Welcome to ILEA, Vancouver Chapter!

ILEA is the principal association representing the creative events professional, globally. ILEA advances the live events industry by creating an inclusive global community dedicated to personal and business development, and inspiration to elevate all professionals engaged in live events.

The ILEA Vancouver Chapter was founded in 1993 and its membership represents skilled professionals who are passionate about networking knowledge and event inspiration.

The International Live Events Association provides members: collaborative networking, education and professional development, inspiration, outward awareness and credibility to ensure a thriving global creative events profession.

Attend one of our events to discover for yourself all of the reasons to HIRE an ILEA Member or JOIN today!

IMPORTANT Message to the BC Meetings & Event Industry

Dear Colleagues:

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has touched the lives and businesses of our friends and colleagues across the globe in the meetings and events industry. During this extraordinary time, we are all called upon to support each other and those dealing with the outbreak in various settings on the front line.

As we know in March, in an effort to slow the transmission of the virus and protect our communities, the Province of British Columbia issued the directive to temporarily cancel gatherings over 50 people until further notice. This decision is deeply impacting many of our members’ businesses and their livelihood.  There is no question that we are dealing with very challenging times.

We Are Here For You

The leaders of your professional associations are here for you. We are committed to providing the most current and relevant information regarding COVID-19 to our members. We are here if anyone has questions, concerns, or ideas on how we can best serve you. As we all work through immediate needs and challenges, do not hesitate to reach out for help in any way shape or form. 

Your Trusted Meeting & Event Resources

ILEA has several online resource pages, providing you with up-to-date information on COVID-19. We encourage you to bookmark these pages and visit them regularly to get educated and informed with the latest news and support available.

ILEA Updates on COVID-19 & Resources

BC's response to COVID-19

View BC Meetings Events Safe Restart Guidelines here and the December update to the advocacy efforts here


Take Care of Yourself

We urge our members to continue to take COVID-19 seriously. Always follow the guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control. As we go through fall and winter, please continue to wash your hands, not touch your face, wear masks in public places, and stay home if you feel sick. Of course, if you have recently traveled outside of Canada you are required to self-isolate for 14 days. 

All Chapter In-Person Activities

We will continue to abide by provincial guidelines and seek the best virtual, hybrid, and alternative options to provide essential educational content and networking opportunities to our members. The increase in virtual content and activity has led to tremendous opportunities to connect with members beyond Vancouver which has been very exciting and beneficial.


ILEA Vancouver Chapter

Eileen Bistrisky CSEP, CMC, President






Filtering On: Community

There are no events currently scheduled for Vancouver Chapter

Now More Than Ever, Invest in Your Business, Your Career, Your Community with ILEA

ILEA is the essential community for creative event professionals globally. Now, more than ever, invest in your business and in yourself with ILEA, and gain access to a global network and support system, educational tools and resources. Together, we will reimagine and build a future with a flourishing events industry.  JOIN today!

Why Join ILEA?

Come to just one meeting or event and see for yourself!

Be inspired and motivated by new, fresh ideas. Meet event professionals from around the world, and from your own backyard who share your passion for excellence.

ILEA is the essential community for creative event professionals worldwide. Now, more than ever, invest in your business, your career, and your community. Consider joining this incredible network and gain access to resources, tools and a support system. Visit https://www.ileahub.com/Membership to explore.  


If you would like ILEA Vancouver to share your events or company news on our social channels, please email a photo and a short write up to communications@ileavancouver.com. We love showcasing our members!