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

ILEA was founded in 1987 to foster enlightened performance through education while promoting ethical conduct. ILEA has grown to involve over 5,500 members active in over 50 chapters throughout the world. The solid peer network ILEA provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.

ILEA members are regarded as the very best in what they do, creating a powerful and influential community of event professionals around the world, working together to find new ways to communicate through the power of live events.

We are a community of creative event professionals. A community that values creativity as part of our culture and our spirit. A community that is looking to the future with confidence and anticipation, and looking back at our achievements with pride.

VISION

We are the principal association representing the Creative Events Professional, globally.

THE ILEA MISSION

To ensure a thriving and global creative events profession by providing our members and stakeholders with:

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

ILEA CORE VALUES

CREATIVITY  This means going “outside the box,” taking risks and thinking bigger than you have before to produce truly outstanding results.

INSPIRATION It is our hope that you remain inspired by fellow ILEA members and the industry as a whole, and that this inspiration is reflected in your work.

TEAMWORK You are only as strong as your weakest team member, but we see this as an opportunity to curate a strong team and push your team members to reach their full potential.

EDUCATION   Our industry is fluid. To remain competitive, you need to be fully aware of the latest trends – all the time. It is our goal to make that as easy as possible.

RELATIONSHIPS  No matter where you are in your career, the relationships you create and maintain are invaluable. We hope to help you get the most out of your relationships, and maybe even form a
few new ones.