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Tampa Convention Center Nominated for Best Convention Center for 2nd Consecutive Year

Tampa Convention Center is proud to announce that it has been nominated for Best Convention Center (Regional – Southeast U.S.) in the prestigious Stella Awards for the second year in a row. The center won the gold medal, the top honor, for this category in 2023.

“We are humbled to once again be in the running for best convention center in the Southeast region,” said David Ingram, Tampa Convention Center Executive Director. “Earning gold last year showed that we are a first-class facility, and our team members, including our valued service partners, have been motivated to continue maintaining these high standards of service.”

The Stella Awards are the meetings industry’s highest honor, recognizing convention centers, conference centers, hotels, and other event suppliers that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. 2024 marks the 8th year for the awards, which are presented by Northstar Meetings Group.

The public can vote for the Tampa Convention Center from April 3 until May 3 here: https://stellaawards.secure-platform.com/a/gallery/rounds/15/details/14032

Northstar Meetings Group received a record-breaking 1,000 nominations this year, making it the most competitive Stella Awards to date. The Tampa Convention Center is among seven nominees being considered for the title of Best Convention Center in the Southeast U.S.

About Tampa Convention Center

Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center offers sparkling waterfront views, 600,000 square feet of transformable event spaces, and state-of-the-art amenities for event and meeting planners. The venue was named among 20 Centers of Excellence by Exhibitor Magazine, which features North America's best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events and was selected as a winner in ConventionSouth's 2023 Readers' Choice Awards. The Tampa Convention Center achieved 2024 Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation for cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention. The facility is set to host a record number of large, citywide events in 2024. It is expected to bring an estimated economic impact of nearly $136 million dollars and more than 354,000 attendees to the City of Tampa over the year.
The Tampa Convention Center partners with several companies to provide high-quality event services to exhibitors, including Aramark for food and beverage, Edlen for utilities, Encore for audiovisual and rigging, Sentry Event Services for security, Smart City for Internet and telecommunications, and The UPS Store for shipping, printing, branding, and signs.
To learn more about the Tampa Convention Center, go to www.TheTampaCC.com.

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 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. The company's influential brands -- Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Associations Meetings International, Meetings & Incentive Travel, Meeting News, Incentive and Sports Travel -- currently serve over 500,000 active meeting and event planners and incentive professionals, across an integrated suite of data, digital, events and print products.
For more information, please visit www.NorthstarMeetingsGroup.com.