We are a chapter of  hard working, quality members.  SGMP is one of the best resources for government meeting professionals in the state.  Come, join SGMP Arizona and become one of the 64 local members and one of the 2500+ nationwide members who take advantage of their member benefits that include: training workshops, continuing eduction hours, professional certifications, membership directories, on-line newsletters, Government Connections magazine, industry forums, scholarships, and network of resources.


SGMP offers it's members:

  • Education in basic and advanced areas of meeting planning
  • Information on the latest techniques and services available to insure successful meetings
  • A referral network of planner resources and opportunities to inspect conference facilities
  • Regional chapter education conferences, chapter affiliation, monthly meetings, and newsletters
  • Professional contact with other government planners and suppliers knowledgeable in government contracting
  • A comprehensive membership directory updated each year
  • SGMP's newsletter Government Meeting Professional, published six times a year on this web site
  • Government Connections Magazine, published and mailed to each member quarterly
  • The National Annual Education Conference provides an excellent opportunity for members to share the latest techniques in meeting management

As the only professional meetings industry association specializing in the government market, SGMP offers its members opportunities for professional development through:

  • Encouraging and improving communication, understanding, and cooperation between planners and suppliers through regular meetings, discussions, and conferences;
  • Expanding the knowledge and abilities of planners and suppliers by conducting formal education programs;
  • Aiding planners in locating and evaluating commercial meeting facilities and support services by operating a communications link;
  • Researching, analyzing, and translating regulatory policies and legislative issues which affect governmental meetings;
  • Promoting an understanding in decision-making areas that directly or indirectly impact the scope of operations of the planner;
  • Maintaining liaison activities with other professional meeting planner and supplier groups;
  • Providing guidance and advice to planners on all phases of planning, executing, and evaluating government meeting.

SGMP Arizona Chapter offers local members monthly educational meetings featuring topics such as:

  • Meeting planning skills and techniques
  • Government issues
  • Professional and personal development
  • Negotiating skills
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) certification program
  • Legalities and liabilities

SGMP Arizona Chapter also offers local members the following information and resources:

  • Arizona chapter membership directory
  • Meeting planning guides, books, and videos
  • Annual education fair and tradeshow
  • Extensive networking opportunities with other government meeting planners and suppliers of government meetings
  • Networking and fun


Contact our membership liaison to join today! [email protected]