March 2016 Print

President's Report

What an amazing 6 months we've had at International Special Events Society - Los Angeles Chapter!
One of our Chapter's primary goals for this year was to push boundaries with our theme of "Engage".  I trust as part of the Los Angeles special event community you will use your participation with the Chapter as a chance to push your boundaries too!

Your 2015-2016 Board has truly outdone themselves, already achieving many of the goals they've set for the Chapter this year.  We’ve recently had our retreat and are excited about what's to come.
Our hard-working Programs & Education team is excited to present a full calendar of events. We are fully planned through June, but they haven’t stopped there! They are already planning our Fall and Winter events, so now is the time to reach out and get involved!
Membership has been growing and we have received many inquiries throughout the past several weeks for individuals and companies eager to join us during our May Membership Drive.  See details on our website and help us spread the word.
Our amazing Communications team has been working diligently to increase both our social media presence as well as keeping our website accurate and up to date. Presenting our chapter with newsletters, like the one you're reading now, that share Chapter updates, Spotlights on our members, and include other relevant surprises are an exciting new development by the Committee. Please continue to support us by sharing on social media to promote our Chapter, Members and our chapter events.
We hope that you can see the progress and would love to see you be a part of our team as we start look ahead.
We encourage you to get the most out of your ISES membership by investing time in our chapter. Whether it’s volunteering at a chapter meeting, joining a committee, applying for a Board position, or attending ISES LIVE, we invite you to Engage with ISES LA!
Sincerely Your President,
Erika Lohmar, CSEP



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Calendar of Events

March 24th
March Relationships Event
"Powered by ISES" at the annual Kinetic Open House

May 18th
May Education Event
More details to come...

June 22nd
June Education Event
More details to come...

Click HERE to learn more!

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Member Profile

Name: Stephanie Estes
Title: Event Manager
Company: OUE Skyspace LA
Location: Los Angeles, CA (downtown)

Question: What is OUE Skyspace LA?

Answer: Coming on June 25, 2016, OUE Skyspace LA will be California's tallest open-air observation deck and premiere destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.  Located in the iconic U.S. Bank Tower, the observation deck is perched close to 1,000 feet above downtown Los Angeles.

Question: What is your role as Event Manager?

Answer: Sales, Mgmt and Coordination of Events, Stylized Shoots, In-House Event Production.
How is OUE Skyspace unlike any other event venue downtown? Highest Event Venue in California with the Best Views, Unique facility use.

Question: What type of events will you be hosting at OUE Skyspace?

Answer: Corporate Meetings for 100 or less, Weddings up to 150 Guests, Social Events such as Product Launches, Wrap Parties, and Cocktail Receptions.

Question: What are some of the unique amenities of OUE Skyspace?

Answer: Incredible Cityscape Views from the Tallest Bldg West of Chicago, Preferred Vendor Partners, In-House A/V System, Professional Bar, Outdoor Decks.

Question: Is OUE Skyspace open to the public?

Answer: Yes, Skyspace is California’s tallest observation deck and event venue and will be open to the public starting on June 25, 2016.

Question: What’s your favorite part of working at OUE Skyspace?

Answer: Our team and being apart of this historic project.

Question: Is there any news about OUE Skyspace we should be aware?

Answer: In March 2016, Lucy Rumantir, Chief Operating Office of OUE, The Americas, announced the newest attraction to OUE Skyspace LA, the Skyslide. The Skyslide attraction is an outdoor glass slide positioned close to 1,000 feet above downtown LA. The Skyslide is made entirely of clear glass, 1.25 inches thick, and extends 45 feet long, from the 70th floor to the 69th floor of the US Bank Tower. Additionally, on Friday, March 18, tickets to Skyspace LA will be on sale.

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International News

The Esprit Awards are now open for Entry!

New to ISES and not familiar with the ISES Esprit Awards?
 *   The Esprit Awards are for you, our ISES members, and anyone can enter.  Click here to learn more:
 *   Still need further information? Join one of our many instructional webinars to have all of your Esprit questions answered. View the webinar dates on the Esprit Guidelines tab:

How To Enter
 *   The Esprit Guideline page ( will walk you through the entry process or you can login to the  Esprit Awards portal and print a step by step entry guide.

Simple Entry Process
 *   The Esprit Awards online portal is simple and makes the submission process easy. (log into, click "My Profile", click "Enter ISES Esprit Awards 2016")

There is a Category For You
 *   Visit ISES' Categories and Criteria webpage to review the 36 different Award Categories to choose from. (

Questions About the Submission Process?
 *   Sign up for one of the many ISES Esprit Informational webinars - Coming Soon!

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ENGAGE with ISES LA!  Take a look at the photos below and guess which member's instagram feed we pulled each of them from.  The first four correct responses will receive a $5 gift certificate to Starbucks. To ENGAGE, send your guesses to NOW.





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