CAFE Canada

Family Enterprise XChange

FEX HOSTS: XCHANGING IDEAS

 

 

FEX HOSTS: XCHANGING IDEAS

Please join us and experience first-hand the new, national organization that is here to empower enterprising families and their advisors...the Family Enterprise XChange (FEX).

We are hosting XCHANGING IDEAS - a conversation that will travel across Canada and introduce you to: 

  • A movement that is critical to business families, advisors, and to Canada's economic and social wellbeing
  • How we will build a world-class Learning Continuum
  • Our plans to develop meaningful family enterprise research in collaboration with industry partners
  • What you can expect when you join the FEX community

XCHANGING IDEAS events will lead up to the official launch of the Family Enterprise XChange on November 1, 2016. Watch the new FEX video

 

Register today to get in on the ground floor of this great Canadian initiative. Help spread the word about our movement. Feel free to invite colleagues, friends and business family members. Check out this sneak preview of what's to come.

 

WINNIPEG 

Thursday, September 22

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way

Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Session 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Register 

 

EDMONTON 

Thursday, September 29

The Westin Edmonton, 10135 100 Street NW

Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Session 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Register 

 

CALGARY 

Thursday, October 6

Sheraton Suites Eau Claire, 255 Barclay Parade SW

Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Session 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Register 

 

TORONTO 

Thursday, October 13

Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), 4141 Living Arts Drive

Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Session 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Register 

 

LONDON 

Friday, October 14

Delta Hotels by Marriott London Armouries, 325 Dundas Street

Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Session 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Register 

 

OTTAWA

Wednesday, October 19

Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street

Breakfast 8:00 a.m.

Session 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Register 

 

We are busy organizing other locations, including Halifax, Saskatoon, Regina, Okanagan, Vancouver and Victoria, so stay tuned!

 

Questions? info@family-enterprise-xchange.com or 905-337-8375/866-849-0099

 

Join us and be a part of this unique XChange of Knowledge, Experience, Advice and Wisdom.

 

www.family-enterprise-xchange.com  


   

Open Letter to CAFE Members

 


March 11, 2016
 
To all members of CAFE and IFEA:
 
At our webinar on March 11, 2016, we outlined a new vision to transform the family enterprise experience in Canada for business families and their advisors. To view the webinar recording, click here.

Over the past 18 months, our two organizations - the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) and the Institute of Family Enterprise Advisors (IFEA) - carefully considered how best to meet our shared mandates to improve outcomes for Canadian business families. Based on feedback from our stakeholders across Canada we are extremely proud and excited to introduce:

The Family Enterprise XChange (FEX)
  • Created to lead a major movement for Family Enterprises in Canada because they matter so much to the country's economic and social well-being
  • Bringing together the best knowledge and globally recognized best practices in a safe environment for families, and delivering world-class education to advisors so they can support their family enterprise clients
  • Being a voice that will be heard, and a movement that we will all want to be part of
The mandate of the Family Enterprise XChange will be to connect, support, inspire, educate and advocate for our family enterprise community, to lead in research and knowledge, and to curate and develop the best content in the field.

A sound foundation and a sustainable model 
 
FEX effectively unifies the membership communities, benefits, chapters and operations of CAFE and IFEA with funding support from the Family Enterprise XChange Foundation. As an entirely new organization, FEX will not only leverage the strengths of all 3 organizations, but bring a fresh perspective and vision to the field.

FEX is designed with a sustainable business model for the future that will ensure adequate funding for program growth and development. It has secured guarantees for the necessary seed capital to support the launch and first several years of operation until it is financially self-sustaining - including the investment in a multi-media marketing program to raise awareness and interest in FEX, the Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA) designation, and the importance of family enterprise to the community.

FEX Launch - November 1, 2016
 
Our plan is to roll out FEX with roadshows and a promotional campaign in early fall, followed by a full launch on November 1, 2016. More details about this process, your membership opportunities, and how you can join our movement will be shared at the CAFE Symposium in May and through ongoing communications and updates in the coming months. For now it is business as usual at CAFE and IFEA.
 
Come on board and be part of a fast-growing and engaged membership of like-minded enterprising families and advisors, and together we'll form an effective community working to improve outcomes for Canadian business families. We invite you to visit our new website, view our video,  read our FAQ and share your questions and feedback about this ground-breaking initiative in Canada with our Board and staff members by emailing info@ifea.ca or info@cafecanada.ca.

 
Margaret-Jean Mannix                      Allen S. Taylor
Chair of IFEA                                       Chair of CAFE

 
Q&A with FEX Board Members

March 11, 2016 CAFE Webinar Replay: Empowering the Enterprising Strength of Families