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Peter Zeihan
Geopolitical Strategist & Author

Peter Zeihan.jpgPeter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist, which is a fancy way of saying he helps people understand how the world works. Peter combines an expert understanding of demography, economics, energy, politics, technology, and security to help clients best prepare for an uncertain future.

Over the course of his career, Peter has worked for the US State Department in Australia, the DC think tank community, and helped develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world's premier private intelligence companies. Peter founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military.

Peter is a critically acclaimed author whose books — The Accidental Superpower and The Absent Superpower — have been recommended by Mitt Romney, Fareed Zakaria and Ian Bremmer. Peter is also a highly sought-after public speaker. With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow's headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

Peter's third book, Disunited Nations, was released in March 2020. 

Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries Headshot.pngAuthor, Keynote Speaker and former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations, agencies and partnerships. Dividing his time mostly between The United States, Canada and Europe, Mark is invited to deliver his highly effective keynotes on ‘Business Communication, Influence & Presentation’ to audiences across many industries. His speeches are relevant, entertaining, and filled with instantly useable takeaway ideas.

Mark has also mastered a fascinating niche—moderating major corporate events. He has rapidly become the go-to person for facilitating, moderating and ‘MC-ing’ multinational events for large and small organizations around the world. As well as running countless industry panels and chatting with more than 150 C-Suite execs, on stage, Mark has also interviewed many celebrities including Will Smith, Richard Branson, Bob Mueller, Serena Williams, Michael Phelps, Janet Yellen and Michael J. Fox.

Mark has published two books: “What’s up with your Handshake?” and “The Art of Business Seduction” and has just launched 2 highly innovative and very engaging e-learning courses dedicated to elevating users into Trusted Advisors, Persuasive Communicators and Key Influencers. Discussing the power of ‘Business Influence’ and ‘Networking 2.0’, Mark regularly appears as an expert guest on NBC’s Today Show, Fox Business, BBC News and writes for The Huffington Post.

Stay online after the keynote presentation for long awaited laughs with three of Vancouver's top comedians, Graham Clark, Erica Sigurdson and Ivan Decker.

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January 27, 2022
Virtual Event

Individual Tickets $50
Group (5 Guests) $250
Group (10 Guests) $500

A portion of the registration fees will be donated to the Young Investor Program (Vancouver).

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Virtual Networking
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm    Welcome Remarks
5:45 pm - 6:00 pm    Mark Jeffries
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm    Peter Zeihan
7:00 pm - 7:05 pm    Closing Remarks
7:05 pm - 7:50 pm    Graham Clark, Erica Sigurdson, Ivan Decker

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