About Us

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) was founded in 1981 and is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to individuals who plan and execute government meetings.  We deliver our membership value of education, resources and networking to nearly 2,000 members in 19 chapters across the country.  Our National Education Conference and Expo is held annually, and we offer Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) certification to planners and suppliers who demonstrate their expertise with the rules and regulations of running high impact, ethical government meetings.  Find out more about membership and connect with a chapter in your area.


To enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals.


To improve the quality of, and promote the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings.

We expand our members' expertise by delivering our membership value of education, resources and networking through 19 chapters.

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