Here's our upcoming Events.  Several events are Members Only – so consider joining if you haven’t! 

Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Union Club of BC, 805 Gordon Street

    Award-winning author, family business advisor and TEDx speaker David Bentall is coming to Victoria as a featured event speaker.

    Key event sponsor: Mike Geric Construction. Participating Sponsor: CIBC Wood Gundy and CIBC Private Wealth

    We consider this a flagship event for FBA VI and will be selling tables. This is an ideal event to invite key staff, suppliers, and other members of your family whether they are working in the business or not.

    David Bentall probably has more first-hand experience in family business succession than anyone else in the province. “I was central to three separate family business succession efforts in our family,” said Bentall, grandson of Bentall Group patriarch Charles Bentall. The Bentall Group and its Dominion Construction built many key buildings in Vancouver’s downtown core from 1911 on.

    Bentall experienced a traumatic transition in the late 1980s that fractured the powerful family empire and stripped him of a lifelong dream to lead the family business. That was followed by a successful transition, where he and two sisters bought Dominion Construction and Bentall ran the company which went on to build GM Place. Finally, he worked through a third, smooth transition in which he sold to his sister and brother-in-law in 1998. David has since been a professional family business advisor for many family businesses across Canada and beyond.

    The first 60 people to register will receive a copy of his latest book, Dear Younger Me, which retails for $39.95 and is included in the event price. Additional books will be for sale at the event for a 50% discounted price.

    This will be a sit-down dinner. Tickets are $200 per person and $1500 for a table of eight.

Past events

24 May 2023 Scaling Up Summit: Raising Capital & Mergers and Acquisitions
25 Apr 2023 That’s Just Crazy Talk - Victoria Maxwell - One-of-a-Kind Keynote
02 Mar 2023 Titan Boats Business Tour
16 Feb 2023 February Round Tables on Future of FBA – Bring Your Wisdom and Insight - Choose 1 of 3 - Virtual + In Person
11 Jan 2023 Focus Group for Advisor Members Jan10/11 - Please Choose One
10 Jan 2023 What the Next Generation Wants You to Know
08 Dec 2022 Art of Negotiation with Dan Johnston - Members & Non Members
17 Nov 2022 FBA 2022 AGM - By Zoom
17 Nov 2022 FBA 2022 AGM - In Person
13 Oct 2022 Vancouver Island Family Business Association 2.0 and All That Jazz 2022
01 Jun 2022 2022 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
27 May 2021 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
22 Apr 2021 Managing Personal Relationships as a Family Business Member
14 Apr 2021 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
28 Jan 2021 Value Added Incentives for Family Business Employees
11 Dec 2020 Workplace Stress & Wellness
25 Nov 2020 Tough Talk
28 Oct 2020 Estate Planning Tools for the Family Business
04 Jun 2020 FBA Year-end Social: Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
14 May 2020 Employment Issues
16 Apr 2020 Competitive Disruption, your Next Level of Success
12 Feb 2020 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
12 Dec 2019 Fireside Chat, Workplace Stress & Wellness
13 Nov 2019 Protect your Legacy with Process Benchmarking
09 Oct 2019 The Great Wealth Isn't Coming...It's Already Here
09 May 2019 Workplace Stress & Wellness
14 Mar 2019 Family Business Stories
13 Feb 2019 Family Business Excellence (FBE) & Young Entrepreneur Awards
05 Dec 2018 Enterprise Transition 2019
25 Oct 2018 Emotional Intelligence
19 Sep 2018 The Future of Work is NOW
07 Jun 2018 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
26 Apr 2018 Strategies for Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent
14 Mar 2018 Mental Toughness Leadership
08 Feb 2018 FBE Awards
26 Jan 2018 Faxes to Facebook
29 Nov 2017 Ambitions, Extreme Goals & Risks
14 Nov 2017 Dear Younger Me
19 Oct 2017 Leaps & Lessons
08 Jun 2017 Celebrating the Role of Family Business in the Economy
11 May 2017 Business-Family Governance
16 Mar 2017 Nextgens
16 Feb 2017 Nanaimo Family Business Stories
09 Feb 2017 Family Business Excellence (FBE) Awards
19 Oct 2016 Family Business Stories