Society of Government Meeting Professionals Mission Statement


PNW Chapter mission is to provide a common forum for meeting planners and suppliers as a means of facilitating improvements in the quality and cost effectiveness of government meetings.


PNW Chapter objective is to enhance the expertise of government meeting professionals. 


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Upcoming events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • L&I Office - 12806 Gateway Dr. Tukwila, WA 98168

    "Navigating the State’s procurement (contracting) processes"

    This program will offer some insight on navigating your way through the State’s contracting processes. We will specifically focus on the processes that apply to the hotel/convention sector with the goal of improving your odds at obtaining contracts with State agencies. This program will include the following:

    1. Making connections: The use of the State’s bidder registration system (WEBS) and marketing your services
    2. Bidding opportunities, requirements and expectations: Dos and don’ts to responding to agency bid requests
    3. Providing guidance to your (potential) customer: Agency staff may or may not be familiar with all of the options available to them when procuring services, familiarizing yourself with the various processes can help move things forward.

    A portion of this program will be set aside for questions and answers so that issues related to your specific situations can be addressed.

    Please note:  This program is eligible for 1 contact hour in Financial and Contract Management.

     **ZOOM/ SKYPE will be available for this workshop for our Eastern Washington an Boise members. 


    Our Community Service Partnership

    The Healing Center

    The Healing Center is a grief support community for adults, children, and families.  Their community offers a unique long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks.  It’s a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping people to navigate through it and heal.  It serves adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

    March donation request:  SCHOOL SUPPLIES.  (bring them to the meeting and we will take them to the Center)

    INCENTIVE:  For your donation you will receive a FREE door prize ticket.

    • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • St. Louis, MO

    The Society of Government Meeting Professionals’ renowned conference, National Education Conference, is the largest annual event in the Government Meetings Industry. Hundreds of government professionals from across the United States join together for non-stop education, resources, and networking.

    2020 National Education Conference

    Start Date: 5/19/2020 8:00 AM EDT
    End Date: 5/21/2020 5:00 PM EDT

    Venue Name: Marriott St. Louis Grand


    800 Washington Ave.
    St. Louis
    St. Louis, MO  United States  63101

    Event Website:

    Organization Name: SGMP


    Lauren Lariviere
    Phone: 781-674-7272

    Learn more today!

Past events

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Washington State Ethics"
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 PNW SGMP Chapter "Current Challenges for Planners"
Thursday, December 12, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter - Today’s Newest Trends in Event Technology and Holiday Luncheon and Silent Auction
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter "Event Safety Solutions"
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter 1/2 Day Workshop - The Three Ps. Be Prepared. Be Productive. Be Prudent
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Navigating Public Transportation in the Greater Puget Sound"
Monday, July 15, 2019 PNW SGMP Board Retreat
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 SGMP Annual National Education Conference
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Jeopardy! A Year in Review"
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Time Management and Timelines...Begining with the End in Mind".
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Revenue Management and MORE!".
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Essentials of Leading".
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Demystifying the GSA Per Diem Schedule".
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Current Challenges for Meeting Planners".
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Annual Holiday Silent Auction Fundraiser".
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "ADA Program".
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Understanding the Inner Workings of a Conference Center".
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Meeting "Contracting"
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 PNW SGMP Chapter Social Event

The PNW SGMP Chapter is affiliated with the national Society of Government Meeting Professionals.  We are a group of meeting professionals and hospitality professionals that get together to improve the quality of government meetings.


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