CAFE Canada

Family Enterprise Foundation

Family Business Speaker Series

Starting in 2015, the Family Enterprise Foundation introduced the Family Business Speaker Series with the goal of advancing knowledge, education and best practices in the area of family enterprise in Canada. The speaker series will feature leading experts in the field of family enterprise speaking on a variety of family business topics of relevance to business families. The series will be presented through the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise’s (CAFE) annual Family Business Symposium held at major centers across Canada.  

For 2016, the Family Business Speaker Series presentation at the Family Business Symposium will be:

Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy and Wealth Transfer
W. Brett Wilson, Former CBC TV “Dragon” | Celebrated Entrepreneur | Philanthropist

W. Brett Wilson often gets asked about his secrets to success, but success can be defined in many ways. For many years, Wilson pursued business with uncompromising focus, working long hours seven days a week, but in the process, his marriage and health suffered greatly. He was rarely home as his kids were growing up, divorce was inevitable, and cancer struck at age forty-three. Wilson was forced to redefine his life to make health and relationships his first priorities. Through trial and error, he learned that these simple virtues are the foundation for real, enduring success, both in business and life. Brett will share his passion for the essence of empowerment, defining entrepreneurial success and re-establishing personal priorities. Following his presentation Brett will conduct a Q & A session with the audience with a book signing to follow. Be one of the first 200 people to register for Symposium and receive a complimentary copy of his new book Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes. View Brett's biography, click here. The Family Enterprise Foundation’s would like to acknowledge Ferguslea Properties Inc. for their generous donation towards this program.

 

In 2015, the Family Business Speaker Series presentation at the Family Business Symposium was:

Emotional Ownership of the Family Business
Dana Telford, The Family Business Consulting Group

Dana engaged the audience in a thought provoking discussion on how to set the vision, clarify expectations and map out a plan for achieving Family Business continuity and turning Emotional Ownership into a shared sense of pride and trust that strengthens your family business. For more information follow this link.

The Family Enterprise Foundation’s would like to acknowledge Ferguslea Properties Inc. for their generous donation towards this program.