CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce Press Release
|CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 6, 2020
CANADIAN EXPOSITION INDUSTRY LAUNCHES RECOVERY TASKFORCE
Leaders from across the country unite to lay the groundwork for the reopening of trade and consumer shows
Toronto, ON: In response to how COVID-19 has affected the exposition industry, The Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) has officially announced the formation of the Exposition Recovery Taskforce. The purpose of this taskforce is to put a plan and proposal together for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of our industry.
The taskforce includes leaders from all areas of the exposition sector: facilities, suppliers to the industry, and producers of trade and consumer shows. The group will work towards establishing industry guidelines and recommendations, specific to the expositions sector, in order to demonstrate to policymakers, as well as the public, that we have a clear plan for how to operate, moving forward. The idea is to unify the exposition industry and work together towards the reopening and recovery of trade and consumer shows.
“The recovery of our industry will ultimately be dictated by the public feeling safe to gather again in groups,” said Bianca Kennedy, Chair of CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce. “This taskforce has the ability to showcase thought leadership and develop best practices, in order to demonstrate that trade and consumer shows can implement the necessary protective measures mandated by the provinces.”
The purpose of the Exposition Recovery Taskforce includes, but is not limited to:
CAEM’s Exposition Recovery Taskforce includes leaders from across the country with a wealth of experience in the Canadian exposition industry. The taskforce members are:
“Business events serve as an immense driver of economic growth and innovation,” said Catherine MacNutt, CAEM President. “By uniting as an industry, and by collaborating with our strategic partners across the MICE sector, we can present a unified voice, to advocate for face-to-face events in Canada. I am convinced we will have the best success if we work together to advocate for our industry.”
The taskforce committee's first meeting is scheduled and confirmed for Monday, May 11, 2020. This taskforce will be looking to CAEM members for help collecting data, as well as consulting with the industry on proposed guidelines and sharing regular updates on progress being made.
About CAEM: CAEM is the national association for Canadian professionals involved in the production, management, and planning of trade and consumer shows. CAEM works on behalf of the exposition industry to provide targeted education and networking, health and safety guidelines, best practices, and positions on regulatory issues.
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