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by Marisa Weich | Feb 07, 2017

For Immediate Release
February 7, 2017


Chicago, Ill. – The International Live Events Association (ILEA) today announced a new Global Partnership with ibtm events, part of global exhibition organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE).

ibtm events joins an exclusive group of organizations making up ILEA’s Global Partners program, including Giants Enterprises, CORT and VisitScotland Business Events. Through this partnership, ibtm events will benefit from exposure to ILEA’s 5,000+ international members and extensive global reach in the live events industry.

Commenting on the announcement of this exciting Global Partnership, Judy Brillhart, CSEP, International President of ILEA says: “The partnership between ILEA and ibtm events presents an extraordinary opportunity to join together two international organizations with similar missions. Not only does this strengthen the Global Partnership Program, but the long-term implications for ILEA are staggering.”

The collaboration between ILEA and ibtm events offers ILEA the opportunity to continue to expand globally through access to the group’s impressive portfolio of events, including an annual tradeshow in Barcelona, as well as events in China, Latin America, Africa, Arabia, America and Australia.

The partnership will extend through 2017 and will include placement in ILEA’s new digital magazine, LIVE! This quarterly publication provides industry-related content and news to thousands of live events professionals, and recognizes ILEA’s four strategic partners for their role in advancing the live events industry.

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 ibtm events
ibtm events, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading showcase for the meetings and events industry (also known as MICE) with a portfolio of 7 global and regional events providing business solutions on 5 continents. They include ibtm world, ibtm arabia, ibtm africa, ibtm america, ibtm china, ibtm latin america and AIME. For more information, visit

About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading travel and tourism events organiser, with a wide-ranging portfolio of 22 international events in 13 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa. Its market-leading, business-to-business events cover all elements of travel and tourism, including leisure travel, luxury travel, meetings, events, incentives and business travel, as well as golf and ski travel. For more information, visit


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