I thought the Education Day was great!  I especially enjoyed the shorter presentations packed with plenty of information.  All with different subjects kept it interesting throughout the whole day.  Plenty of networking time which for us hoteliers is what it is all about.  The food for breakfast and lunch was terrific! You and all the people that helped you did a fantastic job – congrats to all!

Sandy Noreen

Senior Sales Manager

Embassy Suites Hotel Orlando North


Thanks for putting on a fantastic educational program for SGMP. Our entire crew of conference coordinators attended, and we unanimously agree the program content was very educational, the meeting was well organized and attendees were kept engaged from beginning to end. We learned a ton of “new stuff”. Thanks for doing a great job!

Ms. Beth Miller-Tipton, CMP, CGMP, Director 

University of Florida | IFAS

Office of Conferences & Institutes (OCI)

Gainesville, FL


SGMP Education Day 2014 was really one of the best I have attended.  There were several short presentations; all interesting and helpful for career and personal life.  The format created an upbeat feeling for the day full of learning and networking among my peers.  An added feature of "complimentary Post-it notes" where fellow SGMP members wrote complimentary notes to each other and stuck them on a board for that person to retrieve and read was especially exciting and fun for everyone to receive positive comments. The 'Fashion Show' offered interesting information about hotels and CVBs as the representative walked the runway to fun music.  I look forward to next year's SGMP Education Day! 

Nancy Fischer, CMP


What a great SGMP Education Day!  It’s been 5 years since Visit Central Florida has attended any SGMP event (due to budget cuts) and I was blown away!  The schedule was smooth and on time and the education sessions were great!  It was great to have Rob Coffman, SGMP President, speak on 2 very informative topics.  The day was a great mixture of Learning, Laughter and Leadership…just flew by!  I’m looking forward to next year and hope to be a more active member of SGMP in 2014.

Carol DeHaven

Tourism Sales, Visit Central Florida 


Thanks so much for all of your work to make Central Florida SGMP Education Day a success.   I loved having the wide range topics presented. The speakers were both enjoyable and informative and the day’s format kept me attentive and engaged.  No boring talking head there!  Thanks for an awesome Education Day. 

Candy Kaswinkle, Meeting Planner


I coordinate a first-year leadership experience for veterinary students.  I always present something with reduce/reuse concept.  I plan to purchase each person a small lunch bag which I anticipate they will resuse during the next four years of vet school.  Plus I plan to show the shake/fold video.  Thank you for this program, I always come away with something new.

Dot Mccolskey, Meeting Planner



Central Florida SGMP Chapter does a great job of bringing together the leading decision makers to discuss the pertinent topics shaping the meeting planning industry. Central Florida Education Day found the right balance of content sessions and networking. I always learn quite a bit when I attend Education Day Events. 

Rhonda Rogers-Bardsley, CGMP


I rarely get to attend a meeting where I’m not in charge, so being at SGMP Education Day last week (and watching you work ) was a real treat. You always do a good job!  While I enjoyed every aspect of the meeting, the format with shorter sessions and frequent breaks was a welcome change. There was a good mix of planners and suppliers with plenty of time to visit and network with all. We were also well fed. Good job!

Sharon P. Gray, CMP

A Plan to Meet, Inc.


I enjoyed the sustainable practices that Jackie used for SGMP Education Day. Having the morning break in our lunch box give-away was great. Especially, the healthy choice, Veronica’s Health Crunch. The presentation on nutrition and exercise was timely. It’s always good to bring in the health aspect to a conference to emphasize our need to take care of ourselves.

Carol Hinton, CGMP


Jackie Cassarly provided the essential framework and expertise to make the Society of Government Meeting Professional Central Florida Chapter’s Education Day a success.  The agenda was timely, and the topics presented were advanced for those well versed in the event industry.  Thank you for all your assistance.  

Colleen Flage, MS, CMP  

President of SGMP Central Florida Chapter