About ISES

ISES – Greater Triangle

The 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 4,000 members active in 38 chapters throughout the world. Membership brings together professionals from a variety of special events disciplines. The solid peer network ISES provides helps special events professionals produce outstanding results for clients while establishing positive working relationships with other event colleagues.

The Greater Triangle chapter of ISES was formed in 1998.

Alt Text


Dedicated and Educated to Deliver Creative Excellence and Professionalism in Special Events.
ISES Mission Statement
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…
• Uphold the integrity of the special events profession to the general public through our “Principles of Professional Conduct and Ethics”
• Acquire and disseminate useful business information
• Foster a spirit of cooperation among its members and other special events professionals, and…
• Cultivate high standards of business practices.
Principles of Professional Conduct & Ethics
Each member of ISES agrees to adhere to the following list of the principles.
• Strive for excellence in all aspects of our profession by performing consistently at or above acceptable industry standards.
• Use only legal and ethical means in all industry negotiations and activities.
• Protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and promote all practices which bring respect and credit to the profession.
• Provide truthful and accurate information with respect to the performance of duties.
• Use a written contract clearly stating all charges, services, products, performance expectations and other essential information.
• Protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and promote all practices which bring respect and credit to the profession.
• Maintain industry-accepted standards of safety and sanitation.
• Maintain adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for all business activities.
• Commit to increase professional growth and knowledge, to attend educational programs and to personally contribute expertise to meetings and journals.
• Strive to cooperate with colleagues, suppliers, employees, employers and all persons supervised, in order to provide the highest quality service at every level.
• Subscribe to the ISES Principles of Professional Conduct and Ethics, and abide by the ISES Bylaws and policies.

Greater Triangle Mission Statement
Our mission is to consistently promote cooperation, education, integrity, and the validity of the special events industry. To that end, we will strive:
• To increase the visibility of the industry to the greater community.
• To encourage cooperation among fellow special event professionals.
• To provide cutting-edge, state-of-the-art educational opportunities for our membership.
• To promote the highest standards for performance and integrity.
• To be the catalyst for memorable and exhilarating events throughout the Greater Triangle Area.