Peter Wilson Dinner

The 2024 Peter Wilson Dinner will be held on November 1, 2024 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel.

Family Business Association-Atlantic’s signature annual fundraising event

FBA Welcomes Bruce Casey and family of Casey Concrete to the 2024 Peter Wilson Dinner Stage

Bruce Casey

This year’s 27th annual Peter Wilson Dinner welcomes Bruce Casey and the Casey family of Casey Concrete!

As long-time members of FBA, the Casey family has had access to FBA programming and sessions related to family business succession and other topics. Transitioning their business to a third generation, with all owners actively working in the business, is a success story which the family is proud of. Casey Concrete Limited and The Casey Group of companies has continued to evolve over the years as a family enterprise, working in partnership with extended family and other families to build a resilient company in Atlantic Canada.  

The third generation of the Casey family; Steven, Bruce, and Peter Casey are the active owners of Casey Concrete Limited and have insights into their family enterprise from their decades-long tenure in construction and manufacturing. From humble beginnings in 1952, the Casey family has navigated change, seized opportunities, and sculpted Casey Concrete into a strong regional player in concrete products manufacturing.

The Casey family’s journey from the first generation to the third has involved many challenging business decisions with triumphs and setbacks. Characteristics such as determination, innovation, and belief in family run businesses have allowed the Casey family to keep a focus on its goals and ambitions. The family’s experiences have given a deep understanding of the intricacies and rewards of family entrepreneurship.

The Casey Family is pleased to be a part of the vital role that family businesses play in shaping our economy and communities.

This year’s signature event takes place November 1, 2024 at the Westin Nova Scotia Hotel in Downtown Halifax. Reception begins at 5PM followed by a three-course dinner and speakers presentation beginning at 6:30PM.


“The Peter Wilson Dinner has been a celebration of the success and contributions of family businesses for 25 years. Our family and employees have benefited tremendously by learning from others and sharing our own family business experience. My father, Peter, would be very proud of the event’s legacy and the contribution that it makes to the development of family businesses in the region.” – David Wilson, son of the late Peter Wilson

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2023 Dinner Photos

Kevin & Kathy Murphy, with sons Ben, Isaac & Sam Murphy, and guests
Kevin Murphy
Ben Murphy (L) and Kevin Murphy (R) answer questions from the PWD audience

Peter Wilson

We remember Peter Wilson each year as not only one of the principal founders of our Association, but also as an instrumental part of the establishment of this dinner, back in 1996.  Since that first dinner, we have been entertained and educated by well-known business leaders such as: Scott McCain, John Risley, Paul and Rob Sobey, Derek and Giles Oland, Rob Steele, Andrew and Patrick Oland, Jon Stanfield, George Bishop, Tim Moore, and, in 2021, Dennis Campbell. While the dinner commemorates Peter and his contributions to the development of FBA-Atlantic, it also provides guests with an opportunity to celebrate the successes of well-known entrepreneurs and hear about the challenges and successes they have encountered while growing and operating a successful family business.  

Past Peter Wilson Dinner Speakers

2023 – Kevin Murphy, Murphy Hospitality Group

2022 – Hossein Mousavi and Taleb Abidali, Cresco

2021 – Dennis Campbell, Ambassatours Gray Line

2019 – Tim Moore, Premiere Suites

2018 – George Bishop, Leslie Bishop, Kristen Bishop and Jesse Brotz, Scotia Investments

2017 – Caroline Wood and David Bentley, allNovaScotia

2016 – Ian and Leslie Wilson, Wilson Fuels

2015 – Jon Stanfield, Stanfields

2014 – Andrew and Patrick Oland, Mooseheads Breweries

2013 – Mickey and Colin MacDonald, Micco Group of Companies

2012 – Rob Sobey, Sobeys

2011 – Louis and JP Deveau, Acadian Seaplants

2010 – John and Lee Bragg, Bragg Group of Companies

2009 – Rob Steele, Newfoundland Capital

2008 – Gail Asper, Canwest Global Communications Corp

2007 – Stephen and the late Paul O’Regan, O’Regans Automotive

2006 – Scott McCain, McCain Foods

2005 – Derek and Giles Oland, Oland’s

2004 – The late Charles Keating, Altimax

2003 – Wayne Gray, Vogue Optical

2002 – Paul Sobey, Sobeys

2001 – John Risley, Clearwater Seafoods

1997 – Scott McCain, McCain Foods


Special thanks to John Abbass of Econo Color for being our exclusive Association Photographer.
Most event photos are credited to Mr. Abbass.

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