Annual Conference

2023 SAVE THE DATE -  Annual Conference & Trade Show - June 8, 2023, Albany, NY


Annual Conference & Trade Show 2022


We are proud to have been able to bring together a group of knowledgeable speakers and creative exhibitors! We do hope you enjoyed your time and experience with us this year. Please take a moment to fill out the post-event survey regarding your experience as an attendee or exhibitor.
Whether you spent the whole day with us, or just walked the trade show floor, your feedback is critical in the ongoing effort to improve our programs and the attendee experience.

Click here to take the attendee post-event survey!

Click here to take the exhibitor post-event survey!

The #ESSAEAnnual Event Dashboard is still active, exhibitor and event information will be accessible until Friday, June 24, 2022.

Be sure to check out all the social media action and keep the conversation going using our event hashtag #ESSAEAnnual!
Check out the photos on our Facebook Page!
Thank you for being part this year’s annual program.


About #ESSAEAnnual

The ESSAE Annual Conference & Trade Show is the premier association management and meeting professionals conference and trade show in upstate New York. The annual one-day conference is about professional development, networking, and showcasing products and services. It is the place to interact with key decision-makers in the association and hospitality industries. There will be designated hours for education, networking, and the trade show. We will host an online component for our virtual vendors and our safety & health measure for an in-person trade show will be based on the most recent NYS guidance for in-person events and CDC safety protocols.

The annual conference celebrates the true partnership of our association colleagues, meeting professionals, and exhibiting partners all across New York State.

Even in our digitally connected world and workplace, nothing compares to the value that face-to-face meetings, events, and conferences provide. Trade Shows provide a unique opportunity to connect with attendees and provide them with an experience that resonates on a personal level.

Exhibitions foster business relationships and deliver unique value. No other face-to-face interaction comes close to the benefits of peer-to-peer learning, hallway conversations, networking, collaboration, and interaction with current and potential business partners. That is why YOU should mark your calendar and get ready to attend ESSAE Annual Conference & Trade Show!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS - Thursday, May 26, 2022
*Subject to change

  • Registration / Check In - 7:30 AM
  • Exhibitor Move In & Set Up - 8:30 to 10:30 AM
  • CEO Breakfast - 8:00 to 9:00 AM
  • Opening Keynote - 9:15 to 10:15 AM
  • Education - 10:30 to 11:30 AM
  • Lunch, Exhibits, and Demonstrations - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Education - 2:30 to 3:30 PM
  • Education - 3:45 to 4:45 PM
  • Exhibitor Breakdown Begins - 2:30 PM*