Member Benefits

Our member value is delivered through education, resources and networking. In addition to what the national organization provides, each of our chapters delivers additional exclusive benefits to its members. 

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.

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.


  • The "CGMP" designation — the highest available specifically for government meeting professionals — is available exclusively to SGMP members
  • The National Education Conference (NEC) offers ~8 plus hours of educational sessions for Contact Hour credits
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings feature a different topic and speaker every month, often for Contact Hour credit


  • Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP’s flagship publication
  • Complimentary subscription to our weekly electronic newsletter, The SGMP Link.
  • SGMP website features relevant and timely information in a user-friendly format
  • The Online Suppliers Guide offers planners a searchable database of supplier partners and suppliers an opportunity for exposure to planners everywhere
  • Immediate email updates of pertinent and timely industry information
  • The NEC exhibit hall brings suppliers and planners together specific to government meetings.
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter websites provide additional and unique resources for chapter members
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings offer you an opportunity to show planners your conference facility or service
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter newsletters put valuable information right onto your desktop


  • 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 Benefit: Chapter meetings include fantastic opportunities to build relationships with meeting planners

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.