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Recent News

This month, SGMP is celebrating the 11th anniversary of the CGMP program.  Click here for more information.
Interested in becoming certified, check under Upcoming Events to register for the October or December 2016 class.

GSA annouces FY2017 Per Diem Rates. Rates do not go into effect until October 1. 2016 Visit GSA.gov for all the details.

Once again, SGMP is partnering with MEET for their annual 2-day education conference.  This year's event is being held September  7-8, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.  Click here  for more information.  CGMP members can earn 4 contact hours for attending the SGMP sponsored education sessions.



CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM THE 2016 NEC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpdozol1YCI

THE 2016 STATE OF THE SOCIETY ADDRESS WAS PRESENTED AT THE NEC IN SAN DIEGO. The presentation was delivered by national first vice president Michelle Milligan, MSW, LMSW, CGMP. 

SGMP IS PROUD TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL INDIVIDUAL AND CHAPTER AWARD RECIPIENTS as announced at the 2016 NEC. "Congratulations!" to 2016 Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year Ethel Crisp, CMP, Ph.D., and to all of our recipients in San Diego!   

2016 NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE WEBSITE AT WWW.SGMPNEC.ORG provides a summary of everything from the 34th annual NEC that was held in San Diego.  

2016 CGMP CONGRESS WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. Here’s what one attendee said: “Thanks for an awesome conference. This by far was the best training I’ve been to in some time. I couldn't have been more happy with the speakers, sessions, networking, participants and hotel and have been bragging to my boss and others about all I learned.” Click here to see the schedule and here to see a list of the speakers.
CONGRATULATIONS! Gilmer Institute of Learning trustee election results are now available.

SGMP RECOGNIZES GILMER-FOUNDERS DAY WITH MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT: Take a look here for an update on Society priorities.
SGMP NAMES MEMBERS TO BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE, which will be addressing and enhancing our Society's membership experience. Click here to learn more about task force members. 


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Next National Board Meeting

The next meeting of the SGMP National Board of Directors will take place in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on December 2-3, 2016.  All meetings are open to SGMP members.  If you are interested in attending in person or via conference phone, please contact National Secretary Maurine Hill at maurine.r.hill@dss.mo.gov for more information.




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Online Buyers Guide

The SGMP Online Buyers Guide is a user-friendly forum designed to bring suppliers and planners together. Available
whenever you need it, the guide makes it easy to locate products and professional services geared to the meetings industry.

Expand Your Expertise

Become a Certified Government Meeting Professional. To register for any upcoming CGMP course, you must first log in to your SGMP account (in the left margin of this screen). Once logged in, please continue to "Your Account", and then click on "Events and Registrations". Links to upcoming courses will be listed on that page. 

The Loren Hotel and Spa
1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA
July 19-22, 2016

DC/Northern Virginia - Exact location TBD
October 18-21, 2016

DC/Northern Virginia - Exact location TBD
December 6-9, 2016