Members Benefits

Membership in ILEA Nigeria Chapter gives you direct access to all those service providers you need to pull of a successful Special Event!

Plus, you’ll be placing yourself in an arena of professionals who are focused on the industry and staying on top of the latest trends that affect the future of the industry.

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We believe in inspiring, energizing & educating our colleagues to aid in furthering their careers & the special events industry.

We do this by:

  • Hosting quarterly events highlighting some of the industry’s leading experts
  • Communicating trends and opportunities via several platforms
  • Providing mentorship to special event rookies and veterans alike

We are a diverse ensemble of special event professionals including all varieties of vendors & planners. ILEA Nigeria strives to be the premier source for industry knowledge, support & expertise in Nigeria.


This is the history of The International Live Events Association (ILEA).

ipFormerly known as The International Special Events Society (ISES) Background.

ISES was founded in 1987 in the US to help event professionals share and improve their industry knowledge. For over 29 years ISES has been a valued and trusted partner in the events industry.


The Mission of ILEA is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals.

To that end, we strive to…

  • Uphold the integrity of the special events profession to the general public through our “Principles of Professional Conduct and Ethics”
  • Acquire and disseminate useful business information
  • Foster a spirit of cooperation among its members and other special events professionals
  • Cultivate high standards of business practices

ILEA Nigeria Chapter

The Historical Timeline/Background of ILEA Nigeria Chapter

2009 -2010

  • Duntan West approached ILEA HQ for a chapter in Nigeria
  • Jibola Ponnle and Duntan West began the formation committee, 2 volunteers from Nigeria event industry

2011 – 2012

  • 3 volunteers joined the formation committee :- Bomi Adeboya, Akin Ariyo and Ozo Adeyeye
  • ILEA Nigeria incorporation certificate issued.
  • First board members chosen.


  • ILEA Nigeria formally launched