About CEX

The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only community designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! But most importantly, CEX is so much more than a one-day event. CEX is a mindset. It’s a conversation. It’s a community of CRPs like you!

Post-pandemic we are called to think and act differently about our chapters, and we've had to evaluate CEX with the same lens. Instead of a one-day action-packed conference, we've embarked on an initiative to explore the dynamics of chapter-based organizations from a strategic, operational, and volunteer perspective. Our goal is to provide insight into how your association's decision-makers, staff, and chapter leaders can all work together more cohesively and effectively to deliver value to members.

In the meantime, we invite you to check out our events calendar and stay tuned for updates.

CEX 2019
CEX 2019
CEX 2019
CEX 2019
CEX 2019
Peggy Hoffman

Why You Should Join Us

Check out the video to see highlights from past CEX events.

10 Reasons to Attend CEX

Billhighway is excited to host this one-of-a-kind experience with our friends Mariner Management & Marketing. Here are ten reasons you won’t want to miss out on the inaugural CEX.


What CRPs Really Do

We get you! You’re a CRP and your role can be misunderstood. See what your CRP peers had to say about their job at CEX 2019 and then come join the only conference designed just for association professionals with chapters, components, states, sections, and affiliates.


AssnChat Interviews

Why are we here? Why do components matter? Why is the component relations community important to associations? Listen to the thoughts and stories some CRPs shared with KiKi L’Italien from our last CEX event.


The 2022 Chapter Performance
& Benchmarking Report

Now what you’ve all been waiting for! We gathered the data for this report on chapter programs to serve as a resource for benchmarking, sharing innovations in chapter management, and starting conversations about the future of chapters.

Meet the Hosts of CEX

Billhighway is excited to host this one-of-a-kind experience with our friends Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle from Mariner Management & Marketing LLC.

Billhighway Team
Billhighway logo

Got chapters? We’ve got solutions. Billhighway unifies finances and data for organizations with components. We solve inherent operational, data and financial complexities that impact component-based associations.

Peggy Hoffman
Mariner Management & Marketing logo

Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.

Why Attendees Love CEX

We surveyed CEX attendees and here's what they said were the benefits of attending:


Found new, innovative ideas and best practices to improve chapters


Networking with other Component Relations Professionals


Discovered new solutions to develop and support chapter volunteers


Learned how other organizations are using technology


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