(Pictured above: Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP, ILEA International president, Melbourne, Australia)
The International Live Events Association is pleased to announce that it has retained MCI USA as its full-service Association Management Company. As the essential community for creative event professionals globally, with thousands of members whose skills, expertise, and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world, ILEA is well-matched with MCI USA, one of the premier AMCs in the U.S. and part of the internationally respected MCI Group.
“During this time of great uncertainty for our industry, it’s my pleasure to announce ILEA’s partnership with MCI USA as a critical step in our transformation journey, building a strong future for our association,” says Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP, ILEA International president. “MCI USA has assembled a robust staff team that will provide professional expertise across our operations, marketing, membership, events, and other activities. With this dynamic team, we will move ILEA forward and upward.”
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., with offices in five additional U.S. cities, MCI USA helps associations strategically engage and activate their target audiences, building community and boosting organizational performance through targeted member outreach, transformative face-to-face and virtual experiences, and strategic visioning that supports client business objectives.
MCI USA is part of MCI Group, a global leader in engaging and activating audiences, with 61 offices in 31 countries.
“We are proud that ILEA has selected MCI USA as its strategic partner during a time of radical change for both the association and live events overall,” says Erin M. Fuller, FASAE, CAE, president, association solutions, MCI USA. “Having first been retained to complete a strategic consulting project for ILEA last fall, MCI USA shares ILEA’s vision and is perfectly positioned to help this dynamic organization re-imagine and build a future within a flourishing live events industry, as it mirrors our commitment to building community via shared experiences.”
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ILEA is the essential global community for creative event professionals. The association advances the live events industry through a dedication to personal and business development and inspiring to elevate all professionals engaged in live events. Members include event planners/producers, caterers, meeting planners, decorators, audiovisual technicians, convention coordinators, entertainers, educators, journalists, photographers, hotel sales managers, and more. ILEA’s events, education resources, and certification program provide members with exclusive opportunities for collaboration, thought leadership, and idea-sharing. For more info, visit ILEAhub.com.