Annual Conference

CAEM 2020 Annual Conference Cancellation

Annually, we look forward to the CAEM Conference as an important time to connect, share and learn together. We are facing a unique global challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic, sparking public health concerns and presenting our industry with an unprecedented challenge. CAEM’s first priority is ensuring the safety and well being of our members. As such, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 CAEM Annual Conference, scheduled to take place from June 28-30, 2020 at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa.

Cancellation was necessitated by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa’s increased restrictions on mass gatherings and requirements for physical distancing. These regulatory entities are advising the public to prepare for restrictions to remain in place for several months. The latest PHAC COVID-19 updates can be found here. We have also taken into account the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 and its devastating impact on the exposition industry at large.

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge the entire Conference Committee, who was working hard to produce an outstanding program, as well as thank everyone who was planning on attending the 2020 CAEM Annual Conference. If you have already registered or committed to sponsoring the conference, we will be in touch with you shortly to process a refund or transfer your funds to a future event, should that be your preference. If you have booked a hotel room, please contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation at [email protected] or 613-271-1800.

CAEM remains committed to continuing our tradition of connecting, sharing and learning face-to-face, but at a time when it is safe to do so. Until then, CAEM continues to be here, ready to help the industry navigate this challenging time. Building on our efforts and actions over the last couple of weeks, CAEM will now be turning our resources and attention towards research and advocacy for the exposition industry. We will also be developing different programming options and events in order to continue equipping and empowering our members with valuable information and resources. Stay tuned for more details to come in the days and weeks ahead.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to be in touch with the CAEM office.

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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