The Greater Charlotte ILEA Chapter offers monthly program meetings which are open to our members and potential member guests in the events industry. The emphasis of our programs combines education, sharing new items of interest and business/social networking. The format of our educational programs may include a keynote speaker, a panel of experts, a workshop or an interactive learning experience. Topics range from personal development to business interests to industry-specific subjects. Also, to add value for our chapter members, we always spotlight various member businesses and talents such as venues, caterers and décor. Whether it’s learning about insurance coverage, a new venue, current industry trends or improving presentation skills, our goal for our members is to always leave a program with a greater understanding of the topic and new resources.

Quest For The Crown

The Charlotte Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA)  set the date for our annual awards ceremony to take place in April 2018. For 15 years, this awards ceremony was known as the EVIEs, or Events in Excellence, and was open to ILEA Members and Non-Members alike.

In 2015, the ILEA board decided to give the EVIEs a facelift. With the help of Deb Hall at Olive Paper, we re-branded the event as the Crown Jewel Awards. Many of the categories for the award entries will remain the same and will be based off the highly contested International Esprit awards, but the goal is all encompassing:

The Crown Jewel Awards competition was created for the Creative Events and Hospitality professionals of the Carolinas, giving other association members a platform to get recognized for their work in their industries. All hospitality professionals can enter the awards competition and attend the Charlotte-based ceremony and gala in April. The awards will be anonymously judged by another ILEA Chapter located outside of North and South Carolina.

For full category listing and rules for entry, please click here.

Entries are due March 6th

Aisha Thomas

Chair, Crown Jewel Awards

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This Is Not A Drill

February 13, 2018

BB&T Ballpark


9am-11am - Active Shooter Training led by CMPD (this training is optional and is included in the program registration fee)

11:15am-1:30pm - Luncheon with featured event professional panelists speaking on emergency preparedness, disaster management, and mitigation planning

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PGA Tournament - What Worked FORE Us

Thursday, October 12th 5:30pm-7:30pm

At Springhill Suites By Marriott Charlotte Uptown

Panel discussion on the economic impact that hosting the PGA Tournament had on the events & hospitality industry

Members $35
Guests $45
Students $25
**Early Bird Pricing ends 10/4**

Not available to attend this program? Register for your Passport Program Points! - $20


Valet Parking is $15
1 drink ticket provided, cash bar to follow - true cash - Argo ATM is on premises

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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too

Join us and "The Queen of Cakes", Sylvia Weinstock on Wednesday, November 1st at CenterStage@NODA for a special presentation!
Plus you can register for an EXCLUSIVE team cake decorating competition with Sylvia Weinstock and she will do a demonstration for teams during this time as well. Please arrive at 4pm, a hour before the program starts if you are participating.
Special thanks to our sponsors!
Clarke Allen Events
Eye Dialogue
Quest Drape
EA Decker Photography
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Speedpro Imaging Charlotte South
CE Rental
New Wrap Order

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Creating & Recreating The Ultimate Boutique Experience

Creating & Recreating The Ultimate Boutique Experience: Brand Evolution From An Entrepreneurial & Professional Stance - MORE DETAILS TO COME!
Lunch Included
Special thanks to our sponsors!
The Ivey's Hotel
5Church Charlotte

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