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Recent News

CANDIDATE BIOS NOW AVAILABLE for Gilmer Institute of Learning trustee positions up for election

INFORMATION FOR 2016 NEC IN SAN DIEGO can be found here with direct links to all you need.

SGMP IS HOSTING THE 2016 CGMP CONGRESS ON FEBRUARY 22-24 for current CGMP holders. Registration is now open; click here for all of the details.

CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION for the 2016 NEC is now posted for chapter leaders' use in the Online Chapter Board Toolkit under NEC Resources & Awards.

NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE REGISTRATION is now open at www.sgmp.org/2016nec. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego on May 17-19 at the Town and Country Hotel & Convention Center. Be sure to print out the comprehensive list of education sessions www.sgmp.org/education to be shared with your supervisor. Learn more about the new format for exhibitors at www.sgmp.org/xbt.

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. 


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.       

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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Our mission is to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals

Next National Board Meeting

The SGMP National Board of Directors will next meet on January 21-22, 2016, in San Diego, which will include a joint meeting with the Gilmer Institute of Learning. Please contact rob.bergeron@sgmp.org if you have any questions or comments about or for this meeting.   




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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

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.