The Society of Government Meeting Professionals will hold its 2018 National Education Conference & Expo in Norfolk, Va.
The June 4-8, 2018, event will be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott and the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. This is the third time Norfolk will host the conference, having also done so in 2002 and 2011.
The Marriott has 60,000 square feet of event space, which includes 26 event rooms and 36 breakout rooms. Its largest event space can hold 2,400 attendees. The Sheraton has 35,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes a 12,685-sq. ft. ballroom.
This year’s NEC was held in April in Minneapolis, at the Hilton Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center. NEC 2016 is in May at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. NEC 2017 is in June at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The event annually draws 500-600 government meeting professionals.
SGMP, the only national organization in the country dedicated exclusively to government meetings, has 2,500 members in nearly 30 chapters, and is based in Alexandria, Va.