Please note that Monday night's Awards Reception and Awards Dinner have been moved inside. The reception will take place with the exhibitors in the exhibit space and the dinner will take place in the general session room. 


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Sunday, June 9

  • 2:00-5:15 PM:  Hotel Tours - Meet in Beach House Lobby, Transportation is provided by Silver Oak
  • 4:00 - 7:00 PM:  Exhibitor Set-Up in Sand & Surf and Ocean Ballrooms
  • 5:30-6:30 PM: Welcome Reception at Tiki Beach Sponsored by: Hilton Head - Bluffton Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • 6:30 PM:  Dine-arounds

Monday, June 10

  • 8:30-9:30 AM:  Registration in Sand and Surf Pre-function  Sponsored by: Kiawah Island Resort
  • 8:30 - 9:30 AM:  Continental Breakfast & Visit Exhibitors in Sand and Surf Pre-function  Sponsored by: Explore Asheville, Specialty Coffee Bar Sponsored by: Teal Management
  • 10:00 - 10:30 AM:  Welcome & Opening Comments with Hannah Lorance, President, SCSAE, and Morgan Stincer, Senior Sales Manager, Beach House, Gold Palmetto Partner & SCSAE Conference Host
  • 10:30 – 11:45 AM:  Opening Keynote Speaker: AI Mastery in Marketing and Social Media for Associations with Zach Giglio, Founder and CEO, GCM  Sponsored by: Pinnacle Partnership
  • 11:45 AM:  Platinum Palmetto Partner Spotlight: Visit Myrtle Beach with Cynthia Mohr, CFMP, Senior Sales Manager
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM:  Networking Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 11:55 AM – 12:15 PM:  SCSAE Annual Business Meeting - Current SCSAE Regular Members may attend
  • 12:15– 1:15 PM:  Lunch in Sky Room with remarks by Ariana Pernice, Vice President  Sponsored by: Hilton Head Island Bluffton Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • 1:15 – 1:30 PM:  Wellness Session by Sydney - Stretching and breathing techniques you can use in the office
  • 1:30 – 2:30 PM:  The Secret Sauce to Success with Cindy Grosso, Charleston School of Protocol & Etiquette, Inc.
  • 2:30 PM: Open Networking Sponsored by: Beach House
  • 2:30- 3:30 PM:  Master Class with Burnt Church Distillery at Tiki Hut
  • 3:00-4:00 PM:  Beach Olympics at Tiki Beach
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM:  Awards Reception in Sand & Surf and Ocean Rooms Sponsored by: Beach House
  • 7:00 – 9:00 PM:  Awards Dinner in Sand & Surf Room Sponsored by: Beach House
  • 9:00 PM:  Hospitality Suite in Sky Room and Deck  Sponsored by: Stillwell Strategies and Jones, McAden, & Associates

Tuesday, June 11

  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast & Visit Exhibitors, Mimosa Bar Sponsored by: Kingston Resorts
  • 9:30 AM:  Gold Palmetto Partner Spotlight: Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, Mike Reich, Senior Sales Executive
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM:  Closing Keynote Speaker: JOLT! Get Zapped into Intentionality: Rediscover & Believe in your Inner Greatness with Larry Long Jr., Founder and CEO, LLJR Enterprises
  • 10:30 – 10:45 AM:  Networking Break and Visit Exhibitors
  • 10:45 AM:  Door Prizes
  • 11:00 AM:  Announcement of host for 2025 Annual Conference


Zach Giglio is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with over a decade of experience. He blends his profound expertise with cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence technology to assist organizations in scaling their marketing strategies and campaigns.

Renowned for his insights into the fascinating convergence of AI and marketing, Zach is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences. Additionally, he conducts intensive 'AI in Marketing' workshops, tailored to equip organizations with the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively harness AI, fueling their marketing abilities and driving revenue growth.

Zach's consulting acumen spans a diverse array of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to dynamic startups. His wide array of services includes designing and executing comprehensive communication strategies, creating award-winning corporate news sites, and aiding clients in scaling both their internal and external communication capabilities.

In his professional journey that has taken him from Washington D.C. to Johannesburg, Zach founded GCM, a boutique communications firm. He is deeply committed to empowering organizations to establish strong identities and devise robust marketing strategies, propelled by his passion for personalized training and service delivery.

Zach's love for sports and politics has refined his skills in strategic planning and team management, making him a natural problem solver. He values his client relationships deeply, striving to serve as an invaluable extension of their teams.

Beyond his professional commitments, Zach contributes actively to his local community, serving on the boards of two nonprofits. He indulges his personal passions in travel, wine, and conversation, underpinned by a lifelong love for storytelling, history, and culture. Zach resides in the Charleston, S.C. area with his wife and two young sons, his enthusiasm for life radiating through both his professional and personal pursuits.


Larry Long Jr is the Founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR Enterprises, which focuses on motivation, inspiration, and most importantly, transformation through speaking, coaching & training programs. He is the host of the weekly Live Show, ‘Midweek Midday Motivational Minute’, host of the weekly Live Podcast, ‘The Cold Calling Podcast’, and Author of ‘JOLT!’.

As a former college athlete (He played baseball for University of Maryland… Go Terps!), Larry is extremely passionate about coaching, and helping business professionals and leaders take their game to the 'next level'. As an experienced sales and business leader with a demonstrated history of success in SaaS sales, Larry brings a unique perspective to the table and understands many of the challenges faced by professionals today.

His areas of experience include Sales Training, Team Development, Leadership, & Motivation within organizations of all stages (start-up to publicly traded). Practicing what he preaches, Larry continuously seeks opportunities to learn & grow. Larry looks forward to assisting you and your organization.

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Click here for a list of our Table Top Exhibitors. Be sure to visit them during the Annual Conference! 

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A big thank you to Beach House and Hilton Head Island CVB for hosting this year's Annual Conference!










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