International Special Events Society
ISES Columbus is the local Columbus, Ohio chapter of the International
Special Events Society.
The international organization represents more than
6,000 event professionals in more than a dozen countries, including
producers, caterers, decorators, florists, destination management companies,
rental companies, special effects experts, tent suppliers, audio-visual
technicians, party and convention coordinators, balloon artists, educators,
journalists, hotel sales managers, specialty entertainers, convention center
managers and more…
History: In 1987, the International Special Events Society (ISES) was
founded to provide professional development and education for professionals
in the event industry while working to promote ethical business practices
and conduct. Encouraging teamwork and a vision of the "event as a whole,"
ISES worked to provide a forum for open discussion and professional growth.
With more than 50 chapters worldwide, ISES has grown to 6,000 active members
representing a wide variety of professional disciplines that support event
development, marketing, planning and execution. The peer network ISES
provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for
clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event
Mission: Education, advancement and promotion of the special events industry
and its related professionals are primary goals of ISES operations. To
accomplish this, ISES work toward the following:
Locally, ISES Columbus accomplishes this by: