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IAEE Teams Up with CAEM to Support Exhibitions and Events in Canada

May 15, 2019

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) and the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) have entered into an agreement to extend their offerings to members of both organizations in the interest of advancing the exhibitions and events industry in their respective regions.

“IAEE and CAEM have enjoyed a collaborative relationship through its facilitation of the CEM Learning Program for exhibitions and events professionals in Canada for many years now,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “This agreement expands upon that relationship, and we are looking forward to serving as an asset to each other’s memberships.”

CAEM is the national association for Canadian professionals involved in the production, management and planning of expositions and events. Its success can be attributed to its dedicated members, stakeholders and staff. CAEM has the capacity and resources to provide industry-specific services and programs tailored to meet the needs of event professionals including: signature events for targeted education and networking, health and safety best practices and courses, professional courses leading to the CEM Designation, and access to industry-specific suppliers and services.

“CAEM has benefited from its relationship with IAEE to provide courses and training, resulting in more Canadian exposition professionals earning their official designation,” said CAEM President Catherine MacNutt. “We are eager to identify and explore new opportunities for members of both associations to bring even more education and resources to our members. We’re positioned to align our goals even further and do great things together.”

The agreement between IAEE and CAEM will extend reciprocal membership benefits to the respective members of both organizations, including:

  • The extension of members’ pricing for all products, services, meetings and events that are offered and owned by CAEM and IAEE.
  • Recognition of the respective professional designations that may be offered by the organizations, wherever possible and practical, to applicants for the purpose of recertification.
  • The sharing of IAEE research data and information that is relevant and not proprietary.
  • The creation of jointly sponsored activities and events that will encourage interaction between the members of each organization.

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About CAEM
The Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) is the only national association in Canada dedicated to event and exhibition professionals who produce, manage, and plan trade and consumer shows and events. CAEM provides education, industry information and trends, and face-to-face opportunities to build business relationships to their 350+ members. CAEM aims to deliver relevant and highly focused services and events designed to enhance and broaden the knowledge base and professional development of their membership. 

About IAEE
Trusted since 1928, IAEE provides quality and value to its members through leadership, service, education and strong relationships. IAEE is the largest association of the exhibitions and events industry in the world, with a membership of show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition suppliers. Organizers of more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world are members of IAEE, and the organization advocates and promotes the awareness of face-to-face exhibitions and events as the primary medium for business development and growth. IAEE provides relevant, timely and innovative education to its members and the industry. IAEE recognizes its strategic partners: 4imprint; a2z, Inc.; BearCom; Buttine Exhibition Insurance; Convention News Television (CNTV); Delta Airlines; New Orleans & Company; New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; Orange County Convention Center; Streampoint Solutions; and Synchronicities (Visit Anaheim, Visit Baltimore and Visit San Antonio). Visit for more information.


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CAEM Contact
Kaitlyn McGuirk
Senior Account Coordinator
Toll-free: 1-866-441-9377
Direct: + 1 (416) 787-9377 ext. 3

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+1 (972) 687-9226