MSAE can take you there! One of the major benefits of being an MSAE member is the many opportunities to network with members from other associations as well as industry partners, share professional issues, exchange ideas and best practices, and make the right connections for your association, and because networking isn't always in person our redesigned website features social connections that will allow you to interact with peers on your own schedule.

In addition, MSAE offers a variety of educational programs to keep you at the top of your game as an association executive. A Speakers' Showcase and Meeting Planners' Event Summit round out annual events of interest.

At any one of these events, you'll earn credits toward the CAE, CMP, and other professional credentials while learning about topics crucial to association management including:

  • contracts & meeting site negotiations
  • labor laws & personnel guidelines
  • governance issues
  • audits & board relations
  • staff issues, motivations & rewards
  • balancing business & personal life

Being an MSAE member doesn't mean it's all business. Besides interaction at business meetings and learning at educational programs, MSAE hosts terrific social events like the annual Holiday FunFest, Coffee and Conversations, and much more. What's even better is that these functions go to support the MSAE Foundation, which provides scholarships to Missouri students.


MSAE can provide you with services to increase your knowledge and give you an invaluable professional edge.

Resources to help you and your association grow include:

  •  Educational workshops and seminars
  •  Professional development opportunities
  •  Leadership programs

Other resources to give you a professional edge include:

  • Membership Directory/Lobby Directory
  • Account Profile Reports
  • Salary surveys
  • Access to where you can find other MSAE members, post resumes, find job openings and more


Membership in MSAE is structured for organization membership for associations and industry partners.

Association Membership is based on the number of employees who are members:

  • 1-2 members - $250 per year
  • 3-6 members - $500 per year
  • 7+ members - $1,000 per year

Industry Partner membership is per property/site and up to 3 representatives from the property/site may be included.  Hotel management companies may join, but each property must also be a member.

  • $400 per year

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