Family Business Center of Hawaii

Equipping, educating and celebrating families in business

Shidler College of Business

FBC Event

2016 Annual Retreat

“Fireproofing your family business”

Facilitator: David C. Bentall, Founder of Next Step Advisors Inc.

David Bentall

David C. Bentall, founder of Next Step Advisors Inc., is a graduate of UBC’s Commerce Faculty and Harvard’s Business School. For twenty years, Mr. Bentall worked in his family’s real estate and construction businesses. During his years as President and CEO of Dominion Construction, the business doubled in size to just under $300 million in sales.

Mr. Bentall also played a leading role in several landmark projects across Canada, including the widely acclaimed G.M. Place in Vancouver and the TD Centre Office Complex in downtown Winnipeg. Subsequently, David was a key player in the successful Vancouver Whistler 2010 Olympic bid.

The same creative energy and focused determination that marked his career in business is now available to individuals and families to help them identify and resolve their issues. Mr. Bentall is a gifted moderator and a trained facilitator. He is also an experienced executive/life coach and an outstanding speaker. Learn more here.


Register by September 28. Registration does not include accommodations.

Members: Family firms may register a total of four people free-of-charge. Non-family businesses may register a total of two people free-of-charge.

Non-members or additional guests: $700.00 per person.
If you have additional family members who wish to only participate in the networking reception on Friday night, the cost is $90.00/person. Heavy pupus will be served. For payment details, contact Krystal Lee at



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Make your hotel reservation at the FBCH exclusive rate by September 14 at
Room Rate: $246 per night plus tax. There is an optional resort charge of $25 plus tax, which includes wireless internet access in guest rooms and self-parking for one vehicle.


Meet with David Bentall for a private, one-hour consultation session. Email with your top three preferred time slots. Sign up is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meetings will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki. Available sessions are:

Thursday, October 13
Morning: 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.