"ILEA means support, knowledge, comradery and a sense to push my business to the next level. This networking organization was the first one I joined, and it has been the one I have continued to be a part of. It is amazing to be a member of an outstanding group of leaders, creative types and motivators!"
Tacy Infante – Meritage Events
"As a long-term member of the ILEA Austin Chapter, I'm delighted to briefly share what ILEA has meant to me, personally, and to our company, Premiere. When we started Premiere some 15 years ago, we had no proven track record, no body of work and no wealth of experience. ILEA Austin helped us establish credibility in the events community. The contacts we made attending ILEA meetings and networking at ILEA events helped us develop relationships with our industry peers - relationships that supported our business growth and development. I Love ILEA and all it stands for, and will continue to support this organization and the Fabulous ILEA-Austin chapter."
Delores Crum – Premiere Events
"I joined ILEA in 2000. This organization is more relevant than ever: to network, to educate ourselves, and to continue to establish ourselves as leaders and professionals in this industry. ILEA referrals have accounted for more than $500,000 in the 10 years I have had my own company. This doesn’t begin to include the professional discounts and savings from fellow vendors and affinity programs. As Kevin Molesworth says: You have to juice the orange. You need to use your ILEA membership more than you use your gym membership. Be involved, be engaged…you will definitely get more out of it than you put into it."
Gary Jones – Fab Green Dot
"When people ask us how to get in the event industry and grow their company ILEA is always the first thing I say. It is a fantastic group of all of the best vendors in Austin coming together monthly to collaborate and network. The group is welcoming, educational and resourceful!"
Becky Navarro – Pearl Events Austin
"I often tell people that ILEA has been one of the biggest contributing factors to my company's success. The networking does wonders for building vendor relationships and the professional development allows me to grow both personally and professionally. I am a strong advocate for ILEA because I believe in the organization's mission to ensure a thriving global creative events profession for each and every member. "