Transitions Canada 2018
- Tapping the Expertise of Your Non-Family Executives
- Developing and Onboarding the NextGen, both Inside and Outside the Business
- Best Practices for Family Governance: Councils, Boards, Assemblies and Committees
- Family Philanthropy: Creating Long-term Bonds in the Family, Business and Community
- Looking Deep and Wide In Your Family For Skills and Knowledge the Business Needs
- Performance evaluation for family employees
- Building a family office
- The family and business financials: to share or not to share?
- Building passion in the family for the family business
- Special Sessions for: Married-Ins, Siblings, Cousins, and a Next Gen Roundtable.
- Plenty of time and forums to network with other families.
- Shared pre-conference survey results.
- Our confidential and no sell environment.
- A pre-conference “Family Business Basics” session for first timers.
- Conference Pricing on Hotel Rooms the days before and after the conference.
- Assistance with scheduling and hosting your own family meeting or get together before; during or after the conference
- Limited attendance (150 guests from between 50 and 65 families). There are no outside advisors permitted. Families may bring a non-family executive or their own family advisor.
- FAMILY FOCUS: Transitions is brought to you by Family Business Magazine, a third-generation family owned company, and Next Gen Anesti Principal John Neretlis, a G2 in his family business and a G2 married-in of his wife’s family business.
Early Registration Pricing (before 30 June 2018)
Standard Registration Pricing (After 30 June 2018)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH
Transitions Canada 2018 is sponsored by Family Business Magazine, and is the only conference created for family companies, by family companies.
Who Should Attend
Attendance at this conference is strictly limited to owners, shareholders, family members, in-laws and executives of 75 family businesses/enterprises. The conference is designed to facilitate conversation on important family issues among generations. There is special programming for family business members aged 15-29, and for those who have married-in to the family business.
The Transitions conference is for family companies and family offices of all sizes. Approximately one third of attendees represent companies with revenues of under $25 million, one third of attendees have revenues of between $26 million and $300 million; and one third have revenues of over $300 million. And approximately a third of attendees are in the third generation or less; a third were in generations 4 and 5; and third were part of companies more than 6 generations old. What all attendees share is a desire to see their family enterprise grow successfully through generational transitions.
68% of attendees at Transitions are coming to the conference for the first time; 100% of attendees at our last conference say they'll attend again, and that they'd recommend the conference to other family members.
NOTE: All attendees will be vetted to ensure that they are family company leaders, members or shareholders. This event is only for family-run companies or enterprises. Senior advisers to family companies may attend ONLY with the family company they represent.
For further information, contact conference host John Neretlis at (647) 229-1664 or email John@anesti.ca.
Registration fees do not include hotel or travel expenses. Due to the customization of the conference seating and session assignments, registrations need to be submitted at least one week prior to the start of the conference. On-site registration is not available.
The dress code for the conference is business casual to casual. Meeting room temperatures will vary, so please bring and wear the appropriate layers of clothing to ensure your personal comfort.
Propose a Topic or Speaker
Contact Peter Begalla, Conference and Education Director, (386) 785-7856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the conference extends a complimentary registration for conference speakers. In addition, conference speakers are featured in Family Business and Directors & Boards magazines and websites. Speakers are responsible for their own expenses, to include hotel, meals, and travel. Proposals promoting company products or services will not be considered.
Advisers and Sponsors
If your company provides services to family businesses, please considering sponsoring the conference. Access to Transitions conference attendees—by attending the conference, a tabletop exhibit and/or by participating as a moderator/panelist is only available to conference sponsors. Alternatively, if you are an adviser to family businesses, you may register to attend the conference with a family member for a business you advise.
Canadian Sponsors: Contact John Neretlis at (647) 229-1664, or email John@anesti.ca.
US Sponsors: Contact Mike Bachman at (215) 405-6070, or email email@example.com.
Students who are interested in attending the conference should apply through the standard attendee registration process (submit a registration form for consideration). Complimentary student registrations are not available.
Press passes are not available for this conference.
What Attendees Say About Transitions
Chairperson, Midmark Corporation
Joshua Nacht is an active family business owner and serves as a married-in, third-generation family member on the board of directors of the 75-year-old Cleveland-based Bird Technologies. In addition, he is a second-generation owner of a real estate development and management company in Edwards, Colo.
He is also a consultant with The Family Business Consulting Group. Joshua works with business families to manage their complexity and create opportunities by focusing on effective governance and transitions. He enjoys working with multi-generational families to integrate diverse perspectives and create strong ownership groups by developing structured plans for continuity.
In 2015, he earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems with a focus on family-enterprise. Joshua’s dissertation research, “The Role of the Family Champion,” investigated leadership within the ownership group of business families, and won the “Best Dissertation Award” from the Family Firm Institute in 2016.
Chairman and CEO, Willson International Limited
General Manager, Luckett Vineyards
Part of the family business since the ripe old age of 10, Geena is following in her father’s footsteps at the winery. Having graduated from Dalhousie with a Bachelor of Management, and with hands-on experience working with wineries and wines shops here and abroad, she joined the Luckett team full time in 2013 as the go-to-gal for the wildly popular winery events and since is moving her way around the different departments and operations to learn the business inside out!
Brand Strategy Manager, Concept Rehab, Inc.
Co-Owner, Interior Care