Miami Beach Convention Center Awarded Northstar's 2022 Stella Award, the Meeting Industry's Highest Honor

(MIAMI BEACH, FL) November 4, 2022 – The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is excited to announce its latest accomplishment, named one of the world’s best convention centers by Northstar Meetings Group in their 2022 Stella Awards. The Miami Beach Convention Center has been awarded a Silver Stella Award as a Best Convention Center in the Southeast U.S. 

Just announced this week, the list includes a total of 220 organizations considered the best around the globe for consistently delivering quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals. This year marks the 6th Annual Stella Awards that determine the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs, and DMCs. This year, nearly 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 561 destinations, hotels, and service providers nominated in 16 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of the staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience. 

“Congratulations to all on this prestigious list. This was a total team effort, and we could not be prouder and more humbled to have received the meeting industry’s highest honor,” said Freddie Peterson, General Manager of the MBCC. “Our first-class venue in a world-class destination is a product of the unwavering dedication and commitment of our MBCC teams, contract partners, and the teams at the City of Miami Beach and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. As always, it’s all about delivering exceptional events, driving excellence in customer service and venue management while creating memorable experiences.” 

Re-imagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, four junior ballrooms, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, approximately 800 roof deck parking spaces, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program and a six-acre (Pride Park) and three-acre (Collins Canal Park) public green spaces that can serve as incremental event space. The MBCC Campus includes two new event spaces: Venu, a space for elegant private events and upscale meetings, and The Rum Room, a 1920s restaurant with an enticing tapas-style menu and local South Florida rums. The MBCC is proud to have earned Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation, the gold standard for facilities and venues worldwide, and LEED® Silver Certification as part of the venue’s $620-million-dollar expansion project, which includes many environmentally friendly features.   

Managed by OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, the MBCC regularly hosts some of the world’s most talked-about events—like Art Basel Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, the largest boat and yacht event in the world. 

More information can be found on the Northstar Meetings Group website at

The Miami Beach Convention Center is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit or follow Miami Beach Convention Center on Facebook and @miamibeachcc on Instagram.