Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) North Building
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) North Building, 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada

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Event Date Tue Aug 18 EDT - Wed Aug 19 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) North Building
255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6, Canada
Region Americas

The Canadian Meetings + Events Expo is the largest and longest running tradeshow and conference for meeting and event professionals. CMEExpo is now not only the premier live event in Canada but also a robust online resource and guide allowing us to serve the meeting and event industry all year round.

With an incredible 350+ exhibitors representing 700+ companies, the show floor is buzzing with features and leading suppliers offering on-trend innovations, opportunities to do business, and a chance to connect and build relationships – all designed to help enrich your business. We provide tools to plan and execute better meetings, conferences, and events. The tradeshow is an opportunity to grow your network with top planners and suppliers.

The two-day conference builds your skills and accelerates your career with the information and topics you want. With over 24 sessions – gain from the best minds, invest in leading business practices, advance your knowledge, and earn CE credits. Our education sessions and workshops are designed to provide insight, tips and applicable learning experiences for every level of planner, regardless of where you are in your career. We enlist professional speakers and industry experts to bring you engaging, relevant content to help you deliver better events.

Why Attend Canadian Meetings + Events Expo?
Canadian Meeting + Events Expo is the largest and longest running meetings and events show in Canada. What began in 1991 as the Canadian Incentive Travel Symposium has grown to an incredible 350+ exhibitors representing 700+ companies and world class education for over 2,000 planners every August in downtown Toronto.

CMEExpo is the place to be to:
• Gain industry knowledge with affordable, world class education
• Discover new and innovative suppliers
• Source great ideas to enhance your events
• Test-drive new products and services in an interactive environment
• Make valuable connections with your industry peers


2020 Speakers


Debbie Travis
International Television Icon, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author

Stephan Maighan
Co-founder, Maighan Distribution

Emma McIlroy
CEO and Co-Founder, Wildfang

Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Emcee
Comedian, Second City Works

Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt, MBA, BEd, BRLS
Expert on Disarming Limiting Beliefs, Seen in Oprah Magazine, 30 million viral video views 2019, International Award-Winning Leader & Speaker, Decorated Athlete, TV HOST & Bestselling Author


Johnny Cupcakes
CEO, Johnny Cupcakes

Madeleine Bart
National Director, Creative + Innovation, Freeman AV Canada

Kathy Barthel
Founder, Take on the World

Sandy Biback, CMP Emeritus, CMM
Founder, Meeting Professionals Against Human Trafficking (MPAHT)

Christy Bruce
Comedian, Improviser, Actor, Second City Works

Janice Cardinale
Chief Idea Hunter, The Idea Hunter

Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM
Managing Partner, MCC Destination Management

Candice Chan
Partner, Creative Director, Candice & Alison Events Group

Chuck Corrigan
National Director, Event Production Group, Freeman AV Canada

Tahira Endean, CMP, CED, DES
Head of Events, SITE global

Tania Ferlin
Corporate Group Sales Manager, Hyatt Regency Toronto

Shaman Ferraro
Founder & CEO, Gocanna

Karen Fiorini
President & Lead Travel Consultant, Global Planning Source Inc.

Michelle Furgiuele
Survivor, Speaker and Consultant, Timea’s Cause Inc.

Jeff Guberman
CEO, McVeigh Global Meetings and Events

Michelle Guelbart
Director of Private Sector Engagement, ECPAT-USA

Pierre-Henri “Ate” Chuet
Fighter Pilot & Professional Speaker, Mach 3 Management

Melaya Horsten, CMP
Director of Communications, Ignite

Janet L. Jakobsen, MBA CMP
Professor, Hospitality and Tourism, Niagara College

Nicola Kastner, CMP, CMM
Head of Event Strategy, SAP Global Marketing

Javed S. Khan
Founder & International Speaker, EMpression

Gillian Kilpatrick
Manager, Business Development M&E, MCI Canada

Trish Knox
President, TK Events

Dela Kumapley
Event Manager, Lift & Co.

Joanne Lafreniere
Director – Employee Technology Experience & Communications, BMO Financial Group

Danielle Lamothe, CAE, CTDP
Vice President, Learning and Innovation, CSAE

Stephanie Lockhart, CMP
National Conference Producer, Canadian Society of Association Executives

Natalie Lowe, CMM
President, Celebrate Niagara & The Sustainable Planner

Jennifer Maccarone
CEO, Total GxP Inc.

Jennifer Maccarone
CEO, Total GxP Inc.

Shelley Merlo
Professor, Niagara College

Chantal Montpetit, CMP, CMM
Director of Meetings and Conferences, Canadian Construction Association

Terry Nusyna
CEO, TN Security Intelligence

Hailey O’Bright
Account Director, The Idea Hunter

Heather Reid
President, Planner Protect

Rose Reisman
Owner, Rose Reisman Catering

Benjamin Sammut
Capital and Trade Finance Specialist, Ebury

Malak Sidky, MHSc
Founder & CEO, Health Care Event Planning

Alison Slight
Partner, Managing Director, Candice & Alison Events Group

Andrew Spencer
Insurance Broker, PROLINK Insurance Inc.

Helen Van Dongen, CMP, CMM
Award Winning Event Professional