Welcome to the South Carolina Society of Association Executives website!

SCSAE is an organization of chief executive officers and professional staff who manage a variety of trade, professional and nonprofit associations as well as companies that provide products and services to the association community. Organized in 1963, SCSAE now has more than 250 association executives, meeting planners, association staff members and business partners as members.

Please use the quick links below to find out more about SCSAE and the benefits membership offers.


SCSAE Trade Show

Mark your calendars for the 2017 SCSAE Trade Show February 9, 2017, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia.

Spend a productive and fun afternoon with us. Join us from 3-6 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2017, for the annual SCSAE Annual Trade Show. 

Are you interested in exhibiting at the SCSAE Annual Trade Show?  Download our Exhibitor Prospectus.  We have exhibit spaces ranging from a tabletop displays for those association service providers to booths for our property and destination market suppliers. To view the exhibit hall layout and open booth availability, please click here.  

NEW THIS YEAR we have mini-workshop sessions taking place throughout the trade show, allowing our exhibitors to present on their property, area or service.  Workshops are an opportunity to hear more about upcoming specials, undiscovered areas, or events taking place.  These 15-minute workshops are complimentary for our exhibitors to present and our members to attend.  If you are an exhibitor and wish to take advantage of a workshop presentation, click here, to fill out the registration form and select your presentation time.   


Congratulations to the 2016 Best in the Business Award Winners!!

Click here for a complete listing of categories and winners.







Association Professionals

Valuable resources for association professionals.

• CAE
• Scholarship Program
Join Now
• Locate fellow members

Associate Members

SCSAE Associate Members are vendors and businesses that offer products and services to SCSAE members. Are you looking to network with association professionals? Check out these resources:

• Join Now
• Sponsorship Opportunities
• Membership Directory
• Committee Volunteer Form