CAEM Spring Summit Recap


The 3rd Annual CAEM Spring Summit was held from April 23rd-24th, 2018 at the Quality Inn in Abbotsford, BC with a total attendance of 65 members and non-members which included 3 students!

Two CEM Courses, Floor Plan Development & Event Operations, were offered before the Summit began with many appreciating the opportunity to attend a CEM class in Western Canada. Those attendees that took part in the two pre-Summit activities raved about the chance they had to sturgeon fish on the Fraser River, while others enjoyed a picturesque canoe trip on Cultus Lake.

Education topics included:

  • Engagement
  • Sales
  • Event PR & Marketing
  • Event Security
  • and the popular “Power Round Tables”

Networking during the evenings had a West Coast flair which included a tour of Chilliwack Heritage Park with a BBQ social as well as the rare experience of a traditional Native American Longhouse dinner complete with hoop dancers and drummers.

Spring Summit Committee Members:

  • Laurie Paetz, Power Sport Services
  • Nick Samain, CEM, dmg events
  • Brad Styba, CEM, Tradex
  • Allison Colthorp, Chilliwack Heritage Park
  • Wes Scott, Eventworx
  • Michael Klemm, CEM, GES
  • Sarah Bolton, Tradex
  • Brittany LaBrosse, CEM, Power Sport Services
  • Kelly Antonaros, CEM, ZoomerMedia Ltd
  • Olivia Weir, CAEM

Thank you to our Spring Summit Sponsors:

Tradex | Tourism Abbotsford | Chilliwack Heritage Park | Tourism Chilliwack | Conventions Regina | Edmonton Expo Centre | Global Convention Services | GES | Goodkey Show Services | Levy Show Services | Mitchell Styba Productions | PNE | Superior Show Services | Vancouver Convention Centre