Awards of Excellence

Every year CAEM members come together to honour the best in our industry for their time, talent, professionalism, and unwavering commitment and the 12th Annual Awards of Excellence took place on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We honoured and celebrated the best in our industry in a revamped and innovative program.

View the photos from the 12th Annual Awards of Excellence here.

View the CAEM press release for the 12th Annual Awards of Excellence here.

2019 Awards of Excellence

The 11th Annual Awards of Excellence took place at the Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport on Thursday, February 28, 2019. This year, we were thrilled to have Kevin Frankish join us as our emcee for the evening and honour the best in our industry.

Our 2019 Awards Winners can be found below and pictures from the evening can be found here.

Honoured Life Member – Naomi Wagschal, CEM – Emeritus, CMP
Posthumous Honoured Life Member –
Red Hobson
Give Back –
GES Canada
Outstanding Volunteer of the Year –
Heather MacRae
Lifetime Achievement –
Barry Smith

2018 Awards of Excellence

The CAEM 10th Anniversary Signature Event proved to be a great success. The Industry was well represented by members who attended the gala event, as well as those who were honoured and recognized. This included CEM graduates as well as recipients of 2018 Awards as well as Hall of Fame inductees, dating back to 1992. CAEM’s 10th Annual Awards of Excellence provided an opportunity for the industry to celebrate and recognize members for their professional achievements. Please view our photo gallery here.

Give Back Award – Vancouver Convention Centre

Outstanding Innovation Award – Brad Hellas and Rocky Mele, Showtech

Lifetime Achievement Award – Steve Prahalis

Hall of Fame Award – John Neofotistos

Past Award Winners


View Past Award Winners here!

Signature Event cancellations (excluding the CAEM Annual Conference Conference) must be received in writing (via email) no later than two weeks before the event. Cancellations made before this deadline will receive a refund minus a $30 administrative fee. Cancellations received less than two weeks (10 business days) from the event cannot be refunded, however can be credited for another event.




Host Venue

AV & Video Production