CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce Meeting Update – June 8

June 8, 2020

What You Need to Know This Week

The CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce activated an online advocacy tool last week that has generated 500+ letters to date. Thank you to all who participated.

The Taskforce met again on Thursday, June 4th and covered the following topics during the meeting:

  • Review of Proposed Safe Reopening Guidelines
  • Vetting of Guidelines by Infection Prevention and Control Canada
  • Sending the Guidelines to Government
  • Update on Advocacy and Lobbyists

Input from the Taskforce allowed for a set of guidelines that are specific enough to be taken seriously by government and public health authorities, while allowing for some interpretation and tailoring from province to province.  Next steps include finalizing the guidelines, based on input from Infection Prevention and Control Canada and taking into consideration guidelines that have been accepted by government within other business sectors.

The Taskforce will break into provincial/regional groups to tailor the messaging and language at a provincial level and align on advocacy strategies. We will regroup with a full meeting the week of June 15th. We are committed to keeping you updated on our progress and will be sending weekly update emails, similar to this one, until further notice. Stay tuned!

Key Developments

CAEM Safe Reopening Guidelines have now been reviewed by a public health expert at Infection, Prevention and Control Canada.  This valuable input is now being integrated into the guideline document.

Take Action

Thank you for your support in our letter writing campaign! If you haven’t yet written your letter to government, please click here to make your voice heard!

CAEM sent position letters to Premiers, Ministers and various working groups for all provinces. A French letter was also sent to Québec in collaboration with APEQ. You can view the position letters here.

We encourage you to share CAEM's campaign with your network. This letter writing campaign is open to ALL individuals in the Canadian exposition industry. We hope to activate another campaign once the best practice guidelines are complete and will require your support once again!