CAEM is the only national association solely dedicated to promoting, supporting, and defending the interests of the trade and consumer show industry in Canada. CAEM’s members include organizations that produce, plan and manage shows; suppliers of services and products to the trade and consumer show sector; and the venues where shows are hosted.

The business events industry, including trade and consumer shows, directly employs 242,000 people across the country and contributes $47 billion in direct spending annually to local economies.  Trade and consumer shows contribute to increased business development, support for the tourism and transport industries and drive research, innovation, and professional connections across countless industries.