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Benefits of Membership

Top 10 Reasons to Join ILEA Raleigh Durham

By joining ILEA, you instantly gain access to an elite pool of special events resources. Members enjoy exclusive discounts, business opportunities and promotion, and tailored educational information. Gain the extra edge needed to create events that go beyond expectations, far surpass your competition and impact your portfolio. 


NETWORK with the best event professionals in the Triangle through our monthly meetings.


Experience our inspirational EDUCATION programs at a member discount.


Stand out in your field by earning your CSEP (Certified Special Event Professional) certification.


Gain exposure for your product or service through meeting SPONSORSHIP.


Get recognized for your talents and expertise through our ILEA Raleigh Durham Trinity AWARDS.


Give back to the COMMUNITY and our chapter through the Triangle Wine Experience.


Contribute your talents and learn more about the organization by participating in chapter COMMITTEES.


Exchange ideas and COLLABORATE with professionals from all disciplines of event planning from social to corporate.


Be a part of the ILEA INTERNATIONAL community including a listing in the ILEA Worldwide Directory.


Participate in ILEA’s annual ILEA Live Conference.

If you have questions about membership, please contact our Vice President of Membership or any ILEA Raleigh Durham board member.



ILEA Member Discounts & Affinity Programs

ILEA Affinity Programs allow ILEA members to take advantage of savings on high-quality products & services while simultaneously supporting the efforts of the Society. These programs offer members competitive pricing and special savings on a variety of premier products and services.


ILEA members receive a complimentary subscription to Special Events Magazine.


With the belief that shared technology platforms and online communities can help our member companies by increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, position them to provide value-add to their customers, and promote growth opportunities, ILEA offers Eved as a next-generation technology solution.


The leader in Email Marketing! Constant Contact is an easy and cost-effective tool that helps to build customer loyalty, increase referrals, and generate repeat business. You can produce an instant response, and even see who is opening your email.


As a member of ILEA, you are eligible to receive WebMark website design Affinity Package for a discounted rate. WebMark Design, LLC will offer advice on the best marketing strategies for your company. We will help you to construct a marketing campaign that will extend beyond your website. Depending on your goals and needs, such strategies may include social media marketing, printed materials, publication advertisements, television advertisements, advanced SEO (search engine optimization) plans, signage, radio advertisements and other media outlets.


As an ILEA member, you can save off your car rental with Hertz. Wherever your travel takes you, close to home or around the world, your ILEA Membership is the key to special savings.


ILEA is proud to announce that Incom Direct has been selected by the ILEA Board of Governors to be the preferred provider for merchant services. Incom’s highly trained team will connect with each ILEA member and offer a complimentary analysis of their current processing.


Adobe offers ILEA Members FREE shipping on any order! Adobe is the global leader in business technology that enables business professionals to reliably create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection.


Welcome to Alamo® Country. It’s where memories are made. It’s anywhere the road will take you. And it’s where ILEA members get unlimited mileage and year-round discounts off Alamo’s already great rates. Book with your travel agent or Alamo.


ILEA members can now receive a special discount off daily and weekly commercial rental rates with Budget Truck Rental. This offer is available at over 2,700 convenient Budget locations nationwide. Get a great deal as an ILEA member and Make the Better Move with Budget Truck Rental.


FedEx Kinko’s Discount Card – With your ILEA membership you receive great benefits with the FedEx Kinko’s discount card. Members who have taken advantage of the FedEx Kinko’s program are thrilled.


ILEA members receive special savings on select FedEx® shipping services.


FranklinCovey and ILEA have partnered to bring ILEA Members special pricing! FranklinCovey is the global leader in productivity tools and training for individuals and organizations.


Quicken, TurboTax and QuickBooks Product Discounts or special savings for ILEA members on all products.


The Shaker Group, Inc. specializes in transportation solutions for freight and products of any size, any weight, any time and any place. The Shaker Group, Inc. is offering ILEA members a special discount on Event Shipping.


ILEA has joined with Staples Business Advantage for a new Corporate Office Supply purchasing program. As a member of ILEA, you will receive free next-day delivery, open net 30 invoicing option, special savings, new catalogs that reference these savings, etc.

For more information about the ILEA Affinity Program and to redeem these member benefits, please visit the Member’s Only section of the ILEA International website. All companies and offers mentioned above are subject to change per ILEA International.