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SGMP Sacramento Chapter Meeting

"Request For Proposal (RFP), Friend or Foe?"

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Delta King Hotel, Old Sacramento

Meeting professionals agree, issuing a well thought out, formal request for proposal, (RFP), is the best way to communicate your organization’s needs and ensure that you get the right bids with the right concessions at the right hotels to review. So, what exactly goes in to this well thought out RFP? Hotels, venues, national representatives, third parties, convention & visitors bureaus, (CVB) all need to know the basics but what else are they looking for and how can you tweak your RFP to obtain the very best bids? Attend the May 5th chapter meeting and you’ll walk away with some important secrets that will help you develop a winning RFP.

A panel of industry professionals, including Ms. Theresa Ferrini, CGMP, Conference Planner for CA Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions; Ms. Nina Lemke, CGMP, Government Account Executive for Marriott International; and Ms. Lauren Siring, CMP, Regional Sales Executive, Monterey County CVB will provide insights to great tips, techniques, and ideas on how to put together a solid RFP to fit the needs of all parties.

Registration begins at: 4:15 p.m. with the meeting scheduled from 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there!

Delta King Hotel
1000 Front Street, Old Sacramento, CA 95814

Important Notes

-- Parking in City lots will be validated by our host. Valet parking and metered street parking also available
-- Core Competency credit available in “Education and Programming“
-- Registration Policy and Fees are in place:

-- Pre- registration* fees are $25 for member suppliers and $35 for non-member suppliers.
-- On-site registration fees will be $35 for member suppliers and $45 for non-member suppliers.

-- Pre-registration* for planner members remains complimentary.
-- On-site registration fees for planner members is $10
-- No-show fee policy being developed

Learn More & Register

As a courtesy to our event planner, please register as soon as possible.
Pre-registration will close on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00 p.m.

2016 NEC

May 17-19 - San Diego
The NEC offers Education, Resources, Networking and special keynote speakers: Stuart Ellis-Meyers, a.k.a. "Twitchy" and Andy Core, Work-Life and Human Performance Expert.

Learn more about the SGMP NEC being held in San Diego, May 17-19, 2016 at


Congratulations to Our Scholarship Recipients

Kelly Bouchard
Shelly Browning
Robin Pollock*
Crystal Spencer
Tasha Wilson
Marie Ziegler*
Bill Amaral**

*partial funding
**special speaker’s award


The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) is a nonprofit professional organization of persons involved in planning government meetings, either on a full or part-time basis, and those individuals who supply services to government planners.
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