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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.


Important to know

August Education Meeting

    • As we continue to navigate COVID-19, we will not be meeting in person this month. Instead we will offer our education topic via Zoom.
    • Susan Shaffette, CGMP and LeAnna Toups-Bennett, CGMP will be sharing their experiences on converting in-person events to digital.
    • A $15 registration fee applies to all attendees.
    • Register today! 

    NEC 2020 Awards

    • SGMP Louisiana congratulates all chapters on their awards at this year's ceremony.
    • Congratulations to Kathleen Ryan for being awarded Planner of the Year.
    • Congratulations to Chris McLaughlin of being awarded Supplier of the Year.
    • A very big kudos to our own chapter for winning 1st place for Programming of the Year! We share the award with the Michigan chapter. 

    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!

    Hosting a Chapter Luncheon

    • We are in the beginning stages of planning our summer and fall programs. We are now booking speakers. Send us your topics and suggested speakers. We'd love to hear from you!
    • If you are a Baton Rouge Metro area property we'd love to talk to you about the possibility of hosting our Annual Education Conference in December. Shoot us an email!

    recent awards

    We are proud to have brought back two honors from the National Education Conference (NEC) 2020. 

    Membership Retention Best Practice Award 2020

    Letter from the President

    Hello SGMP Louisiana members and friends!

    I hope you are finding the time to disconnect and enjoy some of what Louisiana has to offer during the [hot] summer months. Let’s face it, the past few months have been nothing but challenging. As much as we are concerned for and taking care of those around us, we must also remember to practice self-care. I recently took a short trip with my husband and parents to Dauphin Island. It was just what I needed to recharge my batteries and reobtain my focus.

    Our Board is diligently working to ensure we are staying connected with our membership and have a pulse on our chapter needs... [Read More]

    Contact US

    SGMP Louisiana

    P.O. Box 84285

    Baton Rouge, LA 70884

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