CAEM Exposition Recovery Taskforce 

In response to how COVID-19 has affected the exposition industry, The Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) officially announced the formation of the Exposition Recovery Taskforce on May 6, 2020. 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 purpose of the Exposition Recovery Taskforce includes, but is not limited to:

  • Gathering and aggregating research on the economic impact of expositions;
  • Developing Best Practices Guidelines for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of trade and consumer shows in Canada that reflect a national overview, while also addressing individual provincial guidelines and reopening plans;
  • Collaborating with other industry associations within the MICE sector in order to ensure clarity, alignment and a unified message for when we approach government; and;
  • Lobbying government to approve the guidelines for the reopening of expositions.

Click here to view the full press release and members of CAEM's Expositon Recovery Taskforce.