Congratulations to our fellow finalists and winners in the Stella Awards! It is with great pleasure that CSI DMC would like to announce our participation in the inaugural Stella Awards, recognizing organizations around the globe that excel in their delivery of quality services and innovation in the event and meeting industry. CSI DMC has been internationally recognized for producing exceptional events and experiences over the course of our thirty years, and it is a pleasure to receive this recognition as an industry leader.

Hosted by the Northstar Meetings Group, the 2017 Stella Awards includes 85 winners and 133 finalists, representing the very best destination management companies, convention and visitor bureaus, hotels, convention centers, conference centers, destination marketing organizations, airlines and cruise lines.  David Blansfield, Executive Vice President and group publisher of Northstar Meetings Group, shared his congratulations this week, “Being acknowledged with a Stella Award is a seal of excellence, signifying the hotel or supplier delivers an exceptional meetings experience.”  Lori Cioffi, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Director for Northstar Meetings Group, said, “Planners can refer with confidence to the Stella Awards list when choosing services and locations for their upcoming meetings. These honorees are standouts and all have demonstrated their commitment to helping planners pull off a flawless event.”

The Stella Award’s recognition of the CSI DMC team noted our expertise as a leading supplier and Best DMC for the Northeast and Midwest markets in the United States. This spotlight and profile of our work was acknowledged after reviewing our best industry practices in professionalism of staff, technology innovations, green initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. After nominations closed in May 2017, finalists in each category were determined by meeting planners during an open voting period. 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 In addition, all Stella Award winners and finalists are featured in a special supplement in the November issues of Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings.