We want to thank everyone who attended the 2022 Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit, hosted by CWB Franchise Finance last November!

It was wonderful to be back in person, in Toronto and Vancouver, discussing all the hot topics trending in our industry and to hear from CEOs and Restaurant Experts about how the industry is evolving.

Planning is already underway for our 13th annual Summits, and we want you to Save the Dates for Toronto on Thursday November 2nd, 2023 and for Vancouver on Thursday November 9th, 2023.

As always, we are very grateful to all our speakers, sponsors and delegates for their contributions over the years. Without all your support, we could not make the Summit such a great success! 


What we are planning 
Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit 2023!


On November 2nd in Toronto and on November 9th in Vancouver, we will be hosting the 13th annual Restaurant Summit that focuses on delivering thought leadership around the industry's most topical issues. CEOs and executives from leading brands along with industry experts, will share their perspectives on the future of the foodservice industry in Canada.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon!


2023 Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit
November 2nd, Toronto November 9th, Vancouver

Session # 1
The Foodservice State of the Nation 

The restaurant industry is always evolving, and it has certainly weathered some crazy storms over the past few years. Experience, inside and outside the restaurant, has become top of mind, and innovation is a dominating trend here to stay in 2023. 

For the ninth consecutive year, The NPD Group and CWB Franchise Finance will explore consumer, economic and financial trends. They will take a deep dive into how restaurants have to look at strategies and concepts like neve before as they navigate changing consumer dining preferences and economic conditions.

Join us as we kick-off the 13th annual Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit with the Foodservice State of the Nation presentation. We will discuss the change happening in our industry, what might be here to stay and what might be gone for good! 

Session # 2
The CEO Panel

Join us for a conversation with restaurant and franchise CEOs from across Canada, discussing the evolution of the restaurant industry. They will discuss what trends they think are leading the charge in 2023, what role the unstable economy is playing  in their businesses, and how the entire restaurant experience has been reimagined from just three years ago.

Session # 3
The F-WORD Panel

The past few years have been tumultuous for our industry. We have overused words like COVID and PIVOT. The F-WORD Panel will take time to talk about everyone’s favourite word, the F-WORD: Food, Franchise, Finance, Future and the actual F-WORD.

Let’s hear from experts as they discuss what’s trending with all our favourite
F-WORDS and what is actually making them say ‘F’ in the industry today!

We would like to thank all our Sponsors for their participation and support in planning and developing the 2022 Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit.

Media Partner

Premier Research Sponsor

Contributing Partner, Canadian Chain Restaurant Industry Review

CWB Franchise Finance has been hosting the Canadian Restaurant Investment & Leadership Summit since 2010 and is honoured to continue to bring the industry together with this conference.

The members of the CWB Franchise Finance team are experts in providing both corporate franchisor and franchisee-level financing for prominent restaurant brands and leading hotel owners in Canada. We believe in getting to know the operations, opportunities, and challenges of each of our clients so we are able to provide them with customized, flexible financing solutions that will help them achieve their business goals. CWB Franchise Finance is a division of Canadian Western Bank.