International Special Events Society (ISES) was founded in 1987
to foster enlightened performance through education while
promoting ethical conduct. ISES works to join professionals
to focus on the "event as a whole" rather than its
individual parts. ISES has grown to involve nearly 3,000 members
in 30 chapters throughout the world. Membership brings together
professionals from a variety of special events disciplines
including caterers, meeting planners, decorators, event planners,
technicians, party and convention coordinators, educators,
journalists, hotel sales managers and many more professional
The solid peer network ISES provides helps special events
professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing
working relationships with other event colleagues.
The Mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry
and its network of professionals along with related industries.
To that end, we strive to
the integrity of the special events profession to the general
public through our "Principles of Professional Conduct
and disseminate useful business information
a spirit of cooperation among its members and other special
events professionals, and
high standards of business practices.