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Michael Dargavel, CEM

Vice President , Association & Events Management

Michael Dargavel, CEM, is Director of Operations with Association and Events Management International (AEMI), a Toronto-based Association Management Company (AMC). AEMI is a full-service AMC providing specialized services to trade and professional associations.

Michael produces several conferences, trade shows and events each year within industries such as apparel, toys, telecommunication, corporate real estate, and health care. In 2006, he created the 100% Fresh Trade Show. In 2009, Michael created the highly successful Profile Show, an apparel show incorporating all commodities of the industry. 2011 Michael merged the Profile Show with the Ontario Fashion Exhibitors Show to become Canada’s largest apparel and accessories show.

Michael Dargavel was awarded the prestigious 2018 Hall of Fame Industry Builder Award from Meetings + Incentive Travel Magazine. Mr. Dargavel was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the Trade and Consumer Show Industry in Canada, including his ongoing leadership and support of Canada’s CEM (Certified in Exposition Management) program.

Michael joined the Certified in Exhibition Learning Program (CEM) faculty in 2010 and is currently Chair of the Canadian Association of Exhibition Management CEM Council.