On August 17, 2018 event professionals from around the world gathered for the 2018 International Live Events Association (ILEA) Esprit Awards. ILEA is comprised of over 51 global member chapters with a broad member collective who plan and execute over 1 million special events each year. ILEA is comprised of the brightest, most accomplished creative event professionals in the industry who execute some of the world’s most recognized live events.
Each year ILEA recognizes excellence in the industry through its Esprit Awards program, which provides an impartial judging process for events in 32 specific categories. An important part of the judging process includes:
Anonymity: It is important that everyone understand the rigorous process of award recipient selection. The ILEA Esprit Awards provide a juried competition for live event professionals from around the world to compete in the annual ILEA Esprit Awards program.
Impartiality: In order to maintain fairness in the judging, the ILEA Esprit Awards are entirely anonymous and are a completely online digital process. No judge will receive an entry from his/her area or region and has the option to decline judging an entry.
This year The Wedding Guys were honored with the ILEA Esprit Award for Best Public Event for their production of UNVEILED – The Ultimate Wedding Planning Event. This was their seventh Esprit Award to date.
Wedding Guy, Matthew Trettel accepted the award on behalf of The Wedding Guys at the award celebration in Denver Colorado.