Get Ready for our 2019 Event!

If you’re interested in learning about strategies to boost your employee ownership culture or if you’d like to learn how equity sharing can help you grow or exit your business, this is the conference to attend. The ESOP Association Canada’s 2019 Canadian Employee Ownership Conference will feature insights from some of Canada’s leading employee owned companies, as well as advisors and experts who can demystify the process.

Who should attend?

This conference is for anyone interested or involved in equity sharing as an effective tool for business growth and exit planning. We’re anticipating an influential cross-sector participant group including business owners and CEOs of small and medium sized privately-held companies, employee-owners, executive leaders from large and medium public companies, co-op directors, and professional advisors.

Click here to watch a 2 minute video from our 2018 conference.

Take a look at who's speaking.

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Dean Psarras

Dale & Lessmann LLP Partner

“Key Valuation, Legal, and Tax Issues for Pre and Early ESOPs” Panel and “Valuation, Legal, and Tax Surprises for Established and Mature ESOPs” Panel

Dean practices business law with a focus on Canadian and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing transactions. Dean also spends much of his time advising foreign and domestic clients with respect to the establishment and expansion of their businesses across Canada. He advises clients on business formations and wind-ups, immigration and employment matters, shareholder matters (including shareholder agreements, reorganizations and employee share offerings), financings, partnership and joint venture arrangements, corporate governance and regulatory matters and on-going commercial transactions. Dean has particular expertise representing clients in the manufacturing, retail, distribution, private equity, insurance services, banking, renewable energy, agriculture and agrifood and not-for-profit sectors.

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Perry Phillips

ESOP Builders President

“Cultural Changes in the ESOP Cycle” Panel

From helping Canada’s fastest growing companies implement engagement strategies to supporting business owners exiting on their terms, Perry Phillips is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts on employee share ownership plans (ESOPs).

Perry is the Founder and President of ESOP Builders Inc. (the largest designer of ESOP plans in Canada for small and medium sized Canadian private companies) and also the Founder of the ESOP Association Canada (Canada’s only national not for profit organization promoting the ESOP concept in Canada) and primary author of ESOPs in Canada: How to Implement an Employee Share Ownership Plan to Grow and Exit Your Business with Your Legacy Intact (2015).

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Wayne Lee

Performance Expert – Keynote Speaker – Entertainer

“Set Your GPS (Great Programmable Subconscious) for Success”

Wayne Lee is an award winning corporate hypnotist and performance coach who has presented to over 4000 audiences all over the globe for the past 20 years. Wayne’s unique combination of mental programming tools and comedy hypnosis ensure a sensational experience for all involved.

If there’s one thing peak performance experts like Wayne Lee agree on, it’s that the mind is capable of leading us anywhere.

Wayne is an unrelenting advocate for individuals and teams looking to turn potential into performance. Through humor and hypnosis, he helps people drop their defenses and access their GPS. Once in there, Wayne shows how what you put in – beliefs, attitudes, goals and vision – acts as coordinates that absolutely determine whether or not you reach your destination. Get it wrong and you’re stuck in traffic. Get it right and you’ll get to your goal faster and more directly than you ever thought possible.

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