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PRA Recognized with Stella Award as Best DMC

PRA, a leader in the Business Events industry, was named Best DMC and recognized with a Stella Award (#StellaAwards2019) from Northstar Meetings Group, according to Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director.  This marks the third consecutive year PRA has been presented with this prestigious award.

“It is an honor for our teams to be recognized through the Stella Awards, a recognition program which has quickly amassed deep peer engagement, making this acknowledgment even more meaningful. This recognition helps us appreciate the fact we tend to get it right, where it counts, in the view of the clients we serve. This honor belongs to them as well.” shared Mike Fiber, Chief Executive Officer, PRA. “We’re thrilled to be named Best DMC as a seal of excellence, signifying that we help deliver exceptional meetings that move hearts, minds and businesses forward.”

The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry and spotlights suppliers from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. Winners include the very best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitors’ bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines and cruise lines.

This year, nearly 10,000 votes from around the world were cast for 508 organizations, nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. There were a total of 278 total winners and finalists for 2019. Winners were selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings. Honorees represent organization that deliver overall excellence, quality, service and innovation and other critical aspects of business events.

With the broadest owned system of offices in the Americas, PRA was honored for consistently delivering exceptional value to business event professionals, and the organizations they collectively serve.

“Congratulations to this year’s winners for being recognized by such a broad community of planners, and then by our judges. They set a standard all suppliers in our industry seek to achieve,” said Edelstein. “A Stella Award is the finest symbol of excellence for suppliers in the meetings industry.”

To discover this year’s Stella Award winners or to learn more about the awards program, please visit the Northstar Meetings Group site.


Headquartered in Chicago with 28 offices throughout North America, PRA is a leading business event management firm,

creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated creative, production and communication solutions aligned with business events.

PRA blends Passion, Reach and Authenticity to consistently deliver incomparable experiences that engage participants and exceed business goals.

PRA’s reach runs deep, delivering value to millions of participants over nearly 40 years in every major destination across North America and beyond.  For information on our complete portfolio of services, please visit or email: Follow PRA on our blog or any of our social media sites.

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