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

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
January 07, 2016 11:30 AM • Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square (9000 SW Washington Square Rd, Tigard, OR 97223)

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!

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

November 5, 2015
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

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
Registration is now available!
Download the registration form here.
Registration Fees
$125  SGMP Member Planner
$150  Non-member Planner
$325  SGMP Member Supplier
$400  Non-member Supplier
GOSGMP Member Host Property    
Maria Anderson, Salishan Spa and Golf Resort   

Join us in December

Willamette Heritage Center - Dye House and    lunch sponsor Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa

December 3, 2015  - 11:30 a.m.

Doing Business with the Government Using ORPIN

Presenter:  Kelly Stevens-Malnar, Oregon Cooperative Procurement Program and Statewide Outreach Coordinator    

Description:  Doing Business with Government – the State’s e-procurement system ORPIN is a vital tool for the Supplier Community and the Government Planner.  Suppliers utilize this One-Stop-Shop to engage with multiple State Agencies and Units of Local Government contracting opportunities statewide.  Government Planners will be introduced to functionality that saves time during the development phase of bidding documents and accessing Supplier profiles in ORPIN.  In this session you will learn; how to look up bidding opportunities, strategies for marketing your services, look up historical contracts and solicitation documents, and understand the dollar thresholds of Oregon procurement methods.

Kelly is the Oregon Cooperative Procurement Program and Statewide Outreach Coordinator at the Department of Administrative Services and Procurement Services. She is a frequent presenter of the power of the State’s e-procurement system - ORPIN for both Governmental Entities and the Supplier Community.  Kelly is an expert on cooperative purchasing strategies, and helps government agencies save money and assists small businesses learn how they can do business with the State.

Member Host Property 

Carlene Croxford; Willamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill St. SE, Salem, OR 97301


Member Lunch Sponsor

Donna Quinn, Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa

#10 Basin St., Astoria, OR 97103



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

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