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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS SGMP is looking for members for a Blue Ribbon Task Force. Click here for more information and to volunteer by Sep 11th deadline.


SGMP PARTNERING with Questex LLC and HSMAI for MEET National event in September.

SGMP NAMES 2015 SAM GILMER AWARD HONOREES The 2015 Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year is Debra Kilpatrick, CGMP, and the 2015 Sam Gilmer Supplier of the Year is Kimberly Forte, CGMP. See our press release for more information.       

SGMP ANNOUNCES NEW NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS STRATEGY, and our new address is PO Box 321025, Alexandria, VA 22320. Click here for more information about the change. 

FEDERAL WORKERS: IN-PERSON MEETINGS ADVANCE THE MISSION OF GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, according to a recent survey by the national coalition Meetings Mean Business (SGMP is affiliated through its CIC membership). The survey was conducted among 100 federal employees who organize, attend or influence meetings and travel as part of their job. A press release from the coalition contains more details about the survey, which can be found by clicking here


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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

Two CGMP courses are on the calender this fall, and there are limited spaces available. The first takes place October 20-23 in Northern Virginia; click here for more information. The second is scheduled for Dec. 8-11, also in Northern Virginia; click here for details.