GOSGMP is a proud chapter member of SGMP.  To learn more about SGMP, visit www.sgmp.org


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The Greater Oregon chapter of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals (GOSGMP) was chartered in 1989. Oregon is one of 32 chapters of SGMP, joined together in the mission of providing quality meeting planning education, training, and networking opportunities for meeting planners and suppliers. We are a non-profit professional organization comprised of professionals involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners. chapter history.

About SGMP

SGMP is a national association for individuals involved in planning government meetings and for the companies who provide facilities or services to those planners. Our membership includes employees of federal, state and local governments, as well as contract meeting planners, who manage government meetings on a full- or part-time basis.

SGMP is the only national organization in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to government meetings. All of our members pledge to uphold our code of ethics. SGMP is one of 31 organizations represented in the Conventions Industry Council (CIC) that promotes professionalism within the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.

The Society is governed by a national board of directors who are elected every two years by their member peers and is managed by a headquarters staff in the greater Washington, DC, area. SGMP hosts a National Education Conference (NEC) every summer. Our chapters elect their own local leaders and hold monthly meetings in their respective areas.

Our Mission

We are dedicated to improving the knowledge, expertise, and cost effectiveness for individuals planning and managing government meetings through education, communications, and industry relationships.


There are approximately 100 members from around the state in our membership. Our members include government planners representing federal, state, county, local agencies, and associations; contract planners; hoteliers; and other suppliers of government meetings, conferences, and conventions. Click HERE for additional membership details.


As the only professional meetings industry association specializing in government meeting and conference planning in Oregon, GOSGMP offers its members opportunities for professional development through:

  • Monthly educational programs focused on topics relating to meeting planning

  • GOSGMP Annual Education Conference

  • National Education Conference (NEC)

  • Professional certification training (CGMP designation)

  • Resources for industry information & complimentary subscription to:

    • SGMP's Government Connections magazine

    • GOSGMP's quarterly newsletter

  • Networking opportunities with other government meeting professionals from across the nation

  • Access to local and national organization Membership Directory

  • Educational Scholarships

In addition to our chapter value-added benefits, here are some additional benefits members will enjoy through the national organization:

Member Benefits

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