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NextGen – Knowledge Sharing and Social

February 3, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Our Host and NextGen Ambassador, Aaron Berman, invites You and the NextGen Community to kick-off the New Year!

As Canada’s family-owned businesses look to finally turn the page on a global health crisis, a new era of urgency is looming in which many thousands of enterprising families expect to relinquish ownership to younger family members or outsiders in the next decade.

In a recent survey, we explored one important question: Is the next generation ready? (Read Ready, Willing and Interested or Not?)

Join our very own Thomas Clark, Director of Content & Education and Richard Jenkins, Director, Public Sector Research, Abacus Data as they delve into why and how the survey was designed, as well as the top five insights and implications it uncovered.

In true NextGen fashion, we will then breakout for deeper small-group discussions to explore the issues, challenges and next steps with your Peers to consider the following:

  • In the next decade, tens of thousands of family businesses will transfer to the next generation, if the more than half of owners stay true to their intentions.
  • Is blood thicker than water? Maybe not, as more than one in three owners expect to transition their business into the hands of outsiders.
  • The senior generation thinks the next generation is not ready to take over. True or just typical parent-child dynamics? Concerns are strongest in families who hope, or are planning, to transition ownership and management within the family.

Event Details




Online via Zoom. Please note the link will be provided to you in advance


Aaron Berman, Vice President, Business Operations,
BERMANFALK Hospitality Group


Please Note:  This event is only for current NextGen Family Enterprise Canada Family Members


Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins
Director, Public Sector Research, Abacus Data

Richard’s more than twenty years of experience in research includes work with some of Canada’s top research firms and more than a decade running his own boutique research firm. Richard has extensive experience in public affairs, policy development, branding, customer experience and employee experience research for some of Canada’s leading public and private sector organizations. As a published, peer-reviewed author, and with more than 200 public opinion projects led, Richard has a deep understanding of research methodologies, project management and statistics.

Aaron Berman

Aaron Berman
Vice President, Business Operations, BERMANFALK Hospitality Group

Aaron is the Vice President, Business Operations at BERMANFALK Hospitality Group. As an executive team member, he currently oversees all operational departments of the company both in Canada and abroad which includes Project Management, Business Operations, Design, Manufacturing, Human Resources and IT. He is a second-generation member of his family business, working alongside his father (Gary) and brother (Daniel) who also occupy executive roles in the company.

Aaron’s passion for thought-leadership and business innovation is what led him to become a national and regional (BC) ambassador for Family Enterprise Canada, with a specific focus on building the NextGen community.


February 3, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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