OAKVILLE, ON, May 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Leaders of family businesses from across Canada will converge in TorontoMay 20-22, 2015 for the Family Business Symposium hosted by the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE). This year's event features educational workshops and keynote presentations from such prominent family business leaders as Rob Sobey of Sobeys/Empire Inc., Tim Hogarth of Pioneer Energy, Llewellyn Smith of E.D. Smiths & Sons, and Toronto's own Larry Rosen of Harry Rosen's. The conference's theme of 'helping business families succeed' is appropriate considering family business constitutes an estimated 80% of all businesses worldwide and 70-90% of global GDP. Baby-boomers are retiring in increasing numbers and many family businesses must deal with the transition of the family's business and wealth in coming years.