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Who’s News for October 27, 2023

Special Events industry news

Awards and Accolades

Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for Washington, DC announced that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the recipient of a Silver Stella Award for being the best convention center in the Northeast region by Northstar Meetings Group. The Stella Awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) and destination management companies (DMCs) that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.  

PRA, a leader in the Business Events industry, was named Best Destination Management Company (DMC) and recognized with a Stella Award from Northstar Meetings Group. PRA was among 242 organizations from around the globe being honored for consistently delivering quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. This marks the 7th consecutive year PRA has been named Best Destination Management Company.

The list of winners, finalists, and profiles can be found at  

Hot off the Press

Today, the Events Industry Council (EIC) invites global business event professionals to participate in a survey that will help inform the evolution the Certified Meeting Professional standards and exam. The survey is available here through November 12th. Since 1985, the CMP program has enhanced the profession as well as the knowledge and performance of meeting professionals globally, creating a community of dedicated lifelong learners leading and modeling the way for all. Its purpose is to promote the value and standing of the meeting profession and develop constant standards of practice. Current CMPs will receive 1 CE for completing the survey. This credit will appear in their CMP profile if their name and email are provided upon completion of the survey. 

Products on the Market

Nanolumens, world-class innovators of visionary dvLED experiences, is proud to announce the addition of a 4K version of its Captivate Series, an easy to buy, easy to install complete LED display solution designed to simplify installation and ease user control. Captivate sets a new standard for LED all-in-one displays and the new Captivate 4K model is ideal for applications that require higher resolution to visualize the finest details. This revolutionary product series is available in four unique sizes, ranging from 120-180 inches, offering customers the flexibility to choose the perfect size for their specific environment. 

Look My Table, the dynamic and visionary collaboration between INSTENT, the innovative tent manufacturer, and SINOTEC, the European leader in event furniture, emerged as the standout success story of the 2023 ARA Show.The American Rental Association (ARA) Show, held in Orlando, is a premier event for the equipment and event rental industry. This year, Look My Table proudly presented its cutting-edge products and solutions to a captivated audience of industry professionals and enthusiasts. The buzz surrounding Look My Table began well before the event and only intensified during the show.For more information about Look My Table and their offerings, visit

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