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The Family Business Symposium 2023

May 29 - May 31

Family Business Symposium 2023 event details

About the 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.

Who can attend:
This event is open to family businesses, family offices, designated FEAs and FEA candidates.

Please note:
FEAs who attend Symposium will earn their annual 7 CE credit requirement to maintain their FEA designation.


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.

List of speakers


Next Gen Retreat – May 28 – 29



$1,695* per person
+ applicable taxes


$2,195 per person
+ applicable taxes

* Progressive Experience Members — You will receive an additional 30% discount on your registration. Please email us at events@familyenterprise.ca for more details.

Group Discounts — Groups of 4+ may qualify for an additional discount. Please contact Mary Thomson at mthomson@familyenterprise.ca.

NextGens — To register for the pre-Symposium NextGen Retreat, click here.

Refunds and Cancellations — Please read our Refund and Cancellation policy here.



May 29
May 31
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Family Enterprise Canada
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Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8S7 Canada
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(613) 241-1414
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