Member Benefits for Planners
Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality and promote the cost-effectiveness of government meetings. The SGMP membership experience is delivered through education, resources and networking.
We are now in our third consecutive year of membership growth and chapter expansion and SGMP has now grown to 3,500 members and 33 chapters. Our chapters play a significant part of the SGMP experience as the face of our Society since chapter affiliation is available to every member at no additional charge. In addition to what the national organization provides, all chapter members receive additional member benefits exclusively through that chapter.
Here are some of the benefits that our planner members enjoy…
Education for Planners
- The "CGMP" designation — the highest available specifically for government meeting professionals — is available exclusively to SGMP members
- A growing list of national education courses, including "Protocol and the Government Meeting Professional"
- The National Education Conference (NEC) offers ~30 hours of educational sessions for Contact Hour credits
- Chapter meetings feature a different topic and speaker every month, often for Contact Hour credit
Resources for Planners
- Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP's flagship publication
- SGMP website features relevant and timely information in a user-friendly format
- The Online Suppliers Guide offers a searchable database of supplier partners
- Immediate email updates of pertinent and timely industry information
- The NEC exhibit hall brings countless resources for you and your planning career to one place
- Chapter websites provide additional and unique resources for chapter members
- Chapter meetings offer monthly tours of different conference facilities in your area
- Chapter newsletters put valuable information right onto your desktop
Networking for Planners
- Electronic membership directory on SGMP website keeps you connected 24/7 to your peers
- SGMP's Facebook page keeps you in the loop every day with SGMP and all of our Facebook fans
- The NEC includes several general sessions and receptions to reconnect and connect anew with fellow members
- Chapter meetings include fantastic opportunities to build relationships with planners and suppliers alike
We are always working to enhance and expand the member benefits supporting our mission and objectives. Our focus is on education. You will continue to see enhancements to the quality and quantity of the government meetings education we deliver to our members across the country and via the internet.
SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings.
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