July 31, 2012



Dear Colleagues,

The entire Successful Meetings team, and the meetings industry, thanks you once again – for stepping up and supporting the industry’s finest. The 2013 Pinnacle Awards have been announced – celebrating hospitality excellence by identifying the convention and visitor bureaus, hotels, and conference centers that set the standard for others to follow.

Once again, what makes the 2013 Pinnacle Awards most significant to the honored winners is that they are selected by you, the loyal readers of Successful Meetings, based upon your individual ‘successful’ meeting experiences.

Relying on the right partners to host your event, and support the needs of your attendees, is an important decision you make whenever you commit to bring a group together. When you choose the right CVB, hotel or conference center, those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence and an understanding of what success requires, your attendees will notice …and you will experience the results of a job well-done. And benefit from the acknowledgments from your peers – as is the case with the 2013 Pinnacle winners.

Thanks to all of our readers who voted and congratulations to all of the winners!

When planning your next meeting, I encourage you to start here...

And we, thank you for your continued support.


John L. DeCesare

Publisher, Successful Meetings