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Program at a glance

CEM Course: Sunday, April 23rd
CONSUMER SHOW MANAGEMENT (Separate fee for CEM course, click on the name of the course to register)
Instructor: Charlotte Pearson, CEM, Sr. Business Development Manager, Freeman
9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

CEM Course: Monday, April 24th
SECURITY, RISK & CRISIS MANAGEMENT (Separate fee for CEM course, click on the name of the course to register)
Instructor: Mike Klemm, CEM, Sales Manager - Western Canada, GES Canada
7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Monday, April 24th

12:00 to 3:30 pm Registration

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Keynote opening | " What will our industry look like in the future"

This panel, moderated by David Saef, EVP of GES, gathers three industry experts whose organizations lead change and will help us face the future of show business: Tim Reid – CEO Northlands, Michael Barnett –  CEO InGo, Nancy Drapeau, PRC – Director of Research, Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR)

5:30 pm – 6:30pm: Opening Reception (Coast Hotel ) sponsored by dmg events

7:00 pm: Dinner at Blake Restaurant

9:15 pm: Karaoke at The Drake

Tuesday, April 25th

7:30 am to 8:15 am: Breakfast Sponsored by Superior Show Services

8:30 am to 9:45 am (Session 1) – Featured Session: Sales, Marketing and New Industry Trends - Sponsored by Calgary Stampede. 
Presented by Charlotte Pearson, CEM, Sr. Business Development Manager – Freeman

9:45 am – Break – sponsored by Goodkey Show Services

10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Session 2) - Power Round Tables: Session topics include: Security and Risk, Sponsorship, Attendee Marketing, Exhibit Sales, Audio Visual Technology Trends, Community Engagement - Sponsored by

  • Mike Klemm, CEM, Western Canada Sales Manager, GES Canada
  • Jeff Wilson, Account Manager, FMAV 
  • Nicole Veronneau, Marketing Manager - Digital Media, dmg events
  • Orest Iwanylo, Facilities Marketing Manager, Calgary Stampede
  • Jill Kivett, Vice President, Marketplace events
  • Heather MacRae, Director of Events & Trade Shows, Landscape Ontario 

12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch - Sponsored by Conventions Regina

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm 3rd (Session 3) - Marketing for Success – Sponsored by Northlands Park
Presented by
 David Saef – EVP GES and Nancy Drapeau PRC – Director of Research, Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) 

3:00 pm – Networking Break 

3:15pm – 4:30pm Closing Keynote 75 min Jason Miller, Creative Director, William Joseph Communications.  Jason has over a decade of creative experience at well‐known international marketing agencies. Jason is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design. 

4:45 pm Optional Dinner - Sponsored by – 2018 Summit Host
Join your colleagues and new industry friends for breathtaking views and incredible cuisine at Rustica Steakhouse, Silvertip Resort $55.00                                                                                                    

Registration fees (subject to 5 % tax):
Members Summit only: $325.00
Members Summit & Dinner on April 25: $380.00
Non Members Summit only: $425.00
Non Members Summit & Dinner on April 25: $480.00
Optional Tuesday night dinner: $55.00

Registration fees for CEM Courses:
Members: $325.00
Non Members: $550.00

Hotel Information (click on hotel name to be directed to reservations): 

                Coast Canmore Hotel
                511 Bow Valley Trail
                Canmore, AB T1W 1N7
                Tel: 403-678-3625 and Fax: 403-678-3765

Shuttle Service – Calgary to Coast Hotel Canmore:

           Thank you to our sponsors       







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