Annual Conference


Join us at the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) Annual Conference (June 24 – 26 in Edmonton, Alberta) where innovation meets industry expertise.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, the CAEM Annual Conference offers invaluable insights, connections, and strategies to propel your career forward. Don't miss this chance to engage with industry leaders, discover cutting-edge trends, and gain practical skills to navigate the evolving landscape of exposition management.

Register now to secure your spot and embark on a transformative experience that will enhance your career. We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching gathering of minds at the CAEM Annual Conference.


Renowned for its cultural diversity, thriving arts scene, and culinary delights, Edmonton promises to provide the perfect backdrop for our industry gathering. From exploring the stunning River Valley parks to experiencing the rich cultural heritage of the city's museums and galleries, there's something for everyone to enjoy in Edmonton.


With modern architecture and versatile spaces, the Edmonton Convention Centre offers state-of-the-art facilities for conferences, conventions, trade shows, and special events. Boasting stunning views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley, the Centre provides an inspiring backdrop for gatherings of all sizes.


Located a short 3 minute walk to the Edmonton Convention Centre, the Courtyard Edmonton Downtown is the Official Hotel for the 2024 CAEM Annual Conference.

2023 Conference Recap

For 3 days, Canada’s trade and consumer show industry came together at RBC Place in London Ontario to learn, network and celebrate CAEM’s 40th Anniversary.  From inspring keynotes featuring Michelle Ray and Michael “Pinball” Clemons, to an engaging Executive Panel to concurrent sessions focussed on sustainability, sponsorship and peer-to-peer learning, the 2023 Annual Conference delivered the education and tools members need to continue to rebuild and move forward.

Our social component began on  Sunday evening with the CAEM Conference Kickoff Reception at RBC Place London where reuniting and catching up was the first priority! Our sponsors, RBC Place and Tourism London planned a wonderful evening with delicious eats and drinks.

On Monday night, The International Centre treated the group to one of London’s top venues, the Toboggan Brewing Company where the food was fantastic and the atmosphere was electric.  

To cap it all off on Tuesday night, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre hosted delegates at the exclusive London Hunt & Country Club as we celebrated 40 years of CAEM and bestowed Honoured Life Memberships on four very deserving industry leaders. Memories were shared and created in this gorgeous setting.

Thank you to all who took time out of their busy schedules to attend.  As always events such as this would not be possible without our generous sponsors who really stepped up to make this Conference happen.  Finally, a special shout out to the volunteer Conference Committee who organized this wonderful event in record time.

Click here for the photo gallery from the 2023 CAEM Annual Conference 

2022 Conference Recap



After almost 3 years, CAEM’s marquee in-person event descended upon Hamilton, Ontario from June 26th to June 28th.   The event was a true celebration of our vibrant industry as exhibition professionals from across the country reunited, engaged and connected.

From inspiring keynote speakers like Heath Slawner, Laura Cole and Peter Katz, to the buzz of connections being made at ExpoCAN, the 2022 CAEM Conference achieved its goal of delivering timely and relevant education as well as endless peer-to-peer neetworking opportunites.  And that was just during the day!  Our evening events did not disappoint and provided the perfect atmosphere to continue conversations and build relationships.

Many thanks to the 2022 CAEM Conference Committee for their hard work, commitment, and vision.  A huge thank you is also due to our sponsors whose support made this event possible.  Finally, thank you to each and every one of our members who attended the Conference and contributed to its success.

View the photo gallery from the 2022 Conference here.  Photos compliments of CAEM’s media partner Ignite Magazine.

Stay tuned for details regarding the 2023 Conference!

2019 Conference Recap

Thank you for joining us in spectacular Calgary, Alberta from June 23-25 for the 2019 CAEM Annual Conference, where an outstanding program was assembled to take attendees to new heights with new ideas and new opportunities.

The 2019 CAEM Annual Conference delivered a game-changing educational experience. This year’s speakers included an engaging mix of entrepreneurs, strategists, consultants and authors. From technology and sales to communications and leadership, they’re all experts in their fields and have one common goal and helped to shift your focus to the future and leverage the most lucrative new opportunities coming down the pipeline.

View the photo gallery from the 2019 Annual Conference here.

2018 Conference Recap

As the leading voice of the Canadian exposition industry and related events, the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) is shaping the future of face to face events. CAEM consistently monitors challenges that exposition managers and suppliers face on a daily basis as they plan expositions and events throughout the year. With targeted services, information and education, CAEM provides members with the knowledge and tools to excel within the exposition and events industry.

Our 2018 Annual Conference featured cutting-edge speakers, three super fun evening events, an engaging ExpoCAN 2018 – all at the destination of Blue Mountain in Collingwood.

See photos from our 2018 Annual Conference here.

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