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About ILEA Columbus

Welcome to ILEA Columbus!

We are the Columbus, Ohio chapter of the International Live Event Association, a group of 60 plus event professionals comprised of event planners, producers, caterers, florists, rental companies, audio visual specialist and more!

Join us for one of our monthly events to network with other event professionals and learn how to successfully compete in today’s challenging market. Are you prepared if a crisis happens during your event? Have you considered ways to make your events more sustainable and earth friendly? Don’t miss out on our next event! It is a great opportunity for professional development while enhancing your network.

What is the International Live Event Association?

Our Story

For over 25 years ILEA has been a valued and trusted partner in the events industry. An industry that generates over $200 billion for the global economy and supports over four million jobs. ILEA members are regarded as the very best in what they do, creating a powerful and influential community of event professionals around the world, working together to find new ways to communicate through the power of live events.

Our Vision

Our vision expresses our place in the world. It captures our reason for being and defines our direction as an association.

                                REPRESENTING THE 
                                  CREATIVE EVENTS

Our Core Values

Our values are a set of principles that we believe in; that define who we are, what we do and how we do it. 


Our Mission

The International Live Events Association provides members and stakeholders:

    • Collaborative Networking
    • Education and professional development
    • Inspiration
    • Outward awareness and credibility to ensure a thriving global events profession.

 Click Here to see of what your ILEA Membership Can Offer You!

ILEA Certified Special Events Professional Program

Established in 1993, the Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) ® designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability essential to plan and execute all components of a special event.

The special events industry has experienced phenomenal growth, is more challenging than ever and requires an increasing level of professionalism. The CSEP designation sets professionals apart from the competition and indicates expertise in the preparation and execution of successful special events.

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