Volunteer and Industry Awards

The CAEM Awards Program is currently on pause. 

Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded to an expo or associate member who has made an outstanding voluntary contribution to CAEM.

Rising Star Award recognizes an individual, relatively new to the industry, who exceeded expectations by doing more than what was asked of them.

CAEM Hall of Fame – Exposition Category is awarded to a current Exposition Member of CAEM.

CAEM Hall of Fame – Associate Category is awarded to a current Associate Member of CAEM.

Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and leadership of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the exposition industry over the course of their entire career.

Give Back Award recognizes a member organization who, not for financial reasons, has contributed to the enhancement of their community, within the past year.

Outstanding Innovation Award recognizes and celebrates innovation in the Exposition and Events industry.


Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, Rising Star, CAEM Hall of Fame – Exposition Category, CAEM Hall of Fame – Associate Category, Lifetime Achievement, Give Back, Outstanding Innovation Awards as well as inductees to the CAEM Hall of Fame, were historically presented at the Annual Awards Gala.