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ILEA is proud to partner with top industry events around the world. More information about ILEA’s partnership and presence at events throughout the year will be shared here and in ILEA Insider, the member newsletter. For a listing of events that ILEA International and ILEA chapters will be attending, visit the Events Calendar.


The IMEX Group produces two of the world’s largest conferences for incentive travel, meetings and event professionals:  April in Frankfurt, and October in Las Vegas. Join thousands of your fellow professionals at The Pulse of the Meetings Industry. In addition to exhibiting and contributing educational approvals for conference content, ILEA organizes hosted buyer groups at both of the IMEX conferences each year.

IMEX America 10-12 October, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
imex Frankfurt

21-23 May, 2019
Messe, Frankfurt, Germany

ibtm world

IBTM World (formerly EIBTM) is the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences, events and business travel industry, taking place in Barcelona. The event gathers meetings industry professionals for three days of focused business opportunities, thought provoking professional education and networking to drive your business into the future.

27-29 November, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

The Special Event

At The Special Event (TSE) you can connect with 4,000+ event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors; learn from over 100 CMP approved education sessions across multiple tracks – many sponsored by event industry associations; and attend exciting Showcasing Events to experience the latest trends you need to WOW your clients. TSE also brings you the best local, national and international industry suppliers – so you will have all the contacts you need to work anywhere in the world.

8 - 10 January, 2019
San Diego, CA, US


Catersource, The Show for Catering & Event Professionals, invites caterers, chefs, event planners, and suppliers to an exemplary experience at the industry's largest conference and tradeshow. This leading live event showcases fresh ideas and new products for catering and event professionals.


24-27 February, 2019
New Orleans, LA, US

World Meetings Forum

The annual World Meetings Forum brings the opportunity to gather the leaders of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) industry in one place with the objective of sharing information, presenting a complete education program and bringing the best business opportunities in Mexico and Latin America.  ILEA is a participating presenter at this annual conference.

World Meetings Forum

WMF Summit Los Cabos
2-4 October, 2018
Los Cabos, Mexico