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.
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.
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!
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
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.