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Free Webinar on Music Licensing - December 7 - Earn One Contact Hour
Click here for registration information  (go to bottom right of page for registration link).

2 New CGMP Classes Added!

Two new CGMP classes have been added.  January 31 - February 3, 2017, in the DC/Northern Virginia area and March 2-5, 2017, in Embarcadero, California.  There are still spaces in the Pre-Pie Class in Tulsa, February 7-10, 2017.  Go to Upcoming Events.  Then log into your membership account to register for the class.

Fall/Winter 2016 Government Connections Magazine Digital Version Available
Digital Version

NEC Planner Scholarship

The Rance R. Willis Planner Development Scholarship application process for the June 2017 SGMP National Education Conference (NEC) opens Friday, November 4, 2016. All completed applications are due to SGMP at education@sgmp.org by 5Pm EST, Friday, December 16, 2016.  Information about the scholarship can be found at this location.

Click here for the application.
The chapter scholarship process should not begin until SGMP has announced the 2017 NEC Scholarship recipients, which will be in late January 2017.
If you have any questions, contact the Gilmer Scholarship and Certification trustees, Patty Barron at patricia.a.barron10.ctr@mail.mil and Bobbi Barkley at bobbi.barkley@hilton.com.

2017 NEC Sponsorhip Opportunities and Expo/Registration Pricing Released
SGMP is excited to release information regarding the new envisioned NEC expo, registration pricing and sponsorship opportunities.  We hope you have a whale or big fish of a time with our sponsorship opportunities. Registration will open soon. Mark your calendars and start thinking about adding days before and after the conference in Sunny Fort Lauderdale!!
2017 National Education Conference
June 6-8, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL

SGMP Mailing Address Change
SGMP is in the process of changing its mailing address.  Please begin mailing membership checks and any written correspondance to:
3337 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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


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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.