signature annual event, which is BC's best tech leadership conference.

We challenge you to elevate your thinking and performance with an exclusive community of 140 high-growth tech CEOs and world-class thought leaders during our 3-day retreat.

THE WHISTER SUMMIT 2017 SPEAKER LINE-UP

Mike Gardner
CEO, Agreement Express

“Anytime I get a chance to rethink my business, we grow. ACETECH delivers.”

Linda Brown-Ganzert
CEO, Curatio

“The ROI from the 2 days is easily 10x.”

“Ideal combination of setting, topics, activities to energize business leaders”

Bruce Forde
CEO, Cambian

THE VENUE

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd
Whistler BC

The Chateau is a distinguished member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World' and has been awarded the prestigious honour of being the number one resort in Canada by Travel & Leisure magazine.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd
Whistler BC, V0N 1B4

SPONSORS

SUPPORTERS

PLATINUM SPONSOR

CEO PERSPECTIVES

REGISTRATION

acetechbc.ca

2014
9.1/10

2015
9.3/10

2016
9.1/10

CEOS RATE THE SUMMIT
ABOVE 9/10 EVERY YEAR

REGISTRATION

  • Eligibility: ACETECH is exclusively for CEOs and Presidents of companies innovating with technology. General Managers of local divisions of international companies with over 50 staff are also welcome to participate

Summit "A la carte"

$2395

  • Your registration includes all sessions, activities, food and beverages throughout the summit
REGISTER
BECOME A MEMBER

Membership

  • Registration to the Annual Whistler Summit
  • Participation in a CEO roundtable group that meets monthly over dinner
  • Registration to every session of ACETECH's quarterly strategic workshops and executive training
  • Registration to ACETECH's quarterly CEO Speaker Series and member exclusive event

$295/month

CEOs have two options to participate in the Whistler Summit:

  • Love it or it's free: You receive outstanding value and give us a minimum rating of 7/10 or you get a refund.

Speaker Spotlight: David Yoffie

Director, Intel, HTC & TiVO;
Professor, Harvard Business School

Professor David B. Yoffie is the Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration at Harvard Business School. A member of the HBS faculty since 1981, Professor Yoffie received his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University and his Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

WEDNESDAY

10:00am

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS

McMillan & BDO Canada - Setting Up An International Office for Success
KPMG Hosted Lunch

CONFERENCE BEGINS

Eric Termeunde - People Relations: The New PR
Anne C. Graham - CustomerFirst: Discover Your Rive Powerful Paths to P.R.O.F.I+T
Guy Parsons - Lean Thinking: Maximize Value, Grow Your People, Delight Customers.

RECEPTION & DINNER: ACETECH's 25TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

1:00pm

6:00pm

THURSDAY

7:30am

BREAKFAST

Carl Saunders - From Founder to CEO: A 25 Year Journey
Guy Parsons - Lean Thinking: Maximize Value, Grow Your People, Delight Customers
Thomas Stewart - Woo, Wow, and Win: Service Design, Strategy, and the Art of Customer Delight

LUNCH

Adele Revella - Buyer Personas
Mike Maddock - Free the Idea Monkey

RECEPTION, DINNER, CASINO, AND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH TASTING HOSTED BY MCMILLAN

12:00am

6:00pm

FRIDAY

BREAKFAST

Jayaram Bhat - Walking the Valley of Death to Reach Nirvana: Leading Through Difficult Times to Successful Exits
Matt Abrahams - Speaking Up Without Freaking Out
David Rendall - The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness

LUNCH

David Yoffie - Harvard Case Study: Elon Musk's Big Bets

WRAP UP RECEPTION

7:30am

12:00pm

4:00pm

*Program is subject to change