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CONNECT TO GOVERNMENT MEETINGS.
...Plug Into Orlando
It has been 10 years since SGMP hosted the largest annual
gathering of government meeting professionals in Orlando.
We are looking forward to making our Society’s return there
a successful and memorable one for you.
By now, many of you have already noticed the streamlined
registration process. All conference attendees—general and
exhibiting—now use the same registration platform. Guest
tickets are seamlessly available at the time of registration; sponsorship commitments are seamlessly available at the time of registration.
The biggest change that every attendee will notice in May is that the Expo moved
from its normal Friday slot and will now take place over two days—Wednesday
and Thursday. The feedback we have received thus far from our members is
Attendees will also notice the return of an additional track of educational
sessions during the conference and of a second general session which will wrap
up the festivities on Friday afternoon. We will offer you the most government
meetings training available at one time all year.
Everything will take place under one roof in Orlando (well, almost everything).
Once you arrive at the Rosen Shingle Creek, you can remain “on campus” for the
duration of the NEC and attend all conference events. This gorgeous property
will serve as host to the welcome reception, all educational and general sessions,
the expo hall and two attendee hospitality night opportunities. Befitting the
Sunshine State and the bright future of SGMP, this year’s opening reception will
be held outdoors.
Take a look at the SGMP homepage and click under the picture of the Rosen
Shingle Creek.From now through your travel in May, that’s where you will always
see the latest and greatest information on our 31st annual education event. See
SPRING 2013 • VOLUME 4, ISSUE 3
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Spring 2013
The Meeting Minute
Plan Green: Why Create a Sustainable Event?
Good to Know: Do You Need Per Diem?
That's Technology: Dispelling the Myths about Strategic Meetings Management
Conference Connection: 2013 NEC & Expo
SGMP's New Headquarters
Working With Your Convention and Visitors Bureau
Starwood Looks Forward to Seeing You
Government Connections - Spring 2013