About Us


The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is comprised of over 7,200 event professionals in over 35 countries representing special event producers, wedding and party planners, caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center managers, and many more. ILEA provides education and networking to its members to promote professionalism in the special events industry which benefits the consuming public.


ILEA New Jersey North Chapter was founded in 1998. We host monthly events at various venues in the Northern New Jersey area.

The meetings feature exceptional food and beverage, photography, décor and entertainment to showcase what our sponsor members have to offer.

During our calendar year (September – June), our meetings are a combination of events devoted to networking with industry peers and education.

Our educational events include speakers pertaining to the event industry and discuss a wide variety of topics. All of our events are a great way to meet fellow event planners and vendors alike as each meeting is topped off with dessert, coffee and networking.