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FEX Symposium | September 24 - 26, 2018 | Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 
Bonus! September 27 - PAG Training

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KEYNOTES

Tuesday

REINVENTING LEADERSHIP FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Presenter: John A. Davis

A great responsibility lies on the shoulders of the next generation in enterprising families: build upon the family legacy, re-energize the business, adapt to changing technology, keep the family united and successful, and the list goes on. Societies also look to these leaders and families to help meet the needs of communities and nations. Leadership has taken on a new face as the needs for sustaining a healthy triple bottom line are integrated into business strategies by the next generation. In this session, Professor Davis reveals what measures the rising generation can take to lead successfully, and own responsibly, in the 21st century.

RISING GENERATION FAMILY ENTERPRISE PANEL
Moderator: Michelle Osry

TBD

Wednesday

BOOST YOUR BRAIN: MAXIMIZING MOTIVATION, PRODUCTIVITY, FUNCTIONALITY AND HEALTH
Presenter: Dr. Brynn Winegard

Everyone knows the feeling of having more items on our ‘to-do’ lists than time in our day, or knowing something needs to get done you just can't find the energy to do. Some will assure you that better ‘time management’, ‘self-management’ or ‘managing through others’ is the key to higher productivity – though brain-sciences inform that none of this is true. Better motivation and higher productivity are within reach: they require better energy management and insight into how to truly manage your own brain – the way it wants to work!

This keynote will highlight the importance for business owners, operators, managers, and leaders to better understand their own brain, throughout the life-course and career, and the possibilities it presents: brains will change indefinitely over time, but they don’t have to age!

Discover how you can feel more motivated, be more productive, have higher functionality and stay healthy for years to come. Set your brain, self, and day up for success!

A CONVERSATION WITH FEX FAMILY ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR WINNERS
Moderator: Enette Pauzé

Our FEYA winners will share insight into their roles, family dynamics that contribute to the overall success of their business. Expect an open, candid conversation and sharing of views and experiences that will offer insight and reflection on how families make their business work well.

Panelists: Dan and Darren Reith, Reith & Associates; Scott and Madysson Weatherford, ATCO Wood Products; Ellisha and Daniel Mott, Mott Electric


CREATING A WORLD CLASS TEAM FOR GENERATIONS
Presenter: Anton Oliver

The NZ All Blacks – a case study, what can Family Business learn about the business of winning and high performance.

The NZ All Blacks rugby team has been in existence for over 125 years and its 77% winning record over that time is one of the highest of any team from any sport in the world making it arguably the most successful sporting team of all time.

How is it that one team, from a tiny country, at the bottom of the world has been able to dominate the sport of rugby consistently for over one hundred years?

What is it that they do that other teams don’t?

How have they been able to create a culture that is able to institutionalise and pass down All Black lore through the generations so that the outcome remains the same – winning.

There are striking similarities between what the All Blacks have done and continue to do and what successful families have achieved in the past and what the current generations are achieving today.

Both teams are passing down intergenerational knowledge, history, culture, lore, to a current generation whose job it is to rise up to the challenge of being the current custodian of the legacy, to walk towards the pressure, and make todays time their time.

The pressure and expectation is immense, and very public – many are waiting to ridicule at the smallest sign of failure. And yet we both have a job to do – in the All Blacks it is to win and to ‘leave the jersey in a better place’; and for families it is principally to protect and preserve the family wealth by developing and growing the NXTGEN to become the stewards and custodians of the legacy.

Both require steel and determination. Both require walking towards the pressure.

 

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