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SGMP membership offers so many wonderful benefits! Here is a list of some of those benefits our members receive:

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly chapter educational meetings for professional development Contact Hours
  • Award winning newsletter
  • Certification training course - CGMP
  • Networking opportunities with other government planners and suppliers
  • Membership Directory
  • “Members Only” section of the web site
  • Opportunities to inspect conference facilities at monthly meetings
  • Government Connections Magazine
  • A National Education Conference and Expo Hall
  • National Educational Scholarships
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Advertising opportunities

Member Benefits for Planners

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 ~8 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

Resources for Planners

  • Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP's flagship publication
  • Member rates to webinars/webcasts series hosted by KRM Information Services, Inc.
  • 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 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 Benefit: Chapter websites provide additional and unique resources for chapter members
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings offer monthly tours of different conference facilities in your area
  • Chapter Benefit: 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 Benefit: Chapter meetings include fantastic opportunities to build relationships with planners and suppliers alike

Member Benefits for Suppliers

Education for Suppliers

  • 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 the popular "Supplier Strategies" (formerly Boot Camp)
  • The National Education Conference (NEC) offers ~8 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

Resources for Suppliers

  • Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP’s flagship publication
  • Member rates to webinars/webcasts series hosted by KRM Information Services, Inc.
  • 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 you an opportunity for exposure to planners everywhere
  • Immediate email updates of pertinent and timely industry information
  • The NEC exhibit hall brings hundreds of planners right to your doorstep
  • 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

Networking for Suppliers

  • 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