Lifetime Achievement Award

Formerly the Hall of Fame Industry Builder award, these are industry leaders who have achieved prominence for the honour and commitment they bring to our industry. They may or may not be a CAEM member.

This award is used to recognize the outstanding achievements and leadership of individual people who have made a significant contribution to the exposition industry over the course of their entire career. With this Award, CAEM recognizes industry professionals who may not have played a prominent role in the association, but whose achievements have furthered the professionalism of the exposition industry.

Canadian industry exposition professionals, or retired Canadian industry professionals who were employed in the industry for a minimum of 15 years, are eligible for this award. Retired is defined as no longer active in the exposition industry. This award may be made posthumously.

Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2019: Barry Smith,

2018: Steve Prahalis, SME Canada