Welcome to ESSAE!

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises 400 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.

Thank You to Our 2023 Members for Your Support! 
Here's to an Exciting & Successful 2024 Together!!  
Updated Association, CVB/DMOSupplier Member Organization Lists. 


2024 Annual Conference & Trade Show

Thank you to EVERYONE who made our event extra special this year!!


Join These Registered Attendees! 

2024 attendees

Thank You #ESSAEAnnual Sponsors

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ESSAE Knowledge Hub

The ESSAE Knowledge Hub is an entirely FREE library of downloadable educational content ranging from association management white papers, topic-specific webinars,

industry product guides, industry analysis and much more.

Check it out today!

Thank you to our 2024 Key Supporters!

Meet Our 2024 Exhibitors!

Meet our exhibitors!

Qualified Meeting Planners Attend Trade Show & Reception for FREE!


Trade Show Door Prizes

Trade Show door prizes

Committee Volunteers Needed

Committee Volunteers Needed