Membership

SGMP membership offers so many wonderful benefits! Here is a list of some of those benefits our members receive:

Benefits of Membership

  • Monthly chapter educational meetings for professional development Contact Hours
  • Award winning newsletter
  • Certification training course - CGMP
  • Networking opportunities with other government planners and suppliers
  • Membership Directory
  • “Members Only” section of the web site
  • Opportunities to inspect conference facilities at monthly meetings
  • Government Connections Magazine
  • A National Education Conference and Expo Hall
  • National Educational Scholarships
  • Community Outreach Programs
  • Advertising opportunities

Member Benefits for Planners

Education for Planners

  • The "CGMP" designation — the highest available specifically for government meeting professionals — is available exclusively to SGMP members
  • A growing list of national education courses, including "Protocol and the Government Meeting Professional"
  • The National Education Conference (NEC) offers ~8 hours of educational sessions for Contact Hour credits
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings feature a different topic and speaker every month, often for Contact Hour credit

Resources for Planners

  • Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP's flagship publication
  • Member rates to webinars/webcasts series hosted by KRM Information Services, Inc.
  • Complimentary subscription to our weekly electronic newsletter: The SGMP Link.
  • SGMP website features relevant and timely information in a user-friendly format
  • The Online Suppliers Guide offers a searchable database of supplier partners
  • Immediate email updates of pertinent and timely industry information
  • The NEC exhibit hall brings countless resources for you and your planning career to one place
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter websites provide additional and unique resources for chapter members
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings offer monthly tours of different conference facilities in your area
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter newsletters put valuable information right onto your desktop


Networking for Planners

  • Electronic membership directory on SGMP website keeps you connected 24/7 to your peers
  • SGMP's Facebook page keeps you in the loop every day with SGMP and all of our Facebook fans
  • The NEC includes several general sessions and receptions to reconnect and connect anew with fellow members
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings include fantastic opportunities to build relationships with planners and suppliers alike

Member Benefits for Suppliers

Education for Suppliers

  • The "CGMP" designation — the highest available specifically for government meeting professionals — is available exclusively to SGMP members
  • A growing list of national education courses, including the popular "Supplier Strategies" (formerly Boot Camp)
  • The National Education Conference (NEC) offers ~8 hours of educational sessions for Contact Hour credits
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings feature a different topic and speaker every month, often for Contact Hour credit

Resources for Suppliers

  • Complimentary subscription to Government Connections magazine, SGMP’s flagship publication
  • Member rates to webinars/webcasts series hosted by KRM Information Services, Inc.
  • Complimentary subscription to our weekly electronic newsletter: The SGMP Link.
  • SGMP website features relevant and timely information in a user-friendly format
  • The Online Suppliers Guide offers you an opportunity for exposure to planners everywhere
  • Immediate email updates of pertinent and timely industry information
  • The NEC exhibit hall brings hundreds of planners right to your doorstep
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter websites provide additional and unique resources for chapter members
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings offer you an opportunity to show planners your conference facility or service
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter newsletters put valuable information right onto your desktop

Networking for Suppliers

  • Electronic membership directory on SGMP website keeps you connected 24/7 to your peers
  • SGMP's Facebook page keeps you in the loop every day with SGMP and all of our Facebook fans
  • The NEC includes several general sessions and receptions to reconnect and connect anew with fellow members
  • Chapter Benefit: Chapter meetings include fantastic opportunities to build relationships with meeting planners

 


Join Us At Our Next Meeting!

The Old Dominion Chapter holds educational meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.  Meeting times commence at 3:00 pm (with registration beginning at 2:30pm).  Meetings are held at various member hotels and properties in the Commonwealth with a majority held in the Richmond area.  Members may register for the monthly meetings on the chapter website.  Monthly online meeting registration fees for members are:

  • Government Planner: Free
  • Contract Planner: Free
  • Supplier: $25.00 in advance ($30.00 at the door)
  • Associate Supplier: $20.00 in advance

Registration will cut off 48 hours prior to the meeting. Suppliers will pay $30.00 as a walk in if not registered prior to this time.

Non-member planners may attend the first two meetings free of charge. Non-member suppliers may attend first two meetings with a fee of $30.00. On the third and final visit, ALL non-members are asked to join the chapter.