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SGMP IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE 2016 CGMP CONGRESS IN FEBRUARY for current CGMP holders. Registration is now open; click here for all of the details.

3RD ANNUAL MID-YEAR ONLINE CHAPTER AUCTION COMING IN NOVEMBER: Watch this space and social media for more information

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. 

SCHOLARSHIP FORMS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW to give potential applicants the opportunity to begin compiling the information needed to complete the application. The scholarship process for NEC will open on October 23, with all applications due to SGMP headquarters by 5 p.m. EST Friday, November 6. The chapter scholarship process should not begin until the NEC scholarships have been awarded and announced, which will take place in December. Click here for the planner scholarship form, and here for the chapter scholarship form. 


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.

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Become a Certified Government Meeting Professional

Spaces are still availble for the CGMP course scheduled for Dec. 8-11 in Northern Virginia; click here for details. Limited space is available.d

CGMP Congress Registration Now Open

SGMP will present the second CGMP Congress February 22-24 in Arlington, VA, and registration is now open for the event. The CGMP Congress is designed exclusively for current CGMP holders, and participants can earn 8 contact hours toward the 15 needed for recertification.