Family Business Day 2003

Peter Bedard and Wanda Bedard Alexia Galletti and Michael Galletti
L-R: Peter & Wanda Bedard and Alexia & Michael Galletti.

The Montreal chapter of CAFÉ (The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise) held its Family Business Day on October 21, 2003 at the Ritz Carleton Hotel. A hundred family business owners and people devoted to family business attended the event which was scheduled as part of Small Business Week across Canada.

CAFE undertook this opportunity to underline the importance of family business’ contribution to the economic strength of the country. The day began at 8:00 am with a buffet breakfast and continued until 4:00 pm around our theme: “Growing our business through family values.”

Keynote speaker: Robin Burns of I-Tech Sports: “Don’t call me – Daddy’’
Introducing the history of I-Tech Sports from its inception at the dinner table to the present day, Robin discussed his experience and philosophy on a number of issues: from starting with his wife to having as many as ten family members at one time in the business, firing his wife, his way of introducing the kids to the business and his philosophy of God, family and business.
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