Wisdom for Family Enterprises - Dinner with David Bentall
Failure in the Rear View Mirror and Lessons Learned
We are proud to host award-winning author, family business advisor, and TEDx speaker, David C. Bentall. Join us for a networking dinner followed by an engaging presentation by BC’s leader in family business succession.
David will explore several key traits that are critical for all Family Enterprise successors. Generously sharing from his personal journey, he will offer insights for all developing leaders, providing a roadmap for cultivating emotional intelligence and for improving family relationships.
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. His presentation balances academic research with practical insights from many well-known family enterprise leaders and pulls from his own experiences in family business.
VIP tickets and tables are limited and include access to the pre-event reception and a copy of David’s latest book, Dear Younger Me. Additional books will be for sale at the event.
Please note that The Chamber does not sell tickets at the door. Pre-registration is required. Our online registration system accepts VISA, AMEX, and MasterCard.
You will be responsible for ticket(s) ordered if cancellation is not received by 4:30pm, Tuesday, September 19th.
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To connect with The Chamber's Family Business Committee staff liaison please email Cheryl Wirch-Ryckman.