Code of Ethics
The Golden State Chapter
Because we recognize that government planners and the hospitality industry are companion functions within the meeting planning fields, and
Because sound price cost-effective transactions must be mutually profitable, and
Because cooperation between government meeting planners and suppliers will reduce the cost of meetings with consequent benefits to the hospitality industry and to the national economy as a whole,
We, therefore, subscribe to the following standards of professionalism in the relationship between government meeting planners and suppliers and within the industry as a whole.
Effective March 1, 1993, SGMP established new guidelines for Professional Conduct and Compliance which enable SGMP members and nonmembers alike to issue a complaint concerning an SGMP member's conduct without going to court. This process is designed to promote professional behavior by dealing with complaints "in house" and through arbitration. Anyone wishing to report a violation of the SGMP Code of Ethics should contact a member of the National Board of Directors for additional information.