Benefits of Membership

Promoting Your Business and Brand

The ILEA Vancouver Chapter will promote your business to local and global contacts through:

  • Two minute “Feature Member Moments” every meeting. Two members get to speak about and promote their business and services for two minutes to attendees.
  • Global website listings where others can source out your business and services
  • Member Highlight in monthly chapter newsletter, along with company logo and website and social media links
  • Business cards and/or printed materials on our “Membership Information Table” highlighted at the front of each #ILEAeducates event
  • Every new member will be “Tweeted” and “Facebooked” about on the ILEA Vancouver social media outlets

Save Money

You will receive discounts or preferred rates with our national suppliers, including printing, business/event insurance, group health and dental insurance, roadside assistance, computer maintenance – and more!

Member Health care?

Professional Affiliation

You will have access to the globally recognized ILEA logo to use on your signature, business cards, website, etc. Use of the logo will help other ILEA members recognize you as a fellow associate, and will help create a greater awareness of ILEA to others.


Your local ILEA Vancouver Chapter is a great way to meet industry colleagues in a fun and inviting atmosphere during our monthly networking events. It’s also a fantastic way to volunteer and become recognized within the local special events industry as a leader, giving back to your event community.

Social Media Networking

Social Media promotes your business and networking, without leaving the comfort of your home. ILEA Vancouver will assist you in building your social media network by “Tweeting” and “Facebooking” about your business and linking your Twitter and Facebook accounts to our ILEA accounts. New to social media? We can offer professional advice and resources for you to learn about this new phenomenon. Become an ILEA member and click here.


ILEA Live® is produced by the International Special Events Society, it is an international conference created to deliver an experience of stimulating ideas and knowledge sharing with other creative professionals from around the world. Uniquely designed, ILEA Live centres on the role of CREATIVITY, INNOVATION and COLLABORATION in live event experiences. Join us and the rest of the ILEA international community for 2 days of engaged conversation with top creatives in varied fields including event planning and production, film, fashion, music, art and design. Click here to attend and be inspired.

Your local ILEA Vancouver Chapter hosts educational programs several times a year. You are encouraged to take advantage of these programs and learn about new and upcoming trends – helping you stay ahead of your competition.

Professional Development

The CSEP (Certified Special Events Professional) designation is the hallmark of professional achievement in the special events industry. It is earned through education, performance, experience, and service to the industry, reflects a commitment to professional conduct and ethics and is awarded by ILEA and its Certification Committee.

Recognition and Awards

ILEA Esprit Awards recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the events industry and gives attendees the opportunity to see creative ideas in action. This annual event gives members the chance to celebrate accomplishments and goals with colleagues and be acknowledged for their talents, passion, and commitment to the special events industry. The Call for Entries opens in January of each year. Entries are due to ILEA Headquarters by April 1st every year. You must be an ILEA member to enter.

The ILEA Spirit of Excellence Awards recognize ILEA Chapters that excel in chapter communications, administration, membership retention, and growth programs. Awards are given by the International Special Events Society during the Annual General Meeting held at ILEA Live.

Take your business to the next level and join ILEA!