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August 06 2015

Award-Winning PCMA Convene Magazine’s Fourth Annual ‘Best in Show’ Program Honors Great Meeting Venues, Tech Tools, F&B, and More

By PCMA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact: Carolyn Clark

Direct: 312.423.7271, cclark@pcma.org

Award-Winning PCMA Convene Magazine’s Fourth Annual ‘Best in Show’ Program Honors Great Meeting Venues, Tech Tools, F&B, and More

CHICAGO, Illinois, August 6, 2015 — PCMA Convene magazine has announced the winners of its fourth annual Best in Show competition, which honors achievements and innovations in the meetings industry in 10 different categories, including technology, F&B, venues, room sets, and CSR. Nominated by Convene readers and vetted by its editors, the winners are featured in the magazine’s August 2015 issue, available in print as well as online at Convene’s new website, pcmaconvene.org.

“Our overarching mission as PCMA’s magazine is really to cover the most interesting things going on at and around meetings and conventions, and this is a fun way for us to do that,” said Michelle Russell, Convene’s editor in chief. “We have a particularly diverse and inspiring group of honorees this year that showcase the full breadth of the industry.”

Here are this year’s Best in Show winners, listed in no particular order:

BEST TECHNOLOGY TOOLS

Attendee Interactive

CadmiumCD

SocialTables

Microsoft Excel

Doodle

BEST SOCIAL MEDIA

Hitachi Healthcare at RSNA (Radiological Society of North America) 2014

ChirpE Photo Booth at NSBA (National School Boards Association) 2015

2015 Grammy Awards

Academic Surgical Congress 2015

SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) 2015 Hashtag Hub

BEST MEETING APPS

ACC.15 (American College of Cardiology) eMeeting App

SOT (Society of Toxicology) 2015

NRA (National Restaurant Association) Show 2015

CleanMed 2015

Lifesavers 2015

BEST CSR INITIATIVES

ACS (American Chemical Society) Greener Meeting Challenge 2014

Specialty Food Foundation

Hyatt’s Meet and Be Green

Anonymous School-Improvement Project

SOME (So Others Might Eat) at The Embassy Row Hotel

BEST ROOM SETS

Condessa Commons (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)

CharityWorks 2014 Dream Ball

2014 Marriott International Association Masters

Atlantis, The Palm

B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista

BEST FOOD & BEVERAGE

Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

Langham Place, New York, Fifth Avenue

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Vancouver Convention Centre

BEST HIGH-TECH VENUES

Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Austin Convention Center

Levi’s Stadium (Santa Clara, California)

Venue One (Chicago)

FexEx Institute of Technology (Memphis)

BEST OFF-SITE VENUES

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (San Diego)

Tamber Bey Vineyards (Calistoga, California)

The Pinery at the Hill (Colorado Springs)

Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Speakeasy (Austin, Texas)

BEST PLACES FOR SMALL MEETINGS

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (Honolulu)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Renaissance São Paulo Hotel

Graylyn International Conference Center (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Cork Factory Hotel (Lancaster, Pennsylvania)

BEST DESTINATION VIDEOS

“RNC: We’re Just Getting Started,” Destination Cleveland

“Tacos & Coffee,” Visit Savannah

“Cuckoo Clock,” Travel Portland

“Meet in Fort Worth,” Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau

“MiniAbe’s Ultimate Illinois Holiday,” Illinois Office of Tourism

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