Becoming a part of this organization is an investment in both yourself and your industry. As an ILEA member, you will receive countless information, education and peer-to-peer interaction on local and international levels and you will stay abreast of the latest trends, news and issues affecting the industry.

Hear what members are saying…

“Our membership in ILEA is one of our most effective business development tools. Besides meeting and interacting with industry professionals we might not otherwise have the chance to meet, we have built relationships with clients that we never would have developed without ILEA. Our revenues are many times our dues. We are not just seen as a vendor, we are a trusted advisor and colleague.” —Paul Neuman, President, Neuman’s Kitchen

“ILEA has been an integral part of my career transition into the Special Events Industry. My active involvement in the NY Metro Chapter has enabled me to build several key relationships that have directly resulted in freelance work. And, my election to the Board of Directors has absolutely elevated my profile in the industry allowing me to liaise with leaders in our field that I would not otherwise have access to.” —Beth Eisgrau-Heller, Independent Event Planner

Membership in ILEA will entitle you to member benefits and Internet access to ILEA resources that non-members don’t get.

  • Chapter Membership
  • Professional Development and Education
  • Subscription to Special Events Magazine
  • Unlimited use of ILEA’ Online, Downloadable Membership Directory
  • A listing on ILEA’ website and website content dedicated to the consumer to find you!
  • Special Member Discounts and Access to Affinity Programs

Click here to join ILEA. Be sure to select the NY Metro Chapter as your local chapter.

ILEA Membership Transfer Form

For members with Corporate or Non-profit memberships, if you change employers you are eligible to keep your ILEA membership. For a $50 fee, you can retain your current membership and your employer can designate another employee to fill the spot. Download this form to find out how. Question? Contact your ILEA NY Metro VP of Membership.