You are part of an industry that is essential, creative and communicates.  It is a global industry that we, as the International Special Events Society, have supported for over 25 years.

As a creative events professional you are looking to learn, to connect, to be inspired, to belong and above all be part of something special, something valued.

We Are Your Association, Your Partner, and Your Friend. WE ARE ISES.

Local Charlotte ISES Member Benefits:

  • Member Rate for Monthly Chapter Events
  • Charlotte Hospitality News Subscription
  • Representation at the January Bridal Showcase (Charlotte ISES will have a booth at the January 2015 Bridal Showcase to promote our members)
  • $100 off Visit Charlotte Membership (new Visit Charlotte membership “only”)
  • 10% off on all individual online courses for the Special Events Institute, to assist members in their continuing professional development efforts


ISES Mission Statement:

The International Special Events Society provides members and stakeholders:

  • Collaborative networking
  • Education and professional development
  • Inspiration
  • Outward awareness and credibility

to ensure a thriving global creative events profession.


ASK ME WHY has been established to support this mission statement and as another indicator to showcase how members support one another within Charlotte ISES. This Member Benefit program is to help track and support true R.O.I. within Charlotte ISES. Showcasing how Charlotte ISES members do business with or refer business to other Charlotte ISES members.

Function of the Program

ASK ME WHY celebrates these connections by collecting the exchange data from our members each month.

When you share your “exchange”, you will be entered into a monthly drawing for a prize valued at $100! Each entry will also be eligible for a grand prize drawing at the end of our chapter year with an estimated value of over $500.00. (You will have the option to have this published or simply documented).

Once you have submitted an exchange you will have a ribbon added to your monthly meeting name badge indicating to all members that you support doing business within our group.

Each month, at our monthly meetings we will tally the number of exchanges and the dollars spent amongst our members.

Here’s a great article about the benefits of hiring an ISES member: “5 Reasons to Hire an ISES Member.” 

Please take a moment and fill out the quick questionnaire and help support our chapter program and prove our R.O.I. for membership. Plus be entered in a monthly drawing! **To qualify for monthly drawing all submissions must be turned in by the week before the regular monthly meeting.**