By MARTY STEFFENS
PHOENIX – A record number of sponsors and exhibitors took part in the 50th annual SABEW conference and gala in Washington April 4-6. As of late February, commitments topped $150,000, which will help fund SABEW educational, training and operations.
Bloomberg News was once again a lead sponsor for the three-day conference held at the Marvin Conference Center at George Washington University. Other lead sponsors included the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, National Endowment for Financial Education and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Other returning conference sponsors were the Goldschmidt Family Foundation, Financial Times, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, McClatchy Newspapers, Google, Grupo Salinas, and B2BCFO.
New sponsors included AOL, the University of Maryland, the Los Angeles Times and the American Institute of CPAs.
Bloomberg and Reuters were lead sponsors for the gala dinner on April 6 at the historic Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Other galas sponsors were Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and AOL.
About 20 companies exhibited at the conference, including Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medicare News Group, B2BCFO, Associated Press, National Endowment for Financial Education, NeighborhoodWorks, IESE, BusinessWire and the Rotman School of Management in Toronto.
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