"We are making progress in the due diligence review for the potential merger with IALEI," said IAAPA president and CEO Charlie Bray. "IALEI has provided us with more than 1,000 pages of legal documents and our counsel is reviewing those carefully to understand the details and implications of a potential agreement."

As the due diligence process continues, a transition team made up of members of the IALEI board, the IAAPA FEC committee and IAAPA staff continues to work through the details to create a final merger proposal.

Due to the complexity of the merger review and approvals, the organisations are as yet unable to commit to a specific timeline for the completion of the process, but most involved believe it will be concluded by the end of the summer.