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April 25 2012

CONVENE'S FIRST "BEST OF THE INDUSTRY" AWARDS TO BE FEATURED IN INAUGURAL AUGUST ISSUE

PCMA

Deadline for nominations extended to May 1

CHICAGO, Illinois, April 26, 2012 - For the first time ever, Convene -- the award-winning magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) -- will share its picks for the "Best of the Industry," and everyone in the meetings industry can get involved by submitting their favorite destinations, venues, and tools for consideration by May 1.

Convene's editorial staff will only consider those nominated by the industry and will select a top five in each of 10 categories.  Those winners will be featured in the magazine's inaugural August issue.

"The 'Best of the Industry' article will recognize and highlight what our industry has to offer and serve as a resource for meeting professionals as they plan their events throughout the coming year," said Convene Editor in Chief Michelle Russell. "By combining reader input with the unbiased research of our staff, this will be a 'must-read' feature of our first-ever August issue."

Nominations can be made at http://svy.mk/Iq1dYS.  The deadline to nominate has been extended to May 1.

Categories include:

  • Best Technology Tool for Meeting Professionals
  • Best Venue Initiative
  • Best Destination Video
  • Best Place for Small Meetings
  • Best Off-site Venue
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best CSR Initiative
  • Best Food & Beverage
  • Best High-Tech Property
  • Best Hotel Space (includes lobbies, meeting space, spas, fitness centers, etc.)

Anyone in the industry - whether planner or supplier - can nominate any number of their favorites in any categories.  Each person who makes a nomination will be entered into a drawing for an iPad 3.

Due to increasing demand, it was announced last fall that Convene would publish a full August issue for the first time in 2012 in addition to the magazine's regular Meeting Sites, Cities, and Services directory.  The inaugural issue will feature all of Convene's regularaward-winning editorial, in addition to the "Best of the Industry" feature.

Convene now reaches 32,900 qualified industry meeting professional readers 12 times per year.

For more information about the magazine - and to browse its archives - visit www.pcma.org/convene

Industry professionals with questions about nominating for the "Best of the Industry" Awards can contact Mona Simon, PCMA Director, Partner Relations & Advertising, at 312.423.7244 or msimon@pcma.org.

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About Professional Convention Management Association:
PCMA is the multi-channel professional resource and premier educator for leaders in the meetings, conventions, events and trade show industries. PCMA provides their 6,300 members with a community of likeminded colleagues, innovative education and creative global solutions to enhance both their professional development and their organization's face-to-face and virtual connections. Headquartered in Chicago, PCMA has 17 chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico with members in more than 35 countries. For additional information, please visit the PCMA Web site at pcma.org.

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