2017 NEC Central Florida Chapter Scholarship Application Available Now

Deadline:  March 20, 2017 at 5PM

Applications are being accepted for the SGMP Central Florida Chapter Scholarship for the 2017 National Education Conference (NEC) and Trade Expo.  This is the biggest annual education event in the government meeting industry, where Government professionals from across the country come together to attend this exciting education, resources, and networking conference. 

Will you be the Government Planner or Supplier to receive the SGMPCentral Florida Chapter scholarships?  Are you a dedicated member?  A leader in the SGMP community?   As an SGMP--CFC member who wants to make a difference by being involved with the chapter?  A member who wants to learn more about being a government professional by attending the conference held in Ft. Lauderdale on June 6-8, 2017?  This is your chance to be a part of this event.  Chapter scholarships are based on your support of the chapter for 2016.

SGMP-CFC is committed to your professional development in the meeting industry.  Each year we offer scholarship funds to our eligible members.  NEC is an excellent opportunity to gain educational benefits, network with industry peers and provide invaluable professional growth. SGMP NEC is committed to providing educational sessions that are meaningful and applicable to all members, whether you are novice or an expert in our industry.  Attendees may earn  up to 13 credit hours of valuable educational benefits and support your chapter in the process.

Below is a link to the scholarship application.  Applications are due March 20, 2017 by 5:00 PM.  Please email them directly to Candy Kaswinkel, Scholarship Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Recipients will be announced by 5PM on April 3, 2017.

For more information on the SGMP National Education Conference, visit






2016 Planner of the Year and Supplier of the Year Announced

awards16The awards for Planner of the Year and Supplier of the Year were announced at the 2016 Central Florida Chapter Holiday Social held at the Sweetwater Branch Inn on Thursday, December 8, 2016. Sponsor for the evening was Tina Berrien, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater.


Kelly Aleman, Visit Gainesville, was voted the 2016 Supplier of the Year (left, in photo) and Erica Chatman, Thomas Center, was voted 2016 Planner of the Year (right, in photo).


Congratulations to both!