Press Release

Stella Awards Recognizes PRA

Honorees Represent Organizations that Deliver Excellence, Quality, Service and Innovation in Business Events Industry

Chicago, IL

November 6, 2018

Today, Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, announced the 2018 Stella Awards.  PRA was named Best DMC in the Far West, Midwest and Northeast regions, according to Lori Cioffi, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Director for the Northstar Meetings Group.

Stella Awards spotlights the best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines, and cruise lines.

Nearly 10,000 votes from around the world were cast for 532 organizations, nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide. These thousands of votes combined with an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.  Winners were recognized for delivering overall excellence, 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.

“A Stella Award is the finest symbol of excellence for suppliers in the meetings industry,” said Cioffi. “Meeting planning is a methodical process, and attention to detail is a critical factor for success. We’ve brought that ethic to the Stella Awards. It’s a competitive, year-long nomination and evaluation process to identify and honor excellence in the meetings industry. This year’s winners are a stellar class.” 

 “It is an honor for our teams to be recognized through the Stella Awards, a recognition program which has quickly amassed deep peer engagement, which makes this recognition even more meaningful. That said, the real stars in this ecosystem are our thousands of clients and partners.” shared Tony Lorenz, CMM, Chief Executive Officer, PRA. “Business events serve as incredible drivers of targeted business outcome. When we get it right as a team, the events and related services we deliver move careers, businesses, and at times entire industries forward. Even in the middle of an extraordinary growth period at PRA, this recognition helps us appreciate the fact we tend to get it right, where it counts, in the view of the markets we serve.”

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

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