Our annual program is designed to be informative and engaging and to help all attendees gain new insights into their businesses and careers.

We know you will find the speakers entertaining as well as shrewd, our events well run and welcoming and our members, advisors and sponsors always eager to hear from you, and help support your business and growth.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event.



Don’t be a Victim of Fraud @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room
Mar 31 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

March is AWRPSnti-Fraud Month.  Join us as a representative from the Waterloo Region Police Service comes to talk to us about a to avoid becoming a victim of fraud.

2nd Progressive Peek Behind the Scenes Networking Night in Wilmot Township
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Join us on this 2nd progressive networking night as we visit some of our CFFB members in Wilmot Township and learn more about their businesses.

For those in KW, a bus will be leaving from Great Canadian at 5:30 with an expected arrival at Systems Plus in Baden at 6:00pm.  After a couple of facility tours and presentations, we will end up back at Systems Plus/The Meeting place where we will share some snacks and have some valuable networking time.

Please stay tuned for more specific details.

A big thank you to CFFB Member

Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches

for the donation of one of their awesome coach buses for this networking event.

More Bang for Your Buck:Getting the Most out of your Banking Relationship @ Bingemans Conference Centre, Embassy Room
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

bmo-logoGary Chung Managing Director, BMO

Keynote Speaker: Gary Chung

Gary will talk about:

Banking landscape/Myths and realities of banking

  • Contrast Canada vs US

Company life cycle

  • Startup / development
  • Capital for growth and expansion
  • New markets
  • Acquisitions
  • Succession planning
  • Wealth management

Gary is a Managing Director in the BMO Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions group, specializing in investment banking services for mid-market clients. He has been involved in numerous mergers & acquisitions and capital advisory transactions, including divestitures, acquisitions, private placements, and valuations. Gary has broad industry experience in financial services, food processing and business services. Prior to joining BMO’s Corporate Finance Division, Gary spent five years working in BMO’s Financial Strategy Group working on the Bank’s strategic acquisitions and previously held positions as the primary M&A resource at both Aviva Canada and Maple Leaf Foods. In addition, Gary advised on various mid-market transactions while in the Corporate Finance / M&A practices at PwC and Deloitte.

Gary is a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant of Ontario), CFA charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CBV (Chartered Business Valuator) and has a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo

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