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by Marisa Weich | Oct 10, 2017
ChicagoThe International Live Events Association (ILEA) is pleased to announce the 2019 location for the group’s flagship annual event, ILEA Live. ILEA Live 2019 will take place Thursday, Aug. 8 – Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minn.

Quickly becoming a top event destination, Minneapolis offers an impressive array of culture and cuisine while maintaining the Midwest charm it is known for. Conveniently located in Minneapolis’ city center, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis attracts guests from across the globe to experience its sleek, mid-century Scandinavian décor.

Minneapolis is also home to the award winning ILEA Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter. In 2017, this dedicated chapter was named the ILEA Chapter of the Year and was recognized for their excellence in education and programming, international engagement, strategic planning and overall impact on the live
events industry.

“Minneapolis was a natural choice for ILEA in 2019,” said ILEA President Ingrid Nagy, CSEP. “Not only does it provide ease of travel for a majority of our members, the support we have received from our Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter made this selection even easier. We’re thrilled to bring our event to this up-and-coming destination!”

ILEA Live 2018 will be held Aug. 16-18 in Denver. Learn more 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
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