APEX IS A 4 DAY, 3 NIGHT CONFERENCE WITH A FOCUS ON SOFT-SKILL DEVELOPMENT.
“The APEX Conference is a world class opportunity to meet with an impressive group of future leaders. I got as much out of interacting with the group as I hope they did with me sharing my insights. A truly top notch event.”
– THERESA MCLAUGHLIN, CMO, TD Bank Group
89% of career dismissals in the first 18 months are due to a lack of soft skills.
The APEX (Achieving Professional Excellence) Conference is an annual, non-profit undergraduate business conference hosted by a team of dedicated students from York University’s Schulich School of Business. Founded in 1998, the conference places a unique emphasis on the importance of soft skills in the corporate world. APEX creates a forum wherein renowned individuals from industry and academia share their experiences, insights and expertise with delegates.
“Both the students and representatives that attend the APEX Conference display incredible amounts of ambition, capability, and passion that is found at no other conference.”
– PETER ACETO, CEO, ING Direct
“I never had the opportunity to get the real life insight that the incredible speakers gave to the students that were attending… a must go to conference for any business student!”
– HOWARD LICHTMAN, President, Lightning Group
YEARS OF HISTORY
The APEX mission is to bridge the gap between business education and professional excellence.
Through the experience of seasoned professionals, APEX aims to make a meaningful contribution to the development of human capital of Canada’s future business leaders. In particular, APEX focuses on improving essential soft skills, which are not typically taught within the classroom setting. APEX aims to meet the diverse needs of students while simultaneously advancing their interest in the corporate community.
The APEX conference provides delegates with an unparalleled opportunity for skill development as well as networking prospects with 75+ corporate representatives and 150 top business students.
Every year, APEX brings in top business professionals at the hottest companies to speak to its delegates. Hear from distinguished CEO’s over lunches and dinners at some of Toronto’s finest venues.
Over the course of the conference, students attend a number of workshops as well as an industry panel, where they learn from speakers representing a variety of industries and professions.