About ILEA

OUR History

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) was founded in 1987 in response to phenomenal growth in the Special Events industry, a growing demand for promoting professionalism, and providing continuing education. ILEA is the only international umbrella organization representing professionals in all disciplines of the special events industry.

During the 1980’s, as events developed in gigantic spectacles and multi-day festivals, the risks and liabilities grew at an ever-faster pace. The need arose for an association dedicated to education, ethics, and standards for the special events industry. Thus, ILEA was born….

OUR VISION

Our vision expresses our place in the world. It captures our reason for being and defines our direction as an association.

WE ARE THE PRINCIPAL ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING THE CREATIVE EVENTS PROFESSIONAL, GLOBALLY

OUR VALUES

Our brand values are a set of principles that we believe in; that define who we are, what we do and how we do it. Our brand values also help us to craft what we say and how we say. Each of our values are communicated internally throughout the organization and carefully explained. We tell people what our values mean to them and how they can share them.
Our core values are:

  • CREATIVITY
  • INSPIRATION
  • TEAMWORK
  • EDUCATION
  • RELATIONSHIPS

 

OUR MISSION

The International Live Events Association provides members and stakeholders:

  • Collaborative networking
  • Education and professional development
  • Inspiration
  • Outward awareness and credibility

to ensure a thriving global creative events profession.

Who We Are And What We Can Do For You

The International Live Events Association is comprised of over 5,000 professionals in over a thirty-five countries representing special event producers (from festivals to trade shows), caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales manager, specialty entertainers, convention center managers, photographers, entertainers and many more…

What can ILEA members do for you?
Becoming a part of this exclusive organization is an investment in both yourself and your industry. That is because in today’s demanding world, pleasing our clients and companies has become more and more challenging. By joining ILEA, you will reap the benefits of education, new professional relations, recognition and more.