CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce Meeting Update – May 29

May 29, 2020

What You Need to Know This Week

Since last week's update, the CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce has sent position letters to the government and activated an online advocacy tool on Tuesday that has generated 350+ letters to date. Thank you for your support! If you haven’t yet written your letter to government, please click here to make your voice heard!

The Taskforce met again on Thursday, May 28th, and were joined by Charlotte Bell, President and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), who provided an update on their federal advocacy efforts which include a collaborative approach with government and health officials.

The Taskforce covered the following topics during the meeting:

  • Taskforce Goals from Last Week and for This Week
  • Update on Advocacy and Lobbyists
  • Review of Draft Guidelines

Next steps for the Taskforce will be to work toward completing the best practice re-opening guideline recommendations, prior to having them reviewed and vetted by a public health expert.

The next Taskforce meeting will be scheduled for the week of June 1st and we plan to provide you with an update following the meeting. 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

Last Thursday, 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.

CAEM has made the decision to engage a consultant from Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC) to review and vet our best practice guidelines before we submit them for consideration by government.  IPAC is a good fit as they bring medical and scientific expertise and also produce a conference / exhibition, so they understand our business well.

Take Action

Share CAEM's Industry Advocacy Campaign!

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. Whether you operate on the show management side of the business or you are a supplier to the industry, and whether you are a business owner or an individual employed in our industry, we encourage you to participate in this critical initiative. If you are a supplier to the industry or a venue, please feel free to share the link below with all your exhibition clients so they can participate as well.