Supplier Member Benefits
For those who serve the association industry, there are many ways to take advantage of an ESSAE membership.
ESSAE events provide numerous opportunities to expand your client base and maintain connections with current customers. Calendar
The annual trade show provides optimum exposure for Associate Members exhibiting their goods and services to associations from across the State. Click here to view general exhibit information.
The Membership Directory & Resource Guide is a valuable marketing tool, providing access to all members of the association as well as optimum advertising opportunities.
Member Exclusivity– Many of the members within ESSAE prefer using fellow ESSAE member services! You will be listed in the Membership Directory with searchable categories so members can choose you over non-members!
Mailing Labels/Lists of the entire membership, or a specific target audience, can be purchased at a nominal fee for direct marketing purposes. Click here for the form.
Advertising in the Association Resource, web-site and Membership Directory adds additional targeted exposure to hundreds of association decision-makers. You can also submit editorial articles on issues relevant to the association industry, to establish yourself as a resource.
Sponsorships of social events, the trade show, educational events and cocktail receptions increase your visibility to associations and win you recognition with ESSAE members. Opportunities here!
Associate members are elected to the Board of Directors to advise ESSAE about the unique needs and concerns of vendors and also to recommend strategies concerning industry issues. Associate members are also encouraged to participate on a Task Force to lend expertise and advice.
ESSAE selects experts from within the vendor industry as speakers and panelists to present topics of interests to association professionals at monthly luncheon presentations and educational programming throughout the year. Suppliers Guide is receiving a new look and dynamic overhaul as part of ESSAE’s website renovation! Multiple pictures, contact information and hotlinks will be made available to showcase your products and services as a valued supplier member of ESSAE.
Annual Membership Costs:
Primary Member: $225 (Association) - First person to join from a non-profit, trade, professional, or business association (staff engaged in the management of associations); includes convention & visitor bureau (CVB) president/CEO/executive directors/staff.
Secondary Member: $140 (Association) - Second person from an entity that already has a primary member.
Additional Staff: $80 (Association) - All others from an entity that already has a primary or secondary member.
Associate Member: $330 (Supplier/Vendor) - These members include essential vendors and professionals such as hotels, venues, caterers, publishers, marketers, and the other number of professional service providers that serve the association professional members of ESSAE.
Additional Associate Member: $180 (Supplier/Vendor) - All others from an entity that already has a primary associate member.
Affiliate Member: $125 - For those individuals not covered by Active or Associate Membership, with a special interest in association management, or individuals who spend less than 50% of their working time on association activities. (government officials, educators, students, etc.)