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Convene Receives 2018 Stella Award for Best Conference Center

Posted November 6, 2018 By Jenna Wollemann

Convene’s premium meeting, event, and work space at 333 South Grand in Downtown LA receives prestigious recognition from Northstar Meetings Group

November 6, 2018 – Convene, the nation’s fastest-growing network of premium meeting, event, and flexible workspaces, was named a winner of the prestigious 2nd Annual Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group. Convene’s 333 South Grand Location in the Wells Fargo Center in Downtown Los Angeles was named the Best Conference Center – Far West Region. The full list of winners, finalists and their profiles can be found at NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com/Stellas.

Nearly 10,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 532 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 18 categories in six regions in the United States and worldwide, spotlighting the very best hotels, convention centers, conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, destination marketing organizations, destination management companies, airlines, and cruise lines. Winners were recognized for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, technology innovations, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

“A Stella Award is the finest symbol of excellence for suppliers in the meetings industry,” said Lori Cioffi, senior vice president and chief content director for the Northstar Meetings Group. “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.”

“Convene is thrilled and humbled to be recognized as a Stella Awards winner for the Best Conference Center in the Far West,” says Regional VP of Operations for the West Coast at Convene. “Being new to the West Coast, we look forward to expanding our Meetings and WorkPlace experience in other cities on the West Coast.”

After nominations closed in April 2018, finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period during which nearly 10,000 unique votes were tallied. Winners were then selected by an expert panel of judges overseen by the editors of Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.


About Convene
Convene (www.convene.com) is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, with plans to expand globally. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Startups, one of America’s fastest growing companies and Best Workplaces of 2018 by Inc. Magazine, and the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.


About Northstar Meetings Group
Northstar Meetings Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the business meetings, events, sports and incentives market, including full-time and part-time meeting planners, as well as corporate, association, sports and not-for-profit decision-makers, and incentive professionals, facilitating their professional development and achievement of business goals. Its influential brands – Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive and SportsTravel – currently serve over 350,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products. For more information, please visit northstarmeetingsgroup.com.


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