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Do you plan or implement meetings, conferences or events that are funded with government dollars?  We invite you to join the premier organization for government focused meetings and events. Build your credibility, skills and network!

Our mission is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of government meeting professionals. Our objectives are to improve the quality of, and improve the cost-effectiveness of, government meetings. SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. SGMP delivers our membership value of education, resources, and networking to our nearly 2,000 members through 19 chapters nationwide.

News from the Bayou State

Education,  Networking, & Lunch Meeting

April 11, 2024

The next Chapter Education and Networking meeting will be held April 11, 2024 @ the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center at 201 Lafayette St in Baton Rouge. SGMP La Member Jenny Rozas will be our host! There is a fee for parking at this property.  Join us at 11:30 am for lunch and networking followed by the educational program The Basics of AV Setup at Noon.  Register!  

Register Now! 2024 National Education Conference

There will be goat yoga and a disco party this year at  SGMP National Education Conference (NEC) for 2024 being held May 7 - 9 in Omaha at Hilton Omaha and CHI Health Center!  Registration is open use this link to register. The SGMP  NEC is an annual event featuring over 20 hours of professional development sessions, exciting keynote speakers, an industry tradeshow, networking opportunities, a fundraising silent auction, and more!  Join SGMP members from across the US for this unique opportunity to earn continuing education hours, network with your peers and colleagues, and stay on the cutting edge of the government meetings industry. Breakout and Keynote speakers have been announced and are listed on the conference webpage. Check out all the fabulous sessions in store! More information can be found here about hotel accommodations, venue, schedule, travel and more!

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Call for Chapter Board Members!

As we continue to uphold the mission and values of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) within our Louisiana chapter, we are seeking dedicated individuals to step into key leadership roles on our board. Your expertise, passion, and commitment are essential in driving the success of our chapter and advancing our collective goals.

We are currently looking for volunteers to serve in the roles of Second Vice President and Secretary until June 30, 2025. These positions play integral parts in the strategic planning, decision-making, and operational functions of our chapter. By taking on these responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to shape the direction of our chapter, foster professional development opportunities for our members, and build networking opportunities for the  growth of our members.

Role of Second Vice President - The Second Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President and First Vice President. The Second VP shall chair the Community Involvement Campaign Committee and will be a supplier member.

Role of Secretary - The Secretary shall e-mail draft minutes to the Board President prior to next Board meeting and by the 9th of the following month, present host properties with a thank you token at monthly Chapter meetings, and be a supplier member.

To express your interest or nominate a fellow member, please contact Chapter President Sharon Delvisco at sharon@teamdyn.com  by April 11th. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our leadership team and contribute to the continued success of the SGMP LA Chapter.

Thank you for your ongoing support and dedication to our organization. Together, we can achieve great things for our industry and community.

Education on Demand

  • Did you know SGMP National and the Gilmer Institute of Learning offer exclusive webinars, at no charge, to SGMP members as a membership benefit?
  • These high-quality industry education opportunities are eligible for pre-approved Contact Hour credits toward CGMP recertification.
  • Many of these webinars are available on demand for viewing at your leisure. Check them out here

State of the Chapter Report December 2023

The SGMP La Chapter State of the Chapter Report for December 2023 is available for review. This document includes the Chapter Board Leadership Transition Plan.  As of November 14,  2023 there are 41 members of the Chapter with 25 planners and 16 suppliers.  Read Report

Spread the Love 2024

More than 13 million children face hunger and according to the USDA, one in every five children is unsure where they will get their next meal. Join us in spreading joy and nourishment this spring! ‚ú®The SGMP LA Chapter Spring Community Involvement Campaign of collecting donations of peanut butter to support local families in need has concluded. These simple ingredients can make a world of difference, providing nutritious meals and a taste of comfort during challenging times. All peanut butter collected was donated to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church Food Pantry in Slidell, La. Together, we can make a difference in our community! #SGMPLA #CommunityFirst #SpreadTheLove

Recent Awards for  SGMP La Chapter

The Louisiana Chapter was recognized for Chapter Operations Merit at NEC held in Bloomington, MN in June 2023.

The Louisiana Chapter was recognized for  outstanding Chapter Programming at NEC 2023.

Contact US

SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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