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Château Laurier, Ottawa | May 29 - 31, 2023
NextGen Retreat | May 28 - 29, 2023

About Symposium - May 29 to 31, 2023

Enjoy beautiful downtown Ottawa
✓ Learn from others who truly "get it"
Pre-Symposium NextGen Retreat

Inspiring family stories & renowned speakers
National Family Enterprise of the Year Award
Make new friends and connections

Symposium 2023 is the national conference for the family business community taking place in Ottawa, where you can expect dynamic speakers, interactive discussions, inspiring family stories and engaging panels that are all uniquely tailored to the family business experience.

Theme: Connections

This event is tailored to the family business experience, whether you are a family member or a certified Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA). You won’t want to miss...

Dynamic speakers, panels and workshops
The program features dynamic speakers, a selection of panels and a number of practical workshops led by family enterprise leaders, owners, educators, experts and advisors.

Networking at its best
Build connections with business families and FEA peers and participate in our Dine Around, where you can connect with an intimate group in a casual setting that will be certain to drive lively conversation.

Celebrating in style
We kick off Symposium with our National Family Enterprise of the Year Award (FEYA) ceremony. Join us as we recognize our regional Finalists and congratulate our 2022 National FEYA Recipient.

A new NextGen event
We invite our NextGen family business members to join us May 28-29. The theme for this retreat is, Going from NextGen to NowGen with Success! Connect with our NextGen community and gain valuable insights on moving into leadership in your family business.

A chance to grow together
Symposium is a unique opportunity for families to share important learning and experiences across generations. Bring your family, your colleagues or your peer group (P.A.G or FEA). Groups of four or more qualify for a group discount.