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ILEAConnects: Top Event Trends 2019 with Andrea Michaels

December 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


With 2018 coming to an end, it’s time to put the spotlight on the top event trends for the year ahead.

2019 is just around the corner, and we know you have important projects in the works already from corporate events to brand activations to festivals and everything in between. A true legend in our industry, and one of ILEA’s most well-known power-players is coming to Calgary to give us all the inside scoop on what’s hot for 2019. Among the most awarded International Event professionals in the world — inductee Women in Business Hall of Fame, Andrea Michaels of Extraordinary Events will be sharing her expertise and experience with our community on an evening you don’t want to miss.

Extraordinary Events is recognized by Special Events Magazine as one of the “50 Top Event Companies.” Creating events requires collaboration and teamwork and we share this success with our clients and suppliers. How did they make such an illustrious list? See some of their latest projects and stop by their new website at www.extraordinaryevents.com.

Want to give back this Holiday season? In true ILEA Calgary fashion and tradition, at the event we will be accepting cash donations in support of the SEARCH Foundation, & socks in support of the Drop In Centre.


  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Members Only C-Level Workshop with Andrea Michaels – LIMITED spots available
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Member + Non-Member Networking
  • 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: Programming + Feature Presentation + Sit Down Dinner
  • 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Post Programming Networking + Farewell

Dress Code: Business Casual

Parking: Hotel Parkade, Street Parking

Transit: Centre Street C-Train Station

Meet Andrea Michaels, President, Extraordinary Events

  • Feline fan, fur mom to Tom and Jerry, Nonna to Cameron and Ethan
  • World explorer and finder of all things creative

Winner of over 70 international event awards, Andrea has planned and produced events since 1978. Building her company, Extraordinary Events, into a globally recognized brand has included product launches, consumer events and large-scale public events as well as more intimate and boutique conferences or multi-day incentive trips in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia or Latin America or wherever a plane can fly.

Each event is a story-driven experience, designed like a piece of theatre, with an overture, multiple acts and a finale. Andrea is legendary for her firsts, designing theme events when no one even knew what a theme was. Then using lighting and specialty linen, interactive entertainment, theatrical stage productions customized for her clients and now utilizing the latest in technologies to create marketing experiences in the world of live events. Audiences of over 100,000 are not daunting, and meeting challenge is her forte.

Her list of clients ranges from presidents and royalty to Fortune 100 companies. But her love is creating events that make a difference in the world, Maybe, that’s a result of her education which was centered on social work and psychology. She is also the published author of “Reflections of a Successful Wallflower: Lessons in Business, Lessons in Life.” among several other books where she guest authored with greats like Deepak Chopra or Jack Canfield. Career, personal life and passions all blend into one world that allows Andrea to move seamlessly from one part of her life to the next. When your life is about creativity everywhere it exists is where you’ll find Andrea – Broadway, on safari in Africa, or in downtown Los Angeles helping young women learn to make a difference in their communities.

Andrea is passionate about mentoring young people as well as anyone in the industry that wants to learn about business. She is a woman driven to change the world in whatever way she can through the medium of live events.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

POP Kollaborative, Decor & More, Proshow, Hyatt Regency, SOS Charging Solutions


Thank you to our Annual Chapter Sponsors!

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December 11, 2018
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Hyatt Regency – Imperial Ballroom
700 Centre Street South
Calgary, AB T2G 5P6 Canada
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