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Society of Government Meeting
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Alexandria, VA 22320
The Pinnacle of
The certified government Meeting Professional ("cgMP") designation represents
the pinnacle of SgMP's education. it is the highest designation available for professionals
in the government meetings industry.
as we go to press with this issue of gc magazine, our 2016 cgMP congress has
just concluded. This was the second congress event produced by SgMP and the first
since 2012. By all accounts, an exceptional education experience was had by those
our attendees have been raving about the quality of the sessions at the event and
added that the education was also bolstered by the networking and camaraderie of
the congress. in fact, 91.8% said the education and speakers met or exceeded their
expectations and 95.1% said they would attend again and recommend a fellow cgMP
colleague to join them.
here's what one attendee said: "i had a wonderful time with such great educational
opportunities. i will gladly travel all the way to the Dc area again for this! i loved being
able to share with and learn from other SgMP members who have taken the extra step
to further their knowledge and education."
and from another attendee: "Thanks for an awesome conference. This by far was the
best training i've been to in some time. i couldn't have been happier with the speakers,
sessions, networking, participants and hotel and have been bragging to my boss and
others about all i learned."
almost 25% of our members hold the cgMP designation. if you are considering getting
certified, check our homepage at www.sgmp.org for dates and locations of our upcoming
cgMP courses, starting in San Diego in May in conjunction with the 2016 nec.
Thank you for your membership.
rob Bergeron, cae, cgMP
5950 NW First Place
Gainesville, FL 32607
Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP
Ann Koralewski, CGMP, CMP
Cherie Dubay, Janet Frank,
Amy Gray, Dani Mihalic,
Scott Pauquette, Haley Sivils,
Jamie Williams, Bryan Zeig
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2016
What You Need to Know: 2016 NEC Preview
A CGMP Primer
Your Best Investment: Working with a DMO
Optimizing Your Food & Beverage Budget
Meet a Staffer
Government Connections - Spring/Summer 2016