MAY 5+6, 2015


Each year, GE Capital Canada and the Franchise Finance team, donates proceeds of theCanadian Restaurant Investment Summit to a chosen charity.  We pledge our support because we feel it is important to partner in ways that go beyond capital alone. 


Last year, we donated to Chairman Tom's Annual Grouse Grind Event in support for the Vancouver General Hospital/UBC Hospital Foundation in support of MS Research, ALS Society of BC and Canadian Cancer Society.

Past recipients include:
-St. Paul's Hospital Foundation of Vancouver, on behalf of Paul Hollands, President & CEO of A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

-Cause We Care Foundation, on behalf of Tom Gaglardi, President of Northland Properties

-The Keg Spirit Foundation, on behalf of David Aisenstat, President of The Keg

-Montreal Youth Centre Foundation, on behalf of Patrick Palerme, former President & CEO of GE Capital Canada

Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit Donations

The 2015 Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit, produced by GE Capital and Big Picture Conferences, will be held at Hilton Toronto Hotel on May 5-6 and will bring together industry insiders, operators, chain executives, franchise operators, investors, lenders and key suppliers from across the country. 

Below are just four PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS ... you don't want to miss this event!

Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit 2015 program highlights



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