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Planner/Supplier of the Year Nominations

We are seeking nominations for 2023 Sam Gilmer Planner of the Year and Supplier of the Year awards. These two awards are the highest distinctions offered by SGMP. Recipients are recognized as members whose service to SGMP over a period of time, especially at the national level, has significantly contributed to the Society’s growth and development. Award winners are selected by a panel of former award winners. Send your nominations online by Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5 pm ET.

Chapter Award Applications

SGMP also is accepting award nominations for Chapter Programming of the Year and Communications of the Year. Both awards recognize excellence at the chapter level. Nominations for the Programming of the Year and Communications of the Year should be submitted either submitted online or filled out and sent to by Friday, March 24, 2023, at 5 pm ET.

SGMP Announces 2023-2025 National Board and Gilmer Trustee-Elect 

The SGMP National Nominations and Elections Committee is proud to announce the 2023-2025 election results. 



The NEC Online Auction is SGMP’s largest fundraising events that funds member scholarships to attend the NEC. The auction is organized by SGMP’s Gilmer Institute of Learning which offers educational opportunities, certifications, training, resources, and scholarships. We are seeking your donation of items, trips, hotel stays, goodie baskets and more! All items should be registered by May 4, 2023.



SGMP has opened registration for the 2.5 day National Education Conference (NEC) to be held in Bloomington, Minnesota. The dates are June 6-8, 2023. Choose from among 21 hours of continuing education. Pre-conference bootcamps for suppliers and planners and the Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) course will be offered as pre-conference events. Rooms can be reserved at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. 

Fall/Winter Government Connections Magazine

The latest issue of Government Connections Magazine has been released. 

Government Connections magazine


Job Bank

SGMP has made a Job Bank available for browsing by our members. If you have an opening, please feel free to share it for national exposure. We welcome your listings of openings that are focused on the many different roles involving meeting professionals. 

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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.

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NEC Registration Reminder

Register now to attend the 41st National Education Conference & Expo (NEC) in Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference is June 6-8, 2023 with several pre-conference educational options: Supplier Boot Camp, Planner Boot Camp and the Certified Government Meeting Professional course/exam.