Silver Platter Event Award

2014 Winner: Hyatt Place San Jose

2013 Winner: Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley

2011 and 2012 Winners: Hilton San Jose

SVBTA Silver Platter Award

The Association shall bestow its Silver Platter award in recognition of the venue that hosted the
best overall meeting experience for the membership of a general member meeting during the
year. Only venues with at least one (1) member in good standing at the time it hosts a general
member meeting during the calendar year shall be eligible for this award with no limit on the
number of times a venue may earn the award

The Programs department shall summarize the monthly meeting surveys for the Programs
Director to present to the Board of Directors by the last meeting of the year. Any meeting
surveys conducted after this initial summary shall be added and presented to the Board of
Directors at the annual Planning Session.

In addition to the survey summaries which primarily cover food and beverage quality and
service levels, the Programs department will provide logistical information about the meetings at the highest scoring venues to assist the Board in breaking ties. Additional comments that may be provided by the Programs department covering the meeting experience includes:

  1. Meeting room and reception area décor
  2. Venue layout and logistics for the meeting
  3. Ease of working with sales/catering both pre- and post-meeting
  4. Services and amenities provided above and beyond standard hosting requirements
  5. The extent to which the venue enhanced the meeting experience

The venue selected each year shall be presented with an engraved award by the President and
Programs Director on behalf of the membership in the first quarter of the following year. The
venue will be added to a list of past recipients maintained on the SVBTA website.