PRA, a leader in the business events industry, was named Best DMC and recognized with a Stella Award from Northstar Meetings Group, according to Loren Edelstein, vice president and content director. This marks the fourth consecutive year PRA has been honored with this prestigious award.
The Stella Awards honor excellence in the meetings industry. The program distinguishes suppliers from around the globe that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. Nearly 7,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 553 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 17 categories in six regions in the U.S. and worldwide. There were a total of 255 total winners and finalists for 2020.
“It is an honor for our teams to be recognized through the Stella Awards, a recognition program amassed with deep peer engagement, which makes 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,” says PRA CEO Mike Fiber (pictured right). “We’re thrilled to be named Best DMC for the fourth year in a row, signifying that we help deliver exceptional meetings and events that move hearts, minds and businesses forward.”
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 the distinguished Stella Award winners for 2020,” says Edelstein (pictured left). “All of the Stella finalists and winners represent excellence in the meetings and events industry as suppliers, and we’re thrilled to honor the best of the best—especially in a year when the industry has been impacted so significantly by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to the winners for supporting meetings and event planners around the world, and thank you for your commitment to quality, service and innovation.”
To celebrate, Northstar will present the first annual Stella Awards Virtual Showcase, which will be streamed live on Dec. 2, from 2-3:30 pm ET. The Stella Awards Virtual Showcase will feature the 2020 winners across all categories and provide perspective on the industry’s shared future. In addition, the program will support the Above and Beyond Foundation, which is providing urgent aid and grants to hospitality workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
To discover this year’s Stella Award winners click here, or to learn more about the awards program or to register for the Stella Awards Virtual Summit, click here. In addition, all Stella Award winners and finalists are featured in a special section in the November/December 2020 issues of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.
Headquartered in Chicago, PRA is a leading business event management firm, creating experiences which move hearts, minds, and businesses forward for in-person, digital or hybrid solutions. Through its ownership of events and communication agency One Smooth Stone, PRA offers end-to-end integrated creative, production and communication services 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 more info, visit PRA.com or email: email@example.com or follow them on their blog.