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SGMP’s NEC is the place to be!
• Check out SGMP’s new conference Web site. Launching November 1, it’s SGMP’s ‘one stop shop’ for everything you need to know about the 2011 NEC in Norfolk! • Exhibitor Registration Opens November 1. Be sure to register early for the best locations! • Attendee Registration launches January 26.
LET’S FACE IT, 2010 is almost over. Before you know it there will be pumpkins to carve, Thanksgiving feasts to prepare and holiday gatherings to squeeze into a bursting schedule. Soon the fall will give way to winter, and reminders to reﬂect on the past year’s experiences will surround you. If you were one of the nearly 1,000 attendees of SGMP’s 28th annual National Education Conference (NEC) in Kansas City you are sure to include that in your 2010 memories. SGMP’s NEC always has been and always will be education focused; however, unique to SGMP are the intimate friendships and partnerships that are formed with our membership. Longtime supplier members tout the relationships gained from SGMP national events to their new colleagues and encourage them to become involved with the organization. SGMP itself has been urging members to “Get Connected” and to “Plug Into SGMP” – and the reasons are simple. • Quality education for all levels of experience • Networking events that lead to real contacts and partnerships • The largest collection of up-to date resources in the nation for the government meeting professional.
“If you want to succeed in the government market, the SGMP National Conference is where you need to be. Our sponsorship is directly traceable to booked business and enhanced business relationships. If you want to succeed – Get Involved!”
-Ted Miller, CHME, CHSP, CGTP, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Global Sales
This time of year offers an exceptional opportunity for supplier members of SGMP, as we move into planning the final details of SGMP’s 29th annual NEC in Norfolk, VA, June 8-11, 2011. Sponsorship opportunities are now available. “Wyndham Hotel Group has been a sponsor for SGMP National Education Conference for many years. As an organization, we must have an ROI, and this conference proves over and over to be the roadmap to much of our success, both from our long standing clients, but also because it’s the perfect venue for acquiring new clients. Our partnership with SGMP remains solid and we look forward to supporting the continual educational efforts of this fine organization.”
-Denise C. Benyak, CGMP, Director - Global Sales, Wyndham Hotel Group
You can get involved and sponsor SGMP’s NEC with options to fit almost any budget. Having your name and logo as well as the distinction of being a sponsor gives you the best possible exposure to government meeting planners. If you are interested in becoming involved with sponsoring SGMP’s 29th annual NEC or with other volunteer opportunities to maximize your exposure to planners in Norfolk, contact Mark Harvey, CGMP, DS (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. SGMP remains committed to providing all of our members maximum ROI. Get involved and invest yourself in SGMP. You might be surprised how much it pays off. G
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Fall 2010
Government Connections - Fall 2010
Travel Tips and Trends
Good to Know
Dieting on a Per Diem
The Lean Approach to E-mail Management
Connecting to the Next Generation
Cows, People and Flying
Get to Know Your Future Colleagues
FACE TIME – It Matters
VIPs! Where Do I Seat Them at My Meeting?
The Meeting Minute
Government Connections - Fall 2010