Toronto, February 23, 2023: Q Wealth Partners, a carefully curated partnership of forward-looking Canadian wealth managers, is excited to announce a partnership with U.S. based product studio Advisor Circle, which hosts the financial industry’s most dynamic gathering, Future Proof Festival. Through this partnership, Q Wealth Partners will serve as the official Canadian ambassadors for the event.

Taking place in Huntington Beach, California from September 10-13, 2023, this year’s Future Proof Festival is expected to  attract more than 3,000 attendees, including financial advisors, institutional investors, asset managers, fintech companies, and international media. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural gathering, Future Proof 2023 will feature a more than half-mile-long  experiential outdoor space featuring the latest innovations in investing, wealth management, fintech, pop culture, and the  creative arts; unique brand activations and experiences; technology demos, investment-themed cooking demonstrations,  musical performances, live art, and health & wellness classes.

As official ambassadors of the event, Q Wealth Partners will host the Future Proof Canadian Lounge. Also known as the “Q North” lounge, this venue will provide a gathering place exclusive to Canadian festival attendees to network, as well as exclusive content that explores similarities and differences between trends in the U.S. and the Canadian Independent advisor space.  

Q-North guests will be delighted by meet-and-greet opportunities and fireside chats with some of the festival’s prominent main stage speakers. The lounge will also host a mix of industry disruptors, financial advisors, institutional allocators, asset managers, and technology providers from across the world, all with a focus on how Canadians can action the best-of-the-best  trends and techniques from around the world in their companies and practices back home.

“The Canadian private wealth community is being modernized in almost every way, so it’s no surprise to me that Future Proof has and will continue to attract the best and brightest from our neighbors up north. However, we needed a partner who walks in their shoes every day to unlock deeper experiences,” said Nyle Bayer, chief marketing officer at Advisor Circle.

Matt Middleton, CEO of Advisor Circle, added “Q Wealth Partners is an incredibly dynamic firm in the Canadian private wealth space with a unique and powerful vision; as such, it was a natural decision to welcome them as Official Canadian Ambassadors for our festival.”

“Our team was front-row for the inaugural Future Proof Festival in 2022. From the moment we set foot on the ground, we knew  something very special was happening,” added Stephen Gasparek, chief marketing officer at Q Wealth Partners. “We became  instant fans of what the Advisor Circle team were doing, and we wanted to figure out how to expand the reach to Canadians,  specifically to advisors who are preparing for the future of our industry, and want to connect with peers and partners that can  help them along their journey.”

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About Q Wealth Partners:

Quintessence (Q) Wealth is a Partnership of Portfolio Managers - exclusively for advisors that want to own their practice and transcend the investment dealer world to become true fiduciaries. A support platform, and advisory practice accelerator – Q Wealth integrates wealth management with financial planning and client experience. This is complimented by a comprehensive array of digital marketing, IT, cyber security, and compliance solutions. All this empowers Q Wealth Partners to focus on serving their clients at scale, and with deeper engagement. With advanced tools and resources at their side, QW Partners not only stand out, but can stand atop in an increasingly competitive and rapidly changing industry.

About Future Proof:

Future Proof is the world’s largest wealth festival. Each year, the ground-breaking event brings together the world’s  most prominent figures and emerging minds to explore the intersection of money, technology, culture, and impact.  The event brings together an entirely new community of financial advisors, institutional investors, asset managers,  fintech start-ups, financial creators, activists, artists, musicians, and other key stakeholders around an unprecedented experience and agenda. Future Proof provides an unmatched opportunity for conversation and collaboration that  serves as a catalyst in developing the future of wealth management.

The four-day citywide event will be held September 10-13, 2023, in Huntington Beach, California. More than 3,000  attendees are expected, including 2,000+ financial advisors, institutional investors, and over 150 sponsor companies.  Follow Future Proof on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Advisor Circle:

Advisor Circle is an influential and culturally relevant product studio working with innovative companies and the most  prominent people in financial services. The firm was founded in 2021 to modernize the financial services industry  through design, experiences, and technology. The team behind Advisor Circle has a successful track record,  including decades of experience in financial media and events, asset management, financial advice, fintech, public  relations, and the creative arts.

Advisor Circle is the creator of the world’s largest wealth festival, Future Proof, and the world’s largest event  dedicated to the exchange-traded funds' industry, Exchange: an ETF Experience, which the company successfully  exited in October 2022. For more information, visit

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