President’s Message – New Year, New Opportunities for CAEM

Dear Members, The New Year is a time when many of us within our industry kick it into high gear and CAEM plans to keep up! The Board of Directors has been diligently working with Redstone, our association management company to bring new ideas, initiatives and resources to our membership…. Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for Event Planners

By Nicole Jeffrey | Event Planner, Trade Show & Events, Canadian Produce Marketing Association  Come January, everyone’s thoughts tend to turn toward New Year’s resolutions to help get their year off to a good start. Yes, this year we really are going to get up earlier, go to the gym, and… Read More

CAEM Holiday Lunch Recap

By Michelle Kofman, CEM | Managing Director, MRK Events A new year is upon us, another holiday season gone by with family and friends, and before that the Annual CAEM Holiday Lunch was enjoyed by all who attended. On December 5th, at the Hilton Toronto Airport and Suites, CAEM members… Read More

CEM – Just the Facts Please!

By Michael Dargavel, CEM | Vice President, Association & Events Management The Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) program has been a part of the CAEM landscape since 2006. That first year, CAEM offered courses in Attendance Marketing, Project Management, Selling Exhibit Space and Floor Plans & Layouts. Due to the… Read More

President’s Message – July/August 2018

It’s hard to believe that over a month has passed since the Annual Conference at Blue Mountain. The experience of learning, sharing and connecting with members is proof positive that we truly are #BetterTogether. A collective thank you goes out to co-chairs Heather MacRae, Kyle Dugan and Dominique Gagnon who… Read More

Members Spotlight

In this edition of our EXPO READY Newsletter we are showcasing two members about their CAEM experience. Anita Schachter has been a member of CAEM for over 20 years while Michelle Lovrics is new to CAEM this year! Read below what inspired them to become members, the value their membership… Read More

The Minutes:  Insights, Learnings, and Highlights from the 2018 Conference

                The 2018 CAEM Annual Conference delivered on its promise to spark great ideas, cultivate new skills and create memorable connections. With so much quality education on the agenda, this year’s program had no shortage of valuable information. This also made it difficult… Read More

Summer Social Rundown

CAEM celebrated summer with food, drinks, and networking at the Summer Social on Wednesday, July 25th at the Crooked Cue. 80 members and non-members attended and celebrated National Wine and Cheese Day with Oyster Bay wines and a cheese spread all sponsored by The International Centre. Attendees also enjoyed a… Read More

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… Read More

CEM Designation: Invest in Your Employees’ Development and Future

The pace of change is occurring at lightning speed and we are all looking for ways to keep our staff up-to-date. As professionals in the meetings and trade-shows industries, we all have a personal obligation to maintain our education and keep up with industry trends so that we can make… Read More