Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Society of Government Meeting Professionals Get Connected to Government Meetings - Plug into SGMP! SGMP is a nonprofit professional organization of persons involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.
(5)

Our objectives are to improve the quality and promote the cost effectiveness of government meetings by improving the knowledge and expertise of individuals in the planning and management of government meetings through education, training, and industry relationships. The Society of Government meeting professionals was established in October 1981 in Washington, DC. Organizers of government meetings saw a need for a forum in which to discuss mutual objectives and techniques for conducting business meetings of the government. They sought to create an opportunity to meet on common ground with the providers of meeting services and facilities to review the latest trends in planning and implementing these events. The motivating force behind the new organization was Sam Gilmer. His insight into the need for such a group proved prophetic. Today, the Society spans the nation with 30 chapters and more than 3,000 members. Represented in SGMP's membership are employees of federal, state, county and city government, as well as associations of governmental employees and government agencies. The Society of Government Meeting Professionals is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to improving the knowledge and expertise of individuals in the planning and execution of government meetings through education, training, and industry relationships. SGMP is managed by a national board of directors and officers elected by the membership. Affiliate chapters elect local leadership and conduct monthly meetings in their respective areas.

Mission: Our mission is to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and promote the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP was founded in 1981 and is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. We deliver our membership value of education, resources and networking to 3,000 members and through more than 30 chapters.

Operating as usual

Meet the Presenter of the November 19th SGMP Webinar @michaeldominguez.  #SGMPignite  #thewayforward #visitABQMichael Do...
11/10/2020

Meet the Presenter of the November 19th SGMP Webinar @michaeldominguez. #SGMPignite #thewayforward #visitABQ

Michael Dominguez serves as the President & CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). ALHI is a Global Sales Organization with a team of nearly 80 professionals located among 26 offices across North America and Europe, ALHI’s serves a membership group of hotels that are Independent Hotels & Independent Brands that are an exclusive luxury collection. Prior to joining ALHI, Michael served in executive sales leadership roles with MGM Resorts, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and many more.

Michael is actively involved in leadership roles in the Meetings and Events Industry and currently serves as a Past Chairman of the International Board of Directors for MPI.

Michael speaks in the industry often on topics of disruption, the state of the industry, the economy, behavioral lessons. Michael was recognized in M&C Magazines survey of top industry speakers and was an invited speaker at South by Southwest in 2018.

Michael’s other industry leadership involvement includes board positions with:
US Travel Association (Executive Committee)
Meetings Mean Business Coalition (Executive Committee)
ASAE’s Board of Directors
FICP’s Influence Committee
APEX Standards Committee
GBTA Foundation Board
HSMAI Foundation Board
Co-Chair APEX Room Piracy Taskforce

Michael was recently recognized in the industry for numerous honors including:
Induction in the EIC’s Hall of Leaders in 2019
HispanicBusiness.com’s “50 Most Influential Hispanics in the US”.
Successful Meetings Top 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry 2013 -2015
Smart Meetings 2015 Smartest Industry Leaders
HSMAI’s 2014 Top Minds in Sales and Marketing
Meetings Focus 2014 Trendsetter
MeetingsNet 2014 Changemakers

Let's all help the SGMP Louisiana Chapter celebrate National Louisiana Day!!!    It was the state that brought us Jazz, ...
11/09/2020

Let's all help the SGMP Louisiana Chapter celebrate National Louisiana Day!!!

It was the state that brought us Jazz, Creole, American Mardi Gras and hosted the SGMP 30th Year Celebration in 2012 at NEC!!! Share your favorite picture from New Orleans NEC 2012 or just your favorite picture of Louisiana.
#SGMPignite #louisiana #SGMPNEC

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite
11/09/2020

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite

Thank you to the many retired teachers who have shaped our students’ lives and many who continue to still volunteer toda...
11/05/2020
Retired teachers celebrate volunteerism this week

Thank you to the many retired teachers who have shaped our students’ lives and many who continue to still volunteer today! #SGMPignite

https://bit.ly/2IbJBrS

The week of Nov. 1 to 7 is California’s 22nd annual Retired Teachers Week. Statewide, CalRTA members logged nearly 2 million hours of service to their communities. In Yolo County, retired educators from Division 83 donated 51,087 volunteer hours. Services included healthcare, civic and cultural ar...

Check out some of the upcoming monthly chapter events...Lots of great topics!!!   #SGMPignite  #education #meetingplanni...
11/04/2020

Check out some of the upcoming monthly chapter events...Lots of great topics!!! #SGMPignite #education #meetingplanning #hospitalityservices #cgmpcertified #CGMP

https://bit.ly/32a59wx

Still time to register for the Marvelous Meetings - The Virtual Edition:  Creating Cybertastic Events!!!  #SGMPignitehtt...
11/04/2020

Still time to register for the Marvelous Meetings - The Virtual Edition: Creating Cybertastic Events!!! #SGMPignite

https://bit.ly/3mLAehE

Today is Election Day...a friendly reminder to vote!!!
11/03/2020

Today is Election Day...a friendly reminder to vote!!!

Meet the presenter of the upcoming SGMP Live Webinar "Marvelous Meetings - The Virtual Edition: Creating Cybertastic Eve...
11/02/2020

Meet the presenter of the upcoming SGMP Live Webinar "Marvelous Meetings - The Virtual Edition: Creating Cybertastic Events!

Edward Leigh, MA, is a national expert on workplace communication and presentation skills. He focuses on creating productive workplace environments through teambuilding and powerful communication skills. He presents high-energy and informative programs for government organizations, corporations, associations, healthcare centers and universities. His expertise makes him an in-demand media guest with appearances on many national television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Network, The Today Show, MSNBC News, The Learning Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Katie Couric and Montel Williams have interviewed him. He has written hundreds of articles and is the author of the upcoming book, Engaging Your Employees. https://edwardleigh.com/

#SGMPignite

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite
11/02/2020

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite

There is still time to Celebrate Government Meeting Professionals Month.   Share a picture of a Government  Meeting Prof...
10/30/2020

There is still time to Celebrate Government Meeting Professionals Month. Share a picture of a Government Meeting Professional you admire and respect and let them know how much they are appreciated!!!
Dont' forget to tag yourself in this picture !!!
#SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs

TODAY in celebration of Founder's Day Support SGMP - donations will support continued National Education Events as well ...
10/29/2020

TODAY in celebration of Founder's Day Support SGMP - donations will support continued National Education Events as well as supporting the association as a whole. #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs
https://bit.ly/34D5FEW

SGMP Founder's Day is October 29th!!! Join us for the SGMP Strong Check-in to celebrate... https://bit.ly/31Q8eBMSupport...
10/28/2020

SGMP Founder's Day is October 29th!!! Join us for the SGMP Strong Check-in to celebrate... https://bit.ly/31Q8eBM

Support may also be shown by making a donation to SGMP at https://bit.ly/34D5FEW
#sgmpignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs

Did you get a chance to read The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Government Connections that released on October 19th?   There...
10/27/2020
Cover

Did you get a chance to read The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Government Connections that released on October 19th? There are lots of great articles - such as:

• SGMP Encourages Personal and Professional Growth
• CGMP Classes Go Virtual
• Tips For Extraordinary Inclusion: Events That Embrace Everyone
• Reducing The Barriers Between Insiders And Outsiders
• Hybrid Meetings: Advantages Of Adding A Virtual Component To Live Events

https://bit.ly/2TtTyUg

#SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs

Congratulations go out to all of our members that received the ConventionSouth Readers Choice Award this year.    Great ...
10/27/2020

Congratulations go out to all of our members that received the ConventionSouth Readers Choice Award this year. Great Job!!! @ConventionSouth Magazine
#SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs

https://bit.ly/2HBtyUy

We would love to hear how you have celebrated Government Meeting Professionals Month so far!!!  #SGMPignite #GovernmentM...
10/26/2020

We would love to hear how you have celebrated Government Meeting Professionals Month so far!!! #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs

Dont' forget to tag yourself!!!

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite
10/26/2020

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite

Your National Board spending this Saturday working for the Society.  😀
10/24/2020

Your National Board spending this Saturday working for the Society. 😀

In honor of Government Meetings Professionals Month on this #TBT let's see your SGMP Memories.  The National Board in Hu...
10/22/2020

In honor of Government Meetings Professionals Month on this #TBT let's see your SGMP Memories.

The National Board in Huntsville, AL October 2017!!! #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovMtgProfs

We are still celebrating Government Meeting Professionals Month!!!  Keep up with all the latest happenings at https://bi...
10/20/2020

We are still celebrating Government Meeting Professionals Month!!! Keep up with all the latest happenings at https://bit.ly/34csuPu.

Make sure you tag yourself in the picture below so everyone can see you celebrating....#SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovMtgProfs

The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Government Connections is now available! https://bit.ly/3kdiKtS    #SGMPignite #Government...
10/19/2020

The Fall/Winter 2020 issue of Government Connections is now available! https://bit.ly/3kdiKtS #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovMtgProfs

Check out the featured articles in this issue:
• SGMP Encourages Personal and Professional Growth
• CGMP Classes Go Virtual
• Tips For Extraordinary Inclusion: Events That Embrace Everyone
• Reducing The Barriers Between Insiders And Outsiders
• Hybrid Meetings: Advantages Of Adding A Virtual Component To Live Events

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite
10/19/2020

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite

Have you registered yet for the upcoming webinar on what diversity and inclusion in the meetings and event space should ...
10/15/2020

Have you registered yet for the upcoming webinar on what diversity and inclusion in the meetings and event space should look like?
To Register: https://bit.ly/30vYJXF
#SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovMtgProfs

We are celebrating all month Government Meeting Professionals  - to stay up on the latest info:  https://bit.ly/3129ocX ...
10/14/2020

We are celebrating all month Government Meeting Professionals - to stay up on the latest info: https://bit.ly/3129ocX Make sure you tag yourself!!!

October 13th recognized as the Birthday of the United States Navy!!!In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Z...
10/13/2020

October 13th recognized as the Birthday of the United States Navy!!!

In 1972, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt authorized official recognition of 13 October as the birthday of the U.S. Navy. https://bit.ly/3dp0ISO #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovMtgProfs

Let's see your favorite picture of a Navy Sailor!!!

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite
10/12/2020

Quote of the Week!!! #SGMPignite

Did you catch the article "The Exciting future of Events:  Online, in person, hybrid" in the SGMP Link this week?   Lots...
10/09/2020
Virtual, Video and the Future of Events

Did you catch the article "The Exciting future of Events: Online, in person, hybrid" in the SGMP Link this week? Lots of interesting information provided by Steve Olenski - Writer, Marketing, Advertising. #SGMPignite #GovernmentMeetings #GovMtgProfs

https://bit.ly/3jKip1n

The COVID-19 crisis has upended few sectors as completely as the events industry. Here's how it's changing for the better.

Celebrate Government Meeting Professionals Month.  To stay up to date with activities this month click https://bit.ly/2G...
10/08/2020

Celebrate Government Meeting Professionals Month. To stay up to date with activities this month click https://bit.ly/2Gy8PjO. #GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfs

Meet LaToya Williams - Leading the SGMP Webinar:  Making Diversity a Priority in the Meetings Industry.   #SGMPignite   ...
10/08/2020

Meet LaToya Williams - Leading the SGMP Webinar: Making Diversity a Priority in the Meetings Industry. #SGMPignite

LaToya Williams is manager, Global Accounts, at HelmsBriscoe. She joined HelmsBriscoe in August of 2019 and is based in Buffalo, New York. With more than 23 years of hospitality experience as both a corporate and leisure sales manager and director of sales & catering, she knows what it is like to create and execute events ranging from small, intimate gatherings to large, full-scale conferences. To read more: https://bit.ly/2Sri7kb

The SGMP NATCAP Chapter has partnered with 6 leading DC area meetings industry associations to create a collaborative co...
10/07/2020

The SGMP NATCAP Chapter has partnered with 6 leading DC area meetings industry associations to create a collaborative community, the Mid-Atlantic CHAMPS (Coalition of Hospitality and Meeting Professionals) – Partnership for Progress.
You may join the group on LinkedIN. https://bit.ly/3d08l1O

During this upcoming webinar, you will explore what diversity and inclusion in the meetings and event space should look ...
10/07/2020

During this upcoming webinar, you will explore what diversity and inclusion in the meetings and event space should look like. Answering the hard questions, having hard conversations to reach one common goal - inclusion for all. Hospitality and tourism are extremely diverse and the boards and events space should reflect that as well.

To Register: https://bit.ly/30vYJXF

October is Government Meeting Professionals Month and I know you all still have your SGMP spirit!  This special month is...
10/06/2020

October is Government Meeting Professionals Month and I know you all still have your SGMP spirit!

This special month is our opportunity to raise awareness of the unique role government meeting professionals play. The month culminates on October 29th, which is SGMP Founder’s Day, the day Sam Gilmer held the first SGMP meeting in 1981!
#GovernmentMeetings #GovtMtgProfsMonth

For Tips on How your Chapter can Participate click here:
https://bit.ly/2SwroHM

Address

3337 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
22314

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Society of Government Meeting Professionals posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Society of Government Meeting Professionals:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Alexandria government services

Show All

Comments

Are you starting to think about how you redesign your meeting to go back to face to face meetings? How do you do your job as a industry professional to react to the changes caused by COVID-19 beyond just putting less people at a table or place dots on the floor at registration? Find out from someone who is already doing it - this training session is earning 4.8 out of 5 stars by those that have already attended. Click below to find out more https://lilogisticsreg.voicehive.com/ Past attendees say - "It was excellent, It was very thorough and most definitely worth the time It was nice to hear your real life examples and the pictures you shared from those events " "Really like how it showed real world uses not clip art like other courses" " I think that it was really valuable, I feel better prepared to get back to meeting in 2021"
I want to thank the SGMP National Board and Headquarters staff for organizing the 2020 Virtual NEC. The workshops were outstanding and the awards night was great! As someone who has missed only one NEC since 1988 (2019 because my son got married), it has been an important part of my personal and professional life. Many of us have said the NEC feels like a great big family reunion and I've always had a feeling of sadness when it was over; the letdown after a week of networking and education, and knowing that I wouldn't see my SGMP friends for another year. It surprised me, that I had that same feeling of sadness on Friday morning, when I didn't have a 9:00 am session to attend that morning. I so appreciated the opportunity to see all of my SGMP colleagues and many dear friends on the Zoom check-in, following the workshops, as well as the SGMP Awards night. It really lifted my spirits and promoted the feeling of connection that SGMP has always been famous for. I hope we will continue to hold the virtual check-ins and maybe more workshops until we can meet again in person. Be safe and well SGMP!
I know we can't recreate the fun atmosphere of seeing you at Society of Government Meeting Professionals National Education Conference in St. Louis, but we can try! Put on a St. Louis Zoom Backdrop. #explorestlouis We will uncover St. Louis hidden gems that makes the city special while Showing off our Pets. Dress them up, Show some tricks… We have some amazing prizes to give… Some people are on the whole time. We suggest to stay the whole time, you are definitely in for a treat, we have a very special guest you don’t want to miss. Others can just pop in to say hi. REGISTER HERE: https://bit.ly/2SZMyi2
SGMP 2019 National Education Conference (NEC) attendees ... what questions do you have about F&B? Comment below & I'll answer them Wed 10AM in the Top 10 F&B Questions Answered session. #SGMPignite #SGMPNEC #DriveMomentum #eventprofs
TODAY IS WEBINAR DAY! Get ready to hear Deborah Gardner share some great insights. Gentlemen, join in too. She may be talking about you! Hurry and sign up now: https://forms.gle/WMax9cFL5bSn6Bfg6
BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY - Leading Keynote Speakers The world of cryptocurrency and blockchain has gotten very exciting over the last year. New millionaires are being made daily from cryptocurrency and blockchain related investments! Cryptocurrency is just one area of the broader category of blockchain. Since blockchain and cryptocurrency are difficult for most industry novices to understand, what better way to get information than from the top people in the industry at Speakers.com! SUSANNE CHISHTI Susanne Chishti Bestselling Author and Financial Technology (FinTech) & Blockchain Expert http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Susanne-Chishti-speaker-biography HERNANDO DE SOTO Hernando de Soto Award-Winning Global Economist, Property Rights Champion & Bestselling Author of The Mystery of Capital http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Hernando-de-Soto-speaker-biography JOE FLOWER Joe Flower Healthcare and Technology Futurist http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Joe-Flower-speaker-biography JULIAN HOSP Julian Hosp Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer at TenX, Bestselling Author, and Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Expert http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Julian-Hosp-speaker-biography NICK JANKEL Nick Jankel Transformative Leadership Expert and Futurist http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Nick-Jankel-speaker-biography ARTHUR LEVITT Arthur Levitt Longest-Serving Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Renowned Economist http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Arthur-Levitt-speaker-biography HAMISH MCRAE Hamish McRae Associate Editor of The Independent, Renowned Economist, and Futurist http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Hamish-McRae-speaker-biography ERIK QUALMAN Erik Qualman Top Digital Transformation and Motivational Speaker, Bestselling Author & Futurist http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Erik-Qualman-speaker-biography JASON SCHENKER Jason Schenker President and Chief Economist of Prestige Economics; Chairman, The Futurist Institute; Executive Director, Texas Blockchain Association http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Jason-Schenker-speaker-biography PATRICK SCHWERDTFEGER Patrick Schwerdtfeger Futurist and Leading Authority on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Social Media http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Patrick-Schwerdtfeger-speaker-biography MARK VAN RIJMENAM Mark Van Rijmenam Datafloq Founder and Expert on AI, Blockchain and Big Data http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Mark-Van-Rijmenam-speaker-biography RANDI ZUCKERBERG Randi Zuckerberg Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media, and Facebook’s Former Director of Market Development http://www.speakers.com/Speaker/Randi-Zuckerberg-speaker-biography http://www.speakers.com/ http://www.speakers.com/contact_us.aspx
Enter the RAFFLE hosted by the SGMP North Texas Chapter - Ride with a professional driver 4 times around the track at Texas Motor Speedway!!! Raffle Tickets Only $7 ea. or 4 tickets for $25. Drawing will be held August 31st! All proceeds benefit the SGMP North Texas Chapter. Purchase raffle tickets here:
Great discussion at the Joint Leadership Session at NEC 2018.
Visited Mutts with a Mission booth at the patriots day festival in Virginia Beach. They will ate our national Charity for the 2018 national education conference in Norfolk Virginia. Be sure to donate!
SGMP Rocky Mountain Chapter presents part 2 of their 3-part mini series: Table-top Exercise: Your Duty of Care-Building Your Emergency Plan presented by chapter president, Lynette I. Schick, CMP and chapter member; Tammy Ottmer. March 27, 2018, Doubletree by Hilton Denver, 4040 Quebec Street
Great organization!
CVB Breakout Panel. #SGMPNEC