The International Live Events Association is the association for event industry professionals who are passionate about knowledge, networking and event creativity. ILEA provides a platform for the best practitioners in the creative event industry to connect and share ideas. Membership grants access to a global network of 7000 event professionals, monthly educational and networking events and a platform for professional promotion of yourself and company.


Become an ILEA ME Member and Experience the Benefits

ILEA networking and showcase events take place on a regular basis and are hosted by a different venue each time across the region. The average attendance ranges from 25-50 guests. A healthy mix of event professionals along with their guests/clients makes it a fantastic platform for targeted networking at all levels. Build on valuable personal and business relationships in a relaxed and professional yet convivial environment.


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VP of Education and Regional Production Director at Blink Experience, John Jossifakis has become a C…

Awarded by the International Live Events Association, John has now joined an elite group of event professionals with proof of...

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ILEA Middle East Speaks Exclusively with Marco Balich

The ILEA Middle East team were lucky enough to get an exclusive interview with the man behind some of the...

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ILEA speaks to our newest member, Arabian Wedding Academy

In true ILEA fashion, we wanted to dig a little deeper into what makes our newest member, Arabian Wedding Academy...

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Intellectual property fees rise by up to 6,200% in Gulf countries

  Lawyers say small business could suffer after intellectual property fees in Gulf countries climbed by up to 6,200 percent, it...

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ILEA on the cover of July's Sound & Stage

ILEA feels more than privileged to be gracing the cover of July's Sound & Stage.  

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The largest bank in MENA

The proposed merger of First Gulf Bank (FGB) and National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) creates the biggest bank in...

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Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority to launch events licensing system (ELS)

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE...

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Abu Dhabi to charge hotel guests new fees from June 1st

  Guests will have to pay a municipal fee of 4 per cent of their bill and a Dhs 15 charge...

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