About Us

This 2017-2018 board has already begun their plans to make this year one of great education and relationship building.  I am proud to be a part of it and can’t wait to watch how we grow and develop even more this year. 

Last year was our first year to be named the International Live Events Association (ILEA).  This year, I want to really drive home what that name means.  We are the organization with members who are dedicated to live events of all shapes and sizes.


  •       Creative Planners – both corporate and social
  •       Photographers
  •       Custom Designers
  •       DJs
  •       Venues
  •       Rentals
  •       Interactive Entertainment
  •       Transportation
  •       and more. 


ILEA is where relationships are built.  Member to member benefits, referrals, industry advancement for trends are all part of what we stand for as an organization.

I encourage you to renew your commitment to our chapter.  Come to the meetings to meet people you can connect with, partner with, refer business to.  The meetings are where the value for your money comes into play.  By networking with our live events members, the relationships you build are going to ensure that you are the first person someone thinks of when asked for a reference or potential need.  It is that networking that will make you feel comfortable partnering with another company so that you know you are working with someone who holds your standards and has a vested interest in you and your event’s success.  In this city it isn’t always what you know but who you know so get to know us!

This year we are going to rock this city’s live events community and I want you to be part of it.


Samantha Lister

ILEA New Orleans Chapter

President 2017-2018