2024 Conference DRAFT Program

Schedule subject to change without notice 

Monday, June 24, 2024

8:30AM - 4:30PM CEM Course: Selecting Service Contractors

Registration for the CEM course is separate from Conference Registration.

CEM Course: Selecting Service Contractors
Instructor: TBA

A successful exhibition or event is produced by the mutual efforts of multiple entities, many of which exist outside the sponsoring organization. A substantial portion of the exhibition or event organizer’s responsibility is to shop the industry for services and products needed and to contract for those services and products.

EVENT AGENDA (schedule subject to change)

8:00 am – 8:30 am – Course Check-In/Coffee
8:30 am – 10:00 am – Program
10:00 am – 10:15 am – Morning Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm – Program
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Program
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Afternoon Break
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm – Program
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Self Study
4:00 – 5:00 pm – Exam (Optional)

12:00PM - 6:00PM Registration

Pick up your Conference badge and package at the Registration Desk in the Edmonton Convention Centre.

1:00PM - 5:00PM ExpoCAN Exhibitor Move In

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

3:30PM - 5:00PM Facilities Meeting

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

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5:00PM - 6:00PM First Time Attendee Welcome Reception

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre

First time joining us at the CAEM Annual Conference? Don’t miss the First-Timers’ Reception, where this year’s CAEM Team, Conference Co-Chairs and Board of Directors are excited to welcome you and offer some tips and tricks to get the most out of your CAEM and Conference experience.

Join us for a drink and get a head start on this year’s exciting conference Monday between 5:00PM-6:00PM!

Please note: This event is open to first time conference attendees, the CAEM Board and the Conference Co-Chairs (by invitation only).

 

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6:00PM - 8:00PM CAEM Conference Kick Off Reception

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre

Start your CAEM Conference off right by attending the Conference Kick Off Reception.  This always popular event is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues from coast to coast and meet new connections.

Join us for 2 hours of fantastic hors d’ouevres, food stations, and cocktails in a relaxed and casual atmosphere.  Then afterwards you can choose one of the many restaurants in downtown Edmonton for dinner.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

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9:00AM - 9:45AM Annual General Meeting

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

The Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to hear what the association has done and what it plans to do. You are encouraged to attend and exercise your basic membership rights. 

WHO MAY ATTEND?

Any CAEM member may attend the meeting. In accordance with our membership participation rights policy, this means any exposition member, or named representative of an associate member company for whom a fee is paid.

 WHO MAY VOTE?

Any exposition member in good standing, and the primary designated representative of an associate member company (one per associate member company) in good standing may vote. 

Please contact the CAEM office if you are not sure whether you are a voting member. A membership status review will take place prior to the meeting.

WHAT DOES ‘MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING’ MEAN?

It means simply that your 2024 fees have been paid and that the payment has been deposited and cleared. If a fee payment is made at the meeting or a few days before, it must be made by certified cheque or by credit card.

 

9:45AM - 10:15AM Networking | Quick Hit Break

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

10:15AM - 1:00PM ExpoCAN Trade Show & Lunch

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

Note: ExpoCAN is open to Exposition Members and exhibiting Associate Members only. 

We are excited to welcome you to ExpoCAN, being held in conjunction with the CAEM 2024 Annual Conference. The trade show takes place in the Edmonton Convention Centre and will run from 10:15am – 1:00pm on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

ExpoCAN provides the perfect opportunity to visit exhibitors who will be showcasing innovative products and services that will help take your shows to the next level. This important component of the Conference is an essential way to reconnect with suppliers, source new ideas and strategies, and network with your peers.

 

1:00PM - 3:30PM ExpoCAN Exhibitor Move Out

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

1:00PM - 2:00PM Education Session

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

 

2:00PM - 2:15PM Show Managers

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

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2:15PM - 3:15PM Associates Meeting

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

 

3:15PM - 4:15PM Networking | Quick Hit Session

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

 

 

3:15PM - 4:15PM CAEM Board of Directors Meeting

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

6:00PM - 11:00PM Tuesday Evening Reception & Dinner

Come join our sponsor, The International Centre, for a fun night with live music, great food and delicious drinks. You will not want to miss it!

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

8:00AM - 9:00AM Breakfast

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

9:00AM - 10:30AM Executive Panel with Q&A

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

10:30AM - 10:45AM Refreshment Break

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

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10:45AM - 12:00PM Concurrent Session 1a

Location : Edmonton Convention Centre

10:45AM - 12:00PM Concurrent Session 1b

Location:  Edmonton Convention Centre

12:00PM - 2:00PM Sponsor & Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

Join us as we applaud the many countless volunteers and companies that have contributed time, talent, resources and financial support to the CAEM 2024 Annual Conference! Let’s celebrate the people who power the annual conference!

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2:00PM - 3:15PM Concurrent Session 2a

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

 

2:00PM - 3:15PM Concurrent Session 2b

Location: London Convention Centre

 

3:15PM - 3:30PM Refreshment Break

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

3:30PM - 4:30PM Closing Keynote Speaker

Location: Edmonton Convention Centre

6:00PM - 11:00PM Closing Night Dinner and Entertainment

Location:  TBD

Join us for our concluding conference event, hosted by our sponsor, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The reception, dinner and industry recognition will provide a memorable evening of camaraderie, reflections, and celebration of shared successes within our vibrant community.

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