The Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo has announced that Jeremy Renaud has been promoted to the role of General Manager.
Renaud, from Windsor, Ontario, has worked with the show since 2016, working his way from an assistant to coordinator, then Assistant General Manager before being named to his new position. He’s also worked on other collectible conventions in Canada.
Held twice per year, the Expo is the largest show in Canada with dealers, service providers, auction houses and collectors attending from Canada, the U.S. and even overseas. Hockey cards and memorabilia are king, but other sports and non-sports collectibles are usually well-represented at the show, which houses 400 booths and offers signing sessions with former athletes. The next show is slated for May 1-3 at the International Centre in Mississauga.
“The timing was right for Jeremy to assume the role of General Manager,” says Expo President and Owner, Steve Menzie. “He has helped us grow the show in many exciting ways over the years and has recently developed a new partnership that will have an immediate impact this Spring, which will continue to grow in the years ahead.”
Reneau says he’s hoping to expand the Expo’s reach, telling CKLW Radio, “A lot of us grew up with hockey cards but more importantly a lot of us grew up in sports and a lot of people are excited to see where the future of the show goes,” says Renaud.
Renaud started with the expo in 2016 and has held the positions of assistant to the co-ordinator and assistant general manager.
In addition to his work in show management, Renaud is a Professor of Sport and Recreation Management at St. Clair College who also works as a Development Officer at Easter Seals.