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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

July 11, 2024

The next Chapter Education and Networking meeting will be held July 11, 2024 @ the Pontchartrain Center located at 4545 Williams Boulevard in Kenner, La. SGMP La Member  Carolyn Barrett  with Visit Kenner will be our host! There is not a fee for parking at this property.  Join us at 11:30 am for lunch and networking followed by the educational program at noon about Respect, Courtesy, and Civility - Principles of DEIB presented by SGMP Chapter President Sharon Delvisco, CGMP, DSW, LMSW Register!  


State of the Chapter Report June 2024

The SGMP La Chapter State of the Chapter Report for June 2024 is available for review. This document includes the Chapter Board Leadership Transition Plan.  As of July 10,  2024 there are 43 members of the Chapter.  Read Report

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

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 until June 30, 2025. This position 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.

Please join us in thanking Christine Sory, Director of Sales with Sonesta ES Suites New Orleans Convention Center for volunteering to serve in the role of Secretary.  She will record minutes for Board meetings, 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.

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.

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Recent Awards for  SGMP La Chapter

The Louisiana SGMP Chapter was recognized for Chapter Operations at the NEC held in Omaha, NE in May 2024.

The La Chapter was recognized for  outstanding Chapter Programming at NEC 2024.

The La Chapter was recognized for  Social Media at NEC 2024.

The La Chapter was recognized for Highest Percentage of Attendance at NEC 2024.

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SGMP Louisiana

P.O. Box 84285

Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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