Peter Wilson Dinner

This year’s Peter Wilson Dinner will be held on November 23, 2023 at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel.


Family Business Association-Atlantic’s signature annual fundraising event

FBA Welcomes Kevin & Kathy Murphy of Murphy Hospitality Group to the 2023 Peter Wilson Dinner Stage

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Kevin & Kathy Murphy

 This year’s 26th annual Peter Wilson Dinner will welcome founders of Murphy Hospitality Group, Kevin and Kathy Murphy. Operating out of Prince Edward Island, Murphy Hospitality Group first come to fruition in 1980 from the hands of Kevin and Kathy Murphy. From the early beginnings, MHG was based on these basic principles – friendly & knowledgeable staff, great food and beer, clean and comfortable locations and providing an extraordinary experience. 40 years later, they still stand by this. When Kevin and Kathy Murphy opened their first restaurant in 1980, they ran the restaurant, were the hosts, the dishwashers and worked all aspects of the business.

They have grown immensely since then, now owning and operating 16 restaurants, 2 hotels, the PEI brewing company and a catering division all across the Atlantic provinces. That came with a lot of hard work, great people, and a little bit of luck along the way. Murphy Hospitality Group has always been a family run business. Kevin, Kathy and their three sons, Ben, Sam and Isaac, are all integral parts of the company. If you visit any of their restaurants or breweries, you may see one of them running around, getting acquainted with their staff and guests. Although some things have changed over the years, their principles remain the same.

Our 2023 Peter Wilson Dinner will take place this fall on Thursday, November 23rd at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel. We are looking forward to hearing from this inspiring couple on their incredible business journey, and can’t wait to have you join us.


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“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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2022 Dinner Photos

Hossein Mousavi and Taleb Abidali of Cresco, with their families.
Hossein Mousavi (L) and Taleb Abidali (R) of Cresco entertain the guests during their keynote speech.

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.  

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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