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ADMEI and ILEA Announce Strategic Alliance Partnership

Wimberley, TX (15 August 2023) - Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), the pre-eminent global organization for Destination Management companies, has announced a new strategic partnership with the International Live Events Association (ILEA), the principal association representing creative events professionals globally.

“We are confident that this partnership between ADMEI and ILEA will allow the members of our organizations to significantly increase their knowledge base, access to resources, and networking potential,” said ADMEI President Lonise Carey.  "This strategic alliance allows us to hone in on a shared vision to provide expanding support for the professionals we represent. New frontiers for personal and professional development will be forged, industry best practices will be shared, and new friendships will be developed.”

ADMEI and ILEA are both committed to looking for new ways to serve and provide ongoing benefits and value to their members. Through this partnership, both organizations will be able to grant member access to additional professional development opportunities, share communication with their memberships, cross-promote events, and provide speaker resources.

“We are really excited to work with ADMEI through this new partnership which reflects ILEA’s desire to collaborate with organizations that share our values of enhancing creativity, generating inspiration, facilitating teamwork, providing education excellence, and establishing professional and personal relationships,” said ILEA’s International President, Gwendolyn McNutt, CSEP. “We know this partnership will make an incredible impact on both of our associations and members by sharing our resources through education, information, and events.”

This strategic partnership allows both organizations to combine their unique strengths, resources, and area of expertise to create opportunities that benefit the member communities and advance both organizations’ missions. The collaboration further demonstrates the commitment of both ADMEI and ILEA to create innovative solutions to engage more members and create additional pathways for their success.



The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) is the pre-eminent global organization for Destination Management Companies (DMCs). ADMEI’s mission is to: define the DMC industry; uphold the highest level of professionalism; establish standard business and ethical practices; and promote the value of local destination management through member and industry education. Today, ADMEI is recognized as the global voice of the Destination Management industry and is a member of the Events Industry Council. ADMEI is the premier resource for education, standards, and practices for DMCs from around the globe.

About ILEA

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is a global community of thousands of creative event professionals whose skills, expertise, and experience power some of the most influential live events around the world. ILEA is a community centered around celebrating all aspects of live event production and management.  Our members include event planners/producers, caterers, meeting planners, decorators, audio-visual technicians, convention coordinators, entertainers, educators, journalists, photographers, hotel sales managers, and so many more.

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