CAEM Update – August 23


Hello Fabulous CAEM Members!

I have been President for close to two months, so I thought it was time to introduce myself!

October 2023 will mark 20 years in the event industry, specifically with Marketplace Events (formerly dmg world media). I started out as an Exhibit Sales Representative for the two Vancouver home shows. In 2014 I moved into the role of Regional Vice President and joined the Marketplace Events management team.  

I was incredibly honoured to become President of CAEM. I have very big shoes to fill, and I cannot thank Past President, Bianca Kennedy and Executive Director, Jennifer Allaby enough for their leadership during the pandemic.  They helped us pivot towards advocacy for the industry while working with our Treasurer Anita Schachter to keep the association financially sound. It was incredible to be a part of restarting our industry. A wild and uncomfortable rollercoaster ride that I am glad has finally slowed.  Read more….


CAEM is pleased to be offering our first in person CEM Courses in 3 years.

This is a fantastic opportunity to begin or continue your pursuit of the CEM designation and a perfect way to earn recertification credits.

For more information about the CEM program please visit the CAEM website or contact the CAEM office.

Thank you to our venue sponsor, Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place for hosting these courses.


November 15, 2022

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place
Instructor: Brad Styba, CEM

Course Description:
Protecting the financial integrity of exhibitions is critical, and an essential element of that goal is proper risk assessment and planning. Risk management is a continuing process that identifies, analyzes, evaluates and addresses loss exposures and monitors risk control and financial resources for the purpose of mitigating the undesirable effects of loss. This involves evaluating the security needs for an event and if a crisis should occur, having a crisis management team in place to manage it.


November 16, 2022

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place
Instructor: Nancy Milani, CEM-AP, CMP

Course Description:
Consumer (public) shows are exhibitions and events in which companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products, services and activities to public consumers. Consumer show organizers must possess a working knowledge of the activities and functions related to consumer shows and master the skills to address this different set of logistics than those related solely to the management of a private tradeshow or event. This program provides attendees with the skills necessary to effectively produce a successful consumer show.


CAEM and IAEE Members:  $325 per course plus tax

Non-Members: $550 per course plus tax

Register Today:

Security, Risk and Crisis Management

Consumer Show Management

Bilingual Exhibit Sales Representative – The Motorcycle Shows 

Manager, Sponsorships – Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada 

Coordinator, Convention Events and Sponsorship – Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada

Coordinator, Convention Exhibits – Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada 

Coordinator, Convention – Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada 

CAEM members can submit job openings to be posted on the CAEM Careers page at no charge.  Exclusive job posting eblasts to CAEM's database are also available for members at the discounted rate of $149 plus tax.  Please reach out to the CAEM office with your job posts as well as any questions you may have.


The Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) announces the appointment of their new President

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