Government Connections - Summer 2014 - (Page 12)

F E AT U R E 2014 SGMP National Education CONFERENCE EXPO S GMP's 32nd annual National Education Conference exceeded our members' expectations as our survey showed 90 percent of attendees as describing their 2014 NEC experience as excellent or good. Government meeting professionals from 40 states (plus Washington, D.C.) made this education, resources and networking event a huge success for SGMP, our profession and our industry. All 30 of SGMP's chapters were represented in Portland! A fantastic welcome reception sponsored by our 2014 NEC host, Travel Portland, kicked off the conference with a special welcome from Charlie Hales, the mayor of Portland. Our exceptional and exceptionally well-received opening keynote speaker - Michael Dominguez - provided a thoughtful and inspiring State of the Industry message. Closing keynote speaker - knowledgeable Dr. Jim Hearn - provided insights into the current hospitality industry job market. Our NEC registrants took in their own choices from among 27 different education sessions to earn eight hours of education contact hours. More than 68 percent of attendee surveys have told us that what impressed them most about the 2014 NEC was the education. 12 GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | SUMMER 2014

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2014

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Get Your Green On
2014 SGMP NEC & Expo Highlights
Conference Connection
Plan Green
Technology for the Meeting Traveler on the Go
Supplier Strategy
Technology Trends
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Summer 2014