Meet NY


Save the Date: Thursday, February 27, 2025

New York Marriott Marquis

1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


Exhibitors and Hosts now is your time to register for Meet New York 2025 here, Meet New York Registration.

Meet NY is the largest hosted buyer hospitality event in the northeast. It is a one-of-a-kind gathering of association and not-for-profit leaders, convention, corporate and meetings professionals and their hospitality and vendor partners. It is an afternoon and evening of networking and cocktails, capped off with a trip to Broadway for all attendees. The day kicks off with industry education followed by networking, mini trade show and a cocktail reception.

More than 500 association executives, meeting planners and other influencers and decision makers joined us for Meet NY 2024. 

Sponsored by NYC Tourism + Conventions, NYSAE's leadership met for their Board of Directors Meeting just prior to the event kick off at 2 p.m.. Immediately following was MeetNY's Education program in the Westside Ballroom, sponsored this year by Glue Up. NYSAE Board member and Chair of the MeetNY Education committee, Betsy Totten, Global Account Executive, Marriott Global Sales, introduced Glue Up's Senior Sales Leader, Mervin Whea. Whea then welcomed and introduce NYSAE Chairman and Asst. Executive Director of the NJ State Bar Association, Dr. Robert Spangler. Spangler provided introductory remarks and transitioned into moderating the program, "AI Unleashed: Transforming Association Meetings and Conferences for the Future." In addition to Spangler, who also serves on the New Jersey State Supreme Court Committee on AI, other subject matter experts on the panel included Matt Murnane, DES, Co-Founder of SLATE Event Management and Janette Roush, EVP, Marketing & Digital, NYC Tourism + Conventions. 

After the education program concludes, the MeetNY trade show, including networking, food and drinks, opened at 4 p.m. in the Marquis Ballroom and The Terrace on the 9th floor. Eighty-one (81) exhibitor hosts from across US and Canada were in attendance. This number is up approximately 20% from 2023. See the list here. In addition, there are 11 MeetNY sponsors and in-kind contributors listed here

Guests then attended the post-event Broadway show Monty Python's Spamalot at the St. James Theatre. After the show, thanks to a sponsorship by Broadway Plus, all NYSAE attendees were invited to move up to the front Orchestra for an exclusive "VIP Talkback with the Cast."

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to MeetNY 2024 exhibitor hosts and sponsors whose generous support has helped us achieve and exceed our goals today in helping to make a difference in our association community. MeetNY is produced by Kellen, NYSAE's Association Management Company.






Want to Attend as Our Guest?

There is no charge for association, corporate & not-for-profit leaders and planners to attend Meet NY. CVBs and hotel partners come from all across the country and the world to attend Meet NY. This makes this spectacular event stand out from the rest and fueled the creation of our host program. CVBs and hotels sign-up for Meet NY as an event host and as such are given tickets to the Broadway show to share with their guests.

Attendees must receive an invitation from - and be registered by - a Meet NY host hospitality partner. Your first step, to secure your exclusive invitation to Meet NY, which includes a Broadway ticket: contact your hospitality partner and ask for an invitation. They will add you to their registration. For more information on securing a spot for Meet NY, contact NYSAE's Staff team at or 212-297-2197.

Who can attend?
Due to the nature of Meet NY, we want to ensure that everyone who is in attendance is a decision maker or a qualified buyer. To see if you qualify, please look at our Qualified Buyer Credentials:

  • Person or organization must host at least one event per year, with at least 100 associated hotel room nights;
  • Must be a decision-maker or strong influencer in regard to choosing vendors & products/services for such events; and
  • Must agree to attend Meet NY event if chosen.

For those who have not yet had the pleasure of joining us at Meet NY, below is a sampling of some of the attendee organizations:

American Group Psychotherapy Association

American Society of Association Executives

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

James_THomashower_Small.jpg"Meet NY is always a special treat. It's a great networking event for the association community, offers timely and topical continuing education, provides an opportunity to talk to many hoteliers, and concludes with a festive night at the theatre. I've been attending Meet NY in its various incarnations for decades and look forward to it every year."James E. Thomashower, CAE, Executive Director, American Guild of Organists

Association of National Advertisers

Building Trades Employers Association


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

International Council of Shopping Centers

International Foundation of Accountants

Licensing International

March of Dimes

National Hemophilia Foundation

National Football League

Society for Classical Studies

Society for Medical Decision Making

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

United States Tennis Association

How Can I Host?

There's no time like the present to secure your spot on the Meet NY trade show floor. Learn more about the host requirements, sponsorship opportunities and other qualifications here. If you have any questions about exhibiting or sponsoring, please contact Holly Koenig.