Member Benefits

Our member value is delivered through education, resources and networking. In addition to what the national organization provides, each of our chapters delivers additional exclusive benefits to its members. 


Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality and promote the cost-effectiveness of government meetings. The SGMP membership experience is delivered through education, resources, and networking.

Our chapters play a significant part of the SGMP experience as the face of our Society since chapter affiliation is available to every member at no additional charge. In addition to what the national organization provides, all chapter members receive additional member benefits exclusively through that chapter.



  • The Certified Government Meeting Professional (CGMP) designation – updated! – is available exclusively to SGMP members.
  • Live professional development webinars held throughout the year.
  • More than eight (8) hours of educational sessions for Contact Hour credits at SGMP's National Education Conference.
  • Monthly chapter meetings that feature different topics and speakers, often for Contact Hour credit.
  • Coming in 2024 – a robust Learning Platform with dozens of hours of on-demand professional development sessions – available exclusively to SGMP members.
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  • Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP’s flagship publication.
  • Complimentary subscription to the weekly electronic newsletter, The SGMP Link.
  • The Online Buyers Guide, offering planners a searchable database of supplier partners and suppliers an opportunity for exposure to planners everywhere.
  • Immediate email updates of pertinent and timely industry information.
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  • Electronic membership directory to stay connected 24/7 to other SGMP members.
  • Online communities where you can post questions, interact with colleagues, and stay in touch with trends and topics of interest.
  • Receptions and general sessions at the NEC to connect and reconnect with fellow members.
  • Chapter meetings to build relationships with new and current members.
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We are always working to enhance and expand the member benefits supporting our mission and objectives. Our focus is on education. You will continue to see enhancements to the quality and quantity of the government meetings education we deliver to our members across the country and via the internet.

SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings.