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Events Calendar 2016

Consumer Show Management

November 16, 2022

Consumer (public) shows are exhibitions and events in which companies in a specific industry can showcase and demonstrate their latest products, services and activities to public consumers.  Consumer show organizers must possess a working knowledge of the activities and functions related to consumer shows and master the skills to address this different set of logistics than those related solely to the management of a private trade show or event. This program provides attendees with the skills necessary to effectively produce a successful consumer show.

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of consumer shows within the greater exhibition industry
  • Describe how consumer shows differ from other shows
  • Explain the difference between horizontal and vertical exhibitions
  • Indicate key elements required for planning public events
  • Indicate key elements required for managing public events
  • Describe differences between marketing and sales
  • Describe the elements of a marketing plan

Cost for CAEM and IAEE Members is $325 CAD per course plus tax; Non-Members: $550 CAD per course plus tax.


Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto, ON Canada


Nancy Milani, CEM-AP, CMP