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The following reports are submitted to provide members with an update on initiatives and activities of pillar committees and sub-committees. 

Awards Gala Committee
Chair: Jennifer Allaby, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows

CAEM’s 8th Annual Awards Gala will be held on February 25th at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites. The Committee is organizing a very special evening that will feature ET Canada Co-Host Rick Campanelli as Emcee, followed by entertainment provided by The Front Cover Band.

Awards Gala Agenda:

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Registration and Cocktails
6:30 pm: Dinner, followed by Presentation of Awards
Emcee: ET Canada Co-Host, Rick Campanelli
9:00 pm: Entertainment by Front Cover Band

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of our peers within the industry! For more information and registration, please click on the link.

Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada (BEICC)
CAEM Liaison: Tim Stover, CAE, CEM, Power Sport Services

BEICC’s Board will be reviewing the organization’s activities for 2016. A special event was held in December to bring the various association leaders together for networking and discussing future initiatives, including the promotion of the industry and its economic impact.

Communications Committee
Julie Pike, SME Canada
Tim Stover, CAE, Power Sport Services

CAEM’s Communications Committee will be organizing articles for the next issue of the communique. The main theme for the April Issue will focus on industry trends. If any members are interested in submitting an article, please email Serge Micheli at The deadline for article submissions will be March 15th.

In addition to the line-up of articles for the Communique, the Committee will also be working on gathering information to create an RFP process for the redesign of the CAEM Website that will include responsive technology. A short survey will be sent to all members shortly to help ensure that the committee has a full understanding of the industry’s needs for a new, dynamic website.

Conference Committee
Beverly Hill, onPeak | GES
Nancy Milani, CEM, CMP, Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Mark the dates of June 26 to 28, 2016 to join us at the Delta PEI & PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown for CAEM’s Annual Conference! A don’t miss event to stay connected to the industry.
This year CAEM will feature a three tier registration system. Members that register prior to March 15th will receive a reduced rate for the CAEM Annual 2016 Conference. For more information and to see the excellent educational and networking line-up for this year’s event of the year, please click on the link.

Education Committee
Dion Burt, LANGE
Heather MacRae, Landscape Ontario

CAEM’s Education Committee is working diligently to bring targeted, quality education throughout 2016. For a complete line-up of the educational events, please click on the link.

Plan on joining us on February 11th for the Expo Exchange at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel. Also mark the date for the CAEM Summit in Canmore Alberta April 25-26!

Finance Committee
Chair: Mike Russell, CEM, the Toronto Congress Centre

CAEM’s Finance Committee worked with the Board of Directors to organize the 2016 operating budget for the Association. The primary goal within the Strategic Plan focuses on creating financial sustainability for CAEM. The Finance Committee will meet in April to review the financials against budget, and to review the audited financial statements in preparation for the annual general meeting in June.

Membership Committee
Dominique Gagnon, Centre de Foires de Sherbrooke
Nick Samain, CEM, dmg events (Canada) inc.

CAEM’s Membership Committee is working on creating programs for membership retention and growth, in addition to developing national programming across Canada. We are excited with the successes that the Membership Committee and CAEM have had with holding events in GTA, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal. The Committee will be working on organizing more networking events in Alberta, Quebec, Halifax and Maritimes. More information to follow.

Nominating Committee
Chair: Lisa McDonald, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

CAEM’s Nominating Committee consists of: Jennifer Allaby, Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows; Deborah Dugan, C.D.E., CEM, CONEXSYS Registration Ltd.; Catherine MacNutt, Master Promotions; and, Sonia Moffatt, CEM, Freeman. The Committee will be reviewing award nomination submissions in preparation for the February Awards Gala.

Sponsorship & Special Events Committee
Kelly Antonaros, Zoomer Media Limited
Bianca Kennedy, Power Sport Services
John Neo, RIBO,

The Committee organized a very successful Holiday Luncheon on December 11th at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel with close to 300 attendees. Please see this link for the full holiday luncheon article. The Committee will now start organizing the special event in the Summer – More details to follow.



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