The Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) celebrated the winners of its 2015 awards program as well as its Certified Exhibition Program (CEM) graduates at its 7th Annual Awards Gala, held February 4th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
CAEM’s 2015 “Stars of the Show” are:
Hall of Fame: Sponsored by GES – Global Experience Specialists, the Hall of Fame Awards celebrate leaders who have achieved prominence for the honor they bring to the exposition industry and for the work they have done within the industry. The 2015 inductees are:
- Exposition Category: Julie Pike, SME Canada
- Industry Builder Category: Ken Legault, Legault Companies Ltd.
Member of the Year Awards: Sponsored by SHOWTECH, the Member of the Year Awards are presented to members who, through contribution of time and talent, have made an outstanding and special contribution to the association and the industry during the past year. The 2015 winners are:
- Exposition Category: Karen Maki, CEM, Informa Canada
- Associate Category: Mike Klemm, CEM, GES – Global Experience Specialists
Give Back Award: Sponsored by Agri-Trade, this award honors a member organization that has contributed to the enhancement of its community within the past year. The contribution must not be tied to any financial benefits. The 2015 winner is The International Centre.
Rising Star Award: Sponsored by Mendellssohn Commerce Events Logistics, this award is presented to a member who is relatively new to the industry and who exceeded expectations by doing more than what was asked of them. The 2015 winner is Kelly Antonaros, Zoomer Media.
The association’s CEM graduates are:
- Edwin Cabural, CEM, Restaurants Canada
- Glena Cairnie, CEM, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention
- Mike Klemm, CEM, GES – Global Experience Specialists
- Sandra Martin, CEM – The International Centre
- Kristin McIntyre, CHT, CEM – Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association
- Tamer Mecky, CEM – Mecky & Co.
- Eleni Papakonstantinou, CEM – Metro Toronto Convention Centre
- Dianne Smirl, CEM – Agri-Trade
- Mireille Tessier, CEM – Tessier Exhibit and Show Services
- Stefanie Wolf, CMP CEM – AGENDUM Inc.
- James Wright, CEM – Ontario Construction Specialist