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.



Due to an overwhelming response, the 'Evening with Marco Balich' event is sold out. Click here @ 7pm to watch live https://t.co/Lr0dW6oPrV


Well tune into the ILEA #Faceboook tomorrow at 7pm for a live stream from the man behind the ceremonies, Mr. Marco Balich


Ever wondered what went into organising one of the biggest events in the world, like... oh, we don't know the 2016… https://t.co/WRg54zvngD

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