Dedicated and Educated to Deliver Creative Excellence and Professionalism in Special Events.
What's In It For You?
ILEA will deliver more value to all stakeholders and higher levels of member satisfaction.
Our mission has commenced but we’ve only just begun.
The Mission of ILEA is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.
To that end, we strive to…
- Uphold the integrity of the special events profession to the general public through our "Principles of Professional Conduct and Ethics"
- Acquire and disseminate useful business information
- Foster a spirit of cooperation among its members and other special events professionals, and…
- Cultivate high standards of business practices.
The Vision is activated by three strategies:
(Note: the links above will take you to the ILEA International site).
ILEA Greater Philadelphia Chapter: President's Message
It is a great honor to serve as 2016-2017 President of the ILEA Greater Philadelphia Chapter. We are a thriving, professional organization who is making a major international impact on the Events Industry. I am sure you will agree that it was an incredibly dynamic year for ILEA, and the very best time to be a part of our association.
With all the opportunities and challenges that come with my acceptance to serve the chapter, this journey will not be a smooth one if I am to walk it alone. I will not be able do this job without the support of the Board of Directors and the chapter members. I very much looking forward to the year ahead with the Board, as I know the chapter is in good hands.
Throughout my time with ILEA, I have had the privilege of experiencing a great deal. I started fresh out of college with no guidance of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. After attending several educational events, I knew I wanted and needed to be a part of this industry and this organization specifically. As my network began to build and my knowledge of the industry started to grow, I knew that ILEA was the organization for me. I knew I could attend events to be educated, connected or to strengthen my relationships. That’s why this year’s mission is to Discover, Connect and Unwind, and to achieve this mission, we will focus on:
Discover: Education comes in many different forms. Discover new venues, sample food from some of the top chefs in the world, right here in our backyard, and hear from well-known speakers in our industry. Whether you are new to the industry or have been a part of it for many years, there are always new things you can learn.
Connect: Connect with an energetic community of creative, like-minded event leaders eager to do business with you.
Unwind: We all have our busy months and little time to catch up with our network. Join us for some relaxed evenings to meet new colleagues, and also have time to reconnect with old friends without feeling the pressure to leave the event with a stack of business cards.
Of course, we will still strive to create a fun and welcoming environment while we achieve this mission! It is going to be an exciting year for ILEA in Philadelphia, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to Discover, Connect and Unwind with each and every one of you.
Lastly, I’d like to recognize our immediate Past President, Sarah Mainhart. Sarah really broadened ILEA’s international experience for of all of us and created a genuine awareness of what is beyond our local area. Without her dedication to this chapter, none of this would have been possible. She has been a wonderful mentor and friend since the first event I attended, and I am looking forward to her continued support and participation on the Board.
President, Greater Philadelphia Chapter