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Recent News

The National Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased announce the election results for our Gilmer Institute of Learning Trustees.  Please click here to view the list of the newly elected Trustees.  Congratulations.

Face-to-face meetings and business events play a critical role in connecting people and driving business results. New research commissioned by the Events Industry Council (EIC) is now available. SGMP is a participating member of EIC. Read more 


Sam Gilmer Planner of Year and Supplier of the Year Nominations are now being accepted. Click below for the nomination forms.  Nominations can be sent to membership@sgmp.org and are due by 3/30/18, 5:00pm EST.
Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year Form
Sam Gilmer Supplier of the Year Form

Gilmer Institute of Trustees 2018-2020 Election Information
2018 Gilmer Trustee Call for Nominations
2018 Gilmer Trustee Elections Campaign Rules Supplement
2018 Gilmer Trustee Nomination Form

Registration is now open for the 2018 NEC: Click here for NEC Website!!
SGMP is no longer accepting bids for the 2019 NEC.  RFP deadline was  January 26, 2018.  RFP's are currently being reviewed.

Check out the newest edition of Government Connections Magazine

Government Meeting Superheroes Wanted 

Help us grow our Society and join SGMP’s new Superheroes Circle! From September 2017 through the end of April 2018, individuals who recruit new members to the Society will be recognized, thanked, and receive the opportunity to win a free registration to NEC 2018.
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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.