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Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI) discovers, applies, and shares knowledge and resources for the benefit of Business Families across Alberta and beyond. We provide access to research, education, and high-quality outreach to strengthen business families, their advisors, employees, and stakeholders.

Business Family Education

This two-day, in person executive education course will explore the transformative potential and strategic applications of Artificial Intelligence in family businesses.

Transforming Family Businesses with AI: A Practical Approach

January 25 & 26, 2024
8:00AM – 4:30PM

February 7 & 8, 2024
8:00AM – 4:30PM

Documentary Screening

A documentary film about the Laemmle Family and the future of the theatrical film exhibition business.

Introduced by the filmmaker, Raphael Sbarge, followed by a panel discussion with film subject Greg Laemmle, and film historian Ross Melnick.

Hosted by the Alberta Business Family Institute and the Canada 150 Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics.

Free Screening & Panel Discussion
 November 30, 2023
Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre
8712 – 109 Street Edmonton
6:00 PM

Signature 2023

The Rayner Family of the VETS Group is our 19th annual Signature Family. 

Business families are rooted in our communities and successful family enterprises sustain a multigenerational commitment to job creation and national prosperity. Family businesses are one of the most important drivers of the Canadian economy.