Koncept Events Named Best DMC, Southeast Two Years in a Row
November 7th marks a special day for Koncept Events. In 2007, KE officially launched with their first program. Now, 11 years later, we’ve been given the BEST anniversary present. Koncept Events was named Stella Awards’ Best DMC in the Southeast for the second year in a row! This is an even higher honor, because it was all thanks to YOUR votes were were even named a finalist. We could not be more proud of our team who consistently provides cutting edge design and flawless execution to our clients and with this win, it shows you are loving the results. Thank you to all of the meeting planners and industry fans who voted for us. This is an award we could not be more proud of!
Below is the official press release with more information on the Stella Awards, organized by Northstar Meetings Group.
Northstar Meetings Group and its leading brands, Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings, announced the 2018 recipients of the 2nd Annual Stella Awards. A total of 294 organizations from around the globe were honored for consistently delivering quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. The 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.”
”Kudos go to the winners for being recognized by such a broad community of planners,” said David Blansfield, executive vice president and group publisher for Northstar Meetings Group. “The real value of the Stellas, though, is not just to those who are being recognized for their excellence, but to the tens of thousands of other planners who look to their peers for recommendations and advice. If you want to go with the best, the Stellas truly provide an objective, curated and credible majority view.” 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. To discover this year’s Stella Award winners or to learn more about the awards program, please visit https://www.NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com/Stellas. In addition, all Stella Award winners and finalists are featured in a special supplement in the November 2018 issues of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.