Credit Union National Association's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference was attended by a record 4,400 participants. Among featured speakers were former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), and other national legislators.
Continuing to dispel the notion that hybrid events cannibalize face- to-face events, Professional Convention Management Association 2014 Convening Leaders meeting broke attendance records both in-person this January in Boston as well as through its hybrid virtual event. The final total for hybrid and f2f to was 4,949 – 877 people via hybrid only and 4,072 face-to-face only. In addition, 76 face-to-face participants attended both in person and through the hybrid virtual event, raising the complete hybrid audience to 953.
In its annual Adrian Awards, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International presented 46 Gold Adrian Awards in advertising, 87 in digital marketing and 130 in public relations. Platinum winners were selected from the most outstanding Gold Award entries, and the show’s highest merit winners, Best of Show, were chosen from the Platinum frontrunners. The Adrian Awards honor programs in the travel and hospitality marketing industry. For a complete list of winners, click here.