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by Marisa Weich | Sep 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2016


Chicago, Ill. – The International Live Events Association (ILEA) today announced Giants Enterprises, CORT and VisitScotland Business Events as their first Global Partners for 2016-17.

Throughout the 12-month partnership, ILEA will work alongside Giants Enterprises, CORT and VisitScotland Business Events to provide increased exposure to the global events industry through collaborative projects and participation in international events. ILEA’s Global Partner Program will also allow the partners to interact with the 5,000+ international members of ILEA worldwide, and benefit from their global event spend of almost $22 billion.

Commenting on the announcement of their latest Global Partners, Judy Brillhart, CSEP, International President of ILEA says: “Giants Enterprises, CORT and VisitScotland Business Events are long term and highly valued supporters of ILEA and the global events industry and we look forward to working in partnership for the mutual benefit of our members and our organizations.”

The 2016-17 partnership program kicks off with the launch of the first ILEA online magazine: ‘LIVE! The digital magazine for the live events industry’ in October 2016. LIVE! will highlight ILEA’s strategic partners and the work they do within the events industry. LIVE! is available quarterly from ILEA.

Learn more about the ILEA Global Partner Program and how to join at:


About the International Live Events Association (ILEA)
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world. For creative events professionals who seek deeper connections with like-minded individuals, ILEA provides the education and collaborative networking opportunities that achieve creative experiences. For more information, visit

About Giants Enterprises
Powered by a top-rated management team and loads of creative muscle, Giants Enterprises helps clients host one-of-a-kind experiences at AT&T Park, throughout San Francisco and across the country. Giants Enterprises has built one of the top hospitality, event, entertainment and sports consultancy teams in the world. Dedicated to revenue generation via non-baseball activities, Giants Enterprises’ roster of services includes event production, campaign management, commercial development, catering, ticketing, marketing, public relations, and more. Learn more about Giants Enterprises at

About CORT
More than 40 years ago, CORT began with a single goal in mind: to deliver unparalleled customer service to people and businesses. We began with residential furniture rental in five regions across the United States and have grown to become the nation’s leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services. In addition to our 100+ offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, we provide furniture rental in more than 80 countries around the globe. Learn more about CORT at

About VisitScotland Business Events
VisitScotland’s Business Events team promotes Scotland as a destination for conferences, conventions, and incentive programmes. According to research commissioned by the Meeting Professionals International Foundation in 2013, Business Events are worth £1.9 billion to the Scottish economy. Currently, business events represent 20% of all tourism expenditure in Scotland. Business visitors spend almost twice that of leisure visitors. Learn more about business events in Scotland at

Ande Leslie at ILEA Headquarters
Marketing and Communications Manager
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Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
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