2024 ACSA Annual Convention

June 13-15, 2024                The Phoenician

More About the Convention


ACSA Chairman Ernst D. Schroeder, Jr. has selected the beautiful Phoenician hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona as the site for the 100th ACSA Convention! While the hotel is world renowned for its contemporary elegance, the selection of this site holds much more meaning to our Chairman, as The Phoenician is the same hotel his father held his convention in 1996.

Hotel Registration

We are delighted to be at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort for this year’s convention. Click here to book your hotel room or call 480.423.2575 and reference the group name, American Cotton Shippers Association. Be sure to book your room before Tuesday, May 21, 2024, to guarantee the exclusive group rate of $305.00.

Please note that the room rate is exclusive of the 12.57% tax, $15.00 resort fee, $10.00 one-time porterage fee, and $3.00 per night housekeeping service fee.

Convention Registration

Registration for the ACSA Centennial Convention is now live! Register here. The registration fee is $750. We are looking forward to seeing our members, trade association friends, international colleagues, and others at the event. The current list of registered guests here.

ACSA Golden State Centennial Cup

We will be bringing back the ACSA golf tournament at the upcoming convention! Details on the event include:

When: Friday, June 14, 2024
Where: The Phoenician Golf Club
Time: 12:30 PM Shotgun Start (Registration will begin at 11:30 AM)
Format: 4-Person Scramble

Entry Fee: $250.00 per player (includes all green fees, range balls, complimentary food and beverage and a chance to win prizes throughout the tournament)
Club Rental Fee: $65.00 (includes 6 golf balls)


The ACSA convention will be full of informative sessions, networking opportunities, and entertainment. The draft agenda can be found here. Please note that the agenda is subject to change, so please continue to check back for updates.


The attire for the convention is business casual. A jacket is recommended for the evening functions.

Average temperatures in June are:
High – 105˚F
Low – 73˚F

Headline Speakers

The full list of speakers have not yet been released. However, ACSA is thrilled to announce that Michael Every, global strategist at Rabobank Singapore, will be joining us at the ACSA Centennial Convention! He is frequently published in the bank’s economic research publications and quoted in financial media and was invited to present to the 2022 G-20 on the current global crisis. We look forward to hearing Every give our members and guests an overview of macroeconomic events and their potential effects on the cotton market.

Centennial Convention Sponsors

Chairman Ernie Schroeder, Jr. and the ACSA staff is very grateful for all our members and cotton friends that have sponsored the ACSA Centennial Convention! See our current list of sponsors here!

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Stephanie Vinzant at (901) 525-2272 or stephanie@acsa-cotton.org. The deadline for new sponsors to be included in printed convention material is April 30.

Scottsdale Activities

Besides being known as the world’s finest golf destination, Scottsdale, Arizona, has lots to offer whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned regular! You will find a range of activities from award-winning museums, hiking, horseback riding, luxury shopping, and a vibrant art and restaurant scene. There is something for everyone!

Visit Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona to learn more about this beautiful oasis located in the magnificent Sonoran Desert at the foot of the scenic McDowell Mountains.

Travel Information

The ACSA staff is looking forward to your arrive into Scottsdale. For some, you may be driving, but we expect many of you to be traveling via air. The closest major airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), which is approximately 30 minutes (9.2 miles) to the Phoenician hotel.

General Hotel Information

More information on The Phoenician:
6000 East Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Luxury Collection Resort | The Phoenician