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CAEM Update – December 10

 

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) has been advocating on your behalf and for the future of the exhibition industry. During these trying times, CAEM is more committed than ever to continue defending our members’ interests and raising your voice with Government.

As a not-for-profit Association, we rely on paid memberships to fuel our efforts. We cannot do this important work without you. We hope we can count on your continued support and investment in CAEM by renewing your 2021 membership in the association.

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CAEM Updates

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the departure of Catherine MacNutt, from CAEM’s Board of Directors, effective Thursday November 26th.  Catherine has accepted a new opportunity, with a company outside of the trade and consumer show industry, and has therefore resigned as Past President of CAEM’s Board of Directors. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Catherine for her many years of service to the Association and industry, including her tremendous leadership and dedication as President of CAEM. She will be greatly missed by the entire Board and CAEM members alike, and we wish her nothing but the very best in her new position. In accordance with the CAEM By-Laws, the Board is pleased to announce that Lisa MacDonald, PDAC, will return to CAEM’s Board of Directors, in the role of Past President. Lisa’s long-standing history with CAEM, combined with her exceptional leadership and vision, will be an invaluable asset to CAEM as we forge ahead with our strategic priorities for 2021.

On Monday November 7th, at CAEM’s Special Meeting of Members, a new Auxiliary Membership class was ratified by membership, along with the required by-law changes. This new Auxiliary Membership category is defined as a former Exposition Member or Associate Member, who has been a member of CAEM, but is no longer employed in the expositions industry and would like to remain involved in the association. Auxiliary Members shall not be entitled to vote at any meetings and shall not have the right to hold a position as an officer or director of the Corporation. Individuals must be approved by the Board of Directors and reapply annually to maintain this membership. Auxiliary Membership will be available effective January 1, 2021, at a cost of $99 + taxes. Please contact the office at [email protected] for more information.

 

What You Need to Know This Week

Federal

  • CAEM’s COVID-19 Economic-Impact Survey – conducted by public affairs’ firm Crestview Strategy – generated close to 600 responses from various stakeholders in the industry, including show producers, suppliers, venues and exhibitors. Members were clear that the pandemic has had a devastating impact on their business in 2020 and that the prospect of continued restrictions would result in an even greater negative effect in 2021. CAEM and Crestview Strategy are now meeting internally to formalize our asks to government, based on the details of the need for funding that was uncovered by our survey, as well as the potential impacts of sector-funding on the overall economy. The Exposition Recovery Taskforce will be meeting again, before the end of the year, to build consensus on the details of our ask, in advance of initiating our lobbying registration, federal engagement plan and meeting outreach in early January.

Ontario

  • The Ontario Meeting and Event Spaces Group – formed by the Ministry of Heritage and co-chaired by CAEM’s President – has now submitted a number of recommended changes to the current government reopening guidance document for meeting and event facilities  The group’s main ask is for an exemption to indoor capacity limits (currently capped at 50 people per meeting room), similar to the exemptions granted to shopping malls, public markets and restaurants. Specifically, the group is advocating for meeting and event spaces to be able to operate at 50% occupancy in Prevent and Protect levels, and 30% occupancy in Restrict levels – subject to patrons being able to maintain physical distancing. We are also advocating for a revision to the existing document, to no longer preclude trade and consumer shows from operating.  With the help of the Ministry, the group’s next step will be to meet with the Public Health Table directly, to discuss these requests. This meeting is expected to happen in mid-January.

Alberta

  • On Monday December 7th, CAEM’s President was invited to present to the Alberta Cambers of Commerce, on behalf of the trade and consumer show sector, and alongside the Alberta Live Events Coalition. As part of the presentation, CAEM outlined our federal engagement plan, and called on the Chambers of Commerce to help CAEM advocate for greater relief and support for the exhibition sector. CAEM applauds the Chambers of Commerce for taking an interest in our sector and stepping up to help CAEM with our advocacy efforts. As CAEM builds out our ask, plan and material, we will certainly be turning to the Chambers to help amplify our message through their existing networks and channels.

Government Updates

  • As of Friday, December 4, 2020, eligible businesses facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are able to access a second CEBA loan of up to $20,000 – on top of the initial $40,000 that was available to small businesses. Half of this additional financing, up to $10,000, will be forgivable if the loan is repaid by December 31, 2022. To apply, eligible businesses and not-for-profits need to contact the financial institution that provided their initial CEBA loan and provide the appropriate information and documentation.  CLICK HERE for more details.

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

 

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CAEM Update – November 26

 

Renew your CAEM Membership Today!

 

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) has been advocating on your behalf and for the future of the exhibition industry. During these trying times, CAEM is more committed than ever to continue defending our members’ interests and raising your voice with Government.

As a not-for-profit Association, we rely on paid memberships to fuel our efforts.  We cannot do this important work without you.  We hope we can count on your continued support and investment in CAEM by renewing your 2021 membership in the association.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

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What You Need to Know This Week

Federal

  • CAEM’s Federal Engagement Plan – led by public affairs firm Crestview Strategy – is now underway. To start, we must quantify and qualify the impacts of COVID-19 on the exhibition industry, with the goal of advocating for sector-specific emergency funding for the Canadian trade and consumer show industry. If you haven’t already done so, please take 5-minutes to complete our COVID-19 Economic Impact study. The survey is open until Friday November 27th at 5 pm.
    COMPLETE SURVEY
  • On Thursday November 16th, as part of Power Education Day, CAEM President Bianca Kennedy and Crestview Strategy Senior Consultant Jason Clark, shared some insights on the public affairs landscape and how Crestview and CAEM will be working together, to navigate this landscape in the coming months, in order to advocate for emergency relief and support measures for the exhibition sector. Click here for a transcript of this conversation.
  • CAEM continues to be an active member of the Hardest Hit Coalition. On November 23rd, CAEM co-signed a letter with other Associations in the tourism and hospitality sector, calling on the Government to fulfill its commitments in the Speech from the Throne and further tailor its broad-based support programs to meet the needs of the hardest-hit sectors. Click here to see a copy of this letter.

Ontario 

  • CAEM’s President has been asked to co-chair the newly formed Ontario Meeting and Event Spaces working group, formed by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. The working group is now actively working on an updated reopening plan for the meeting and event space sector that the Ministry will be submitting to the public health measures table and the Chief Medical Officer of Health for review and consideration. The group’s primary ask will be for event capacity limits that are based on density ratios and/or pre-determined percentages of maximum capacity, rather than a hard number limitation. The group plans to have a revised plan ready for presentation to the public health table in mid-December.

British Columbia

  • The Regional Event Management Committee held its first stakeholder meeting with all the municipalities in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser Health areas. The objective of this working group is to act as a cohesive, aligned body that the Province can interact with as a unit, and to create leverage when communicating with the Province on PHO’s and future reopening discussions.  The Vancouver Emergency planning Manager will be arranging for someone from the Provincial Health office to be sitting in on these meetings, giving the group a more direct link to Dr Bonnie Henry’s office. The committee covers a wide range of events including all sporting, cultural and festivals events, as well as trade and consumer shows, being represented by one of our own, Brad Styba. CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce looks forward to actively supporting Brad Styba and the work of this new committee.

Government Updates

  • The Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS), launched last week, will support up to 65 per cent of eligible expenses for tenants and property owners. An additional – up to 25 per cent – support will be provided to qualifying organizations under lockdown orders, meaning that up to 90 per cent of expenses may be covered by the federal government. More information on the CERS can be found here.
  • Additionally, the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been extended to June 2021. The deadline to apply is whichever is sooner of January 31, 2021 or 180 days after the end of the claim period. More information on the CEWS can be found here.
  • In an effort to help businesses in areas in Lockdown and Red-Control, Ontario is doubling support – to $600 million – to help with fixed costs such as utilities and property taxes. Eligibility information and instructions for applying, can be found here.

CAEM Updates

CAEM Power Education Day Recap

The 2020 virtual edition of Power Education Day was an action-packed day full of engaging content that left attendees ready to take on opportunities waiting for them now, and post-pandemic. Our awe-inspiring keynotes definitely left us with influential takeaways that we could all use. One of the Top 10 Creative Canadians, Ron Tite, provided us with his expertise on how to lead with purpose and rethink and recalibrate our actions for post COVID-19. Mark Harrison, who empowers youth, connects the global sponsorship and marketing community, and works towards innovative creative offerings, provided incredible motivation to encourage us to focus on successful partnerships, despite this unprecedented time. To conclude the day, diverse insights and ideas on accelerating the economic development and visitor recovery of Canada’s exposition and events industry were provided by 4 experts in the trade, consumer and exposition industries.

Our breakout sessions provided authentic advice and guidance from those experiencing and embracing the changes that have arisen. A casual and insightful conversation from a member of PCMA on how you can invest in yourself, while adapting to the new normal of digital events. The ideas, processes and observations behind one of the largest tech conferences, Collision, were shared by Dr. Mike Sexton, who was one of the first to take on the challenge. An abundance of real-life experiences and observations from event producers and their lessons learned within the current, ever-changing virtual event industry. Finally, we can't forget David Saef, who shared encouragement and wisdom on how to adapt to the changing and challenging time with a positive, improv inspired, outlook to keep us all moving forward!

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

 

Additional Resources:

Q&A – CAEM President Bianca Kennedy & Crestview Strategy Senior Consultant Jason Clark

To kick off Power Education Day, on Thursday November 19th, CAEM President Bianca Kennedy and Crestview Strategy Senior Consultant Jason Clark, shared some insights on the public affairs landscape and specifically how this relates to CAEM’s objective – and strategy – to lobby the federal government for sector-specific funding.

Here’s a summary of some of some the key insights and takeaways from their conversation.


Bianca:  Welcome Jason.  Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and Crestview Strategy?  What is your background and areas of expertise, and what does Crestview Strategy specialize in?

Jason:  Thanks Bianca.  Happy to be here with you today.  I am a senior consultant with Crestview Strategy, based in Ottawa.  Crestview Strategy is one of the fastest growing public affairs firms in Canada with teams based out of Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Washington DC and London, UK.  I’ve been with the firm 4 years now, and my specialization is Federal government relations.  I am part of a cross-partisan project team that is working with CAEM on developing and executing a federal engagement plan to advocate for sector-specific emergency funding for the exhibition industry.   I come from the Liberal tradition and have strong connections to the party.  My sole focus since March 15th has been working with clients – from global brands to professional associations and non-profits – to deal with the risks and opportunities related to responding to the pandemic, economic shutdown and forthcoming recovery.

Bianca:  Can you give us an overview of the Federal Political Landscape and how this impacts CAEM and the ask that we are looking to develop?

Jason:  COVID-19 has changed the political landscape and has upended the government’s priorities.  Federally, the focus right now is on the impact of, and responding to, the second wave that we are grappling with, across the country.  We are seeing multiple signals of a delayed economic recovery trajectory, and this second wave has definitely impacted a resilient recovery.

Currently, we are awaiting the fall economic statement, scheduled to be released on Monday November 30th, that will provide us with a revised look at the state of federal finances amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and signal what additional measures the government might be considering to support Canadians through the pandemic.  I say signal because Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has made it clear that recovery and investment, while time-limited and not infinite, will extend well into 2021 to ensure that the post-COVID economy is robust, inclusive, and sustainable.  We will be doing a thorough review of this economic statement and identifying areas of opportunity that CAEM may be able to leverage as we develop our ask, with the goal of our funding request being included in the 2021 Budget – expected in spring 2021.  We will also look to determine what opportunities we can leverage through existing programs that may be recapitalized or where the criteria could be expanded.

With these key dates on the horizon, the timing is right for CAEM to develop and put forward an ask for sector-specific funding.  CAEM has certainly not missed out on any opportunities to date.  In fact, the federal government has taken a very sector-agnostic approach to funding.  However, we know this Minority government has acted like a Majority government throughout much of the pandemic, with extraordinary spending powers. We anticipate that a spending effort on the level of World War II could be mobilized throughout the duration of the pandemic so despite this sector-agnostic preference, there is certainly opportunity for CAEM to build a case for sector-specific relief and support measures.


Bianca:
  What do we know currently about the federal government’s tendencies toward sectoral support?

Jason:  We know the Federal government understands that people and businesses are hurting, and as a result, they are piling on record debt, primarily directed until now, at supporting individuals, families and businesses.

While not widespread, there are examples of specific sector supports to aid in targeted relief measures for the tourism, sports, and film and television industries.  These have tended to be a result of sector-wide lobby efforts and have been aimed at support for the hardest hit.  There has been an ongoing negotiation around the airline industry, as an example.

We know that by CAEM meeting with Ministers’ Offices and the PMO alone, we will not be successful.  There is no magic meeting that will unlock funding.  Instead we need to educate government and build champions.  We need to take a different approach.  Engaging political decision-makers already in your networks or those responsible for the communities you operate in will be critical to our strategy.  Your MPs need to hear from you and understand the negative impact you have endured and the positive opportunity your businesses can contribute to the recovery.  We need to build the narrative that this industry has a deep impact on small businesses across the country – whether that’s your vendors and exhibitors, your attendees, your suppliers, small tourism operators such as hoteliers, or business located near you that benefit from large expositions.

This effort will require active participation and engagement from CAEM’s member base, in order to raise our collective voice and find champion MPs who will press Ministers to take immediate action.

Bianca:  What does success look like for Crestview Strategy and CAEM?

Jason:  We have 3 goals for our work:

  1. Secure financial and sector support for CAEM members, to offset the impacts of the pandemic.
  2. Elevate the voice of your membership, vendors and supply chain in Ottawa, underscoring that a safe return to events and expositions is critical to the health and growth of entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country.
  3. Build the CAEM national reputation by positioning this group as vital to economic recovery, and enabling political decision-makers from across the country to champion the industry and our ask.

Bianca:  What is the approach that Crestview and CAEM will be adopting to achieve this intended successful outcome?  Can you provide a general strategy map and timeline for us?

Jason:  Our strategy map includes 3 distinct phases:

  1. Survey: We have initiated a survey that a number of CAEM members have already completed.  This data (both quantitative and qualitative) is critical to our understanding – not only of the damage of the pandemic – but also what CAEM member companies need in order to survive as we move toward a safe restart and recovery.  The survey closes at 5 pm on November 27th and can be accessed HERE.
  2. Strategy Development: We have a strong understanding of how the government has approached support throughout the pandemic and our strategy is to elevate the voices of members in order to identify:
    a) the negative impact on your businesses and the communities you operate in
    b) the cumulative economic impact your industry can contribute to the economic recover
    c) the specifics of how the pandemic has impacted women, small vendors and entrepreneurs that rely on your businesses for their livelihoods
  3. Engagement / Execution:
    We will be bringing your voices to Ottawa, through a comprehensive outreach, to key political advisors at various Ministries, with the goal of sharing the funding proposal with targeted staff and engaging members of parliament across all caucuses to build noise around the need for industry support.  We will also be mobilizing a group that is representative of your industry to help amplify CAEM’s request for federal funding, by sharing both the qualitative and quantitative impacts of COVID-19 on your businesses. While the federal government has focused on responding to the pandemic, they have not lost their way on other priorities: support for the middle class, women and gender equality, as well as enabling entrepreneurs to succeed. We will tap into each of these with our key messages.

Bianca:  Can we take a deeper dive into some specific tactics that we will be using and how we might be calling on our members to support us with next steps?

Jason:  From a messaging standpoint, our narrative will highlight these important facts:

  • Entrepreneurs and small business vendors have been hardest hit by COVID-19 with the forced shut down of expositions.
  • Expositions act as a platform for vendors that are critical to the survival of many small businesses.
  • CAEM member companies are critical to local economic recovery in communities across the country.
  • CAEM member companies are committed to a safe reopening for their audiences, vendors, contractors and the communities they operate in.

In terms of tactics, we will be:

  • Surveying the industry to build out our case.
  • Developing a coalition of support through targeted members and vendor enlistment.
  • Building political will through targeted outreach to Ministerial Offices and MPs across all parties.
  • Raising CAEM’s profile through engagement and targeted thought-leadership.

This Federal government is narrative and story-based. Individual impact matters to them and this can be used to define the large challenges and problems that we are asking them to address. We will utilize your stories and voices to lead our engagement.

We will be building that advocacy coalition and working with many of you to directly engage MPs, Ministers, political staff and civil servants to drive our ask forward.

Bianca:  Thank you so much Jason for proving that fantastic high-level overview for our members on the approach that Crestview Strategy and CAEM will be undertaking together to engage the federal government on the need for sector-specific relief and support measures.

Obviously as you have laid out, the approach is multi-faceted and there are a lot of moving parts to this project that can and will evolve as the context surrounding COVID-19 changes in the coming weeks and months.

CAEM will continue to keep members updated on our actions and progress through our bi-weekly newsletters.  And of course, any members who have additional questions, comments or suggestions are invited to reach out to the CAEM office at [email protected].

CAEM Update – November 6

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAEM has been advocating on your behalf and for the future of the exhibition industry. From developing reopening guidelines and advocating for a safe restart, to educating policymakers and building a case for sector-specific relief, our priority remains defending our members’ interests and raising your voice with Government.

As a not-for-profit Association, we rely on paid memberships to fuel our efforts. If you aren’t a member of CAEM, consider joining today!

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What You Need to Know This Week

Federal

  • CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce Co-Chairs have been meeting regularly with our new Public Affairs firm, Crestview Strategy, to advance the process of advocating for sector-specific emergency funding for CAEM members. To start, we will be surveying the industry, to gain a clear understanding of the economic impact of the sector from show producers, venues, suppliers and exhibitors. Illustrating COVID’s impact on jobs in our sector will be vital in formulating our ask, and illustrating the role that we can play in the economic recovery will also be key. Please look out for this survey early next week. Your participation is appreciated and most essential.
  • CAEM continues to be an active member of the Hardest Hit Coalition. Last week, key members of this coalition met to discuss next steps to collectively advocate for more relief and support measures for businesses in the tourism, hospitality, arts, festivals and business events sectors.

Ontario

  • CAEM’s President has been invited by The Ministry of Heritage, Sport Tourism and Culture Industries to be part of a new Meeting and Event Spaces Working Group. This working group will be meeting regularly, with the mandate of developing an updated Sector Plan / Guidance Document for public health officials to review, when the province is ready to consider further reopening proposals. CAEM applauds the government’s proactive approach to consult and work with industry on a viable reopening and recovery plan for the sector.  As an active member of this working group, you can count of CAEM to continue defending the exhibition sector’s interests and championing our safe reopening plan.
  • On November 3rd, the Ontario government announced the Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program. CAEM has responded to this announcement, calling on government to expand the eligibility criteria immediately, to include all stakeholders in the exhibition sector. Click here to review a copy of this position letter.
  • CAEM continues to work closely with partner associations, including TIAO, to advocate on behalf of the greater tourism, hospitality and business events sector.  Earlier this week, CAEM signed a joint letter, along with other industry associations and leaders, communicating our joint concerns to the recent decision to move Toronto, Ottawa, York and the Peel regions into a modified stage two and the processes in which these decisions were made and the rationale behind them. Click here to review a copy of this letter
  • CAEM’s President has been invited by The Ministry of Heritage, Sport Tourism and Culture Industries to be part of a new Meeting and Event Spaces Working Group. This working group will be meeting regularly, with the mandate of developing an updated Sector Plan / Guidance Document for public health officials to review, when the province is ready to consider further reopening proposals. CAEM applauds the government’s proactive approach to consult and work with industry on a viable reopening and recovery plan for the sector.  As an active member of this working group, you can count of CAEM to continue defending the exhibition sector’s interests and championing our safe reopening plan.
  • On November 3rd, the Ontario government announced the Property Tax and Energy Cost Rebates Program. CAEM has responded to this announcement, calling on government to expand the eligibility criteria immediately, to include all stakeholders in the exhibition sector. Click here to review a copy of this position letter.
  • CAEM continues to work closely with partner associations, including TIAO, to advocate on behalf of the greater tourism, hospitality and business events sector.  Earlier this week, CAEM signed a joint letter, along with other industry associations and leaders, communicating our joint concerns to the recent decision to move Toronto, Ottawa, York and the Peel regions into a modified stage two and the processes in which these decisions were made and the rationale behind them. Click here to review a copy of this letter.

CAEM Toolkit and Resources

  • As the exhibition sector starts to reopen in parts of the country, CAEM is committed to providing members with the tools and resources necessary to successfully navigate reopening and recovery. This includes the creation of a Reopening Toolkit with valuable resources like a COVID-19 General Readiness Checklist, a Safe Reopening Guideline Template, as well as Exhibitor and Supplier Safety Acknowledgement Forms. These resources are available for the Alberta market, where trade shows have been given the green light to reopen. We will be updating and customizing these resources for each of the other Provinces as official reopening decisions and guidelines are released. Please click here and login to your CAEM profile to access this member benefit.

Government Updates

  • As of October 26, 2020, the eligibility for Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) expanded. Eligible businesses that were previously operating out of a non-business banking account can now apply for CEBA. Click here for more information on the eligibility criteria.
  • On November 2nd, Minister Freeland tabled legislation on the new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy, the new Lockdown Support, and the extended Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. Click here to view the release.  While very few details have been provided, technical backgrounders should be released shortly, providing additional details on these programs, including details on eligibility.

CAEM Updates

CAEM Power Education Day

We are excited to welcome you to the 2020 edition of Power Education Day taking place virtually on Thursday, November 19.

Power Education Day promises to spark creativity and spawn bold new ideas, in order to shift your perspective and outlook on how you can elevate and transform your events for continued growth and success. Head to the CAEM website to view the schedule of events and to register now for this virtual event!

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CEM Update

CAEM is pleased to be partnering with the International Association of Expositions and Events (IAEE) to provide courses specific to the Canadian Exposition and Events Industry.

 

CEM Course: Security, Risk & Crisis Management

Instructor: Brad Styba, CEM

Click on the link below to learn more and register for the virtual CEM Course being offered on Wednesday, November 18th, 2020.

REGISTER

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

CAEM Update – October 22

Join CAEM Today!

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAEM has been advocating on your behalf and for the future of the exhibition industry. From developing reopening guidelines and advocating for a safe restart, to educating policymakers and building a case for sector-specific relief, our priority remains defending our members’ interests and raising your voice with Government.

As a not-for-profit Association, we rely on paid memberships to fuel our efforts. If you aren’t a member of CAEM, consider joining today!

Join Today!

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What You Need to Know This Week

CAEM Toolkit and Resources

CAEM is pleased to provide members with the tools and resources necessary to prepare for a safe, responsible and effective reopening. Please click here and login to your CAEM profile to access and download helpful resources, including a COVID-19 General Readiness Checklist Tool, a Safe Reopening Guideline Template, as well as Exhibitor and Supplier Safety Acknowledgement Forms. We have rolled out these resources for the Alberta market and will be updating and customizing these resources for each of the other Provinces as official government reopening guidelines are released for the exhibition sector.   

Federal

Last week, CAEM’s Board of Directors approved a proposal to retain the services of public affairs agency, Crestview Strategy, to help us develop, execute and advocate for sector-specific relief from the Federal Government. Crestview Strategy will be helping CAEM build out a strong narrative with various Ministers’ offices on the significant negative impact that the pandemic has had on the exhibition sector, those employed in the industry, the supply chains, and the thousands of local and small businesses and jobs that rely on exhibitions for survival. Our Federal engagement strategy will be executed along the following timeline: 

  • Phase 1 (3 weeks) – Research and Data Analysis – a high-level economic impact survey to produce the valuable data and analysis required to develop a tailored ask of Government based on the details of the need and potential impact of funding.
  • Phase 2 (1 week) – Proposal and Strategy Development – with the analysis of the economic impact survey in hand, we will build out a narrative illustrating how the exhibition sector has been highly disrupted by COVID-19 while underscoring that this is an industry with unique needs that must be sustained.
  • Phase 3 (November 2020 to Spring 2021) – Federal Engagement and Pre-Budget Consultations – a comprehensive outreach to key political advisors at Innovation, Science and Industry; Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade; Economic Development; Heritage; Finance and the Prime Minister’s Office, with the goal of sharing the funding proposal with targeted staff and engaging members of parliament across all caucuses to build noise around the need for industry support. 

Ontario

With the help of GR Strategist Amir Remtulla, CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce recently met with the offices of the Premier, Minister Fedeli and Minister MacLeod, to discuss how we can work together to safely reopen exhibitions in Ontario. During this meeting, CAEM presented why exhibitions should be treated like malls, reaffirming our ability to mitigate risk and control our environment. We re-iterated the need for a clear distinction between exhibitions and other events. And we established the massive economic impact of our sector and the devastating impact the prolonged shutdown of our sector is having on jobs and business solvency in the sector. We will be pressing for a follow-up conversation in November to continue this important dialogue.     

Government Updates

On October 8th, the government of Ontario announced that it will be investing $9 million through the new Reconnect Festival and Event Program to support municipalities and event organizers during COVID-19. This funding will be used to maintain public safety requirements and allow people to reconnect with their communities through online, drive-through and other innovative experiences. For more information on the program and eligibility criteria, please click here.   

On October 9th, the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, announced plans for new federal support programs to help businesses through the second wave of the global pandemic, with an emphasis on supporting hard-hit businesses. Click here to view the full announcement.

CAEM Updates

CAEM Connecting With Colleagues Over Coffee

 

CAEM's fifth virtual networking opportunity will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET. We're pleased to announce that this opportunity is sponsored by Exhibition Place and the first breakout session will be facilitated by Exhibition Place representatives.

 

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CAEM Power Education Day

CAEM Power Education Day will be taking place on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Registration details coming soon on how you can take part in this innovative event for leaders in the event and exposition management industry.

CEM Update

To all CEM candidates and applicants that are CAEM Members, the CAEM Certification Council has reached out to IAEE to confirm an extension on deadlines for recertification and certification completion from six months to one year.

CAEM understands the value and benefit of the in-person CEM courses, and is once again happy to confirm that CAEM members who have a recertification date of January 1, 2021 will be eligible for the extension by contacting IAEE. Similarly, if there are CEM candidates who find they cannot complete the credits necessary to earn their certification by their end date, they can also receive an extension by contacting IAEE.

For those of you who are interested in completing online CEM courses offered by IAEE to maintain or complete your certification, please email the CAEM Office to access a discount code.

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

Additional Resources:

CAEM Update – October 8

Join CAEM Today!

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAEM’s priorities have been to defend our members’ interests and to raise our industry’s struggles with Government.  Everything we have accomplished to date – and everything we are determined to achieve – is due to our industry rallying together, under CAEM’s leadership, to harness the power of our membership. Your support and investment fuel our efforts and we can’t do this work without you. If you aren’t already a member of CAEM, considering joining our Association today! 

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Exhibition Place is thrilled to announce that Enercare Centre has been named among EXHIBITOR Magazine's 2021 Centers of Excellence

Honoring North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events, the Centers of Excellence awards recognize the best large and small trade show venues based on a variety of criteria within five different categories. All North American convention centers were eligible to apply. Applicants were evaluated using a variety of criteria in five primary categories: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service & Execution, Expansions & Upgrades, and Honors & Awards. The evaluation also included a survey of event planners, show organizers, and exhibit managers who have recently hosted (or exhibited at) trade shows and events within each facility, as well as a review of entrants’ event spaces, primary selling points, nearby attractions, and innovations, conducted by a panel of corporate exhibit managers.

Exhibition Place is proud to receive the Safe Travels Stamp

Exhibition Place is pleased to report that they have received the Safe Travels Stamp designation from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). The WTTC and TIAO have created a self-certified Safe Travels Stamp based on worldwide industry protocols the WTTC has put together for every aspect of the hospitality and tourism sector. The specially designed stamp will allow travelers to recognize governments and companies around the world which have adopted globally standardized health and hygiene global protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

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What You Need to Know This Week

On September 21st, CAEM joined the Coalition of Hardest Hit Businesses (CHHB), which launched its campaign for the CEWS (Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy) to be extended into 2021 for businesses unable to move into recovery.  A few days later, in the Speech from the Throne, the Government of Canada announced that it plans to extend the CEWS through to the summer of 2021.  Although details about the extension have not been released, the Government stated that it intends to “work with businesses and labour to ensure the program meets the needs of the health and economic situation as it evolves”.  CAEM will continue to stay active in this collation and provide updates to members on this development.

 

Ontario

With the assistance of Public Affairs Strategist Amir Remtulla, CAEM has secured a meeting with the office of the Premier, the office of the Ministry of Economic Development and the office of the Ministry of Tourism.  Our objectives for this meeting are to present the massive economic impact of the exposition sector in Ontario, to present our business model and the retail and commercial nature of our operations, to request a collaborative approach with Government to safely reopen our sector in a manner similar to malls, public markets and big box stores, and to communicate the further devastation that a prolonged shutdown of our sector will have on jobs, lost revenues, business solvency and the economy.

 

British Columbia

Several members of CAEM's Exposition Recovery Taskforce have been invited, along with other leaders in the live events sector, to participate in discussions with the Province and Dr. Bonnie Henry's office, to develop plans to execute “test events” of tiered sizing for gatherings, sporting events and performances, with the goal of reviewing the data and determining what is manageable, in a staged systematic process, in order to establish a timeline toward increasing sizes of events (when it is safe to do so).  CAEM applauds the Province's collaborative approach to engage in this meaningful dialogue and to work with industry on a recovery plan.

Federal

As mentioned at the September AGM, in addition to our reopening advocacy, CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce is now turning additional attention and resources toward advocating for sector-specific funding for the exhibition industry.  We are currently reviewing proposals from Government Relations agencies, to help us with this advocacy work, including collecting industry data that identifies the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, developing key messages for the Federal Government to build a case for financial relief, arranging meetings with key influencers in Federal Government, and raising the profile of the exhibition sector among professional public servants who are responsible for designing future support programs.

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CAEM Power Education Day

Save the date! CAEM Power Education Day will be taking place on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Stay tuned for more details on this innovative event for leaders in the event and exposition management industry.

 

CEM Update

To all CEM candidates and applicants that are CAEM Members, the CAEM Certification Council has reached out to IAEE to confirm an extension on deadlines for recertification and certification completion from six months to one year.

CAEM understands the value and benefit of the in-person CEM courses, and is once again happy to confirm that CAEM members who have a recertification date of January 1, 2021 will be eligible for the extension by contacting IAEE. Similarly, if there are CEM candidates who find they cannot complete the credits necessary to earn their certification by their end date, they can also receive an extension by contacting IAEE.

For those of you who are interested in completing online CEM courses offered by IAEE to maintain or complete your certification, please email the CAEM Office to access a discount code.

 

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

 

Additional Resources:

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CAEM Update – September 23

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, CAEM’s priorities have been to defend our members’ interests and to raise our industry’s struggles with government.  Everything we have accomplished to date – and everything we are determined to achieve – is due to our industry rallying together, under CAEM’s leadership, to harness the power of our membership. Your support and investment fuel our efforts and we can’t do this work without you. If you aren’t already a member of CAEM, considering joining our Association today!

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At the Metro Toronto Convention Centrehealth and safety has always been at the forefront of every event we host. Our enhanced safe events plan, ONWARD, provides guidelines that prioritize physical distancing, PPE, traffic flow management and more. The plan was developed in consultation with Toronto Public Health and is aligned with guidelines provided by the Province of Ontario and our industry.

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What You Need to Know This Week

On Wednesday, September 16th, CAEM held it’s first digital AGM, sponsored by our Exclusive Premier Sponsor Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Participants had the opportunity to hear what CAEM has done this past year, as well as what it plans are for the year to come, from committee chairs and past-president Catherine Macnutt from Master Promotions, as well as newly elected President Bianca Kennedy from Power Sport Services. We would like to welcome and congratulate the 2020/21 CAEM Board of Directors that were ratified at the AGM. 

For those who were unable to attend, Bianca Kennedy’s incoming President’s address can be viewed by clicking on the image below.

What you Need to Know This Week

As reported in Bianca Kennedy’s incoming President’s address, here is a summary of the most important actions CAEM has taken, on your behalf, since the formation of the taskforce in mid-May:

  • Writing and submitting safe reopening guidelines to each of the provinces.
  • Writing and submitting position letters and follow-up letters, educating policymakers on the purpose of exhibitions, our economic impact and our ability to play a key role in safely restarting the economy.
  • Activating a grassroots letter-writing campaign, across the country, to amplify our message with hundreds of MLAs and MPPs.
  • Collaborating with strategic partners like TIAC, TIAO, MMBC and Convention Centres Canada to strengthen our voice.
  • In Ontario, we have started working with government relations consultant Amir Remtulla to expand our lobbying efforts in the Province. Thank you to CAEM member BILD for affording us access to Mr. Remtulla’s valuable services and expertise. Click HERE for a copy of the ON Advocacy Recap and Reopening Framework document supplied to Mr. Remtulla to support his efforts. In parallel with these efforts, CAEM continues to engage in dialogue with the Ministry of Tourism, raising our concerns about the misclassification of exhibitions as social gatherings and advocating for a reclassification, similar to malls, big box stores and public markets.    
  • In British Columbia, we revised our Safe Reopening Guidelines, based on input received from WorkSafeBC. Their endorsement was noted in a letter sent to Dr. Bonnie Henry asking that exhibitions be exempt from indoor gathering limits, similar to malls and public markets. We are waiting on a response, and in the meantime, the BC taskforce will be regrouping next week, to discuss next steps, especially following this week’s update to the Public Health Order for Gatherings and Events.    
  • In Quebec, in collaboration with APEQ, we continue to communicate directly with both the Ministry of Tourism and Public Health, to advocate for capacity limits based on total gross square footage rather than a set maximum number of people.
  • In Alberta earlier this summer, after several meetings with the Ministry of Economic Development and Alberta Public Health, our regional taskforce succeeded, through our joint efforts, to reopen exhibitions in the Province.  CAEM is now working on additional tools and resources to help members navigate reopening safely. 
  • In Manitoba, we are supporting a newly formed regional working group to plan strategy on a new approach to Public Health.
  • In Saskatchewan, our campaign sparked interest with venues and they reported that exhibitions were allowed to open, as of July 16th, with cohorts of 150 people.
  • In New Brunswick, the taskforce has worked actively with WorkSafeNB, as well as the Provincial and Municipal governments, and we have been given the green light to reopen trade shows with an individual approval process.
  • In Nova Scotia, we have met with Chief Medical Officer Dr. Robert Strang, as well as the ministries of Business and Labour, to request exhibitions be classified under the same bylaw governing retail and big box stores. While we continue to advocate for this bylaw change, we are currently collaborating with the Department of Labour on a reopening plan that includes multiple cohorts and one way traffic flow, among other safety protocols culled from the Taskforce’s current guidelines.   
  • In PEI and Newfoundland, taskforce members have been working through strategies to approach government with individual event reopening plans.

While we certainly have no plans to take our foot off the pedal when it comes to advocating for reopening – faced with a prolonged shutdown in certain parts of the country – we will be putting additional resources toward lobbying for relief and support measures for our members.

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CEM Update

To all CEM candidates and applicants that are CAEM Members, the CAEM Certification Council has reached out to IAEE to confirm an extension on deadlines for recertification and certification completion from six months to one year.

CAEM understands the value and benefit of the in-person CEM courses, and is once again happy to confirm that CAEM members who have a recertification date of January 1, 2021 will be eligible for the extension by contacting IAEE. Similarly, if there are CEM candidates who find they cannot complete the credits necessary to earn their certification by their end date, they can also receive an extension by contacting IAEE.

For those of you who are interested in completing online CEM courses offered by IAEE to maintain or complete your certification, please email the CAEM Office to access a discount code.

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

Additional Resources:

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CAEM Weekly Update – September 3, 2020

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority has been to serve as the voice of the industry and help the sector navigate the current landscape, as it is now more important than ever to foster a community of support. CAEM also recognizes that our work and success is made possible by the financial contribution from our dedicated members, Annual Sponsors and partners. Without their support, we would not be able to offer the initiatives or resources that we do, nor achieve the impact of our latest advocacy work and efforts.

While CAEM’s Updates and COVID-19 resources are currently available to the industry, CAEM is revamping members-only resources and encourages you to purchase a membership to access full member benefits, including access to job postings, member directories, discussion forums and more. Help fuel the Association and click here to become a CAEM member today.

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Connecting with Colleagues Over Coffee has become a new monthly tradition for industry professionals. Our last session, on August 19th, was powered by Premium Association Sponsor GES. During our first breakout session, Charles Rye, Tod Large and Tony Gallagher, CEM with GES Canada shared some of the key findings from their attendee survey on returning to live events, sparking insightful conversations among participants. For those interested in taking a deeper dive into the survey results, please click here to see the full insights report from GES.

What You Need to Know This Week

The CAEM Exhibition Recovery Taskforce is continuing to meet on a regular basis in regional groups. While advocating for the safe reopening of the exhibition industry is still the main priority, CAEM recognizes the detrimental impact COVID-19 has had on the exhibition sector. Our industry was among the first to be shut down in mid-March, and we remain one of the few industries still contending with a complete and indefinite shutdown of all business activity.

For this reason, the Exhibition Recovery Taskforce will be adding sector-specific government funding to our advocacy priorities. We will be meeting with other industry Associations including TIAC, TIAO and MMBC to develop a strategy and communication plan to advocate for sector-specific funding to sustain liquidity and support business solvency in the exhibition sector. 

CAEM will continue to keep you updated on progress with funding advocacy.

Key Developments

Ontario

On August 22, 2020, the Ontario government announced that facilities can have up to 50 guests per indoor meeting room or event space within the facility. Additional information can be found here. While CAEM recognizes that this provides a path forward for some facilities to reopen, exhibitions remain prohibited at this time. The taskforce therefore remains committed to its mission to advocate for a safe and responsible reopening of exhibitions and has several meetings scheduled with different departments in government to continue engaging in meaningful dialogue with policymakers.

British Columbia

The BC Safe Reopening Guidelines were revised to include a section on Risk Assessment, based upon input from WorkSafeBC, who approved the changes but do not approve reopening plans. Their approval, however was noted in a letter on August 24th sent to Dr. Bonnie Henry as a result of a change to her gathering order whereby she stated that “Episodic Vending Markets” are not subject to posted limits. We have not received a response to our letter and while both Dr. Henry and Health Minister Dix have stated during a recent media conference that they will be holding the 50 person limits for quite some time, we continue to press for an answer to our request for exemption. 

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2020 CAEM Annual General Meeting

CAEM’s AGM will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET. 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.

If you cannot attend the meeting and you have voting rights, you may assign your proxy to another voting member or the CAEM President. This ensures quorum at the meeting. Please ensure that your proxy form is emailed to the CAEM office at [email protected] before Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM ET.

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CAEM Associate Members – New Directory Categories 

CAEM is pleased to offer the Supplier Directory and during this unprecedented time, we recognize many suppliers are now offering new services and products to support exhibition organizers in adapting their show floors to host and produce COVID-19 safe events. If you're an Associate Member and your products and services have pivoted, please click here to tell us about your new offerings.

Once we receive this information, CAEM will be implementing additional Supplier Directory categories, including PPE, hybrid event technology and COVID-19 signage, virtual technology, COVID-19 specific signage, staff, education, resources, etc.

Please only have one member per organization complete the form on behalf of the entire organization.

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CEM Update

To all CEM candidates and applicants that are CAEM Members, the CAEM Certification Council has reached out to IAEE to confirm an extension on deadlines for recertification and certification completion from six months to one year.

CAEM understands the value and benefit of the in-person CEM courses, and is once again happy to confirm that CAEM members who have a recertification date of January 1, 2021 will be eligible for the extension by contacting IAEE. Similarly, if there are CEM candidates who find they cannot complete the credits necessary to earn their certification by their end date, they can also receive an extension by contacting IAEE.

For those of you who are interested in completing online CEM courses offered by IAEE to maintain or complete your certification, please email the CAEM Office to access a discount code.

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In Case You Missed it!

Missed a CAEM update? No problem! We understand that there's no shortage of news, which is why all CAEM Weekly Updates are available on the CAEM website. Visit the News Section to stay up to date.

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Government Resources

As the Provinces continue working through their reopening and recovery plans, you can find each Province’s timeline and actions here: 

Additional Resources:

Industry Initiatives

Pacific Trade eConference + Expo 2020

September 2, 2020, 2:00 PM to September 3, 2020, 6:00PM EDT

Register now for this two-day eConference and expo event! This annual event is brings together business experts and leading companies from around the globe to generate new business opportunities. 

The Future of Trade Shows and Events

September 10, 2020, 1:00 PM MDT

This webinar will feature a panel of industry experts as they discuss the future of trade shows and events, including what the events will look like and how you can start preparing.

CAEM Weekly Update – August 20, 2020

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Strong Industry Advocacy

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our priority has been to serve as the voice of the industry and help the sector navigate the current landscape. CAEM announced the formation of the Exposition Recovery Taskforce in May, developing the necessary protocols and tools, as well as advocating on behalf of all exhibition stakeholders, for the safe, responsible and effective reopening of the Canadian exhibition industry. In addition, we have provided several virtual opportunities for the industry to stay connected and facilitate strategic discussions during these challenging times.

It is now more important than ever to foster a community of support and advocacy. CAEM also recognizes that our work and success is made possible by our dedicated members, Annual Sponsors and partners. Without their support, we would not be able to offer the initiatives or resources that we do, nor achieve the impact of our latest advocacy work and efforts.

We are pleased to provide weekly updates and resources to the industry. However, by becoming a member, you will receive full member benefits, such as access to job postings, member and supplier directories, discussion forums, up-to-the-minute information about current and future advocacy, links to toolkits to help all members navigate the safe reopening of exhibitions, plus the opportunity to attend virtual and/or hybrid industry events. Click here to become a CAEM member today!

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What You Need to Know This Week

On Monday, August 10, 2020, Charlotte Bell, President & CEO of Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and Clark Grue, Chair of Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC) spoke to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. Both industry representatives delivered messaging on behalf of business events, including the incredible efforts of the CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce for putting together guidance documentation for the safe reopening of the industry. They also discussed the urgent need for liquidity and support for business events, including exhibitions. The video recording can be found on the MMBC website, under the Rally for Recovery video series at the bottom of the page.

Similarly, earlier this week, Beth Potter, President and CEO of TIAO, addressed the provincial Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. She also allocated a part of her remarks to championing the exhibition sector, and bringing attention to the unjust shutdown of our industry, while also pointing out that we have the technology, tools and protocols necessary to reopen in a safe and responsible way. You can watch the full recording here

CAEM is a proud member of TIAC,MMBC and TIAO, and we are grateful for their partnership, collaboration and support during this critical time.

Key Developments

Ontario

The Exposition Recovery Taskforce has begun a dialogue with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. In our discussions, we continue to advocate for a clear distinction between exhibitions and other events (meetings, conventions, galas and banquets), explaining that our business model and operations mirror much more closely malls, shopping centres, big box stores and public markets. Our ask to government is that reopening guidance for the exhibition sector be modeled after these types of establishments and industries. Our message is that a one-size-fits-all model, to reopening all business activity within convention centres and exhibition halls, is both unreasonable and scientifically unsound, and that the same admission capacity limit cannot be applied to both a 200,000 sqft exhibition hall and a 5,000 sqft meeting space. 

Alberta

On Thursday July 16, 2020, Dr. Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province of Alberta, officially announced the reopening of exhibitions in the Province.The province's reopening guidance document for trade shows and exhibitions can be found here.

CAEM Updates

CAEM Associate Members – New Directory Categories 

CAEM is pleased to offer the Supplier Directory and during this unprecedented time, we recognize many suppliers are now offering new services and products to support exhibition organizers in adapting their show floors to host and produce COVID-19 safe events. If you're an Associate Member and your products and services have pivoted, please click here to tell us about your new offerings.

Once we receive this information, CAEM will be implementing additional Supplier Directory categories, including PPE, hybrid event technology and COVID-19 signage, virtual technology, COVID-19 specific signage, staff, education, resources, etc.

Please only have one member per organization complete the form on behalf of the entire organization.

SUBMIT FORM

2020 CAEM Annual General Meeting

CAEM’s AGM will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM ET.

Register now for the 2020 CAEM Annual General Meeting.

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CEM Update

To all CEM candidates and applicants that are CAEM Members, the CAEM Certification Council has reached out to IAEE to confirm an extension on deadlines for recertification and certification completion from six months to one year.

CAEM understands the value and benefit of the in-person CEM courses, and is once again happy to confirm that CAEM members who have a recertification date of January 1, 2021 will be eligible for the extension by contacting IAEE. Similarly, if there are CEM candidates who find they cannot complete the credits necessary to earn their certification by their end date, they can also receive an extension by contacting IAEE.

For those of you who are interested in completing online CEM courses offered by IAEE to maintain or complete your certification, please email the CAEM Office to access a discount code.

REGISTER

CAEM Annual General Meeting 2020

2020 Annual General Meeting