Partner Resource Guide

Thank you for your support as a 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting partner. Your success at 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting is our success! This guide will help your organization to fully realize the many benefits of your partnership, ensuring a strong ROI for your engagement with this meeting.

What’s Unique about the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting?

An opportunity unparalleled in scientific and engineering space, the CESSE CEO Meeting is an annual gathering of 60-70 top association executives who explore new ideas and seek solutions to shared organizational concerns in an intimate meeting environment. Attendees represent more than 2.5 million individual and organizational members, plan nearly 300 major meetings per year, and make decisions on product and service solutions to meet the myriad needs of their associations.

Who Is Coming?

CESSE provides partners with weekly pre-registration lists emailed to you beginning four (4) weeks in advance of the meeting. Once the pre-registration lists are released, if you do not see yourself or a representative from your organization on the pre-registration list, please be sure to contact ASAP.  Registration information and a form were sent via email from, if you are unable to locate your registration info and form, please let us know and we will resend.

Two (2) weeks prior to 2019 CEO Meeting you’ll also receive a link to our downloadable CESSE Association Profiles. These Association Profiles contain information on the member organizations of CEO Meeting registrants, including organizational size, revenue, contacts, and information on types, locations, and number of meetings they hold per year along with their meetings department contacts. You’ll be able to see who’s coming, research their organization in advance, and identify who you would like to meet and connect with during the conference.

Have you made your hotel reservation? Click here for updated housing information.

How to Connect at the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting

There are several ways to connect with attendees before, during and after the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting. Refer to the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting Checklist to ensure you have all the bases covered!

  • Engage in the CESSE 360 App

Each year we are building more and more into our app.  Be sure to download the CESSE 360 App and set up your personal profile. Additionally, you can browse the attendee directory and “favorite” those you know or wish to meet in advance of the conference. During the 2019 CESSE CEO Meeting, be sure to make notes from your conversations under their attendee profile. This will allow you to send follow up notes to attendees during and after the conference.

  • Share your expertise!

You are strongly encouraged to attend all educational sessions. There is no better way to get to know CESSE members and show off your expertise than during these educational sessions. Sessions are more memorable and fulfilling when they include not only quality presenters but also robust audience engagement. Check out the conference schedule now! Click here

  • Networking Events

Be sure to add all the meals (breakfast and lunch), breaks, and receptions (Opening Reception, CESSE Afterglow, and Closing Celebration) to your calendar. These are all prime opportunities to connect with CEO attendees, both inm the casual, get-to-know-you sense and to dive deeper into topics and ideas unearthed during the day's educational programming.

  • Take them out!

2019 CEO Meeting will have “Open Night on Kiawah Island” dinner on your own on Monday, February 25th where you are welcome to extend an invitation to the attendees you wish to spend more time with. See the “Open Night on Kiawah Island” page for more information on restaurants, reservations and transportation. Reservations are limited and we strongly encourage you to make your accommodations well in advance. 

  • Listen and Reflect
The CESSE CEO Meeting is your one chance to sit among the top leaders in the scientific and engineering association space and hear what keeps them up at night, what challenges they have overcome and those they have yet to face, and how they see the industry evolving over time. This is a prime opportunity to understand your market, their behaviors and decision-making processes, and the potential for your orgnaization to meet these needs now and in the future. The CEO group is well-connected in industry, as are your fellow attending partners, so leave no stone unturned, no conversation unexplored in your time with us on Kiawah Island. 

Partnership Fee Payment

Payment must be made in full before the event takes place.  If paying by credit card, click here to access our credit card authorization form.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Shipping Instructions

Please be aware that Kiawah Island Golf Resort has a shipping fee.  If you are sending materials for your sponsored event you will need to notify Kiawah Island Golf Resort by February 8th, 2019.


Click here for the shipping form.

The form must be returned to Amy Infinger by February 8th, 2019.

If you have questions regarding shipping please contact:
Amy Infinger
Conference Services
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone-(843) 768-6056
Fax-(843) 768-6227



We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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