Greater Oregon
Society of Government Meeting Professionals

Improving the quality of government meetings

Since 1989, the Greater Oregon Chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (GOSGMP) has been dedicated to improving the knowledge, expertise, and cost effectiveness for individuals responsible for planning and managing government meetings through education, communications, and industry relationships.

GOSGMP is one of 30 chapters of SGMP, joined together in the mission of providing quality meeting planning education, training, and networking opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers. We are a non-profit professional organization comprised of professionals involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.

Upcoming events

February 05, 2015 11:30 AM • Monarch Hotel and Confrerence Center, 12566 SE 93rd Ave., Clackamas, OR
February 22, 2015 • Mt. Bachelor Village Resort, Bend, OR

Latest News

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Nominations are now being accepted for Supplier and Planner of the Year awards

GOSGMP is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Supplier and Planner of the Year Awards. A Supplier and a Planner member will be honored for their contributions to the Chapter’s mission, goals and objectives at the GOSGMP Annual Conference, February 21-24, 2015.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
-Chapter member for at least one year
-Demonstrated a strong commitment to the Chapter
-Involvement on a Chapter committee, or Chapter project (example: chapter fund-raising or community service activity)

Nominations must be received no later than Monday, February 2, 2015.

To nominate a planner or supplier please complete this form and e-mail it to Heidi Thomas, Awards Committee Chair,

Submit your nomination today! 


WHEN: April 28 - April 30, 2015

WHERE: Hilton Minneapolis & Minneapolis Convention Center

Registration is now open!  

SGMP is excited to announce the launch of our 2015 National Education Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, MN. This year's program will offer the latest in education for the Government Meetings Professional, providing hours of continuing education credits. Plus, enjoy two world-class keynote speakers, a marketplace filled with government-targeted suppliers and experienced decision makers, while networking with the best of the best in our industry. Make a plan to join your SGMP colleagues at the year's only conference dedicated specifically to the expertise that you offer your stakeholders. Register to attend or exhibit at SGMP 2015 NEC today!

For more information, visit the NEC webpage. 


Login to the new member portal! 

All SGMP members should login to the new member portal at the new website! It all starts after you login, and it only takes a minute! You can do it by simply entering the primary email address we have on file as your user name and then entering Password1 as your new/temporary password (once you login, create and save a new password). If you are in your renewal cycle, you can print your invoice OR simply pay online (SGMP no longer mails dues invoices).







Ain't no Mountain High Enough!2015 GOSGMP Annual Conference
February 22-24, 2015

GOSGMP Member Host Property
Wendy Puller, Mount Bachelor Village Resort

Join us for our February Meeting

Working with Convention Services Managers
February 5 2015- 11:30 a.m.

Michelle Graham, VP of Services for Travel Portland, and Michael Cavanaugh, Senior Convention Services for the Doubletree by Hilton-Portland, will be joining us for our February meeting. They will be giving us great advice on how to work with convention services managers for a successful event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

GOSGMP Member Host Property 
Tammy Thompson, Monarch Hotel & Conference Center



Greater Oregon Society of Government Meeting Professionals | PO BOX 862 | Salem, OR 97308 | Questions? Email

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