Board of Directors

CAEM is managed by a Board of Directors made up of exposition managers and suppliers representing our membership.

President: Bianca Kennedy, Power Sport Services
1st Vice President: Laurie Paetz, Power Sport Services
2nd Vice President: Kelly Antonaros, CEM, DES,  ZoomerMedia Limited
Secretary: Laura Purdy, CEM, CMM, Enercare Centre & Beanfield Centre
Treasurer: Anita Schachter, Canadian Gift Association
Past President: Lisa McDonald, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada


  • David Chisholm, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Lerna Gurunluoglu, CEM, Restaurants Canada
  • Jill Kivett, Marketplace Events LLC.
  • Xavier Poncin, Expo Canada France/ SIAL Canada
  • Nicole Sampson, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
  • Linda Waddell, Canadian Boat Shows Inc.
  • Jeff Drover, STRONCO
  • Tony Gallagher, CEM, GES Canada Limited
  • Sonia Moffatt, CEM, Freeman
  • Brad Styba, CEM, Tradex

Executive Director: Jennifer Allaby