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

November 05, 2015 11:30 AM • Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront (1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201)
December 03, 2015 11:30 AM • Willamette Heritage Center Dye House (1313 Mill St, SE Salem, OR 97301) and Lunch Sponsor Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa


2015-16 Meeting Locations

Here is a list of locations for our 2015-2016 GOSGMP Education Meetings. There will be a printable calendar available later with topics for each month so you can plan ahead. If there are any questions please contact Jan Johnston, CGMP, First Vice President. Thank you!

November 5, 2015
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
December 3, 2015
Willamette Heritage Center - Salem
Lunch Sponsor: Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa

January 7, 2016
Embassy Suites Portland - Washington Square

January 31-February 2, 2016
GOSGMP Annual Conference
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

March 3, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Portland - Lloyd Center

April 7, 2016
Chemeketa Winema Event Center - Salem

May 5, 2016
Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach

June 2, 2016
Crowne Plaza Lake Oswego

Past locations:

September 3, 2015 
Holiday Inn Portland South - Wilsonville

October 1, 2015 
The Grand Hotel in Salem & Salem Convention Center

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).
      2016 GOSGMP Annual Conference
"Anchor Yourself in Education"
January 31 - February 2, 2016
We are excited to announce the 2016 location for our annual conference will be Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. Watch this page for updates on the dates and conference program.
GOSGMP Member Host Property    
Maria Anderson, Salishan Spa and Golf Resort   

Join us in November

Portland Marriott Waterfront

November 5, 2015  - 11:30 a.m.

Don’t Take the Wind Out of Your Sale – Understanding Planner Supplier Relationships

Presenter:  Brett Sterenson, Hotel Lobbyists, SGMP National Board Treasurer     

Brett will highlight key areas of the planner supplier relationship; how to enhance negotiation techniques, increase ROI, handle delicate issues, and understand the external influences which affect the buying process. Brett will also review the RFP process from both the supplier and planner prospective.

Brett Sterenson brings eighteen years of supplier side experience both from the hotel side and the last 8 years as a small business owner.  His firm has helped to place more than 1,200 groups in all 50 states and 5 foreign countries.  He's also a thirteen year member of SGMP with five years on the NATCAP Board, three years on the GIL, and now in his third year on the National Board.        

Member Host Property 
Kelly Smith, CGMP

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel

1401 SW Natio Parkway, Portland, OR 97201


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

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