F E AT U R E
2014 SGMP National Education
GMP's 32nd annual
our survey showed
90 percent of attendees as describing
their 2014 NEC experience as excellent
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.
GOVERNMENT CONNECTIONS | SUMMER 2014
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