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2015 Best in Show winners named by PCMA Convene

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. This includes 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, editor in chief, PCMA Convene. “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

  • 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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