SGMP ANNOUNCES ALL 2015 AWARD AND RECOGNITION RECIPIENTS presented at the 2015 NEC & Expo. Take a look at the full list.
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.
PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION FOR 2015 PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK “Despite tough circumstances—including pay freezes, budget cuts, sequestration and a political climate that too often does not sufficiently value their work—these exceptional leaders continue to make real the fundamental truth that people who love their country can change it,” President Obama said. “My administration,” he also said, “is advancing efforts to train and develop the next generation of civil servants.” You can read the entire proclamation here.
2015 ONLINE AUCTION OPEN FROM APR 20TH - APR 30TH so click here for all the information you need to easily place a bid and to share the simple instructions with others. All contributions will be used to fund education scholarships for the 2016 SGMP NEC & Expo. BID HAPPY AND BID OFTEN!
OUR PROFESSION CELEBRATES FIRST-EVER NORTH AMERICAN MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY (NAMID), so check out today's SGMP social media postings in support of NAMID.
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.
WE HONOR GEORGE WASHINGTON--AMERICA'S FIRST FAMOUS GOVERNMENT MEETING PLANNER and the new official spokesperson of SGMP's 2015 NEC & Expo. MEET GEORGE! HERE.
SGMP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CEO SENDS LETTER TO THE EDITOR. After a front page story in The Washington Post, SGMP sent this letter in support of government meeting professionals. The Post added a follow-up story the next day.
SGMP ANNOUNCES 2015-2017 NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS. Congratulations to the newly-elected members of the 2015-2017 SGMP national board of directors! The list of incoming board members is included in this press release and you can click here to view their profiles.
ATTENTION SGMP MEMBERS: A company called EHS is poaching our room block and attempting to collect credit card numbers by telling members that the Hilton is sold out. SGMP DOES NOT USE A HOUSING BUREAU and THIS COMPANY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ACT ON OUR BEHALF. Please click here for more information.
SGMP WINTER PLANNER EDUCATION DAY - Sponsored by Hyatt Hotels. Hyatt Hotels hosted nearly 40 SGMP planner members on Jan 20th to a day of education and networking. Members gathered at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City and engaged in education regarding the federal bid process, protocol, event insurance and ethics. This is the second education day sponsored by Hyatt thus far.
DONATE NOW TO SGMP'S 2015 ONLINE AUCTION. SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning (GIL) is asking for your donations for the online auction at the National Education Conference & Expo (NEC) to raise funds to send planner members to the 2016 NEC in San Diego! Please send the auction donation form or your questions to GIL Fundraising Trustee Kimberly Forte, CGMP, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGMP ANNOUNCES FORT LAUDERDALE AS THE HOST OF THE 2017 NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE & EXPO in a press release. The 2017 NEC & Expo will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on June 6-8, 2017, at the Broward County Convention Center.
SGMP ANNOUNCES 18 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS TO THE 2015 NEC & EXPO. We now encourage members to contact their chapters about other available scholarship opportunities.
SGMP ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO AS THE HOST OF THE 2016 NATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE & EXPO in a press release. The 2016 NEC & Expo will be held in San Diego, California, on May 17-19, 2016, at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.
SGMP HAS LAUNCHED A REDESIGNED AND ENHANCED DATABASE AND WEBSITE as a key component of our enhanced communications and marketing efforts. MEMBERS: Go to "Member Login" on this page. Your new username is the primary email address we have on file and your new and temporary password is Password1. Once you login, create a new password.
SGMP 2015 National Education Conference & Expo
General Attendee and Exhibiting Attendee registration is NOW OPEN for our 33rd annual NEC & Expo on April 28-30, 2015, in Minneapolis. REGISTER NOW by clicking on the Annual Conference tab at the top of the page, and selecting the button for 2015 NEC & Expo.
CLICK HERE for a printable flyer with information about the 2015 NEC & ExpoCongratulations to the newly-elected members of the 2015-2017 SGMP national board of directors! The list of incoming board members is included in this press release and you can click here to view their profiles.