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August 04 2014

PCMA Convene Magazine Publishes Third Annual Best-Of List

By PCMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Daniel Metz
Direct: 312.423.7272, E-mail: dmetz@pcma.org  

PCMA’s Award-Winning Magazine’s ‘Best in Show’ Issue Showcases Outstanding Examples of CSR, Technology, F&B, Social Media, and Six Other Categories in the Meetings Industry

CHICAGO, Illinois, August 4, 2014 — PCMA Convene magazine has published its third-annual August issue showcasing the best meetings industry venues, destinations, and service providers in 10 categories, as determined by Convene’s readers and editors.

The “Best in Show” awards program invited Convene readers to nominate their favorite CSR initiatives, technology tools, F&B programs, examples of social-media use, off-site venues, destination videos, meeting apps, high-tech properties, places for small meetings, and room sets. Convene editors reviewed the nominations and picked five outstanding honorees for each category.

“With our Best in Show issue, we get to shine the spotlight on specific examples that demonstrate why this is such an innovative industry,” said Michelle Russell, 
Convene’s editor in chief. “This year, we changed up two of the categories and asked meeting professionals to submit their top picks for meeting apps and room sets. Our selections across 10 categories indicate the variety and caliber of elements that go into an outstanding event.”

Here is the list of honorees in each category, listed in no particular order:

BEST CSR INITIATIVES
Virginia Beach CVB’s June 2013 fam trip
KaBOOM!
Odyssey Teams Helping Hands
European Breast Cancer Conference Public Day
Clean the World

BEST DESTINATION VIDEOS
“Colourful Characters, Colourful Experiences,” Destination St. John’s
“Meet Sunny in Fort Lauderdale”
“Inspired Meetings in Monterey”
“Remember to Breathe,” Travel Alberta
“Happiness Is Calling,” San Diego

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA USE
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) 2013
Cisco Live 2014
Staffing Industry Analysts 2014 Executive Forum
Jive Software User Conference 2013
NYC & Company

BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE
Scotiabank Convention Centre
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
FireKeepers Casino Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
Waldorf Astoria Orlando

BEST HIGH-TECH P ROPERTIES
Palais des congrés des Montréal
Cleveland Convention Center
Grand Hyatt San Francisco
San Jose Convention Center
Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

BEST MEETING APPS
ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) Scientific Assembly 2013
ACS (American Chemical Society) 247th National Meeting
HelmsBriscoe Annual Business Conference
The Nature Conservancy
SignUp4/Cumbre Sanofi

BEST TECHNOLOGY TOOLS
Cvent event-management software
Basecamp project-management platform
Evernote notetaking and archiving software
onPeak Compass reservation system
Wufoo online form-builder

BEST OFF-SITE VENUES
Chihuly Garden and Glass, Seattle
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, London, and Las Vegas
Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, Washington, D.C.
Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh, Scotland
Boathouse District, Oklahoma City

BEST PLACES FOR SMALL MEETINGS
Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort
Catalyst Ranch, Chicago
Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Willows Lodge, Woodinville, Washington
Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport, Brier Creek, Raleigh, N.C.

BEST ROOM SET
CoreNet Global Summit 2013
Carnival, Quebec City
VMware Global Leadership Conference
2014 HSMAI Leadership Conference
American Society of Hematology 2013 General Session

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