Welcome to ILEA Vancouver

ILEA is the principal association representing the creative events professional, globally.Our membership is 7000 strong and is truly international with Chapters around the world from the UK to the USA, Canada to Australia, Europe through the Middle East to Hong Kong!
The ILEA Vancouver Chapter was founded in 1993 and its membership represents skilled professionals who are passionate about networking knowledge and event inspiration.
The International Live Events Association provides members: collaborative networking, education and professional development, inspiration, outward awareness and credibility to ensure a thriving global creative events profession.
Attend one of our events to discover for yourself all of the reasons to HIRE and ILEA Member or JOIN today!

Why Join ILEA?

Come to just one meeting and see for yourself!

Be inspired and motivated by new, fresh ideas. Meet event professionals from around the world, and from your own backyard who share your passion for excellence.


Voting is now open for the 1st Annual ILEA Vancouver Awards Gala “SOUTH BEACH STYLE” to be held May 24, 2016 at the False Creek Yacht Club. Please join us in thanking our platinum event sponsors Edgeceptional Catering, The False Creek Yacht Club, and Elizabeth Stanley Event Design.


  • You may vote once a day, so vote often!
  • Only current ILEA Vancouver Members can vote.


Chapter Designer of the Year
Robert Porter, Elizabeth Stanley Event Design
Maurizio Peta, Debut Event Design
Aidan Henry, Brink Events
Christopher Jodoin, Christopher J. Design Inc.
Corinne Kessel, Greenscape Design & Décor

Chapter Supplier of the Year
Nasco Staffing Solutions
Chair Décor Etc.
Greenscape Design & Décor
Pedersen’s Rentals
Christopher J. Design Inc.
GO2 Productions
Engagement Unlimited

Chapter Technical Supplier of the Year
Clark’s AV
FMAV (FrischkornMEDIACO)
Innovation Lighting
GO2 Productions

Chapter Caterer of the Year
EdgeCeptional Catering
Culinary Capers
Savoury Chef Foods
The Lazy Gourmet

Chapter Venue of the Year
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Waterview Event Space

Chapter Planner of the Year
Sacha Lehto, BC Cancer Foundation
Shelley Johnson, Nasco
Aidan Henry, Brink Events
Sharon Bonner, Bright Ideas Events
Rylee Keller, e=mc2
Heidi Barlow Lee, HBL Events
Julie Mandarano, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Chapter Event Professional of the Year
Julie Mandarano, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
Tania Newman, Chair Décor Etc.
Corinne Kessel, Greenscape Design & Décor
Courtney Westwood, Greenscape Design & Décor
Sharon Bonner, Bright Ideas Events
Alex Bickers, Nasco
Anthony Vade, FMAV (FrischkornMEDIACO)
Shelley Johnson, Nasco
Roger Haskett, Engagement Unlimited



The ILEA Van app is the place to see everything ILEA! Available for Apple and Android products, FREE to download. Create an account and get notifications of upcoming events directly to your device and register automatically.
Go to the App Store or Google Play. Search “ILEA Van.” Click to Download and start using immediately.

Tons of information on our chapter, upcoming events and more!

You can also click here to see the web version.