February 2018 Print

ILEA Insider!

Meeting News

Education and Programs continually strives to provide exciting meetings with great industry relevant and educational content.  We explore a variety of venues, speakers and entertainment elements each month!   ILEA Orlando is excited to continually grow meeting attendance with over 75 at our January Meeting at East End Market!  The Joint Holiday event in collaboration with our other industry associations created an exciting event where over 250 industry professionals had a chance to network and catch up!

Whats coming?....

March: ILEA University - Double Tree at SeaWorld *Guest Speaker ILEA International President Ingrid Nagy, CSEP!

April: The Annual Speed Networker - SeaWorld Orlando!

May: Coming Soon!

June: Our annual board instillation and awards meeting comes in June.  If you or your company wants to be on the list of sponsors, venues, entertainment for this or any meeting, please contact our team!

Tomas Gudmanas

Jordan Bickel

Thank you to our many sponsors that make every meeting happen!  We can not do this without you! 



Newest Members to Join ILEA Orlando:

  • Tina Aldrich – O2
  • Nick Sieffert – Explosive FX
  • Amy Hill – Orlando Wedding and Party Rental
  • Courtney Coleman – student
  • Kaelin Mantell – student


Welcome to the ILEA Orlando Family! Join ILEA!  Click Here!


We are all in the event business, but does everyone know how to define what a special event is?  Here are definitions from two notable leaders in the industry:  

“A special event is a unique moment in time celebrated with ceremony and ritual to satisfy specific needs”

-       Dr. Joe Jeff Goldblatt, CSEP

Founding president of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Developer of the original Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) program, Executive director of the International Centre for the Study of Planned Events, Professor at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Group. 

“A special event is:

  • A unique occasion
  • Containing ceremony and ritual
  • Shaped with experiences
  • Establishes memory
  • With determined outcomes”


-       Richard Aaron, CSEP, CMP
President BizBash Media, Associate Professor NYU, School of Hospitality, Industry Lecturer

I-LEArn presented by: Scott Ostrom

Our Board is energetic and excited to continually help and grow our Orlando Chapter.  To get involved please email any of our board members by clicking here.

2017-2018 Board


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