Meet the 2018 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo Keynote Speaker 


Vince Poscente is a motivational keynote speaker and author on the topic of peak performance, overcoming adversity, and sustaining resiliency in a competitive landscape. Prior to public speaking he was the VP of Marketing at International Investment Properties after an award-winning sales career. Vince’s greatest strengths are in the areas of communication, focus and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that help clients overcome adversity and sustain resiliency.

After his B.A. at University of Alberta (with a passion for sports marketing), Vince went onto being the Executive Director of the Alberta Luge Association and liaison with the host broadcaster for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Then he decided he wanted to be an Olympian. Vince went from recreational skier to the Olympics in four years. He became a five-time Canadian record holder, ranked 10th in the world. Vince placed 15th skiing at national record of 135 mph. After his sales and executive leadership experience, he went onto speaking, consulting and writing. 

In his most recent career Vince has become a New York Times bestselling author (writing seven books to date), inductee into the Speaker Halls of Fame (in Canada and the USA), a Masters of Arts in Organizational Management and adventurer leading and climbing in the Himalayas. He is the founder of the Heroes Climb initiative (climbing and naming mountains after every day heroes). In Vince’s spare time he plays recreation league hockey on two teams.