About Us

The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) was founded in 1981 and is the only national organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to individuals who plan and execute government meetings.  We deliver our membership value of education, resources and networking to nearly 1,500 members in 18 chapters and 3 satellite chapters across the country.  Our National Education Conference and Expo is held annually, and we offer Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) certification to planners and suppliers who demonstrate their expertise with the rules and regulations of running high impact, ethical government meetings.

Mission & History

Our mission is to enhance and promote the expertise of government meeting professionals.

Mission & History


SGMP is committed to transparency in all our work. Learn more about our Bylaws, Policies, Code of Ethics, and Financial Position, and read our Member Bill of Rights.


National Board of Directors

The SGMP National Board of Directors is the governing body of SGMP and has supervision, control, and direction of the affairs of the Society.


National Staff

Our National Staff implements the day-to-day affairs of our Society. 


Gilmer Institute of Learning Trustees

Our GIL Trustees enhance the purpose and goals of The Society by providing support to our members and chapters through educational opportunities, certifications, training, resources, scholarships and funding. 


National Committees

SGMP's National Committee support the governance and implementation of our major member benefits, including education, communications, events, and more. 


Honors and Awards

SGMP honors top chapters and members each year at its National Education Conference & Expo. These awards recognize not only contributions to our profession, but also contributions to our professional community.

Honors and Awards