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ILEA Opens Esprit Awards® Call for Nominations

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2018 ILEA Esprit Awards®, its global recognition program honouring exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from across the ILEA membership base.

Events held from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 are eligible. Nominations must be submitted by April 18, 2018 to be considered. The award recipients will be announced and recognized by their peers at the annual ILEA Esprit Awards Gala during ILEA Live 2018 in Denver, Colorado, August 16-18, 2018.

ILEA members in good standing can submit nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Catered Event
  • Best Culinary Innovation
  • Best Corporate Event Categories
  • Best Entertainment Production Categories
  • Best Event Design/Décor Categories
  • Best Event Filmmaking
  • Best Events for Non-profit Organizations Categories
  • Best Event Logistics and Support Services
  • Best Event Photography
  • Best Event Solution
  • Best Event with a Legacy
  • Best Industry Contribution
  • Best Industry Innovation
  • Best Print Marketing/Design Collateral
  • Best Meeting/Conference Program Over $250,000 USD
  • Best Public Event
  • Best Social Event Categories
  • Best Technical Production
  • Best Wedding Categories
  • Best ILEA Event Volunteer Collaboration
  • Best ILEA Team Effort Categories

“As a previous Esprit Award recipient, it has strengthened my personal brand while also earning company and client acknowledgement,” said ILEA president Ingrid Nagy, CSEP. “The opportunity to see your fellow live event professionals showcase their creative work and drive continued innovation is an unforgettable experience.”

ILEA is still accepting new members who can qualify to submit for the 2018 ILEA Esprit Awards. Learn more about membership types and dues at

About the International Live Events Association (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 recognized and respected live events around the world. For creative events professionals who seek deeper connections with like-minded individuals, ILEA provides the education and collaborative networking opportunities that achieve creative experiences. For more information, visit

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