Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI)

ABFI Signature Events

Celebrating our 17th Annual Signature Event

A must-attend Alberta business gala dinner, this annual event featuring over 600 people combined in Edmonton and Calgary, is an opportunity to gain insight into the inner workings of some of Canada’s most successful businesses and the families who own them.

The Signature Event is ABFI’s annual celebration of the history and success of outstanding multi-generational business families.

Featuring an intimate discussion with a prominent business family, this event showcases real life examples and the history and lessons learned from some of Canada’s leading business families. It provides a unique opportunity for the business family community to learn, socialize and celebrate success with business family luminaries. And of course it acts as a fundraiser to help ABFI grow, develop and provide educational opportunities to ensure family-run businesses and enterprises have a solid future.


You’re Invited !! 

The annual Signature event of the University of Alberta School of Business, Alberta Business Family Institute (ABFI) has quickly become a must attend event for business families and their advisors in Alberta. This year marks our 17th Annual Signature Event and we will be celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the Koeller Family of Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation.

Calvert Home Mortgage Investment Corporation is an Alberta Private Mortgage Lender. Since 1975 their goal has always been to provide fast, flexible and value based lending options to mortgage brokers, home owners and real estate investors in the Alberta real estate market. They take pride in their quality service, lasting business relationships and understanding their client’s needs on a personal level. 

Come and join us for a moderated discussion about the successes and challenges of the Koeller family transition with second generation participants; Dean and Dale Koeller.

This extraordinary family is recognized as a leader in family business as they continue to be driven by passion for helping others, operating under high ethical practices and consistent customer service.They have a business that embraces two generations and spans 40 years of service.

As one past attendee indicated, “it doesn’t feel like a fundraiser, it feels like an educational opportunity.”  Everyone learns from hearing this family’s story. 

ABFI Annual FEA Award of the Year will be presented at this year's 2019 Signature Event

FEA Award 2019

Find more information on Nominating a 2019 Family Enterprise Advisor.


Learn more about our past Signature Events.