Our Very Own Emily Ryan Manocchio is the New International Live Events Association Chapter President!
Our very own Emily Ryan Manocchio is the new International Live Events Association Chapter President!
The International Live Events Association (ILEA) is comprised of over 5,500 professionals in over 50 countries representing special event planners and producers (from festivals to trade shows), caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies, rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual technicians, event and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators, journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center managers, and many more professional disciplines.
Emily has been on the board for six years, holding different positions and serving various roles, and she is excited to be stepping into her new role as President:
"If this year has taught us anything, it is the value of our professional relationships. We are all doing our best to navigate through these unprecedented times and I think it is important now more than ever to lean on each other and leverage our relationships as we reopen our industry together. My goal for this term is to continue to have ILEA be a place for our industry friends and colleagues to come together, support each other, share resources and build upon our relationships. In the coming months, our board will be planning fun and creative meetings to keep you all engaged and doing what we do best – collaborating and sharing innovative ideas."
For more information on ILEA and live events, please visit their website.
Five months ago, COVID-19 brought the live events industry to an immediate halt.This work stoppage has put twelve million planners, designers, fabricators, upholsterers, cleaners, truck drivers, and dispatchers out of work.
With our livelihoods at stake, we are more than ready to get back to work, but until we can safely do so, the future of events remains uncertain. Right now we are asking you to join us in advocating on behalf of the Live Events Coalition for legislative support.
We are joining our allies on social media in an effort to #SaveEvents – we invite you to contact your senators and representatives for inclusion in the next round of stimulus funding. Our livelihoods depend on it.
To learn more about how you can help, visit the Live Events Coalition and follow the hashtag #WishIWasThere to see how our industry is trying to get back on its feet.