“Being my first Symposium it was certainly eye-opening, I was mostly there to absorb, and absorb I did as it was a machine-gun informative tid-bits. The keynotes were particularly inspiring, especially to hear how respected moguls have run into similar issues and found ingenuitive solutions to them, but painted from the standpoint of personal anecdote made it relatable and comforting as well.”
Dylan Hunter, Bluesky Equities
CAFE Calgary Family Member and 2015 CAFE Family Business Symposium Delegate
"To meet other family businesses. It's incredible who you will meet. They have such rich stories, expertise, and passion. The people make this event over everything else."
"You can't grow your business through the generations if you're not taking time to work on the business. Symposium is the ideal place for family businesses to work on their business with like minded entrepreneurs and families."
Jeremy Miller, Sticky Branding
CAFE Central Ontario Family Member and 2015 CAFE Family Business Symposium Keynote Speaker & Delegate
"The CAFE conference is a learning experience like no other. It's a rare opportunity to gain insights from like-minded business owners who share the same opportunities and challenges of running a family business."
Heidi Frischkorn, FrischkornMEDIACO
CAFE Central Ontario Family Member and 2015 CAFE Family Business Symposium Delegate
“Attending Symposium as a family is a reminder that we are not alone - it’s an opportunity to meet and engage other families with similar business challenges and every time we go it re-kindles our drive to succeed.”
Cynthia Walker, Quails' Gate Estate Winery Ltd.
CAFE Okanagan Family Member and CAFE Family Business Symposium Delegate x 5!
“For the Sparrow family, CAFE 2010 Symposium lived up to its promise… What was really significant for our family was we heard the same message together as a family unit and that is very powerful.”
Sparrow Family, Sparrow Hotels
CAFE Manitoba Family Member and 2010 CAFE Family Business Symposium Delegate
"CAFE Symposium is the place to be for business families to learn, connect and explore future possibilities."
Beauchesne Family, Founders of Beau's All Natural Brewery
CAFE Ottawa Family Member and CAFE Family Business Symposium Delegate