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EDITOR'S LETTER Published for Society of Government Meeting Professionals 908 King Street, Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314 703-549-0892 Fax: 703-549-0708 Published by Participation in Minneapolis in 2015 As Rob Coffman has already indicated (see the President's letter to the left), we are giving you a sneak peek at our still-ongoing 2014 NEC & Expo survey results. We returned to the West Coast this year for the first time since our 2005 annual conference. Next year, we will again look to the Midwest to hold the NEC-and, for the first time ever, in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. But first, here is some more feedback we have received thus far regarding the 2014 NEC: We asked all attendees about their experience with host city, Portland, Oregon- 63 percent (huge number) of all attendees had never been to Portland. 65 percent (wow!) of all attendees said their impression of Portland was "excellent." We asked all attendees about their overall NEC experience- 90 percent (!!!) of all attendees said their overall NEC experience was excellent or good. We asked all attendees if they planned to attend and recommend the 2015 NEC- 75 percent strongly agreed or agreed. Have you ever been to Minneapolis - the City by Nature? Will you participate at SGMP's 33rd annual NEC & Expo in 2015? We are eager for feedback from all of our members over the next 12 months on those two key questions. Thank you for your membership. Naylor, LLC 5950 NW First Place Gainesville, FL 32607 800-369-6220 Fax: 352-331-3525 EXECUTIVE EDITOR Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP MANAGING EDITOR Kimberly Kowal PUBLISHER Tracy Tompkins MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Sain SALES MANAGER James Ream MARKETING Kaydee Currie ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Bryan Zeig ADVERTISING SALES Cherie Dubay, Janet Frank, Rick McPhee, Jessica Semonin, Jamie Williams LAYOUT AND DESIGN Surendra Gupta For advertising rates, information and media kits, please contact Bryan Zeig at 800-369-6220 ext. 3458 or Rob Bergeron, CAE, CGMP Executive Director & CEO ©Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. Mention of any product does not constitute endorsement by SGMP. SGMP assumes no responsibility for return of unsolicited manuscripts, photos, art or cartoons and reserves the right to reject any advertising or editorial materials. Unsolicited materials should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. PUBLISHED JUNE 2014/SGM-Q0214/4106 7

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