MCI USA Welcomes New Full-Service Association Client The International Live Events Association

MCI USA Welcomes ILEA | MCI United States | EN

McLean, VA, USA, June 8, 2020MCI USA’s Association Solutions division is pleased to welcome the International Live Events Association (ILEA) as a new full-service association management client. ILEA is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise, and experience power some of the most recognized and respected live events around the world.

“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 ongoing work to build a strong future for our association,” said Jennifer Trethewey, CSEP, ILEA International President. “MCI USA is assembling 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.”

ILEA advances the live events industry by creating an inclusive global community dedicated to personal and business development and providing inspiration to elevate all professionals engaged in live events. ILEA 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.

“We are proud that ILEA has selected MCI USA as its strategic partner during a time of transformation for both the association and live events overall,” said 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 robust organization reimagine and build a future within a flourishing live events industry, as it mirrors our own commitment to building community via shared experiences.”

For more information please contact: 
Andy Schwarz
Associate Vice President, Public Relations
+1 703.506.3260


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