President's Message

Hello to my fellow #EventProfs-

As you know all too well, the last year and a half has wreaked havoc on our worlds, both personally and professionally. Luckily, I am happy we are all seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! This year as your incoming ILEA Los Angeles President, my focus will be on that light with the spirit of rebuilding a collaborative and healthy LA events industry.

What does that mean exactly? First, I’m committed to helping our members thrive this year. The best way to do this is to create opportunities to learn through our new mentor program; meet other industry professionals in intimate member’s only gatherings; gain knowledge from health and wellness experts through our wellness program.

I am also committed to the success of our industry through supportive and nourishing collaboration with our fellow associations and leaders. We are in a unique situation where the normal industry competitiveness, is being trumped by the excitement of partnership. I am very eager to connect and form relationships with other Event Industry leaders to make certain that we are all rising to the occasion.

Lastly, I am committed to cultivating a spirit of diversity and inclusion within the industry. The beauty of working in events is the creativity that flows from RFP to the design to the execution. Our clients should easily see that creativity in a diverse palette of planners, vendors, entertainers, caterers, production teams, and staff. And I’m not talking about checking boxes to get your diversity quota. I am talking about organic opportunities to meet and join forces with industry peers that you may not look, believe or even create like you. As I mentioned, we’re in a unique situation to grow our community with out-of-the-box thinking. The same-old-same is no longer the standard, and ILEA LA will make every effort to work with diverse vendors who can bring a new essence to our events.

We’re a new roaring 20s! I am so excited to be a leader for our industry as we come back stronger than ever. It’s only going to get better so as one of my favorite Bachelorette’s, Becca K. said, “Let’s do the damn thing!”

Loyally,

Marcie Booth
ILEA Los Angeles 
Chapter President 2021 - 2022


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