Welcome to ILEA, Vancouver Chapter!

ILEA is the principal association representing the creative events professional, globally.Our membership is 7000 strong and is truly international with Chapters around the world from the UK to the USA, Canada to Australia, Europe through the Middle East to Hong Kong!

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 and 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.

Today, in an effort to slow the transmission of the virus and protect our communities, the Province of British Columbia has issued the directive to temporarily cancel gatherings over 50 people until further notice. This decision will deeply impact many of our members’ businesses and their livelihood.  There is no question that we are facing challenging times ahead.

We Are Here For You

The leaders of your professional associations, want to ensure you that we 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, MPI, and PCMA, as well as the MMBC, have dedicated 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.

ILEA Updates on COVID-19 & Resources

MPI Coronavirus Resources Page

PCMA What Events Professionals Need to Know about COVID-19


Take Care of Yourself

We want to urge our members in the next days and weeks to take this seriously. Follow the guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control. Wash your hands, do not touch your face, and stay home. If you have recently traveled outside of Canada you are required to self-isolate for 14 days. 

All Chapters In-Person Activities

At this time, all chapters’ in-person events and activities are canceled or postponed until otherwise notified. We are also exploring alternative options to provide essential education content to our members. 

GMID 2020

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), our day of advocacy, is more important than ever this year.  On April 14th we are proud to be demonstrating unity by celebrating collaboratively with all major event industry associations including MPI, ILEA, PCMA, and for the first year FVEPA.

This year, in response to guidance from the authorities, we will not host GMID celebrations in our traditional format. Please expect updates from us in the coming days as we put a new strategy together.

During these uncertain times, let’s remember to be kind and patient, informed and calm, and most of all to stand together. The events industry was built on a platform of resilience, and we will come back stronger!








Fraser Valley Event Planning Association (FVEPA)

Stephen Melville, President


ILEA Vancouver Chapter

Shannon Boudreau, President


MPI BC Chapter

Heidi Hughes, President


PCMA Canada West Chapter

Shawn Cheng, President


Filtering On: Community

There are no events currently scheduled for Vancouver Chapter

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.

Extended Memberships

Extended Memberships are now available and are good through June 30, 2021. 

Visit ILEA Canada for more information.

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!